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PHOTO: Betty White Is 'Impressed' by Her Brand New Wax Figure

Betty White Is 'Impressed' by Her Brand New Wax Figure

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.

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Betty White Lovingly Remembers Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson Lovingly Remembered by Betty White

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."

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How Sexy Will Betty White Be in The Client List Finale? | Betty White, Jennifer Love Hewitt

Betty White to Appear in Finale of The Client List

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.

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Did Betty White Know She Was Tweeting?

Betty White Twitter Confusion: Did She Know She Was Tweeting?

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.

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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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