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'Twilight' Stars Want Betty White To Play A Vampire Villain In 'Breaking Dawn'

7/7/2010 8:20am EDT
Betty White
The stars and creator of the "Twilight" film franchise want beloved TV star Betty White to join them in the "Breaking Dawn" movies.

Kellan Lutz, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli and Julia Jones are among the vampires and werewolves who would love to welcome the "Golden Girls" star to the cast.

And even author Stephanie Meyer would like to see White as an elderly vampire villain.

Lutz says, "I would love for them to do what they did in (film) Benjamin Button with her and she can be Renee (Sarah Clarke's character) or Esme (Reaser's character). I would change some scenes...

Betty White In Sex Photos?

6/15/2010 1:02pm EDT
Betty White
A small cache of Betty White sex photos has reportedly been discovered, according to

The four pics allegedly feature Betty, 88, with her late husband Allen Ludden in compromising positions. Ludden died from cancer in 1981, so Betty was in her 50s or younger when the photos were taken.

The Golden Girl reportedly forgot about the images and left them in a box in her old house. Someone found them and is trying to find a media outlet to buy them.

'Golden Girl' Rue McClanahan Dies

6/3/2010 12:20pm EDT
Rue McClanahan
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

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...

Tina Fey To Receive Mark Twain Prize For Humor

5/25/2010 4:30pm EDT
Tina Fey
Tina Fey will make history by becoming the youngest recipient of the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor later this year.

The Date Night star, 40, has been chosen by officials at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as the 2010 honoree. The award is primarily in recognition of her work as a writer and comedian on Saturday Night Live, where she famously mimicked former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin during the 2008 elections.

Mark Krantz, executive producer of the Mark Twain award, says, "It's that job as a head writer on a show that's been a tra...

Betty White Draws Line With Nudity & Marijuana But Hopes For Beer Pong Rematch On 'SNL'

5/5/2010 12:00pm EDT
Betty White
At 88-years-old, Betty White has the sizzling hot career that most 20-year-old starlets could only dream of. Refusing to sit back and enjoy her “golden years,” White is one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood today. When she’s not starring opposite America’s sweetheart Sandra Bullock in The Proposal, getting slammed into a puddle of mud for a Snickers, or spotted as dim-witted Rose Nylund in reruns of “Golden Girls,” White tirelessly fights for animal rights and accepts countless lifetime achievement awards. It’s no wonder that many demanded to see the funny lady host “Saturday Night Live...

PETA's New Ad With Bea Arthur: Tasteless Or A Point Well Made?

4/23/2010 1:16pm EDT
Bea Arthur for PETA
PETA is attacking McDonalds' chicken slaughtering practices with a new ad featuring a dead Bea Arthur as its spokesperson. The new ad spouts: "McCruelty: It's enough to make Bea Arthur roll over in her grave."

Dan Mathews, vice president of PETA, told The New York Times that Arthur's son, Matt Saks, approved the ad. "[Saks] especially liked that the copy was in Bea's irreverent voice," Mathews said.

The ad goes on to say: "Death couldn't stop this Golden Girl from fighting the Golden Arches' cruel slaughter practices."

What do YOU think? Is the ad over the top or is it right on the but...

Betty White Gets 'Naked' For LA Animal Shelters (Video)

4/20/2010 8:16pm EDT
Betty White
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 ( 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 ...

Yummy! Eat The 'Betty White Naked' Hot Dog

4/15/2010 8:22am EDT
Betty White
Former Golden Girls star Betty White is to be honored with her own hot dog.

The veteran actress will launch the Betty White Naked dog at the grand opening of legendary Los Angeles diner Pink's new store at the Universal CityWalk on Monday.

She becomes the latest in a long line of celebrities who can be found in hot dog form on Pink's menu - they include David Hasselhoff, Ozzy Osbourne and Rosie O' Donnell.

All proceeds from sales of White's hot dog will go to the LA Animal Services' East/West Valley Animal Shelters charity.

Coming Soon: 'The Golden Girls - An All MILF XXX Parody'

4/5/2010 8:22am EDT
The Golden Girls
Beloved TV sitcom "The Golden Girls" is set for a saucy X-rated revamp.

The hit show, which featured late star Bea Arthur and Betty White as aging singles, is to be parodied by porn company New Sensations.

Adult stars Lisa Ann, Puma Suede, Julia Ann and Diamond Foxxx will take on the leads in "The Golden Girls - An All MILF XXX Parody."

Filming on the project will start next week.

See more photos from "The Golden Girls" here!

Betty White Lands Her Own Comedy Series

3/16/2010 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...

Betty White Honored By Animal Charity

2/17/2010 9:32am EST
Betty White Honored By Animal Charity
Veteran actress Betty White has been honored for her tireless animal charity work at a ceremony in Las Vegas. The Golden Girls star received a lifetime achievement award from the Morris Animal Foundation earlier this month.

In honor of White's continued support of the charity, American company P&G Pet Care donated $10,000 to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.

White tells, "I can't tell you what a special day this was. I'm the luckiest old broad on two feet because my life is divided into two halves: Half animals and half show business, the two things I love the m...

