Alyssa MilanoLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 11/14/18 at 10:03PM EST
Michael Avenatti arrested for alleged domestic violence
Source: The Daily Beast
The Stormy Daniels attorney, who became a cable news fixture earlier this year, was taken into custody after a woman with "visible injuries" filed a criminal complaint. TMZ inititially reported that his "estranged wife" filed the complaint, but she later released a statement denying he hit her. After his release, Avenatti said: "I have never been physically abusive in my life nor was I last night. Any accusations to the contrary are fabricated and meant to do harm to my reputation. I look forward to being fully exonerated.” ALSO: Alyssa Milano disavows Avenatti following his arrest.
Posted Friday 11/09/18 at 1:22PM EST
Mike Fleiss: Pray for The Bachelor and Bachelorette mansion
"Pray for Malibu— and
#TheBachelor Mansion," tweeted The Bachelor creator. The Woolsey Fire that is currently raging and causing mass evacuations is affecting the Los Angeles suburb of Agoura Hills, where The Bachelor mansion is located. ALSO: Alyssa Milano and Rainn Wilson are among celebrities who've had to evacuate.
Posted Thursday 10/25/18 at 1:26PM EDT
Alyssa Milano talks Insatiable backlash, says she would might leave the Georgia-shot show if Republican Brian Kemp is elected governor
Citing reports that Kemp, Georgia's secretary of state, is suppressing the vote, Milano tells Vulture: "If this man is elected I am going to have a very hard time going back to Insatiable and feeding their economy with my industry, and I would also hope that the 20 other productions that are in Georgia would also find it to be very difficult to go back there and feed their economy with such blatant voter suppression." Milano also addresses the backlash to Insatiable, saying she was surprised by the trailer, which she found not at all indicative of the show. "Honestly — and this might not be what people want to hear that did protest so hard against the show — I personally feel like the protest helped because it created this hype around it so that people had to say, 'Oh, I need to check this out and make sure it’s as bad as I think it is for 90 seconds,'" she adds. "And once people gave it an opportunity and realized that it was so much more, I mean the show was huge for Netflix, we got picked up within a month." Milano also discusses the Charmed reboot, saying "we were all incredibly hurt by the way in which it went down and how we were not included in the process from the beginning." Would she make a cameo on the reboot? "That ship has sailed," she says.
Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 9:35PM EDT
Charmed boss regrets not reaching out to the original cast members
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"In retrospect, you wish that we had all had conversations and had reached out," says showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman. "I do, (at least,) only because of all of the feelings that got excavated once that happened. Then you look back and you realize, this was such a huge part of their lives for so long, of course they're feeling like, 'Oh my gosh, it's being taken in a direction without me.' But hindsight is 20/20. We understand their feelings, and at the same time we want to give these women — who are starring in the reboot and who have really strong voices — an opportunity to be the heroes of the story, and an opportunity to do their version of the show. It’s always tricky when you take a property that has existed and, I can only speak for myself, but I just wasn’t fully aware of all of the deep, emotional ties and the feelings that came out of that — really human feelings. So I would like to do better if there’s better rebooting in my future, who knows." ALSO: 10 times the Charmed premiere honored the original series.
Posted Sunday 9/30/18 at 6:30AM EDT
Matt Damon was the perfect choice to play SNL's Brett Kavanaugh
Source: The Daily Beast
"SNL had a tall order in the opening of its 44th season premiere," says Matt Wilstein. "They had to introduce a brand new character, Brett Kavanaugh, who has never appeared on the show before but has become indelible in the minds of Americans after his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee just two days (before)." Damon, he says, "absolutely nailed" the U.S. Supreme Court justice nominee, playing him "even more fired-up than the real thing." Kate McKinnon was terrific, too, as Sen. Lindsey Graham. Wilstein adds: "By casting Damon, who is unlikely to pull an Alec Baldwin and return week after week, perhaps SNL is predicting that we won’t be seeing much more of Kavanaugh after this coming week’s FBI investigation."
