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Alyssa en Holly hebben gereageerd op de uitspraken die Krista Vernoff deed over ‘Charmed’, ze zijn het niet eens met de uitspraken. Zo laat Alyssa weten “Dit heeft mijn hart echt gebroken. Ìk denk dat we aan een hele generatie vrouwen net laten zien hebben hoe ze stevig in hun schoenen kunnen staan en hoe ze hun seksualiteit moeten omarmen.” Holly Marie Combs laat weten: “Ik ben er 1000% zeker van dat ‘Charmed’ niet slecht was voor deze wereld”.


In December, following the Thanksgiving holiday when lockdowns again became necessary because millions of people selfishly decided to ignore Covid-19 guidelines, the economy lost 140,000 jobs. On its own, that’s bad enough, but it’s not even close to the whole story. The truly shocking part is that women made up 100% of those job losses, losing a total of 156,000 jobs, while men gained 16,000 jobs that month. While women fared better than men in the January jobs report, 275,000 left the labor force that month.

These statistics are illustrative of just how severely this pandemic is affecting women. This why I support the Marshall Plan for Moms, which attempts to bring equity back to women and the labor force. Its most discussed feature — a short-term monthly payment to moms to compensate for the unpaid and often invisible labor we are doing — is so important, but it’s just a small part of what the plan will achieve.

Other fundamental tenets include passing policies that support working women such as pay equity, family leave and affordable childcare; retraining programs that will help women step into emerging jobs; and safely re-opening schools to take the childcare burden off mothers. By focusing on these issues, the plan will begin to address persistent structural disadvantages that take economic power and freedom from women and perpetuate a workforce that allows us to be underpaid and left out of positions of power and influence. When we can go back to the paid workforce, a Marshall Plan for Moms can make sure we can do it in a way that is equitable.
We all already know that the economy and jobs market are worse for women. As a whole, we are paid 82 cents for every dollar men make, according to a report from the American Association of University Women based on US Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data. It’s even worse for Black, Indigenous and women of color: According to the same report, Black women make just 63% of what white men make, and Latina women make just 55%. At the outset of the pandemic last spring, women were disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Our unemployment rate increased by 12.8% compared to 9.9% for men between February and April of 2020. Not only do we make less money when we are employed, it’s harder for us to get and keep jobs.
But to be clear, it’s not that women aren’t working; it’s that we are doing the critical and extremely difficult unpaid labor of motherhood. And for so many women during the pandemic, this is a forced career change, one they did not ask for and did not train for, but one which they undertook anyway.

Last September alone, four times as many women left the labor force as men, and twice as many women as men did so for childcare purposes. At home, we suddenly became teachers and full-time caregivers. We’re figuring out how to keep our kids engaged in their education and participating in schooling — often without any support. My kids are a few years apart in age — which means a big difference in how and what they are taught — and it’s often on us moms to figure out how to make that work. I’m very lucky that I have support and resources to do this, but I know countless women in America do not.
It’s not just education we’re managing, though. It’s the mental health of our kids who have been unable to see their friends and do the normal socializing and activities that are critical to their development. We’re managing households, figuring out how to get groceries safely and without the finances we had when we had paying jobs. We’re doing the domestic work of the home and doing it with a whole new level of care and attention because we don’t want one particle of the virus surviving in our households. We’re working so much more — and we’re not getting paid for it.

Look, I get that dedicating funds to compensate mothers might sound impossible. Covid-19 just gutted our economy. It has stripped the country down to its foundations and laid bare so much deep rot lurking inside its walls. But this is our chance for a remodel. We can fix the problems and rebuild the job market in a way that is better, safer, and more equitable for all.
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The Marshall Plan for Moms is an important first step. There hasn’t been an opportunity like this to mold workforce practices since World War II, when millions of women entered the workplace for the first time. We failed women then by stripping the gains they made once the war ended. When men came back from the war, women left the workforce in droves and went back to working for free at home; the ones who remained in the workforce were often demoted. Generations later, women still have not achieved workplace equity. We can’t let that happen now. We need to get it right this time.
This pandemic has illustrated, once again, a core truth of our nation: the work of women is essential. It’s time we were paid like it.

