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Betty White Flirts with Ryan Seacrest on Twitter | Betty White, Ryan Seacrest

Betty White Joins Twitter, Flirts with Ryan Seacrest

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.

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Baby Orangutan's New Name: Inspired by Betty White!

Baby Orangutan's New Name: Inspired by Betty White!

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.

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SAG Awards: The Help Cast Dreamed Big – and Won! | Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012

SAG Awards Honors The Help

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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Katy Perry Big Winner at People's Choice Awards | Katy Perry

Katy Perry Big Winner at People's Choice Awards

Originally posted 01/12/2012 05:30AM

Despite not appearing at Wednesday's 38th annual People's Choice Awards, Katy Perry was the big winner of the night.

Perry, whose 14-month marriage to Russell Brand ended last month, was honored in five categories, as favorite female artist, tour headliner and for song of the year for "ET" with Kanye West, music video for "Last Friday Night" and TV guest star for How I Met Your Mother.

Nevertheless, the singer Tweeted her gratitude to her fans, writing, "THANK U to every1 who voted for me for the @peopleschoice tonight! We won so many! Now I need to get more books 2 successfully display them!"

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Betty White Plans to Spend 90th Birthday with One Special Friend

Betty White Plans to Spend 90th Birthday with One Special Friend

Originally posted 01/09/2012 10:15AM

Betty White is getting the best of both worlds when it comes to celebrating her 90th birthday – a giant party with all her friends and a nice quiet afternoon at home.

The first part of the festivities happened Sunday in Los Angeles, where NBC taped a TV special, Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl, at which friends and colleagues feted White.

But come Jan. 17, her actual birthday, White – a renowned animal lover – plans to kick back with one special friend in particular.

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POLL: Which of Betty White and Glenn Close's SAG Roles Were Better?

Which of Betty White and Glenn Close's SAG-Nominated Roles Were Better?

Originally posted 12/15/2011 07:30AM

They like them. They really, really like them.

Screen Actors Guild members were so enamored with Glenn Close and Betty White this year that they nominated each actress twice for SAG Awards.

Close, 64, picked up two best-actress nods – one in the film category for Albert Nobbs, in which she plays a woman masquerading as a man in order to make a living in 19th-century Ireland; and one in the TV-drama category for Damages.

White, 89, also earned two best-actress nods – one in TV comedy for her sitcom Hot in Cleveland; and one in the TV movie or miniseries category for Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Valentine, a modern-day story about a woman whose Navy husband went missing in World War II.

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Best Grammy Face Off: Tina Fey Vs. Betty White

Tina Fey, Betty White to Battle for a Grammy Award

Originally posted 12/01/2011 02:30PM

Sure, they've been chummy over the years. But come Feb. 12, Tina Fey and Betty White will become competitors as they vie for the 2012 Grammy Award for best spoken word album.

Both actresses earned Grammy nominations Wednesday night for narrating the audiobook versions of their memoirs – Fey, 41, for Bossypants, and White, 89, for If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't).

Both women, of course, have been nominated for – and won – a number of Emmys, but these are their first Grammy nods.

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Betty White's Love Affair with Zoos | Betty White

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Betty White's Love Affair with Zoos

Originally posted 11/23/2011 09:00AM

Anyone who knows Betty White knows her love of animals runs deep – and now, the actress wants to ignite that passion in others.

With her new book, Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo, the former Golden Girl shares photos and stories of her animal acquaintances, and hopes to get the word out on the amazing work that zoos do.

"Modern zoos of today are not like the old, old, old zoos," she tells PEOPLE. "Lot of people have the impression they don't like zoos because animals shouldn't be kept in captivity; they should be in their natural habitat. But what they don't realize is that the zoos not only exhibit animals, but they work in that natural habitat to save small populations of endangered species. They save many animals from going extinct."

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First Look: Betty White Will Do Anything to Make Her Pooch a Star

Originally posted 10/20/2011 09:00AM



We know Betty White will do just about anything for a laugh. The other thing she'll bend over backward for? Dogs!

The Emmy-winning comedian, 89, volunteered her time to shoot this funny promotional spot for Orvis clothing's Cover Dog Photo Contest, which raises money annually for the Morris Animal Foundation's cancer research campaign.

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Scarlett Johansson Declines Marine Ball Invite – Sends Champagne | Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson Declines Marine Ball Invite – Sends Champagne

Originally posted 07/28/2011 12:45PM

These days, inviting a celebrity to the Marine Corps Ball has practically become as de riguer as combat boots and fatigues.

First, Mila Kunis accepted one Marine's invite to the ball. Next, Justin Timberlake said yes to another, and then a slew of other stars (Betty White among them!) have been asked to go, as well.

The latest invitee, Scarlett Johansson, had to decline a video invitation from Sgt. Dustin L. Williams for the Nov. 10 ball, but she's sending a bubbly replacement to accompany him to the fete.

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