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15 Celebrities Who Were Adopted

October 20th, 2014 11:15am EDT
15 Celebrities Who Were Adopted
Kristen Chenoweth was adopted by a family in Oklahoma when she was five days old.

The singer/actress is a strong advocate for adoption and told Pop Tarts in 2010: “It always goes back to my parents who adopted me, who gave me unconditional love and self-esteem. I don’t think I’d be where I am without them.”

She also told Yahoo! Music: "I feel a lot of love from my mom and dad who adopted me. Maybe I would have had a very different life had I not been adopted but my parents have really helped shape who I am. I do things sometimes they don't agree with, but I'm their kid and they love me. I...
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Child Stars Of The 1980s: Where Are They Now?

June 3rd, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Child Stars Of The 1980s: Where Are They Now?
Today's kids don't know what it's like to connect deeply with a particular teen actor or actress on television. Nowadays, kid-geared shows only last a few years and then suddenly, are replaced by new series and a new batch of "stars." Children of the 80's were lucky enough to grow up with some of the most diverse and talented bunch of actors and actresses' on television and still hold them dear to their hearts to this day. Have you ever wondered where some of your favorites have been since they left the small screen? After some careful digging, we've revealed the whereabouts of some of your...
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Melissa Gilbert Dated, 'Made Out' With Tom Cruise

January 24th, 2014 7:00pm EST
Melissa Gilbert
Actress Melissa Gilbert has revealed she briefly dated Tom Cruise before he became famous. The former "Little House on the Prairie" actress, 49, has been open about the celebrities she dated in the past, but for the first time she's talking about her short-lived relationship with the "Top Gun" star.

During "Watch What Happens Live," she confessed: "It's true. Actually when I dated him he was still Tom Mapother. It was when he first moved to L.A. and I think I was 16, maybe 17.

"I did not have sex with him, we made out. But honestly there was no sex. He was a good kisser. But you know, he ...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2014

January 2nd, 2014 11:00am EST
Sandra Bullock
Welcome to day two of 2014! Looking back in time 50 years ago, the year was 1964. Major events of that year included President Johnson being re-elected by a landslide over Barry Goldwater. The investigation of John F. Kennedy's assassination by the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of the President. In the civil rights movement, three workers were murdered in Mississippi during the "Freedom Summer," and Anchorage, Alaska was hit by a massive earthquake.

In pop culture, Beatlemania had officially hit North America and on February 9 of that year, s...
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Where Are They Now: Melissa Gilbert, AKA Laura Ingalls From 'Little House On The Prairie'

June 27th, 2013 12:30pm EDT
Melissa Gilbert
Newlywed Melissa Gilbert, most famous for playing Laura Ingalls on Little House On The Prairie from 1974-83, posted a few new pics of her latest haircut to her Twitter page this week, one shot of her cut-off ponytail with the caption "Bye bye hair!"

But

The actress and former president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), married for the third time on April 24, tying the knot with actor Timothy Busfield.

Gilbert had previously been married to actors Bo Brinkman and Bruce Boxleitner and has a child with each of them.

Both of her exes starred in 2003's Gods and Generals, prequel to 199...
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Melissa Gilbert Ties The Knot In A Red Wedding Dress

April 25th, 2013 11:51am EDT
Melissa Gilbert & Timothy Busfield
Melissa Gilbert and former "The West Wing" star Timothy Busfield got married in California on Wednesday. The couple tied the knot on the historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara.

A rep confirmed the news to People.com, which published a photo of the happy couple featuring Gilbert in a bright red dress.

This is the third marriage for each of the stars. Gilbert has two children, and Busfield has three. The pair got engaged over Christmas after knowing each other for over 20 years.

Gilbert most recently appeared on the 14th season of "Dancing With The Stars" and is most known for her chil...
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Melissa Gilbert & Timothy Busfield Get Engaged

January 30th, 2013 9:45am EST
Melissa Gilbert & Timothy Busfield
Melissa Gilbert, 48, is engaged to former "The West Wing" star Timothy Busfield, 55.
 
Busfield popped the question over the Christmas holiday, and on Monday the couple celebrated its impending nuptials during a lavish party at Mr. Chow in Los Angeles, a representative confirmed to UsMagazine.com.
 
A source says, "They got engaged over the holidays. They've known each other for quite some time, as their paths have crossed off-and-on over the past 20 years."
 
It will be the third marriage for both TV stars. The former "Little House on the Prairie" star and mother-of-two's exes include acto...
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Melissa Gilbert Would Like To Take Lindsay Lohan Home & 'Fix' Her Problems

September 22nd, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Melissa Gilbert
While Lindsay Lohan deals with an alleged hit-and-run incident in New York earlier this week, former child star Melissa Gilbert has offered the actress sanctuary at her home.