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Alyssa is gecast in de verfilming van Nora Robert’s boek ‘Brazen Virtue’ die gemaakt zal worden voor Netflix. In de film zal ze de hoofdrol van Grace spelen een sussesvolles schrijver die uiteindelijk beland een crimenele zaak die uit haar eigen boeken lijkt te komen.

Schrijver van het boek Nora Robert kwam op voor Alyssa nadat haar fans het niet eens waren met de casting. “I’m delighted Ms. Milano’s been cast in the adaptation of Brazen Virtue for Netflix,”To say I was stunned and appalled by some of the comments regarding the announcement on my Facebook page is a wild understatement. I spoke my piece, posted it publicly, and stand by it and Ms. Milano. To those who state they’ll never read my work again due to differing political viewpoints and opinions, or because a talented, experienced actor will play a role, I can only say that’s their choice. I believe Ms. Milano and I will survive it.”

American actor Alyssa Milano is all set to feature in the adaptation of Nora Roberts’ romance thriller novel ‘Brazen Virtue’.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project has been backed by Netflix and it will see Milano play the role of a prominent mystery writer and crime expert, who hurries back to her family home in Washington, D.C. after her estranged sister summons her.

The upcoming project will be helmed by writer-director Monika Mitchell who has earlier worked with the streamer for ‘The Knight Before Christmas’ and the very popular series ‘Virgin River.’
The screenplay has been adapted by Suzette Couture, Donald Martin, and Edithe Swensen, as per The Hollywood Reporter. The adaption is set to be produced by Stephanie Germain along with Peter Strauss and Peter Guber for Mandalay Pictures.

Milano will also be doubling as an executive producer with Harvey Kahn. (ANI)

Het boek Brazen Virtue is ook het Nederlands te koop onder Verbroken Lijn, hieronder het plot van het boek.

Grace McCabe is een succesvolle thrillerschrijver. Na een drukke boektoernee besluit ze om haar zus Kathleen op te zoeken, die verwikkeld is in een nare scheiding. Kathleen woont nu in een achterbuurt en beunt bij als medewerker bij een sekslijn om haar advocaat te kunnen betalen.

Volgens Kathleen garandeert Fantasy, Inc. volledige anonimiteit, maar Grace twijfelt daaraan als een van de medewerkers wordt vermoord. Grace wordt betrokken bij het moordonderzoek, dat regelrecht uit een van haar eigen boeken afkomstig lijkt te zijn. Speurder Ed Jackson waarschuwt haar: dit is het echte leven, waarin iedereen het volgende slachtoffer kan zijn. Zelfs Grace, die met gevaar voor eigen leven de moordenaar in de val probeert te lokken. Kan Ed haar beschermen tegen een ontmoeting vol lust en moorddrift?


Kaley is een gast geweest in Dax Sheperd podcast ‘Armchair Expert’ om haar nieuwe serie ‘The Flight Attendant’ te promoten. In het interview praatte ze ook nog over haar ervaringen op de set van ‘Charmed’ en herinnert ze vooral erg welkom ontvangen zijn door Alyssa Milano op haar eerste werkdag :)

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Afgelopen weken ontstond er een online woordenwisseling tussen Rose, Holly en Sarah over ‘Charmed’. Dit nadat Sarah in een tweet reageerde op de livevideo die Holly en Rose online haden gezet.

Het begon met de livevideo waarin Holly en Rose zich uit over het feit van de orginele ‘Charmed’ niet meer te zien is op de Amerikaanse steamingsdienst Netflix. Hierop reageerde Rose dat dit zou komen omdat de reboot dan beter bekeken zou worden, deze zou niet leuk zijn – ook al is ze blij dat mensen hierdoor een baan hebben. Iets later in de video gaf ze wel toe de ‘Charmed’ reboot nog nooit gekeken te hebben, waarop Holly lachend reageert.

