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.