I don't know what kind of energy drink Betty White endorses, but dammit I want a case! As if playing practically every randy, big screen grandmother over the past few years, appearing on the CBS soap opera The Bold and The Beautiful—helping it snag Daytime Emmy gold— hosting SNL and starring in her bazillionth hit sitcom (Hot In Cleveland) wasn't enough, White, 88, has now found time to achieve another of her life's goals — becoming a Forest Ranger! READ MORE
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast the DC gang drops in on The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick to discuss the latest in daytime and pop culture news, including:
The end of As the World Turns. Do soap’s executives and writers hurt their show’s ratings by punishing characters for actor's behavior. The Denver Post is reporting that One Life to Live will be picked up for two more years. Does Brian Frons manufacture it so that General Hospital and All My Children always win? Larry questions why soap fans should tune into OLTL. Is the Days of our Lives brand strong enough to jump to cable?
We then dive into the new and returning primetime shows of the season and the latest gossip. Can Lone Star make it? Larry then asks Jamey why fans should care about a new Dallas series. Will No Ordinary Family be as good as Luke hopes? Is The Middle better than Modern Family? The gang weighs in on the return of Glee for its second season, but will it suffer from a sophomore slump? Larry then puts Jamey on the spot and has him belt out several popular songs. Are we beginning to get Betty White fatigue? Was the Katy Perry and Elmo segment on Sesame Street inappropriate for children? Can Lindsay Lohan make a comeback or is she destined to be a “has been?” READ MORE
Rue was a close and dear friend. I treasure our relationship, White, 88, said in a statement. It hurts more than I ever thought it would, if that's even possible.
Betty White made her highly-anticipated appearance on Saturday Night Live, charming viewers and keeping us laughing as only she can do. From the opening Lawrence Welk skit, her delicious muffin (missing its cherry), to her very special Mother’s Day wish and the census skit that wrapped the show, White hit a home run. On Facebook, where fans started the campaign to get White on SNL, many quoted her best lines while fans on Twitter helped make #BettyWhite and Betty White trending topics.
It wasn’t just Facebook and Twitter where fans converged, viewers tuned in too. According to Entertainment Weekly, White’s appearance helped SNL earn “its highest overnight ratings in 18 months” when “John McCain appeared alongside Tina Fey as Governor Sarah Palin.”
If you missed Betty White’s SNL episode watch it after the jump along with a skit that didn't make it onto the air! READ MORE
Former The Bold and the Beautiful star Betty White's letting everyone know she can get down with the best of them. Check out her promo for hosting Saturday Night Live, in which White lets fans in on her relationship with Hova (that's Jay-Z if you didn't know). Damn shame B&B's Brad Bell didn't better utilize this gem. White's SNL hosting gig airs this Saturday at 11:30pm EST with musical guest Jay-Z. Watch the promo after the jump!