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If ever there were an octogenarian that made getting older look good, it's Betty White. She curses on camera, pranks people 70 years her junior, and even tweets with abandon. White hammed it up in a 2010 Super Bowl Snickers commercial, appearing as the aura of a hunger-stricken football player. An ... More >>
Halloween on a Wednesday. It was a massive bummer before Sandy came and took a shit all over it. It makes sense if you've not yet picked out a costume. We've got some last minute, music-inspired costume suggestions. All of them are awful, maybe. But after all that's gone down these last few days, ex ... More >>
Not you, mind you. I'm talking about the icky, boring, cliched, hateful wretches that ocassionally pop up here or on Facebook and Twitter, to turn my whole milk sour. The worst: (5) The "zzzzz" trolls. Nothing is ever exciting enough for these people. I'm handing them tidbits and observations ... More >>
The black/gay "Kumbaya" moment continues. First we had President Barack Obama support same-sex marriage, followed by the NAACP and a bevy of black leaders getting on the gay rights bandwagon. Then we had Gay Inc support the end of racial profiling. And now we have gay icon Betty White meeting wi ... More >>
The oil-drilling prime-time soap Dallas has been resurrected by TNT, which is using some of the original cast members--like Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, and Linda Gray--to reprise their iconic roles. And I think it's great! After all, no one complained when Yul Brynner did The King and I one more ... More >>
For my newest column, my two favorite yentas -- Joan and Melissa Rivers -- engaged me in some scandalously good conversation. Among the esteemed topics: *Whether Joan is still smoking pot, as seen on their WE reality show
The Kinsey Sicks is the San Francisco-based drag troupe that specializes in spoofy tunes that add twisty, sometimes unclean thoughts to your most beloved traditional works of music. In this lively clip, "America's favorite dragapella beautyshop quartet" zigzags through a bunch of Christmas stand ... More >>
Sitcoms' oldies talk about their new golden years on TV Land
I mean her character! Yeah, I know she's the "property caretaker," blah blah blah, but what exactly does that entail? Well, Betty White herself gave the answer at her TimesTalk the other day. Said the 89-year-old superstar...
Blurbed on the cover of Betty White's new book If You Ask Me is none other than vampy, scampy Robert Pattinson, who offered: "Betty White is one of the sexiest women in America." Take that, Kim Kardashian. Well, at Betty's TimesTalk last night, critic Frank Bruni asked the Hot in Cleveland ... More >>
Whether they're afraid or simply dismissive, certain big names -- or at least their handlers -- have unceremoniously denied my requests to chat with them through the years. The glittery dishonor roll is as follows: LL Cool J. And I only asked because it was a slow news week. Betty White. W ... More >>
Yes, a rising faction of the gay community is proving that all men are dogs by wearing masks and rolling around like cute little kinky pups. Next Thursday April 21 at the long-running gay fetish club/emporium The Eagle (554 W. 28 Street), there's Pup Night, a monthly event hosted by Mr. Eagl ... More >>
Rimbaud, meet Betty White. Plus David Foster Wallace, Tayari Jones, and other spring books picks.
Celebrities including R&B crooner Trey Songz and Magic Johnson are now helping wake up kids who don't want to go to school anymore. It's part of a plan called "Wake Up! NYC," which is attempting to get kids motivated to wake up in the morning and go to school. The celebrities taking part in t ... More >>
Manu_HDear New York, On this date in 1653, you (then named New Amsterdam -- you never really looked like a New Amsterdam) were incorporated. You've had your ups, your downs and even that weird phase in the '80s when you got heavy into drugs and synth music.
Wal-Mart is rolling out a five-year plan to make thousands of its packaged foods lower in sodium, fat, and sugar, and to slash prices on produce. [NY Times] Ever wonder how 89-year-old Betty White is still kicking? Her co-stars say she lives on fried foods and candy. [Digital Spy] The Chi ... More >>
via NY Daily NewsToday, Anne Hathaway and James Franco were named the hosts of this year's Academy Awards. The Daily News reports that Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer (the producers of the Oscars) said, "James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons -- fresh, exc ... More >>
Although not quite as much fun as the time Betty White expounded upon the virtues of her dusty muffin, Saturday Night Live's latest foray into the food demimonde is still respectably unnerving. This weekend's episode saw Kristen Wiig do her best impression of Paula Deen in a commercial for Paula D ... More >>
Some 23 hours ago, the Internet witnessed the birth of another meme that has absolutely no function besides that of making slightly prurient, food-oriented workday procrastination that much easier. It is called Hot Dog Sluts, and is comprised entirely of photos of celebrities, politicians, an ... More >>
I stopped watching Saturday Night Live back when I hit puberty, except whenever Betty White hosts, so I missed the telecast a few months ago withAndy Samberg doing a riotously funny, totally jazzed cocaine song, which encapsulates the forced merriment, crazed denial, misplaced sense of time, ... More >>
All the courses on the menu would be named after celebrities, duh. As a starry-eyed customer, you would start your meal with some delicious Jane Fondue, either cheese or chocolate.
via WikipediaI'll start this one: Cher Betty White Liza Minnelli Bindi Irwin Any more?
