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Apr 03 2017
Doris Day's Official 95th-B'day Snap! Comments (0)

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See Doris Day's official 95th birthday photo here — she looks fantastic!

Isn't it odd to realize she's the same age as Betty White, yet Betty White is known to all millennials and has worked steadily since the 1940s, whereas Day — who conquered music, movies and TV and became an animal-rights activist (like Betty!) — has been a semi-recluse for decades.

It's just a strange comparison, but it does my heart good to see Day looking lively. I sure wish she'd travel to Hollywood and pick up a long-overdue honorary Oscar.

 
Jan 25 2017
TV Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dies @ 80 Comments (0)

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Mary Tyler Moore, whose showbiz career began as Happy the Hotpoint Elf in the early '50s and went on to help define quality entertainment on TV in the '60s and '70s, has died of complications from pneumonia. She had just turned 80 last month.

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Earlier, TMZ had broken the news that Moore was on her deathbed at a Connecticut hospital.

Moore's death was confirmed in a statement to Extra:

Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.

Moore's biggest early break came mostly off-screen, playing sultry Sam on Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957—1960), a role she held in 1959, and which required only her killer legs and suggestive voice — she was never seen.

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Along with many early-TV guest spots, Moore moved on to the role of Laura Petrie on the Kedslaurapetrie classic The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961—1966). Embodying pluck, a fresh face on traditional femininity and comic chops that kept up with veterans like Van Dyke, Morey Amsterdam and Rose Marie, Moore became America's sweetheart, and made bank, allowing her to move forward in the future as a woman calling the shots.

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Though hard to believe comparing the style and subject matter of the two shows, it was only four years later that her The Mary Tyler Moore Show aka Mary Tyler Moore debuted.

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Jan 17 2017
Betty White On Being 95: I AM THE LUCKIEST OLD BROAD ON TWO FEET Comments (0)

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Katie Couric interviews Betty White on the occasion of her 95th birthday. Betty says she wouldn't have done much differently had she known what she knows know, and recalls the loss of her husband.

Oh, and she wants in if anyone reboots The Golden Girls ...

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Happy 95th, Betty White! Comments (0)

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Beloved TV icon Betty White turns 95 years old today. Cherish this national treasure!

 
Jan 14 2017
NYC Is About To Get Its Very Own GOLDEN GIRLS-Themed Café Comments (0)

If you're in the mood for cheesecake, I know just the place, a place you'll to go many, many times.

Michael J. LaRue (no relation), a longtime friend of the late Rue McClanahan's, is the mastermind behind Rue La Rue Café, which will soon open in Washington Heights, an area of NYC. 

The place will be littered with imagery from the show, culled from McClanahan's personal collection.

See you there whenever they open! (Soon, they promise.)

 
Jan 08 2017
Picture It: Hulu Comments (0)

All 180 episodes of The Golden Girls will drop on Hulu February 13, marking the first time you can stream the entire series in one place.

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If you wanna relive some magical moments, click on my tweet above to revisit my massive post on my favorite 100 guest stars from the series run.

 
Apr 11 2016
You'll Read GOLDEN GIRLS FOREVER Many, Many Times! Comments (0)

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Picture it: Your living room, late at night, Grindr's buzzing but you're blissfully unaware. Why? Because you just got a book, a book so good they named it.

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If you love The Golden Girls—and let's face it, if you don't, maybe you're on the wrong site?—you will love Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai (Harper Design, $35) by Jim Colucci, and you will absolutely never regret devoting many quiet evenings to committing it to memory.

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Colucci authored the already indispensable The Q Guide to the Golden Girls (Alyson, 2006)—which was specifically targeted at fancy men everywhere—but has taken a more encyclopedic approach this time around, offering 368 pages filled with internal memos; stills; on-set personal candids; interviews with “the show's creators, actors, guest stars, producers, writers, and crew members”; and even a section of tributes from famous fans like Zachary Quinto and Laverne Cox. 

As the expert on the series, Colucci was able to interview Rue McClanahan and Bea Arthur in the years prior to their deaths, and also delivers a new Q&A with Betty White.

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The book's greatest use is its inclusion of exhaustive summaries of every episode, which do a lot more than regurgitate IMDb factoids. Colucci offers original comments from the creatives on the making-of that serve as incredible oral histories, the likes of which few if any other TV series have ever received.

Golden Girls Forever also faithfully documents fan art and fan-appreciation events/plays, making it not just a memento of the series, but a breathlessly faithful chronicle of its impact on the greater culture.

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On a more superficial level, the book is also beautifully designed, as pretty as Blanche's perky bosoms.

Take a lesson, Rose, Golden Girls Forever is how you tell a story.

 
Sep 05 2015
The Golden ... Girls Comments (0)

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Some of RuPaul's favorite queens will be sitting in as the Golden Girls characters in Logo's upcoming salute to the 30th anniversary of the series.

Not sure why they cut Estelle Getty out of their promo:

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Looks like Shangela is playing her in the clips special, so ... what gives?

 
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