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A couple notes about Hot in Cleveland

1. Valerie Bertinelli has gained back at least 25 lbs.%0D %0D 2. Betty White is struggling. Her timing is off for every joke. This week they barely gave her any lines -- she mostly just nodded her head.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 10304/08/2015

The show is funny due to the efforts of Wendy and Jane, and the weekly guests.

by Anonymousreply 108/16/2010

[quote]Betty White is struggling. Her timing is off for every joke. This week they barely gave her any lines -- she mostly just nodded her head. %0D %0D %0D Isn't she like in her 80s or something? Buy her a coffin already.

by Anonymousreply 208/16/2010

But I do not think the show would be such a success if it was not for Ms. White.

by Anonymousreply 308/16/2010

Valerie Bertinelli is one hot piece of ass.

by Anonymousreply 408/16/2010

Val is OBESE

by Anonymousreply 508/16/2010

"Valerie Bertinelli has gained back at least 25 lbs."%0D %0D REALLY? Oh, I can smell the sweet scent of schadenfreude from here. KFC for the house!%0D

by Anonymousreply 608/16/2010

Valerie losing all the weight and looking spectacular and gorgeous prompted her long-time boyfriend to propose marriage, and now they are getting married. %0D %0D (if they haven't gotten married already)%0D %0D He didn't propose until she lost the ton of weight.

by Anonymousreply 708/16/2010

When I look at Valerie, I do NOT see a 50-year-old. Seriously, she looks fucking amazing regardless of whether or not she gained back the extra pounds.

by Anonymousreply 808/16/2010

How could Betty White go from successfully hosting SNL (and appearing in an extraordinary number of sketches considering her age) in May to struggling on a taped sitcom just a couple months later? Is she really that bad off?

by Anonymousreply 908/16/2010

R9, I like Betty White and I agree that she was great on SNL (despite the glut of grandma-says-a-bad-word material), but she definitely seems to be struggling in Hot in Cleveland. %0D %0D Maybe it's that SNL was just one week and this show tapes many weeks in a row -- I don't know, but she is slow coming in with her lines, which is made all the more obvious by the fact that everything she says is supposed to be a snappy comeback.

by Anonymousreply 1008/16/2010

I love Wendy. She is the reason I watch that show. And yeah, Valerie isn't climbing into a bikini anytime soon. Her bf is hot.

by Anonymousreply 1108/16/2010

I agree that Valerie is a very attractive woman no matter what her weight is.%0D %0D She has always been very attractive, and does not look 50.

by Anonymousreply 1208/16/2010

Val is in her late 30's and she looks great.

by Anonymousreply 1308/16/2010

Valerie is 50

by Anonymousreply 1408/16/2010

I love Wendie and Jane, who really know how to deliver a punchline. Why Wendie has never won an Emmy is beyond me. She's the funniest drop-gag gal since Eve Arden.

by Anonymousreply 1508/16/2010

She is NOT 50, do the math.

by Anonymousreply 1608/16/2010

Wendie Malick is awesome

by Anonymousreply 1708/16/2010

VB was born in 1972.

by Anonymousreply 1808/16/2010

I just think it's sad they're doing a Golden Girls re-tread with Betty in the Estelle Getty role.

by Anonymousreply 1908/16/2010

What in the world is wrong with you, R16?%0D %0D She is 50%0D %0D see link below%0D %0D Do you not know how to look up someone's age on the internet? How stupid

by Anonymousreply 2008/16/2010

Val was born in April 1960

by Anonymousreply 2108/16/2010

r20, do you believe everything you read on the net? geeesh!

by Anonymousreply 2208/16/2010

R18, considering that Valerie Bertinelli was a teenager when One Day at a Time began in 1975, that would have made it tough for her to be born in 1972.

by Anonymousreply 2308/16/2010

She was just a young girl.

by Anonymousreply 2408/16/2010

To #18:%0D %0D She's 50. She's the current cover girl for AARP magazine:

by Anonymousreply 2508/16/2010

And she can KICK! 'Cuz she's 50! BTW, She looks bigger compared to Wendie and Jane who are rail thin. Val is about a size 6/8, as opposed to Wendie and Jane, both around a 2/4 and both 5'10". Val is only 5'2", so 10lbs can look like 25lbs. (I think she's up only about 10lbs)

by Anonymousreply 2608/16/2010

[quote] VB was born in 1972.

