BREAKING Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield set to MARRY!
Actress Melissa Gilbert, best remembered as a little girl on Little House on the Prairie, is engaged to actor Timothy Busfield, best remembered as Elliot on thirtysomething.
It would be the third marriage for each of the two TV veterans.
The couple celebrated their engagement Monday night at the Beverly Hills restaurant Mr. Chow.
Hooray for them.
They don't mention that Busfield also immortalized the role of "Booger" in the Revenge of the Nerds franchise. Gilbert was quoted as saying to reporters at Mr. Chow's: "When they asked me what I thought about the King of Boogers and the Queen of Shit-bras getting married, I said it'll make a Helluva match!"
Well she certainly doesn't go for anyone not an actor does she?
Wow, from Rob Lowe to Bruce Boxleitner to...Timothy Busfield?! Did Half-Pint lose a bet?
[quote] They don't mention that Busfield also immortalized the role of "Booger" in the Revenge of the Nerds franchise
No, Curtis Armstrong was "Booger." Busfield played Arnold Poindexter.
Wow. Incredibly Massive Fail executed by R3.
Self-destruct sequence has now been activated.
How could he do this to Nancy? She has CANCER!
Wow. Rob Lowe and Timothy Busfield.
Guess we know she has a thing for Pedos.
Wasn't there some kind of small scandal involving him a few years ago like kiddie pron or something?
Busfield has a NASTY reputation for hitting on teenage girls on studio sets.
Yes, yes he does.
Poor Jennifer Love Hewitt doesn't even know how lucky she is to have gotten out of her situation unscathed.
Are those accusing Busfield of being a perv confusing him with fellow ginge Jeffery Jones, who was caught being a perv?
Nope. Timothy Busfield is a complete child perv.
And if he's dating Melissa Gilbert, I can only imagine that he has some sick, twisted, Half-Pint scenarios he's been dying to act out.
I think he was accused of sexual harrasment on a movie set.
OK, just googled him.
He took a date to a movie and he groped her breasts and touched her genitals. She filed a report with the police.
And that was just the one he got caught with/got reported.
Well it was an honest mistake, R19. His date was Lindsay Lohan.
Will Matthew Laborteaux and his bf attend the wedding?
That realy surprises me because last year Melissa was constantly posting inappropriate photos of herself and a Frenchman with whom she was having a hot and heavy affair on Facebook.
And the Frenchman was physically the opposite of everything you ever thought about Timothy Busfield.
Busfield has had a second act as an accomplished director.
Half pint is galloon jugs these days.
what a step down from Boxlietner (however it's spelled)
He's gross. He also went bankrupt a year or two ago.
[quote]what a step down from Boxlietner (however it's spelled)
LOL, I was going to post the same thing
Timothy Busfield is actually Mike White doing a character.
I wonder if Melissa will invite Kent McCord and Valerie Harper to the wedding. Hmmmmm.
Martin Milner, wondering
he looks like has alcohol bloat.
Maybe for the musical entertainment at the reception, Albert can play Pa's fiddle.
Oh, shit! I forgot. Albert died in one of the last LHOTP TV movies. Well, guess not.
Alice Garvey's ashes
I thought this was a joke, but it's not.
I loved Bruce. What a sexy man.
one of my first real crushes (ones that lasted a season long) was Bruce B on Scarecrow and Mrs. King.
Mr. Chow. Isn't that like PF Chang's?
She's only 48??! She looks like a well-preserved 75 year old clown. He looks like he's got a bad case of gin blossoms.
He's a sick fuck. Not for groping his adult date, that's vulgar and gross but at least she's not a kid.
He's been busted in the past. One of his 1994 victims was 17. Supposedly he's the answer to some blind items about a slimy director who hits on underage girls in the casts of his projects. Everyone in town knows, they hire him for things loaded with teens anyway.
Half pint's going to have an ugly divorce from this scumbag some day.
R23, that's what I was about to write. Her twitter was filled with the hunky Frenchman. I applauded and said a silent 'well done half pint' after seeing some shirtless photos of him. WTF happened? Step down half-pint....no it's a full leap down.
Complete or stunt. She's been selling her single life stories to the rags ever since her divorce. It's been an absolute play by play. From spending Christmas in France to breaking up with a Frenchman who was disappointed in her Hollywood digs. It's all out there because there's notice else to report on and she's trying to stay relevant.
I didn't even know when she broke with the French guy until I realized she hadn't mentioned him in a while. Why did they break up?
She recently moved too. I was surprised at that. She moved into what looks like a regular old one story simple house.
R12, you are a misguided exaggerating idiot.
Neither Rob Lowe nor Tim Busfield are 'pedos'.
