"Growing Pains" star Jeremy Miller did not have an easy transition when the successful family series stopped filming. Miller, the father of three sons with wife Joanie, has revealed that he suffered from alcoholism and is grateful that he did not own a gun during that time because he "would have done something very stupid."
"My grandparents actually tell a story about how at 4 years old I would run around after their parties and clean up everybody's beers," Miller told "Entertainment Tonight." By the end of filming "Growing Pains," Miller would "rush immediately to the liquor store to get something – usually two or three cans of high-gravity malt liquor and then by noon I'd be working on a pint of whatever I decided to buy – bourbon, vodka. By the evening, I'd be working on another."
It was a dark time in his life, one that Miller is not proud of. He managed to marry wife Joanie and have three sons, but that did not do anything to help curb his urge to drink. more >>
Hypothermia victim Alyssa Jo Lommel is making a remarkable recovery after being left for dead in below-freezing temperatures in Minnesota. Even though Lommel lost her fingers and toes, she is fully determined to have as normal a life as possible.
"There were a few days that were incredibly hard to deal with and there have been a lot of tears, but at the same time the support that I've gotten is unbelievable," Lommel told KARE 11 News. "Every little 'we're thinking of you' counts. I wouldn't have been able to get through this without the support I've received from friends, family and even strangers."
Lommel was found early in the morning of Dec. 7. Her hands were swollen to three times the normal size and skin was split. Lommel was taken to a hospital and remained in a coma for three weeks. Doctors had to actually cut her body open in order to start blood circulating after spending so much time in below-freezing temperatures. more >>
Jessa Duggar and boyfriend Ben Seewald may be in the middle of courtship, but they are already talking about their desire for a large family. First, though, they are eagerly awaiting their first kiss, which they will save for their wedding.
"Things are going great," Jessa told People. "We are looking forward to what the future holds. We both want to have a big family. We are talking about our goals and the future with family. We have both talked about adoption and want to adopt, too."
Jessa and Ben are taking things slow and getting to know one another intimately before getting engaged and considering having a family. It's the way the Duggar family has always worked, and it has worked well for oldest brother Josh, who married his wife Anna and now has two children. Older sister Jill recently announced her engagement to Derick Dillard, and both older siblings have been active participants in Jessa's courtship with Ben. more >>
An heirloom bible discovered at a Goodwill store in Denver, Colo. has been rightfully returned to its owner on the east coast thanks to an employee's interest in genealogy.
The Denver-area Goodwill store recently received a large, weathered-looking bible placed in a donation box along with various computer parts. Employees at the store opened the tome to find an inscription written in black ink that read: "Wm Burbidge, Long Bucky, Northhamptonshire, born May 20th 1812, Died August 9th 1882."
The inscription ended with "Grace Ann Burbidge, Born July 31st 1854, Died 12th May 1932." more >>
Warner Bros. together with Alcon entertainment launched the first trailer for "Dolphin Tale 2" which, like the original, is yet again based on another true story.
As the first film followed the story of Winter, a dolphin rescued in 2005 by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium that had an prosthetic tail attached to her, the new movie will document a brand new rescue of a baby dolphin named Hope that was saved during the wrap party for the first film.
"Dolphin Tale 2" is directed by Charles Martin Smith and stars Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman and Kris Kristofferson. It will also feature an appearance by the Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star Lisa Robertson revealed that childhood molestation led her to have a 14-month-long affair during her marriage to husband Alan. The two were eventually able to work through their pain and hurt and are now happily married.
"As a little girl, I had an extended family member who had major drug and alcohol problems," Lisa writes in The Women of Duck Commander. "Unfortunately, that person lived with my grandparents, so I had to see him often. Because I spent so much time at my grandparents' house, I was easy prey for him. My earliest memory of being molested was at the age of seven when he started to do things to me, things that made me feel bad and dirty."
Unfortunately, Lisa felt unable to tell anyone about her pain and suffering. The abuse lasted for seven years and caused her an unimaginable amount of grief and trauma. more >>