Betty White Dead At 99: ‘Golden Girls’ Actress Dies Weeks Before 100th Birthday

Betty White Dead At 99: ‘Golden Girls’ Actress Dies Weeks Before 100th Birthday







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Hollywood has lost one of the greats. Betty White has died at the age of 99, right as she was about to celebrate her birthday. Here’s what we know.

Today, friends, family, and fans of Betty White, are mourning the death of the actress, who sadly passed away, first reported by TMZ. Her death was later confirmed by Deadline, who reported that she died peacefully Thursday (Dec. 30) night in her home. “Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” her agent, Jeff Witjas, said in a statement. “I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. I don’t think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again.”

Betty’s death comes weeks before she would have turned 100 (January 17). Her last tweets were in honor of the upcoming milestone. “My 100th birthday… I cannot believe it is coming up,” she tweeted while promoting a special interview with People magazine. She also promoted Betty White: 100 Years Young, a theatrical event that was going to be a star-studded celebration that included, Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin Manuel- Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Valerie Bertinelli, James Corden, Wendie Malick, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Betty Marion White Ludden was born on January 17, 1922, had the longest television career of a female entertainer; she was also the first woman to produce a sitcom. Often referred to as a “pioneer” in the entertainment industry, White was a legendary actress and comedian. With a career that spanned over 75 years, White has earned five Emmys, two Daytime Emmys, three American Comedy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the list goes on. White also had her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, awarded to her in 1988.

Betty White attends the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 64th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2012 (Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)


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Although her career has lasted over seven decades, White is best known for her role as Rose Nyland in the hit sitcom, The Golden Girls and her role as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. However, her most recent regular role included TV Land’s Hot In Cleveland. Betty also made appearances on NBC’s Crowded and Fox’s Bones. She even hosted Saturday Night Live in 2010. Aside from her professional work, Betty spent most of her time committed to animal health advocacy. She has been recognized for her close relationship with the Los Angeles Zoo.

Back in Jan. 2017, Betty sat down with Katie Couric, just after her 95th birthday, to discuss life advice. “I seriously can’t believe it. I keep thinking, ‘Betty, you’re 95 years old,’” she said. “I’m so blessed with good health, and I’ve got memories and all that; you can’t expect that at 95. I am the luckiest old broad on two feet.” Betty also revealed that she concentrated on keeping busy, while enjoying and indulging in things she was interested in.

Betty White speaks on stage at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2018 (Phil McCarten/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

In her lifetime, Betty married three times —  U.S. Army Corps pilot Dick Barker [1945]; Hollywood agent Lane Allen [1947-1949]; Then, Betty married for the third and last time in 1963 to television host Allen Ludden. The pair were happily married until Ludden’s death from stomach cancer in 1981. She never remarried after his death. Betty is survived by her three stepchildren, who are from Ludden’s first marriage.

Our thoughts are with Betty’s loved ones during this difficult time.

HollywoodLife will continue to update this post with further information as it is made available.

 

Matthew McConaughey Jokes About Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt’s ‘Sexual Tension’ During Reunion

Matthew McConaughey Jokes About Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt’s ‘Sexual Tension’ During Reunion







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Matthew McConaughey was live with Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt as they acted out a sexy scene via a video table read for ‘Fast Times,’ and joked about their heat.

It was every fan of Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt‘s dream come true when the exes got extra flirty at the Sept. 17 Fast Times At Ridgemont High charity table read. Matthew McConaughey was live on zoom call with the pair and other A-list stars as the scene went down. Jen’s character Linda tried to seduce Pitt’s Brad Hamilton from the iconic 1982 film. Jen, 51, made her 56-year-old ex-husband completely turn red and blush through her sultry scene, and now Matthew is spilling if it was that steamy for the rest of the stars present on the video call.

The 50-year-old Oscar winner appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Oct. 29, and a fan named Danielle asked about that moment during the table read, wondering, “Could you feel the sexual tension between Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt,” as the WWHL viewer clearly did.

Matthew McConaughey says he didn’t initially feel the heat between Jen and Brad in their sexy zoom call scene. Photo credit: AP.

