America loves Betty White best
August 19th, 2011
03:02 PM ET

America loves Betty White best

Thought Reese Witherspoon was America’s Sweetheart? Or maybe Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock?

Well, you’d be wrong, because Betty White can officially claim that title. It turns out that the angelic 89-year-old is now America’s most favorite and trusted celebrity, the Los Angeles Times reports.

White has come in first in a Reuters/Ipsos poll asking, "whose endorsement of a company would be most likely to drive business”?

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Betty White can't attend Marine Corps ball
July 18th, 2011
05:07 PM ET

Betty White can't attend Marine Corps ball

Sorry Sgt. Ray Lewis - Betty White can't accept your invitation to the Marine Corps ball!

Although Lewis' fellow Marines had luck using YouTube to land Marine Corps ball dates with celebrities, it didn't work out this time.

“I am deeply flattered and truly appreciate the invitation, as everyone knows I love a man in uniform," White says in a statement. "But unfortunately I cannot accept, as I will be taping an episode of 'Hot In Cleveland.' Love, Betty White.”

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Feeling nostalgic: 12 TV theme songs you loved
June 10th, 2011
09:48 AM ET

Feeling nostalgic: 12 TV theme songs you loved

Andrew Gold, who’s responsible for the 1970s hit “Lonely Boy” - which was featured in flicks like “Boogie Nights” and “The Waterboy” - died on June 3.

The 59-year-old singer-songwriter also penned “Thank You for Being a Friend,” the song that introduced NBC’s “The Golden Girls” throughout the show’s seven seasons. Not only is “Thank You for Being a Friend” easily recognized as the sitcom’s theme song, it also tends to get stuck in your head - the true test of a genius opening tune.

In what proved to be a truly daunting task, we narrowed down a list of about 50 memorable TV show theme songs to the 12 listed below:

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Cedric the Entertainer to star in 'Hot in Cleveland' spinoff
April 19th, 2011
06:05 PM ET

Cedric the Entertainer to star in 'Hot in Cleveland' spinoff

Move over, Betty White — Cedric the Entertainer is about to get "Hot in Cleveland."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the comedian will appear in episodes of the popular TV Land show this summer before getting his own spinoff.

The upcoming series will see Cedric playing a minister who gets caught up in the adventures of the "Hot in Cleveland" cast, which includes White, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves.

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Betty White to host senior citizen prank show
March 31st, 2011
05:26 PM ET

Betty White to host senior citizen prank show

NBC and Betty White are together again. The network that hosted "Golden Girls" for seven seasons has given White's new hidden-camera reality show the green light.

The 89-year-old actress will host and executive produce the 12-episode series, which is being called "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," but that's a working title. The show is based on an award-winning European program called “Benidorm Bastards" that was originally produced in Belgium.

According to a statement, “Betty White's Off Their Rockers” will follow “a band of seven senior citizens who make it their mission to play pranks on unsuspecting younger people."

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Taylor Swift lends voice to 'The Lorax' movie
March 19th, 2011
03:16 PM ET

Taylor Swift lends voice to 'The Lorax' movie

Taylor Swift is headed for the big screen again - well, at least her voice is.

The country music star has landed a role in the 3-D animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ "The Lorax" as the voice behind Audrey.

The movie tells the story of Ted, played by Zac Efron, an idealistic boy who wants to win the affections of Audrey. To do so he must search for the Lorax, played by Danny DeVito, a grumpy environmentalist creature. The Lorax fights to save his world from the Once-ler, played by Ed Helms, as well as a new villain, financial king O’Hare (Rob Riggle). Betty White will serve as Grammy Norma, Ted’s wise grandmother.

The Lorax and the Once-ler are the only characters that are actually from Dr. Seuss’ book, which was first published in 1971.

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