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As if they didn't already have enough in common, Ray J and Betty White both celebrate birthdays today.

First, the man responsible for making Kim Kardashian famous turns 30. We've already purchased a new video camera for the aspiring hip hop artist and reality TV star.

Meanwhile, White is now 89. She's continuing to enjoy a career resurgence that has seen here host Saturday Night Live, guest star on Community and anchor the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland.

Send in your birthday wishes to these exciting stars today, along with others that turn a year older on January 17: Maksim Chmerkovskiy (31), Kid Rock (40), Michelle Obama (47) and Muhammad Ali (69).

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With the death of Rue McClanahan earlier today, Betty White is now the last of the Golden Girls. Losing her co-star this morning hit the octogenarian hard.

"Rue was a close and dear friend. I treasure our relationship," White said in a statement today. "It hurts more than I ever thought it would, if that's even possible."

Rue McClanahan passed away at age 76 after suffering a stroke, following the deaths of costars Bea Arthur last year at age 86 and Estelle Getty in 2008 at age 84.

Betty White, who has experienced an unexpected but wonderful career comeback of sorts lately at 88, was the eldest of the long-running NBC comedy's quartet.

Betty White, center, with the late Rue McClanahan and Bea Arthur.

Golden Girls producer and writer Marc Cherry, known to younger generations for creating Desperate Housewives, also expressed grief over McClanahan passing:

"My favorite character to write for was Blanche Devereaux. In the hands of lesser actresses Blanche's vanity and sexual appetite would have been off-putting."

"But in Rue's brilliant hands, that character became one of the most beloved in the history of TV. Rue's kindness, generosity and talent will be sorely missed."

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Thanks to Betty White, the May 8 edition of Saturday Night Live posted the show's highest ratings in 18 months.

That hilarious hosting gig came about as the result of a passionate group of White supporters on Facebook, who created a group that pressured NBC to consider the actress.

Now, fans of White are at it again: the Facebook page "Getting Betty White to Host the Academy Awards” has amassed over 6,000 followers since launching Sunday night.

Not shabby support for an 88-year old former sitcom star. But will it enough to land her the job?

Betty White Photo

Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin served as co-hosts of last year's ceremony. Though each made us laugh a bunch of times, let's be honest: Oscar fashion has become a hotter topic than anything related to the ceremony itself.

Choosing White as next year's MC would go a long way toward changing that.

Do you think this is a good idea? Should Betty White host the Academy Awards?

 

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Mark your calendars, Betty White supporters:

Following a Facebook campaign that resulted in over 350,000 signatures, fans have gotten their wish: the former Golden Girls star will host NBC's Saturday Night Live on May 8.

But the 88-year old won't take to the stage alone. In honor of Mother's Day, the edition will reunite six former female cast members as co-hosts: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch.

The Facebook campaign kicked off after White appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for Snickers, which SNL creator Lorne Michaels said "took on a groundswell.

"[White as the host] isn't something we would have said no to, [but the campaign] validated that... It was the outpouring of affection from fans, and we feel the same way."

Simply put, "she's the mother of us all in comedy," Michaels said.

Go ahead and set your DVR for this episode of the long-running sketch series. We'll wait right here.

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It's a golden age for one Golden Girl.

Over the past year, Betty White has co-starred in a hit movie (The Proposal); appeared in a Super Bowl commercial; and received a lifetime achievement from the Screen Actors Guild. The 88-year old is suddenly in a more sought after commodity than Megan Fox nude photos.

Nowhere is this more evident than on Facebook: Over 330,000 users have signed an online petition that aims to get White as a host of Saturday Night Live. What does the actress think of this movement?

"I don't even know where that came from," she told People. "That just came out of left field. It's ridiculous. I don't think Lorne Michaels even knows about it, so we won't worry about it."

The prospect of White as on the SNL stage raises two questions, the first being: Do you want this to happen?

 

The second question: Who is your dream SNL host? We vote for Levi Johnston, Chris Harrison, Tiger Woods or Snooki.

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