Miss USA Tara Conner has been secretly rehearsing to star as Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical Chicago, sources tell the New York Post. Word is that Conner's singing is pretty good, her dancing not so much, and her acting "nonexistent." But hey, tickets these days are only, what, $150?... Tony Danza waved his finger and mouthed "Stop" to two (I'm guessing) tourists who were brazenly videotaping his Wednesday performance in The Producers, but to no avail. When the curtain came down, Danza told the astoundingly unclassy pair to "Get the hell out," his rep tells the Post.... Carmen Electra will sing and dance and presumably wear precious little as the costar of a magic-variety show with Dutch illusionist Hans Klok, bowing May 12 in Vegas, says Us. You know, I had heard that Carmen could make Klok disappear....
Only if you're Tony Danza, that is. The New York Post reports that the ex-Taxi driver's chatfest has been permanently muzzled, but his bosses "are afraid [he] will be so upset that he won't be able to go on with the live shows every morning." The rumored plan is that the execs will break the news to him next month over a two-week hiatus and 24 martinis. Okay, I made up the martini part.
Appearing on CBS' The Late Show on Thursday night, Oprah Winfrey ended her supposed "feud" with David Letterman, going so far as to gift him with an autographed photo of her and Uma Thurman. "I want you to know: It's really over, whatever you thought was happening," Winfrey told the late-night host. In case their first one-on-one in 16 years went sour, Letterman had Tony Danza waiting in the wings as a "stand-in host." Seriously. THIS JUST IN: The OprahMan lovefest drew Late Show's highest ratings since February 1994, luring 13.5 million folks hoping to see Dave get bitch-slapped..
Never underestimate the power of a televised mammogram, folks: In its second week on the air, The Tyra Banks Show was up 25 percent among women 18 to 49. In related news, Tony Danza will get screened for testicular cancer on his show today. Judith Light will do the honors.
Man of the house: Who's the Boss?'s Danza
Question: Did Tony and Angela ever get married on Who's the Boss?
Answer: That's entirely up to you, Mar, since the show never really said either way. When last we saw ad exec Angela Bower (Phenom's Judith Light) and her former housekeeper, Tony Micelli (Taxi and Family Law's Tony Danza), they were giving their relationship another shot after an incredibly long flirtation and at least one failed attempt. (Angela had moved to Iowa with ex-St. Louis Cardinals second-baseman Tony when he got a job coaching baseball, but had then moved back after jonesing for her old career.) If you're an optimist and old-fashioned romantic, then sure — consider them married.
Of course Danza wasn't one to settle down easily in real life, either, especially during the time the hit ABC sitcom was on the air (1984 to 199
Actor Tony Danza is best known from his popular TV-sitcom stints on Taxi and Who's the Boss. More recently, the 53-year-old actor's done Broadway and headlined in Vegas. This fall, he'll launch his own self-titled daytime talk show on ABC. Yes, really. But why? While promoting it at the Television Critics Assoc. press tour in L.A., Danza himself didn't seem quite sure...
"Why did I want to?" he said. "This is something that's been on my mind a long time. And I think that, in some crazy sort of way, it worked out for me that I have a little bit of life experience now, because I'm a bit older. For the last 10 years, I've been playing a live act [as a] song-and-dance man. I've done everything from county fairs to Carnegie Hall. I think it's gotten me to a point where I'm better equipped [to work] live in front of an audience."
Our translation: This man needs a job with a steady paycheck!
When asked how his show will differ from all