Rocker Linda Perry has opened up about her incestuous sexual molestation hell at the hands of her half-brother in a new TV documentary. The 4 Non Blondes singer-turned-in-demand songwriter has revealed her feelings about brother Mark in a new Behind the Music special, which aired in America on Wednesday (16Jul14).
Admitting that her mother is "gonna be very unhappy abut this", Perry said, "My mother, she had two sons with another father; one was named Mark and he's like 16 years old and he molested me.
"It was a situation that kind of happened a few times and then it just stopped happening. When I would go tell my mum about it, she didn't believe me.
"For the longest time I was convinced it didn't happen because my mum made me feel like I was just making up these stories."
Perry's Brazilian-born mother appears in the documentary and dismisses the allegations against her son, insisting she never caught him fooling around with her daughter.
The lesbian star later turned her molestation hell into inspiration for her angry anthem Down on Your Face, adding, "It was about my brother and him making me feel dirty and bad."
The singer/songwriter admits her mum was a tyrant, who used abusive methods to discipline her kids, adding, "Women had to be very tough in my mum's day... My mum chained me up to the dog house, naked, because I was playing with the dog...
"She didn't see it as abuse; she saw it as discipline... My mum did some really f**ked up things... but I forgive my mum for her not knowing that she was hurting me."
Singer/songwriter Linda Perry staged an impromptu singing session with 98 Degrees singer Nick Lachey on the set of his U.S. breakfast show Big Morning Buzz Live on Thursday (12Jun14). The 4 Non Blondes singer played a keyboard and ad-libbed a few verses, before handing over to Lachey. Perry's tutorial served as an example of what she did with the aspiring singers on her new reality series, Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project.
"We didn't have a honeymoon. We actually got in a car the next day and just drove. We didn't want a plan, because we're big planners. We just drove for a week and stopped here and there." Singer/songwriter Linda Perry and her wife Sara Gilbert snubbed a traditional post-wedding vacation and opted for a road trip instead. The couple exchanged vows during a private ceremony in California in March (14).
Bruce Willis' daughter Rumer Willis helped to raise $12,000 (GBP7,500) for a gay and lesbian charity event on Sunday (11May14) by offering up a date to the highest bidder. The 25 year old made the spontaneous gesture at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center’s 2014 An Evening with Women fundraiser, which was hosted by newlywed lesbian rocker Linda Perry.
This year's (14) event raised $600,000 (GBP375,000) and featured performances from actresses Milla Jovovich and Evan Rachel Wood.
Perry also reunited her former band 4 Non Blondes for the first time in more than 20 years for the event.
"I'm really excited, I'm nervous, I'm all of it. I'm like, 'What are you doing? Are you nuts?' I'm nervous because we haven't played together in, like, 20 years or something to that effect... I think it's going to be sweet. It'll be sweet to hang out with them, get to know each other again, talk about what we all have been doing." Newlywed rocker Linda Perry on reforming her 1990s group 4 Non Blondes for the upcoming An Evening With Women gala in Los Angeles. The event, which will benefit the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, will also feature appearances from actresses Evan Rachel Wood and Milla Jovovich.
Newlywed singer/songwriter Linda Perry is reuniting with her 4 Non Blondes bandmates for an upcoming charity benefit, 20 years after the group split. The 90s rockers will hit the stage on 10 May (14) at the An Evening With Women event, which frontwoman Perry has organised for years.
She admits the reunion wasn't at the top of her wish list as she planned the gig, explaining she tried calling on other artists to headline the show.
She tells the Associated Press, "This year everybody's off the market, everybody's busy."
It was only then that Perry turned to her old pals: "The thought was kind of sweet. I was like, 'Oh, why don't I just for the night, just for this one event, one time only, call up the band and see if they want to be part of this?'. It's perfect, actually. It actually makes sense to do it now."
But Perry reveals the call must have come as a surprise to her former bandmates, because they haven't kept in touch following their 1994 split.
She adds, "I don't talk to them at all. I have no idea what Christa (Hillhouse) has been up to. I don't know what Dawn (Richardson)'s been doing. Roger (Rocha) I've seen in the mix of things here and there. Not in a million years would I be thinking that this would be happening."
The gala will be hosted by comedienne Margaret Cho at Los Angeles' Beverly Hilton hotel and will raise funds for the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center.
Previous performers have included Christina Aguilera, Ozzy Osbourne, Sia and Courtney Love.
"There's nothing Sara is hiding from me, and there's nothing I've hidden from her. That's why it works, because it's just like, 'Here I am.'" Singer/songwriter Linda Perry is convinced honesty is the key to her successful relationship with new wife Sara Gilbert. The couple wed in late March (14).