The former "Little House on the Prairie" star's motherly instincts are kicking in. She believes she's one of the few people who can understand what Lohan is going through as she transitions from child star to movie actress, and she wants to help.

Gilbert told news show Entertainment Tonight, "I want to sort of pick her up and take her to my house and have her live with me for three months... (I'd say) 'I was you; I'v...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Results: Roshon Fegan And Melissa Gilbert Say Farewell

May 9th, 2012 9:05am EDT
MELISSA GILBERT & MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY
In the words of Len, “fun, fun, fun” was the tone for the night, which kicked off with a killer trio encore performance by Donald, Peta and Karina. Chris Brown also kept the crowd going and blood pumping with his high energy performance of “Turn Up The Music.”

The evening also brought a wonderful tribute to Dick Clark featuring the original dancers from American Bandstand, a beautiful routine from Dancing With The Stars’ Live In Las Vegas and a hilarious Dance Center skit with Jerry Rice, Kenny Mayne and Len undressing.

Although it was a fun night the show had to go on, and two of our s...
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'Dancing With The Stars': William Levy Sets The Ballroom On Fire

May 8th, 2012 10:18am EDT
William Levy Sets The Ballroom On Fire
The heat was on as the stars battled it out for Trio Week. For week eight contestants had to learn and perform two routines, which would end in double eliminations. And with the pressures some of the contestants came out giving their all, and some seem to let their nerves get the best of them.

William Levy set the ballroom on fire, landing the second perfect score of the season. Roshon and Donald also ruled the night with two dances that were nearly perfect. And Melissa stunned with her sexy threesome.

The top two ladies seem to let their nerves get the best of them. Katherine's trio per...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Results: Jaleel White's Classic Goodbye

May 2nd, 2012 9:25am EDT
Jaleel White's Classic Goodbye
The show kicked off with an explosive encore performance, by classical week favorite, Maria and Derek. And during the evening we welcomed back season 14 favorite, Gavin Degraw, for a couple performances.

There was also a tear jerking and touching performance by a dancer whose life changed overnight due to a brain aneurysm, and an exciting ballroom battle that ended with Cheryl’s team receiving the winning trophy.

Despite the fact that someone would be sent home, the night was another great one. Here were the judges scores going into the elimination.

1. Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas- 21...
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'Dancing With The Stars': Maria Menounos Challenges Katherine Jenkins For Top Spot

May 1st, 2012 9:40am EDT
Maria Menounos Challenges Katherine Jenkins
The Motown Celebration ended with the “Empress of Soul,” making her exit, which left seven of the stars to battle it out for the seventh week in the ballroom. Now you would think that since it was classical week the intensity and fire would burn out, but things seem to get hotter with Maria and Derek and the steamy shirtless team pose doble dance. I don’t know what it was, but the pose doble ruled the night.

The night started off with a performance by award winning violinist and throughout the evening we had the pleasure of hearing the lovely voice of 12-year-old classical singer, Jackie ...
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'Dancing With The Stars': Motown Diva Gladys Knight Makes Her Exit

April 25th, 2012 9:48am EDT
Gladys Knight Makes Exit
Motown week continued last night, and what another amazing evening. The night included a very powerful and inspiring AT&T spotlight performance by a young ballerina from Sierra Leone who beat the odds, to a live performance of “Wild Horses” by Natasha Bedingfield.

There was also a performane by Award winning group Boyz II Men, who gave us “One More Chance," and the Macy’s stars followed with a wonderful performance to David Guetta and Usher’s “Without You.” The night was very eventful, and once again came the time where one of the stars would be sent home. Going into elimination the judge...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Big Motown Celebration

April 24th, 2012 9:54am EDT
Dancing With The Stars
Last night was a big celebration that was brought to us via the Motor City. The stars dazzled throughout the night, while dancing to the sounds of The Temptations, Martha Reeves and Smokey Robinson.

Motown founder Barry Gordy even graced the audience with his presence for one of the biggest nights of Dancing With The Stars. For week six’s Motown week the contestants danced to the rumba, foxtrot, samba, Viennese waltz and the cha-cha-cha.

And the night ended with an amazing dance off/Motown marathon, where all of the stars hit the floor and were knocked off one by one. Overall it was a g...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 5 Results: Gavin DeGraw Dumped After Dance Duel

April 18th, 2012 9:30am EDT
Gavin DeGraw Dancing With The Stars
With Sherri Shepherd’s shocking elimination last week on Dancing With The Stars, many of the stars were on edge going into this week’s result show. But, with a fiery encore performance by Maria and Derek, the evening seemed to get off to a spicier start than Monday night.

