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VIDEO: Betty White’s SNL Commercial


In her brand-new promo video, Betty White pokes fun at the Internet and thwarts rumors that she’s a “cougar” - in a completely hilarious way, of course.

White got the gig to host the live comedy show after a encouraged producers to make the booking. Her episode debuts May 8.

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Microsoft Fuse Labs announces Docs for Facebook

Docs for Facebook

Microsoft’s Fusion Labs just announced a new product that they are doing in partnership with Facebook, called Docs for Facebook. Built on Microsoft Office 2010, Docs for Facebook is seemingly a play by Microsoft to take some of the cloud-based office suite share away from Google Docs. You’ll be able to create and share documents with friends on Facebook, control privacy settings, and with a click of a button, open the documents in your native Office software on your PC or Mac. That’s all well and good, but do you know many people who’ve been clamoring for the opportunity to add their boss and co-workers as Facebook friends, just so they can share documents with them on the popular social networking site? Yeah, us either.

If you want to get in on the action, hit the link below.

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American Idol’s on Facebook

American Idol logoIdol Fanatic is making it possible for you to vote for your favorite contestant via Facebook. Each week, followers will have the opportunity to use five votes, though more can be earned if you invite friends to join the group.

The is more or less a work in progress. Reports say that it works, but whether or not FOX will allow it to go live is a big question mark. In the past, producers have carefully controlled voting methods on the series.

Read More | CNN

VIDEO: Betty White Talks SNL Gig, Super Bowl Commercial


Betty White may be “scared to death” about her upcoming Saturday Night Live gig, but she didn’t appear that way during yesterday’s Ellen show.

During Monday’s broadcast, White admitted that she had been asked to host SNL three other times before, but she had always turned the producers down because the program is “so New York” and she’s not. So when this whole “silly Facebook thing started” and she was asked again, she was pleasantly surprised.

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Quote of the Day: Miley Cyrus Bashes the Internet

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Movies, Music, Television,

Miley Cyrus

“I just think it’s kind of lame. I feel like I hang out with my friends and they’re so busy taking pictures of what they’re doing and putting them on that they’re not really enjoying what they’re doing. You’re going to look back and have a million pictures, but you’re not going to be in any of them. Because you’re not having fun, you’re too busy clicking away. So I think just enjoy the moment you’re in, and stop telling people about it. Just enjoy it… I’m telling kids, don’t go on the internet, it’s dangerous, it’s not fun, it wastes your life, and you should be outside playing sports or something.”

-Former Twitter user Miley Cyrus explaining why her fans can no longer read her tweets. (As long as she spares us from her lame YouTube videos, I don’t care what she says about the internet.)

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

Read More | Movieline via Just Jared


SXSW 2010: From Hulu to Yahoo Widgets: Will the Internet Transform the TV?

Yahoo Widgets SXSW

Rovi Chief Evangelist, Richard Bullwinkle had an afternoon session at SXSW 2010, dealing with convergence in the living room, “From Hulu To Yahoo Widgets: Will The Internet Transform The TV?”

He started the session with the statement “It is difficult to upgrade your television because it is affixed to a wall.”  With computers, you can go to a new website, such as moving your social network from myspace.com to facebook.com.  With a mobile phone you can delete the location centric Loopt app and load Foursquare or Whrrl.  But your
television cannot be updated and it is typically maintained by someone who put it on the wall.

With the American market being spread out over thousands of miles, broadband penetration and the speed of those connections becomes the next issue.  Music and streaming television is not a problem with existing bandwidth; be it via cable, to the house or Wi-Fi within.  As we get to HD quality, few have the capacity to our homes to achieve this rate.  I know of this pain point personally and have solved it by running three networks at the house, one for devices like the and Chumby at 2.4 GHz and the others for high definition video distribution over Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11N at 5GHz.

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Betty White Confirms Appearance on Saturday Night Live

Betty White

UPDATE: White will be appearing on May 8 with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch.

It looks like NBC has struck (comedic) gold.

Over the weekend, actress Betty White confirmed to People magazine that she will indeed be appearing on Saturday Night Live. Her booking comes just over two months after a Facebook campaign was launched on her behalf.

“I don’t know why or how,” White said about the fan support, “but it’s been wonderful.”

Although Entertainment Weekly previously reported that she would be involved in a “Women of Comedy”-themed broadcast, the 88-year-old did not elaborate on her upcoming stint.

Read More | People

Betty White Nearing Deal with Saturday Night Live

Betty WhiteNBC may have chosen Jay Leno over Conan O’Brien, but the Peacock can still recognize good comedy.

An internet campaign urging the network to get Betty White on Saturday Night Live appears to have finally worked. Execs are reportedly sealing a deal that would bring the comedienne - and several other funny ladies - to the stage.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the 88-year-old’s appearance may become part of a proposed “Women of Comedy” event. Others rumored for that possible show include Molly Shannon, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler—all SNL alums.

As of today, nearly 430,000 people have already joined the “Betty White to Host SNL (please?)!” page on Facebook.

No projected air date for White’s broadcast has yet been announced.

Read More | Entertainment Weekly

VIDEO: Sarah Palin Upset Over Family Guy Episode

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, FOX, Family Guy, Video,


Apparently didn’t realize things done at “FOX” can be upsetting to some.

During Sunday night’s episode, Chris Griffin went on a date with someone Stewie referred to as “Down syndrome girl.” While that comment alone would have been enough to get Palin’s family talking, it’s a reveal Chris’ crush made during dinner that put the controversy over the top: “My dad’s an accountant and my mom is the former governor of Alaska.”

Not pleased with the obvious connection to her special needs son, Sarah - a FOX News contributor - felt compelled to respond on both her Facebook page and on The O’Reilly Factor.

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Betty White Responds to Facebook SNL Campaign


The have spoken, and actress Betty White has answered. At the start of this week, the campaign titled “Betty White to Host SNL (please?)!” had picked up a staggering 330,000 followers. In response, White told press she’s “just amazed” by it all.

“I would think by now that they’ve had such an overdose of that they’d be throwing rocks instead,” the actress, 88, joked amicably.

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