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Betty White Isn't Naked In Her New Calendar

July 8th, 2010 10:08am EDT
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The only remaining "Golden Girl," 88-year-old Betty White is launching "The Betty White Calendar," a tribute to one of America's most beloved actresses and comediennes.

From her new hit television comedy "Hot in Cleveland" on TV Land to her number-one Super Bowl commercial (Snickers) with the not-dead Abe Vigoda - Betty is classy, earthy and unassuming. She's also got a fantastic sense of humor about herself - perfect for a centerfold!

Earlier this year, Betty hosted "Saturday Night Live" after a grassroots Facebook campaign called "Betty White to Host SNL (Please)" attracted 500,000 fan...

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

July 7th, 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?

June 15th, 2010 1:02pm EDT
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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

June 3rd, 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

May 25th, 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'

May 5th, 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?

April 23rd, 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)

April 20th, 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

April 15th, 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'

April 5th, 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

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...

Betty White Honored By Animal Charity

February 17th, 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

February 16th, 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

February 11th, 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...

Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, And 'Inglourious Basterds' Take Top Prizes At SAG Awards

January 24th, 2010 1:00pm EST
Sandra Bullock
Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock and the cast of Inglourious Basterds took the top prizes at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Bridges won Best Actor for his role in Crazy Heart, and Bullock was named Best Actress for her performance in The Blind Side - completing a great week for the pair who won the same awards at last week's Golden Globes.

The cast of Quentin Tarantino's World War II movie were named Best Ensemble.

There was also a lifetime achievement award for Golden Girls star Betty White, just a week after she celebrated her 88th birthday.

The full list of Screen Actor...

'Golden Girl' Rue McClanahan Has Trouble Speaking After Stroke

January 14th, 2010 8:30am EST
Rue McClanahan
Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan is struggling to walk and talk after suffering a stroke while recovering from a November heart bypass operation.

The actress' husband Morrow Wilson tells Globe magazine the 75 year old collapsed in a New York hospital a week after undergoing surgery.

Doctors worked around the clock to remove a blood clot, but feared they'd failed to save McClanahan's life.

Wilson says, "Then, her right leg began to move and, not long afterward, she was able to walk a bit. They kept her in ICU (intensive care) for two weeks and then put her into the rehab center. She...

Sandra Bullock To Honor Betty White

January 5th, 2010 12:12pm EST
Sandra Bullock To Honor Betty White
Betty White will receive her Life Achievement Award at the upcoming Screen Actors Guild ceremony from her The Proposal co-star Sandra Bullock.

The veteran actress will be handed the honor for her TV and film work, as well as her humanitarian accomplishments, at the annual prize giving in Los Angeles on January 23rd.

Bullock will pay tribute to White - who has been a regular on American television for more than 60 years - after they became close on the set of hit comedy The Proposal, in which White played Ryan Reynolds' grandmother.

The 87 year old is best known for her role as l...

Rue McClanahan Hospitalized

November 5th, 2009 2:46pm EST
Rue McClanahan Hospitalized
Former Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan has canceled an event in her honor next week after she was hospitalized suffering from a cardiac illness.

The 75-year-old actress, best-known for her role as Blanche Devereaux on the hit series, was scheduled to appear at Golden: A Gala Tribute to Rue McClanahan at San Francisco, California's Castro Theater.

However, McClanahan has revealed she was recently hospitalized with heart trouble, and doctors have ordered her to remain in their care until her health improves.

The star did not elaborate on her condition, but assured fans she was in...

Bea Arthur Leaves $300,000 For Gay Homeless Charity

October 28th, 2009 8:20am EDT
Bea Arthur Leaves $ For Gay Homeless Charity
Late Golden Girls star Bea Arthur didn't forget her gay fans in her will - the actress left $300,000 to help fund a shelter for homeless homosexual youths.

Arthur's estate has bestowed the huge sum to the Ali Forney Center in New York, which helps home young members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities who have been disowned by their families.

Bosses at the charity have confirmed the money will go towards a new 12-person property, which is to be named in Arthur's honor.

Ali Forney Center Executive Director Carl Siciliano says, "We work with hundreds of...

Betty White To Star On '30 Rock'

September 22nd, 2009 9:14am EDT
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Veteran actress Betty White is making a cameo in TIna Fey's show 30 Rock - after Alec Baldwin decided the veteran actress should join the comedy series.

The Golden Girls star agreed to appear as herself on the forthcoming season after she was approached by the series' creator to film scenes. However, Baldwin reveals cast members weren't choosy about who they landed for a star turn - because they drew the names of potential candidates at random.

He tells Access Hollywood, "We all put names in a hat, and we took a vote, if you could have one guest star for the whole season, who would ...

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

June 15th, 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.

PETA Pays Tribute To Bea Arthur

April 27th, 2009 8:24am EDT
Bea Arthur
Officials at animal rights group People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have paid tribute to late Golden Girls star Bea Arthur, who died on Saturday. The actress was a tireless campaigner for PETA and became an honorary director for the organization.

PETA Senior Vice President Dan Mathews says, "People have lost one of the greatest comic actresses of all time, and animals have lost one of their all-time greatest defenders. She will be missed."

Arthur campaigned against the force-feeding of ducks in the foie gras trade, travelling to London with PETA founder Ingrid E. N...

'Boston Legal' Season 5 Comes To DVD May 5

April 22nd, 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...

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January 7th, 2009 7:00pm EST
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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

"The Golden Girls" pr...

Top 10 Corniest 80's TV Theme Songs

May 12th, 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

April 21st, 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

February 26th, 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

February 12th, 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...

Emmy Winner Lois Nettleton Dead At 80

January 23rd, 2008 11:00am EST
Period Of Adjustment
Two-time Emmy-winning actress Lois Nettleton has died after losing a battle with lung cancer. The 80-year-old was a veteran of the Broadway stage, films and television; she received Emmys for her roles in The American Woman: Profiles In Courage and A Gun For Mandy in 1977 and 1983 respectively.

Born in Illinois, Nettleton was a former Miss Chicago and Miss Illinois before she became an actress in the late 1940s.

She made her Broadway debut in "Darkness At Noon" in 1949 and quickly became connected to the works of playwright Tennessee Williams after starring in a string of his ...

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