Category: Press

Jun 7, 2013

Sneak Peak: TOUCH by Alyssa Milano Eyewear

Good day netters! I have even more exciting news for y’all today. Apparantly, Alyssa is going to expand her clothing line “TOUCH by Alyssa Milano” this summer, adding an 16 frame “Touch by Alyssa Milano Eyewear collection” to it. I’ve posted an article releated to it below, which also sums up a couple of her current projects. It’s a good read for sure! Alyssa also did a beautiful photoshoot to promote the glasses, which I have added to our galleries.

Mistresses is looking to be one of this summer’s favorite guilty pleasures, and Alyssa Milano plays Savi Davis, a lawyer on the partner track at work whose marriage has gone stale and is struggling with her attraction for her coworker.

With the classic long-running series Who’s the Boss and Charmed behind her, Alyssa Milano continues to grow as an actor while managing successful brand, Touch by Alyssa Milano. Additionally, she is known for her commitment to philanthropic work.

Alyssa Milano has also been named as the new host of Project Runway: All Stars when its third season makes it debut. Beyond her Touch by Alyssa Milano eyewear and clothing line, Alyssa’s participation in the Project Runway: All Stars franchise demonstrates her interest in the next generation of emerging American designers.

Alyssa Milano’s next foray into design includes her 16 frame Touch by Alyssa Milano eyewear collection, coming this summer exclusively to Coastal.com.

Designed for a fun and fearless woman, the Touch eyewear collection is an extension of Alyssa’s casual, sultry style. The blend of modern acetate and colors and the vintage inspired elements of high temples, cat eye slants and modified wayfarer shapes are an ideal feminine blend.

These are just a few of our favorite styles from the collection – whose launch we are eagerly awaiting.

– A cool wayfarer glasses frame is given new life with hints of purple – drawing attention to the eyes when they hit the light.

– Cat eye glasses are back, and provide feminine appeal in a flattering brown shade.

– A rectangular frame is freshened up with high temples and a unique layered acetate with a tortoiseshell accent.

Jun 4, 2013

ABC’s ‘Mistresses’ Debut Beats NBC’s ‘Revolution’ Finale in Women 18-34

Featuring The Bachelorette and the series debut of Mistresses, ABC was the 2nd-most-watched net on Monday to NBC with The Voice and the Revolution finale.

Opposite The Voice from 8-10pm, ABC’s The Bachelorette finished as the #2 series in its 2-hour time period with viewers and young adults.

During the 10 o’clock hour opposite big competition from the deciding Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, ABC’s Mistresses opened as the #2 series to The Voice-led Revolution finale in Adults 18-49, while beating the NBC drama season closer by 17% with Women 18-34. The new ABC drama improved its hour from the year-ago night by double-digit percentages in Adults 18-49 (+33%) and Adults 25-54 (+23%). Mistresses was up over ABC’s summer debut of The Glass House in the hour last year by 10% in Total Viewers (6/18/12). (Source)

Jun 3, 2013

‘Project Runway All Stars’: Alyssa Milano to Host Third Season (Exclusive)

The actress, who also stars in ABC’s new drama “Mistresses,” will join returning judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman.

Alyssa Milano has her next project all sewn up. The actress has signed on as the new host of Lifetime’s design competition Project Runway All Stars, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

She will join returning judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman for the third season, which begins production in New York in June for a fall premiere.

The designers who will be competing for another shot at the crown have not yet been announced. Previous winners include Mondo Guerra (season one) and Anthony Ryan Auld (season two).

Milano, who follows in the footsteps of previous hosts Angela Lindvall (season one) and Carolyn Murphy (season two), is no stranger to the design world: She has her own clothing and jewelry line, Touch by Alyssa Milano, featuring pro-sports-themed apparel for women.

Milano’s Project Runway All Stars role also reunites her with the network for which she previously starred in the movies Sundays at Tiffany’s and Wisegal, the latter of which she also produced.

Meanwhile, the actress also returns to the small screen Monday night on ABC’s new drama series Mistresses. The show, based on the U.K. series, centers on the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery.