- Pete Davidson's romance with Ariana Grande was brought up multiple times in the season premiere
- Adam Driver was an odd choice to kick off Season 44 -- he only appeared in four live sketches other than the monologue
- Driver's performance as oil baron Abraham H. Parnassus was almost Oscar-worthy
- Alyssa Milano's cardboard cutout SNL cameo is now her Twitter wallpaper
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar praises Rachel Dratch's impersonation of her
# TOPICS: Saturday Night Live, NBC, Adam Driver, Alyssa Milano, Amy Klobuchar, Ariana Grande, Brett Kavanaugh, Kate McKinnon, Lindsey Graham, Matt Damon, Pete Davidson, Rachel Dratch, U.S. Senate, U.S. Supreme Court
Posted Thursday 9/27/18 at 1:43PM EDT
Alyssa Milano attends Kavanaugh hearing
Source: New York Post
The Insatiable star attended today's U.S. Senate hearing in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as a guest of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
Posted Monday 9/24/18 at 10:05AM EDT
Alyssa Milano reveals she was sexually assaulted as a teen
In response to President Trump tweeting that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford should've come forward with her alleged assault 36 years ago, Milano wrote an essay on Vox explaining why it took her so long to come forward. "It took me years after my assault to voice the experience to my closest friends," Milano wrote. "It took me three decades to tell my parents that the assault had even happened. I never filed a police report. I never told officials. I never tried to find justice for my pain because justice was never an option. For me, speaking up meant reliving one of the worst moments of my life. It meant recognizing my attacker’s existence when I wanted nothing more than to forget that he was allowed to walk on this Earth at all. This is what every survivor goes through. Telling our stories means being vulnerable to public attacks and ridicule when our only 'crime' was to be assaulted in the first place."
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 10:18PM EDT
Alyssa Milano wore a Handmaid's Tale outfit at a protest against President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick
"Never Kavanaugh, never Gilead," read Milano's sign from an anti-Brett Kavanaugh protest in Phoenix over the weekend.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 8:43AM EDT
Alyssa Milano wishes the Charmed reboot would've approached the original cast
"I wish that they would have come to us and we would have been involved since the beginning," Milano tells Entertainment Tonight. "But having said that, I do hope that it reaches the newer generation and impacts that generation the way ours was able to do for its generation." Would she be willing to make a cameo or direct an episode? "I don't think so," she says. "I think that that ship has sailed for me." ALSO: Why is Target still selling original Charmed dolls?
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:13PM EDT
Alyssa Milano defends Netflix's Insatiable amid fat-shaming backlash
Source: E! Online
The trailer for the Debby Ryan-led revenge comedy has sparked a social media outcry slamming its "fat-shaming narrative." There is even a petition calling on Netflix to cancel the series. Milano was especially taken to task for being the "face of the Women's Movement" while starring in a show that is perceived to be promoting the objectification of women's bodies. "We are not shaming Patty," Milano tweeted in response, referring to Ryan's character. "We are addressing (through comedy) the damage that occurs from fat shaming. I hope that clears it up."
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 1:20PM EDT
Debby Ryan's Insatiable series gets a Netflix premiere date and teaser
Alyssa Milano and Dallas Roberts also star on the twisted revenge comedy in which Ryan plays a bullied former overweight teen who plans to get revenge on her tormentors.
Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 7:07PM EDT
Lifetime orders three Kim Raver-produced TV movies on Jane Green novels, including one starring Alyssa Milano
The three films will be based on author Jane Green's bestselling novels: Tempting Fate, To Have and To Hold and Family Pictures. Milano will star in Tempting Fate, the first movie to be made. “Jane Green’s novels are addictive, fun, juicy and wise – just like a great Lifetime Movie – so to bring the two genres together is incredibly thrilling,” says Lifetime executive Tanya Lopez. “With Kim set to direct and Alyssa as the star to kick off the first of the series by Jane, it is the perfect trifecta.”
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 6:12AM EDT
Holly Marie Combs got in a Twitter fight with a Charmed reboot executive producer
The original Charmed star traded barbs with Brad Silberling, who directed the Charmed reboot pilot for The CW, after he said it would've been tough to reunite the original cast. "That's both inaccurate and untrue. But you do you boo," Combs shot back, later adding: "Suck it Brad. Really." Former Charmed star Alyssa Milano also weighed in, tweeting: "I know what is both accurate and true—nothing would make me happier than reuniting with these strong, talented, powerful women." When the Charmed reboot trailer came out last week, Combs told The Huffington Post: "I hope the new show is far better than the marketing, so the true legacy does remain."
Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 1:51PM EDT
A Sandra Day O'Connor-Ruth Bader Ginsburg limited series is in the works
Alyssa Milano is producing the potential scripted series about the first two women to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, based on the Linda Hirschman biography Sisters in Law.
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
Rose McGowan walks back saying Charmed co-star Alyssa Milano is “a lie”
Source: ET Canada
McGowan accused Milano on last night's Nightline of having an ulterior motive with her involvement in the #MeToo movement. “I don’t like her,” McGowan told Nightline. “’Cause I think she’s a lie.” When Nightline tweeted her quote, McGowan responded: “Yeah, I knew this would be the pull quote, but the lie is a system, not an individual.” Meanwhile, Milano issued a statement in support of McGowan. “I am and always have been completely supportive of Rose and admire her bravery and speaking out about her experiences,” she said.