05:01 PM EDT 02/06/2014
Originally posted 02/04/2014 12:35PM
Richard Bull, a character actor who played shopkeeper Nels Oleson on the 1974-83 TV favorite Little House on the Prairie, died Monday. He was 89.
"This man will be missed," the show's star, Melissa Gilbert, Tweeted. "Goodbye Richard working with you was such a joy but nearly as joyful as being your friend."
Bull was born in Zion, Ill., on June 26, 1924, and in 1948 married actress Barbara Collentine, according to a 2009 Yahoo biographical sketch.
Originally posted 01/26/2014 08:00AM
The star shares she's keeping the gown from her marriage to Timothy Busfield in the closet for a special occasion
Originally posted 09/03/2013 12:50PM
Cats apparently aren't the only ones with nine lives.
Actress Melissa Gilbert saved a tiny rabbit from the clutches of her feline, and she plans to nurse the critter back to health.
"Rescued from the jaws of death," Gilbert, 49, wrote alongside an Instagram photo of the small animal, which she has named Hazel. Cuddling the bunny in another pic, she wrote, "Look what the cat brought in. Going to get her big and strong then release her in the garden."
Originally posted 06/26/2013 07:00AM
The star debuts a sassy do on Instagram
Originally posted 05/04/2013 11:15AM
First you might have gasped, but then came the love, because PEOPLE.com readers, overwhelmingly, responded favorably to those who rose to the defense of Kim Kardashian and her unorthodox maternity wear choices.
At the same time, Melissa Gilbert's wedding dress proved nothing less than a source of amazement.
So here are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions from readers this week – what made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, awestruck, even angry.
In the meantime, please keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story – this way you can tell us exactly what you think.
Originally posted 04/26/2013 02:00PM
Find out why the star selected her striking red gown for her third marriage, to Timothy Busfield
Originally posted 04/25/2013 08:00AM
A good night for dancing under the stars.
Dancing with the Stars alum Melissa Gilbert tied the knot with former Thirtysomething star Timothy Busfield "in a private ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara on April 24," Gilbert's rep confirms to PEOPLE. The bride wore red.
Beloved Little House on the Prairie star, Gilbert, 48, and Busfield, 55, got engaged over the holidays. Both have been married twice before. She is the mother of two; he has three children.
Originally posted 01/29/2013 05:00PM
Melissa Gilbert will be dancing with a star again ... at her upcoming wedding!
Gilbert, 48, and former Thirtysomething star Timothy Busfield, 55, are headed to the altar, the actress's rep confirms to PEOPLE.
"They are engaged and both are incredibly happy," the rep says. The two got engaged over the holidays, adds a source.
Originally posted 07/02/2012 10:55AM
Maksim Chmerkovskiy is trying out some new moves – as an actor.
But he's still not venturing too far from the ballroom in his guest-starring role as a dance partner on the July 25 episode of The Exes.
The Dancing with the Stars pro, 32, plays Don, a ballroom companion of the ex-wife of the show's Stuart (David Alan Basche).
Chmerkovskiy takes Holly, played by Kristen Johnston, for a twirl in the episode called "Shall We Dance."
Originally posted 05/09/2012 10:50AM
Melissa Gilbert and Roshon Fegan were sent home from Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday's double elimination – and Gilbert, for one, is already dealing with the fallout.
"This is cake number three," Gilbert, who celebrated her 48th birthday on Tuesday, said when she was presented with a birthday cake on Good Morning America Wednesday morning. "And I'm not dancing anymore, so this is going right to my thighs."
Gilbert, who said she hadn't slept since the results were announced the night before, acknowledged that she and her coach, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, were disappointed about the elimination, but said she was pleased with her performance this week.
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