Yes, when One Day at a Time premiered in 1975, Barbara was the adorable baby sister

In fact, one of my favorite episodes was Barbara's first day of school. Julie hid a joint in Barbara's lunch box and then forgot where she hid it. The kindegarten teacher found it and the infraction was placed in Barbara's permanent record. Ann Romano had two meltdowns in that episode.

by Anonymousreply 2708/17/2010

R27 owns this thread. I find Betty to be spot on...but have only watched a few episodes.

by Anonymousreply 2808/17/2010

[quote]Valerie Bertinelli has gained back at least 25 lbs.

Of course, because film gives an exact representation of the actual person. Just as Tom Cruise and Paul Newman are six feet tall on film. She has NOT gained anywhere near 25 pounds. She found the bikini body in the commercial was too thin for her. She looks amazing.

by Anonymousreply 2908/17/2010

[quote]She found the bikini body in the commercial was too thin for her.%0D %0D Oh, please -- she would sell her sould to keep that bikini body. The only reason she's fatter is because that's what happens 90% of the time people lose weight -- they gain at least half of it back. I read her blog on the Jenny Craig website and she admits that she's done no exercise for months.%0D %0D Yes, the comparison to the other skinny bitches on the show makes her look even fatter, but if you watched the episode last week, you could see she had put on some serious pounds. I'm not saying she isn't really pretty -- even beautiful -- but half of the weight is back.

by Anonymousreply 3008/17/2010

The show was worth it just to hear Betty White say "douchebag" on TV :-)%0D %0D Wendy Mallick and Jane Leaves are hysterical.%0D %0D Bertinelli has put back some weight -- but isn't that the pint of the show? In CLEVELAND these girls with curves, and wrinkles and neuorese are STILL considered hot. Doesn't bother me!%0D %0D I have also loved the guest appearances by Carl Reiner and Tim Conway. But hey, I just like to be entertained. I don't watch sitcoms expecting to see ANNA KARENINA

by Anonymousreply 3108/17/2010

Valerie was 15 in 1975 when ONE DAY AT A TIME premiered. I watched her. She looked 15. She's 50 and looks amazing, bitch!%0D %0D Betty is 88 and in great shape, but it must be difficult, regardless, at that age, to do a sitcom.

by Anonymousreply 3208/17/2010

For those who don't think Val has put much weight back on, here is her before and after shot for Jenny Craig...

by Anonymousreply 3308/17/2010

...and here is what she looked like on this week's episode of Hot in Cleveland.%0D %0D NOW tell me she hasn't gained back at least half the weight!!

by Anonymousreply 3408/17/2010

r34 - actually that's a photo of Jane Leeves.

by Anonymousreply 3508/17/2010

I enjoy the show. I just wish someone would get a great comic role in a better sitcom for Wendie Malick. She's always been in stuff that's just mediocre. It's a shame because she really is a comic with great timing. I'd like to see her in something on HBO. She needs a character that can say go fuck yourself to someone.

by Anonymousreply 3608/17/2010

Scroll to the right, R35...

by Anonymousreply 3708/17/2010

OH and the Hal Linden episode was actually hysterical instead of just pretty good.

by Anonymousreply 3808/17/2010

Could someone please explain the premise of the show? How do they know each other and why are Val, Jane and Wendy in Cleveland? I've caught a few episodes and it's okay. A lot better than most of the drek comedies out there like Two And A Half Men.%0D %0D R35, the one sitting is Jane. The one standing on the right is Val.

by Anonymousreply 3908/17/2010

yea, r38.. she is getting a little backfat.%0D %0D I blame Kirstie Alley. She is probably conjuring up some voodoo.%0D %0D Love Val.

by Anonymousreply 4008/17/2010

I disagree that Betty White is off her game on this series. I think her timing has been just as good on this as it was on SNL.

It's true that she had little to do in the most recent episode, but her character had been a focal point for a few episodes in previous weeks, and given her age, I wouldn't be surprised if the producers built in some light weeks for her so she can do less. Those shows are grueling to do.

by Anonymousreply 4108/17/2010

I'd forgotten how bad sitcom writing is...

by Anonymousreply 4208/17/2010

I still love the ep where Victoria landed the gig peddling Japanese bladder pants.

by Anonymousreply 4308/17/2010

"Valerie losing all the weight and looking spectacular and gorgeous prompted her long-time boyfriend to propose marriage, and now they are getting married.

(if they haven't gotten married already)

He didn't propose until she lost the ton of weight."

Sounds like he'd fit right in here at the DL.

by Anonymousreply 4408/17/2010

My experience with this show:

One washed-up actress: Did your tapeworm come in yet?

