Betty White turns 95
Golden Girl Betty White celebrates her 95th birthday Tuesday. The actress is recognized by the Guinness World Records as having the longest television career for a female entertainer. The Oak Park, Illinois, native started working in television in 1939. She’s best known for her roles as TV cooking host Sue Ann Nivens in the ’70s hit show “Mary Tyler Moore” and as ditzy Rose Nylund on the ’80s sitcom “The Golden Girls.” In the past decade she’s appeared on the television show “Hot in Cleveland” and her own show “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” in which senior citizens play jokes on younger people. In 2012, White won a Grammy for the spoken word recording of her best-selling book “If You Ask Me.”
Octavia Spencer buys movie tickets for families
Actress Octavia Spencer bought out a screening of her new film “Hidden Figures” and offered the tickets to low-income families in Los Angeles. “If you know a family in need that would like to see our movie but can’t afford it have them come,” she posted on Instagram. “My mom would not have been able to afford to take me and my siblings. So, I’m honoring her and all single parents this #mlkweekend. Pass the word.” “Hidden Figures,” based on the book of the same name, tells the story of three African American women behind NASA’s first successful space mission. The film was No. 1 at the box office for the second week, selling $20.5 million tickets in North America.
Mason and Coco take morning show to MotorCity Casino
Stars of the 105.9 KISS-FM morning show Mason and Coco will broadcast live from MotorCity Casino Hotel’s Radio Bar on Jan. 27 and listeners are invited to attend. The free event is 6-10 a.m. and will include free coffee and doughnuts. Because the Radio Bar is inside the casino, guests must be at least 21 to attend. MotorCity is at 2901 Grand River in Detroit. Call (866) STAY-MCC.
■Wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka died recently at the age of 73. Snuka was accused of murdering his girlfriend Nancy Argentino in 1983 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. After new evidence came to light, he was booked in September of 2015 but charges were dropped earlier this month.
■Actor Armie Hammer and Bird Bakery founder and CEO Elizabeth Chambers welcomed their second child, a boy, on Sunday.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
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Steve Harvey, 60
Jim Carrey, 55
Michelle Obama, 53
Kid Rock, 46
Lil Jon, 46
Zooey Deschanel, 37