Press for Golden Girls Forever

PRINT:

Parade Magazine, “Parade Picks,” by Alison Abbey, March 27, 2016.

Parade Magazine, “Grab Your Cheesecake! 32 Things You Never Knew About The Golden Girls,” by Jessica Sager, July 8, 2020.

US Weekly, “Buzzzz-o-meter” (p. 63), August 8, 2016

Variety, “Devour,” by Pat Saperstein, March 29, 2016.

Closer Magazine, “Exclusive:  Never Before Seen Photos and Untold Secrets From the Set of ‘The Golden Girls’”, September 2, 2015. 

Closer Magazine, “The Golden Girls Nobody Knew,” by Bruce Fretts, September 14, 2015.

Closer Magazine, “Go Inside ‘The Golden Girls’ Stars’ Unforgettable Friendship – Plus See an Exclusive Excerpt From a New Book!”, March 24, 2016.

Closer Magazine, “The Golden Girls: Inside Their Unforgettable Friendship,” by Bruce Fretts, April 4, 2016. 

Closer Magazine Golden Girls Special Collectors’ Issue, May 1, 2017. 

Closer Magazine, “It’s Been 25 Years and ‘The Golden Girls’ Theme Song Is Still Stuck in Our Heads” by Samantha Faragalli, July 28, 2017. 

Closer Magazine, “Inside Bea Arthur and Betty White’s ‘Golden Girls’ Feud – ‘Betty Became Bea’s Nemesis,’” by Julia Birkinbine, August 9, 2017. 

Closer Magazine, “Betty White & Bea Arthur: The Truth About Their Feud,” by Ron Kelly, August 14, 2017.

Closer Magazine, “’The Golden Girls’ Revealed! Things You Didn’t Know About the Classic Series (Exclusive),” by Ed Gross, January 17, 2019.

Closer Magazine, “The Golden Girls:  Fame, Feuds & Friendship:  The Show’s Last Surviving Cast Member, Betty White, Remembers the Making of a Television Classic,” by Louise A. Barile, September 7, 2020.        

CBS Watch! magazine, “Checklist,” April 2016. 

BUST magazine, “Kimmy Schmidt, The Golden Girls, Amy Poehler: BUST’s 10 Best Bets for April/May 2016.” 

New York Observer, “’Golden Girls Forever’ Author Promises Plenty of Scoops for True Fans,” by Anne Easton, June 24, 2016.

Star-Ledger (NJ), “’Golden Girls’: The Complete Golden Book,” by Jacqueline Cutler, April 24, 2016.

Star-Ledger (NJ), “New Books That Glitter With Entertainment Value,” by Tom Beer, December 11, 2016.

L.A. Weekly, “21 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week,” April 28, 2016.

L.A. Weekly, “Indie Bookstore Day: Golden Girls Forever,” by Siran Babayan, April 30, 2016.

Miami Herald, “In Tune:  The Best LGBTQ Books and Music of 2016,” by Gregg Shapiro, December 6, 2016.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune, “Minnesota ‘Golden Girls’ Fans Celebrate Beloved Show’s Revival,” by Sharyn Jackson, February 13, 2017. 

Minneapolis Star-Tribune, “’Golden Girls’ Is Back – But For Some, It Never Left,” by Sharyn Jackson, February 21, 2017.

Seattle Times, “’Golden Girls’ Is Back – But For Some, It Never Left,” by Sharyn Jackson, February 21, 2017.

Houston Chronicle, “’Drag Race’ Fave Alaska Says ‘Hieee’ Again to Houston,” by Joey Guerra, August 11, 2016.

Fayetteville Observer, “Observer Staff Has Reading Recommendations to Get You Through the Pandemic,” by Monica Holland, May 16, 2020

ONLINE:

Vulture, “The Golden Girls Proved Its Fearlessness yet Again When It Tackled the AIDS Epidemic,” February 17, 2017.

Vulture, “The 15 Best Books About TV Comedies,” by Brian Boone, March 15, 2021.

