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Memorial Day weekend TV marathons: An A to Z guide

Hopefully you’ll get to spend plenty of time outdoors this weekend, soaking up the sun. But if rain (or laziness) keeps you inside, we’ve compiled the TV marathons playing this weekend to keep you occupied! Enjoy! READ FULL STORY

EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Ben:

“She was with Seal! How do I put this delicately? Once you’ve had carnal relations with a gentleman of African descent, it’s very unusual to go back.”

–Mamie (Georgia Engel) on Hot in Cleveland

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Wednesday, Dec. 19 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

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Betty White and zoo animals! — SEE PHOTOS
Betty White roast: Superlatives for the most super ninetysomething of all (sorry, Abe Vigoda!)
Betty White pranks ‘Hot in Cleveland’ costar Valerie Bertinelli on Twitter

Still sexy and we know it -- TV hotties over 55

Tuesday nights bring a double-dose of pentagenerian sexiness with Ellen Barkin on The New Normal and Dennis Quaid on Vegas. But these two aren’t the only sexy stars over the age of 55. Read more to see the hottest stars on television who still rock our world after all these years.


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


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

'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

'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.


'Hot in Cleveland' season finale: Betty White on the lam!

The finale of the second season of TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland once again ended in a cliffhanger, with Elka in serious trouble with the law, but we had a lot of fun getting to that point. Last night’s legal-themed episode began with a Law & Order-type voiceover: “In a situation comedy, there are two separate but equally important stories. The A story, which is about the comic of characters. And the B story, which is the same thing, but shorter. These are those stories.” So much was packed into this half hour that it’s hard to say what was the A and what was the B. (For an old school sitcom, all this sub-plot talk is awfully Community, right?) READ FULL STORY

'Hot in Cleveland' season 2 premiere: 'I'm in freaking jail!'

Hot-in-ClevelandImage Credit: TVLandBetty White launched the season 2 premiere of TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland last night very fittingly—in an orange jumpsuit, singing quite the entertaining rendition of “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” from her jail cell. White just turned 89, and, as evidenced by her singing here, she has more panache than people one quarter of her age. As you might remember, her character Elka was arrested and booked at the end of the season 1 finale for possessing a cellar full of stolen goods that her husband had acquired while working for the mob. Later, we witnessed Betty doing Betty very well, reminding Wendie Malick’s pompous and out-of-touch soap actress character Victoria Chase, “I’m in freaking jail!” Indeed she was. READ FULL STORY

'Retired at 35': Why is traditional sitcommery so irresistible?

retired-at-35-castImage Credit: TVLandTV Land proved one thing with its premiere of Retired at 35 last night: This cable net has got its brand formula down. Like USA before it, with its quirky-light-heroes-solve-cases gambit, the channel — formerly reserved for endless repeats of classic TV (not that I’m complaining about the All in the Family on my DVR) — has nailed what will clearly now become its go-to approach. The hit Hot in Cleveland served up the template checklist: 1. Ridiculous premise that it’s best to accept without too much thinking. (L.A. ladies of a certain age “crash land” in Cleveland on their way to Paris and decide to stay there? Sure, why not!) 2. Make roommates of an unlikely combo of colorful characters sure to clash. (Ladies “must” live with the “caretaker” of their new house, a sassy lady of an even more advanced certain age.) 3. Have absolute comedy pros star in the show, and watch the viewers — and the skilled readings of even the lamest lines — roll in. (That’s you, Betty White; but also you, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, and Valerie Bertinelli.) READ FULL STORY

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