At the 2005 Grammy Awards, she made a return to the stage and, although bald from chemotherapy, performed a tribute to Janis Joplin with the song "Piece of My Heart".
Later that year, Etheridge released her first compilation album, Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled. 14 on the Billboard 200, and going Gold almost immediately.
Meanwhile, Joe is a former commodities trader left bankrupt after a Ponzi scheme, and finds himself searching for a job.
So when Mel finds it hard to handle an instant family and her own life, she hires Joe to become the family's new male nanny, or "manny".
The show stars two former teen idols who were notable for roles they played in popular 1990s sitcoms, Lawrence for Gimme a Break!
[On watching the heart operation of a 72-year-old man at a hospital in Paris in the lead up to her new role on NBC medical drama, Heartbeat] Usually you're up in the observation deck but this time the doctor said 'scrub in and come and assist me.' And so I stood on my feet, next to the surgeon, for almost eight hours and the patient was prepped and when they pulled out that saw, I looked at him ...
She has received fifteen Grammy Award nominations throughout her career, winning two, in 19, respectively.
But the fiery breadth of the woman’s life as a professional poke in religious America’s eye is missing from this narrow, ineffectual offering, which presents itself as a true-crime saga of her final days and a bad-mommy soap opera more than a portrait of a complicated individual.
A Gemini woman is very intellectual and clever lady with vivacious personality.
Adventure, change, being able to go when she wants to go, independent freedom, these are traits she holds on to dearly.
In September 2011, Etheridge received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Melissa & Joey is an American sitcom television series starring Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence that aired for four seasons between 20 on ABC Family.