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Jennifer Love Hewitt Plays Victoria's Daughter on 'Hot In Cleveland' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 28th 2011 6:15PM
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Betty White on 'Hot In Cleveland'Victoria (Wendie Malick) has done some things in her life she'd rather not see made public. So when her daughter Emmy (Jennifer Love Hewitt, appearing in a guest role) decides to write a tell-all book, she has to think quickly to convince her not to, and enlists Elka (Betty White) to play Emmy's old nanny and talk some sense into her. That was the plot for this week's 'Hot In Cleveland' (Wednesdays, 10PM on TV Land), which also involved bad accents and Indians tickets.

"Just like your book, it could make everyone feel sorry for your mum and ... and she gets all the attention," Elka told Emmy. The bad Irish accent is because Emmy's old nanny was Irish, and Elka was trying to play the part. She did it well enough to convince Emmy to change her mind, and she declared she would cancel the book deal. And the movie deal, the one where the producers wanted Emmy and Victoria to play themselves.

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Doris Roberts Gets Punched by Betty White on 'Hot in Cleveland' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 21st 2011 6:45AM
'Hot in Cleveland'It was an emotional roller coaster when Elka (Betty White) ran into her former best friend Lydia, played by Doris Roberts, on 'Hot in Cleveland' (Wed., 10PM ET on TV Land).

Their friendship had ended when Elka caught Lydia in a tent with her husband. So when she saw her old friend, she did what anyone would do. She knocked her out with a hard right hook.

Lydia tried to explain that it was a misunderstanding, and that Elka's husband was only warming her because of frostbite. It was pretty convincing when she showed her three-toed foot, but it turned out to still be a fantasy.

Still, it wasn't all bad. When Lydia's son showed up, Elka saw so much of her deceased husband in him. So much that despite her anger at Lydia, she couldn't bring herself to tell the truth to the son her husband had with her best friend. She simply enjoyed the chance to look into her husband's eyes again.

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Elka Gives Victoria Pointers on Acting Old on 'Hot in Cleveland' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 14th 2011 6:02AM
'Hot in Cleveland' - 'Love Thy Neighbor'For probably the first time in her entire life, Victoria Chase wanted to be older on 'Hot in Cleveland' (Wed., 10PM ET on TV Land). She was trying for the lead part in a local production of 'Driving Miss Daisy,' but the director said she was too young for the part.

Not to be outdone, Victoria decided to prove it to him by going deep into character as an old person, and she tapped Elka to help her get the nuances right.

"Good speed," Elka said as Victoria slowly shuffled into the room in her track suit, thick glasses and white wig. "Now feel the lack of burn."

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Top 5 TVR Clips of the Week: 'The Talk' Reacts Live to Anthony Verdict, Regis and Larry David Get Awkward & More (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Jul 9th 2011 12:50PM

What a week it was. We emerged from our barbeque and beer induced long-weekend slumber on Tuesday just in time for the most shocking court verdict since the O.J. Simpson trial. The ladies of 'The Talk' gave Nancy Grace a run for her money, reacting live to the verdict with tears, confusion and bewilderment.

But other fun things happened too. Betty White played the drums. Bristol Palin and Barbara Walters treated us to one of the most uncomfortable sex discussions ever. Regis Philbin and Larry David had their long-awaited sit-down, and it was as awkward as we hoped. Kathie Lee and Hoda tackled the modern scourge of people talking on their cell phones while sitting on the toilet.

Onto the videos! Check out our Top 5 clips of the week and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll.

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The Ladies Enter a Battle of the Bands Contest on 'Hot in Cleveland' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 7th 2011 3:46AM
Betty White, 'Hot in Cleveland'With Melanie's bucket-list book being expanded into a column for a magazine, the girls decided to enter a Battle of the Bands contest on 'Hot in Cleveland' (Wed., 10PM ET on TV Land). Unfortunately, as happens with so many great bands, infighting led to them breaking up before the gig.

