June 25, 2009 in Features

Betty’s vertical good time

From Wire Reports
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Ryan Reynolds says his co-star in “The Proposal” really knows how to deliver a ribald joke – and he’s talking about Betty White, not Sandra Bullock.

Reynolds says the 87-year-old White had the best exit line when shooting wrapped. White told the cast and crew it was the “most fun” she’d ever had making a movie, then added, “standing up.”

“The Proposal,” which topped the box office in its opening weekend, proved to Reynolds that he and longtime friend Bullock had on-screen chemistry.

Surrogate twins

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are the proud parents of twin girls delivered by a surrogate mother, a publicist said Tuesday, following a pregnancy that proceeded less than smoothly.

The girls were born Monday afternoon at an Ohio hospital, publicist Simon Halls said. Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick weighed 5 pounds and 11 ounces, and Tabitha Hodge Broderick weighed 6 pounds.

A different view

“The View” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck says a claim that she plagiarized parts of her best-selling diet book is “without merit.”

Hasselbeck defended her book “The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide” on Wednesday.

Susan Hassett, a self-published author on Cape Cod, alleges in the lawsuit filed in Massachusetts that Hasselbeck lifted content from her book on celiac disease “word for word.”

The birthday bunch

Movie director Sidney Lumet is 85. Actress June Lockhart is 84. Singer Carly Simon is 64. Actor-comedian Jimmie Walker is 62. TV personality Phyllis George is 60. Singer Tim Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House is 57. Actor Ricky Gervais is 48. Singer George Michael is 46. Actress Angela Kinsey (“The Office”) is 38. Bassist Mike Kroeger of Nickelback is 37. Actress Linda Cardellini (“ER,” “Scooby Doo”) is 34. Actress Busy Phillips (“ER,” “Dawson’s Creek”) is 30.

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