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Betty White's 'Off Their Rockers' Promises Silly Fun

April 2nd, 2012 5:30pm EDT
Betty White
Did you miss ‘Candid Camera’ or ‘Totally Hidden Video’? Or perhaps ‘Bloopers and Practical Jokes’? If so, Betty White’s got you covered.

You’re not wrong if you think the actress and TV icon, who turned 90 in January, seems to be everywhere. She won yet another SAG award in January, her sitcom ‘Hot in Cleveland’ recently returned for a new season and NBC recently bedazzled her with a star-studded birthday blowout. She has two new books, appears frequently in commercials and now is the head of yet another TV show, ‘Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.’

The premise of the show is pretty simple...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Test The Store'

March 4th, 2012 1:54pm EST
Catherine Tate
These two-sided episodes are getting a little old. The stuff going on in Florida is kind of interesting, but that makes everything else back in Scranton seem deadly dull. Let’s start there and get it over with.

A little gang of kids on bikes randomly attack Pam (really?) and when Andy intervenes, a 12-year-old girl punches him straight in the eye. Of course he doesn’t want to own up to it, so he and Pam tell the Office folk that they were attacked by a gang brandishing weapons.

After convincing the gang not to call the police, Andy has Toby conduct a self-defense course, the highlight of ...
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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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Our Favorite TV Bosses In Honor Of National Boss' Day

October 17th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Favorite TV Bosses
Usually celebrated on Oct. 16, National Boss' Day is being observed today because yesterday was a Sunday.

In honor of the non-secular "holiday," Starpulse is honoring some of our favorite television bosses.

Check out the slideshow below (in no particular order), and tell us who YOUR favorite boss is!
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Mary Tyler Moore To Receive SAG Life Achievement Award

September 9th, 2011 10:25am EDT
Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore will receive SAG’s Life Achievement Award at the awards ceremony in January 2012.  The actress, who will turn 75 in December, is of course being honored for her unforgettable TV work in ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ and her own self-titled sitcom.

SAG is also said to be impressed by her film roles, her work on Broadway, and her humanitarian efforts.  Moore suffers from Type 1 Diabetes, a condition that has left her health fragile.  She frequently speaks about the disease, lobbies for more research and funds, and wrote a book about her experiences with it in 2009.

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'Dick Van Dyke' Writer Sem Denoff Dies At 83

July 11th, 2011 5:34pm EDT
Dick Van Dyke
Sam Denoff, a prolific TV writer who won two Emmys for 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' and who created 'That Girl,' has died at age 83. He had reportedly suffered from Alzheimer's Disease.

Denoff started in TV writing for shows like 'Your Show of Shows' and 'McHale's Navy' before he struck gold with writing partner Bill Persky. Carl Reiner recruited them to write for Van Dyke's show, and the pair became favorites in the latter half of the show's run. They won an Emmy in 1964 for various episodes, and in 1966 were nominated for two episodes: They won for the classic 'Coast to Coast Big Mouth' e...
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'Grease' & 'Taxi' Star Jeff Conaway Dies At 60

May 27th, 2011 3:08pm EDT
Jeff Conaway
Grease star Jeff Conaway has died, a day after he was taken off life support. He was 60.

Conaway was hospitalized at Encino Hospital Medical Center on May 11 after he was found unconscious at his California home.

The actor's spokesman Phil Brock recently revealed he was found with a cocktail of "painkillers and cold medicine in his system", and doctors went on to diagnose him with pneumonia and sepsis, a potentially fatal blood poisoning caused by a bacterial infection.

He remained in a coma and his family decided to switch off his life support machine on Thursday after medics admitted h...
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Classic TV Comedy Icons: Where Are They Now?

January 28th, 2011 11:16am EST
Hot In Cleveland
In the season premiere of TV Land’s ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ Betty White’s character, Elka, found herself in jail. A slim cell mate who called her “fresh meat” turned around and turned out to be none other than Mary Tyler Moore. The cameo was more a wink at the two icons’ history together, with the characters noting it had been 33 years since they’d seen each other – exactly as long as it had been since Moore and White worked together on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show.’

This sequence made me wonder – what are all the iconic TV actors from the glory days up to? Aside from this cameo, Moore re-eme...
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Happy 89th Birthday, Betty White!

January 17th, 2011 9:34am EST
Betty White
Veteran actress Betty White celebrates the beginning of her last year as an octogenarian today - the beloved funnywoman turns 89.

The Emmy award-winning star rose to fame hosting her own radio shows before moving into TV with hit programs including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls."

Recently she's enjoyed a career revival, appearing in "The Proposal" alongside Sandra Bullock in 2009 and hosting comedy favorite "Saturday Night Live" last year after a Facebook campaign by fans.

