Betty White is probably the coolest 92-year-old to ever walk the earth, and a new interview in Closer Magazine proves it.
Not only is the spunky prankster still working in showbiz after seven decades of entertaining, but those close to her credit her good health and sharp wit two of my favorite things.
“She lives on hot dogs and vodka,” her “Hot In Cleveland” co-star, Wendie Malick, told the mag. “It’s her secret weapon. I don’t think it’s for everyone — don’t try it at home!” (Note: Unless you’re me, in which case, it’s just another Friday night.) Keep reading »
Democratic activists are trying to draft a convention speaker even older than surprise Republican speaker Clint Eastwood. A social media campaign has been launched to bring Betty White, the last surviving Golden Girl, to the Democratic National Convention this week, reports ABC. White, who endorsed Obama in May, turned 90 this year, and the president recorded a birthday message asking to see her long-form birth certificate. Read more…
Screw Justin Timberlake
and Mila Kunis
: Sergeant Ray Lewis doesn’t want to take either of them to the Marine Corps. Ball this November. His special lady of choice? Betty White, because, he says, “She’s funny, she’s sweet, she’s mature, she’s the all around perfect woman.” Well Betty, what do you say? [YouTube
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“I’ve had two bad marriages, and I don’t like to think of them as good mistakes. They were traumatizing to go through. You really feel like a failure when your marriage doesn’t work. But they did make me appreciate it when the perfect one came along… [Allen Ludden] was enthusiastic about everything. He was intellectually wonderful. He was silly. He was romantic. He knew how to court a lady. Eventually, he wouldn’t even say hello—he’d say, ‘Will you marry me?’ And I’d say, ‘No way!’ He was hosting the game show ‘Password’ in New York and I was living in California, and I said, ‘No way will I get married again.’ I kept saying no for a year… Even long after we were married, he’d call me up during the day and ask me out on a date. He’d barbecue a chicken. We’d have a glass of wine, put on a stack of records, and dance.”
—Betty White writes in Newsweek that she felt like a “failure” after getting divorced twice and had vowed never to do it again. Apparently, with her first husband she moved to a small town in Ohio where she was responsible for killing the chickens. Her second marriage broke down because he wanted her to stop working. Betty is proof positive that you always get another chance at love. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »