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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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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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Jason Bateman: Greatest Career Resurrection Ever?

July 7th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
jason bateman
One of the biggest stars in Hollywood right now was practically living in obscurity 15 years ago. The second act of Jason Bateman’s career is almost as unbelievable as it is well-deserved. After a career-boosting (heck, career-reviving) role on Fox’s short-lived sitcom “Arrested Development,” Bateman has become ubiquitous in Hollywood comedies and pretty much synonymous with the passive-aggressive straight man character. This weekend, his new movie “Horrible Bosses” opens nationwide co-starring Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey. The cast, which mi...
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Our Favorite TV Moms: A Mother's Day Special

May 6th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Home Improvement
Let’s be honest: I doubt that any of the moms on this list are as awesome as your own mother (suffice it to say that none of them are as amazing as mine). But these women, these television moms, are certainly worthy of mention. You may have grown up with some of them or you may have watched them last week, but one thing’s for sure: they’re moms, and they’re pretty terrific. So, in honor of Mother’s Day (and in no particular order) I present our favorite TV moms.

1. Joyce Summers (Kristine Sutherland) - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Was Joyce kind of clueless? At first, yeah, but her clueless na...
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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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Did Melissa Gilbert Do Something To Her Face?

December 13th, 2010 3:00pm EST
Melissa Gilbert
Melissa Gilbert attended the "TRON: Legacy" Los Angeles premiere with her husband Bruce Boxleitner, and is it just our imagination or does she look a little nip and tucked? With those very wide eyes she sort of looks Joan Rivers-esque.

What do you think?

The former "Little House on the Prairie" actress is the face of the anti-narcotics campaign group Partnership at Drugfree.org. Gilbert has battled alcoholism and substance abuse issues in the past, and this fall she signed up to help the organization, which offers parents advice on how to prevent kids falling into drug use.

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Shannen Doherty Needs A Fashion & Career Intervention

December 9th, 2010 12:00pm EST
Shannen Doherty
Shannen Doherty attended the launch of Devon flagship store in Beverly Hills yesterday wearing a leather black vest, black pants and suede knee-high boots.

The former "Beverly Hills 90210" star recently appeared in the made-for-television movie "The Big One" on the Hallmark Channel. She also performed on "Dancing With The Stars." She appears in the upcoming sci-fi TV film "Witchslayer."

Someone please give Shannen a juicy role that matches her vixen personality!

Fun fact:

Shannen started her acting career playing Jenny Wilder in the 1982 season of "Little House on the Prairie."

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Alison Arngrim Slams Disney Over Their 'Imploding Emotionally' Child Stars

November 3rd, 2010 12:35pm EDT
Alison Arngrim
Little House On The Prairie actress Alison Arngrim has accused bosses at media giant Disney of creating a "factory" churning out child stars who are all destined to "implode emotionally".

Arngrim, who shot to fame at the age of 12 in the long-running TV show, admits she was devastated to hear Demi Lovato has cancelled a tour with the Jonas Brothers and checked into rehab to deal with "emotional and physical issues." And the actress is adamant Lovato's employers at Disney are to blame for the rising number of child stars who suffer meltdowns as they grow up.

She tells the New York Post, ...
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Melissa Gilbert Signs Up For Anti-Drug Crusade

October 7th, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Melissa Gilbert
Former Little House On The Prairie star Melissa Gilbert has a new role - she's the face of anti-narcotics campaign group Partnership at Drugfree.org.

Gilbert has battled alcoholism and substance abuse issues in the past, and she's now signed up to help the organization, which offers parents advice on how to prevent kids falling into drug use.

The actress, who was also president of the Screen Actors Guild for four years, says in a statement, "I come at the issue of addiction from so many angles. I myself am a recovering alcoholic, six years sober... as a young teen in the 1980s, I more t...
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In Honor Of Fathers Day: 10 Best TV Dads

June 19th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Mike Brady, Hank Hill, Cliff Huxtable
Since Father's Day is this Sunday, we wanted to take some time to honor some of the best TV dads of all time. So, loosen your belt, crack open a beer, plop down on the recliner and check out which fantastic fathers made our Top 10!

