10 items from 2015
Melissa Gilbert is hoping to move from “Little House on the Prairie” to the U.S. House of Representatives. The Hollywood veteran, who played Laura Ingalls Wilder on the NBC drama in the 1970s and ’80s, announced on Monday that she’s running for Michigan’s 8th Congressional District. “Please join me in my fight for working families,” Gilbert tweeted. The mother-of-two, a Democrat, will challenge freshman Republican Rep. Mike Bishop. Also Read: Melissa Gilbert Owes $360,000 to the IRS A native of Los Angeles, Gilbert and her husband, actor Timothy Busfield, have been living in Howell, Michigan, since 2013. “I’m »
- Itay Hod
"We just don't recognise life's most significant moments while they're happening. Back then I thought, 'well there'll be other days'. I didn't realise that that was the only day."
It's a useful piece of advice that's given to writers, that you need to put something on the line if you want a piece to really work. That you need to put some, and ideally a lot, of yourself into it.
Brace yourselves, I'm afraid. I make no promises that the quality of what you're about to read is much cop. But I can tell you that Field Of Dreams is an immensely important and rich film to me, one that hits me, and hits me hard every time I watch it. I think that it reinforces too »
Actress Melissa Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls on the iconic ’70s series “Little House on the Prairie,” is more than $360,000 in debt to the Internal Revenue Service, The Detroit News reports. The actress, who lives in Michigan with her husband, “thirtysomething” actor Timothy Busfield, owes federal taxes from 2011 to 2013, according to a lien filed by the IRS in February. Gilbert, who like her husband recently appeared on the ABC series “Secrets and Lies,” blamed the debt on a combination of a lack of acting work, a generally bad economy and her 2011 divorce from actor Bruce Boxleitner. Also Read: »
- Tim Kenneally
Melissa Gilbert, best known for playing Laura Ingalls Wilder on Little House on the Prairie, reportedly owes the Internal Revenue Service $360,000 in taxes. Melissa Gilbert Owes IRS A week after Gilbert announced on Twitter that she and her husband, actor Timothy Busfield, and their two young boys, would be moving, it was reported that […]
- Chelsea Regan
When "Secrets and Lies" premiered on ABC in March, Sepinwall and I talked about it on the podcast, but nobody wrote a full review. What I said in my Take Me To The Pilots entry and what I said on the podcast is what I'd have said in my review: In a year of close-ended shows using the death of a child as a catalyst for an investigation or an investigation of grief, "Secrets and Lies" was the most tawdry and sensationalistic, the one most prone to insulting the intelligence of viewers. Two months later, same as it ever was, "Secrets and Lies" ended its first season with a seemingly anti-climactic scene and then instructed viewers to go watch one extra scene either online or on some stupid ap or... Screw that. Season 1 of "Secrets and Lies" ended with a slightly ominous car scene between Abby and Christy. Full-stop. I »
- Daniel Fienberg
The real life husband-wife duo will guest star in an upcoming episode of the NBC medical drama, Variety has learned. Busfield will also direct the season-two episode.
Busfield will play Shane, a tall-tale-telling, bull-riding Texas cowboy who is brought into the ER after being injured in a rodeo collapse.
Gilbert will play Lindsay, Shane’s longtime girlfriend and rodeo partner who loves him for his boisterous, risk-taking personality, but now has to confront the truth that she may not know him as well as she thought.
The episode, titled “Hold On,” is slated to premiere April 27.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
One of the hardest bouts of growing pains experienced by adolescents is that rite of passage known as the high school experience. In high school one is subject to discovering their own sense of self-identity and purpose. In fact, sometimes the social factor is crucial because the cost of belonging in social-related circles is vital in a four-year commitment to belonging among your peers.
The tension is high to belong and get along as your search for excellence in good grades, social interaction and the overall learning experience is important. However, not every youngster can cope with what they are faced as the obstacles to excel are demanding in high school. Hence, the potential to become “an outsider” is inevitable and the unlikeliest label that no one can overcome no matter how much they try.
The movies have been instrumental in capturing such heavy-handed angst and frustration of the tortured »
- Frank Ochieng
If you’re tempted to dismiss ABC’s new Secrets and Lies as yet another Broadchurch knockoff, consider this: Secrets’ tale unspools solely from the perspective of Ryan Phillippe’s Ben Crawford, a suburban family man suspected of killing his neighbor’s son. Which means Phillippe is in virtually every scene of the chiller that head writer Barbie Kligman calls “a character drama with an underlying mystery.” It’s madness, Phillippe and Secrets’ co-executive producer/director Timothy Busfield (thirtysomething, Damages) agree — but there is very much method to it. “The lines between what Ben is going through and what Ryan is going through would cross … Continue reading →
- Lori Acken
Secrets and Lies executive producers Barbie Kligman, Timothy Busfield and Aaron Kaplan took the stage at the Television Critics Association press tour today along with their cast members Ryan Phillippe, Juliette Lewis, KaDee Strickland, Natalie Martinez and Dan Fogler to talk about the atmospheric hourlong drama which premieres March 8 at 9pm Et/Pt on ABC. In the character-driven murder mystery, based on an Australian series of the same name, Phillippe stars as suburban family man Ben Crawford, whose life begins to unravel when he finds the body of his neighbor’s young son and is promptly accused of the child’s murder. Tailed by tough-as-nails Detective Andrea … Continue reading →
- Lori Acken
Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert underwent surgery this week to remove her breast implants, and in a lengthy blog post titled "A Tale of Two Titt**s," the 50-year-old actress goes into great detail about the big decision.
"A. I am concerned for my health and 2. I don't like the way they look or feel," she explains. "Frankly, I'd like to be able to take a Zumba class without the fear that I'll end up with two black eyes."
Though by explaining her decision, Gilbert also gets candid on the intense scrutiny on her body that she had to endure due to being an actress.
Video: Exclusive -- Half-Pint's Unseen 'Little House' Audition
"During the last few seasons of Little House I was made to wear a padded bra," she reveals. "When I did the re-make of Splendor in the Grass (one of the worst performances of my career, by the way »
10 items from 2015
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