What Does Betty White Find “Fun, Scary, and Exciting?”

The term “living legend” is almost insufficient to describe the amazing Betty White.  With a television career beginning in 1939, Betty has been honored by Guinness as having the longest television career for a female entertainer. Betty will next be seen in the special LIVE season premiere of Hot in Cleveland, airing Wednesday, March 26 on TV Land.

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What is the best thing about coming to the Hot in Cleveland set everyday?

The best thing about coming to work every day is seeing Valerie, Wendie, and Jane! We have so much fun!

You have a special LIVE episode of Hot in Cleveland coming up. What is the best thing about doing a LIVE show?

LIVE shows are exciting because the audience stirs up the adrenaline! It’s fun, scary, and exciting.

You have been a part of so many great series including The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls. Do you have a series you have either starred in or guest-starred in that was your favorite?

The Pet Set is a series that I produced and hosted. I’m very proud of it!

You have many Emmy awards. Where do you keep them all?

All seven are on the hutch in my dining room. They are my golden girls.

You recently reunited with former cast members Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman and Georgia Engel for an episode of Hot in Cleveland. What was that experience like being back together again?

Having the ladies from The Mary Tyler Moore Show on Hot In Cleveland was WONDERFUL! It was almost as though we had never been apart. We had a great time together.

The special LIVE season premiere of Hot in Cleveland airs Wednesday, March 26 on TV Land (Channel 304)

Jimmy Kimmel on Mr. Warmth, Hot Comedians, and the Ultimate Celeb Roast

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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is undoubtedly one of the funniest shows in late night. From his hysterical celebrity interviews to his YouTube-ready pranks, Jimmy Kimmel is breaking new ground every night on his ABC chatfest.  We sat down with Jimmy to pick his brain on comedy, binge-watching, and his dream celebrity roast subject.

What comedians working today make you laugh out loud?

Mike Birbiglia, Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Dana Gould, Tracy Morgan, Wanda Sykes, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld, Todd Glass, Chris Rock.

You have had many amazing guests over the years, do you have a few who standout as your favorite?

I get a special kick out of the older guys like Don Rickles and Mel Brooks.  They have the best stories and are still very sharp.

Who have you not had on the show who you would like to in the future?

Steve Martin and James Taylor are at the top of my list.

What movies could you watch over and over again and not get sick of? 

Broadway Danny Rose, Sling Blade, The Dark Knight and a little-known comedy called The One and Only that I’ve seen no less than 200 times.

What TV shows do you like to binge-watch when you have the time?

I like to keep up with shows I like as they air, but Breaking Bad started as a binge-watching habit.  Whenever people tell me they haven’t seen it yet, I get jealous.

If you could do a comedy roast of any famous person dead or alive who would it be?

I think a lot of fun could be had with Thomas Jefferson.

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on ABC.

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What Can You Learn From a Serial Killer: The Following‘s Tiffany Boone Talks

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Now in its second season, FOX’s The Following follows two FBI agents as they investigate a bizarre murder spree. Tiffany Boone plays Mandy Lang, a follower of serial killer Joe Carroll.

When you think about it, The Following is a pretty dark show about a serial killer and yet your character Mandy Lang is very likable (even after burning down her house and killing her mom!) How does Mandy come across to you?

I’ve always thought Mandy was very likable. Her innocence and naiveté can be very endearing. I think she is trying to find a place where she belongs. So, sometimes her decisions are morally questionable but she always has the best of intentions. She can also have that teenage sass which makes her a little fun.

Your character learns a lot from Joe Carroll, the serial killer on the show.  Have you learned anything from James Purefoy, the actor who brings Joe to life?

James has always been great about giving little advice and hints to making the most of scenes. In fact, in the episode where Mandy killed her mother, James gave me great tips about how to make the stabbing look and feel real… obviously, he has a lot of experience with that. He’s also kind of a human Google. He has the quirkiest facts and stories to share.

The Following has a pretty insane body count. At some point, do you just become immune to the bodies stacking up around you?

Yes, I’ve definitely become immune. At this point, it would be much more surprising if several people didn’t die in each episode. That would be the real shocker.

You are a prolific Tweeter (@tiffboone), and you really seem to like interacting with fans of the show. Have you managed to get any RTs from Beyonce yet?

I really enjoy talking to the fans on Twitter. It’s always fun to live tweet on Mondays. However, no RTs from Beyonce. I think she’s only tweeted about 5 times. It’s probably better because if she retweeted me, I might pass out.

How does it feel to have a Bacon number of one? I think that means you’ve officially made it in show business.

I don’t know if it means I made it but I feel pretty lucky to have a Bacon number of one. It’s an honor to work with Kevin and it’s something I would have never guessed I’d be doing right now. He recently followed me on Twitter and I kind of freaked out even though I’ve been working with him since August.

The Following airs Mondays at 9/8c on FOX.

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