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Reality TV Emmy nominations: The problem with Betty White

5 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The problem with Betty White earning a reality TV Emmy nomination follows a pattern, overall, with the nods every year: the same predictable, safe, often inexplicable choices. I love Betty White. But she has been nominated for an Emmy the past three years in the Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program category for her work on "Off Their Rockers." Reading off a teleprompter for a few minutes as part of the hidden camera show apparently constitutes "outstanding" work as a "host," which is an insult to both words. But welcome to reality TV, the genre the industry loves to loathe. In 2007, the Emmys got it right, giving "Survivor’s” Jeff Probst the award for outstanding host. But then they kept giving it to him -- for four years straight. This is a problem beyond reality television, of course (I'm looking at you, "Modern Family"), but again, it's »

- Andy Dehnart

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Beautiful Disasters: "Roar"

29 June 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

There is a case to be made for home movies as the purest form of cinema. It’s folly, of course, to pit films against one another based on the circumstances under which they were made; to argue what is realer, and thus more valid, than the other. In a camera’s lens, especially, the lines of truth and lies blur and overlap. It’s just that in what we believe to be reality the stakes are always higher, the emotions elevated. One of the first films ever made, the Lumière brothers’ L'arrivée d'un train à La Ciotat, was a succinct 56 seconds that depicted the arrival of a train at its station in Lyon, France. When it was first shown to the public it was the audience’s virgin film-viewing experience, and it was reported that many were frightened by the illusion that the train was coming straight for them. »

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Patricia Richardson Running for SAG-aftra President (Exclusive)

25 June 2015 3:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Patricia Richardson is challenging Ken Howard for the presidency of SAG-aftra as the head of the Membership First slate, Variety has learned exclusively.

The “Home Improvement” star, currently a national board member, has selected stuntwoman Jane Austin as her running mate for the secretary-treasurer post.

Membership First has been quietly gathering signatures in recent days for its nominating petitions, which are due at 5 p.m. Pdt on Friday.

Howard announced on June 1 that he would seek re-election with endorsements coming from George Clooney, Bryan Cranston, Betty White, Rita Moreno, Octavia Spencer, Ron Perlman, Clark Gregg and Josh Gad. SAG-aftra Los Angeles VP Jenny O’Hara joined Howard for secretary-treasurer as part of the Unite for Strength and United Screen Actors Nationwide slates.

Election ballots will be mailed to members who are paid up on dues on July 21 and tabulated on August 20. Turnout in the 2013 election — the first for the merged »

- Dave McNary

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Happy Father's Day 2015! See Stars' Tributes to Their Dads, With Childhood Photos and Other Sweet Pics!

21 June 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Fergie, Jennifer Lopez, Betty White, James Franco and other stars took to Instagram on Sunday to pay tribute to their dads on Father's Day. Britney posted a photo of herself smiling with her father, Jamie Spears, while Queen Bey shared a sweet childhood pic of herself with her dad, Mathew Knowles. "Happy Father's Day to all the fathers around the world," she wrote. In addition, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner paid a special tribute to Caitlyn Jenner, who recently transitioned to become a woman. Check out heartwarming Father's Day photos and messages shared by celebrities on Father's »

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Pranks Fans While Pretending to be 'Terminator' Wax Figure

18 June 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger just pulled off one of the best pranks we've seen in a long time!  The star of "Terminator Genisys" recently went undercover in Hollywood to raise awareness for After-School All-Stars, where he pretended to be a wax figure of himself at the famed Madame Tussauds Wax Attraction and a street performer on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for a new viral video.  Video: Betty White Makes a Prank Call Check out the hilarious clip above! We can't believe how still the action star is able to stand in the wax museum, as he poses for pics with unsuspecting fans. Seeing him finally break character and terrify the unsuspecting attendees is definitely the highlight of the video.  Video: Chris Pratt Pranked During "Jurassic World" Interview Later in the clip, the 67-year-old hits up Hollywood Boulevard, where he went in disguise as one of the infamous street performers. "Come with »

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Emmy ballot shockers: Chelsea Handler and Craig Ferguson out

15 June 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

With today's release of the Television Academy's 2015 Emmy Awards ballots, many shocking omissions and changes are among the entries.  -Break- Where is "Chelsea Lately" or "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in the race for Best Variety Talk Series? Having departed television months ago, neither is even making an attempt on the Emmy ballot this time. However, there's an interesting addition to the category, which we've reported on the past. Jerry Seinfeld has entered his web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." In the comedy categories: "Saturday Night Live" makes the very surprising move of submitting none of their female guests hosts this year. Since the Best Comedy Guest Actress category started allowing variety contenders in 2009, "SNL" has had at least one nod every time (including wins for Tina Fey and Betty White). While several male guest »

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Betty White's Dressing Room Demands Hilariously Catch James Corden Off Guard