You really are a jerk, R12.
(and I'm familiar with the backgrounds of both men)
R48, Lowe may have cleaned up his act (he was busted for fucking a 16 year old in the bad old days. It was on videotape - remember?).
Busfield hasn't cleaned up at all. He's still harassing teenage girls.
At last, this partner will finally do exactly as I say!
R49, stop with the trash talk. What you describe is not being a 'pedo' as R12 states.
And you have absolutely no idea whether Busfield continues to hit on teenage girls.
At least now maybe she'll stop drunk dialing me...
Is there a story behind this, R52?
R47 When the French guy saw Melissa's new house he realized that she was not as loaded as he had thought. He was hooking up with her in hopes of leeching her back account.
Is it me or does Melissa look like the lost Rivers/Rosenberg triplet? Her plastic surgery makes her look almost as bad as Joan Rivers and actually worse than Melissa Rosenberg.And just when I thought those two were the only ones with that unique form of fugliness.
Timmy The Red Busfield? Poor Tim,not ugly enough to be funny,not handsome enough to play the leading man but the best friend or 5th guy in a production. His directing, he makes Ed Wood look like Fellini in comparison folks! As for groping women..if I were bankrupt like him I would grope women too because that was the only time I could get some. I mean he can't afford escorts and street whores are even too expensive for him,so he gets MG! At least Timmy likes Melissa for her eager means unlike that ungrateful frog.
This marriage will NEVER last. You had your chance with Almanzo Wilder and you left that man broken and destitute. Mark my words, it will never last, Laura Ingalls!!! No good can come of this. You're no Nellie, and he's damn sure no Percival!!!
Harriet Oleson, Oleson's Mercantile
Funny that all of her husband and now Tim all have last names that start with a B.
Thanks R54. Did you figure this out or did Melissa hint as this being the reason?
Actually, you're the moron. And you proved it in your post at R51.
You state yourself:
"And you have absolutely no idea whether Busfield continues to hit on teenage girls."
The fact that he hit on teenage girls at all?
MAKES HIM A PEDO.
R57 Her people planted the story in the press, that frog was a golddigger. He wanted a green card. As sleazy as Timmy is the frog is much worse. Yes Timmy is a sleazebag but he doesn't mind Melissa's modest home.
Meanwhile Melissa Sue Anderson is a multimillionaire! Looks like she's laughing at halfpint now!
Hey douchebag R48, check with the casts of "The Fosters" and "Wedding Band" and then get back to us on whether PEDO Busfield is still hitting on underage girls.
(Hint: He is.)
R17 couldn't have stated it better. That is exactly what I was thinking. My next question is how old are her kids?
Looks like her youngest is a son who is about 17 years old.
In looking it up I came across this:
"They were engaged twice and Boxleitner broke up with her each time. After reuniting for a third time, they finally married on January 1, 1995"
The dude breaks off their engagement twice? She really likes to be treated like a door mat.
Phew. 17 is too old for Busfield.
You don't know that the supposed teen girls Busfield hit on were not 18 or 19.
And flirting with teen girls ages 17 to 19 is not pedofilia.
Flirting is one thing - happens all the time among all ages and with older men and younger girls/women.
Pedophilia is not flirting.
Flirting with teens is different than pedophilia but geez too fine a line for me. This will end very badly.
R63, Melissa and Boxleitner were married about 16 years - so they had a good, long run - it was certainly worth marrying him because it did last a substantial amount of time.
Uh-huh. Old men fucking teenage girls isn't flirting either, R65, you pedo-apologist fucktard.
'Hitting upon' means flirting or suggestive comments.
There isn't any evidence that Tim Busfield had sex with a teen, is there?
Anyway, if the teen was 18 or 19 and of age in California, it would be permissable.
R68, you are deranged and mentally unbalanced, and you have no idea what pedophilia is.
You are ignorant.
Melissa, just give it up.
Just ask anyone who worked on the set of Byrds of Paradise as to what they had to do to protect Jennifer Love Hewitt from him... and she was 15.
He's a gross pedo.
I think you have some serious issues. You really do seem to be making excuses for his known penchant for being inappropriate with young girls. And yes, there is record of him being sexually inappropriate with at least one girl who was 17.
Trying to have any sort of sexual contact with a minor makes him a pedophile. That is something you don't seem to understand and frankly, it's disturbing.
I'm sure that you, in your warped mind, will make some excuse that 17 is close enough to legal. Get some help.
'sexually inappropriate', meaning what?
When you say 'sexually inappropriate' you seem to be saying that he did not have sex with a teen.
Trying to have sexual contact with a 17 year old is not pedophilia.
