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Alyssa Milano: The Love Chain (Season 1 Episode 13)

The Boss' Little Girl Is All Grown Up and Looking for a Charmed Love Life Alyssa Milano is something of an Internet pioneer. Back in 1998, she won a $230,000 settlement from a Website that had posted nude pictures of her--but this was before there were naked pictures of everyone on the Web. Today, she would be lucky to get $2.30. The enterprising young Miss Milano went to court to protect assets she only wanted to share with her significant others, like the guys--some famous, some not so much--featured on E!'s Love Chain: Alyssa Milano.

Milano's long show-biz career began onstage when played one of the orphans in a production of Annie. However, her acting really took off at 10, when she was cast as Tony Danza's daughter on Who's the Boss? Her family relocated from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles to support her. Over the course of the show's eight-year run, horny teen boys watched Samantha (ahem) develop into a gorgeous raven-haired 18-year-old.

And while Milano has made a few memorable movies (Fear, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star), her bread and butter has always come from TV and music. (Bet you didn't know that Milano has released five albums in Japan.) Early on, her love chain included fellow child stars like Kirk Cameron and Jason London, but she married and later divorced musician Cinjun Tate of Remy Zero. Milano then fell in love with--and was engaged to--actor Scott Wolf from Party of Five. But the engagement fell apart, and now they rarely speak.

Since the end of her relationship with Wolf, Milano's career has been revived by her work as one of three modern-day witches on the WB hit Charmed. And more recently, Milano has been bewitching some of the hottest rock stars around. She dated Justin Timberlake after he broke up with Britney Spears. Before her relationship with Timberlake went kaput, she started hanging with Fred Durst (who doesn't?)--and in an effort to keep her relationship with Durst a secret, she asked an MTV crew following the rocker not to film her on his burly arm.

And those rock-star flings helped capture the attentions of her Charmed costar, Brian Krause. We hear they're very close. Maybe the second marriage will be the "charm" for Milano!

Interested in the Love Chain of witchy woman Alyssa Milano?

 

The Biography Channel: Alyssa Milano

Wednesday 04 August 12:00 AM HK/SIN/MAL 11:00 AM Thai/WIB
Thursday 05 August 5:00 AM HK/SIN/MAL 4:00 AM Thai/WIB


Earned her first major acting role at 11 in the TV show `Who's The Boss?' and has since managed to not only stay working as an actress but add an impressive series of humanitarian interests to her ledger.

Unlike many child actors, she was able to keep working as she became a woman, segueing to steamier roles. Her work on the primetime soap `Melrose Place' in the late 1990s cemented her transition to onscreen vixen; in subsequent years she has become a national ambassador for UNICEF, a supporter of PETA, and has raised money for AIDS victims in Africa.

 

Revealed with Jules Asner: Alyssa Milano

Alyssa will charms her way around Jules! She stared with Tony Danza in Who's the Boss? and got threatened by Mark Wahlberg in Fear. Now, Alyssa Milano is battling demons and behaving all sisterly on the WB's Charmed.But would you believe the actress would rather be taking pictures, studying Chinese medicine and riding her horses?That's what she Told Jules Asner during Revealed. The beauty talks about beating the child-actor curse, her relationship with ex-Charmed costar Shannen Doherty and much more.

 

Intimate Portrait: Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano: Child-Star Survivor


Alyssa Milano was born on December 19, 1972, in Brooklyn. She was bitten by the acting bug at the early age of seven, after seeing a Broadway production of "Annie." When she accompanied a family friend to an audition for the touring company of "Annie" shortly thereafter, she landed the role instead of her friend. Other plays soon followed, as did her first film role in the 1984 movie "Old Enough."

That same year, 12-year-old Milano auditioned to play actor Tony Danza's daughter, tomboy Samantha "Sam" Micelli, on a new sitcom called "Who's the Boss?" Audiences immediately took to the show and to Milano; before long, her work on TV and in film became popular overseas. She tried her hand at music, landing a five-album deal in Japan, where her 1989 debut record reached platinum.

In 1992, "Who's the Boss?" went off the air, and Milano faced the daunting task of transitioning from child star to adult actress. At first she found it difficult to get good roles, but her career got a boost in 1997, when Aaron Spelling cast her as a troublemaking vixen on his nighttime soap "Melrose Place." Becoming a sex symbol came with an unexpected price: Illegal and often doctored nude photos of the actress began popping up all over the Internet. In a 1998 lawsuit, Milano and her mother won a quarter of a million dollars from a number of porn sites. The pair used the money to set up a Web site, called Safe Searching, to help protect celebrities' images online. Meanwhile, Milano was cast in another Aaron Spelling endeavor: "Charmed," a show about three witch siblings. This move officially put the actress back on top.But in her personal life, all was not charmed. Her 1999 marriage to Cinjun Tate, the singer of the band Remy Zero, was short-lived. But some soul-searching after the breakup helped Milano discover another passion photography. While she was shooting a movie in South Africa, she began volunteering at local hospitals on her days off, which inspired her to chronicle the experience in a series of photographs. Soon after, her pictures were exhibited by the United Nations, which also honored the actress for her humanitarian efforts.

Milano continues to use photography to express herself and share the world with others. In 2003, she brought her camera on a visit to Baghdad, where she and other entertainers performed to boost the morale of U.S. troops. The actress, whose talent and persistence have kept her in the acting industry for nearly her entire life, says that she hopes to continue inspiring others across the globe.

E! The Women Of Charmed

A look at the story behind the set of the popular tv series "Charmed", features interview with the cast and crew, at look at the special effects. The leading actresses discussed the plot storyline and their characters flow and also behind-the-scene views of the special effects strategies and behind the story development on how did the culture of witchcrafts were carefully explored through this one hour supernatural drama.

 

E!Online Celebrity Profile: Alyssa Milano

Premiere: February 17, 1999
Airs: Aug. 24: 12 p.m.

As America's favorite daughter on Who's the Boss, Alyssa was a veteran actress by age 10 and grew up before our eyes. After her stint opposite Tony Danza ended, her career was seemingly destined to follow the decaying orbits of other faded child stars. So she gambled on a new, provocative image and landed a role on Melrose Place as a sexy vixen. But that decision had unexpected consequences. Alyssa herself details how she and her family won a groundbreaking battle over the use of her likeness--specifically, unauthorized nudie pics on the net.

 

Thanks to TV.com for the extensive reviews....