Tobey Maguire's daughter delighted guests at rocker Linda Perry and actress Sara Gilbert's wedding on Sunday (30Mar14) by taking to the stage to perform a song for the newlyweds. The couple exchanged vows in Malibu, California over the weekend and Juliette Lewis, Steven Tyler, Spider-Man star Maguire and Gilbert's The Talk co-hosts Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood and Julie Chen were all in attendance.
According to reports, the ceremony was more like a rock concert, with performances from 1980s artists including Bow Wow Wow singer Annabella Lwin, Missing Persons' Dale Bozzio, The Motels' Martha Davis and Terri Nun from Berlin, but the highlight of the show came when Maguire's seven-year-old daughter Ruby hit the stage to belt out a cover of Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Want To Have Fun, reports TMZ.com.
Former 4 Non Blondes frontwoman Perry also showed off her musical talents by teaming up with Nun to sing Berlin's Sex (I'm A...) hit.
Former Roseanne star Sara Gilbert and singer/songwriter Linda Perry have married in California. The happy couple became engaged last year (Apr13) after two years of dating, and exchanged vows in a private ceremony on Sunday (30Mar14).
The news was confirmed by Gilbert's The Talk co-hosts when the daytime show aired live in America on Monday (31Mar14), with guest presenters Carnie Wilson and Marie Osmond filling in for the former child star, who has taken the week off to enjoy a honeymoon.
Sharing a few details about the wedding, comedienne Aisha Tyler gushed, "It was an amazing, amazing night... It was beautiful and it was at sunset and just overlooking the ocean..."
No further details about the nuptials were available as WENN went to press, although actress/rocker Juliette Lewis was among the guests in attendance for Gilbert and Perry's big day.
Taking to Twitter.com to share her excitement before the ceremony, she wrote, "Holiday by Madonna playin, sun is beaming, gettin ready 4 the wedding of 1 of my fave couples in the universe @RealLindaPerry @THEsaragilbert (sic)."
Gilbert was previously in a longterm relationship with TV producer Allison Adler, with whom she shares two young children.
For the bulk of every Rocky and Bullwinkle episode, moose and squirrel would engage in high concept escapades that satirized geopolitics, contemporary cinema, and the very fabrics of the human condition. With all of that to work with, there's no excuse for why the pair and their Soviet nemeses haven't gotten a decent movie adaptation. But the ingenious Mr. Peabody and his faithful boy Sherman are another story, intercut between Rocky and Bullwinkle segments to teach kids brief history lessons and toss in a nearly lethal dose of puns. Their stories and relationship were much simpler, which means that bringing their shtick to the big screen would entail a lot more invention — always risky when you're dealing with precious material.
For the most part, Mr. Peabody & Sherman handles the regeneration of its heroes aptly, allowing for emotionally substance in their unique father-son relationship and all the difficulties inherent therein. The story is no subtle metaphor for the difficulties surrounding gay adoption, with society decreeing that a dog, no matter how hyper-intelligent, cannot be a suitable father. The central plot has Peabody hosting a party for a disapproving child services agent and the parents of a young girl with whom 7-year-old Sherman had a schoolyard spat, all in order to prove himself a suitable dad. Of course, the WABAC comes into play when the tots take it for a spin, forcing Peabody to rush to their rescue.
Getting down to personals, we also see the left brain-heavy Peabody struggle with being father Sherman deserves. The bulk of the emotional marks are hit as we learn just how much Peabody cares for Sherman, and just how hard it has been to accept that his only family is growing up and changing.
But more successful than the new is the film's handling of the old — the material that Peabody and Sherman purists will adore. They travel back in time via the WABAC Machine to Ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, and the Trojan War, and 18th Century France, explaining the cultural backdrop and historical significance of the settings and characters they happen upon, all with that irreverent (but no longer racist) flare that the old cartoons enjoyed. And oh... the puns.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a f**king treasure trove of some of the most amazingly bad puns in recent cinema. This effort alone will leave you in awe.
The film does unravel in its final act, bringing the science-fiction of time travel a little too close to the forefront and dropping the ball on a good deal of its emotional groundwork. What seemed to be substantial building blocks do not pay off in the way we might, as scholars of animated family cinema, have anticipated, leaving the movie with an unfinished feeling.
But all in all, it's a bright, compassionate, reasonably educational, and occasionally funny if not altogether worthy tribute to an old favorite. And since we don't have our own WABAC machine to return to a time of regularly scheduled Peabody and Sherman cartoons, this will do okay for now.
If nothing else, it's worth your time for the puns.
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