“I haven’t seen it, I can’t say that. I’ve never seen it. I’m happy that people have jobs – but it can still suck.”

Hierop voelt Sarah geneigd te reageren via haar twitteraccount. Hierin benoemd ze de reactie van de Rose en Holly vooral triest en eerlijk gezegd zielig te vinden dat volwassenen vrouwen zich zo gedragen, en andere vrouwen met een gekleurde huid naar beneden halen. Ze voegt er aan toe dat ze hoopt dat ze gelukkig zijn. In een aanvullende tweet laat ze weten dat haar vader ooit actrice Shannen Doherty op de set van een project heeft ontmoet en zij aardig was en blij met de nieuwe serie.

“You know, I saw this earlier and I refrained from saying anything. I thought, better to just let them shout into the abyss. But I do want to say, I find it sad and quite frankly pathetic to see grown women behaving this way. I truly hope they find happiness elsewhere, and not in the form of putting down other WOC. I would be embarrassed to behave this way. Peace and love to y’all.”

In other news, my dad met the lovely @DohertyShannen on set once whilst standing in. He approached her saying his daughter was a new Charmed one (pre-covid!). He told me she was so kind, thrilled for us, and excited to take a picture. She sent her love. 🥰

Holly is echter niet gediend van de reactie van Sarah en geeft hierop een reactie via haar twitteraccount, waarbij ze voornamelijk kritiek lijkt te hebben over Sarah’s opmerking over huidskleur. Later tweet Holly nog dat de reboot vooral pijn doet omdat het de gehele filmindustrie gaat om het verdienen van geld. En ze hoopt dat fans de ruzie nu laten rusten.

“That’s some bullshit. And a lot of it. Clearly. People speaking, excuse me typing, derogatory accusations of a person’s character despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary because of a difference in opinions about a tv show is just plain wrong. And also personal gain honey.”

“My Charmed friends … I would like everyone to stop. Truth be told and it will be told is that our issues were and are at the corporate level. And we have the receipts. Just as the new cast were asked to be people they were not we were given ultimatums that were crazily unfair. And I will say to the ladies of the reboot… stick together… negotiate together and know that the discourse between us, you guys and crews being discarded and replaced is what they bank on. Division. That is all. Blessed be.

And for the last time I will say it’s not about any 1 person taking a job to support their families or themselves. It’s about an industry that sees us only as numbers whether it be follower #’s or $ signs. Cuz in the end and actually in the beginning that’s all we were/are. Cool.”

Rose besluit via een bericht in instagramstories zich te direct de richten tot Sarah, waarin ze soort van haar excuses aanbied…….

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Hoewel actrice Alyssa Milano (47) een felle tegenhanger is van Donald Trump (74), wenst ze hem niet het coronavirus toe. Dat zei de Charmed-ster op Twitter nadat vrijdag bekend werd dat de Amerikaanse president en zijn vrouw Melania (50) positief zijn getest.

“Ik kan met volle overtuiging zeggen dat ik dit virus mijn ergste vijand niet zou toewensen”
Alyssa spreekt uit ervaring. “Als iemand die zelf Covid-19 heeft gehad en nog steeds last heeft van het postcovid-syndroom, kan ik eerlijk gezegd met volle overtuiging zeggen dat ik dit virus mijn ergste vijand niet zou toewensen. Draag alsjeblieft een mondkapje.”

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Op social media grepen verschillende andere sterren de diagnose van Trump, die vooralsnog geen klachten heeft, aan om grappen te maken over zijn voorheen sceptische houding tegenover het coronavirus. “Hoe heeft dit kunnen gebeuren? En waarom ben je getest? Dat is wat het veroorzaakt”, twitterde actrice Yvette Nicole Brown spottend. Ook actrice Whitney Cummings grapt over het besmette echtpaar. “Ik snap niet hoe Melania het heeft gekregen – zij doet al aan social distancing van Trump sinds ze zijn getrouwd.”