10 June 2015 7:20 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Betty White may be 93 years old, but she's still as high maintenance as ever (well, sort of). The actress, who recently joined Instagram, stopped by The Late Late Show With James Corden on Tuesday and made it known to the host that if she isn't happy, nobody will be. In a hidden-camera skit, Betty hilariously pranks James by calling him on the phone before her appearance and giving him a list of demands for her dressing room, including a change in lighting, a specific color the walls must be, and only wanting yellow M&M's. Watch the funny prank above to see James's reaction, then look back at Betty through the years. »

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Betty White Prank Calls James Corden With Ridiculous List of Demands (Video)

10 June 2015 6:53 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Betty White is still “Off Her Rocker” after all of these years, and the sweet, elderly prankster took her tricks to “The Late Late Show” Tuesday night. The “Hot in Cleveland” star elected to prank call CBS host James Corden with an absurd list of demands for her guest appearance. Chief among those were lighting changes, which Corden couldn’t really handle himself. White also wanted her dressing room to be re-painted a different color, as the current cream is “just brown milked down,” as she put it with a straight face. Plus, she wants to sing, she insisted. What song? »

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See Betty White Prank Call James Corden With Ridiculous Requests!

10 June 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Betty White is a television legend, so when the 93-year-old star has a special request, it's important to try to fulfill it. The comedienne stopped by "The Late Late Show" on Tuesday, but before her visit, she playfully took advantage of James Corden’s kindness by prank calling him with some unexpected diva demands. "I called him and I had a few things to say to him," she explained, "You know, the way I would like things done." At first, the late-night host seemed more than willing to take the requests, but as the "Golden Girls" alum continued to ask for more, he seemed a little suspicious. She started rattling off her demands, which included lighting changes, musical numbers and loads of yellow M&Ms! Betty also wanted her dressing room painted a different color. "My dressing room as it is now is brown, and there's nothing worse than brown, »

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Betty White Prank Calls James Corden With Ridiculous Requests Before Her Late Late Show Appearance—Watch Now!

10 June 2015 5:54 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Betty White might be 93 years old, but this lady still knows how to have a good time. The comedienne stopped by The Late Late Show Tuesday, but prior to her visit, she decided to get in touch with host James Corden to make some innocent requests to ensure everything during her visit would go as swimmingly as possible. "I called him and I had a few things to say to him," she explained, "You know, the way I would like things done." Well, Betty likes things done in a very particular way, which the host wasn't too keen on at the time! "He took a dim view of it," Betty confessed. Rewind to the day before when the Hot in Cleveland star put in a prank phone call to the »

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Best of Late Night TV: 'Nonsense Karaoke,' Chris Pratt Talks Indiana Jones, Betty White's Prank Call

10 June 2015 12:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Denis Leary and Molly Shannon were on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and they performed some "Nonsense Karaoke." The lyrics are so good. This may end up the next Spike TV show after "Lip Sync Battle"!

Denis dressed like a rock star for his new show "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll." He said, his first day on set, he took a photo with a woman in his rock star gear and she told him she was so excited to pose with her favorite "Glee" star. Yep, she thought he was Jane Lynch!

Now you must watch "Jimmy Kimmel Live" guests Chris Pratt and Abby Elliott playing "Name That Famous Celebrity. »

- Gina Carbone

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Betty White Joins Instagram

8 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Betty White has finally joined Instagram and has already posted her first photo. Betty White On Instagram White, who already has over 141,000 followers on the popular app, shared her first official photo on June 3, with co-stars from Hot In Cleveland. In the photo, she’s rocking a hot-pink with silver sparkles sweatsuit, posing with a glass […]

The post Betty White Joins Instagram appeared first on uInterview. »

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What Does Tim Gunn Think of Kim Kardashian's Selfie Book?

5 June 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Tim Gunn basically just destroyed Kim Kardashian's book - Us Weekly Could Hugh Jackman make an appearance in Deadpool?! - HuffPost Celebrity Looks like Jennifer Lopez is definitely back with her ex - Lainey Gossip Gwyneth Paltrow just called out misogyny in Hollywood - Dlisted The weird reason for Khloé Kardashian's latest backlash - Et Zoe Saldana opens up about her postbaby body - Just Jared This Sports Illustrated model is back in her swimsuit - Hollywood Tuna Betty White is definitely now on Instagram - Pink Is the New Blog Here's what happens when Hilary Duff does a dating show - The Superficial Cheyenne Jackson opens up about his next big career move - PopBytes »

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Betty White Has Joined Instagram—See Her First Post!

4 June 2015 6:15 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Instagram has just gained one hilarious new user. Funnywoman Betty White has decided to officially join the popular photo-sharing app, and even posted her first picture already! Posing with full glasses of champagne and flashing their big smiles, White shares a sweet snapshot with her Hot in Cleveland co-star Wendy Malick, Valerie Bertinelli and Jane Leeves (TV Land announced in November that it was canceling the series after six seasons) and writes, "For my first Instagram post I wanted to say how much I love these girls dearly. What a great time we had. #HOTFinale #ThanksForTheLaughs." She even got her hashtag game on point! Well done, Betty. The 93-year-old celeb isn't currently »

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Hot in Cleveland

4 June 2015 5:45 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: TV Land

Episodes: 128 (half-hour)

Seasons: Six

TV show dates: June 16, 2010 -- June 3, 2015

Series status: Ended

Performers include: Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, and Betty White.

