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Hugh Jackman, Carol Burnett to toast Betty White's 90th birthday

December 21, 2011 |  9:36 am

Betty White's 90th birthday special gets several celebrity guests
Betty White, everyone's biggest senior sweetheart, is commanding plenty of star power for her upcoming 90th birthday special — including current Broadway force Hugh Jackman and legendary funny lady Carol Burnett.

On Jan. 16, NBC plans to air "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl," with celebrity testimonials, musical performances and a look at White's long career.

Jackman and Burnett are slated to stop by, says TV Guide, as well Mary Tyler Moore and Ed Asner, White's costars from the classic "Mary Tyler Moore Show." NBC family member Amy Poehler will pop in, as will Joel McHale — White's costar for her stint on the network's "Community."

The special won't be all nostalgia, as it reportedly boasts a first look at White's new hidden-camera comedy project targeting the elderly, "Off Their Rockers."


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Photo: Betty White in June 2011. Credit: Christopher Polk / Getty Images