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Betty White Can Stay Up Late for Her 99th

Birthday celebration will include a hot dog and feeding ducks

(Newser) - True to form, Betty White has something impish to say about her birthday Sunday. “Since I am turning 99, I can stay up as late as I want without asking permission!” she said in an email, the AP reports. White's low-key plans include feeding a pair of...

'Small-Voiced' Mary Tyler Moore Veteran Dead at 70

Georgia Engel played Georgette, had long string of television credits

(Newser) - Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, has died. She was 70, reports the AP . Engel died Friday in Princeton, NJ, said her friend and executor, John Quilty. The cause of death...

Guy Hopes to Save Betty White From Cursed 2016

Clever fundraiser will actually support theater company

(Newser) - Afraid another beloved celebrity will fall victim to the apparent curse that is 2016? Demetrios Hrysikos hopes you'll donate generously. Following Carrie Fisher's death on Tuesday, the South Carolina man started a GoFundMe page to raise funds to allow him to "fly to wherever Betty White is...

Betty White Sued by Former Caretaker

Caretaker claims she wasn't given breaks, overtime

(Newser) - Betty White is being sued by her former live-in caretaker of 22 years, BuzzFeed reports. Anita Maynard, who started working for the 94-year-old actress in 1994, filed a lawsuit last week in Los Angeles. The lawsuit alleges Maynard didn't receive overtime pay despite working more than 14 hours a...

Mary Tyler Moore Nearly Blind, Say Friends

Betty White says diabetes has taken a toll

(Newser) - More than four decades of dealing with diabetes has left Mary Tyler Moore nearly blind, reports Closer Weekly . Its story isn't based on anonymous sources but familiar ones: "Her eyesight is what the big problem is right now,” says longtime friend Betty White. "She is almost...

20 Celebs Whose Love Lives Are Blissfully Private

These rare few keep things out of the press

(Newser) - You can hardly go a nanosecond without hearing all about the latest escapades of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West or Taylor Swift and whoever she's dating/dissing this week. But some celebrities manage to keep blissfully silent about their love lives. Huffington Post rounds up 20:
  • Jake Gyllenhaal: Speaking of

Dems Want Betty White to Counter Clint

Petition drive seeks to draft Golden Girl for DNC

(Newser) - Democratic activists are trying to draft a convention speaker even older than surprise Republican speaker Clint Eastwood . A social media campaign has been launched to bring Betty White, the last surviving Golden Girl, to the Democratic National Convention this week, reports ABC . White, who endorsed Obama in May, turned 90...

The Help, Boardwalk Empire Win Big at SAG Awards

'60s-set drama scores upset win

(Newser) - The Help was the big winner at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards last night, taking three awards many had expected to go to The Artist. The drama about racism in the South won awards including best cast performance, the SAG equivalent of the Oscars' best picture, reports the...

Obama to Betty White: Let's See Your Birth Certificate

President tapes a birthday greeting

(Newser) - If you missed NBC's tribute to Betty White for her 90th birthday, a taped message from President Obama is worth a look. He pens a note asking to see her long-form birth certificate and later dons headphones to nod along to the theme from Golden Girls. "Thanks, and...

Betty White to Marine: Sorry Sgt., No Ball Date for You

White loves 'a man in uniform,' but has filming obligations

(Newser) - Aww, poor Sgt. Ray Lewis won't be attending his Marine Corps ball with a Golden Girl: Lewis, inspired by other Marines who invited certain A-listers to their upcoming galas, extended an invitation to "all-around perfect" Betty White . But while she is "deeply flattered"—and loves "...

Marine Asks Betty White to the Ball

Sgt. Ray Lewis promises actress a good time

(Newser) - Forget Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis . The latest hot date for the Marine Corps ball could be Betty White. Sgt. Ray Lewis posted a YouTube video appealing to the 90-year-old actress to accompany him to the big fete in November. "She's funny, she's sweet, she's mature,...

Betty White Swills Vodka With Letterman

Even at 89, nothing can stop her

(Newser) - Betty White may have just turned 89, but that doesn’t mean she’s forgotten how to party. Asked by David Letterman last night what she likes to do for fun, she first noted her affinity for playing with animals before adding, “And vodka’s kind of a hobby....

Meet Your 2010 Entertainer of the Year
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Meet Your 2010 Entertainer of the Year

Like you didn't know who that was in the photo

(Newser) - This year alone, Betty White won a SAG lifetime achievement award , starred in an award-winning Super Bowl ad , won an Emmy for hosting Saturday Night Live , and scored a TV series , a calendar, and a book deal . Is it any wonder the Associated Press voted the 88-year-old Entertainer of the...

15 Celebs Who Went From 'Whatever' to 'Wow' in 2010

Even Gwyneth Paltrow's appeal is up

(Newser) - It's hard to believe that last year, James Franco was just, as the Daily Beast puts it, "that guy from Freaks & Geeks." He joins 14 other celebs on the Beast's list of the most-improved stars of 2010:
  • Jennifer Grey: Truly, no one puts Baby in a corner.

And Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People Are...

Sarah Palin and ... the cast of 'Jersey Shore'?

(Newser) - Sarah Palin has now made Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People List two years in a row. Palin is among the eight names Walters revealed today, People reports. Others include princess-in-waiting Kate Middleton , new mom Sandra Bullock , tween obsession Justin Bieber , universally beloved Betty White , basketball star LeBron James , new American ...

Betty White, Neil Patrick Harris Win Early Emmys

Even a little something for the man your man could smell like

(Newser) - Betty White traded in her Golden Girl status for a muffin joke, and last night she turned it back into gold at the Creative Arts Emmys. White, 88, wasn't there to accept her honor for her raunchy turn as SNL host, but Neil Patrick Harris bounded up onstage twice to...

Betty White Gets 2-Book Deal

She'll write a memoir, and a book about the zoo

(Newser) - Betty White has struck a deal to write two books for GP Putnam's Sons, USA Today reports. The first will be a memoir of sorts titled Listen Up!, focusing on lessons from her Hollywood career, growing old, sex, and more. The second is The Zoo and I: Betty and Her ...

10 Guest Stars Set to Rock TV

Oscar winner Javier Bardem isn't too good for small screen

(Newser) - Need something to look forward to as the summer slowly wanes? No problem. The Frisky lists 10 exciting guest stars set for TV appearances this fall:
  • Brian Austin Green: Megan Fox’s hubby landed a recurring role on Desperate Housewives as a contractor—and housewife love interest.
  • Javier Bardem: The

Pinup Girl: Betty White Gets a Calendar

Surrounded by hot guys...did you expect otherwise?

(Newser) - Today is a good day for Betty White: She was nominated for an Emmy , her TV series was renewed for a second season, and—perhaps most awesome of all—she’s getting her own calendar. The 2011 calendar, a bargain at $12.99, will include a few archival images and...

Alec Baldwin Can't Outdo Betty White
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Alec Baldwin Can't Outdo Betty White

Final 'Saturday Night Live' host of 35th season overshadowed by 88-year-old

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live ended its 35th season last night with a record-tying 15th hosting gig by Alec Baldwin, who suffered by comparison to last week's scene-stealer, Betty White. "Baldwin hinted at it in his monologue," writes John Teti of the Onion A.V. Club —"after last...

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