Alyssa Milano kampt nog altijd met ’aanhoudende effecten’ op haar lichaam van haar strijd tegen het coronavirus begin april dit jaar. De actrice heeft maanden nadat ze hersteld is van het virus, nog steeds last van kortademigheid, hartkloppingen en haaruitval.

„Er zijn nog steeds aanhoudende effecten”, vertelde ze aan Yahoo! Entertainment. „Het voelt alsof ik nog steeds kortademig ben. Ik heb nog steeds hartkloppingen. Ik heb een hoge piep in mijn oor en mijn haar valt uit. ”

Eerder liet Milano al weten dat ze het gevoel had dat ze doodging en zich lange tijd hondsberoerd voelde. „Ik ben nog nooit zo ziek geweest. Alles deed pijn. Het was alsof er een olifant op mijn borstkas zat. Ik kon nauwelijks ademen en kon mijn eten niet binnenhouden. In twee weken viel ik 4 kilo af. Ik was compleet in de war en had koorts. De hoofdpijn was verschrikkelijk. Ik had alle symptomen van COVID-19.”

Ze dringt er dan ook op aan dat iedereen een mondkapje draagt en afstand houdt, zodat niemand hoeft mee te maken wat zij heeft meegemaakt. „Zorg alsjeblieft voor jezelf. Was je handen, draag een masker en houd afstand. (…) Ik wil dat je weet dat deze ziekte geen hoax is. Ik dacht dat ik doodging, zo voelde het.”


Het coronavirus moet niet onderschat worden, vindt Alyssa Milano (47). De ‘Charmed’-actrice heeft al maandenlang last van het virus en hoewel ze zich nu beter voelt, duurt de nasleep van de besmetting lang. Op Instagram licht ze haar volgers in over de desastreuze gevolgen.

“Soms ben ik nog doodsbang”
Voor Alyssa duurt het allemaal wel erg lang. De Charmed-actrice onthulde laatst dat ze vier maanden lang rondliep met het coronavirus, maar telkens negatief testte. Uiteindelijk bleek ze het toch te hebben en de gevolgen ervan merkt ze nog altijd. ‘Ik ben oké’, laat ze weten op Instagram. ‘Ik merk dat ik het fysiek steeds beter trek. Ik neem nog altijd iedere drie dagen paracetamol om mijn bloed te verdunnen, visolie, vitamine D, C, zink en een B-complex.’

‘Ik heb nog regelmatig hartkloppingen’, gaat Alyssa verder. ‘Ik vergeet nog vaak woorden (wat echt het allerergste is). Maar het is al een stuk beter dan een paar weken geleden.’ De actrice vertelt dat ze een CT-scan heeft moeten laten maken van haar longen en een MRI van haar hart. Gelukkig is het allemaal weer in orde. ‘Soms ben ik nog doodsbang’, legt ze uit. ‘Niet dat ik zelf weer ziek wordt, maar dat mijn naasten de ziekte krijgen. Ik hoop dat ze het niet krijgen. Dit virus is vreselijk.’

Wie ook erg sceptisch is over het coronavirus, is Anouk. De zangeres vindt het zo eng, dat ze er alles aan doet om het niet te krijgen. Daarom is ze samen met The voice of Holland op zoek naar een manier om alsnog mee te kunnen doen als coach. In de video hieronder zie je er alles over.


Er is een vervolg op de jarentachtigsitcom Who’s The Boss in de maak. Tony Danza (69) en Alyssa Milano (47), die in de serie te zien waren als vader en dochter, spelen volgens The Hollywood Reporter wederom de hoofdrollen.

Who’s The Boss was van 1984 tot en met 1992 te zien en draaide om weduwnaar en ex-honkballer Tony Micelli (Danza), die een baan als huishoudhulp nam in het gezin van carrièrevrouw Angela Bower (Judith Light). In het vervolg is Samantha Micelli (Milano) inmiddels een alleenstaande moeder en is haar vader met pensioen.