Pedophilia is being interested in prepubescent kids of age 11 or younger.
As a medical diagnosis, pedophilia is a psychiatric disorder in persons 16 years of age or older typically characterized by a primary or exclusive sexual interest in prepubescent children (generally age 11 years or younger)
I told you that you do not know what pedophilia means!
She never should have left Bruce Boxleitner! I am guessing she and Tim met in AA. both have longstanding alcohol problems, but I think she has been in recovery for several years.
I like her.
"Trying to have sexual conduct with a 17 year old is not pedoohilia."
You just proved you are a nutjob and need help. Seriously, you're disturbing and need to take a look at yourself.
You're kind of more disgusting than Tim is.
R74, why are you assuming that Melissa left Bruce Boxleitner?
I'm pretty sure that Bruce wanted out of the marriage.
(from everything Melissa said)
When your husband wants to end the marriage, you have no choice.
It was not Melissa's choice.
R75, please see the definition of pedophilia at
You are way off base in calling people pedophiles.
You quoted Wikipedia which means, you lose.
Pedophilia can be considered sexual interest in someone under the age of 18 or under the age of 13.
"Most mental health professionals confine the definition of pedophilia to sexual activity with prepubescent children, who are generally age 13 or younger."
"The ICD-10 defines pedophilia as "a sexual preference for children, boys or girls or both, usually of prepubertal or early pubertal age."
"The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 4th edition Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) outlines specific criteria for use in the diagnosis of this disorder. These include the presence of sexually arousing fantasies, behaviors or urges that involve some kind of sexual activity with a prepubescent child (generally age 11 years or younger, though the diagnosis criteria for the disorder extends the cut-off point for prepubescence to age 13)"
Lets get back to half pint. More on her.
Was the divorce one of the major reason for the house move? No income coming in?
Busfield has a lot of hard miles on him. Alcohol?
When Melissa Gilbert was president of Screen Actors Guild, she would sometimes appear at the annual podium of the SAG Awards show in the most ghastly, vulgar, low cut evening gowns with her huge, enhanced breast implants on show for all.
It was not a pleasing sight. And one felt a bit sorry for her since she apparently had terrible taste and psychologically needed to display her large false breasts.
She has duck lips.
R3, There's good reason they don't mention that Busfield immortalized the role of "Booger" in the Revenge of the Nerds franchise, it wasn't him.
It was Curtis Armstrong who played Dudley 'Booger' Dawson
I have had many friends in SAG and while Melissa Gilbert was the president of SAG I think every single one of my friends all hated her. SO much gossip about what a cunt she was (and not just to SAG members). The only good thing I ever heard anyone say about her was that she had good hair.
I'll post as many as I can remember later, but right now I'm running 30 minutes late getting to work.
But what is the origin of the shit bra? Or shitbra?
I would love to hear more r85.
She's rather a Half Pint of Carrot Top these days, isn't she?
Did MG not get rich making LHOTP? I'd assume she'd be set for life.
I'd like some stories too, R85. I'm pouring a glass of wine now.
never heard of them.
Yet you bump this thread? Right.
Where are you r85?
R86 - I seem to recall the shitbra originated when someone posted that they had heard Melissa threaten her kids in public by saying "Don't make me use my shitbra!" The thread then became about "What the hell is a shitbra?" Is it a bra made out shit? Is it a bra filled with shit? Then, it became about scenarios of why and when Melissa would bust out the shitbra to discipline her kids and the origin of the shitbra as punishment (it was the favorite form of discipline used by Melissa's mother, Alison Arngrim's mother, Helen Lawson, etc.)
I THINK that was how it started. It's been a while. I'm sure other DLers will correct me if I'm wrong.
Has Melissa Gilbert actually done anything since "The Waltons" went off the air? I always hated that show. I thought Judy Norton wiped the floor with her on that show.
Jim Bob's Brown-Eye
She looks a bit like Barbara Hershey (Seagull) in that photo with Tim. Loved "30 Something - can only imagine how hoopy it must be today!
M. Mayron, Silver Lake
I hate Little House. I saw an episode a while back and every thing looks so '70s. Too old timey for me.
Hated Little House, too. Sara Gilbert of Darlene on Roseanne fame isn't her full sis, is she? She's the talented, likable one to me. Hate this one.
She's adopted. How can you like her but not Melissa? At least Melissa is interesting in her fucked up way.
As dorky as Melissa was, lord knows she's easier to look at then dirty looking Sara. My eyes hurt just looking at her fugness.
Melissa Gilbert to Sara Gilbert: I Always 'Kinda Knew' You Were Gay
How obnoxious to tell this on Sara's tv show.