CNN.com, “How ‘The Golden Girls’ Would Handle Donald Trump,” by Jim Colucci, September 13, 2020.

Buzzfeed, “37 Incredibly Unique Books to Buy Everyone On Your List,” by Mallory McInnis, December 20, 2016.

Buzzfeed, “18 Gifts for Every ‘Golden Girls’ Fan,” by Claire Sewell, October 25, 2018.

Keep.com, “36 Things BuzzFeed Thinks You Need to Buy Right Now,” by Courtney Harwood, April 15, 2016.

Time.com, “Here’s What Betty White Had to Say About How Golden Girls Tackled AIDS,” by Cady Lang, February 17, 2017.

NYPost.com, “Clooney Used ‘Golden Girls’ Role for Healthcare, and Other Show Secrets Revealed,” by Kathianne Boniello, April 3, 2016.

Mashable, “Golden Girls Forever: Thank You For Being a Book,” by Gillian Edevane, April 8, 2016.

Decider, “Coco: The Groundbreaking Gay Character ‘The Golden Girls’ Left Behind,” by Brett White, February 13, 2017.

Dlisted, “Open Post: Hosted by the Tabloid Magazine Cover of My Dreams,” by Michael K, September 2, 2015.

MentalFloss.com, “New Golden Girls Book Offers a Peek Behind the Lanai,” by Andrew Lasane, April 11, 2016.

New York Magazine.com, “Strategist,” “30 of the Year’s Most Giftable Coffee-Table Books.”  December 13, 2016.

Radaronline, “Birthday Bombshells: Vodka, Lost Loves, and Lawsuits! Inside Betty White’s 97 Years of Secrets and Scandals,” January 17, 2019.

Los Angeles Review of Books, “Golden Girls Forever: The Enduring Legacy of TV’s Golden Ladies,” by Kitty Lindsay, October 14, 2017.

SouthernLiving.com, “WATCH: Say It Isn’t So, Girls! Details on Betty White and Bea Arthur’s Off-Screen Feud,” by Michelle Darrisaw, September 26, 2017.

CountryLiving.com, “The Story Behind Betty White and Bea Arthur’s Infamous Feud” by Maria Carter, September 22, 2017.

Bustle, “12 Facts About ‘The Golden Girls’ That Give Fans a Look Behind the Lanai,” by Stephanie Topacio Long, April 5, 2016.

Bustle, “9 Life Lessons From ‘The Golden Girls’,” by Stephanie Topacio Long, April 7, 2016.

Bustle, “A ‘Golden Girls’ Cookbook Is Coming in 2020 & Yes, There is a Cheesecake Recipe,” by Kerri Jarema, August 8, 2018.

Romper, “’The Golden Girls’ Halloween Costume Ideas, So You Can Stash Cheesecake In Your Wicker Purse,” by Abi Berwager Schreier, September 23, 2019.

Geeks.com, “Books About TV Shows by Pop Culture Critics,” by Rachel David, February, 2017.

Broadway World, “’GOLDEN GIRLS FOREVER’ Author Jim Colucci Set for THAT GOLDEN GIRLS SHOW Talk Back Tonight,” September 27, 2016.

CNN.com, “The Golden Fans at Sea Cruise Is a Party You Don’t Want to Miss,” by Christi Scott, March 17, 2020.

CNN.com, “The ‘Golden Girls’-Themed Cruise Was the Pre-Lockdown Party I Still Miss,” by Christi Scott, November 10, 2020.

SFChronicle.com, “Why ‘The Golden Girls’ Continues to Resonate with Us Three Decades Later,” by Tony Bravo, December 15, 2020.

Yahoo! Lifestyle, “The Real Reason Why Betty White and Bea Arthur Didn’t Get Along,” by Maria Carter, September 22, 2017.

Yahoo! Lifestyle, “Betty White Interacted with the Audience Between Takes for ‘Golden Girls,’ June 25, 2020. 