Betty White 'Amazed' By 'SNL' Hosting Campaign

2/16/2010 8:29am EST
Betty White
Golden Girls legend Betty White is surprised fans have launched an online campaign to land her a job on Saturday Night Live - because she thought the public would be sick of seeing her on TV.

Over 330,000 members of social networking website have signed a petition to urge Saturday Night Live bosses to let White act as a celebrity host on the long running sketch show.

The campaign follows the 88 year old's hit Super Bowl ad for Snickers, which showed her being tackled to the ground during a game of Football. And the actress is overwhelmed so many people are backing her f...

Betty White Has Still Got It - SNL Better Recognize

2/11/2010 10:00am EST
Betty White Has Still Got It
Who would have thought Betty White would have been a relevant pop culture reference come 2010? Sure she's been immortalized in American television history for her role as "Rose" on the award winning show, "The Golden Girls", which ran from 1985-1992, but now Facebook? Hollywood is always about who's younger and who's hotter, so how can we explain the rise of the Great White?

Well for starters, Mz. White is a maverick and mavericks, to paraphrase Sarah Palin, another aging hot rod, never follow the rules because that's "not mavericky" after all. Post "The Golden Girls" era, Betty cam...

This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

6/15/2009 9:02am EDT
Year One
I finally got around to seeing "Terminator Salvation," and I must admit I wasn't terribly impressed. Overall the film was better than "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," but that doesn't say a whole lot because "T3" was pretty bad. Sam Worthington and Anton Yelchin were great, while Christian Bale gave an okay performance. I was expecting a more epic movie considering all its hype.

This week there are five films premiering: "Year One," "The Proposal," "Whatever Works," "Food Inc," and "Dead Snow." There are three I think are worth seeing, and two I think you should wait to rent.

'Boston Legal' Season 5 Comes To DVD May 5

4/22/2009 12:24pm EDT
Boston Legal
Please rise for the closing season of pure legal chaos at the law firm of Crane Poole & Schmidt, as Boston Legal Season 5 rests its case on DVD May 5 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. This final installment of the show that put a facetiously refreshing spin on the legal drama genre tackles timely and controversial judicial and personal issues without objection, including the 2008 presidential election, Mad Cow disease, gay marriage rights and health regulations for an unapproved Alzheimer's drug.

Headlining the outstanding ensemble cast are James Spader (Secretary, Sex Li...

Thank You For Being A Friend In... Today's Links

1/7/2009 7:00pm EST
Golden Girls
Check out some of the best links we found around the web today. And be sure to visit our Daily Links section where we're constantly pouring in the best stuff from around the web.

Three words: bikini ice fishing - Outdoor Life

For those of you who have always hoped someone out there would make "Golden Girls" dolls - Newbreen

The 10 sexiest female puppets of all time - Manofest

"The Assumption Song" by the Arrogant Worms:

THIS is the guy who got beat up at a Madonna concert - dlisted

Man these cars are fat! (No, we don't mean 'phat') - urlesque

Lily A...

Lifetime Pays Tribute To 'Golden Girl' Estelle Getty With 10 Special Episodes

7/23/2008 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

"The Golden Girls" pr...

Top 10 Corniest 80's TV Theme Songs

5/12/2008 9:02am EDT
The Facts Of Life
In today's TV climate, several shows don't even bother with theme songs (Lost, for example). Or the songs are barely a blip on the screen (Grey's Anatomy). That wasn't the case 20 years ago.

If you're a child of the 80s, there's something nostaligic about the decade's TV theme songs. But there's also something really hokey about them too. Here's our list of the corniest 80's TV theme songs:

10. Facts of Life

This song is really stupid, but you have to admit that the guys here on Scrubs nail it to the point where it's hard to say whether or not it should even make the list. ...

'Buffy' Alum Tom Lenk Talks Comedy, Making People Uncomfortable & Getting Nude

4/21/2008 12:47pm EDT
Tom Lenk
Although he may still best be known for his iconic performance as lovable nerd Andrew Wells on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Tom Lenk has been keeping quite busy since the beloved series wrapped in 2003. Lenk, a self-described "jack of all trades," has passed the time acting, writing and directing as well as creating and performing in his signature live comedy shows. While Tom has carved out a niche for himself in the world of comedy (and a reputation for regularly donning wigs and fake mustaches) he aspires to do more with his career than simply make people laugh.

That's not to say th...

When Enough Is Enough: Worst TV Spin-Offs

2/26/2008 2:21pm EST
Saved by the Bell: The New Class
The logic behind the spin-off is very sound. Take a beloved character or concept from a pre-existing series and create an entire new show. You have an established character or brand and thus a built-in fan base. It makes perfect sense, no?

Unfortunately, the reality of the situation is not quite that simple. Certainly there have been spin-offs that attracted both fans and critics and managed to create a legacy all their own. Shows like "Frasier," "Angel," and "The Jeffersons" instantly come to mind. But for every successful spin-off, there have been dozens of miserable failures...

