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Happy 90th Birthday, Betty White!

January 17th, 2012 9:00am EST
Betty White in The Golden Girls
TV veteran Betty White has a big reason to celebrate on Tuesday - America's favorite Golden Girl turns 90.

Known for her comedic chops and charming wit on hit shows like "Hot in Cleveland," "The Golden Girls" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," White boasts a successful career, which now spans seven decades.

And she doesn't appear to be slowing down with age - on Monday night bosses at network NBC paid tribute to the legend's career by airing a star-studded TV special, which featured Hugh Jackman and Carol Burnett, among others, paying tribute to the birthday girl - and she is just about to ...
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Top Ten Memorable 'Movie Moms'

May 6th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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Like ‘em, love 'em or hate ‘em, everyone has a mother. The person who carried us for nine months, mended our boo-boos and smothered us with so much love that sometimes it felt like a woolen blanket on an extra hot day. (Wait, maybe that was just mine - kidding mom!) In any case Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8 and Starpulse thought it only respectful to pay a little cinematic love to the ladies who first gave us life. So here is an ever-eclectic list of the funniest, toughest, scariest, strangest and downright quirkiest caregivers to ever grace the silver screen – it’s our...Top Ten M...
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Son Regrets Selling Estelle Getty's Emmy Trophy

August 28th, 2010 1:28pm EDT
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The son of late actress Estelle Getty regrets selling off the Emmy Award she won for her role in "The Golden Girls" - insisting he should have donated the trophy to a museum.

Getty died in 2008 and her sons Carl and Barry Gettleman failed to agree on how to split her possessions, and the 1988 best supporting actress prize was sold to an anonymous buyer in an auction of her belongings.

The statue later turned up on eBay.com, much to the chagrin of bosses at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, who attempted to have the sale stopped.

It is not known where the trophy ended up, but Car...
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Betty White Wins Fifth Emmy

August 22nd, 2010 5:27pm EDT
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Veteran actress Betty White picked up her fifth Emmy on Saturday - walking away with a trophy at the 2010 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards for her work hosting "Saturday Night Live."

The "Golden Girls" favorite has enjoyed a huge career resurgence over the last 12 months, and was the subject of a Facebook.com campaign to get her to front the hit comedy sketch show.

And her fans' dedication was worth it - White won the prize for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her appearance on the show in May.

Another host who went home a winner on Saturday was Neil Patrick Harris - he picked up ...
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Sylvester Stallone Laments 'Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot'

July 14th, 2010 11:00am EDT
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone regrets making comedies like Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot - because they ruined his career. The movie star teamed up with Golden Girls star Estelle Getty in the 1992 film and he now accepts it was a big mistake - because his fans didn't approve of him making something so silly.

Stallone tells Cigar Aficionado magazine, "The audience expects certain kinds of films out of certain actors. I made the mistake of going too far off the beaten track. John Wayne knew what his audience wanted; he never would have made Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot. People underestimate the relationsh...
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'Golden Girl' Rue McClanahan Dies

June 3rd, 2010 12:20pm EDT
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Former "Golden Girls" star Rue McClanahan has died at age 76, after suffering from a second stroke.

"She passed away at 1 a.m. this morning. She had a massive stroke," her manager, Barbara Lawrence, told PEOPLE.com

The 76-year-old actress, best-known for her role as Blanche Devereaux on the hit series, had suffered a stroke in January, the result of a heart bypass operation last November. the stroke left her struggling to walk and talk.

McClanahan's death leaves only Betty White as the last surviving star of "Golden Girls," which ran from 1985 to 1992. Bea Arthur passed away last April...
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Betty White Gets 'Naked' For LA Animal Shelters (Video)

April 20th, 2010 8:16pm EDT
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Legendary actress Betty White ("Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Golden Girls," "The Proposal") likes her hot dogs naked!—as in a delicious Pink's hot dog in a bun…with no toppings, no enhancements.