Matthew burst out laughing loud and hard. “Could I feel the heat through the screen? It was so palpable, so palpable,” the father of three joked about the extraordinarily frisky scene between the former couple. “Hi Brad, you know how cute I always thought you were?” Aniston’s Linda said to Brad. “I think you’re so sexy, will you come to me?” Jen purred, as Brad’s character self-pleasured himself during the daydream scene.

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt were married for nearly five years and together for seven, splitting in Jan. 2005. Photo credit: AP.

The Dallas Buyers Club star then told the viewer, “I noticed it after that. That’s what a lot of the topic were, about that…about them. I actually didn’t notice anything through the screen. But it made for a good topic the next day.” Matthew was seen smiling as Morgan Freeman narrated the very R-rated description of Linda taking off her bikini top and describing Pitt’s Brad holding her her bare bosom, as the Moneyball star turned beet red. But apparently the sizzle fans saw wasn’t as obvious to Matthew through the star-studded zoom call.

You can watch Jen and Brad’s steamy scene starting at the 37:17 mark below:

Matthew was part of an A-list talent roster who signed up to do a table read of the classic 1982 coming of age comedy, including Julia Roberts, Jimmy Kimmel, Dane Cook, Henry GouldingShia LaBeouf, and Jeff Spicoli himself, OG Fast Times star Sean Penn. The money raised from the benefit went to Penn’s CORE disaster relief charity, which has been helping feed and provide resources to communities hit hard by the coronavirus.

Even before the reading began, Jen and Brad made fans melt with their adorable greeting to each other. When Brad joined the call, he first said hi to his The Mexican co-star Julia — calling her J.R. — then looked up into the screen and saw Jennifer.  “Hi Aniston!” he said with a huge grin and she smiled back, responding “Hi Pitt!” Brad was positively beaming as he asked Jen, “How’re you doing?” and she twirled a strand of her golden hair and told him, “Good honey, how are you doing?” It was so incredible for the former couple’s fans to watch them interact again after their 2005 divorce. The way Jen said “honey” so sweet and friendly was absolute magic.

Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston: Exes Smile As They Reunite In 1st Look At ‘Fast Times’ Virtual Table Read

Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston: Exes Smile As They Reunite In 1st Look At ‘Fast Times’ Virtual Table Read

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It’s the year of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reunions! And their newest one — albeit, a virtual one — might be their cutest one yet.

Several A-listers are teaming up to give a virtual reading of Fast Times At Ridgemont High for Dane Cook’s Feelin’ A-Live, which will stream live on Facebook, TikTok and LiveXLive on Sept. 17. But thanks to a first look preview, fans are getting an early sneak peek at Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston‘s highly-anticipated reunion! The pair, who tied the knot in 2000 and split just five years later, shared the screen for what appears to be a practice run of the virtual table read.

The event will also feature appearances from Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, Morgan Freeman, and many more, along with Fast Times star, Sean Penn, as you can see in the sneak peek below.

A virtual table read of 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High,' for charity is now set for Sept 17 at 9PM ET on FB & TikTok. Cast includes Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman, Henry Golding, Jimmy Kimmel, Shia LaBeouf, John Legend, Matthew McConaughey, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts. pic.twitter.com/3bvupR3Rv6

— The Playlist 🎬 (@ThePlaylist) September 14, 2020

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are all smiles while attending an event together while they were a couple (AP Images).

This will not be the first time that Brad and Jen have reunited in 2020, though! Their last reunion actually took place in person during the SAG Awards in January. It was a huge night for both stars, as Brad took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood), while Jen won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (The Morning Show). Brad’s award was announced first, and he was backstage when Jen was announced as the winner in her category.

A bystander managed to grab a quick video of Brad excitedly cheering for his ex as he watched her accept her award on a screen backstage. Then, the two actually crossed paths when Jennifer exited the stage and walked right by Brad backstage! Both stars were all smiles as Brad quickly touched Jen while she walked by.