TV Spotlight: Joss Whedon

2/12/2008 12:00pm EST
Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon is the 43-year-old writer/director/producer who is best known for creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The son of Golden Girls scribe Tom Whedon, Joss followed in the family business when, after receiving his film degree from Wesleyan University in 1987, he found work as a writer on Roseanne. It wasn't until the early 90s that Whedon would begin walking the path to becoming the creative force he is known as today.

A Ditzy Cheerleader with a Destiny

In 1992, Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Kristy Swaonson hit theaters, with a resounding thud. Scripted by Whedon, the mov...

Celebrity Birthdays, July 25

7/25/2007 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).

Team Behind 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Introduces Cult-Film Comedy's Newest Series

7/15/2007 10:00pm EDT
The Film Crew
LOS ANGELES, CA - Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) was one of the most successful cult comedy shows of all time, with 199 episodes on Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi Channel, and a feature film over the course of its 11-year run. Now the writers and stars of MST3K-- Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett and the head writer and on-air host Mike Nelson-- bring their hilarious brand of film commentary to a new line of B-movie send-ups as The Film Crew. The three guys in The Film Crew work in the dank basement of an office building. Each day, their boss, the entertainment mogul Bob Honcho, calls them up...

VH1 Green Lights Seven New Series

6/20/2007 2:44pm EDT
Salt N Pepa
VH1 is announcing plans to launch a third night of original programming fueled by an aggressive and varied slate of 7 new series. The upcoming projects run the gamut from improv series and documentaries to new twists on celebreality featuring female rap pioneers Salt N Pepa, models competing in another type of contest, pop culture revolutionaries, aspiring child stars mentored by Danny Bonaduce, ambitious fashion photographers, and two “golden girls” getting schooled on the latest in pop culture.

The new VH1 series include:

THE SALT ‘N’ PEPA SHOW (10 episodes)

"Push It." "...

Celebrity Birthdays, May 13

5/13/2007 3:00am EDT
Stephen Colbert
Happy Birthday to "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" actor Robert Pattinson, (1988), Oakland A's pitcher Barry Zito (1978), "The Libertine" actress Samantha Morton (1977), Hootie & The Blowfish singer Darius Rucker (1966), TV host/comedian Stephen Colbert (1964), former basketball player Dennis Rodman (1961), prolific singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder (1950), La Bamba singer Ritchie Valens (1941; d. 1959), "Reservoir Dogs" actor Harvey Keitel (1939), director Herbert Ross (1927; d. 2001), "Golden Girl" Bea Arthur (1923), boxing's "Brown Bomber" Joe Louis (1914; d. 1981), and Canadian jazz ...

Celebrity Birthdays, February 21

2/21/2007 3:00am EST
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Happy Birthday to Welsh singer Charlotte Church (1986), "Ghost Whisperer" actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (1979), actor William Baldwin (1963), "Blue Lagoon" actor Christopher Atkins (1961), country singer Mary Chapin Carpenter (1958), "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer (1955), "CSI" star William Petersen (1953), stage & screen actress Christine Ebersole (1953), Talking Head Jerry Harrison (1949), "Harry Potter" actor Alan Rickman (1946), "Star Wars" droid Anthony Daniels (1946), "Judging Amy" actress Tyne Daly (1946), record and movie producer David Geffen (1943), "Golden Girl" Rue McClanahan (193...

New TV on DVD, Feb. 13

2/13/2007 8:00am EST
All In The Family
Remember this disclaimer? "The program you are about to see is All in the Family. It seeks to throw a humorous spotlight on our frailties, prejudices, and concerns. By making them a source of laughter, we hope to show -- in a mature fashion -- just how absurd they are." Season six of the series is now on DVD. Also in stores: The Hills season 1, Emergency! season 3, Golden Girls season 7 and Beauty & The Beast season 1.

Celebrity Birthdays, January 17

1/17/2007 3:00am EST
Kid Rock
Happy Birthday to "Thirteen" star Nikki Reed (1988), Atreyu singer Alex Varkatzas (1982), "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" actress Zooey Deschanel (1980), Detroit singer/rapper Kid Rock (1971), NHL star Jeremy Roenick (1970), Jamaican singer Shabba Ranks (1966), "Bruce Almighty" star Jim Carrey (1962), Bangles singer Susanna Hoffs (1959), British singer Paul Young (1956), roots rocker Steve Earle (1955), "Taxi" star/comedian Andy Kaufman (1949; d. 1984), prolific boxer Muhammad Ali (1942), hunky actor Troy Donahue (1937), "Lamb Chop" puppeteer Shari Lewis (1933; d. 1998), baseball coach D...

New TV on DVD, Nov. 14

11/14/2006 8:00am EST
Wow, it's a BIG week for television-related DVD releases. Get started on your Christmas shopping early with the entire seasons of Friends, Six Feet Under or Homicide: Life on the Street. Also on DVD: season 2 of NCIS; season 4 of Lois & Clark and Reba; season 5 of Home Improvement, Northern Exposure and Quantum Leap; and season 6 of CSI, 3rd Rock From The Sun, and The Golden Girls.

Celebrity Birthdays, July 25

7/25/2006 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).