Het is nog niet bekend of Light en Danny Pintauro, die de zoon van Lights personage speelde, ook weer te zien zijn in de vervolgreeks. Actrice Katherine Helmond, die een bijrol had als de moeder van Angela Bower, overleed in 2019.

De laatste jaren wordt meerdere series uit de jaren tachtig en negentig nieuw leven ingeblazen. Zo is er op Netflix een vervolg op Full House te zien en werd onlangs bekend dat er een nieuwe versie van de sitcom The Wonder Years komt.

Who’s The Boss was in Nederland onder de titel De baas in huis te zien bij de VARA.


A podcast about the Power of Three could happen. Holly Marie Combs recently shared that a Charmed podcast isn’t out of the question. The star who played Piper Halliwell in The WB series for eight years said she’s giving a Charmed podcast some thought. Combs even revealed she spoke to her former co-star and fellow Halliwell sister Shannen Doherty about the possibility.

“I can’t believe how many kids have asked for that and I call them kids, but they’re like, 30, but because I’m so old that they are kids still,” she told Us Weekly in an interview published on Aug. 22. “I actually did talk to Shannen about it and she was like, ‘Alyssa [Milano] would probably love to do that with you!’ Maybe after the election, it would be good.”

Seeing as Combs already has one successful podcast about Pretty Little Liars, she’s definitely the right person to pursue a podcast about Piper, Paige (Rose McGowan), Phoebe (Milano), and Prue (Doherty) Halliwell. Her current PLL podcast is appropriately titled “Pretty Little Wine Moms,” and features her former costars, Lesley Fera and Nia Peeples. They rewatch episodes, chat with other actors from the show, and even have Zoom calls with fans.

A similar format for Charmed might work as well, or she could come up with a completely new format. Whatever the case, Combs isn’t ruling out the future potential project. Plus, when Drew Fuller, who played Piper’s son on Charmed, jokes that Combs won’t let him be a “wine mom,” a Charmed podcast sounds like the next best decision since Fuller could very much contribute.

Even with all of the recent “family drama” between McGowan and Milano, Combs continues to act like big sister Piper, proving she’s destined to keep the legacy of Charmed alive. For those unaware, after much heated back and forth between the two on Twitter beginning Aug. 21, McGowan alleged that Milano “made that set toxic AF.” Milano didn’t respond to McGowan’s Charmed claims directly, but a rep for the star told People, “Hurt people hurt people. Commenting any further doesn’t align with my wellness plan.”

As for Combs, she tweeted on Aug. 22, “I mean was there ever an episode where we all got along? No. No one would’ve watched that show. It’s ok. Call your siblings, parents and grandparents. Breathe deep thankfully. Life is short and just got shorter for many. That’s what Piper would’ve said. As she blew something up.”

Doherty also tweeted directly to the Charmed fans, “I just want to say…. thank you Charmed fans. No matter what’s happening just know you are appreciated and loved.”


Alyssa heeft via instagram laten weten het corona-virus te hebben gehad in april. Ze was toen erg benauwd en heeft zichzelf tot 2x toe laten testen op het virus. Beide testen kwam toen negatief terug, nadat ze na 4 maanden toch nog verschillende klachten had heeft ze een bloedtest laten doen. Hieruit bleek dat ze antistoffen in haar bloed heeft voor het corona-virus wat erop wijst dat het eerder toch gehad heeft.

Met haar bericht wil ze voornamelijk laten weten dat de testen voor het virus niet altijd juist zijn en mensen waarschuwen dat het niet een gewoon griepje is.

