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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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UpdatePosted 07/18/2011 08:00PM

Betty White Is Latest Belle Invited to Marine Corps Ball

Originally posted 07/18/2011 08:00PM



Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake are going. And now, Betty White's been invited, too.

Sgt. Ray Lewis has asked White to be his date to the Marine Corps Ball in a YouTube video, flattering the 89-year-old actress plenty in the process.

"She's funny, she's sweet, she's mature. She's the all-around perfect woman," he says. "I really think we'd have a good time. I'm fun, you know. … I think I can make her laugh. I think she can make me laugh. I think we can laugh together. … So, call me!"

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Betty White to Host Prankster Reality Show

Betty White to Host Prankster Reality Show

Originally posted 03/31/2011 02:15PM

Betty White is no Ashton Kutcher, but she's about to watch people get punk'd.

The Hot in Cleveland star, 89, has signed on to host at least 12 episodes of NBC's new reality show, Betty White's Off Their Rockers, which follows senior citizens with hidden cameras and captures them pulling pranks youngsters.

"People have been telling me that I'm 'off my rocker' for years," White joked in a statement Thursday. "Now I can prove it."
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Sofia Vergara Hopes to Age Gracefully – Like Betty White

Sofia Vergara Hopes to Age Gracefully – Like Betty White

Originally posted 12/30/2010 08:20AM

With voluptuous curves and A-plus, um, assets, Modern Family's Sofia Vergara embraces her beauty and – when it comes to going under the knife – her age.

"A woman should never have [plastic surgery] to look younger," she tells Ladies' Home Journal in its January issue. "To fix little things here and there, maybe. To look a little fresher, okay. But you're always going to look your age."

As the actress, 38, continues to get laughs – and looks of admiration – in her feisty portrayal of Gloria Pritchett on ABC's Emmy-winning sitcom, she's not shy about her enviable sex appeal, or her signature, authentic accent.

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Betty White: You're Never Too Old for Sexual Desire | Betty White

Betty White: You're Never Too Old for Sexual Desire

Originally posted 10/04/2010 06:40PM

Betty White scoffs at the question.

"Does desire melt away with age? I'm waiting for that day to come," the 88-year-old tells AARP Magazine in its November/December issue. "Sexual desire is like aging," she continues, pointing at her head. "A lot of it is up here."

White, who shares the magazine's cover with two of her You Again costars Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristin Bell, tells the magazine that her first marriage was totally physical. "I married my first husband because we wanted to sleep together," she says. "It lasted six months and we were in bed for six months."

After a disastrous second marriage, White met game show host Allen Ludden. She says they were a match made in heaven – even though she wasn't initially interested. "He bought me a beautiful ring and I threw it back at him," she recalls, "so he wore it on a chain around his neck. He said, 'I'm going to wear it until you put it on your finger.' "

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