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Betty White makes a memorable entrance at the Friars roast in her honor. (Photo: Marion Curtis, Starpix/Associated Press)

By Eddy Friedfeld

Television legend Betty White was the target of this year’s Friars Club Roast, held in New York’s Sheraton Hotel.

From an eclectic dais that ranged from Matt Lauer, Liza Minelli, and Dick Cavett, to Dominic “Uncle Junior” Chianese, to The Office’s Oscar Nunez, to former New York star John Starks, to boxing great Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, to Best Picture The Artist’s Uggie the Dog, the event was up to its usual biting and merciless humor, poking fun at the guest of honor’s age and sexual proclivity.

Barbara Walters served as Roastmaster, marking the first time in Friars history that women were both host and subject. “Yesterday, I was talking to the President of the United States,” Walters said, referring to Barack Obama’s appearance on The View, »

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