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Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner separate

Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner separating Melissa Gilbert and husband Bruce Boxleitner are separating after 16 years of marriage, they announced Tuesday.

"We have loved each other for a very long time and we share four incredible sons together," Gilbert said in a statement. "On behalf of our family we ask to be allowed our privacy during this very difficult time."

"The Scarecrow and Mrs. King" star, Boxleitner, 60, who was in the original "Tron" film and recently "Tron: Legacy," married Gilbert, who played Laura Ingalls on "Little House on the Prairie," in 1995.

That same year, their son Michael Garrett, now 15, was born 12 weeks premature.

You may also know Boxleitner from the NBC show "Heroes" and recognize Gilbert's voice as that of Batgirl from the animated "Batman" television series.

The two both have children from previous marriages.

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Photo: Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner arrive at the L.A. premiere of "Tron: Legacy" on Dec. 11, 2010. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press


PREACH IT! Debbie Gibson with snakes vs. Tiffany with gators. Who wins? [poll]

Tiffany-and-debbie-gibson From the people who brought you "Rock Monster," "Raptor Island" and "Attack of the Sabretooth" now comes the most awesomest confrontation since, maybe, ever. Two acid-washed '80s pop icons have been cast as enemies in an upcoming Syfy original flick. The name?

"Mega Python vs. Gatoroid."

I know, right? And that’s so not even the best part!

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Debbie Gibson -- she goes by "Deborah" these days, but that's no fun -- is an animal-rights activist who likes snakes, see, so she releases a whole bunch of rare ones into a swamp, where they grow mean and huge. Tiffany, meanwhile, plays a park ranger who falls firmly on the side of gators and employs “dangerous methods” to save her chosen species.

And then Debbie is all, oh no you did not just bring that gator over here, and Tiffany is all, oh I so did! Snakes! Attack! And then a huge bunch of snakes wearing rubber bracelets and legwarmers come pouring out of the water and ...

Or, at least, that’s how we hope things will go. We’re also secretly praying for at least one centaur with a mace and a day-glo miniskirt.

Or maybe that’s a whole new movie.

-- Leslie Gornstein

Photo: OK, this picture pair really isn't really fair, but we assume the SyFy movie smackdown will be -- Tiffany, left, is shown in 2007 before losing 30 pounds on "Celebrity Fit Club"; Deborah "Debbie" Gibson, right, is shown all dressed up for the Race to Erase MS Gala in L.A. on May 7, 2010. Credits:
Chris Polk / FilmMagic / VH1, left; Nina Prommer / EPA, right.


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