To celebrate White's birthday and as a toast to her return to success, WENN has compiled 10 fas...
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And The Best TV Christmas Episodes Ever Include...

December 17th, 2010 12:20pm EST
The Office
It’s quite hard to narrow down the best TV Christmas episodes ever. To help accommodate this dilemma, I am limiting myself to three classic TV specials – cartoons, variety shows, what have you. The rest will be regular TV segments from some of your favorite series. Here, in my opinion, are my favorite Christmas episodes of all time. Are they the best? Not necessarily. With a certain degree of schmaltz, you can’t always expect the best. In descending order:

10. ‘The Office’ – ‘Christmas Party’ – Dec. 6, 2005

This series’ first Christmas episode features the “Yankee swap” in which Mi...
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'Rhoda' And 'Golden Girls' Actor Harold Gould Dies At 86

September 14th, 2010 11:11pm EDT
Harold Gould
Character actor Harold Gould, best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern's dad in 'Rhoda' and Rose's boyfriend Miles on 'The Golden Girls,' has died at age 86. Gould died last Saturday of prostate cancer.

Over his career spanning approximately five decades, Gould made a name for himself as everyman types, and later father and grandfatherly roles. Beginning in the early 60s, he made a slew of televison appearances, including in 'The Twilight Zone,' 'Gunsmoke,' and 'The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.' He memorably portrayed Rhoda's father on 'Mary Tyler Moore' and reprised that role in Valerie Harp...
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Betty White Gets Her Own Comic Book

September 8th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
Betty White
Veteran actress Betty White is set to become the star of her very own comic book, chronicling her decades-long career.

The 88-year-old Golden Girls star has signed a deal with Bluewater Productions to be drawn as a cartoon for Female Force: Betty White. The 32-page book will hit comic stores in November and feature moments from her career, including her days on 1970s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show and her small screen comeback on Hot in Cleveland earlier this year.

Bluewater president and founder Darren G. Davis says, "Betty White has had such an amazing entertainment career... it's o...
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Betty White To Play An Unhinged Anthropology Professor On NBC's 'Community'

July 14th, 2010 2:07pm EDT
Betty White
Betty White will guest-star in the season premiere of NBC's hit comedy "Community." She will play professor June Bauer, an esteemed, but slightly unhinged anthropology professor.

White was recently nominated for another Emmy for her work as host of a "Saturday Night Live" in May.

White is best known for her performance as Rose Nylund on NBC's "The Golden Girls," the beloved comedy series that aired from 1985 to 1992. Previously, she co-starred as Sue Ann Nivens in the classic comedy series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."
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TV's Six Most Satisfying Finales

May 20th, 2010 11:13am EDT
TVs Six Most Satisfying Finales
While ABC’s claim that Sunday’s LOST finale is “the Television Event of the Decade” may be a bit hyperbolic, there’s no denying the excitement... and anxiety… that surrounds the final episode of a beloved TV show. Rabid fans of any series demand not just closure, but emotional resonance. After all, we’re saying goodbye to good friends here, not just clearing space off the DVR schedule. With that in mind, here’s our list of the Six Most Satisfying TV Finales of All Time.

SEINFELD “The Finale” (1998)

Granted, the much-maligned two-part ending to the legendary show about nothing is not the f...
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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 (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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New TV On DVD, May 5

May 5th, 2009 8:00am EDT
Lipstick Jungle
Lipstick Jungle revolved around the lives and loves of three very wealthy, very powerful, and very mixed-up Manhattan career women. Season 2 is now on DVD. Also in stores: Crusoe the complete series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show the complete series, and October Road season 2.
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The Emmy's 60th Anniversary: Fans Get To Vote For Best Comedy And Drama Moments

August 28th, 2008 11:27am EDT
All In The Family
As a means of celebrating its 60th Anniversary (really, are we just going to have a garish celebration for any year ending in 0 or 5 now?) Emmy has decided to name the most memorable moments from both Drama and Comedy on TV.

The best thing about this countdown is that the fans get to decide. On the Emmy website are a list of 20 funny moments and 20 serious scenes just begging for your vote. You only get to choose one in each category, so you're going to need some help. You'll find it below as each category is narrowed down to the five best. Also listed are some moments that shouldn...
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The Most Underrated & Overrated TV Shows Of The 90s

May 2nd, 2008 9:43am EDT
Newsradio
The 1990s was the beginning of the end for network television. Program offerings grew rapidly in the last decade of the 20th century. Soon it became commonplace for a person to have 50-60 channels on their home set, paving the way for the present-day satellite and digital cable packages for 1,000 channels or more.