Some of the other performances of the night were from Train, Sheila E. and Selena Gomez, who all helped turn up the heat and ease some of the tension throughout the night. Last night was another hot and eventful one. Here were the judges scores going into the elimination:

1. Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas- 134
2. Will...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Steamiest Night Falls On Latin Night

April 17th, 2012 9:53am EDT
Maria Menounos DWTW
Last night marked the halfway point of season 14, and the stars came one by one heating up the floor with their sexy moves for Latin Week. For the shows steamiest week, the contestants had the option to either dance to the samba, salsa or Argentine tango.

Carlos Santana was the performer for the night and kept things hot, with the sultry sounds from his guitar. The evening filled with energetic performances was amazing, and I can say one of the best nights of the competition.

My favorite performance of the evening was by William. As for my least favorite, it would have to be Gavin. Here...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 4 Results: Ready For A Shocker

April 11th, 2012 9:18am EDT
SHERRI SHEPHERD Eliminated on DWTS
Are you ready for a shocker? That seemed to be the overall theme for last night’s results show. “This really is one of the nights where you look at the quality of the cast and have no choice but to be shocked,” said Tom Bergeron. And yes we were, and unfortunately another wonderful dancer was sent home. The judges scores going into elimination were the following in ranking order.

1. Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas- 105
2. Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower- 100
3. Maria Menounos & Derek Hough- 99
3. William Levy & Cheryl Burke- 99
5. Donald Driver & Peta Murgatroyd- 98
6. Jaleel White & Kym...
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KISS Invades And Shirtless Donald Driver Wows During 'Dancing With The Stars' Rock Week

April 10th, 2012 10:30am EDT
DONALD DRIVER & PETA MURGATROYD
KISS invaded the ballroom, and kicked things off with a rocking start for week four! This week the stars were asked to channel their inner rock star, and they did just that, by dancing to classic rock tunes, sporting black leather outfits and hairdos that were just big and wild. The dances of choice for the night were the tango, paso doble, Viennese waltz and jive, which seemed to be a challenge for even some of the best dancers.

However, there were several highlights including Donald’s amazing shirtless performance of the paso doble, which Carrie Ann said was by far “One of the most memor...
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Melissa Gilbert Hospitalized With 'Mild Concussion And Whiplash'

April 10th, 2012 8:12am EDT
Melissa Gilbert
Actress Melissa Gilbert was taken to the hospital on Monday night after sustaining a nasty head injury during her performance on Dancing With The Stars.

The former Little House on The Prairie star took to the dance floor for a routine with professional partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, but viewers noticed she was missing when all the competitors appeared together at the end of the episode.

The show's host Tom Bergeron told the audience that Gilbert had to leave the studio to see a doctor after hurting herself during the routine. He said, "She injured herself and as a precaution she's gone to...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 3: Jack Wagner Gets Undeserved Elimination

April 4th, 2012 9:26am EDT
JACK WAGNER Eliminated on DWTS
Coming into last night’s results show was a bit difficult, since all of the stars performances were so amazing for week three. Even Len, who is usually overly critical, spoke about how unbelievable the performances were; and tried to convince the producers that no one should be sent home.

But, the tears and emotions from Monday’s heartfelt night had to be pushed aside, and the time came when someone in the group would have to say goodbye. The judges scores going into elimination were as follows in ranking order.

1. Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas- 81
2. William Levy & Cheryl Burke- 77
3....
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week 3: Contestants Step It Up On Emotionally Charged Night

April 3rd, 2012 9:47am EDT
Katherine Jenkins' Third Dance
With emotions running wild, last night was an amazing and beautiful night for season fourteen of Dancing With The Stars. For week three the stars had to share personal stories about their most memorable year, which led to some impeccable performances. As for their choice of dance, the contestants had to choose one unlearned dance, which included the rumba, samba, salsa, waltz, foxtrot and jive for the evening.

Throughout the night contestants touched the hearts of viewers with their heartfelt stories, and moves that varied from graceful to extremely sexy. And, as each of the celebrities ...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Week Two Elimination Not A Surprise

March 28th, 2012 9:30am EDT
Martina Navratilova Eliminated on DWTS
After a killer kick off and week two’s struggles with the quickstep and jive, the stars gathered to find out who would be the first in the competition to go home. What a night! And I would say one of the most nerve-wracking. Especially since one of the contestants would be eliminated without having the opportunity to prove what they really could do on the dance floor.

However Sugarland helped ease the tension with their country tunes; and one by one contestants were told if they would be safe or placed in the bottom. The scores going into the elimination were the following in ranking orde...
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Week 2 'Dancing With The Stars' Performances Show Improvements, Surprises And Some Disappointment

March 27th, 2012 9:30am EDT
Dancing With The Stars - Roshon Fegan & Chelsie Hightower
Last night, contestants hit the floor for week two of Dancing With The Stars. For the second week the couples had the option of either choosing the Jive or Quickstep, which seemed to be a challenge for some.

