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Betty White’s ‘Hot in Cleveland’ Boss Suzanne Martin: We call her ‘the hammer’

CAPTION: Betty: Post Platinum Girl's still got it!

Betty: Platinum Girl's still got it!

You’d think that at age 88, Betty White would be slowing down a smidge in the delivery department.

But au contraire, says Suzanne Martin, creator of the hit TV Land series Hot in Cleveland, which marks Betty’s fourth foray into the sitcom arena, after The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls and The Golden Palace.

“We call her ‘the hammer’ on the show because she nails every joke,” Suzanne tells Tomorrow Will Be Televised host Simon Applebaum of Betty, who plays Elka Ostrovsky, opposite fellow sitcom aces Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli and Wendy Malick.

Just being around her is Continue reading

Daily Highlights: Friday; September 24, 2010


The wOw Effect’s Christine Hohlbaum mozies up to country music star Rosanne Cash, who first charted in 1981 with Seven Year Ache, before snagging a Grammy in 1985 for I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me. Rosanne chats about her new memoir, Composed.

Film Festival Radio’s Janice Malone tells the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth when Karen Mills-Francis—whose syndicated TV show, Judge Karen’s Court, is back by popular demand—stops by. Her Honor will chat about her new book, Stay in Your Lane.

Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman goes one-on-one with Zeljko Ivanek, who snagged an Emmy for playing Ray Fiske opposite Glenn Close on Damages. The Slovanian-born actor will fill us in on his role as CIA Director Blake Sterling on NBC’s The Event, which bowed Monday.

Jazzin Em Up’s Cres O’Neal swings with saxophonist Walter Beasley, who has collaborated with such R&B stars as Brian McKnight, Stephanie Mills, while gigging with jazz legends like Dexter Gordon and Art Blakey. Walter will sample his new live CD, In the Groove.

Icon Fetch host Tony Peter sits down with Hollywood music supervisor Gary Calamar, who oversees the scores of True Blood, House and Dexter. Gary will chat about his new book Record Store Days: From Vinyl to Digital and Back Again.

Tomorrow Will Be Televised’s Simon Applebaum cranks up the AC for sitcom writer-producer Suzanne Martin, who won 2 Emmys for her work on Frasier before creating the hit TV Land series Hot in Cleveland, starring Valerie Bertinelli.

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