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Betty White Gets Unusual Honor in Minnesota

'Betty Whiteout' snowplow has been named after her in 2nd annual naming contest

(Newser) - Betty White fans came through and donated to animal rights causes in her name after her death on New Year's Eve. Now, a new honor for the late comedian and actress, albeit a more unusual one. MPR News reports that Minnesota's Department of Transportation has held a snowplow-naming...

Fans Stepped Up for Betty White's Birthday Challenge

Call to action encouraged fans to donate to animal rights causes in her name

(Newser) - Update: Betty White's fans stepped up big time. The "Betty White challenge" called for fans of the late actress to donate to animal shelters and rescues on what would have been her 100th birthday, and Variety reports those donations added up to at least $12.7 million. That'...

Doctor: Earlier Stroke Caused Betty White's Death

Certificate put the stroke on Dec. 25

(Newser) - Betty White died of a stroke she had six days before her Dec. 31 death at age 99, according to her death certificate. The beloved Golden Girls and Mary Tyler Moore Show actor died at her home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles as the result of a Dec....

In 1950s, Betty White Refused to Fire Dancer Over Race

She hosted a variety show in 1954, rebuffed demands to remove Arthur Duncan, who is Black

(Newser) - Among the stories circulating in the wake of Betty White's death at age 99 is one about the stand she took for a Black entertainer in the 1950s. As People explains, White hosted a nationally televised variety show called The Betty White Show in 1954, and one of the...

Stars Remember an 'Amazing Person'
Stars Pay Tribute
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Stars Pay Tribute to Betty White

Film planned to mark her 100th birthday will still be shown in theaters

(Newser) - Actors, comedians, and other fans issued tributes to Betty White on Friday, praising her as an entertainer and person. The actress died at her home at age 99. "Her generosity of spirit is the reason everybody talks about her in this way," Henry Winkler said, per CNN , adding,...

Betty White's Relevance and Appeal Spanned 7 Decades

Emmy-winning star of ' the Golden Girls' and 'the Mary Tyler Moore Show' was 99

(Newser) - Betty White, the comedic actress whose award-winning TV career began before there were broadcasts, has died. She was 99 and died at her Brentwood, California, home overnight. "Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever," Jeff Witjas, her agent and friend, said...

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:
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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
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:
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