Other washed-up actress: No the mule was caught in customs again.

*Laugh Track*

Me: *click* TV Off

by Anonymousreply 4508/17/2010

Betty White is very funny on the show. She's got great timing and isn't struggling with her lines or delivery.

by Anonymousreply 4608/17/2010

R45, what a charmer. Please go back to The Bloomberg report.

by Anonymousreply 4708/17/2010

[quote]she is slow coming in with her lines%0D %0D What, the show is live? Surely this can be fixed in editing.

by Anonymousreply 4808/17/2010

No, R48, it isn't live, but it IS in front of a studio audience, so they don't film each person in separate takes unless something goes really wrong. This week, there was one spot that seemed like Betty was edited to have her come in more quickly with a line, and it was jarring. Seems like mostly they try to roll with it, but it seems to be tough for her.

by Anonymousreply 4908/17/2010

Valerie Bertinelli was born in 1972%0D %0D Wendie Malick was born in 1967%0D %0D Jane Leeves was born in 1965%0D %0D Betty White was born in 1982

by Anonymousreply 5008/17/2010

R50 thinks we were born yesterday.

by Anonymousreply 5108/17/2010

I might have been born yesterday, but I stayed up all night!

by Anonymousreply 5208/17/2010

[quote]I enjoy the show. I just wish someone would get a great comic role in a better sitcom for Wendie Malick. She's always been in stuff that's just mediocre. It's a shame because she really is a comic with great timing. I'd like to see her in something on HBO. She needs a character that can say go fuck yourself to someone.

If the remake of Ab Fab had to be (and thank goodness it didn't happen), Wendie would've been about the only current TV actress I can think of who could pull off an American version of Patsy.

by Anonymousreply 5308/17/2010

Remember Valerie Bertinelli in that TV miniseries, where she takes over a family empire? I thought she was one of the most beautiful women I'd ever seen, and I was a little gay boy usually paying attention to Kevin Costner.

by Anonymousreply 5408/17/2010

I haven't watched the show, but it's pretty funny if Betty said "douche bag." That's the word that caused so much controversy in the Golden Girls pilot when Sophia said it. Before the show aired, NBC made them in a different word. I can't remember if you see Estelle's lips not being in sync with the word or whether they just inserted a shot of one of the other actresses during that line, but you can hear the audio is a bit off in that scene and the audience's screaming reaction to Estelle's line is out-of-proportion to the less offensive word that was edited in later.

by Anonymousreply 5508/17/2010

Wendie Malick can make any line funny.%0D %0D And funny, because I first remember her as Claire, the woman who stole Allie's husband away, on "Kate and Allie" and that wasn't a comedic role at all.

by Anonymousreply 5608/17/2010

And when she was on DREAM ON, which was on Showtime (?) or was it HBO (?), she cursed a blue streak and was still funnier than anything else on that show.

by Anonymousreply 5708/17/2010

R50, where do you get your info? Valerie was born in 1960.

by Anonymousreply 5808/17/2010

The show is lame.

by Anonymousreply 5908/17/2010

R58 -- R50 is obviously joking. Look at the other dates. "Betty White was born in 1982"

by Anonymousreply 6008/17/2010


by Anonymousreply 6108/17/2010

I never missed an episode of that dreadful Just Shoot Me. Simply for Nina. It is really odd because I know a lot of people who hated the show but watched it for the same reason. Wendie and Perri Gilpin(Roz from Frazier) would have made a great ABFAB American team.

by Anonymousreply 6208/17/2010

Betty White is a national treasure. However, even she can only do so much with poor writing.

by Anonymousreply 6308/17/2010

I doubt Valerie's weight loss was the reason her boyfriend asked her to marry him, as they have already lived together for several years. Frankly, he's the lucky one to get her as she is beautiful at 50 and has money. He's a nice looking guy, but who the fuck is he really?%0D

by Anonymousreply 6408/17/2010

R64, I heard that SHE didn't want to get married until she lost the weight.

by Anonymousreply 6508/17/2010

Didn't like the latest episode (except for Joe Jonas, the Kids on the Hall guy and the Justin Bieber joke). Bette did seem a bit lost in this episode. I don't think that she can keep up with the busy work schedule a comedy show has these days. I seem to recall she only signed up for a couple of episodes and it wasn't planned to be a permanent gig.

by Anonymousreply 6608/18/2010

It is usually the woman who doesn't want to get married until she loses weight

by Anonymousreply 6708/18/2010

I tuned in for the first time last week because Joe Jonas was on. It's not a very good show and Joe Jonas had zero stage presence. What a letdown.

