October 28, 2014 |
Betty White Bohlen, 94, a writer and longtime resident of the Quadrangle in Haverford, died Thursday, Oct. 16, of respiratory failure at home. Mrs. Bohlen spent most of her adult life on the Main Line. She graduated from Abington High School in 1938. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in English literature and creative writing in 1943 from the University of Pennsylvania, where she pledged the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. An author, Mrs. Bohlen wrote two novels and many articles and stories for such publications as the Chestnut Hill Local and the Quadrangle Times.
March 11, 2014 |
TORONTO - Not all losses are considered a step backward. Take the Flyers' 4-3 overtime defeat in Toronto on Saturday night, for instance. The Flyers, who have had more comebacks this season than Betty White, rallied to overcome late 2-0 and 3-2 deficits. They tied the score at 3-all on Braydon Coburn's clutch goal with 2 minutes, 32 seconds left in regulation and salvaged a hard-earned point. "At the end of the day, we'll take the one big point and move on," Flyers goalie Steve Mason said.
February 7, 2014 |
* THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO. 11:35 tonight, NBC10. I DIDN'T think it was possible, but I'm feeling a little sorry for Jay Leno. Tonight, it'll be deja vu all over again as Leno says goodbye to "The Tonight Show," which he's hosted - on and off - since 1992, when he replaced Johnny Carson. (That transition, chronicled in Bill Carter's terrific book "The Late Shift," led to a passed-over David Letterman fleeing NBC for CBS.) Nearly five years after the top-rated late-night host stepped aside for Conan O'Brien (only to return in 2010 after a ratings dive sent NBC into panic)
June 19, 2013 |
AKRON, Ohio - When the comedy "Hot in Cleveland" begins a run of new episodes at 10 tonight on TV Land, it will start with some extra drama. The first episode will air live. No film. No tape. No retakes. Excellent opportunities for on-air bloopers, unscheduled bursts of actors' laughter and maybe a curse or two. Just look at blooper reels from the show, especially those times when Betty White's reactions set off other performers. Andy Cadiff, director of tonight's episode, "Buying the Pharmacy," said, "These ladies are so talented, that once they set their mind to what the goal is, they're going to accomplish it. " The ladies are, of course, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves, as three West Coast women who have relocated to Cleveland, and White as a local resident with a smart mouth and a colorful past.
June 6, 2012 |
A shocker from Sheryl Crow: The singer-songwriter says she has a brain tumor. Luckily, it's benign, Crow tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Crow, 50, says she's been worried about recurrent memory loss for some time. (Just last month, she forgot the lyrics to "Soak Up the Sun" at a Florida show.) An MRI in November revealed that Crow has meningioma, which develops from the lining that protects the brain and spinal cord. She stayed mum. "I haven't really talked about it," she said in an understatement.
March 18, 2012 |
Actress, writer, and comedienne Betty White had thousands of library workers roaring with laughter Saturday afternoon as she turned her sharp wit on her long and successful career. The 90-year-old White gave this take on how she got cast as Sue Ann Nivens in The Mary Tyler Moore Show : "They wanted a sickeningly sweet Betty White type. Guess they couldn't find anyone sickeningly sweet enough. " Her description of Sue Ann: "The neighborhood nymphomaniac. " White's appearance was a public interview with questions posed to her by the Public Library Association's Brendan Dowling as thousands of members crowded in the Terrace Ballroom to hear her answers.
March 17, 2012 |
Actress, writer and comedienne Betty White had thousands of library workers roaring with laughter Saturday afternoon at an appearance ending the national conference of the Public Library Association. Turning her sharp wit toward herself, the 90-year-old White poked fun at her own long acting career. As to why she got cast in the "Mary Tyler Moore Show": "They wanted a sickeningly sweet Betty White type," she said of Sue Ann Nivens, her character. "Guess they couldn't find anyone sickeningly sweet enough.
January 12, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Ricky Gervais; Wladimir Klitschko. The Colbert Report (11:31 p.m., COM) - Mike Allen. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Sen. John McCain; Johnny Winter performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Gerard Butler; Betty White; Ledisi performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Meryl Streep.
December 28, 2011 |
IF YOU WATCHED this week's "Monday Night Football" pregame montage, then you witnessed a ritual devoid of Hank Williams Jr., but rife with actress Betty White. White, who seemed full of something more than just Christmas cheer, provided reasons for her football fandom - one of which included Falcons quarterback and Penn Charter alum Matt Ryan. But it ain't Ryan's play that keeps the 89-year-old White glued to her TV set. It's his looks. "Ryan's nickname is Matty Ice because he's so cool," began White.
December 20, 2011 |
EVA GABRIELSSON, the longtime partner of late Swedish crime writer Stieg Larsson, says he wouldn't have approved of merchandise being linked to the release of a Hollywood adaptation of his bestselling novel "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. " Eva told the Associated Press yesterday that Stieg would have used the buzz around his work to call attention to violence and discrimination against women. "We would never have sold any rights for merchandising," she said. "It has nothing to do with books.