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Which 'Golden Gal' Should Host SNL?

Which 'Golden Gal' Should Host SNL?

Originally posted 05/12/2010 09:45AM

Following the success of Betty White's SNL hosting gig, bookers at NBC might be hoping to have another senior moment.

And while it would be tough to top White's digs at Facebook, double entendres about her muffin and her racy kiss with MacGruber, Hollywood has more than its fair share of women who are over 60 and up for the job.

In fact, a Carol Burnett Facebook campaign has sprung up – it worked for Betty, after all. But as The New York Times points out, Burnett should be in no rush. This coming weekend will bring the SNL season finale, to be hosted by Alec Baldwin.

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Carol Burnett Teaches Tarzan Yell to Meredith & Martha

Originally posted 03/12/2008 03:50PM


It's not exactly up there with getting to be a Rockette on the great stage of Radio City Music Hall, but Today show host Meredith Vieira saw another dream come true Wednesday morning when she got "living legend" – Vieira's very words – Carol Burnett to teach her the comedian's trademark Tarzan yell.

"It's a yodel," the star, 74, promoting her new movie Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who, explained, "so you go from ... the 'chest voice' to the 'head voice.' "

Vieira, 54, scored perhaps a 7 for her efforts. Then the crowd outside the studio in Rockefeller Plaza tried their pipes. They sounded like a jungle full of Tarzans.

Last to attempt to make like the famous (vine)-swinger? Martha Stewart, 66, who ended up sounding like a frog croaking. Advised Burnett: Stick to the cooking.
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Carol Burnett Hooks Up with Housewives | Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett Hooks Up with Housewives

Originally posted 03/02/2006 04:00PM

Carol Burnett is getting Desperate. The legendary funnywoman is joining the cast of Desperate Housewives as Eleanor Mason, the stepmother of Bree Van De Kamp, played by Marcia Cross, USA Today reports.

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Another Heartbreak

Originally posted 01/24/2002 01:00PM

Whatever the project, Carrie Louise Hamilton did it her way. As she lay dying from cancer-related pneumonia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 20, the music of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, two of her favorite artists, filled the room. Directing her own death as if it were one of her short films, she instructed that her ashes be divided between rural Colorado, where she had once bemused fellow townsfolk with her pink boas and pink-tinted hair, and Arkansas, the destination of a recent solo trek in search of family roots. In the end, Hamilton, a prototype child of Hollywood who had taken a wrong turn before finding the right direction, was surrounded by those who meant most to her: her two sisters, five of her six living half siblings and, of course, the woman whom she had both loved and battled most ferociously -- her mother, Carol Burnett.

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PEOPLE on Carol Burnett's Heartache

Originally posted 01/24/2002 01:00PM

Friends and family members held an impromptu wake on Sunday for Carrie Hamilton, 38, daughter of the beloved TV comedienne, reports the magazine.

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