Mistresses, which premieres at 10 p.m., also stars Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Ayte, Jes Macallan, Brett Tucker, Jason George and Erik Stocklin.

Milano’s other TV credits include WB Network’s Charmed, NBC’s My Name Is Earl and ABC’s Romantically Challenged. She most recently was seen on the big screen in New Year’s Eve and Hall Pass. She also released the book Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic, which chronicles her passion for baseball and how her love for the game has helped shape who she is.

She is repped by CAA and manager Jason Barrett at Alchemy.

Project Runway All Stars is produced by The Weinstein Co. and Bunim/Murray Productions. Executive producers include TWC’s Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, Meryl Poster and Barbara Schneeweiss; Bunim/Murray’s Jonathan Murray and Gil Goldschein; Rob Bagshaw (Top Chef Masters); and Lifetime’s Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and David Hillman.

Jun 3, 2013

NY Times review of “Mistresses” (which premieres tonight!)

As many of you probably know, “Mistresses” premieres tonight on ABC! The New York times has posted a review of the series, which you can read below. Sounds promising – are you all as excited as I am!? :D

Summer beach reading for those with portable video capability has arrived. “Mistresses” makes its debut on Monday night on ABC, and it’s everything you want a beach book to be: sexy but not pornographic; nontaxing yet not idiotic; and peppered with enough decent writing that you can tolerate its clichés.

The drama, which is based on a British series, follows four longtime friends who either have been a mistress, are affected by a mistress or seem liable to become a mistress. The stars — Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Jes Macallan and Rochelle Aytes — do the Four Musketeers thing pretty well, and all of them elevate the material. And it needs occasional elevating. Just when the show builds up some believability, it grasps for a not-very-credible crutch.

Ms. Milano plays Savi, a lawyer who is trying to have a child with her husband, a chef. Ms. Kim is Karen, a psychiatrist who slept with a married, terminally ill patient and, now that he is dead, is finding that this is having unexpected consequences. Ms. Macallan is Josslyn, a real estate agent and Savi’s slutty sister. Ms. Aytes is April, a widow who has a 10-year-old daughter and is reluctant to start dating again.

The first two episodes give each character a complication or two, some more complicated than others. To stitch it all together, the writers have a tendency to resort to stock devices that flatten rather than enrich the characters. A grown woman can’t dress for a date without summoning all of her friends for advice. Harry (Brett Tucker), Savi’s otherwise 21st-century husband, turns ragingly retro when a doctor tells the couple that their lack of reproductive success is attributable to him. Karen, an educated, intelligent woman, is made to sound like a naïve 20-year-old when talking about her lover’s death.

“In the end he chose his wife: that’s who he wanted to be with in his last moments,” she says. “Which means the whole time I was just” — and here there’s a pause to allow her I.Q. to drop — “a mistress.”

The bar is pretty high now for women-behaving-carnally TV, between HBO’s relatively fearless “Girls” and the high-stakes hanky-panky of ABC’s “Scandal.” Yes, we’re in a beach-reading state of mind now, and “Mistresses” is allowed to be more lowbrow than those shows, but please, not ditzy.

Mistresses

ABC, Monday nights at 10, Eastern and Pacific times; 9, Central time.

Produced by ABC Studios. Based on the British series; Rina Mimoun, K. J. Steinberg, Robert Sertner and Douglas Rae, executive producers.

WITH: Alyssa Milano (Savannah Davis), Yunjin Kim (Karen Kim), Rochelle Aytes (April Malloy), Jes Macallan (Josslyn Carver), Brett Tucker (Harry Davis), Jason George (Dominic Taylor) and Erik Stocklin (Sam Gray).

Feb 12, 2013

New article: Alyssa Milano: Son Milo “Started Talking at 4 Months”

Like most parents, Alyssa Milano is proud of her child’s achievements—but in her case, she has every reason to brag. The actress, who celebrated her 40th birthday in December with a ’90s-themed party, told Us Weekly her son Milo “started talking at four months, he started crawling at five months, and he started walking at 12 months! He thinks he’s 12 years old!”