Dit bericht bekijken op Instagram

This was me on April 2nd after being sick for 2 weeks. I had never been this kind of sick. Everything hurt. Loss of smell. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t keep food in me. I lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks. I was confused. Low grade fever. And the headaches were horrible. I basically had every Covid symptom. At the very end of march I took two covid19 tests and both were negative. I also took a covid antibody test (the finger prick test) after I was feeling a bit better. NEGATIVE. After living the last 4 months with lingering symptoms like, vertigo, stomach abnormalities, irregular periods, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, zero short term memory, and general malaise, I went and got an antibody test from a blood draw (not the finger prick) from a lab. I am POSITIVE for covid antibodies. I had Covid19. I just want you to be aware that our testing system is flawed and we don’t know the real numbers. I also want you to know, this illness is not a hoax. I thought I was dying. It felt like I was dying. I will be donating my plasma with hopes that I might save a life. Please take care of yourselves. Please wash your hands and wear a mask and social distance. I don’t want anyone to feel the way I felt. Be well. I love you all (well, maybe not the trolls. Just the kind people.)❤️

Een bericht gedeeld door Alyssa Milano (@milano_alyssa) op

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Actrice Alyssa Milano kreeg zaterdag flink wat kritiek op Twitter nadat ze een foto had gedeeld van zichzelf en haar familie met coronavirus-gezichtsmaskers en anderen aanmoedigen hetzelfde Actrice Alyssa Milano kreeg zaterdag flink wat kritiek op Twitter nadat ze een foto had gedeeld van zichzelf en haar familie met coronavirus-gezichtsmaskers en anderen aanmoedigen hetzelfde te doen. Haar masker was gehaakt, waardoor veel mensen twijfelden aan de veiligheid van haar masker.

Milano plaatste een foto van zichzelf in een auto met haar man en twee kinderen, allemaal met maskers op.

“Laat me je maskers zien! Maskers houden mensen veilig en gezond. Laat me die van jou zien! Klaar? Go!”, aldus haar enthousiaste tweet.

Twitteraars wezen er al snel op dat het gehaakte masker van Milaan gaten bevatte en waarschijnlijk helemaal niets deed. “Je masker is precies wat dit hek doet om muggen buiten te houden”, schreef iemand, samen met een foto van een hek.

Milano kon het niet laten, en moest zichzelf toch even verdedigen dat er een filter in het masker zit. “Het masker heeft een koolstoffilter. Dus ja, het is misschien haakwerk, maar volkomen veilig”, schreef Milano. “Masker heeft een filter. Van koolstofvezel. Mijn moeder maakt ze. #Draag een masker”

“Laat me je maskers zien! Maskers houden mensen veilig en gezond. Laat me die van jou zien! Klaar? Go!”, aldus haar enthousiaste tweet.

Twitteraars wezen er al snel op dat het gehaakte masker van Milaan gaten bevatte en waarschijnlijk helemaal niets deed. “Je masker is precies wat dit hek doet om muggen buiten te houden”, schreef iemand, samen met een foto van een hek.

Milano kon het niet laten, en moest zichzelf toch even verdedigen dat er een filter in het masker zit. “Het masker heeft een koolstoffilter. Dus ja, het is misschien haakwerk, maar volkomen veilig”, schreef Milano. “Masker heeft een filter. Van koolstofvezel. Mijn moeder maakt ze. #Draag een masker”


Rose McGowan addressed her negative tweets directed at fellow actress and activist Alyssa Milano as well as her thoughts on the conviction and sentencing of her alleged rapist, Harvey Weinstein.

McGowan previously tweeted a scathing rebuke of her “Charmed” co-star following comments she made about Joe Biden’s accuser during an interview with Andy Cohen. Milano said that she was keeping silent on allegations of sexual assault against the Democratic presidential candidate, noting that she even showed restraint when it came to Weinstein, arguing that it’s important for investigations to happen when allegations occur.

Speaking on SiriusXM’s Bevy Smith show “Bevelations,” McGowan explained that she felt it was necessary to point out that Milano is taking credit for speaking against Weinstein while remaining silent about Biden’s accuser.

