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.
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