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Betty White

BLASTS Lohan, Sheen

4/8/2011 3:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Betty White just UNLOADED on Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen -- claiming she "cannot stand" their over-the-top lifestyles ... and blasting them for letting their careers spiral out of control.

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Betty went off on the stars yesterday ... telling the Daily Mail,  “I cannot stand the people who get wonderful starts in show business and who abuse it. Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen for example."

But Betty didn’t stop there -- claiming, “They party too much, don’t learn their lines, are unprofessional, and they grumble about everything. I think they are terribly ungrateful.”

Back in her day, Betty adds, "We considered ourselves lucky ... and were always on our best behavior in public." Times have changed.

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jwoolman    

gloday1 at #144: "Has she forgotten about Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Crawford, Judy Garland to name a few."

I can guarantee that if those people had acted like Lindsay Lohan in the beginning of their careers, before they had solidly established themselves as box office draws, they never would have been given the opportunities they had. Get wasted behind closed doors all you want, but show up on set on time and nail your lines and don't tick off the producer and director and your fellow cast members. Anybody who causes delays on set is reducing their chances for more opportunities, since the money lost has to be set against their ability to sell tickets.

Lindsay just isn't in a position to misbehave without clear consequences. She has not established herself as a grownup actor but is just coasting on her work as a child and teenager (which had smaller audiences than she is trying to reach now).

1237 days ago
182.

Hussie    

You know, Betty is 100% right...However, it is "WE" that tolerate such madness from such undeserving folk...What Betty was so eloquently saying is that "WE" should raise OUR standards to where hers are ( very 1950's and that's OK) and hold those whom we support as "entertainers" to those very same standards...
Nothing wrong with getting what "WE" pay for...

1237 days ago
183.

jwoolman    

Danielle at #155: "but there again, they didn't have the internet back then, I'm not disagreeing with you just makin a point"

True, but they did have gossip columns in newspapers and magazines (also news shows on tv and the radio), including mags specializing in pictures as well as sensational mags and newspapers. Word got around if actors were messing up big time in public, and studios spent a lot of time and money keeping their stable of actors in line because bad reps were likely to translate to poor ticket sales.

The biggest difference today is probably the speed of written information transmission and also the easy ability for people to give their opinions on national and international forums. But still people talked a lot more with each other in realspace back then (the only space there was!) and actually read a lot of newspapers and magazines, so probably cancels out. Radio could be fast, also.

Maybe the fact that studios did have stables of actors made a difference, too - the studio put a lot of money into getting good publicity and weren't about to look kindly on anyone who kept getting them bad publicity. Today it seems that actors aren't so likely to be attached to a particular studio, so they're on their own except when actually working on a project.

1237 days ago
184.

Sabrina    

Betty is right.

1237 days ago
185.

GreyWolf    

Well hopefully Lohan and the Warlock will get their act straight and realize that they have made themselves look like fools. I would love to see Lindsay in another movie, as for Charlie, could care less about him. Always thought Emilio was the better actor anyway.

1236 days ago
186.

Angel    

200 comments about Lindsay AGAIN

YOU MORONS NEED TO LEARN TO BUILD FULFILLING LIVES

DUH

1236 days ago
187.

marknyc    

Betty is a great professional, but with no particular talent to share: just a worker in the show business. Charlie is not talented as well but can count on his father for being part of the show business. Lindsay is pure talent, big BIG difference , working her way professionally since the age of 9 and despite horrible parents: so she did it all by herself. how? with her talent. so Betty can't talk about Lindsay (because she's not talented enough to talk about somebody with a real talent). Simple like that.

1236 days ago
188.

Chaps    

Chuckles and Lilo not only give hollywood a bad name they give Americans a bad name!

Those losers are the turds we somehow produced. And when they fade and fall more will take their place, likely.

1236 days ago
189.

themare    

Karma, baby! And now you know what it feels like. All those public put downs of the jewelry store have finally bitten you in the ass. How does it feel?

1236 days ago
190.

Chaps    

CBS and WB are gonna bring Betty in a character witness, she will testify Chuckles is a narcissist crybaby and she has the internet links to prove it!

1236 days ago
191.

Chaps    

Betty has them pegged!

LiLoLieHan and LOLIPOP (actor formerly known as Carlos Esteves

- who really sucks!)

1236 days ago
192.

Chaps    

Betty White should tell Chuckles mom to get out there and set him straight!

1236 days ago
193.

tipper    

Betty hit the nail on the head !!! She is soooooo correct

1236 days ago
194.

dd    

Finally!! Good for you Betty........they don't know how lucky they are. They need to bump it down a notch and realize what is
happening to their lives..Such a waste!!

1236 days ago
195.

chs    

betty white,your the greatest! love you on hot in cleveland.

1236 days ago
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