by Anonymousreply 6808/18/2010

While is pretty bad, it just highlights, as a vehicle for Valerie Bertinelli, that VB is a HORRIBLE actress, especially in the company of Malick, Leeves and White. When she doesn't know what to do she tries to be cute. It doesn't work and I don't believe a single thing that comes out of her mouth.

by Anonymousreply 6908/18/2010

I think Betty is great and her timing is sharp. Project much? It's a funny diversion. I like it.

by Anonymousreply 7008/18/2010

Valerie Bertinelli sucks as an actress

by Anonymousreply 7108/29/2010

Valerie is always stuck in a time warp. She has always had that 1970's hairstyle and she wears clothes that are circa, 75-76. What is with her?

by Anonymousreply 7208/29/2010

betty white is 28 years old?%0D %0D nice info R50

by Anonymousreply 7308/29/2010

I eat my own feces and rape grandmothers.

by Anonymousreply 7408/29/2010

Have they realized yet Cleveland isn't the eden they thought it was?

by Anonymousreply 7508/29/2010


by Anonymousreply 7606/06/2012

Just was watching an episode from season 2. Val looks great for w woman of 40, much less the 52 that she is.

by Anonymousreply 7706/06/2012

Valerie still looks very good.

by Anonymousreply 7812/08/2012

She was "cute" when she started on "One Day At A Time," but only in that adolescent way and she hadn't really grown out of her baby fat. But by the time the series ended, she was drop-dead gorgeous, and of course that was a huge contrast with her sitcom sister.

by Anonymousreply 7912/08/2012

It's not that Val isn't attractive, but the actress who played her sister on "One Day at a Time" would give me an instant boner.

by Anonymousreply 8012/09/2012

I personally think that all of you are rude and the person who said Betty White needs to be in coffin is far by the slut of the group! I hate people like you , that's why the World is crazy and does not work because of ass holes like you! Grow up and know the great actresses, don't wish them demise. I pray for your kind, it will bring us all down! God have Mercy on you ! nd who cares what ? Val has gained she is still a great actress ! Screw you

by Anonymousreply 8101/09/2013

Betty White seems like really old.

by Anonymousreply 8201/09/2013

Betty White has sizemeat.

by Anonymousreply 8301/09/2013

Like Ms. White needs me to defend her bur here I go. Shes over 90 fucking years old and she's still working. Like any of you CUNTS will ever reach her magnitude. A world with her is by far a better world than without her. You should kiss the groind she walks on.

by Anonymousreply 8401/09/2013

Easy now R84

by Anonymousreply 8501/09/2013

Valarie is the Yoko Ono of Van Halen.

by Anonymousreply 8601/10/2013

Some of these posters need to relax. The idea that some queen goes ballistic over a comment about Betty White is funny and sad as hell.

by Anonymousreply 8701/10/2013

Show is stretching credibility that they're all getting hot, young boyfriends.

by Anonymousreply 8801/10/2013

R86 - No, she was not.

by Anonymousreply 8901/10/2013

R84 Ouch! Whose groin is she walking on?

by Anonymousreply 9001/10/2013


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by Anonymousreply 9204/07/2013

Love some of the guests, like Juliet Mills as Jane Leeve's mother.

by Anonymousreply 9304/07/2013

Calm down R91

by Anonymousreply 9404/07/2013

Jane Leeves is not a star. Just a sitcom actress.

by Anonymousreply 9507/09/2013

Jane is probably the weakest link.

by Anonymousreply 9607/10/2013

I just watched Valerie Bertinelli on Wendy Williams and she looked AWFUL, where is the beautiful woman from a few years ago. She dressed like a 90 year old woman. Her hair looked dull. Her face did not glow! What happened to this beauty?

by Anonymousreply 9703/26/2014

R50, you are ridiculous! You obviously misread your source. Betty White was not born in 1982. I, however, was.

by Anonymousreply 9803/26/2014

Not so hot in Cleveland

by Anonymousreply 9903/28/2014

Betty is a cunt.

by Anonymousreply 10003/28/2014

Joe Jonas was so hot as her son, now he isn't hot anymore.

by Anonymousreply 10104/08/2015

Hey Frau at R91 -

Does this fucking look like

Fuck off, you smelly, fat cunt!

by Anonymousreply 10204/08/2015

Is Val still chubby?

by Anonymousreply 10304/08/2015
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