Today: Alison Sweeney The Star Attraction & Living a Healthy Lifestyle

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Today: Alison Sweeney New Novel The Star Attraction 

Actress Alison Sweeney from Days Of Our Lives and The Biggest Loser came by Today May 14 2013 to talk about her new novel The Star Attraction. Alison Sweeney said she wrote the book because she liked to keep busy and she thought writing the book was a lot of fun and very fulfilling. She said it’s the kind of book she really liked to read. She wrote it so people could have something fun to read at the beach.

Today: Alison Sweeney The Star Attraction & Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Alison Sweeney came by the Today Show May 14 2013 to talk about her new novel The Star Attraction, living a healthy lifestyle and being on the cover of Shape magazine. (image credit: s_bukley / Shutterstock.com)

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Alison Sweeney’s Book Is Relatable

The novel is about an actress and Al Roker wondered how much of her is in the main character. She said that they always say write what you know, so she based the character on herself. “She’s really relatable. She’s klutzy like I am and she maybe does the wrong thing,” she said. She said she had a lot of insight into real things that happened on the red carpet or doing appearances on Today. She also gives some behind-the-scenes stuff on how to keep things out of the press.

Alison Sweeney: Who Is Billy Fox?

Billy Fox is the name of a character in the book who is an A-list actor in Hollywood. Al Roker wondered if he was based on someone.

“Obviously I work with incredibly good-looking guys, so Billy Fox is a combination of some of the wonderful men I have the pleasure of working with at Days Of Our Lives. But also I sort of saw a young Brad Pitt in him,” Sweeney said.

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Alison Sweeney Shape Magazine

Alison Sweeney is on the cover of this month’s Shape in a bright red bikini. Natalie Morales said it’s her second cover and asked her about keeping the 30 pounds off that she lost after having a baby. She said it wasn’t about getting ready for one photoshoot, it was about “being the best that you can be at any time in your life.” She said she tried to live a healthy life as a role model for her daughter.

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