OK, the Sundance Film Festival isn’t stooping to adult movie screenings just yet, but the festival was pretty excited to premiere a movie about pornography, so anything is possible. Actually, our friends at the Sundance Channel were also eager to share with us the photos from the premiere party (co-hosted by DirecTV), celebrating Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s writing and directing debut, Don Jon’s Addiction. He stars as the titular Jon, a Jersey boy who has no trouble picking up ladies as hot as Scarlett Johansson at the clubs, but for some reason still prefers watching porn to participating in the real deal. Tony Danza co-stars as his father — completing that 3rd Rock From the Sun/Who’s the Boss crossover fantasy you always had, right? — and Julianne Moore is a woman Jon meets at a night class.
Tony Danza (or maybe Judith Light) may have been the boss on Who’s The Boss, by Alyssa Milano was always the best. For those of you 90s babies out there, the gorgeous grownup actress that we all know today got her start as the adorable Samantha Micelli on the long running sitcom. Teen super-stardom soon followed, complete with a record deal, made for TV specials starring Jason Bateman, and shoulder rubbing with a baby Neil Patrick Harris, Corey Feldman and other Reagan-era royalty. Don’t believe us? We’ve got the evidence right here! She’s long since moved on to more “adult” roles on screens small and large. She appeared for two seasons on Melrose Place before finding a new generation of fans as Phoebe Halliwell on Charmed. Most recently, she was one of the approximately three billion A-listers who appeared in the rom-com to end all rom-coms, New Years Eve. It’s hard to believe, but Alyssa turns 40 years old today! To celebrate, we’ve decided to take a look back at 20 awesome throwback photos from her Who’s The Boss era. Enjoy!
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Today came the news that Angela Bower has been waiting 26 years to hear. Yes, we mean the character Angela, not actress Judith Light who portrayed her. She’s got her own thing going on. Unfortunately, the question of who is truly the boss may never be answered, now that Tony Danza is getting divorce. We blame Mona for this. We don’t know how and we don’t know why, but we’re sure she’s behind this. She always is.
According to TMZ, Danza cited “irreconcilable differences” in the filing; the couple separated in 2006 after twenty years of marriage, despite having two daughters Katherine and Emily. So…moving in with an attractive single mother with a couple of kids and a horny mom seems like a logical next step, right? Maybe not so much logical as “inevitable.” Certainly makes more sense then having Danza teach kids in a reality show with that name. We mean…
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Look, we know Mona wasn’t the instigator of every crazy scheme on Who’s the Boss? (counterpoint: yes, she was), but we ask you, who else could have made Tony Danza scream at a priest during a funeral? Apparently Danza became angry during the funeral of writer Philip Carlo, held last week at the Peter C. La Bella Funeral Home in Brooklyn. The service was also attended by Mickey Rourke and Danny Aiello among others, officially making this funeral identical to a weird sexy dream we once had but feel embarrassed talking about.
As Carlo’s eulogy went on, Danza apparently didn’t care for what the priest had to say, eventually interrupting the holy man to yell, “Excuse me, but this is not about you. It’s supposed to be about my friend, and if you can’t do that, maybe you should let someone else speak!'” We don’t blame Tony for becoming upset, given that Carlo was one of his closest friends. Besides, who hasn’t been to a funeral where they just wanted to stand up and go psycho on the priest, right? Or a wedding? or a baptism? Oh, just us, then.
Said an eyewitness, “People were stunned, while the priest was visibly shaken. He tried talking about Carlo before quickly wrapping things up. Danza took over and eulogized Carlo with memories from their younger days.” We hope the pastor didn’t feel too bad. And in the end, Phillip Carlo got something we would all want to have, but so few of us ever will: an impassioned speech on our behalf by a riled-up Tony Danza. [Photos: Getty Images]
The A&E upfronts for the network’s upcoming 2010-2011 season were chock full of people we thought would be blissfully living in obscurity by now. Alas, there are more than enough actor/singer/comedians out there willing to do a reality show to cling to what fame they have left and they are all on A&E this year. Lest you think we’d be rid of Tony Danza, Bob Saget, William Shatner and David Hasselhoff by now, you are sorely mistaken.
Saget will be appearing in a travel show called Strange Days With Bob Saget, where the comedian will travel in search of “subcultures on which to riff,” which sounds to us like he’s going to look for like, tanorexic vegans who live in treehouses and then make fun of them. David Hasselhoff’s unnamed new show will feature his daughters’ and their attempts at music careers (paging Brooke and Hulk Hogan). And Danza will star in Teach: Tony Danza which chronicles Danza’s aspirations to teach high school. As much as we’re lamenting the death of scripted television, we’d still rather watch any of these than have to sit through an episode of Full House.
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You know how Tony Danza has never not played a character named “Tony”? Well, as long as you’re comfortable with that, get ready for Danza’s latest television venture – a reality show starring Tony Danza as Tony Danza. A&E has enlisted the actor to participate in an upcoming fall show called “Teach” where he will actually be an English teacher to a 10th grade class in Pennsylvania. Danza is excited for he role, saying, “I can tap-dance, but I don’t know if I can make kids learn yet.” Great?
While the show might have potential, Philadelphia Daily News columnist Ronnie Polaneczky criticized it by saying exactly what we’re all thinking, that it’s odd to allow “an unemployed sitcom actor who wants to kick-start his stalled career” to teach in a real public school. Might make for a great college essay though: “The year I found out who the boss really was.”
It was totally Mona. [Photo: GettyImages]