The 90s was the last decade that network bosses could depend on massive ratings from a nearly captive audience bereft of choices. There were certainly plenty of cable shows, but they barely made a dent in the numbers enjoyed by the networks at the time.

It was not unco...
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What's The Best Show On TV Right Now? Starpulse Writers Weigh In

April 21st, 2008 8:33am EDT
Best TV Show?
What makes a TV show great? Is it the number of viewers or awards it has received? Not necessarily. In its last season, less than 3 million people tuned in to an episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," but it is unarguably one of the best sci-fi/fantasy shows of all time. In seven seasons, the show won just one Emmy - in 1998 for outstanding makeup. Guess what other fan favorite won just one Emmy (also for outstanding makeup)? Gilmore Girls.

Despite both series' original and witty screenwriting, they never received the props they deserved. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Lauren Graham bo...
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Despite Good Actors, 'Miss Guided' Is Ultimately Misguided

April 9th, 2008 12:32pm EDT
Miss Guided
If you can't beat 'em, just rip 'em off. "Miss Guided," ABC's new sitcom about a high school guidance counselor, takes elements from several successful sitcoms currently on the air and attempts to string them all together with incredibly uneven results.

The series' premise holds great potential: a formerly geeky student, Becky Freeley (Judy Greer) returns to her alma mater as a guidance counselor with newly great looks and confidence. Upon her return, she is subjected to the politics of high school faculty, which are not much different from those of students.

Episodes find Freele...
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Top TV Sidekicks

April 1st, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Who does a hero turn to for support? How does a tough as nails cop lighten up a little? Who do fan fiction writers pair up with their main characters to create some truly disturbing story lines? The answer to all these questions is sidekicks.

Without sidekicks, lead characters would simply have nobody to talk to. So Starpulse has decided to honor some of the sidekicks that have made television a little more enjoyable:

Rhoda Morgenstern

Sidekick to Mary Richards

From: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977)

Portrayed by Valerie Harper

Before Romy and Michele had a reunion...
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NBC Leads Television Critics Association Nominations

June 6th, 2007 10:36am EDT
Heroes
The Television Critics Association today unveiled its 2007 TCA Award nominations. Once again, NBC leads the list with 13 nominations on the strength of its strong freshmen series, including, "30 Rock," "Friday Night Lights" and "Heroes," which garnered 12 nominations total. Third-year comedy "The Office" received the other nod.

Other newcomers also received recognition. ABC's "Ugly Betty" received three nominations while Showtime's "Dexter" netted a pair. ABC Family saw success in children's programming with their series "Lincoln Heights" and "Kyle XY."

HBO programs received nine ...
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'Taxi' Creator Stan Daniels Dies at 72

April 12th, 2007 8:36am EDT
Taxi
Stan Daniels, the TV mogul behind hit show Taxi, has died of heart failure. He was 72. The Emmy-winning writer and producer, who also worked on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Dean Martin Show and The Bill Cosby Show, also co-created hit show Lily for Brenda Vaccaro.

Daniels also composed music and lyrics for Broadway shows like So Long 174th Street and Enter Laughing.

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Actor Drake Bell To Release Major Label Debut, "It's Only Time," Dec. 5

November 12th, 2006 8:00am EST
Drake Bell
"Live how you want to live/If you wanna be free." "Do What You Want"

For a 20-year-old, Drake Bell is an old soul when it comes to the music he listens to and plays on his Universal Motown Records debut It's Only Time.

Songs like the first single, "I Know," which sounds like it could have come off Rubber Soul, and the empowering, Elton John-like rocker "Do What You Want" boast a bittersweet pop sound, with catchy harmonies and plenty of exuberant vocal hooks, which is no wonder considering the Newport Beach, CA, native, whose mother is two-time world champion pool player Robin Do...
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New TV on DVD, June 20

June 20th, 2006 8:00am EDT
Lois & Clark
There's a BUNCH of new DVD releases this week: Check out the fifth seasons of The King of Queens or Married ... With Children. The fourth seasons of NYPD Blue, Newsradio and the Mary Tyler Moore Show are also available. Or Superhero fans can get their hands on the third season of Lois & Clark - The New Adventures of Superman.
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New TV on DVD, Jan. 17

January 17th, 2006 8:00am EST
Lois & Clark
It's a bird, it's a plane ... it's new episodes of The Adventures of Superman and Lois & Clark on DVD. The second seasons of both series are now available for your home enjoyment. But if superheroes aren't your taste, check out the third seasons of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Doogie Howser M.D., or Titus.

Click here for more new TV shows on DVD

Click here for new movies on DVD
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