That left Joy vulnerable to Rick's advances toward getting her to join his band. The problem for the ladies is that Joy was the only one who could sing. So when competition time came, and Rick ratted out their attempts to use autotune, they were left vulnerable ... and frankly, rather awful-sounding.

"What they need is a singer," Rick laughed. But Joy turned the tables on him and joined her friends on stage to save the day. This is a "classic" sitcom after all. How did you expect it to end?

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The Girls Get a Shocking Late Night Visitor on 'Hot in Cleveland' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 23rd 2011 10:10AM
'Hot in Cleveland'The women of 'Hot in Cleveland' (Wed., 10PM ET on TV Land) were terrified that an ex-con was coming to get them, so when they heard a noise outside in the middle of the night, they expected the worst.

Luckily, Melanie was prepared with her ... sunscreen? Well at least Elka was packing heat, as if you'd expect anything less. Her "Polish pellet gun" looked more like something you'd take down an elephant with, but at least it was harmless, right?


Not so fast, as it went off when Joy threw it on the couch, firing through the window and inadvertantly hitting their late night prowler. To make matters worse for Joy, it wasn't an ex-con or any other sort of prowler that you wouldn't feel so bad about shooting accidentally.

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Dozens of Betty Whites Appear in AARP Commercial (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 18th 2011 3:00PM
Betty WhiteWhat's better than Betty White? Dozens of Betty Whites!

America's sweetheart stars in a new AARP commercial as host, performer and cloned telethon phone jockey. There's a bevy of different neon blazers, nylon jackets and floral blouses to remind everyone of all the different decades Betty White has been entertaining us.

The 'Golden Girls' star is shilling AARP, urging people over 50 to join, even if it makes them feel old.

Whatever she's selling, we're listening -- watch the commercial below.

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'Cheers' Star George Wendt Goes Amish on 'Hot in Cleveland' (VIDEO)

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 16th 2011 1:47AM
george wendt, hot in clevelandAnother star of sitcoms past, 'Cheers' alum George Wendt, popped up for a quick drink on the return of 'Hot in Cleveland' (Wed., 10PM ET on TV Land).

Playing an Amish version of his beloved 'Cheers' stool jockey, Norm, Wendt did what he does best -- he strolled over to the bar, tossed back a few drinks, and knocked a few one-liners out of the park.

The episode saw the 'HiC' gals searching for Elka (Betty White), who Victoria (Wendie Malick) found in the unlikeliest of places after a rough night in Ohio's Amish Country.

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Betty White and Jimmy Fallon Play 'Password' on 'Late Night' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 15th 2011 8:47AM
Betty White on 'Late Night'Betty White took a stroll down Memory Lane on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC).

The veteran actress took on host Jimmy Fallon in a game of 'Password.' White was a frequent guest on the original 'Password' network TV game show, which aired in the '60s and '70s.

In fact, White's involvement in the show went further than just guest-starring on it: She married "the man in the middle," Allen Ludden.

'Password' host Ludden became White's third husband in 1963 and they remained together until his death in 1981. In fact, in a touching moment, White told Fallon that her appearance on his version of 'Password' marked what would have been her and Ludden's 48th wedding anniversary.

So, after a such a lovely story you'd have thought that Fallon would let her win, wouldn't you?

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Betty White Co-Hosts 'Regis and Kelly,' Brings Bevy of One-Liners (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 14th 2011 12:15PM
Regis Philbin and Betty White on 'Live With Regis and Kelly'If you've been suspecting that Betty White has an evil plot to take over television, you got some confirmation Tuesday morning when she co-hosted 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated). Sitting next to Regis Philbin at the table where Kelly Ripa usually sits, the first thing she said was, "Well, I finally got rid of Kelly. It wasn't easy."

During the usual morning conversation, White played the role of charming comedienne to perfection. Regis asked if White was still dating, and warned her against the old geezers that might come calling. "They're not that old," quipped White. Had she heard about the Anthony Weiner controversy? "Heard about it? I had his picture framed."

