via press release:
TV LAND'S “HOT IN CLEVELAND” FANS FLOCK TO FACEBOOK TO WISH BETTY WHITE A HAPPY 89TH BIRTHDAY ON STAR-STUDDED GLOBAL DIGITAL BIRTHDAY CARD
Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa, Fran Drescher, Carl Reiner,
Kathy Griffin, Chelsea Handler, Tina Fey, Taylor Swift, Joel McHale
and More Salute Comedy Icon With Video, Photo And Text Messages
“Hot In Cleveland” Facebook Page Gains 40,000 Fans
Since Launch Of Digital Card;
10,000 Wish White A Very Happy Birthday…And Many More
New York, NY, January 13, 2011 – TV Land announced today that since the Betty White digital birthday card on the network’s “Hot in Cleveland” Facebook fan page launched, fans have flocked to the site to wish everybody’s golden girl a very happy birthday with over 10,000 personal videos, photos and text messages. Fans of the beloved TV actress are invited to “Like” the “Hot in Cleveland” page to leave their special birthday wishes alongside superstar greetings from just-added celebrities Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa, Fran Drescher, Carl Reiner, Kathy Griffin, and Chelsea Handler, along with prevously announced Tina Fey, Joel McHale, Taylor Swift, Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, Kristin Chenoweth, Jessica Walter and Betty’s “Hot” co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves. A compilation of well wishes from the digital card will be presented to Ms. White at her TV Land birthday bash, happening in New York City on January 18th and will be featured at TVLand.com. Since the digital birthday card launched, the “Hot in Cleveland” show page has grown by over 40,000 fans.
To view and leave Betty White birthday greetings, visit TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland’s” Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hotincleveland.
White, who celebrates her 89th birthday on January 17th, is one of television's most beloved and talented actresses with a career that has spanned over 60 years. The Emmy® Award-winning actress is best known for her roles in the classic sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and the beloved series “The Golden Girls.” She has also guest-starred on a number of television programs including “Ally McBeal,” ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “That 70s Show” and won an Emmy® in 1996 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, appearing as herself on a memorable episode of “The John Laroquette Show.” White had a recurring role in ABC's “Boston Legal” from 2005 to 2008 as the calculating, blackmailing gossip-monger Catherine Piper, a role she originally portrayed as a guest star on “The Practice” in 2004. Most recently, she appeared in the 2009 major motion picture, “The Proposal” with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. In January 2010, White was honored with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award and in August, the actress was awarded another Emmy® for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy for her much-talked-about stint hosting “Saturday Night Live.”
About “Hot in Cleveland”
“Hot in Cleveland” was recently nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards® in two categories including: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series – Betty White.
The second season of “Hot in Cleveland” premieres January 19, 2011 at 10PM ET/PT on TV Land and revolves around three fabulous best friends from Los Angeles – novelist Melanie Moretti (Valerie Bertinelli), eye-brow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs (Jane Leeves) and former soap star Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) – who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing. When the friends discover that life is better for them since they are hot in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over together, they rent a house that happens to come with a very opinionated caretaker (Betty White).
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