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Monthly Archive: February 2011



February 2011



C. Thomas Howell Interview: 80s Movie Icon Returns to the Spotlight in TNT's 'Southland'

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C Thomas Howell

Born December 7, 1966, actor/director Christopher Thomas Howell, usually credited as C. Thomas Howell, was earmarked as one of the promising young actors in the mid 1980s after his performance in the teen coming-of-age film The Outsiders. Other films followed including a role in Tank portraying the son of James Garner and Shirley Jones and Howell reunited with The Outsiders’ co-star Patrick Swayze in Grandview, U.S.A. and Red Dawn in 1984. He again starred as the lead role in Secret Admirer, The Hitcher, and Soul Man. “People, thank God, are wiling to take a risk on me as a performer. […]



February 2011



Alison Sweeney Interview: 'The Biggest Loser' and 'Days of Our Lives' Star on Her Book 'The Mommy Diet'

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Alison Sweeney

Busy actress Alison Sweeney is best known for her portrayal of Samantha “Sami” Gene Brady (1993-present) on the long running NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives. In 2007 she also became the host of the reality weight competition game show The Biggest Loser. In December 2010, the California native released The Mommy Diet, a book that helps moms-to-be stay fit, positive, and pampered during pregnancy then steers them through a healthy recovery after the baby is born. Sweeney shares many tips, personal anecdotes, nutrition advice, exercises and recipes in this warm, funny guide that takes the reader from pregnancy […]