In her honor, Miss White was accorded an homage offered select notables, a hot dog in her name, unveiled at Universal CityWalk (www.CitywalkHollywood.com) yesterday, when the versatile entertainer helped open the first Pink's ever in the San Fernando Valley.

The "Betty 'Naked in the City' Hot Dog" was front and center at the "Grand Opening" which benefited LA Animal Service's East and West Valley ...
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Betty White Lands Her Own Comedy Series

March 16th, 2010 10:48pm EDT
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Beloved actress Betty White is breathing new life into her TV career at the age of 88 - she's landed a deal to star in her own comedy series.

In recent years, the "Golden Girls" star has signed on for guest spots on shows including "My Name is Earl", "Stealing Christmas" and "Annie's Point".

But now she's set to front her own show - network bosses at TV Land are turning her pilot episode for "Hot in Cleveland" into a full series.

The legendary star will play the sharp-tongued caretaker of a Cleveland home shared by three former Los Angeles residents, played by "Valerie Bertinelli", "Jane...
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Slideshow: Notable Celebrity Deaths Of 2008

January 1st, 2009 6:47am EST
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In 2008 the United States dealt with a recession, a new President elect, and the passing of many great celebrities. Let's take a moment to remember these noted actors, comedians and musicians...

JANUARY 2008

Heath Ledger

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MARCH 2008

Anthony Minghella

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Brooke Shields Shocked By Dead Celebrity Insults

August 12th, 2008 11:41am EDT
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Actress Brooke Shields was mortified when comics at a recent event made jokes at the expense of late celebrities Heath Ledger, Bernie Mac and Estelle Getty.

The 43-year-old star was acting as a panelist at a 72-hour comedy sketch event in New York at the weekend. According to the New York Daily News, Shields became "freaked out" when the stand-ups began mocking the tragic deaths of the actors to get a laugh from the crowd.

A source tells the newspaper, "Everything was going great until three comics came out each playing a dead star. One was playing Heath Ledger as The Joker and ...
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Lifetime Pays Tribute To 'Golden Girl' Estelle Getty With 10 Special Episodes

July 23rd, 2008 10:39am EDT
This Friday, July 25, Lifetime Television will pay a special on-air and online tribute to Estelle Getty, who played the cantankerous "Sophia Petrillo" on the iconic comedy series "The Golden Girls." Getty passed away today at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 84.

From 12-5PM (ET/PT), Lifetime will air 10 episodes showcasing "Sophia" in all her blustering, sarcastic splendor, beginning with the show's pilot. The last episode at 4:30PM (ET/PT) will be the #1 favorite "Sophia episode" as decided through a vote of her legion of devoted fans at myLifetime.com.

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Celebrity Birthdays, July 25

July 25th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Happy Birthday to "Joan of Arcadia" actor Michael Welch (1987), "The Jacket" actor Brad Renfro (1982), Cradle of Filth singer Dani Davey (1973), "Friends" and "Joey" star Matt LeBlanc (1967), "Stir of Echoes" actress Illeana Douglas (1965), Sonic Youth singer Thurston Moore (1958), Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton (1954; d. 1999), reggae singer Rita Marley (1946), "Golden Girl" Estelle Getty (1923), saxophonist Johnny Hodges (1906; d. 1970), actress Lila Lee (1901; d. 1973), and silver screen star Walter Brennan (1894; d. 1974).
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 25

July 25th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Happy Birthday to "Joan of Arcadia" actor Michael Welch (1987), "The Jacket" actor Brad Renfro (1982), Cradle of Filth singer Dani Davey (1973), "Friends" and "Joey" star Matt LeBlanc (1967), "Stir of Echoes" actress Illeana Douglas (1965), Sonic Youth singer Thurston Moore (1958), Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton (1954; d. 1999), reggae singer Rita Marley (1946), "Golden Girl" Estelle Getty (1923), saxophonist Johnny Hodges (1906; d. 1970), actress Lila Lee (1901; d. 1973), and silver screen star Walter Brennan (1894; d. 1974).
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