Little House on the Prairie Actor Richard Bull Dies

Richard Bull, a character actor who played shopkeeper Nels Oleson on the 1974-83 TV favorite Little House on the Prairie, died Monday. He was 89.

Landon Widow Sues

Michael Landon’s widow has filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against the Globe tabloid for portraying the couple’s marriage as troubled. The suit says the Globe falsely reported on July 6 that the “Highway to Heaven” star was involved in “such things as illegal drugs and pornography.” “I am outraged that the press feels that it can make any statements it wants about a person, no matter how damaging and no matter how false, when that person is dead and unable to defend himself,” Cindy Landon said in a statement.