Ward Cleaver, Leave It to Beaver - Ward, as played by Hugh Beaumont, was THE prototypical middle-class suburban dad of the late '50s and early '60s. He was an all-American guy who worked hard all day, appreciated his wife and acted as the moral compass for his sons, Wally and Beaver. Even though the world has changed a great deal since LITB aired, Ward's influen...
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New TV On DVD, Nov. 4

November 4th, 2008 8:00am EST
Tori & Dean Inn Love
We may have missed out on having Tori Spelling in the Beverly Hills, 90210 remake, but there's enough of her to go around. Check her out in Tori & Dean Inn Love season 2. Also on DVD: Little House on the Prairie, the complete series; Futurama: Bender's Game.
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The Emmy's 60th Anniversary: Fans Get To Vote For Best Comedy And Drama Moments

August 28th, 2008 11:27am EDT
All In The Family
As a means of celebrating its 60th Anniversary (really, are we just going to have a garish celebration for any year ending in 0 or 5 now?) Emmy has decided to name the most memorable moments from both Drama and Comedy on TV.

The best thing about this countdown is that the fans get to decide. On the Emmy website are a list of 20 funny moments and 20 serious scenes just begging for your vote. You only get to choose one in each category, so you're going to need some help. You'll find it below as each category is narrowed down to the five best. Also listed are some moments that shouldn...
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Supporting Superhero: A Look At The Stand-Out Film Roles Of Jason Bateman

July 1st, 2008 10:11am EDT
Jason Bateman
In the early part of his career, Jason Bateman was known as the cute sandy haired boy from the wholesome TV family. Beginning with Little House on the Prairie and taking it through "Silver Spoons" (where as the best friend he became part of the extended family) and "Valerie," he wore that role like it was his own skin. Only as he aged (like with 2001's "Some Of My Best Friends" and later with the critically acclaimed "Arrested Development") did he start to include sarcasm into his portrayals, opening up a world of possibilities for him to steal scenes in a number of feature films.

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Melissa Gilbert Cast In 'Little House' Musical

May 29th, 2008 2:12pm EDT
Melissa Gilbert
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Melissa Gilbert is returning to ''Little House on the Prairie'' - but this time playing the mother of her character from the popular television series.

Gilbert, 44, will play ''Ma'' Ingalls in a musical version of the ''Little House'' books that will open at the Guthrie Theater this summer. The actress portrayed Laura, the signature character in the '70s TV series that starred Michael Landon.

Kara Lindsay will play Laura in the musical. The role of ''Pa'' Ingalls will be played by Steve Blanchard, who starred for eight years on Broadway as the Beast in Disney's ...
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Our Favorite Fictional TV Towns

May 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
South Park
Many television series are based in real-life cities (Full House - San Francisco; Family Matters - Chicago; and Beverly Hills, 90210 - Beverly Hills). Even though several TV towns are fictional, TV fans can't help but wonder what it'd be like to live there.

Here's a look at some of our favorite fictional TV towns:

Stars Hollow, Connecticut (Gilmore Girls)

Stars Hollow, which was founded in 1779, is a small town in Connecticut that's home to some very eccentric characters. From Rory and Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), to the grouchy Luke Danes and the always stranger Kirk, ther...
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TV Land To Air Classic Christmas Episodes Dec. 24 & 25

December 24th, 2007 8:00am EST
All in the Family
Jingle Bells ring when TV Land rolls out a collection of classic Christmas episodes during TV Land's 8th Annual Merry-thon. The 24-hour celebration airs Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, December 25 from 5:00pm - 5:00pm (ET/PT).

The marathon will feature some of America's favorite television families including -- The Ingalls, The Jeffersons, The Bunkers, The Bradys, and more.

Tune in as the Ingalls recall their fondest memories of Christmases past, Louise help George find the father he never knew, Cindy ask Santa for help and Edith and Archie feast on a holiday dinner.