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt reunite at the SAG Awards in Jan. 2020 (BACKGRID).

Fans have been hoping for a romantic reconciliation between Brad and Jen ever since he split from Angelina Jolie in 2016. However, the pair’s relationship is strictly platonic. Despite their highly-publicized divorce, Brad and Jen have been on good terms for years. In Feb. 2019, Brad attended Jennifer’s 50th birthday party. He was also at her holiday party at the end of 2019, as well.

Meanwhile, the pair’s reunion for Feelin’ A-Live was much more than just a night of unrehearsed fun between A-List stars. The event was a fundraiser for the emergency relief nonprofit, CORE, which is currently providing testing and relief services for COVID-19 in the United States, and the REFORM Alliance, which is focused on passing laws to reform the criminal justice system and protecting the incarcerated population from the spread of COVID-19.

Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt ‘Looking Forward To’ Reuniting For ‘Fast Times’ Virtual Table Read

Jennifer Aniston & Brad Pitt ‘Looking Forward To’ Reuniting For ‘Fast Times’ Virtual Table Read

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Brad Pitt ‘has no apprehension to work’ with ex Jennifer Aniston in the upcoming virtual table read of ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ and they both felt it was ‘a no brainer’ to participate in the exciting event.

Jennifer Aniston, 51, and Brad Pitt, 56, are two of the many celebrities getting ready to participate in the thrilling fundraising event, Dane Cook Presents Feelin’ A-Live, a virtual live table read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, on Aug. 21, and even though they’re exes, they can’t wait to take part together. “Jen loves that Brad has joined the cast, they’re great friends and she knows it’s going to mean more donations for the cause so it’s a double win,” a source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “Jen’s ecstatic about the whole project, the cast is epic and it’s such a classic movie, she’s really looking forward to it.”

Brad, who was added to the cast after Jennifer, also thinks the experience will be “really fun.” “Brad has no apprehension to work with Jen on Fast Times because it is going to be really fun. Plus he is friends with Jen and it is being done to help others,” another source EXCLUSIVELY shared with us. “So if they can get together with all the other major talent that is being a part of this, they thought it would be a no brainer. They respect each other and are happy to be a part of something that is going to provide help and assistance for so many. So it is a win-win situation right out of the gate.”

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston hold hands at a previous event. (MEGA)

Although the event will be virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s sure to be a memorable one since it’s celebrating the 38th anniversary of the iconic 1982 film and will feature other major stars such as Jimmy Kimmel, Morgan Freeman, Shia LaBeouf, Matthew McConaughey, Sean Penn, Julia Roberts, Dane, who is presenting the event, and more. Jen and Brad’s appearances may also even lead to future projects together, which would surely be exciting for their fans. “It could lead to working together on other things once all the Covid stuff ends,” our second source further shared. “If it is the right situation they wouldn’t be against that at all.”

Jennifer and Brad were married on July 29, 2000 after having a romance in the public eye and although they seemed like Hollywood’s most perfect couple, the marriage ended at the beginning of 2005. Brad went on to date and eventually marry actress Angelina Jolie, 45, and had six children with her before they separated in 2016. Jennifer also moved on with actors like Vince Vaughn, 50, and Justin Theroux, 49.

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt reunite at the SAG Awards in Jan. 2020. (Backgrid)

Although Jen and Brad haven’t been seen together in public for many years, the former lovebirds recently made headlines when they caught up at the SAG Awards on Jan. 19. They were all smiles as they greeted each other in photos, one of which can be seen above, that were shared after the event, and it gave many fans a truly nostalgic feeling!

You can catch Jennifer and Brad along with the many other celebs for the virtual table read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High on Friday, Aug. 21 at 8PM ET/5PM PT on Facebook Live and TikTok via CORE’s official Facebook page.

