May 19, 2010 in Features

No gold statuettes for White?

From Wire Reports
 

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Facebook fans brought Betty White to “Saturday Night Live,” and now they’ve got their eyes on the Oscars.

A page on the social networking website, called Official Page for Getting Betty White to Host the Academy Awards, has collected more than 130,000 fans.

One commenter wrote that “Betty White would be one of the best hosts ever!!!!!”

But the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it isn’t ready to let Facebook make casting decisions for film’s biggest night.

A spokeswoman said the academy plans to continue with its protocol of allowing the producers to select the host that will best serve the show.

“Saturday Night Live” drew its stongest ratings in almost two years when White hosted the show on May 8.

Claudia’s latest model

German supermodel Claudia Schiffer and her husband, British producer/director Matthew Vaughn, have welcomed their third child – a baby girl.

Schiffer, 39, and Vaughn married in 2002. They have a 7-year-old son, Caspar, and 5-year-old daughter, Clementine.

More Travolta trauma

The bad news continues to pile up for John Travolta and family.

Travolta – whose 16-year-old son, Jett, died last year – lost two dogs when they were struck by a service vehicle at Maine’s Bangor International Airport.

The accident happened after a plane carrying members of Travolta’s family landed and the dogs were being walked.

The birthday bunch

Newscaster Jim Lehrer is 76. TV personality David Hartman is 75. Actress Nancy Kwan is 71. Author-director Nora Ephron is 69. Musician Pete Townshend (The Who) is 65. Singer-bassist Dusty Hill (ZZ Top) is 61. Singer-actress-model Grace Jones is 58. Singer Jenny Berggren (Ace of Base) is 38. Actor Eric Lloyd (“The Santa Clause”) is 24.

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