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Celebrity Birthdays, December 4

December 4th, 2007 3:00am EST
Tyra Banks
Happy Birthday to busty supermodel Tyra Banks (1973), Shawn Carter a.k.a. rapper Jay-Z (1970), My Cousin Vinny actress Marisa Tomei (1964), "The Big Lebowski" actor Jeff Bridges (1949), Beach Boy Dennis Wilson (1944; d. 1983), British actress Gemma Jones (1942), actor, screenwriter and hillbilly Max Baer, Jr. (1937), "Little House on the Prairie" actor Victor French (1934; d. 1989), Russian-born artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866; d. 1944), and Sioux Indian chief Crazy Horse (1849).
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Spooky Celebrity Birthdays, October 31

October 31st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Beastie Boys
A Happy Spooky Halloween Birthday to 80s rap icon Vanilla Ice (1968), Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz a.k.a. the "King Ad-Rock" (1966), The Hot Chick Rob Schneider (1963), baseball player Fred 'Crime Dog' McGriff (1963), U2 drummer Larry Mullin Jr. (1961), Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson (1961), comedian John Candy (1950), Days of Our Lives mainstay Deidre Hall (1947), Irish thespian Stephen Rea (1946), Saturday Night Live alum Brian Doyle-Murray (1945), Little House on the Prairie star Michael Landon (1936), former CBS anchorman Dan Rather (1931), German photographer Helmut Newton, actr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 26

May 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Matt Stone
Happy Birthday to WWE Diva Ashley Massaro (1979), South Park co-creator Matt Stone (1971), "The Corpse Bride" actress Helena Bonham Carter (1966), rock star Lenny Kravitz (1964), "General Hospital" actress Genie Francis (1962), comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (1962), film and TV actress Margaret Colin (1957), "Jackie Brown" star Pam Grier (1949), country superstar Hank Williams Jr. (1949), "Miami Vice" actor Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks (1948), British guitarist Mick Ronson (1946; d. 1993), The Band drummer Levon Helm (1942), jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (1926; d...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 25

February 25th, 2007 3:00am EST
Sean Astin
Happy Birthday to "Malcolm in the Middle" actor Justin Berfield (1986), "Lord of the Rings" actor Sean Astin (1971), "Fun with Dick & Jane" star Tea Leoni (1966), WWE star Ric Flair (1949), Beatles guitarist George Harrison (1943; d. 2001), "Little House on the Prairie" mom Karen Grassle (1942), actress Diane Baker (1938), "Gilligan's Island" millionaire Jim Backus (1913; d. 1989), Marx Brother Zeppo Marx (1901; d. 1979), and French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841; d. 1919).
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 4

December 4th, 2006 3:00am EST
Tyra Banks
Happy Birthday to busty supermodel Tyra Banks (1973), Shawn Carter a.k.a. rapper Jay-Z (1970), My Cousin Vinny actress Marisa Tomei (1964), "The Big Lebowski" actor Jeff Bridges (1949), Beach Boy Dennis Wilson (1944; d. 1983), British actress Gemma Jones (1942), actor, screenwriter and hillbilly Max Baer, Jr. (1937), "Little House on the Prairie" actor Victor French (1934; d. 1989), Russian-born artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866; d. 1944), and Sioux Indian chief Crazy Horse (1849).
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Spooky Celebrity Birthdays, October 31

October 31st, 2006 3:00am EST
Ice Ice Baby
A Happy Spooky Halloween Birthday to 80s rap icon Vanilla Ice (1968), Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz a.k.a. the "King Ad-Rock" (1966), The Hot Chick Rob Schneider (1963), baseball player Fred 'Crime Dog' McGriff (1963), U2 drummer Larry Mullin Jr. (1961), Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson (1961), comedian John Candy (1950), Days of Our Lives mainstay Deidre Hall (1947), Irish thespian Stephen Rea (1946), Saturday Night Live alum Brian Doyle-Murray (1945), Little House on the Prairie star Michael Landon (1936), former CBS anchorman Dan Rather (1931), German photographer Helmut Newton, actr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 26

