With her new album, "Femme Fatale," dropping March 29, Britney Spears' name is currently on everyone's lips. But in a new interview, she's turning the tables and speaking out about other stars.
Spears, a longtime Madonna fan, tells the latest issue of Out magazine that she is molding her career after the Material Girl's.
"She is an amazing entertainer," says the pop princess, who posed in a barely there leotard that reveals tattoos near her crotch. "Besides Madonna, I also admire Sarah Jessica Parker’s career and her shoe collection."
Maybe love wasn't all around on the set of the "Mary Tyler Moore" show. During a recent appearance at the Television Critics Association event, Ed Asner took a few swings at former co-stars Cloris Leachman and Betty White.
TV Guide reports that the actor, who played gruff WJM newsroom boss Lou Grant on the hit '70s sitcom, dissed Leachman during a discussion about the success of older actors.
"Cloris Leachman has eight Emmys? Is that true? Bitch," he said of the 84-year-old star, who played snobby Phyllis Lindstrom. "Well, if you wanna act nuts like she does..."
Sometimes there is too much of a good thing – at least, according to Betty White.
The beloved entertainer, who, over the past year, has hosted "Saturday Night Live," guested on "Community" and "The Middle," appeared on a calendar and a clothing line, and returned to primetime TV with "Hot in Cleveland," is threatening to keep a much lower profile in 2011.
“It’s hard for me to say no to a job because you spend your career thinking if you say no to a job they’ll never offer you another one,” White said at the annual Television Critics Association press tour, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “My mother taught me to say no as a girl. But I’m trying to cut down, I really am.”
Betty White has achieved her lifelong dream and it has nothing to do with those seven Emmys she's accrued over the course of her career. The 88-year-old acting legend was recently made an honorary forest ranger!
With Smokey the Bear looking on, the U.S. Forest Service presented White with a badge and a ranger's Stetson at a November 9 ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Los Angeles Times reports.
"In my heart I've been a forest ranger all my life," said White, who aspired to the job as a child, but women weren't allowed. "Now I'm official."
Despite the fact that Betty White has “enjoyed the opposite sex a lot,” she says other people shouldn’t have to follow suit.
“I don’t care who anybody sleeps with,” White told Parade. “If a couple has been together all that time - and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones - I think it’s fine if they want to get married.”
“I don’t know how people can get so anti-something,” she added. “Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.”
"Community" came back on Thursday night and none too soon. Right off the bat, we got another little peek into our favorite study group's lives by seeing each of their bedrooms, "Royal Tenenbaums"-style. Pop culture-obsessed Abed has a wall of DVDs and movie posters, Pierce has a giant photo of a younger Chevy Chase hanging above his bed, and Troy woke up in Spider-Man pajamas (actor Donald Glover started a Twitter campaign to play Spidey over the summer). It's these sort of comedic touches that has given the show a big cult following online.
If that wasn't enough, Betty White guest starred as an anthropology professor who takes her work very seriously. Like, shoot you in the neck with a blow-gun dart seriously.
White fit right into the wacky world of the show, and ended up singing a few bars of Toto's "Africa" while backing up Troy and Abed on one of their trademark raps.
There was also the little matter of the big plot twist at the end of last season, with Jeff rejecting both Britta and Professor Slater, and going right into the arms (and onto the lips) of Annie.
With the summer behind them and a new school year starting, Jeff wanted no part of Annie, but desperately wanted to get back at Britta once she had "underdog" status (as Abed put it, she's the "Jennifer Aniston"), and watching the two of them pretend to get engaged just to spite each other (complete with Abed throwing together a quick "wedding episode," with a George Clooney impersonator) was a riot.
Did you watch the show last night, perhaps for the first time? What did yyou think, and do you want to see more Betty White on the show? And will you follow @oldwhitemansays on Twitter (or watch the inevitable TV spinoff)? Post your video iReport or comment below.
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