Betty Garrett Dies At Age 90

Broadway star and Golden Globes-winning television character actress Betty Garrett has died at the age of 90. Most of you will probably best remember Garrett as Irene Lorenzo, the wise-cracking feminist plumber next door on All In The Family or as landlady Enda Babish on Laverne & Shirley. In the 1940s Garrett had been a popular Broadway performer, but her subsequent movie career was cut short due to the congressional witch hunt regarding her brief dalliance with the Communist Party.

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Betty White Meets Koko

Clip description: “Koko, the famous lowland gorilla who can speak to us through the use of American Sign Language, has long been a fan and good friend of Betty White, the renowned actress and animal rights advocate. The Gorilla Foundation is kicking off this ‘Month-of-Love’ by releasing a photo slideshow of some of Koko and Betty’s tender moments together. White is a board member of the Foundation, and is a big Koko fan herself.” No audio, btw.

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News: Betty White, Mad Men, Global Warming, Bullying

 road Betty White is afraid she herself is being overexposed: "You've had an overdose of me. I think I'm going to go away for a while."

 road Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens may have reconciled.

Draper  road Mad Men will return for a fifth season.

 road Some FBI agents are hanging on to the idea that J. Edgar Hoover was not gay but just "married to the FBI."

 road Why do drugs when you could just listen to good music?

 road And singer Omarion is not bisexual.

 road Ad for MSNBC's "Lean Forward" campaign features male couple being married.

 road Haiti, then and now.

 road Thousands of birds have once again fallen to the ground, this time in Italy: "The doves just started falling one-by-one then in groups of 10s and 20s."

 road JFK ambulance up for sale.

 road Keynote speaker at a gay youth and suicide conference: “And so now we can actually show that we’ve linked family acceptance and rejection to more than 100 types of common behaviors like trying to change your child’s sexual orientation or gender identity, trying to prevent them from trying to learn about who they are.”

Ice  road No surprise here: Due to global warming, "New Zealand could lose 72 percent (between 65 and 79 percent) of its glaciers, and Europe's Alps 75 percent, meaning a range of between 60 and 90 percent."

 road Lady Gaga's upcoming single "Born This Way" to be featured on Glee: "Co-creator Ryan Murphy told Entertainment Weekly that the song will be featured in an episode set to air in either March or April. The storyline will focus on gay bully Karofsky, played by Max Adler, who is in the closet."

 road Jersey Shore's season premiere becomes the highest-rated show ever on MTV.

 road The Beckhams announce they are expecting baby number four.


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Sanctity of Betty White’s gay icon status safely protected

Thank you, friend:

Screen Shot 2010-10-29 At 10.17.11 AmI don’t care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time – and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones – I think it’s fine if they want to get married. I don’t know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.

- Betty White in Parade Magazine.

Life’s a Scream for Betty White [Parade]

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Betty White: Fashion Boss

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Betty White, Comic Star

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Betty Bowers’ Christian Sex Tape

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Modern Family, Glee, Betty White – All Win At The Emmys

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Some pretty big wins at the Emmys tonight. Modern Family picked up three big awards, including the trophy for Outstanding Comedy and Supporting Actor for Eric Stonestreet, who plays one half of the gay couple on the show. Jane Lynch, Neil Patrick Harris and Ryan Murphy all picked up awards for Glee, which inspired a pretty cool opening number. Betty White won her 7th Emmy for her Facebook-initiated gig on Saturday Night Live earlier this year.

Take a peek at the complete list of winners, as well as the aforementioned energetic opening skit, AFTER THE JUMP.

COMEDY

OUTSTANDING COMEDY
Modern Family

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jane Lynch (Glee)

OUSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Betty White (SNL)

OUSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Neil Patrick Harris (Glee)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION IN A COMEDY
Ryan Murphy (Glee)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY
Christopher Lloyd and Stephen Levitan (Modern Family)

DRAMA

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Mad Men

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A DRAMA
Erin Levy and Matthew Weiner (Mad Men)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
John Lithgow (Dexter)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Ann Margaret (Law & Order: SVU)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION IN A DRAMA
Steve Shill (Dexter)

VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION IN A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL
Bucky Gunts (The Winter Olympics)

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A VARIETY SHOW
Dave Boone and Paul Greenberg (The 2010 Tony Awards)

TV MOVIE, MINISERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

TV MOVIE
Temple Grandin (HBO)

MINISERIES
The Pacific (HBO)

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE, MINISERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Al Pacino (You Don't Know Jack)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A TV MOVIE, MINISERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Claire Danes (Temple Gradin)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION IN A TV MOVIE, MINISERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Mick Jackson (Temple Grandin)

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A SUPORTING ROLE IN A TV MOVIE, MINISERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
David Strathairn (Temple Grandin)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A SUPORTING ROLE IN A TV MOVIE, MINISERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Julia Ormand (Temple Grandin)

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A TV MOVIE, MINISERIES OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Adam Mazer (You Don't know Jack)

BOB HOPE HUMANITARIAN AWARD

George Clooney

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION
Top Chef


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