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Betty White to speak at DNC? Petitioners want it to happen

From Cleveland to Charlotte?

A petition on Change.org has over 7,000 signatures urging Betty White to introduce the President Obama before his own remarks Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention.

“Governor Romney can have Clint Eastwood and his improvisational skills because President Obama has the one and only Betty White!” the petition reads.

In addition, the Facebook group “Bring Betty White to the DNC” has over 28,000 people hoping that White will make Democrats’ — and fans’ — day. The 90-year-old White endorsed Obama for re-election in May.

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Betty White roast: Superlatives for the most super ninetysomething of all (sorry, Abe Vigoda!)

Betty White’s roast this afternoon was handled with more delicacy than most. After all, America’s adopted grandmother is 90 years old. That said, she’s still intimidating, considering her boundless energy and eighth-decade career resurgence. Indeed, even Uggie from The Artist showed signs of stage fright during an interview with roastmaster Barbara Walters. From the red carpet to the roasting dais, the stars mostly kept it clean for the beatific blonde, but never fear, PopWatchers. I’ll skip the sanitized bits and get right to the good stuff. Click through to find out who was best, worst, and most surprising at White’s roast. READ FULL STORY

Betty White pranks 'Hot in Cleveland' costar Valerie Bertinelli on Twitter

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Here’s a hint: If Betty White tells you your shoelaces are untied, don’t look down. As Betty White’s Off Their Rockers proves, the merry Golden Girl just loves practical jokes — especially when she’s pulling them on her famous friends.

At 5:42 p.m. yesterday evening, White apparently sent out her very first tweet. Her verified account — which has only published three messages so far — quickly accumulated over 100,000 followers. But a certain actress wasn’t so sure that @BettyMWhite was the real deal. At 2:14 p.m. today, White’s Hot in Cleveland costar Valerie Bertinelli sent out an urgent tweet of her own: “Just spoke with Betty and she is VERY upset! @BettyMWhite is NOT her. Don’t know how they got verified, but it is not Betty. Please RT!”

But less than an hour later, Bertinelli started changing her tune. “Stop the presses!” she said at 2:52. “Betty just got a call. An account was opened on her behalf by her people. More to come…” Soon after that, the One Day at a Time actress sent out another sheepish message: “I think @BettyMWhite pranked me but good! #blushing.”  READ FULL STORY

Betty White's Valentine's Day proposal

Fresh off her Grammy win (yes, that happened), yet another awesome Super Bowl commercial, and a SAG victory, a ravishing-in-red Betty White stopped by The Late Late Show last night. She announced her plan to “marry into money” before popping the question to Craig “Gaylord Fanny” Ferguson himself. Of course, all that was only after making a joke that she had nipple rings. All in a day’s work for White! So was it a Yes? See the full video below. READ FULL STORY

Celebs in Super Bowl commercials: 10 game day winners (and a few losers)

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Though every year has its share of Force-wielding kids and anthropomorphized animals that become part of the national zeitgeist, many companies believe that their millions are best spent on a proven quality: Star power. It’s an age-old formula — Household name (celebrity) + household name (brand) = Winning. But what about the other way around? Do celebrity cameos in game day TV spots lead to an discernible boost in each stars’ careers? For every Betty White, there’s a Robert Goulet. We run down 10 examples of Super Bowl commercials that helped celebrities – plus a few that just didn’t work. Read on…

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Happy 90th Birthday, Betty White!

No one parties quite like Betty White. (Nope, not even you, Diddy!) Of course, no one deserves to party quite like Betty White, either. The beloved Golden Girls star and animal activist, who has spent the last few years winning over our hearts (again) by appearing in an insta-classic Super Bowl commercial, boogying down with Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm, killing it on Saturday Night Live, and putting all other rapping Grannies to shame, celebrates her 90th (!) birthday today. READ FULL STORY

'Hot in Cleveland' season 3 premiere: Who will Elka choose?

Rejoice! The third season of TV Land’s hit lady sitcom, Hot in Cleveland, returns for season 3 tonight. When the show last signed off back in August, we were left with quite the cliff-hanger: Who would Elka (Betty White) choose to be with after her dead husband Bobby (Don Rickles) showed up at her wedding to new beau Fred (Buck Henry)? And that, of course, happened only after she sidelined Max (Carl Reiner), yet another beau. She’s got three dudes to choose from! (People one quarter her age would kill to get this much action!)

So who will she choose tonight? Well, we can’t tell you what she’ll do exactly (that would spoil all the fun!), but we here at EW have seen the episode and can tell you that Elka does, indeed, choose one of the guys. READ FULL STORY

Betty White gets invite to Marine Corps Ball. Celebrity attendance to become mandatory in no time.

Forget the Oscars: the Marine Corps Ball has quickly turned into this year’s A-list event. Now that Friends With Benefits co-stars Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake have both said yes to the Marines who invited them to the dance, word has clearly gotten around: If you ask a celebrity out on YouTube, they will go with you. Which is exactly what Sgt. Ray Lewis (like the football player!) did by asking Betty White to attend the Ball with him. His reasons for asking the lovable Hot in Cleveland star were certainly justified (“She’s funny, she’s sweet, she’s mature. She’s the all-around perfect woman”), but even with a two-minute vid, he didn’t give it quite the same pizazz that Sgt. Scott Moore (Kunis’ date) and Sgt. Kelsey De Santis (Timberlake’s date) did with their posts. (C’mon, Betty deserves more than a, “So… call me”!) Still, you have to wonder, who will be the first star that’s going to say no? Somebody sort of has to at some point, right? Or, will celebrities soon be making video pleas to the marines asking them out?

UPDATE: Betty White released a statement regarding Sgt. Ray Lewis’ request which read, “I am deeply flattered and truly appreciate the invitation, as everyone knows I love a man in uniform, but unfortunately I cannot accept, as I will be taping an episode of Hot In Cleveland. Love, Betty White.”

Who do you think will be the next star asked to attend the Marines Corps Ball, PopWatchers? My money’s on Jon Hamm. (In other news, I just joined the Marines in order to ask Jon Hamm to the ball!) Watch the full clip of Sgt. Ray Lewis’ date request to Betty White below: READ FULL STORY

'Hot in Cleveland' returns to TV Land: You know what's more fun than watching it? Being there!

You know what’s more fun than watching TV Land’s delightfully throwbacky sitcom Hot in Cleveland, which returned to television last night? Being on set of the episode that aired last night! And not even that, but being there not exactly as press, but as an extra.

If you watched last night’s episode “Where’s Elka?” and watched close (and, you know, had any remote idea of what I look like, which you likely don’t), you would have seen me a couple of times. Albeit, very, very briefly, in a couple of the scenes where Joy (Jane Leeves), Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli), and Victoria (Wendie Malick) stumble into an Amish bar (Victoria postulates that it’s an “old-timey gay bar”) looking for Elka (Betty White). I’m dressed as an Amish bar dude. Did you see me? The photographic evidence of my presence — sitting at the table of guys that flash to when the gals enter the bar, and then later, next to guest star George Wendt — is below.

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Betty White teaches David Letterman how to be Betty White

If you’re going to present a Top 10 List with tips on “Living a Long and Happy Life,” you can’t do better than landing Betty White, who makes every joke at least 14 percent funnier. Last night on Letterman, the ageless wonder shared her 10 secrets for being Betty White. The Hot in Cleveland star even used her soapbox to lob a barb at LeBron James, the goat of the NBA Finals who had callously abandoned Cleveland for Miami. (The former Golden Girl, it should be noted, made the opposite trip, and she hasn’t lost a thing.) Take a look. READ FULL STORY

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