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"...hopes to impress both her boss and a potential new client, agreeing to host a holiday party at her new home.
"Jack suggests Maya hire 'Owen' (David Hasselhoff), a Christmas consultant, to plan the party... and then the trouble begins..."
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- Michael Stevens
The Biggest Loser kept it in the family when it came time to find a new host. Veteran trainer Bob Harper will step into the gig after 16 seasons as a trainer. Harper is replacing longtime host Alison Sweeney. The soap star took over the gig from Caroline Rhea in 2007. In the trainer roles for season 17 are Dolvett Quince and Jennifer Widerstrom. Harper will continue to offer his training expertise to contestants throughout the season. Widerstrom and Quince will train eight contestant teams of two in a return to team versus team competition. Additional details about the new season, including twists, will be announced at a later date. "I'm super excited about taking the position of host on The Biggest »
The Biggest Loser is about to be on the hunt for a new host. Alison Sweeney is exiting the show ahead of its 17th season, E! News has confirmed. The Days of Our Lives Star began hosting the NBC reality series since 2007, when she took over from former host Caroline Rhea in season four and went on to host 13 seasons of inspiring transformations. Last season, Sweeney was joined on the show by trainers Bob Harper, Dolvett Quince, Jessie Pavelka, and Jennifer Widerstrom, after the departure of Jillian Michaels. Access Hollywood originally reported the news, along with a statement from NBC, which reads: "After an incredible run together, Alison Sweeney will not be »
Alison Sweeney, the longtime host of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” will depart the show after 13 seasons, TheWrap has confirmed. Sweeney began appearing on the show in 2007, succeeding comedian Caroline Rhea. No replacement has been chosen, and the show’s 17th season does not yet have a premiere date. The actress is best known to fans for playing Sami Brady on the NBC soap opera “Days of Our Lives” for over 20 years. She departed that show in Oct. 2014, but will return for the show’s upcoming 50th season on Nov. 8. Sweeney has also appeared on episodes of “St. Elsewhere,” “Friends, »
- Joe Otterson
Sweeney will not be present for the hit weight loss reality competition’s 17th season, which begins shooting this September.
Sweeney began hosting the show in 2007 with Season 4, and has been at the helm each season since. Prior, Caroline Rhea (“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”) was host.
In addition to her hosting duties on “Biggest Loser,” Sweeney is best known for playing Sami Brady on long-running soap opera “Days of Our Lives,” which she departed in 2014, after more than two decades. However, she will return for the soap’s 50th anniversary this November.
Besides the “Days” anniversary special, up next, Sweeney will star in Hallmark Channel’s “Love On the Air” on Sept. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Sweeney’s decision comes after hosting NBC’s inspirational weight-loss/competition series for 13 consecutive cycles, having replaced Caroline Rhea in Season 4.
Since joining Tbl in 2007, Sweeney has juggled the gig with her role as Days of Our Lives‘ Sami and the new Hallmark TV-movie franchise Murder She Baked. »
After a two-year absence from the bigscreen, Hugh Grant — who got involved in politics following the News of the World phone hacking scandal in 2011, which affected him and dozens of celebrity colleagues — is excited to make a comeback in the romantic comedy “The Rewrite.”
“It’s lovely to be back. I got involved in a big political campaign in Britain, which has devoured my life,” Grant, 54, told Variety at the film’s Cinema Society screening in New York on Tuesday night at the Landmark Sunshine Theater. “I also became a father. I keep having children. I can’t stop,” he quipped.
In “The Rewrite” — which premiered in the U.K. last October and will open in the U.S. on Friday — Grant plays an Oscar-winning Hollywood screenwriter-turned-reluctant professor at a small college, who comes to value self-worth over fame upon meeting a spirited single mom (Marisa Tomei). The movie, also »
- Paul Chi
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