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Originally posted 12/07/2012 01:00PM
Christmas is going to be very cozy for Betty White and her dog Pontiac – especially since the 7-year-old pooch has been relinquished of his Elizabethan collar, a.k.a. the "cone of shame."
"He had little growths on his leg and he had to have it removed, so he had to wear one of those plastic collars so he wouldn't take his stitches out," White told PEOPLE at Monday's one-year anniversary party for L.A. Love and Leashes, a nonprofit that finds homes for dogs and cats in Los Angeles shelters. "Well, he got it off today and he's a happy Ponty tonight!"
Originally posted 08/25/2012 02:50PM
At 90 years old, Betty White says she feels "so good and energetic" – but she doesn't owe her health to good habits.
"I should follow better eating health rules," the Hot in Cleveland star admits to PEOPLE. "But hot dogs and Red Vines and potato chips and French fries are my favorite foods."
But White doesn't owe all of her well-being to plain luck.
"I have a two-story house and a very bad memory," she says, jokingly. "I'm up and down those stairs all the time."
Originally posted 06/13/2012 04:00PM
Add Bo Obama to the list of Betty White fans!
The Golden Girl scored some alone time with the First Dog during a visit to Washington, D.C., on Monday, playing with Bo on the White House lawn before meeting his dad, President Barack Obama.
"It was a thrill to be with Mr. Obama," she told the Huffington Post, "but the big thrill was being with Bo."
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 06/04/2012 07:45PM
Betty White has fond memories of the late Richard Dawson, her smooch-happy co-panelist on the long-running competition program Match Game, who died on Saturday night due to complications related to esophageal cancer.
"We used to have such fun," White, 90, gushed to PEOPLE on Monday, right after she unveiled her wax figure at Madame Tussaud's Hollywood.
"Never give celebrities a Crayola and a pad because you get yourself in lots of trouble," added White, referring to Match Game, on which contestants tried to match the celebrities panelists' answers to fill-in-the-blank questions.
Referring to her old pal as "Dickie," White recalled how their antics would "crack us up."
Originally posted 04/26/2012 08:15AM
Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt are teaming up for what could be one very happy ending.
The former Golden Girls star is paying a visit to Hewitt's racy Lifetime show, The Client List, about single mom Riley Parks, who works at The Rub of Sugar Land, a day spa in Texas that offers a little more than standard massage therapy.
In the show's season finale, Riley, played by Hewitt, will be left in charge of the spa when her boss goes on vacation.
Originally posted 04/11/2012 04:15PM
What if Betty White isn't so crazy about Ryan Seacrest after all?
Amid much publicity, the star of the new NBC show Off Their Rockers finally started Tweeting at age 90, posting a flirty message about the American Idol host on her verified account.
But the next morning, Valerie Bertinelli, who costars on White's other show, TV Land's Hot in Cleveland, stirred up the Twitter-verse by suggesting White's account (which now has more than 144,000 followers) was not legit.
Originally posted 04/11/2012 11:15AM
Never say never!
Golden Girls actress Betty White joined Twitter this week, posting: "Hello Twitter! And they said it would never happen. Oh wait, that was me."
White, 90, whose new show Off Their Rockers" premieres on NBC Wednesday, seems to be quickly getting the hang of the social media platform, and is already using it to connect with other celebs.
And American Idol host Ryan Seacrest was the target of a particularly flirtatious message.
Originally posted 02/08/2012 04:00PM
Betty White may be 90, but the babies want to be just like her!
The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association announced this week that a baby orangutan born at the Los Angeles Zoo has been named Elka, after the nonagenarian's Hot in Cleveland character, Elka Ostrovsky.
White, who wrote about her passion for zoo in a book released last year, has been a supporter of the Los Angeles Zoo for 50 years, and Hot in Cleveland's network, TV Land, provided a gift to support the zoo and White's commitment to it.
Originally posted 01/29/2012 10:50PM
"Dream big, dream fierce." The real-life ladies of The Help would have agreed with Viola Davis, it's worth it.
Accepting the trophy for female actor in a leading role for the period drama, Davis told the audience gathered at L.A.'s Shrine Exposition Center for Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards: "What is there [in life] but a dream. You can't trade in your dream for another dream. I am so proud to be an actor."
It's an appropriate motto for a cast who were also recognized for their work in the film as an ensemble, the top honor of the night.
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