People names Jolie its most beautiful

LOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- People magazine has named pregnant actress/humanitarian Angelina Jolie its 2006 World's Most Beautiful person.

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Kirstie Alley loses 50 lbs and TV show?

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Kirstie Alley says her 50-pound weight loss could mean the end of her Showtime comedy "Fat Actress."

'Fat Actress' on fast track to home video

LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- Showtime is rushing its new Kirstie Alley series "Fat Actress" to DVD to capitalize on the cable TV show's unusually high public awareness.

Kirstie Alley show raises concern

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- The Seattle-based National Eating Disorders Association is not amused by Kirstie Alley's new TV series, "Fat Actress."

Alley answers critics with 'Fat Actress'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Fed up with snide remarks about her weight gain, Kirstie Alley is responding with a parody of herself in the upcoming "Fat Actress" comedy on Showtime.

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Kirstie Alley spoofs herself on new show

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Kirstie Alley, star of the comedy "Fat Actress," is also the new star client for Jenny Craig -- something scriptwriters have turned into a running joke.

Long, Alley to return to TV comedy

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- Former "Cheers" actresses Kirstie Alley and Shelly Long are planning returns to U.S. television comedy, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

Pier 1 features 'Queer Eye' star in ads

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 11 (UPI) -- "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" designer Thom Filicia is featured in a new ad campaign for U.S. home furnishings retailer Pier 1 Imports.

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The greatest sitcom of all time?

WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Happy Christmas! Or are you not happy? Are you "celebrating" the holidays alone? Are you ill and house-ridden? Or are you "looking forward" to a gray January po
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Kirstie Alley
Actress Kirstie Alley appears at New York's Barnes and Noble bookstore on 3/3/05 to promo her new tome "How to Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life" (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Kirstie Louise Alley (born January 12, 1951) is an American actress known for her role in the TV show Cheers, in which she played Rebecca Howe from 1987–1993, winning an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1991. She is also known for her role in the Look Who's Talking film series as Mollie Ubriacco.

Kirstie Alley was born in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Lillian Mickie (née Heaton), a homemaker, and Robert Deal Alley, who owned a lumber company. She has two siblings, Colette and Craig. Alley attended Wichita Southeast High School and became a cheerleader, graduating in 1969. She attended college at Kansas State University in 1969. In 1981, a car accident caused by a drunk driver killed her mother and left her father seriously injured. Her father eventually recovered. Kirstie came to Los Angeles to work as an interior designer and appeared as a contestant on the popular game show Match Game, where she won multiple games. She also appeared on the game show Password Plus in 1980.

Alley has won two Emmy Awards during her career. Her first two nominations for her work on Cheers did not earn her the award, but her third, in 1991, garnered her the statuette for that series. In her speech, she thanked then-husband Parker Stevenson "for giving me the big one for the last eight years".

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