May 26th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Lenny Kravitz
Happy Birthday to WWE Diva Ashley Massaro (1979), South Park co-creator Matt Stone (1971), "The Corpse Bride" actress Helena Bonham Carter (1966), rock star Lenny Kravitz (1964), "General Hospital" actress Genie Francis (1962), comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (1962), film and tv actress Margaret Colin (1957), "Jackie Brown" star Pam Grier (1949), country superstar Hank Williams Jr. (1949), "Miami Vice" actor Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks (1948), British guitarist Mick Ronson (1946; d. 1993), The Band drummer Levon Helm (1942), jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (1926; d...
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At a Loss for Summer Programming? Check Out TV Land

May 18th, 2006 4:33pm EDT
TV Land will feature a Little House on the Prairie marathon
TV Land is in high gear as it kicks off the summer with new originals, the addition of favorites such as The Jeffersons, classic marathons such as Little House and the Prairie, and other programming throughout August. Over the course of the summer, the network will premiere brand new episodes of “TV Land's Top Ten” and unveil the new series "My First Time."

In addition, the network will showcase movies such as Grease, Caddyshack and "Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Three's Company."

Below is a detailed list of summer programming for TV Land:

TV Land's Top Ten (s...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 25

February 25th, 2006 3:00am EST
Sean Astin
Happy Birthday to "Malcolm in the Middle" actor Justin Berfield (1986), "Lord of the Rings" actor Sean Astin (1971), "Fun with Dick & Jane" star Tea Leoni (1966), WWE star Ric Flair (1949), Beatles guitarist George Harrison (1943; d. 2001), "Little House on the Prairie" mom Karen Grassle (1942), actress Diane Baker (1938), "Gilligan's Island" millionaire Jim Backus (1913; d. 1989), Marx Brother Zeppo Marx (1901; d. 1979), and French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841; d. 1919).
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 4

December 4th, 2005 3:00am EST
Tyra Banks
Happy Birthday to busty supermodel Tyra Banks (1973), Shawn Carter a.k.a. rapper Jay-Z (1970), My Cousin Vinny actress Marisa Tomei (1964), "The Big Lebowski" actor Jeff Bridges (1949), Beach Boy Dennis Wilson (1944; d. 1983), British actress Gemma Jones (1942), actor, screenwriter and hillbilly Max Baer, Jr. (1937), "Little House on the Prairie" actor Victor French (1934; d. 1989), Russian-born artist Wassily Kandinsky (1866; d. 1944), and Sioux Indian chief Crazy Horse (1849).
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Celebrity Halloween Birthdays, Oct. 31

October 31st, 2005 3:00am EST
Ice Ice Baby
A Happy Spooky Halloween Birthday to Coyote Ugly actress Piper Perabo (1977), 80s rap icon Vanilla Ice (1968), Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz a.k.a. the "King Ad-Rock" (1966), The Hot Chick Rob Schneider (1963), The Family Stone star Dermot Mulroney, baseball player Fred 'Crime Dog' McGriff (1963), U2 drummer Larry Mullin Jr. (1961), Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson (1961), comedian John Candy (1950), Days of Our Lives mainstay Deidre Hall (1947), Irish thespian Stephen Rea (1946), Saturday Night Live alum Brian Doyle-Murray (1945), Little House on the Prairie star Michael Landon (1936),...
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New TV on DVD, Oct. 25

October 24th, 2005 10:00am EDT
The Munsters
Relive the hilarious second season of The Munsters and their lives on Mockingbird Lane. Herman is a devoted dad who happens to be a monster. His wife Lily and Grandpa are vampires, while his son Eddie is a werewolf. Meanwhile, poor Marilyn is like other humans and is regarded as the "black sheep" of the family.

Fun Fact: The show's title was allegedly derived from the words "fun" and "monster."

More DVD releases this week...

Other TV DVD Releases:

The L Word the Complete Second Season

Alias the Complete Fourth Season

Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 3

Little Hou...
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