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People: Melissa Gilbert, former ‘Little House on the Prairie’ star, announces Congress run

From Wire Reports

Former “Little House on the Prairie” star Melissa Gilbert announced her candidacy for a Michigan congressional seat on Monday, saying “fresh voices” are needed to help improve the economy for people who have fallen behind.

The 51-year-old Democrat, who moved to Howell, Michigan, from California two years ago after marrying actor Timothy Busfield, will run for the 8th District, which stretches from the northern Detroit suburbs to the state capital of Lansing and has been in GOP hands for 15 years. First-term Republican Rep. Mike Bishop of Rochester won last year after then-House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers decided not to seek re-election.

Gilbert, who has never held public office, campaigned for Michigan gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer in 2014. She was president of the Screen Actors Guild from 2001-05 after playing Laura Ingalls on “Little House” in the 1970s and 1980s.

Stern shares Aniston wedding details

Howard Stern has revealed details about the secret wedding between Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, including that Jimmy Kimmel officiated.

Stern was a guest at the Los Angeles ceremony last Wednesday that Aniston and Theroux disguised as a birthday bash for Theroux. Stern said on his radio show Monday that he knew beforehand that it was a wedding because the couple asked him to give a speech.

But Stern said the affair was extremely secretive and that guests had to hand over their phones. He said Kimmel did “a beautiful job” officiating, and that Sia performed. Other guests, he said, included Ellen DeGeneres, Whitney Cummings and Orlando Bloom.

The marriage is the second for 46-year-old Aniston, who divorced from Brad Pitt in 2005, and the first for 44-year-old Theroux.

‘Jackass’ star arrested after protest

“Jackass” star Steve-O was arrested after climbing a crane in Hollywood to protest SeaWorld and drawing dozens of emergency responders to a construction site.

Stephen Glover, 41, scrambled up a crane at least 100 feet high on Sunset Boulevard, inflating a large killer whale balloon emblazoned with “SeaWorld Sucks” and lighting fireworks when he reached the top Sunday night, Los Angeles police Lt. Michael Ling said.

Glover, known for his outlandish stunts in the “Jackass” TV show and movies, later climbed down and was taken into custody.

Because the first responders were not sure whether he needed to be rescued, five ambulances, a helicopter and more than 80 firefighters went to the scene.

Glover will be booked on suspicion of several charges, including conspiracy to commit trespassing and filming without a permit. It is possible the city could seek reimbursement from Glover.

The birthday bunch

Actress Arlene Dahl is 90. Songwriter- producer Kenny Gamble is 72. Singer Eric Carmen is 66. Wrestler-actor Hulk Hogan is 62. Singer Joe Jackson is 61. Actress Viola Davis is 50. Actor Chris Hemsworth is 32. Rock musician Heath Fogg (Alabama Shakes) is 31.

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