I just realized it! TV Land's new hit sit-com is basically a revamp of Golden Girls, but with slightly different age brackets. Watch an episode and you'll soon enough realize that tart-tongued Wendy Malick is basically the modern day Bea Arthur.
Is that an Ionic column, or are you just happy to see me?In the Benjamin Buttoning of Betty White's reclaimed celebrity (see: comeback to fame by way of SNL by way of social networking site), we now have rumors of Betty White sex photos. Because video wasn't so popular back then. God, imagine ... More >>
Mimi Imfurst stars in this Golden Girls spoof
She's gone. Rue McClanahan, who so memorably vamped it up as the narcissistic but lovable Southern belle Blanche on Golden Girls, is now in the sit-com land in the sky.
It's almost Internet Week! And for those of you who found this post by misspelling "weak" in a search on "the Google," it means that for one week, June 7-14, the tech-media circlejerk will tear themselves away from backlit screens to take over this city. But don't worry!
Congratulations to New York's girl with the most cake, Tina Fey, for winning the 2010 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the nation's highest honor for those with easy, grossly unfair access to Jon Hamm comedy. The 30 Rock actress/writer will accept the award in November in a ceremony at th ... More >>
Today Facebook prepares to roll out a whole new wave of privacy settings which they're pretty much not telling anyone about, for now -- specifics are to be discussed on the Facebook blog, if and when the Facebook dictators see fit.
The living inflatable doll is insisting she dropped her option on the franchise, not director Michael Bay. Yeah, yeah, yeah, but Nikki Finke swears it was Bay who popped Fox's balloons and sent her flying, and this might be poetic considering foxy Fox once compared him to Hitler (and not fav ... More >>
Thank God I finally joined Facebook! It's such a powerful tool that swarms of armchair producers there managed to get Betty White (face-) booked as last Saturday's SNL host. And she raked in the ratings! So who should you and your "friends" rally for next?
Inkcaravan.comSpoon to be replaced by Wolfgang Puck five-piece cutlery set.First, Thomas Keller lent his talents to Ratatouille, and then, Mario Batali gave voice to a rabbit in The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Now, Wolfgang Puck is the latest chef to jump on the animation train:he'll play a little blu ... More >>
What do you get when you fall in love with Sean Hayes?
Today we got our proof that collecting Twitter followers is the new Googling yourself: the ultimate gauge of awesomeness, and a testament to our undying self-importance. Following a glitch this morning that allowed people to force accounts to follow them by tweeting "accept [name]," all follower/fo ... More >>
So this "Betty White on Saturday Night Live" thing -- a rousing success, no? The "Depends" joke you knew was coming was pretty great anyway, right? And then there was Jay-Z, giving one fantastic performance and one fantastically awful one. Dude's got range.
And "Wizard of ass"! And "Are you out of your fucking mind?" And "She's a lesbian!"
One of the many highlights of Betty White's appearance on last weekend's Saturday Night Live was the unexpected resurrection of Delicious Dish, the Splendid Table-like radio show that most memorably gave the world Alec Baldwin's schweddy balls. Hosted by Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon, it featured ... More >>
If you read the internet at all this week, you might be inclined to think there's a cross-generational, interracial sex tape about. As it turns out, all of the buzz is just based on an episode of Saturday Night Live, airing tonight, with host Betty White and musical guest Jay-Z. The show will ... More >>
"White Lines" was a song about coke abuse, but "Betty White Lines" is a new ditty about a far more addictive substance--upcoming SNL host and eternal Golden Girl Betty White! The riotously funny yet loving homage has been compiled by the St. Olaf Glee Club--which looks to me like radio host ... More >>
Yes, we can!By now we're sure you've heard that redhead of the moment and man of the people Conan O'Brien has found himself a new employer, and a new eight-figure salary, compliments of TBS. Come November, he'll be back on the small screen. Which just goes to show that you can surmount just ... More >>
Cruising for surreal NYC Housewives. Plus, high and low fashion, plus some new and old-fashioned on Broadway.
Will Betty White show up tonight?
Facebook fans have been pushing hard to get Betty White (pictured) -- known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, and more recently a popular Super Bowl commercial -- hired as a guest host of Saturday Night Live (and it looks like White may get the gig, though with backup; White is ... More >>
Hot on the heels of the big critics' awards and the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen Actors Guild has unveiled its annual award nominations for films and television. SAG has been handing these out for 16 years, but only in the past few years has awards fever caused non-professionals to pa ... More >>
That very mess is richly described in this week's column [CLICK HERE], along with these other bitter pills to swallow: *A talk show host seems to confuse me with Larry Craig *Golden Girl Rue McClanahan reveals what Bea Arthur called Betty White *Comic Judy Gold makes fun of that deaf Oscar winner ... More >>
After 15 years, Kathy and Mo are still pregnant with laughs