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Who has the best shot at making the Songwriters Hall Of Fame?
Billboard hits and Platinum records are usually what the top songwriters in music are aiming for when they craft a track, but in the long run, their success can earn them an achievement that is unlike any other: a spot in the Songwriters Hall Of Fame. It’s that time of year again to see who has been given a nomination for induction this upcoming June. Spoiler alert: none of them are a surprise.
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds is among the nominees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame
There are 24 nominations with 12 each in the categories of Non-Performing and Performing, and they're headlined by some pretty big names. Some of the nominees under the Non-Performing section include the likes of Linda Perry, Randy Edelman, and the duo Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia, while the Performing side has Elvis Costello, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Toby Keith, and Cat Stevens. Given the influence that all of these artists have had on music over the years, it's a bit of a surprise that they're not already in the Hall Of Fame. Even though they deserve it, they can't all make it this year, either. However, which writers are the ones that might have the best shot?
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Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry wed over the weekend and we're very happy for the just married couple.
Congratulations are in order for Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry who tied the knot on Sunday in a very private ceremony. This cool couple are one that we just can’t help feeling over the moon for, I mean Sara is Darlene from Roseanne (or Lesley Winkle from the Big Bang Theory) and Linda gave us a 90s hit What's Up and then wrote Christina Aguilera's Beautiful. In celebration of their union let's look back at the couple's journey to the altar.
Newlyweds Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry
We first became aware of Sara Gilbert as Darlene Connor, Roseanne’s tomboy daughter from 1988 to 1997. During her 9 season stint on the show, brainy Sara even managed to fit in the time to study art at Yale University. While her role as Darlene kept her in the memory of 90s tv audiences she went on to take various tv guest spots as we'll as a few small film roles, perhaps most memorably as the girl who bonds with Dick over Green Day in High Fidelity. She then landed the recurring role of Leslie Winkle on CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory alongside her former boyfriend and Roseanne co-star Johnny Galeckii. Winkler is notable for perhaps being the only character in the show who might just be smarter than Sheldon Cooper. Currently Gilbert hosts the NBC daytime chat show The Talk which she created and also serves as executive producer of.
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The actress and the musician finally tied the knot!
Actress Sara Gilbert and singer-songwriter Linda Perry have gotten married. The couple of three years finally tied the knot on Sunday after getting engaged last April, according to Mail Online. The ceremony reportedly took place in front of close friends and family at a location overlooking the ocean. Describing the event as "magical," Aisha Tyler, Gilbert's The Talk co-host, spoke about the couple's big day saying that it "was the most beautiful ceremony at sunset overlooking the ocean."
Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry Have Finally Tied The Knot.
Tyler didn't want to spoilt things for Sara when she returns to the show so didn't offer any more details of the special day. According to Gilbert, Perry planned a romantic proposal with a secret backing band that emerged when the couple were enjoying a picnic in the park. "We go to a park, and we have food and we're eating it, it's really sweet and there's this guy sitting playing guitar, like a street musician, and he starts playing this song that we love," Gilbert recalled. "I'm like, 'Oh, that's so weird, this is so magical and amazing.'"
The two 'The Big Bang Theory' stars started dating back in their 'Roseanne' days, and Gilbert says that it was through Galecki's help that she came to terms with her sexuality
Sara Gilbert and John Galecki were once an item together for a number of weeks, beginning when Galecki first began appearing on the hit sitcom Roseanne along side Gilbert during it's fourth season in 1992. The two dated for a number of weeks and things seemed to be normal enough for the young aspiring actors, however their time dating didn't end in the most conventional way as it helped Gilbert come to terms with something she had never really understood; her sexuality.
Gilbert had long struggled to understand her sexuality, until she met Johnny
During Thursday, 12 September's edition of The Talk, the show that Gilbert created herself and serves as executive producer on, she explained how she and Galecki first got all googley eyed with each other on set and eventually began dating, at which point things got confusing for her.
Natasha Bedingfield and Linda Perry - Celebrities attend The L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's 'An Evening With Women' event held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Sunday 19th May 2013
Could this be the most romantic engagement ever?
As far as engagements go, we think Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry’s is hard to beat. The actress told her fellow The Talk hosts, the audience, and now the world how it went down, and it’s pretty… pretty good.
“We have food and we're eating it, it's really sweet and there's this guy sitting playing guitar, like a street musician, and he starts playing this song that we love, that's kind of popular right now. And I'm like, 'Oh, that's so weird, this is so magical and amazing,'" explained Gilbert to Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, and Sheryl Underwood. "So, that ends and she's like, 'Oh, I'm gonna ask him to play this other song,” she continues (this guy knew the song even though it was really obscure) “And suddenly the people picnicking next to us pull out string instruments from under the blanket and walk over and they start playing 'Love Song' [by The Cure]. And then a trombone and a saxophone start.” The proposal then takes t-shirt form, as Perry pulls out five shirts from her bag, each with one word on them; “will” “you” “marry” and “me”, with the final shirt bearing a “?”. Romantic enough for you? Well there’s more. Turning around upon her fiancé’s instruction, Gilbert was faced by family and friends, with Perry saying “I wanted them to be here, because this is our future.” Cue the ‘awws’.
Continue reading: Sara Gilbert Describes Best Engagement Ever On 'The Talk'
Sara Gilbert shares tear-jerking story about Linda Perry's proposal
Linda Perry, the former 4 Non Blondes member is one of those secret hit-writers for the stars. She’s written songs for pop stars like Pink and Christina Aguilera as well as rock stars like Courtney Love and Grace Slick. In short, Linda Perry knows how to take a spark of inspiration and turn it into a hit. So, when it came to proposing to her girlfriend Sara Gilbert (co-host on The Talk and formerly known for playing Darlene on Roseanne), Linda Perry made a real occasion out of it.
Explaining the story behind Linda’s proposal, Sara Gilbert told The Talk’s audience how Linda had arranged for them to go to a nearby park for a picnic and there ‘just happened’ to be a street musician busking nearby, who ‘just happened’ to be playing a very popular song that they both love. Linda then asked the guy to play a slightly more obscure song, that she and Sara both loved. Sara was surprised that the guy knew the song but thought little more of it. As she was ruminating over what a lovely setting the park would be, should she ever decide to propose to Linda “but I would maybe have, like, string instruments and do this whole production…” And lo and, indeed behold… “suddenly the people picnicking next to us pull out string instruments from under the picnic blanket and walk over and they start playing Love Song with the guy that’s playing guitar.” Oh and if that’s not enough, Linda also got John Waite to show up and play ‘Missing You.’ Now if THAT’S not an awesome proposal, we don’t know what is.
Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry: pictured together at the Grammy awards
Date of birth
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