TV show description:      

Melanie Moretti (Valerie Bertinelli) is a novelist and mother of college-age kids who's trying to get over her recent divorce. Joy Scroggs (Jane Leeves) is a Beverly Hills beautician and is known as the "Eyebrow Queen of Hollywood," helping stars like Oprah Winfrey and Ryan Seacrest. Her life starts to fall apart when she realizes she's losing her clients to younger talents. Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) is an aging actress whose soap opera has recently been cancelled and is now being asked to audition for roles like Megan Fox's grandmother.



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Betty White Joins Instagram and Is Already a Pro at Using Hashtags

4 June 2015 8:39 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

A photo posted by Betty White (@bettymwhite) on Jun 3, 2015 at 7:05pm Pdt Betty White is living proof that you're never too old to get into social media! The 93-year-old joined Instagram on Wednesday and already has an impressive 24K followers. Betty posted her first photo on June 3, which is a cute shot of her with her Hot in Cleveland costars Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, and Jane Leeves. The four women are seen toasting glasses of Champagne on the night of the show's series finale. Betty captioned the photo, "For my first Instagram post I wanted to say how much I love these girls dearly. What a great time we had. #HOTFinale #ThanksForTheLaughs." And this isn't the first time we've seen Betty keep herself young. She shared a steamy kiss with Bradley Cooper earlier this year for a Saturday Night Live skit and also got in on the action when »

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CDs, Agents, Managers Honored at Heller Awards

3 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Betty White, Finn Wittrock, Vivica A. Fox, Jason Beghe, and other actors gathered to honor casting directors, talent agents, and managers at the 13th annual Heller Awards May 28 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. “When you have somebody in your corner who understands you and knows what your vision is and what you would like to accomplish, having someone you trust to be that sounding board to you and to help you get to where you want to go is invaluable,” actor Wendie Malick said prior to the show. Malick was accompanied on the red carpet by her agent, Marcia Hurwitz of Innovative Artists, who received the award for voiceover agent. “If they become one of your best friends, that’s just the icing on the cake.” White, a five-time Primetime Emmy Award winner and two-time Screen Actors Guild Award winner who was given the SAG Award »

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Ken Howard Seeks Re-Election as SAG-AFTRA President

1 June 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard will seek re-election with endorsements coming from George Clooney, Bryan Cranston, Betty White, Rita Moreno, Octavia Spencer, Ron Perlman, Clark Gregg and Josh Gad.

SAG-aftra Los Angeles VP Jenny O’Hara will join Howard as she runs for secretary-treasurer as part of the Unite for Strength and United Screen Actors Nationwide slates. Election ballots will be mailed to members on July 21 and tabulated on August 20.

Current secretary-treasurer Amy Aquino is not part of the slates.

Rhea Perlman, S. Epatha Merkerson, Chris MessinaStephen Wallem and Tom Bergeron also endorsed Howard and O’Hara, along with union officers executive vice president Gabrielle Carteris, Los Angeles president Clyde Kusatsu, New York president Mike Hodge and national vice president for recording artists Dan Navarro.

“I love my work — both as an actor and as SAG-aftra president,” said the Emmy and Tony Award-winning Howard. “But while entertainment and media have always been tough businesses, »

- Dave McNary

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Here's the Full List of Critics' Choice TV Awards Winners

1 June 2015 6:45 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It should come as no surprise that critically-acclaimed series such as "The Americans" and "Silicon Valley" took home top prizes at the fifth annual Critics' Choice TV Awards on Sunday night (it's right there in the name of the event, after all). But there was plenty of love for popular shows, too, proving that quality programming is becoming more widely available and amenable to audiences during this so-called golden age of television.

"The Americans" and "Silicon Valley" each claimed high honors in the best drama and comedy series categories, respectively, and their home networks were the biggest winners of the night: HBO snagged seven statuettes, while FX collected four. "Silicon Valley" was among the shows that won multiple awards, with T.J. Miller taking home the trophy for best supporting actor in a comedy.

Freshman series "Better Call Saul" and "Transparent" also walked away with two trophies apiece, while new sensation »

- Katie Roberts

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Critics' Choice Television Awards: HBO, Better Call Saul, Taraji P. Henson and Amy Schumer Among Big Winners

31 May 2015 4:23 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The fifth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were handed out Sunday evening at the Beverly Hilton, and HBO was the winningest network with a total of seven prizes, including three for its Olive Kitteridge miniseries.

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FX amassed four wins, while AMC, Amazon, Fox and Comedy Central picked up two apiece.

In addition to Olive Kitteridge, other shows scoring multiple wins were Silicon Valley, Better Call Saul and Transparent.

Among the more notable first-time winners, Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson came out on top in the drama actress race, while »

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