Kudos to some of our lovely followers over on twitter for the heads up on this article!
Currently starring in the ABC television series Mistresses, hosting Project Runway All-Stars, and designing for TOUCH, her own clothing and jewelry line, Alyssa Milano still makes time to help her friends—the two- and four-legged kind.
Being an ambassador for Best Friends Animal Society, a leading animal-welfare nonprofit, is one of her favorite roles. “I believe we should extend our care and concern to all living creatures with whom we share this planet,” she told PARADE. “Best Friends Animal Society’s vision of a better world through kindness to animals resonates strongly with me. It is inclusive and active and always adds measurably to the goodness in the world.”
Animals have always been an important part of her life. “They give me a window into a world that is different from our own, but every bit as meaningful,” she says. “The fact that millions of loving, homeless pets die in shelters is a national disgrace. Best Friends’ mission, to bring about a time when there are no more homeless pets, a time when animals are not dying in shelters for the simple lack of a home, is something I can really get behind.”
When Milano was growing up in Brooklyn, NY, dogs were an important part of her family. “I can’t imagine what life would be like without animals,” she says. “They bring me happiness and a sense of calm and peace.”
She currently has four dogs: Lucy, Gibson, Dodger, and Quixi; 10 horses: Picaflo, Petey, Sarafina, Nostalgia, Peace, Echo, Cisco, Luna, Maestro, and Harmonia; two chickens; and a bunny. “Lucy and Gibson are rescues,” she says. “Lucy was rescued from a yard where she was tied up.”
Her son, Milo, who is almost two years old, also shares her love of animals. “Our dog, Dodger, and Milo are great friends,” she says.
When she brought Milo home from the hospital, she and her husband, David Bugliari, hired a dog trainer to help their dogs get used to and adjust to Milo. It was smart planning, and now everyone gets along.
She also enjoys being around animals at work. “My first job was the play Annie,” she says “There was a big beautiful shelter dog that was in our production. We had a cat on Charmed for a while. I love working with animals. It makes being on the set feel more homey.”
In addition to helping Best Friends, Alyssa serves as an ambassador for UNICEF and is the founding ambassador for the Global Network.
Alyssa continued her “Mistresses” promotion with an appearance on the “Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon” last week (June 17). I’ve now uploaded the episode clip to our video archives, and you can find 100+ gorgeous HD screencaptures in our galleries. Enjoy, and stay tuned for more updates later on!
Edit: Having a couple of problems with our video archives again. I’m on it though – everything should be working smoothly again in a couple of minutes/hours!
Gallery Album Link:
A promo for next week’s “Mistresses” is now online, and can be watched below. Screencaptures from the previous two episodes will be up shortly!
I have a real treat for y’all today, fellow Alyssa fans! As we’ve reported earlier, Alyssa will be gracing the cover of the July/August issue of Maxim magazine in the US. We now have 9 beautiful scans from her spread – and she is looking jaw-droppingly gorgeous!! This is easily one of my favorites of hers, and it is also the first real solo-shoot we’ve been given since 2010. There’s not much more to say, exept: enjoy the pretty 😉
“My dad had it easy. I didn’t start dating till I was 16 or 17!” – Alyssa Milano
Gallery album link:
As you all know, Alyssa appeared on “The Chew” yesterday! Thanks to my lovely friend Haylie, we now have 200+ screencaptures from her appearance in our galleries. I will also have video clips up for you all soon, but I’m having some troubles with our video archives right now. I hope to have it up tonight or tommorow though! Our american visitors can watch the clips online at ABC’s official site here. Enjoy the caps!
Gallery Album links:
Hello netters! As we’ve reported earlier, Alyssa is going to appear on “The Chew” tonight to promote Mistresses! Kudos to my friend Haylie, we now have three high quality stills in our galleries. She is also going to record the show for us tonight, so I will have screencaps (and possibly clips) up for you shortly after!
Alyssa Milano ?@Alyssa_Milano
I’ll be on @TheChew today promoting tonight’s episode of #Mistresses!
Yesterday, we posted a clip from Alyssa’s apperance on the Wendy Williams show (which aired June 5th – click here to watch the video). I have now made captures from the interview, which can be found in our galleries here at Alyssa Milano Online. Alyssa looked absolutely gorgeous – I hope to be able to replace the caps with better quality ones soon!
This is definitly my favorite interview out of all her recent ones – they discussed everything from “Mistresses” to “Who’s the boss”, as well as child-stars, Alyssa’s surprise prom-themed 40th birthday party, her being the inspiration for “Ariel”, her tattoos and more! One of my favorite parts was when they talked about her parents, and how families can help keep celebrity kids grounded, where she said: “Still, to this date, my parents tell me to have a plan B, in case things (her acting career) don’t work out”. They also talked a lot about “Who’s the boss”, which made me want to re-watch some old episodes – check back later for some screencaptures from the show. For now, enjoy the caps from the interview!
Gallery Album link:
The galore of updates here at Alyssa Milano Online continues! Up now, is 12 HQ episode stills from the second episode of “Mistresses” – The Morning After -, as well as the official series poster. Major thanks to Samantha over at Mistresses Online for the photos – head over to her site for stills from all the first four episodes, of all the cast! Enjoy the new adds, and keep checking back for more updates later on…
Releated Gallery Links:
Alyssa has already began filming the third season of “Project Runway: All Stars”! A photo surfaced online earlier today, showing Alyssa in a beautiful dress by Marchesa Fashion. I’m not sure when the show will premiere yet, but I will let you all know as soon as I find out!
Alyssa Milano may not be known for her fashion expertise, but the “Who’s The Boss?” star sure knows television. That’s why it makes sense that Milano is the new host of “Project Runway All Stars.”
The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reveals that Lifetime has tapped the actress for the third season of the “Project Runway” spinoff series. Milano will be joining our favorite chatty designer, Isaac Mizrahi, and the oh-so-glam Georgina Chapman of Marchesa, who both are returning judges.
Since “Project Runway” has become a household TV staple, Milano has big shoes (stilettos?) to fill — models Angela Lindvall and Carolyn Murphy have each hosted the previous two seasons of “All Stars,” while Heidi Klum has hosted the entire 14-season run of the original show. So unlike the typical runway-walking host, Milano’s fashion resume might seem a bit skimpy. (She does have a clothing and jewelry line, though.)
Perhaps a little Hollywood star power is just what the show needs to stay relevant. Tell us: Do you think Milano has what it takes to be “in” on “Project Runway”? Watch the season three premiere this fall to find out.
Our girl continues to stay busy! She is set to appear on “The Chew” this monday. We will have coverege up for you early next week!
— Official Alyssa News (@AlyssaDotCom) June 7, 2013