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Little House Star 'Devastated' to Drop Bid for Congress

Upcoming surgery won't allow Melissa Gilbert to meet 'rigorous demands' of Mich. campaign

(Newser) - A star from Little House on the Prairie won't be moving to a bigger House after all—at least not this time around. Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls Wilder in the Little House TV series, is "devastated" to have to drop out of her bid for Congress... More »

Melissa Gilbert Is Running for Congress

'Little House' actress hopes to represent Michigan district

(Newser) - Melissa Gilbert, aka Laura Ingalls, is running for Congress in Michigan, reports ABC News . The 51-year-old former star of Little House on the Prairie announced her bid as a Democrat on a new website , and her focus will be on issues related to women, children, and families. Despite her celebrity... More »

IRS: Melissa Gilbert Owes Us $360K

But no worries, her hubby says it's no big deal

(Newser) - The latest celebrity in trouble with the IRS : Melissa Gilbert. The agency says the former Little House on the Prairie star owes $360,551 in federal income taxes. "Like so many people across the nation, the recession hit me hard," the 51-year-old actress tells the Detroit News . "... More »

Melissa Gilbert: Why I Ditched Breast Implants

She explains her decision, at length, on her blog

(Newser) - Melissa Gilbert has had her breast implants removed , and in an extremely long blog post written on New Year's Eve but getting picked up now , she explains why. But most of the blog post is taken up with an explanation of why she got them in the first place:... More »

Melissa Gilbert Gets Engaged to Actor Busfield

'Little House' star to wed 'Thirtysomething' star

(Newser) - Two familiar faces to TV watchers are getting married: Melissa Gilbert of Little House on the Prairie fame is now engaged to actor Timothy Busfield, probably best known for his role on Thirtysomething, reports US Weekly . Gilbert is 48 and Busfield 55, and this is the third marriage for each.... More »

Guess Who's Dancing With the Stars?

Jaleel White, aka Steve Urkel, and a lot of other TV stars, singers, athletes

(Newser) - "Whoa, Mama!" That's right: Urkel, aka Jaleel White, will be Dancing With the Stars this season. The new line-up was announced on Good Morning America today, and it also includes TV star Melissa Gilbert, Heather Locklear ex Jack Wagner, Green Bay Packer Donald Driver, tennis star Martina... More »

Melissa Gilbert, Bruce Boxleitner Divorcing

Gilbert files after 16 years of marriage

(Newser) - Longtime Hollywood couple Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner are calling it quits after 16 years of marriage. Gilbert, former Little House on the Prairie star, filed for divorce from her Tron star hubby Monday in LA, citing irreconcilable differences, the AP reports. She and Boxleitner have been separated since January.... More »

10 Still-Sane Child Stars

Neil Patrick Harris and Natalie Portman are proof: They don't all go nuts

(Newser) - Brian Bonsall once played adorable baby-of-the-family Andy Keaton on Family Ties; now he’s a druggie who was recently arrested for assaulting a friend with a bar stool—but not all former child stars head down that ugly path. The Frisky rounds up 10 who managed to keep it together:... More »

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