Happy 99th Birthday Betty White!

Happy birthday Betty White! Chippendales dancer Jace Crispin surprised White on The Ellen Show
Happy birthday Betty White! Chippendales dancer Jace Crispin surprised White on The Ellen Show
L-R Chippendales dancer Jace Crispin, Betty White (screen capture)

Celebrating the 99th birthday of the awesome, gifted Betty White.

My one brush with the winning Ms. White happened a few years ago at The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

My hubby Michael had to be in New York City with one of his clients when The Ellen Show decided it would be fun to surprise White with a Chippendales dancer. Since Michael was on the other other side of the country, I offered to accompany Chippendale Jace Crispin on a quick in-and-out of Los Angeles for the shoot.

Jace was, as you’ll see, perfection in balancing the sexy without going out of bounds of afternoon TV. I was just barely out of sight backstage while this happened.

Click the image of Jace and White below to play the video clip.

Betty White swoons for Chippendales dancer Jace Crispin
(photo courtesy of The Ellen DeGeneres Show)

Plus, Michael and I have been binge watching the 1970s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show which starred White as the ‘happy homemaker Sue Ann Nivens. Check out some highlights of her MTM days below.

Check out my previous celebrations of the wondrous White here.

White’s TV co-stars Ed Asner (Mary Tyler Moore Show) and Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland) tweeted their birthday greetings to White.

Chris Evans Leaps To Betty White’s Aid At People’s Choice Awards

Chris Evans may have won Favorite Action Movie Star last night at the People’s Choice Awards, but as a super hero he knows when to step into a situation:

The actor, who was seated near everyone’s favorite Golden Girl, Betty White, leapt into action to help her up the stairs to accept her Favorite TV Icon award. In short, he did exactly what Captain America would have done.

Polite, handsome, furry and talented. What’s not to like about Chris Evans?

Betty White on her support for the gay community

During an interview with Larry King last night, Betty White took questions from fans via the internet on a wide range of subjects including her support of the LGBT community.

“I don’t care whom you sleep with. It’s what kind of a human being are you [that’s what matters to me]. I don’t understand [why people are anti-gay]. It’s such a personal private business and it’s none of mine.”

Bravo Betty White!

Cast of Hot In Cleveland goes purple for Spirit Day

Stand against bullying and support LGBT youth for Spirit Day on October 17th.

Millions wear purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag.

Getting involved is easy: Wear purple or go purple online on October 17th and help create a world in which LGBT youth are celebrated and accepted for who they are.
For more information about Spirit Day, head over to Glaad.org/spiritday now.

And don’t forget to wear purple and go purple online on October 17th!


Women of The Mary Tyler Moore Show to reunite

The five female cast members of The Mary Tyler Moore Show will reunite for the first time ever in an upcoming episode of Hot In Cleveland according to Deadline.com.

In the Hot In Cleveland episode, which tapes April 5,  Elka (White) and Mamie Sue (Engel) decide to get their bowling team, named GLOB: The Gorgeous Ladies of Bowling, back together.

They reunite with former team members Diane (Moore), Peg (Leachman) and Angie (Harper).  The quintet had a falling-out after their championship season went to their heads.

This is believed to be the first time the five former castmates will act in front of a camera since taping the MTM finale in 1977.

Hot In Cleveland, starring White, Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick, returns for its summer season with a live episode June 19. The show was just renewed for a fifth season.

(via Deadline.com)