Eearz – No Sleep (feat. Chief Keef)

[Hook: Eearz]
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
I’m so hungry you hear the creak in my tummy
I’m so high off greek you hear the creak in my tummy
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us

[Verse 1: Eearz]
You can live for me, you wanna see get to Glory
Say [?]
Me and my family we proud up in the bed six deep
I was caught up on [?]
I can hear the weeps and the hallways can hear the weeps
Brought me to the rooms and he told me [?]
Blank stare at the wall, I swear I couldn’t even breathe
[?] fourteen years old, going on like thirty three
Tapped into the savage on that day is what I mean
Tables turned you feel you cannot turn the other cheek
From then on everything was a plate no nigga eat
[Hook: Eearz]
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
I’m so hungry you hear the creak in my tummy
I’m so hungry you hear the creak in my tummy
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat

[Verse 2: Chief Keef]
Walked up in the bank there’s so much cash I gotta take
Twenty sixteen there’s so much cash I gotta make
Excuse me, vegetarian that’s so much bad up on my plate
That’s steak, spicy garlic, man that’s a normal date
I’m hot now, I can’t stop now, I’m on fire
I make your bitch tat me on her back, I’m a wire
It take blood, sweat, and tears, but I am not a crier
The way Ben Franklin sing, he make me think I’m a choir
Sosa got the strap, you know I wear it like a bomber
Act like you don’t middle of December, turn to summer
The way I make your bitch hot, I’m a stove, Harry Potter
This mathematics, you can leave if you ain’t talking numbers

[Hook: Eearz]
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
I’m so hungry you hear the creak in my tummy
I’m so hungry you hear the creak in my tummy
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat

[Verse 3: Eearz]
Lean on me like Morgan Freeman, no further you shall see
Pacing in circles in the darkness, won’t the light come follow me
[?] to lose your [?]
Stomach folding, this the greatest story ever told
I knew that I was a legend more now than before
Wait two nights to my last bitch [?]
Flew by you in quite a flash, few nights I saw you pass
Stay up on my path, I bet I be here laughing lastly

[Verse 4: Eearz]
Wings up on your back and the wind beneath your feet
Watch the game we play, you can get tricked up off the street
Days like Halloween, you can get tricked and be a treat
Won’t happen to me, I sink my teeth into they sweet

[Hook: Eearz]
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
I’m so hungry you hear the creak in my tummy
I’m so hungry you hear the creak in my tummy
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat

B.o.B – Blank Mafia (Elements Album)

[Verse 1: B.o.B]
I been workin’, you been sleepin’
Flex on purpose, for no reason
Make your bitch disappear, black Houdini
Take the top off, like I’m streaking
Compliments feed me, I’m way too conceited
Sharp with my ego, I’m way too strategic
Martin Luther, I’ve been dreaming
Revolution, that’s dangerous thinking

[Chorus: B.o.B]
Dangerous thinking (X2)
They been plotting, keeping secrets
Boycotting mortgage that’s dangerous thinking
Boycotting taxes, that’s dangerous thinking
Boycott authority, dangerous thinking!

[Verse 2: B.o.B]
Turn off the TV, it’s way too misleading
Telling them lies, until you believe them
Repeat it, repeat it, repeat it, repeat it
It don’t take a genius to pick up the pieces
I gotta speak in remedial English
Just for my niggas to see what’s the meaning
Straight from the bottom, its hell I done seen it
It’s crazy the devil got that bitch on freezing!
World is so cold, I’m sick with this flow
Swear it’s a blessing, I’m here with these people that’s
Losing lives, people grieving
People starving, I been eating
It’s No Genre, La Familia
We the squad, we the legion
It’s a jungle, on my chest I’m beating
Revolution, that’s dangerous thinking
Bandz

[Chorus: B.o.B]
Dangerous thinking (X2)
They been plotting, keeping secrets
Boycotting mortgage that’s dangerous thinking
Boycotting taxes, that’s dangerous thinking
Boycott authority, dangerous thinking!

