Golden Girls

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'Lonely Boy' Singer Andrew Gold Dead at 59

Gold helped shape '70s pop-rock sound, created Golden Girls theme

(Newser) - Singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and producer Andrew Gold may not have been a household name, but the Los Angeles pop-rock style he helped shape in the '70s was heard around the world. Gold, who has died at the age of 59, joined Linda Ronstadt's backing band straight after high... More »

Rue McClanahan Dead at 76

The actress suffered 'massive stroke'

(Newser) - Rue McClanahan died today, making Betty White the last living Golden Girl. The 76-year-old "passed away at 1am this morning" after suffering a massive stroke, her manager tells People . The actress who had a minor stroke earlier this year after her bypass surgery, "had her family with her,... More »

Betty White Back in a Sitcom

Golden Girls star to be in TV Land show

(Newser) - Betty White is joining the cast of Hot in Cleveland, a sitcom coming to TV Land. The 88-year-old Golden Girls star has surged back to popularity (she'll host SNL in May) after appearing in a Snickers Super Bowl commercial and gaining a Facebook fan club. Hot in Cleveland, TV Land's... More »

Betty White Will Host SNL

Date still TBA for 88-year-old riding wave of new popularity

(Newser) - In high demand after her popular Snickers Super Bowl ad, Betty White confirmed today that she’s signed on to host Saturday Night Live. No date’s been set yet for the 88-year-old Golden Girls star, who tells People of the renewed interest that includes a 500,000-strong Facebook fan... More »

Bea Arthur Called Betty White a What?

Tribute to Golden Girls comic recalls her funny—often dirty—comments

(Newser) - Bea Arthur’s sharp humor and potty mouth were remembered at yesterday’s tribute to the late actor, People reports. Recollections ranged from the reverent—“She really taught me how to be a feminist,” said Rosie O’Donnell—to the raunchy—“God, I want to fuck him,... More »

'Imperious' Arthur Was a 'Thunderbolt'

Comedian broke new ground in Maude , Golden Girls

(Newser) - Bea Arthur may not have been television’s most iconic actress, “but no woman ever made so many people so happy by being so imperious, so decisive, so just plain bossy,” Ken Tucker writes in Entertainment Weekly. No one defied or upstaged her on Maude or Golden Girls,... More »

Golden Girl Bea Arthur Dead at 86

TV legend made a career out of playing acerbic heroines

(Newser) - Beatrice Arthur, the tall, deep-voiced actress whose razor-sharp delivery of comedy lines made her a TV star in the hit shows Maude and The Golden Girls, died today at age of 86. Arthur, who had cancer, died peacefully at her Los Angeles home with her family at her side. “... More »

Octu-Mom Reality Show Not Such a Done Deal

Plus, other B-listers get reality shows, more

(Newser) - Don’t set your DVRs just yet: Nadya Suleman’s reality show isn’t finalized, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Though Suleman claimed a show in the UK was practically a done deal, no network has agreed to carry it—and an agreement with the production company is still pending.... More »

Andrea Mitchell, Gay Icon

Community seems fascinated with correspondent, if somewhat secretly

(Newser) - Cher, Barbra Streisand, Madonna … and NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell? Yes, John Koblin and Zachary Woolfe write in the New York Observer, Mrs. Alan Greenspan is an icon to gay men, if not as celebrated. “She’s the Golden Girls rolled into one,” one fan says: “The... More »

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