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Rose McGowan explained why she called out Alyssa Milano.
Rose McGowan explained why she called out Alyssa Milano. (AP/Getty)

“Like Alyssa, a lot of people just kind of jumped on the train and she said something recently in an Andy Cohen interview like, ‘if you remember I took a long time to speak out on Harvey’ and like, what the hell did you have to do with Harvey? Nothing. Absolutely nothing, like nothing. Shut up,” McGowan said.

Her recent comments echo those she wrote to Milano on Twitter in a fiery post earlier this month.

“You are a fraud. This is about holding the media accountable. You go after Trump & Kavanaugh saying Believe Victims, you are a lie,” McGowan wrote at the time. “You have always been a lie. The corrupt DNC is in on the smear job of Tara Reade, so are you. SHAME.”

Tara Reade, an apparent supporter of Biden’s former rival, Bernie Sanders, who dropped out of the presidential race and then endorsed the former vice president, came forward with allegations of sexual assault against Biden and McGowan seems upset that Milano is giving Biden a pass on them.

Later in her interview, McGowan noted that she feels Milano is “gaslighting the public” by picking whom she’ll believe about sexual assault.

“I don’t like sacred cows. I don’t like people that are held up to be better than other people and I don’t like people that don’t really do the right thing and behind the scenes are aiding and abetting alleged criminals. I just don’t and I won’t stand for it,” she told the host.

In a separate interview with Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg, the hosts asked McGowan, who is promoting her new album “Planet 9,” how she feels now that Harvey Weinstein is behind bars. The actress was one of the more vocal voices in 2017 when the now-disgraced movie mogul faced countless accusations of sexual misconduct and assault.

“Thank you goddesses in the world and men that saw things differently on the jury and the women that testified and all the women that just hung through and all the people in the world during that period,” McGowan said during her appearance on SiriusXM’s “The Jenny McCarthy Show.” “I really feel like ‘Planet 9’ is my gift to the world of like, ‘hey guys, we went through a really f—ing hard, gross time where we had to see f—face pig monster every day and it triggered a lot of people and opened a lot of their wounds daily, daily, daily relentlessly. I had to do that and I’m sorry, but I had to do that because we have to look at the collective wound that we’re all walking around with.”

She concluded: “I feel like I have 350-pound slug monster off my neck. I’ve had this foot on my back for 22 years. That’s a really long time.”


Could there be a better time for a message of hope?

That’s exactly what Alyssa Milano’s new book aims to deliver (it even has “hope” in its title!). The actress joined E!’s Carissa Culiner and Justin Sylvester on Daily Pop’s Instagram Live on Tuesday to share what inspired her to write Hope: Project Animal Rescue in the first place, as well as provide some insight into what quarantine has been like for her and her family.

According to Milano, this book is the second in an ongoing series. Another is set to be released in October.

“Really, I wanted to write a series about kids in middle school and giving them the tools to change the world and to make a difference and to find their voice…but also go through every single element that young people go through while discovering who they are and what they believe in,” Milano explained to Culiner and Sylvester while video chatting.

She said these tools include volunteering, fundraising and “all of those things that I think are so vital to a society that we’ve kind of lost track of.”

The initial inspiration for the books came from Milano’s own kids, but also something she said she’s found in any child she’s met: “an innate ability, no matter what is going on around them, to hope for a brighter tomorrow.”

This, of course, is difficult for many to do right now due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent need to stay isolated. Like plenty of other parents around the world, Milano admitted to Culiner and Sylvester that she’s having “a tricky time.”

“I don’t know how much of the truth to tell them,” she said of her kids. “I don’t know how much to shelter them from the truth.”

On a lighter note, Milano’s extremely frustrated with the remote learning process—especially when it comes to the phenomenon that is Common Core math: “I mean, I don’t understand why we can’t just carry the one anymore?”

Now that’s a question that is likely being asked by moms and dads everywhere!



Alyssa vraagt president Trump om de hotels die hij bezit tijdelijk om te bouwen tot ziekenhuizen voor Corona patienten. Voornamelijk in de stand New York die zwaar getroffen heeft bezit hij er een paar. Zo zijn er volgens Alyssa simpelweg bedden nodig en die heeft hij.