During the night there were some improvements, surprises and contestants who really brought it on the dance floor. Here is a recap that includes the dances, scores, songs and judges response for each couple.

Be sure to leave your thoughts about the show down below.

1. Roshon Fegan (Disney Star) & Chelsie Hightower
Dance: Quickstep
Song: Good Charlotte- "Lifestyles of the Rich and...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Season 14 Kicks Off With A Bang

March 20th, 2012 9:41am EDT
Katherine Jenkins & Mark Ballas
Last night, season fourteen of Dancing With The Stars kicked off with a bang. For the premiere the couples had the option of either choosing the Cha-Cha-Cha or Foxtrot, which they all performed amazingly. In fact the performances were so great that judge Len Goodman stated that it was by far the best season premiere that he had ever seen.

During the night contestants came one by one, some with big smiles, some with moves that seem to be a little too hot for television and some with pure elegance; which made it a very impressive show that seemed more like week five than one.

Here...
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Season 14 Cast Of 'Dancing With The Stars' Revealed

February 28th, 2012 11:00am EST
Dancing with the Stars Season 14 Cast
The new celebrity cast of Dancing with the Stars has been released on Good Morning America, and we have the full list right here. The cast ranges from actresses to football players to musicians.

Jack Wagner is a soap opera star most known for his roles on General Hospital and Melrose Place. His pro partner is Anna Trebunskaya.

Melissa Gilbert is known for her child acting role on Little House on the Prairie, which she started when she was nine. Maksim Chmerkovskiy is her pro partner.

Donald Driver is wide receiver for the 2010 Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers, who drafted him in 19...
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Former Sex Addict Scott Baio Plans Tell-All Book

February 9th, 2012 9:30am EST
Scott Baio
Former "Happy Days" pin-up Scott Baio is set to reveal all about his romances and sex romps with stars like Brooke Shields, Lesley Ann Warren and Melissa Gilbert in a steamy new memoir.

Baio, who played Chachi in the hit TV show and spin-off "Joanie Loves Chachi," battled sex addiction for years and now he's revealing his bedroom secrets with his famous exes.

A publishing source tells the Globe magazine the explosive book will include details about the actor's alleged trysts with Pamela Anderson, Nicollette Sheridan, Denise Richards and Heather Locklear.

The insider says, "He bedded some...
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Melissa Gilbert 'Always Kinda Knew' Sister Sara Was Gay

December 14th, 2011 9:14am EST
Melissa Gilbert
Melissa Gilbert always knew her little sister was gay.

During a recent appearance Sara Gilbert's show "The Talk," co-host Sharon Osbourne asked the red-head if she had any idea her sister was a lesbian, and the actress confessed she felt sure she was - even though her sibling insisted she wasn't.

Melissa said, "I took her to dinner when she was in her teens and I sat her down and I gave her this long speech about how much I love you and it doesn't matter and you're my darling and blah, blah, blah and you can tell me anything. And she looked and me and she said, 'I'm not gay.' And I was li...
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Melissa Gilbert Files For Divorce

August 26th, 2011 8:27am EDT
Melissa Gilbert
Melissa Gilbert has filed for divorce from her husband of 16 years, five months after trying to salvage her marriage.

The former child actress separated from actor Bruce Boxleitner in March, but days later, took to Facebook to tell fans the couple were trying to work things out.

However, the pair has failed to repair its relationship and Gilbert is going ahead with divorce proceedings.

According to Los Angeles Country Superior Court documents, the actress filed papers on Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences.

She has asked for joint custody of the couple's son Michael.
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Melissa Gilbert Keeps Facebook Status As 'Married'

March 18th, 2011 8:45am EDT
Melissa Gilbert
"Little House On The Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert is working on salvaging her 16-year marriage after announcing the split earlier this month.

The former child star declared she had separated from actor Bruce Boxleitner, 60, on March 1.

But it appears the 46 year old is trying to resolve her marital problems - according to tabloid the National Enquirer, Gilbert is still living with her second husband as they work things out.

And the actress has avoided falling back into her troubled ways after years of sobriety following an alcohol and drug habit.

The magazine reports Gilbert still list...
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Melissa Gilbert Says Miley Cyrus Wanted People To See Her Smoking A Bong

December 16th, 2010 8:55am EST
Melissa Gilbert
Former "Little House On The Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert has questioned Miley Cyrus' motives for allowing her pal to film her smoking a bong - insisting the teen superstar "wanted to get caught."

The 18-year-old Hannah Montana star sparked outrage last week after film footage of her smoking a huge pipe, allegedly containing the legal high Salvia, hit the web.

The video has led to Cyrus being slammed by anti-drugs groups, but Gilbert - who has battled alcoholism and substance abuse issues in the past - is adamant the star meant for fans to see the footage of her intoxicated.

She told Dav...
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