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Ice Cream Shop Honors Golden Girls

Golden Girls

Late Golden Girls stars Rue McClanahan and Bea Arthur are being honored... with ice cream!

New York's famous Big Gay Ice Cream Shop is opening up a new location in the West Village, and adding another Golden Girls-inspired item to the menu. (Arthur was already a fixture at the original.)

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So what exactly are the treats made of?

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Keck's Exclusives: Marc Cherry's Top Secret Golden Girls Reunion First Look

Marc Cherry, Golden Girls

Shhh. Here's an exclusive first look at writer/producer Marc Cherry's super top secret Golden Girls reunion project, starring from left to right: Betty White (Rose), Estelle Getty (Sophia), Bea Arthur (Dorothy) and Rue McClanahan (Blanche). No worries that three quarters of the cast passed away over the last few years, as no dialogue was written for this reunion. Rather, the skeletal ladies were on display as part of a Halloween lawn display treat for fortunate trick or treaters who visited Marc's L.A. home two weeks back.
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Keck's Exclusives: Betty White and Marc Cherry Remember Their Golden Girl, Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan

While it's hardly unusual for Hollywood actresses to lie about their ages, Rue McClanahan was one of the rare gems who actually feigned being a few years older just to get herself cast as one of the Golden Girls. "Rue told me when she saw that Golden Girls script, she had to be a part of it, even if she had to lie about her age," Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, who worked as a staff writer on the 1985-92 sitcom about four sexually active Miami seniors, tells TV Guide Magazine.

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Castmates Remember Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan, who passed away June 3 after suffering a massive stroke, is remembered fondly by her former costars. "Rue was a close and dear friend. I treasured our relationship," Betty White, McClanahan's costar on The Golden Girls, said in a statement. "It hurts more than I ... read more

Rue McClanahan Dies at 76

Rue McLanahan

Rue McClanahan, best known as Golden Girls' man-hungry Southern debutante Blanche Devereaux and Maude's scatterbrained Vivian Harmon, has died. She was 76.

McClanahan suffered a massive stroke and died at ...
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Golden Girls' Rue McClanahan Suffers Stroke

Rue McClanahan

Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan suffered a stroke while recovering from her November heart bypass surgery, E! News reported.

Doctors were able to successfully remove... read more

Golden Girl Rue McClanahan Doing Well After Heart Surgery

Rue McClanahan

Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan is doing well after undergoing a cardial bypass, according to the actress' rep.

"She is doing absolutely great," McClanahan's rep told Access Hollywood. "She went for her physical the other day and her doctor didn't like what he found.... She was in great spirits when she went in for surgery yesterday. She's resting in a hospital in [New York] and she'll probably be out in a week."

The unexpected surgery forced McClanahan to cancel her appearance at a Nov. 14 tribute event in San Francisco. "My darlings, I'm just devastated that I am going to have to miss my own tribute at the Castro Theatre," McClanahan said in a statement to The Advocate, which first reported her hospitalization. "Unfortunately, my doctor has laid down the law, and I'm currently having some maintenance on the old ticker. Trust me, I'd much rather be in San Francisco having fun and being adored by all of you."

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Friends and Colleagues Remember Beatrice Arthur

Golden Girls

Beatrice Arthur's friends and colleagues remembered the Emmy- and Tony-winning actress as a brave force in comedy whose talent and voice were one of a kind.

"I knew it would hurt, I just didn't know it would hurt this much," said Betty White, Arthur's Golden Girls costar. "I'm so happy that she ...
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Logo's Sordid Lives Start to Unravel July 23

Caroline Rhea, Beth Grant and Ann Walker in Sordid Lives: The Series courtesy Logo

What could be bad about any project that puts '80s icons Rue McClanahan and Olivia Newton-John together in one scene? Add the outrageous Leslie Jordan and Caroline Rhea, toss in Bonnie Bedelia and veteran actress Beth Grant (No Country for Old Men) and you have Logo's Sordid Lives: The Series. Based on the 1996 play and 2000 film of the same name, the half-hour show chronicles a "dysfunctional family" in Winters, Texas. And yes, there's the Logo-obligatory handsome young wannabe actor (newcomer Jason Dottley) who's struggling to come out to his Republican Baptist family. Look for Sordid Lives to premiere on Wednesday, July 23, at 10 pm/ET. — Ileane Rudolph read more

My Big Fat Mama's Family Wedding

Mama'a Family screengrab courtesy Warner Bros.

Today’s Video Break: Mama’s FamilyEpisode: "The Wedding (Pt. 1)"Year: 1983Why we love this episode: This episode is just screaming classic goodness. Not only do we have fond memories of Mama and the gang getting wasted on wine the night before Vint and Naomi’s wedding, but this episode features two Golden Girls (Rue McClanahan and Betty White) and Carol Burnett as guest stars. It doesn’t get much better than that!Watch it now! | More online videos read more

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