Actress Alyssa Milano called on President Trump to turn his hotels, specifically in New York, into hospitals as the coronavirus continues to spread across the country.

“Trump owns how many hotels in the US? And how many in NY in particular? He should offer to turn them into hospitals until this pandemic is over. We need beds. He’s got ‘em,” Milano tweeted Wednesday.

The Trump International Hotel is the only functioning hotel in the state, according to the Trump Organization website. The president’s name is attached to other buildings in New York, but they are apartments or workspaces.

New York City has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus, reporting 20,011 confirmed cases and 280 deaths as of Wednesday.

Milano has been an outspoken critic of Trump, most recently labeling him a “racist piece of shit” for calling the coronavirus the “Chinese virus.” The actress is best known as a 1980s and ‘90s starlet who took the spotlight in shows such as Who’s the Boss? and Melrose Place.

In recent years, she has become a vocal political activist and was especially vocal as a #MeToo advocate during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.


If you ask any Charmed fan what they know about what went on during the filming of the show, many of them will refer to the fact that it was reported that Shannen Doherty could be something of a diva. However, in a recent interview with Pedestrian, Brian Krause who played Leo, has downplayed how much of a drama this did actually cause on set. Krause has said that Doherty was always very driven about her work, and that sometimes she could come across as quite abrupt. However, he also said that there was no one else on the set that worked as hard as she did. She would also stick up for anyone of her co-stars if she felt it was needed. He described her as one of the family and said that all the cast and crew were devastated when she left. They all wondered whether the show would be able to go on without her. Ultimately, Rose McGowan was cast as a half sister that the family were unaware of, and the show ran for another five seasons.

When Doherty departed the show at the end of season three, it was rumored that she was fired. There were reports of a feud between her and co-star Alyssa Milano. The popular theory at the time was that Milano had given the producers an ultimatum that if Doherty wasn’t fired, then she would leave. However, this does not seem to be the way that Krause remembers it. There has never been any official confirmation as to why Doherty decided to leave the show, and according to Krause it was a surprise to everyone that worked on the show.

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Charmed and Who’s the Boss? alum Alyssa Milano has signed on to star and executive produce Who Are You People, an indie drama from Paperclip Ltd, the company behind the SXSW award-winning All Square feature starring Michael Kelly. Ema Horvath, who was tapped as a regular on Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series, will also star along with Devon Sawa (Final Destination), Paperclip co-founder Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons), Peter Parros (The Haves and the Have Nots), and John Ales (Euphoria).

The project was written and directed by first-time feature helmer Ben Epstein, who wrote and executive produced the Netflix film, You Get Me, starring Bella Thorne. The film, which shot in Portland, OR, centers around 16-year-old Alex (Horvath), who runs away from boarding school to seek out the biological father her mother always kept hidden and learns the dark secret of her roots.

Siddharth Dhananjay (Patti Cake$) and Reid Miller (Good Joe Bell) co-star. Toby Louie, Jordan Foley, Nick Smith, and Epstein are the producers, while Smith and Ben Cornwell of Paperclip Ltd, Oscar-winning The Imitation Game scribe Graham Moore, Rod Cooper, and Irka Zazulak serve as exec producers.

Milano recently co-starred in the Netflix series, Insatiable and will next be seen in Quibi’s Farrelly Brothers comedy, The Now. She is repped by CAA.

In addition to LOTR, Horvath was cast in Quibi’s sci-fi drama series Don’t Look Deeper directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Horvath is repped by Buchwald and Silver Lining Management.

Epstein, who served as a writer and co-executive producer on the MTV series, Happyland, is repped by CAA, Think Tank Management and Felker/Toczek.

ICM Partners and attorney Tye Gonser rep Paperclip Ltd, which has an upcoming slate that includes the John Hyams-directed thriller Alone, and feature projects Gossamer Folds and Gracefully Grayson.