The adorable 18-month-old may be joined by another baby genius soon: Milano and her husband David Bugliari are talking about expanding their family. “We’re not actively trying, but we’re not not trying, if that makes sense,” said the actress at the Feb. 7 pre-Grammy Awards party at the Getty House in L.A.

Milano, who is returning to the small screen in ABC’s upcoming midseason series Mistresses, also gushed about her son. “He’s kind of got the best of both of us, I think,” she mused. “I think he’s a lot more of a showman than I was at that age. He likes to perform already. He loves animals, which he gets from me.” (The family has five dogs, ten horses, and chickens.)

Given Milo’s love of the spotlight, would Milano mind if he became an actor like Mommy? “Before I had a child I would have said, ‘Absolutely not, he’s not doing it.’ But I’ve realized since having him that the most important thing as a parent is to cultivate and nurture who they innately are and to be supportive of who they are,” she said. “So if he were to decide that he wanted to try that out, I think I would have to be supportive.”
(Source)

Jan 27, 2013

New article: Pilot Scoop on “Mistresses”

In case you feel like you don’t have enough drama in your life, ABC is seeking to fill that void with Mistresses, an adaptation of the popular British series. The stateside cast includes Alyssa Milano and Lost’s Yunjin Kim as part of a group of girlfriends whose love lives are active and sexy, but very complicated. I gave the pilot a watch to bring you my verdict on Mistresses and whether you should set your DVR to record this soapy new series.

  • What it’s about: Savannah (Milano), April (Rochelle Aytes), Josslyn (Jes Macallan), and Karen (Kim) are a tight-knit group of friends, and they’re each in a different transition in their love lives. Married Savannah is trying to get pregnant, widowed April is trying to date again, therapist Karen is getting over the death of her lover, and Jes is single and loving it — and she intends to stay that way. Each woman’s situation is far from smooth sailing, though, and the pilot introduces you to a series of dilemmas, most of them related to infidelity, as you could guess from the title.
  • Where it works: Mistresses is addictive from the very first episode. It’s packed full of juicy story lines and sexy situations, like Savannah’s temptation to cheat on her husband with a sexy colleague, or a shocking revelation about April’s past, and I found myself dying to see what happens next.
  • Where it doesn’t: The cast still needs to find their chemistry. Aside from Savannah and Josslyn, who are sisters, it’s not clear why these women are friends and spend time together. It’s melodramatic to the extreme (though if you’re into that, dive right in).
  • You might like this show if: You miss shows like Lipstick Jungle and Desperate Housewives.
  • When it’s on: May on ABC.

(Source).

Dec 26, 2012

Alyssa Milano Turns 40: Inside Her Surprise Birthday Party!

Hello netters! Our darling Alyssa turned 40 years a few days ago (December 19), and was surprised with a big party put toghter by her husband David on December 14! I’m on the lookout for photos for y’all, so check back a little later for those. You can read more about the party below, and check out some photos from the venue here.

We here at Alyssa Milano Online would like to say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Alyssa! We hope you had an amazing day, spent with all your loved ones.

EDIT a little later…: Found a photo! Alyssa looks fantastic. I attached it to the bottom of this post, and you can view it in our galleries here. Enjoy!

Alyssa Milano’s husband David Bugliari turned back the hands of time to celebrate the Charmed actress’ 40th birthday!

CAA agent Bugliari threw his wife a surprise party at The London in West Hollywood Dec. 14, multiple sources tell Us Weekly exclusively. “It’s prom-themed because Alyssa didn’t have a prom and hers would have been in 1990s,” one insider reveals of the former child star. “Everybody dressed up and everyone got a corsage when they walked in.”

Several of Milano’s famous friends — including Ludacris, Ken Jeong and Brian Grazer — joined in on the fun. As DJ Vicious-Lee played Milano’s favorite hits, guests were able to take prom-style portraits in a photo booth.