Actress Aisha Tyler had to sit out Monday's (02Mar15) episode of her U.S. daytime show The Talk after heavy snow on Sunday (01Mar15) forced airline bosses to cancel her Los Angeles-bound flight from America's East Coast. The Archer star managed to get a new flight on Monday morning, but then got stuck in traffic as she tried to rush from LAX Airport to The Talk's studio and ended up missing the taping. Her former Friends co-star Lisa Kudrow, who was the show's interviewee, sat in on the panel in Tyler's absence. Another actress, Alyssa Milano, also appeared as a guest co-presenter in place of Sara Gilbert, who gave birth to her first child with Linda Perry on Saturday (28Feb15).
Actress Sara Gilbert has welcomed a baby boy with her singer/songwriter wife Linda Perry. The former Roseanne star, 40, gave birth to the couple's first child on Saturday (28Feb15) and her The Talk co-host Julie Chen broke the news to viewers at the start of the U.S. daytime show on Monday (02Mar15).
Explaining the new mum's absence, Chen said, "Sara is on maternity leave. She just delivered over the weekend."
She added, "Our very own Sara and her wife Linda Perry are the proud parents of a new baby boy. Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry was born on Saturday and both mother and child are doing well."
Co-presenter Sharon Osbourne then shared the first photo of little Rhodes with fans.
The couple wed at the end of March, 2014.
Gilbert is also a mum to son Levi and daughter Sawyer from her previous relationship with TV producer Allison Adler.
The newborn is the second Gilbert has carried - she gave birth to Sawyer in 2007, while Adler carried Levi in 2004.
Cyndi Lauper, Linda Perry and Toby Keith are set to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2015. Tragic Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia and his frequent collaborator Robert Hunter will also be feted, as will country songwriter/producer Bobby Braddock and late blues star Willie Dixon.
Songwriters Hall of Fame President & CEO Linda Moran says, "Our 2015 lineup of inductees represents the rich diversity of American musical styles - Rock, Country, Blues and Pop - that have captivated the world over the past six decades. Each one of these brilliant music creators have written instantly recognisable classics, songs that are both of their time and timeless."
The Class of 2015 will be honoured at the organisation's 46th annual Induction and Awards Dinner in New York City on 18 June (15).
Gloria Estefan and Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds were among the artists who missed out on inductions after being shortlisted for the honour in October (14).
The Songwriters Hall of Fame features the likes of Hal David and Burt Bacharach, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Carole King, Paul Simon, Brian Wilson, Bruce Springsteen and Leonard Cohen.
Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper and Kenneth 'babyface' Edmonds have been nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Linda Perry and Jerry Garcia are also on the shortlist.
The inductees will be announced at a ceremony in New York next summer (15).
Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame honours those whose work represents "a spectrum of the most beloved songs from the world’s popular music songbook"
Songwriter Johnny Mercer and publishers Abe Olman and Howie Richmond founded the organisation.
Past inductees have included Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland, Desmond Child, Hal David and Burt Bacharach, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Carole King, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Webb, Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Diane Warren and Leonard Cohen.
Actress Sara Gilbert is expecting her first child with new wife Linda Perry. The former Roseanne star, who wed singer/songwriter Perry in March (14), revealed the news on Tuesday's (09Sep14) episode of her U.S. TV show The Talk, after refusing to take part in a dare to lie on a bed of nails.
Fighting back tears, she explained, "I'm actually not gonna do the dare... I was scared to do it and I really do believe in facing your fears and doing things that make you uncomfortable, but I actually can't do the dare because I'm pregnant."
The surprise news prompted her co-presenters Sharon Osbourne, actress Aisha Tyler, comedienne Sheryl Underwood and newswoman Julie Chen to shriek with joy, as Gilbert added, "I feel good, I feel really good."
Gilbert is already a mum to son Levi and daughter Sawyer from her previous relationship with TV producer Allison Adler.
The new baby will be the second Gilbert has carried - she gave birth to Sawyer in 2007, while Adler carried Levi in 2004.
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.