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TCA Press Tour: Cloris Leachman is 'so sick of Betty White'

Leachman_maw_maw Could Betty White fever have gone cold? It has if you’re Cloris Leachman.

“I’m so sick of Betty White,” Leachman joked (we think) while promoting her new Fox series “Raising Hope” during the TCA press tour. “I never liked her.”

Not quite a cougar fight.  More like the makings of saber tooth tiger brawl?

Fans of the funny ladies, both alums of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” don’t have to pick sides. The two share the screen once more in the upcoming Disney film “You Again,” which also stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell.

At the panel session, however, it seemed Leachman was the favorite. Whether she was playing musical chairs on stage, asking reporters to stand while they asked questions or cuddling with co-star Martha Plimpton, the 84-year-old actress' comedic timing was more graceful than any tango routine she did on “Dancing With the Stars.”

“Raising Hope,” which premieres Sept. 21 at 8 p.m., centers on Jimmy (Lucas Neff), a twentysomething male who must raise his infant daughter, conceived by a one-night stand, with the help of his flawed family after the baby’s mother is executed in jail (did we mention this was a comedy?). Leachman plays Maw Maw, Jimmy’s lucid grandmother who parades around in her bra and colorful stretch pants.

Yes, a bra and stretch pants.

Is Betty White about to be dethroned?

--Yvonne Villarreal


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Photo credit: Fox


Comments () | Archives (9)

Betty White's agents are trying to make every penny they can from booking her for anything and everything. She's still great, love her, but the usual Hollywood parasites are hard at work for sure.

I think Betty will definitely be hot for a while. Her schedule is jam packed right now and she is 88 years old! I just bought her "Long Live The Queen" HoodieBuddie from her new line...this will get some great use, especially going to the gym. GO BETTY

Betty White and Cloris Leachman are cut from the same cloth, but White was cut first, so she's slightly better at it than Leachman. As long as White is still alive, she'll win every time.

Furthermore, if I were Leachman, I'd watch what I say, even in jest, lest I come off sounding like sour grapes.

Oh gawd ! I'm cracking up !!!!!!

Everyone is sick of Betty White!!!! I dont even know why she was on Saturday night live...she was'nt funny..the show was garbage, her new show is garbage...please get her off the big screen, she is just making a fool of herself!!!!! Retire or just Die

I think Betty White Sucks, for the fans that love her work? It must be a White thing, it just must be...becuase in all honesty she SUCKS!!!!

Chuck Norris is no match for Betty White. Chuck will be pwned.

It's quite sad for both actually. When will they recognise that the show is over and that the curtains have fallen and that it's time to make a graceful exit? Both are old, should they not pick up a new hobby or find something more fullfilling to do with their lives. Really how many more years do these two have left?? Both need to get a grip and find some other things to do rather than hogging the spotlight at any cost.

True talent endures...and these ladies have proven that beyond any shadow of a doubt...go girls!
Thanks for the laughs.


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