In 1987, actress Jackee Harry won an Emmy for her comedic turn as Sandra in the hit television show '227.' However, after starring in numerous television series throughout the '90s, Jackee decided to take on a new challenge: becoming a mom. Watch as she recounts the difficulty of finding a worthy sperm donor and the moment she met her adopted son, Frank. Plus, find out why Jackee is just as surprised as everyone else that she's aging this gracefully.
While '70s star Robby Benson rose to fame with films such as 'Ice Castles' and 'Ode to Billy Joe,' he was also hiding a secret he believed would be the end of his acting career if it were ever made public. Watch as he describes the terrible moment his health crisis made the news.
The pop group Milli Vanilli will most likely remain synonymous with one of the biggest scandals in Grammy history. The two front men, Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, returned the award when it was revealed that they were merely the face of the group and that the voices their fans heard weren't their own. Meanwhile, the actual male leads and female backup singers behind hits like 1989's 'Girl You Know It's True' watched on as their music climbed the charts and then as the controversy dominated the news. Watch as the group members reveal the pressure they faced from the producer to stay quiet. Plus, hear about the emotional toll they endured after receiving no recognition for the group's success.
In the aftermath of Milli Vanilli's lip-synching scandal, in 1990, front men Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan went from international superstars to being known worldwide as frauds. In the eight years that followed, the men attempted to make a comeback, both as a duo and as solo artists, but after a prolonged struggle with addiction, Rob died at the age of 33 from an overdose of alcohol and pills. Watch as Milli Vanilli's vocalists remember the troubled performer and the challenges he had to face.
In 2012, Brooke Burke-Charvet, the co-host and Season 7 winner of 'Dancing with the Stars,' posted a video on her blog announcing she had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Considering herself 'the epitome of health and fitness,' Brooke never expected that she would have to break that news. Watch as she describes the challenging ordeal, from telling her kids to accepting that some things in life are uncontrollable.
Although blue-eyed heartthrob Robby Benson rose to fame in movies like 'Ode to Billy Joe' and 'Ice Castles,' he eventually left acting behind to pursue a life behind the scenes as a director and teacher. While working on the television show '8 Simple Rules,' Robby befriended the show's star, John Ritter. Fewer than two weeks later, the day they were set to complete an episode, John died. Watch as Robby reveals why he feels he could have intervened to possibly help save John and describes how the event gave him a new perspective on life.
In 1989, 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' struck a nerve by featuring mothers and daughters dependent on welfare. As Oprah tried to understand why that cycle was being repeated generation after generation, viewers met Dorothy Sanders and her daughter Altomese. At that point, Altomese, who was raising two children, had been on welfare for nine years. Twenty-five years later, Altomese has broken the cycle and is working as a real estate agent. Watch as she shares how she rose from a Section 8 housing tenant to a landlord.
In the late '80s, a 'Los Angeles Times' poll revealed that nearly 70 percent of the country thought homosexuality was a sin. It was into this climate that Mr. Universe winner Bob Paris revealed his relationship with his partner at the time, Rod Jackson. Now, more than 25 years after coming out of the closet, the former bodybuilding champ shares his thoughts on the death threats he received after his announcement, the fate of his relationship with Rod, and the culture's shifting perception of homosexuality.
Co-host and Season 7 winner of 'Dancing with the Stars' Brooke Burke-Charvet refocused her life after marrying her second husband, David Charvet, in 2011. Despite being a mother to four kids, writing a popular blog and creating her own line of activewear, she's making it a priority to keep passion and romance in her relationship. Find out why!
On October 15, 2009, news broke of a giant runaway balloon with Richard and Mayumi Heene's 6-year-old boy, Falcon, trapped inside. But when the balloon fell from the Colorado sky, no boy was found. Instead, he was hiding in the attic of his family's garage. Public concern quickly turned into suspicion when it was revealed that the Heene family appeared on the ABC show 'Wife Swap.' Nearly five years later, the family maintains its innocence. Watch as the boy's father explains why he felt he had to plead guilty.