The Biggest Loser, Alison Sweeney
The Biggest Loser has had its share of inspirational success stories, but this cycle aims for a whole new level of drama. This season is all about "second chances": Abbey, who lost her husband and children in a tragedy, and Daniel, the former heaviest contestant in Biggest Loser history, returning to finish the journey he began, are among this season's contestants. Alison Sweeney, soap star and host of the reality weight-loss series, shared her thoughts about Season 8 with TVGuide.com and explained why health and fitness have become so important in her own life.
TVGuide.com: This season's theme is "second chances." What sets it apart from the past seven seasons?
Alison Sweeney: Each season is a different experience [because] it's all based on the contestants. We're saying "second chances" because it's just that — the Biggest Loser campus is a second chance at life and health for them. And [former contestant]...
There's currently no end in sight for Jon & Kate Plus 8: Kate Gosselin said on The View Monday that she won't quit the TLC series because she needs a paycheck — even though it doesn't pay her enough.
"Is anybody paid enough?" Kate said during her guest-hosting stint.
Filling in for Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who's on maternity leave, she gamely spoke about her family travails as part of the show's Hot Topic segment, defending ...
The MTV VMA Awards were kind of fantastic. It's a tough show to pull off: So much of the show's success depends on the quality of a given year's popular artists. So we lucked out this year with Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and a very skinny Eminem. Welcome to Top Moments, VMA edition.
See our list after the jump.
The fifth episode of Mad Men's third season wastes no time picking up the "circle of life" threads left dangling after Grandpa Gene's death. As Don and Betty deal with Sally's bad-behavior coping mechanism, the Drapers also welcome into their home a new bundle of joy (or more likely, annoyance, given what we've seen from those two as parents). The birth (or perhaps the drugs) does provide Betty an escape from her life of bitterness, but will it last? Meanwhile, back at Sterling Cooper, Pete suggests a risky new strategy to a less-than-pleased client and also goes to lunch with a familiar face.
The witching hour is upon us, folks! In the second-season finale of True Blood, Maryann's plan comes to a surprising conclusion, as both Bill and Sam make serious sacrifices to try to thwart her. But wait, there's a whole lot more, as the residents of Bon Temps, specifically Eggs, have much difficulty dealing with the messy, memory-challenged aftermath, during which Jason and Andy will make life-changing decisions.
The Queen reveals that she's the source of Eric's V-dealing operations, and she is none too pleased that Bill knows about it. Even with Maxine back to "normal," Hoyt and Jessica's relationship still has its challenges. And just when Bill and Sookie — who has begun to question whether she is even human — get ready for their happy ending, a juicy cliff-hanger postpones it... for at least a year, when we'll next see a new episode of Alan Ball's genius vampire fables. Sucks, doesn't it? (One last vampire pun for the road!)...
One Tree Hill - Robert Buckley
One Tree Hill has never suffered from a lack of pretty faces, and with lead actors Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton gone, a new batch of hotties has been ushered in. Front and center is Robert Buckley, who is mostly known for his shirtless stint on Lipstick Jungle as Kim Raver's boy toy and as JoAnna Garcia's love interest on Privileged. TVGuide.com spoke to Buckley about what it's like playing sports agent Clay, how he and his buddies became completely absorbed in the series, and how he's dealing with the CW show's rabid fan base.
TVGuide.com: Were you familiar with the Tree Hill's storylines when you signed on?
Robert Buckley: I had seen a couple of episodes, but I wasn't a weekly follower. I went in to meet the writers and I asked, "Do you maybe have some DVDs I could watch?" Twenty minutes later, someone comes up with a One Tree Hill backpack filled with all six seasons. Suffice it to say myself and Shantel [VanSanten] had a real crash course. I actually got pulled into the show...