Betty White turns 91 years young today, and she is still without question the cutest human being in the known universe, ever, of all time, period, end of story. Don’t believe us? Then just head down to the gallery below and check out our collection of her 25 most adorable photos. Sure there are a zillion cute pics, but if we didn’t cap it at 25 we might be working on it until her 92nd birthday. So 25 it is!
Betty’s a lover of puppies, hot dogs, Christmas, stuffed animals, romps in the snow and (apparently) shirtless buff dudes. What’s not to love?! This year the world was gifted with a wax statue of everyone’s favorite Golden Girl (sorry Rue), thus giving us twice the sweetness – but nothing compares to the real thing. So here’s to you Betty, and may you be here for another 91 birthdays! And we’d like to take this opportunity to ask if you’d consider adopting our entire editorial department. Please?
Stop whatever you’re doing. It means nothing now. We just learned that Betty White is going to be alone for Christmas, and in doing so learned how truly we as a collective have failed. The Hot In Cleveland actress was chatting with People about her golden retriever Pontiac this week at an anniversary part for L.A.’s Love and Leash animal charity. “He had little growths on his leg and he had to have it removed, so he had to wear one of those plastic collars so he wouldn’t take his stitches out,” Betty said about her pup. “Well, he got it off today and he’s a happy Ponty tonight!” Sweet, charming, adorable: everything we’ve come to expect from a Betty White anecdote. And then.
Then the former Golden Girl says this: “He’s my family. It’s just the two of us for Christmas because I’m alone, and so we just have a cozy day all day. We look forward to that all year.” NOOOOOOOOO! This is unacceptable, people. We cannot accept this. How did we as a species let this happen? There is not a family alive who wouldn’t want Betty White at their holiday party! If 90-year-old Betty White is alone on Christmas, then that is inevitably what will happen to all of us! We will personally pick Betty up in a horse-drawn sleigh and take her across America to have hot chocolate under the Rockefeller Christmas tree if if need be. We’ll all take shifts driving. Steering? Do you drive or steer a horse-drawn sleigh? Never mind! We’ll ask the rental guy when we make reservations.
We seriously had to do a double take when we saw these shots of Betty White standing next to her new wax statue. A few minutes later and we’re still not totally sure which one is the living breathing White! The 90 year-old was honored by Madame Tussauds in Hollywood yesterday amid adoring fans reportedly chanting “You’re amazing!” Betty was definitely happy with the tribute, but jokingly wished it could have come sooner! “The only thing that irks me is they waited until I was 90,” she told reporters.
Even so, the legend is impressed with the uncanny likeness. “I think they did a wonderful job,” she told People. “I’m really amazed. I’m so impressed. I don’t know how they do this, but it’s a tremendous honor and I appreciate it.” In reverence to White’s love of pink, the crowd was reportedly given free hotdogs from Hollywood landmark Pink’s. That’s great, but we’re a little surprised they didn’t have more gold for the former Golden Girl! “I’m just the luckiest person on the face of the earth,” she gushed. “At 90, to have this kind of an honor is amazing.”
The 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards went down on Saturday night at at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in L.A. Lovely ladies like Kat Graham, Ali Larter and Milla Jovovich attended. Larter looked tiny in a ruched red Zac Posen dress while Jovovich was draped in vintage Halston. Kat nailed it in a strapless black gown by Indian designer duo Alpana Neeraj. Grand dames like Betty White made an appearance too. She walked the red carpet with Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves — her co-stars on Hot in Cleveland.
Cher and Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack presented the Stephen F. Kolzak Award to Chaz Bono for making a significant difference in promoting equality. We also love that Josh Hutcherson got the Vanguard Award for the LGBT ally organization he co-founded called Straight But Not Narrow. The award was presented to him by Benicio del Toro, no less. Have a look for yourselves at all the very evident camaraderie between the stars in the gallery below.
The return of Mad Men is so close we can smell it, and it smells like Lucky Strikes and Canadian Club. The record busting series has made its stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss the hottest names in television. But the show also features some already-familiar faces. Community‘s Alison Brie has a recurring role as Trudy Campbell, while former House regular Anne Dudek often appears as Betty Draper’s gossipy neighbor Francine. Tom Hanks‘ son Colin, The Nanny star Charles Shaughnessy, and even Secret World of Alex Mack actress Larisa Oleynik are among the many who’ve taken smaller roles on the series over the years.
We could have easily pulled Betty White’s 90 most adorable photos in honor of her 90th birthday today. Everyone’s favorite Golden Girl (sorry, Bea Arthur!) has the cuteness factor of Selena Gomez pushing a baby carriage full of puppies in sailor hats down the aisle of a store that only sells Anne Geddes books. She’s so cute that prolonged exposure to her face eventually results in being unable to do anything but stare at the computer screen and make a noise that sounds something like “GooOooOoooOOOoooo.” So, in order to keep our jobs, we capped it at just 20. We hope you understand.