As for the one role you'd think White wasn't offered, 'Spider-Man' on Broadway, White said she turned down because it was too dangerous. "I have great legs, but not enough of them," she joked.

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Betty White Offers Tips for Living a Long, Healthy Life in Letterman Top Ten (VIDEO)

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 14th 2011 3:04AM
betty white lettermanIf anyone out there has found the secret to aging with grace and wit, it has to be Betty White.

The former 'Golden Girl'-turned-'It' girl dropped by 'The Late Show With David Letterman' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS) to deliver her personalized Top Ten List: 'Betty White Tips for Living a Long and Happy Life.'

Surprisingly, the 'Hot in Cleveland' star managed to restrain herself from hitting on Letterman, but she took a few shots at some other newsworthy celebs, including LeBron James and, of course, Representative Anthony Weiner ("Number Six: Avoid tweeting any photos of your private parts.")

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Betty White Previews New 'Hot In Cleveland' Season, Will Hit on 'Almost Anybody' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 13th 2011 12:20PM
Betty White on 'Good Morning America'Betty White stopped by 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM on ABC) to preview the new season of 'Hot In Cleveland,' and got a little dreamy-eyed talking about some of the upcoming guest stars, especially John Mahoney. She also mentioned that Don Rickles and Carl Reiner will be making guest appearances, prompting host Robin Roberts to call her a name-dropper. "I know what's good for me," joked White.

Roberts couldn't help but bring up the last time White was on 'GMA,' when she was hitting on host George Stephanopoulos. "Oh, yeah, I'll hit on almost anybody," said White. "Maybe even Don Rickles."

White also mentioned that 'Cleveland' will visit Amish country in one episode, which features White's character Elka on the lam, using only her flirting skills to stay one step ahead of the law.

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'Golden Girls' Theme Song Writer Andrew Gold Dies at 59

by Jean Bentley, posted Jun 6th 2011 11:30AM
The Golden GirlsYou might not have heard of Andrew Gold, but you've definitely heard his work.

The singer-songwriter worked with luminaries like Linda Ronstadt, Art Garfunkel, Celine Dion, James Taylor and Sir Paul McCartney in the '70s, but he was most famous for the iconic tune 'Thank You For Being a Friend,' which was used as the theme song for 'The Golden Girls' during the sitcom's seven-year run.

Gold died Friday of a heart attack in Los Angeles at age 59. You know what this means -- Betty White will truly outlive us all.

After the jump, sing along with us as we honor Gold's life (and amazing contribution to the TV landscape).

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Did Betty White Kill Osama Bin Laden? (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted May 18th 2011 8:35AM
Betty White on 'The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson'Viewers got to see a new and totally unexpected side of veteran actress Betty White on 'The Late Late Show' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS).

Did she really command the elite squad that killed Osama Bin Laden?

When host Craig Ferguson announced that his next guest was "The leader of the elite Navy SEAL Team 6, Captain White," we could have been forgiven for expecting to see a big, strapping macho guy. Imagine our surprise when we saw none other than 'The Golden Girls' star. Is there no end to the woman's talents?

Talking about the daring raid on Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan, White set a somber mood by saying "It was really dark, I couldn't see anything," but then joked that, "I realized that my helmet was on backwards."

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People Wanted Jim Parsons to Pass the Phone to Tom Hanks at a Telethon (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 13th 2011 3:42AM
Jim Parsons, 'Late Show with David Letterman'TV fans love Jim Parsons as brainiac lunatic Sheldon Cooper on 'The Big Bang Theory.' He's received multiple awards for his portrayal, which means his peers and critics appreciate him as well.

But does that make him a big star? Apparently not big enough for some people, according to what he said on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS).

It was while working on telethons that Parsons realized he wasn't perhaps as big of a deal as some of the other guests. When Letterman asked, "Do [the callers] want to talk to you?" Parsons said, "A lot of them do," but not all of them.

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