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Betty, Ed Asner, Debbie Reynolds, Eva Marie Saint, Larry Hagman and some troll who wondered in from the street have made the cover of The Hollywood Reporter!

 

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And, of course, Gena Rowlands, James Earl Jones, Stiller and Meara, and our favourite Aunt Sheilah Lands Buried. LOL

LOL! Why isn't the "other" TROLL in the picture on the right sitting at the bottom like Mr Rooney is? LOL!

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WOW! Betty's in great company -- loves me some Gena Rowlands, she still looks amazing though she MUST be somewhere in her 70s by now.....

 

 

 

Gena turned 80 (!) in June.

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Betty Mania is set to continue well into 2011 with her receiving her first two ever COMPETITIVE Screen Actors Guild Award nominations this morning! :HALKING:

 

This is completely unexpected. I'm glad "Cleveland" is so well regarded by the Actors Guild.

 

Go Bets!

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Betty was voted the Entertainer of the Year (2010) by the Associated Press! :HALKING: :HALKING: :HALKING:

 

What Betty White did in 2010 doesn't usually happen: an 88-year-old actress with more than six decades in Hollywood suddenly became the object of adulation of the Facebook-connected masses, which campaigned for her to host "Saturday Night Live," boosting the show's ratings and helping her set ratings records for her own show.

 

After a year remarkable for a star of any age, White has been voted the Entertainer of the Year by members of The Associated Press.

 

"It's ridiculous," White says of the honor, in an interview from her home in Los Angeles. "They haven't caught on to me, and I hope they never do."

 

But more than acclaim, her unlikely, age-defying success resonated deeply with people who saw in her a spirited, hilarious aberration, a woman not dimmed by age but enhanced by it: The genuine article in a pop culture awash in imitators.

 

There were 102 ballots submitted from U.S. news organizations that make up the AP's membership. Voters were asked to cast their ballots for who had the most influence on the entertainment world and culture in 2010. Previous winners include Taylor Swift, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

 

The final tally was close: White's 20 votes beat the cast of "Glee," Fox's hit musical, by only two votes. Tied for third with 13 votes were Conan O'Brien, James Cameron and Apple's iPad. Jon Stewart closely followed with a dozen votes.

 

White's 2010 began with her acceptance in January of a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild. Her speech, in which she thanked SAG "from the bottom of my bottom," reminded many of her talent — showcased for years on "The Golden Girls" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" — for a sharp comedy cloaked by warm charm.

 

Gesturing at presenter Sandra Bullock she asked, "Isn't it heartening how far a girl as plain as she is can go?"

 

The appearance led to a fan-created Facebook campaign urging "SNL" to make her a guest host. After White's award-winning Snickers Super Bowl ad, more than 500,000 were supporting her on the social networking site.

 

More here: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=12437749

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Bravo, Betty! No one more deserving!! Well...maybe Kate Goselin but.... apparently her spawn were too young to vote! marionstrong.gif

Has Betty been picked to be Grand Marshall of the Tournament of Roses Parade yet? Is she doing the color commentary on the Super Bowl this year? Has she been picked as a Vice Presidential candidate by any of the 2012 hopefuls yet?

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LOL! Oddly enough Betty has never been the Grand Marshal of the Rose Parade, despite hosting it a number of times. This year's Grand Marshal is Paula Deen... for some reason.

 

The 2012 Presidential Hopefuls should be so lucky! lol

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LOL! Oddly enough Betty has never been the Grand Marshal of the Rose Parade, despite hosting it a number of times. This year's Grand Marshal is Paula Deen... for some reason.

 

The 2012 Presidential Hopefuls should be so lucky! lol

Why Betty and even Lucy have never been Grand Marshall is just beyond me.

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Did you also read where she has stated herself that she is currently OVEREXPOSED and plans to disapear for a while? I guess she's just incapable of saying no to a job offer, she said that also. Good for her, strike while the iron is HOT!

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OMG Betty's become the Estelle Getty character in a comedy show with four women!

 

Stop the presses. :lucyhorror: WHY ARE WE JUST LEARNING ABOUT THIS NOW?!!! :obrien:

 

:lucythrill:

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Stop the presses. :lucyhorror: WHY ARE WE JUST LEARNING ABOUT THIS NOW?!!! :obrien:

 

:lucythrill:

Keep that up and you may FORCE me to watch that fledging vehicle on that second rate network, LOL!

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Keep that up and you may FORCE me to watch that fledging vehicle on that second rate network, LOL!

 

 

CTV is a second rate network? :P

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HAPPY 89th BIRTHDAY, BETTY!!!!

 

 

:professor::peachonthebeach::professor::peachonthebeach::professor::peachonthebeach::professor::peachonthebeach:

Yes! Happy B'day Betty!!

Speaking of Betty, anyone else grab a copy of Hot In Cleveland DVD?? It's out now!!! Woohoo!!! marionstrong.gif

 

 

Anywho...love the Lucy "tie-ins" in this tribute video, including the shot of Red holding one of Betty's books and the scene from GG when Betty shoves the kid out the door as she grabs the stuffed animal. The girl was Jenny Lewis, who back then briefly played LB's granddaughter Becky in Life With Lucy. ;)

 

Did I miss any more??

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Anyone see Betty on Letterman a few minutes ago? I think it might be one of her most enjoyable interviews in a long time. She and Dave were having so much fun. Oh, she's back! :D

 

And still having a blast. :marionstrong:

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Here is part of the show:

 

 

:marionstrong:

 

 

Pretty sure that was water! As in all his "chugging booze" bits. :lucythrill: BUT...yes it was delightful. She said earlier on The View how all the questions are usually scripted and then she harkened back to The Old Days where they just "wing(ed) it" on chat shows. I think Dave did her proud tonight. It felt as fresh as she used to like it! Fully winged! Wanged?? Wung?? :lucyhehe:

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