But it’s true, the ageless and timeless actress turns the big 9-0 today, and she’s just as with sassy as ever. And now we’d like to pay tribute to our honorary grandma in the gallery below. Rock on, Betty!
The People have spoken. They apparently like Supernatural more than The Vampire Diaries, but we’ll forgive them for that, because they made some other good choices that wound up giving us a pretty cute People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday night. Like any awards show, there was singing, dancing and overly scripted jokes. Also there were kisses and giggles and sweet thank yous. We thought we’d highlight a few of our faves:
10. We saw Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence bonding backstage with co-star Liam Hemsworth’s gf Miley Cyrus. Good thing they get along nicely!
9. Emma Stone, daring to be different in her awesome green tux jacket, managed to make a clichéd message sound sweet: ” You have to stay true to yourself and don’t be afraid even if people say what you do isn’t cool.”
8. Paul Wesley called Ian Somerhalder “Smolderholder” as he opened the envelope for the Favorite Comedy Movie award.
7. Lea Michele pointed out her cousin in the audience WHO LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE LEA MICHELE.
6. Ian Somerhalder was sitting next to Nina Dobrev when she won Favorite TV Drama Actress, but he tweeted her anyway: Congratulations Nina!!! You won!!!! People DO like you;) You rock babe, truly.”
5. Chloe Moretz realized she’s too young to really say “when I was a kid” and then she ended her speech like she was on the phone with all of us, “All right, bye.” Bye, Chloe, see you soon! Read more…
The Marines are quickly snatching up our most prized famous people for their own, and damn if they don’t deserve them. Betty White’s Marine Ball invite is just the most recent, and best, video request from a service member asking a celebrity to do them the honor of eating cocktail shrimp while dancing in painful shoes. We mean, come on. They are famous. They were probably going to be doing that anyway.
After Mila Kunis agreed to attend the November Marine Ball with Sgt. Scott Moore, and Corporal Kelis De Santis asked Justin Timberlaketo pick out a suit, Marine Sargent Ray Lewis asked the Hot In Cleveland star if she would attend as his date. “She’s funny, she’s sweet, she’s mature. She’s the all-around perfect woman,” Lewis says in the video. “I really think we’d have a good time.” Ugh, why are the good ones always overseas or into octogenarians or extremely out-of-breath for not commonsensical reason? No word on whether White will agree to put on her formal pantsuit for the event, but we’re betting she does. Did you see that man’s single rose? Pure class. What civilian can compete with that kind of commitment to a bit?
When Betty White calls you out on your bulls—, be very careful about how you choose to respond. Don’t cuss her out, don’t engage her in a battle of repartee and don’t act like a smart ass because, really, would you want to take on Betty White? We know we wouldn’t. That lady will demolish you. So when Betty insulted Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, we were wondering whether either of those two celebrities would be smart about it and let it go.
Betty had told the Daily Mail, “They party too much, don’t learn their lines, are unprofessional, and they grumble about everything. I think they are terribly ungrateful.” Sheen’s kept his mouth shut so far, but LiLo couldn’t resist responding. When E! told her about Betty’s scathing comments, Lindsay said, “Wow. I’ve always been a fan of hers. It’s just a bit strange when people feel they must speak publicly about others. Especially a grown woman.” Lindz apparently sounded surprised rather than dissed, which is good, because White won’t have to annihilate her. Let’s not forget she has her own comic book!
Like your actual grandma would do if she had any idea who either of them were, Betty White blasted Linday Lohan and Charlie Sheen to the press. “I cannot stand the people who get wonderful starts in show business and who abuse it. Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen for example,” White complained to the Daily Mail. “They party too much, donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t learn their lines, are unprofessional, and they grumble about everything. I think they are terribly ungrateful.” Why, in Betty’s day you had date twelve porn stars and walk uphill both ways to steal an entire jewelry store before you’d even make the local paper. From there, though, it was straight to Hollywood!
Next time they go to court (and believe us, there will be a next time they go to court), Lohan and Sheen should be legally obligated to run all of their thoughts, like Lohan’s Gotti movie or Sheen’s Mila Kunis craving , through her first. “I always thought you were the smart one,” Betty will sigh to them, and they’ll feel so horribly guilty, they’d have to immediately go back to college and stop mouthing off to their dad. “We considered ourselves lucky … and were always on our best behavior in public,” White said of stars in her day. As these Betty White nude photos can attest, the key phrase being “in public.”