12:37 AM EDT 07/07/2014
Originally posted 04/29/2014 12:00PM
Who knew that some of the wealthiest women in the world were so enthralled with the adventures of four Florida retirees?
That's one of the amazing stories from Betty White's recent Reddit AMA, in which the 92-year-old television legend recalled the time the Golden Girls cast flew to London for a live performance of a Golden Girls script for the British Royal Family – all at the behest of the late Queen Mother, who was a huge fan of the show.
Originally posted 02/19/2014 08:00AM
Men, cheesecake, shoulder pads ... the ladies of The Golden Girls make the AARP life look sweet. Maybe that's why the show continues to be a creative spark for pop culture enthusiasts.
Originally posted 01/15/2014 09:00AM
Betty White turns 92 Friday, and while the nonagenarian has experienced a resurgence in recent years, she's perhaps most beloved for her role as Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls.
Fellow TV icon Valerie Harper was one of the first to send birthday wishes to the Hot in Cleveland star:
Betty, my darling friend, do you know why everyone loves you so much? Because you're so completely lovable! Here's to the next 92.— Valerie Harper (@ValerieHarper) January 17, 2014
Originally posted 01/08/2014 09:00AM
The Golden Girls ended its seven-year run nearly 22 years ago, but the show's devotees continue to craft tributes to the beloved foursome.
When a hand-crafted Golden Girls Lego set (seen above) made its way around the Web before the holidays, we scoured Etsy for more fan art inspired by Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia. Here are 15 must-have items.
Originally posted 02/12/2013 10:15AM
Scarlett Johansson as Maggie the Cat is supposed to be the main sex symbol in the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. But she's got her eye on costar Ben Walker – in particular, his butt.
"That is really one of the brighter points of my life," the actress, 28, tells Broadway.com.
Walker, 30, playing Maggie's husband Brick, spends a large chunk of the play wearing nothing but a towel, and sometimes (with his back to the crowd) not even that, giving Johansson – and the audience – an eyeful.
"I have asked Ben at times, when I was having a more difficult day, to just leave it out there for a couple more moments, just to brighten my day a little bit," she says. "I think it adds a little bit of hope in an otherwise dismal situation."
Originally posted 01/11/2013 03:30PM
Get-well wishes are due everybody's favorite TV star Betty White.
"Betty has the flu and is on the mend," her rep tells PEOPLE, though no further details are available.
The news of White's health comes three days after the debut of the second season of her NBC comedy reality series Betty White's Off Their Rockers and less than a week before her 91st birthday next Thursday.
A birthday special has been taped by NBC, but so far no air date has been announced.
Originally posted 06/05/2012 07:30AM
In front of fans screaming, "You're amazing," former Golden Girl Betty White unveiled her very own wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hollywood on Monday.
"The only thing that irks me is they waited until I was 90," the TV legend joked as the crowd chuckled. "A few decades ago would have been swell."
Dressed in a bright pink blazer with perfectly coiffed hair, White matched the color of her replica, which was clad in a hot pink tracksuit.
Originally posted 05/19/2012 10:10AM
It's been 50 years since Marilyn Monroe offered a sultry musical greeting to then President John F. Kennedy on his 45th birthday. The song, "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" has become iconic – parodied and celebrated in pop culture for the past five decades ever since it was performed on May 19, 1962.
PEOPLE.com is paying homage to the cultural moment with this roundup of equally star-studded renditions – from Mike Myers in character as Wayne Campbell to Madonna's 1993 version on SNL to the stars of Smash, vying for a role in a Marilyn-themed musical, this year.
And then there's Marilyn's version, sung at a celebration for Kennedy 10 days before his actual birthday: It was followed up with a snippet of the song "Thanks for the Memory," which she amended with lyrics written specifically for Kennedy.
Originally posted 11/09/2011 03:30PM
Bea Arthur famously sat around the kitchen table and sliced into cheesecake week after week as Dorothy Zbornak on TV's The Golden Girls. In real life, it seems, the late actress was a more health-conscious eater.
In The Dead Celebrity Cookbook, author Frank DeCaro has collected and presented an array of recipes by beloved (and dead) stars – everyone from Arthur to Frank Sinatra to Katharine Hepburn to Lucille Ball.
"I miss those days when celebrities still had mystery about them," DeCaro, formerly the movie critic for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, says about his decision to write the book. "A glimpse inside their radar ranges seemed, for any fan, like a window into the world of glamour and excitement."
With each recipe, DeCaro provides his commentary as way of an introduction.
For Arthur's chapter called Thank You for Feeding a Friend, which spotlights the actress's vegetarian breakfast recipe, he writes: "Food was always good for a giggle on The Golden Girls, too. Sophia could turn the word cannoli into a sexual double entendre, and Rose's Scandinavian recipes, her geneukenfleuken cake, for instance, were always played for laughs.
Want to try Bea Arthur's dish? Read on to get the recipe:
Originally posted 06/06/2011 03:30PM
Andrew Gold, the singer-songwriter best known for 1977's "Lonely Boy" single, died Friday in his sleep from a heart attack. He was 59.
That song was heard in films such as Boogie Nights and Water Boy. Another song, "Thank You for Being a Friend," was heard on TV each week for almost a decade as the theme song for The Golden Girls.
Gold was also known for his late '70s tune, "Do Wah Diddy."
The L.A. native began writing songs at age 13. By the early 1970s, he was working as a musician, songwriter and record producer. He was a member of the Los Angeles band Bryndle. In 1975, Gold set out on a solo career and released four albums during that decade.
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