A big congrats to Alyssa Milano! Today, the "Project Runway All Stars" host and her husband, David Bugliari, welcomed daughter Elizabella Dylan Bugliari. Weighing in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 19.5 inches long, Elizabella joins the couple's other child, son Milo, 3. Mommy and baby are doing wonderfully," her rep says.
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Alyssa Milano"Who's the Boss?" ingenue and premonition-having "Charmed" witchtakes the reins as host of "Project Runway All Stars" Season 3 this week. The actress dished on her love affair with fashion, her favorite Season 3 challenges, and the surprising ways her work on "All Stars" affected her; check out the full Q&A after the jump, and be sure to tune in for a brand new season of "Project Runway All Stars" this Thursday, October 24 at 9.8c!
Can you tell us how you reacted when the producers contacted you about hosting this edition of "All Stars"? I'm assuming you were probably a big fan of the show before.
Yes, a huge fan. And I guess it kind of happened in a very backwards kind of way. Harvey Weinstein had actually seen the episode of "Fashion Police" that I had co-hosted and sort of, you know, decided with Georgina Chapman that maybe I would be a good fit for the show. So it was a very big surprise when I got that phone call. And my initial response was excitement but I wanted to make sure that we were on the same page. So I went in for a meeting with Lifetime and people from Harvey's company, from Weinstein.
And I basically just said, you know, I love fashion. I do not want to come across like I'm trying to be a fashion expert, but really I want to be the voice of that audience member that might love fashion but who isn’t an insider. And they were all on the same page with that. So it was a very, very exciting thing to be a part of. And a little scary too, obviously, because it's so outside of my wheelhouse in what I am used to. But I loved it.
"Project Runway All Stars" is different in that it's a lot more competitive. The stakes are higher. We expect more from the designers because they've been through this before. So we sort of hold them really responsible for their work and a little tougher. I went into this with the hope that I could just sort of be myself and bring my love of fashion and my passion for creativity to the show. I think that you'll find that the energy is a little different because I've been in the public eye since I was a little girl, so people know who I am. I really try to stay true to that and bring an energy to it.
Ready to head back to the runway? A brand new season of "Project Runway All Stars" is coming this fall, and with it a brand new host: Actress, producer, and designer Alyssa Milano! She'll be wrangling a fresh batch of "All Stars" contestants alongside returning judges Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman.
Milano was an original cast member on long-running shows like "Who's the Boss?" and "Charmed," and she starred in (and produced!) a number of Lifetime movies, including "Sundays at Tiffany's," "Wisegal" and "Casualties of Love". As for her fashion bona fides: she boasts her own line of sports-themed apparel and jewelry for women, called Touch by Alyssa Milano.
Check out a gallery of Milano's looks through the years, and let us know what you think of her addition to the show in the comments!
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