[Verse 3: B.o.B]
Sometimes I can’t keep control of myself
Some people can’t get a hold of myself
Sometimes I can’t get a hold of myself
So I write a reminder, a note to myself
Saying fuck the whole world, it’s a global affair
I just sold some fire to Smokey The Bear
Times getting hard, any moment I swear
Ima move in the woods, in the forest somewhere
Saying, fuck all the taxes I owe
Grow a beard and start trafficking blow
Throw a party and shit, its gon’ be super lit
Ima call all the ratchets I know
I hear this voice, when I’m sleeping
Either its God, or Morgan Freeman
When you see it, when you see it
Revolution, that’s dangerous thinking

[Chorus: B.o.B]
Dangerous thinking (X2)
They been plotting, keeping secrets
Boycotting mortgage that’s dangerous thinking
Boycotting taxes, that’s dangerous thinking
Boycott authority, dangerous thinking!

[Verse 4: B.o.B]
I am not preaching
Where are your facts, nigga you reaching
I’m peaceful but I stay with hittas’ that might beat the black off a nigga like, nigga you bleaching!
A lot on my mind, and my line is receding
I jump out my sleep cuz I keep seeing demons
Just got evicted for no goddamn reason
They prolly just mad cuz I’m black and I’m breathing!
I am not some kind of magical genie
That shits miracles out my ass while I’m sneezing
The work I put into this craft that I’m bringing
Is too transcendental for half of you heathens
It’s no secret, they been watching , getting heated
I’ve been mobbing, taking meetings
Evolution, that’s dangerous thinking
BANDZ!

[Chorus: B.o.B]
Dangerous thinking (X2)
They been plotting, keeping secrets
Boycotting mortgage that’s dangerous thinking
Boycotting taxes, that’s dangerous thinking
Boycott authority, dangerous thinking!

Eearz – No Sleep (feat. Chief Keef) letras

[Hook: Eearz]
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
I’m so hungry you hear the creak in my tummy
I’m so high off greek you hear the creak in my tummy
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us

[Verse 1: Eearz]
You can live for me, you wanna see get to Glory
Say [?]
Me and my family we proud up in the bed six deep
I was caught up on [?]
I can hear the weeps and the hallways can hear the weeps
Brought me to the rooms and he told me [?]
Blank stare at the wall, I swear I couldn’t even breathe
[?] fourteen years old, going on like thirty three
Tapped into the savage on that day is what I mean
Tables turned you feel you cannot turn the other cheek
From then on everything was a plate no nigga eat
[Hook: Eearz]
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
I’m so hungry you hear the creak in my tummy
I’m so hungry you hear the creak in my tummy
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat

[Verse 2: Chief Keef]
Walked up in the bank there’s so much cash I gotta take
Twenty sixteen there’s so much cash I gotta make
Excuse me, vegetarian that’s so much bad up on my plate
That’s steak, spicy garlic, man that’s a normal date
I’m hot now, I can’t stop now, I’m on fire
I make your bitch tat me on her back, I’m a wire
It take blood, sweat, and tears, but I am not a crier
The way Ben Franklin sing, he make me think I’m a choir
Sosa got the strap, you know I wear it like a bomber
Act like you don’t middle of December, turn to summer
The way I make your bitch hot, I’m a stove, Harry Potter
This mathematics, you can leave if you ain’t talking numbers

[Hook: Eearz]
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
I’m so hungry you hear the creak in my tummy
I’m so hungry you hear the creak in my tummy
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat

[Verse 3: Eearz]
Lean on me like Morgan Freeman, no further you shall see
Pacing in circles in the darkness, won’t the light come follow me
[?] to lose your [?]
Stomach folding, this the greatest story ever told
I knew that I was a legend more now than before
Wait two nights to my last bitch [?]
Flew by you in quite a flash, few nights I saw you pass
Stay up on my path, I bet I be here laughing lastly

[Verse 4: Eearz]
Wings up on your back and the wind beneath your feet
Watch the game we play, you can get tricked up off the street
Days like Halloween, you can get tricked and be a treat
Won’t happen to me, I sink my teeth into they sweet

[Hook: Eearz]
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
Don’t wanna be a sheep I pray the lord my soul to keep
I’m so hungry you hear the creak in my tummy
I’m so hungry you hear the creak in my tummy
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat
We don’t get no sleep it mean way more for us to eat