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Birthday special to be vintage White

Sat., Jan. 7, 2012

PASADENA, Calif. – Betty White says her plans for her upcoming 90th birthday might include “a little vodka on the rocks.”

The tireless actress’s big day on Jan. 17 seems to be exciting others more than her. NBC is airing a birthday special for White the day before and has picked up a “Candid Camera”-like prank show featuring senior citizens called “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.”

“I didn’t accomplish anything,” White said Friday. “It just came up on me. I’m blessed with good health.”

NBC has not yet put “Off Their Rockers,” which White would host, on the schedule. White said she’s on hand to make sure producers don’t make any of the humor mean-spirited. In most of the cases, young people are the butt of the show’s jokes.

“It’s the reverse psychology of the ‘poor old seniors,’ ” White said. “We’ve got a sense of humor, too, warped as it may be.”

Anthony’s life ‘starting to look up’

Casey Anthony, America’s most infamous mother, has a new dog, a new computer and a new outlook on life – at least according to a private video diary she made last October that somehow made it online Thursday.

In the black-and-white video recorded Oct. 13, Anthony talks about her new computer and her new dog.

Anthony doesn’t specify exactly where she is while recording the video.

Cheney Mason, one of Anthony’s former defense attorneys, who successfully argued last year that his client was not guilty in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, told the Fox affiliate in Orlando, Fla., that Anthony did not know how the video, which was meant to be private, ended up online.

There is no mention of Caylee in the short video, but Casey does express lots of excitement about her computer and being able to record her thoughts, however vague they may be.

“It’s just a little surreal how much things have changed since July and how many things haven’t changed,” she says. “But the good thing is that things are starting to look up and things are starting to change in a good way.”

She makes brief mention of the probation sentence she’s serving for check fraud, unrelated to the noted murder trial that ended last July.

The birthday bunch

Author William Peter Blatty is 84. Pop musician Paul Revere is 74. Singer Kenny Loggins is 64. Latin pop singer Juan Gabriel is 62. Actress Erin Gray is 62. Actor Sammo Hung is 60. Actor David Caruso is 56. TV personality Katie Couric is 55. Actor Nicolas Cage is 48. Country singer-musician John Rich is 38. Actress Lyndsy Fonseca is 25. Actor Liam Aiken is 22. Actress Camryn Grimes is 22. Actor Max Morrow is 21.


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