Friday, June 05, 2009

Melissa Gilbert Spills Dirt On Rob Lowe And Shannen Doherty


In this age of Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan, it is easy to forget that back in the day, Melissa Gilbert pretty much was the it girl and dated anyone and everyone she wanted. Well, she just finished writing a tell all book and it actually tells all. So far. I mean I get all excited about these things because of the excerpts and then it turns out the only good parts were the ones they released in advance. That is why I always suggest that before buying a celebrity book, spend some time in your book store and read scattered pages to see if there are more stories, or just one story and a bunch of pats on the back.

Oh, speaking of books. Yesterday there was this big scandal on the internet about how the show runner from Dawson's Creek trashed Katie Holmes and the entire cast. They acted like it was all this huge news. The guy wrote a book a few years ago and said the exact same thing but no one freaked out. I guess when it is in a book no one notices, but when it is on the internet, then it must be true.

Anyway, back to Melissa. Here are two excerpts. One is from People and one is from Star. Both are only in the actual magazines and not a link to their site.

Rob and Melissa met when he was 14 and she was 17. They were together for a long time and were totally in love and in 1986 he asked her to marry him. So far so good right? Well, everything was great until the day Melissa told Rob she was pregnant. "Finally, with [Rob's] voice trembling and tears in his eyes he said very softly, 'I can't be a father,' Before I could respond, he said, 'I can't be a husband. I'm so sorry,'"

Nice move Rob.

Shannen Doherty is probably not on Melissa's Christmas card list. Melissa Gilbert and Bo Brinkman were married from 1988-1992. It was during that marriage, that Shannen Doherty decided, that according to Melissa at least, that Shannen wanted to be like Melissa. The best way to do that was to seduce Bo. Melissa implies in the book that it was Shannen who sought Bo out, purely because she wanted to be like Melissa" and adds that when Gilbert learned of the affair, "Shannen just looked her straight in the eye, smirked and made a snide comment."

Now, in 1992, Shannen was just 19. Melissa doesn't say how old Shannen was when this affair happened. The fact she doesn't could lead one to speculate that perhaps Shannen was a minor when it happened. Nice Bo.

23 comments:

Napoleon In Rags said...

According to IMDB, Rob and Melissa were both born in 1964 - how could she have been three years older when they met?

Lisa (original) said...

I have NEVER like Melissa Gilbert. Perhaps he knew he was too young to have kids, he had his first kid in 1993. Or...maybe he didn't want to have kids with HER.

From Wiki:
In 1984, Lowe was dating actress Melissa Gilbert. In her recent autobiography, Prairie Tale: a memoir Gilbert is very open about sleeping with Lowe´s best friend, John Cusack,[5] while Lowe was away filming The Hotel New Hampshire. According to Gilbert, she had heard that Lowe was sleeping with his co-star, Nastassia Kinski and she slept with Cusack out of revenge.

Who can blame him for not wanting to marry & have kids with someone like that?

Lisa (original) said...

And if she really was pregnant, where is this supposed child? I would've kept it, I mean look at the genetic goldmine that is Rob Lowe!

Pookie said...

lisa, my thoughts exactly! i was just wondering the same thing...

g said...

Shannen Doherty = Nellie Olsen (of the 90's)

equinox said...

I want to know what the snide comment was.

Babs said...

Equinox - it was probably, "Take that, Half Pint."

Lisa (original) said...

LOL @ Babs' comment.

AnonMom said...

g ... LOL!

AnonMom said...

You know what I just realized? Shannen played Melissa's niece Jenny on Little House! What a beyotch!

brendalove@gmail.com said...

While I don't condone what Shannen did, I sincerely doubt she did it because she wanted to be like Melissa Gilbert.

Reverend Ramona said...

Here's my Melissa Gilbert story. In 1985, she was playing Laura in a summer production of "The Glass Menagerie." During rehearsals one afternoon, she decided to take a lunch break with a friend/cohort on the lawn near the theater.

A groundskeeper happened by and saw her, and enthusiastically said: "Hi, Half Pint!"

To which she replied: "Fuck you, janitor."

whole_lotto _luv said...

Well, if Rob had seen Melissa prior to all her plastic surgery, it'd be no wonder if he didn't want to have a child with her. She was not pretty. Plastic surgery does not affect the genes.

Leah said...

Lisa,
she stated that she miscarried the baby after Rob left her.

jax said...

i think he meant he can't have a baby and be a husband because of his teen sex symbol follwing.

he was the Rpattz of his time.

libby said...

Shannen was on "Little House" as a very small child, as somebody already pointed out. Melissa Gilbert was a superstar at that time, already an icon by her 10th birthday. I'm sure Shannen was probably competitive or jealous of Melissa for being the big star. Shannen is not exactly known for her sanity. I believe Melissa. I'm sure Enty was skeptical only because he forgot about their "Little House" connection.

Shannen fucks with everybody! Damn!

I love that Melissa is such a brazen slut, and admits it.

Caroline said...

Like you'd need an excuse to sleep with John Cusack.

linnea said...

Hey, if she was a minor, I wouldnt say the responsibility of the affair is on her... its much more so on the grown man that decided to take advantage of her craziness!

linnea said...

Hey, if she was a minor, I wouldnt say the responsibility of the affair is on her... its much more so on the grown man that decided to take advantage of her craziness!

libby said...

sorry to point this out, but you all know that if 'Half Pint' actually got an abortion after Rob BAILED (which, IMO, is her choice and sounds justified), she could never admit it.

The world is not ready for the 'Laura Ingalls gets an abortion' book.

Melissa is the White "Superhead." I wish she would spill ALL, 'cause I want to know who is good in bed!

slider1964 said...

I meet her once and I thought she was the biggest jerk ever!!! Believe me nobody was impressed!!! Now if she pops up on TV I give myself whiplash turning the channel LOL!!!

abigail7881 said...

I wonder if it was really a miscarriage... or a "miscarriage"/secret abortion.

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