The part of course went to Brad Pitt and kick started his big screen career. 2: The Melrose Place cast could have looked VERY different While Thomas Calabro (Michael Mancini), Josie Bissett (Jane Mancini), Grant Show (Jake Hansen), Doug Savant (Matt Fielding), Vanessa A Williams (Rhonda Blair) and Amy Locane (Sandy Harling) were already cast, it seems the role of good girl Alison Parker almost went to Courteney Cox (who was coming off Family Ties) instead of Courtney Thorne-Smith and before Tori Spelling selected Andrew Shue for the role of Billy Campbell (who knew Tori had a knack for casting?) Matthew Perry, Paul Rudd and Jason Bateman had all read for the role. It was pointed out on several occasions that not only was Calabro a theatre actor but that he somewhat despised the shows early scripts, often mocking them and pointing out how much lesser the content was when compared to his previous stage work (ok, so season one and early season 2…he’s not wrong there! It was until his characters affair with Kimberly Shaw (Marcia Cross), which saw a new shady direction for the Michael, that he started to get into the part.The pair tied knot on Shue’s thirty seventh birthday at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, adjacent to the Hudson River on February 6, 2010.The couple is blessed with two daughters Ava (born in 2003) and Analise (born in 2006).“We are not looking forward to signing them but if they do happen to impress the technical team we will rope them in,” said Gumede.
“They came with their father and they have been with us for four months now.He was the object of sexual harassment by his boss, Nancy Donner and had a love-hate relationship with co-worker Celia Morales.Later, he found his calling in advertising, and began working alongside Alison and Amanda at the D&D agency. Though Alison initially accepted, she later fled the wedding due to the sudden arrival of a personal issue from her past.4: Laura Leighton’s manager got her on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine We all know the cover – it’s now iconic – Laura Leighton, Josie Bissett and Heather Locklear looking all sexy with tousled hair and white tank tops and satin slips on the cover of Rolling Stones 1994 Hot Issue special…but it turns out, Courtney Thorne-Smith was originally in Leighton’s place and it wasn’t until Leighton’s then manager (who was also Heather Locklear and Bissett’s manager) suggested the two swap spots, ensuring Leighton (and her two other clients) made the cover.Thorne-Smith and Daphne Zuniga ended up being folded under the cover of the magazine.