Betty White

Betty White to Receive the National Humanitarian Medal and Legacy Award at American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards

American Humane Association announced today that popular television and film star Betty White will receive two prestigious awards – the National Humanitarian Medal and the Legacy Award – at the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog AwardsTM on October 6th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The star-studded evening honoring America’s most courageous canines, presented by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation and produced by Emmy® award-winning MRB Productions, will air as a 90-minute special on Hallmark Channel November 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm ET/PT. The program will air as part of Hallmark Channel’s Pet Project, the network’s cross-platform campaign designed to celebrate the joy and enrichment animals bring to our lives.

“I’m very grateful to American Humane Association for these wonderful honors,” said White. “I got involved with this terrific charity 60 years ago because of our shared commitment to the welfare of animals. As an actor, I saw first-hand the crucial work American Humane Association was doing to protect animals in entertainment through their “No Animals Were Harmed®” certification program, which has kept more than a million of our most beloved co-stars safe on set. And now I’m excited that American Humane Association has given a starring role to our nation’s most courageous canines by creating the Hero Dog Awards, which celebrate the incredible bond between people and animals, and how important we are to each other.”

“Betty White is a tireless and devoted animal welfare advocate and we are proud to honor her with these two special awards,” said American Humane Association President and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert. “We bestow the National Humanitarian Medal, our highest honor, on those who reflect our core values of compassion, caring and hope, and Betty more than reflects these values: she radiates them. Betty has more than earned the Legacy Award by dedicating herself to protecting and improving the quality of life for animals. We have worked with her for more than 60 years to build a better world for our most vulnerable. Betty is an inspiration to me personally, to everyone at American Humane Association and to millions of animal lovers around the globe.”

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Video Watch: A Special "Hot In Cleveland" To Air This Wed May 9

 

Viewers will have a special look of what goes on behind the scenes of “Hot in Cleveland” and discover never-before-seen footage of the cast and crew, in-depth interviews as well as favorite show moments and bloopers all from the third season of the hit sitcom.

Dick Clark To Be Cremated

Dick Clark‘s family has chosen to cremate the beloved TV mogul’s remains and scatter his ashes in the Pacific Ocean in lieu of a traditional funeral service.

The veteran broadcaster, 82, passed away on Wednesday after suffering a massive heart attack.

A slew of celebrities, including close friends Kenny Rogers and Betty White, have been paying tribute to the late star, but they will not get the opportunity to bid farewell to Clark at a memorial ceremony – his grieving relatives have chosen to pay their own respects to the late star in their own private, low-key way, according to ETonline.com.

Good News Dept: Betty White Joins Twitter!

America’s favorite 90-year-old comedian has joined Twitter.

For her first tweet, Betty White wrote, “Hello Twitter! And they said it would never happen. Oh wait, that was me.”

Already with over 180,000 followers after debuting her Twitter handle @BettyMWhite, the “Golden Girls” actress followed up with other tweets promoting her new NBC hidden camera show “Off Their Rockers.”

With her traditional humor, one of the comedian’s tweets reads, “Hey @RyanSeacrest – my new show airs tomorrow and I hear we’re in the same time slot. I’ve always dreamed of sharing a night with you…”

As her growing number of followers suggests, people are excited to have White on TwitterRead more>>

An All New "Hot in Cleveland" Premieres Wed March 28th at 10pm

In this episode, Joy (Jane Leeves) dates a guy who she thinks is her teen crush Rick Springfield (played by Rick Springfield) and Victoria (Wendie Malick) wants to fire the cleaning-averse housekeeper (Rhea Perlman). Meanwhile, Melanie’s (Valerie Bertinelli) date with a pretentious professor (Craig Bierko) makes her feel insecure and Elka (Betty White) is fed up with her writing partner Mamie (Georgia Engel).

The Lorax’ Tops Box Office As ‘John Carter’ Struggles

With all three new releases putting up lackluster opening weekends, “The Lorax” once again cleaned up with family audiences, pushing it back to the top of the charts with a studio estimated $39 million. Even with a strong marketing push and the promise of big-budget action, “John Carter” managed just $30 million over the weekend and looks to be a significant disappointment for Disney. Also hitting theaters this weekend, comedy “A Thousand Words” and horror film “Silent House” both finished well below $4,000 per venue and look to be in line for very brief theatrical runs.

Though a $30 million opening weekend in March is normally a substantial total, “John Carter” came with expectations of turning into a franchise and had an enormous $250 million production budget, which is more than three times the cost of “The Lorax.” With a per theater average of less than $10,000, there doesn’t seem to be much of a domestic audience interested and “John Carter” will have to pull in plenty of foreign revenue to ensure that it’s not a complete bust.

The good news for “John Carter” is that it has already hauled in $70 million outside of the U.S., pushing its worldwide total past $100 million for its first weekend in theaters. “John Carter” won’t have too much competition next weekend, but it should still see a sizeable drop in domestic revenue and end up with a very disappointing 10-day total in the $50 to $55 million range. If “John Carter” can’t come close to $100 million domestically by the time it’s out of theaters, Disney will likely have a hard time getting a sequel into production.

Betty White Wins Second Consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award® for her Role in TV Land’s "Hot In Cleveland

Betty White received top acting honors at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® last night at The Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center, winning Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her role as Elka in the TV Land original sitcom, “Hot in Cleveland.” This is White’s second win for her role on the series as she won the SAG Award® in the same category last year.

“Hot in Cleveland” is the network’s critically-acclaimed hit starring beloved actresses Valerie Bertinelli (“One Day at a Time”), Jane Leeves (“Frasier”), Wendie Malick (“Just Shoot Me”) and Emmy® Award-winner, Betty White (“The Golden Girls”). The show is currently in its third season and airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on TV Land.

“There are reasons that Betty White has been on television for over 50 years,” said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. “She’s hilarious, her comedic timing is unmatched, and there’s nothing she can’t do. We’re grateful to work with her on ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ and couldn’t be more proud of her continued achievements.”

The 2012 SAG Awards Winners List

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role

Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role

Octavia Spencer, “The Help

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series

Betty White, “Hot In Cleveland”

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series

“Modern Family”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries

Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce”

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries

Paul Giamatti, “Too Big to Fail”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series

Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A

Drama Series

“Boardwalk Empire”

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role

Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role

Viola Davis, “The Help”

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture

“The Help”

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture

“Harry Potter and the Deahtly Hallows: Part II”

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series

“Game of Thrones”

Joe Jonas and Jennifer Love Hewitt Guest Star on “Hot in Cleveland” Wed Jan 25th at 10PM ET/PT



Joe Jonas and Jennifer Love-Hewitt  Return For New “Hot in Cleveland” Episode.


Victoria’s (Wendie Malick) daughter Emmy (Hewitt) is back for a visit with some very surprising news – she’s engaged to Melanie’s (Valerie Bertinelli) son Will (Jonas)! Joy (Jane Leeves) is dating a blind man who thinks she’s 26 and Elka (Betty White) is prank-calling a certain Yankee third baseman.