Tony Danza was a long way from the dog eat dog streets of Manhattan over the weekend, hitting a beach paradise in the Bahamas with other celebs.
Page Six reported this past week that a woman on the Upper West Side was spotted yelling at the sitcom star, “Tony Danza, stop being an a–hole!” in the street — after he’d allegedly stepped over her oncoming pooch and exclaimed, “Get your dog out of my way!”
(Another source told us, however, that, “there was no spat,” and, “Tony saw a good-sized dog coming towards him and he knows the dogs in NYC have the right of way! He moved over to let the dog pass and the woman didn’t pull back on the leash and the dog continued to come towards him. He had to jump over the dog to get out of the way.” Hey, we’ve all been there.)
Either way, at the same time our story about the alleged doggie dispute broke, the “Taxi” star was in the Bahamas celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Atlantis Paradise Island resort.
We hear that Danza was hanging at the tropical fete with VIPs including Katie Couric, Oscar winners Adrien Brody and Marcia Gay Harden, fashion designers Georgina Chapman, Cynthia Rowley and model Helena Christensen.
The group hit the island — where Prince William and Kate Middleton have stayed — via private jet and were seen celebrating at the opening of Michelin-starred Marea chef Michael White’s new restaurant, Paranza.
A source also told us: “On Saturday night, the festivities began with a private dinner at Nobu followed by a special performance Peter Cincotti at Bar Sol… Tony Danza surprised the crowd and joined Cincotti on stage for a couple of songs.”
The source added, “Couric got in on the action and handed Danza a ukulele – which then brought the crowd to their feet for a standing ovation.”
After Danza got the crowd going, Grammy winner Cee Le Green took the stage at midnight, we hear, to sing his hits. Said an impressed source, “Cee Lo’s energy level was incredible… a real showman! The seating area turned into a dance floor and the crowd went wild.”
Late, “the party continued into the wee hours of the morning in the famous Bridge Suite, also known as the Michael Jackson Suite,” since the late King of Pop had stayed there, we’re told.
Also at the weekend festivities were “Blue Bloods” star Jennifer Esposito, “Scream 4” actor Nico Tortorella (who was “carrying his baby daughter around all weekend”), comedian Amber Ruffin, Daniel Benedict and Cinema Society guru Andrew Saffir.
Danza has previously been known to entertain crowds spontaneously.
In videos from 2021 and 2022, the star was seen singing songs like Bobby Darin’s 1959 hit “Mack the Knife” at Manny’s Bistro on Columbus Avenue to delighted passersby. “This is exactly how New York is in my dreams,” said one TikTok user at the time.