Jim 'Gomer' Nabors ties the knot
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Jim Nabors, forever known as the star of 1964-69's "Gomer Pyle, USMC," married his male partner of nearly 40 years, Stan Cadwallader, on Jan. 15, the retired performer and Hawaii resident told Hawaii News Now this week, People reports.
"I'm 82, and he's in his 60s, and so we've been together for 38 years and I'm not ashamed of people knowing," Nabors told the news service. "It's just that it was such a personal thing, I didn't tell anybody."
The ceremony took place before a judge and some neighbors from Hawaii, inside the couple's room at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Same-sex marriage was approved in Washington State during last November's general election and took effect Dec. 6.
"I'm very happy that I've had a partner of 38 years and I feel very blessed," said Nabors. "And, what can I tell you, I'm just very happy."
Before they legally tied the knot, "It's pretty obvious that we had no rights as a couple, yet when you've been together 38 years," said Nabors, who in 1994 underwent a liver transplant, "I think something's got to happen there, you've got to solidify something. And at my age, it's probably the best thing to do."
The two met in 1975, when Cadwallader, now 64, was a Honolulu firefighter, said Nabors.
Babs sings at the Oscars
Barbra Streisand will perform at the Oscars next month, the first time she's performed during an Academy Awards broadcast in 36 years, The Associated Press reports.
Streisand won the Academy Award for best original song for "Evergreen" in 1977. She also sang the theme from "A Star Is Born" that night.
She won the Oscar for best actress for 1968's "Funny Girl."
The 85th Academy Awards air live Feb. 24 on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Timberlake performs at the Grammys
Justin Timberlake will be rocking that suit and tie at the Grammy Awards, the AP reports.
The Recording Academy announced Wednesday that Timberlake will perform at the Feb. 10 awards show in Los Angeles.
The 32-year-old pop star returned to music earlier this month when he released the single "Suit & Tie," which features Jay-Z. The song is a Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
His performance at the Grammys will be Timberlake's first musical appearance on television in years. Most recently, he's appeared in movies such as "The Social Network" and "Friends With Benefits."
Timberlake's third solo album, "The 20/20 Experience," will be released March 19. His last album was the 2006 multiplatinum effort "FutureSex/LoveSounds."
The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center.
Roseanne stops in 'The Office'
Roseanne Barr is dropping into NBC's "The Office."
The network said Barr will guest star as a talent agent named Carla Fernwho agrees to help office manager Andy Barnard realize his show business dream. Series regular Ed Helms plays Andy.
Barr is taking a break from her stand-up comedy act in Las Vegas for "The Office" visit. The workplace comedy is in its final season, and producer Greg Daniels has promised a memorable end after nine years.
"The Office," adapted from the British series of the same name, ranks among NBC's most popular shows. Barr knows something about bringing a long-running hit to an end: Her sitcom "Roseanne" aired from 1988-97.
First Published January 31, 2013 12:00 am