Don’t Ms.: WisCon, LGBT Bowling, Slutwalks Galore and More

Los Angeles: The Alliance for Women in Media is holding its annual event honoring the most realistic and faceted portrayals of women in the media. This year’s “Gracie” winners include Alfre Woodard, Claire Danes, Betty White and the Rachel Maddow-hosted special “The Assassination of Dr. Tiller.“May 24-25, The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, […]

Betty White Isn’t a Feminist, But…

At 89, Betty White is going strong. She’s been “working steadily for the past 63 years,” and she continues to take on new challenges. At a time of life known as the twilight years–when people are supposed to relax and step away from the fray–she’s garnered a blurb for her new book from Twilight star Robert […]

Blog Roundup: Editors’ Picks, June 28 – July 2

It’s time once again for another installment of our weekly blog roundup! Relax this holiday weekend while you read up on Betty White’s new show, the new gay Facebook, the sex-change capital of the world, and midwifery in New York. C.L. Minou reviews Hot in Cleveland, starring Betty White, on Tiger Beatdown. Mashable reports that […]

Betty White in Cleveland: Still Funny, Still Underused

Hot in Cleveland‘s premiere began with three fabulous 40-something best friends on an airplane from Los Angeles to Paris and ended with three fabulous 40-something best friends and one white-haired, track-suit-wearing 80-something (played by Betty White) nestled together on a porch swing in Cleveland. Sure, the new TV Land series has a vaguely familiar plot, […]

Betty White Gets the Joke

Try telling Betty White that women aren’t funny. She’ll kick your ass. Then she’ll bring in a posse of hilarious women comedians to finish the job, and together they’d put to rest that ridiculous and often-repeated myth about women’s humorlessness. On the May 8th episode of Saturday Night Live, White was in her element, saying […]