Yahoo! Finance, “Why Burt Reynolds’s Cameo on ‘The Golden Girls’ Mattered So Much,” by Raechal Leone Shewfelt, September 7, 2018

Yahoo! Entertainment, “Love ‘The Golden Girls’? Authors for Black Voices Auction Prizes from ‘You’ Series, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Writer and More Pop Culture Gems,” by Raechal Shewfelt, August 6, 2020.

Monsters And Critics, “Thank Your Mom For Being a Friend With ‘Golden Girls Forever’,” by April Neale, April 27, 2016.

NewNowNext, “Meet the World’s Biggest ‘Golden Girls’ Fan,” by Dan Avery, September 12, 2015.

NewNowNext, “Before He Was a Bigshot Movie Star, George Clooney Appeared on All Your Favorite Sitcoms,” by Dan Avery, April 14, 2016. 

NewNowNext, “DragCon Panel has Queens Dish on ‘Golden Girls’ and the Gay Community,” by Adam Salandra, May 7, 2016.

NewNowNext, “Hulu To Start Streaming Every Episode of ‘The Golden Girls’,” by Dan Avery, January 8, 2017.

ByteClay.com, “Book Review: ‘Golden Girls Forever’ by Jim Colucci,” April 11, 2016.

OhMyDisney.Com, “The Golden Girls Panel at D23 Expo Was a Beacon of Love and Positivity, and We’re Still Emotional About It,” by Mariana Uribe, July 14, 2017. 

PopCultureGuy Blog, “Hardcover Spotlight: ‘Golden Girls Forever’ by Jim Colucci,” May 22, 2016.

BoyCulture.com, “You’ll Read GOLDEN GIRLS FOREVER Many, Many Times,” April 11, 2016.

Brit + Co, “15 Books for Mom That You’ll Want to Gift Yourself, Too,” by Ashley Macey, April 30, 2016.

ScaryMommy.com, “15 Gifts for the ‘Golden Girls’ Superfan,” by Team Scary Mommy, November 21, 2018. 

Advocate.com, “The Golden Girls’ Most Lasting Legacy,” April 15, 2016.

Queerty, “Why Bea Arthur Wanted to Quit, Plus Nine More Secrets From The Golden Girls,” by Dan Tracer, April 6, 2016.

South Florida Gay News, “’Golden Girls Forever’ – Thank You For Being a Book,” by JW Arnold, June 29, 2016.

MelMagazine.com, “Mel Bushman of ‘The Golden Girls’ Was TV’s First Old Guy Fuck Buddy,” by Brian VanHooker, December 4, 2020.

NJ.com, “Golden Girls: The Complete Golden Book,” by Jacqueline Cutler, April 24, 2016.

Closerweekly.com, “Go Inside ‘The Golden Girls’ Stars’ Unforgettable Friendship – Plus See an Exclusive Excerpt from a New Book!,” March 24, 2016.

Closerweekly.com, “’The Golden Girls’ Revealed – Things You Didn’t Know About the Classic Series (EXCLUSIVE),” by Ed Gross, October 8, 2018.

Closerweekly.com, “EXCLUSIVE: As Betty White Celebrates 70 Years on TV, We Celebrate With an Inside Look at Each of the Actress’ Shows,” by Ed Gross, May 7, 2019. 

Closerweekly.com, “The Truth About Bea Arthur: Late ‘Golden Girls’ Star’s Loved Ones Recall Fond Memories” by Closer Staff, September 11, 2021.

Nextavenue.org, “Betty White Turns 95! See Her Best ‘Golden Girls’ Moments,” January 15, 2016.

HouseBeautiful.com, “’Golden Girls’ Producers Had to Confiscate Blanche’s Bedding So It Wouldn’t Get Stolen,” by Hadley Keller, July 2, 2019.

HouseBeautiful.com, “The ‘Friends’ Set and ‘Golden Girls’ Set Have a Crazy Connection,” by Candace Braun Davison, July 9, 2019.

HouseBeautiful.com, “A Closer Look at ‘The Golden Girls’ Kitchen in Honor of Golden Girls Day,” by Selena Barrientos, July 30, 2019.

HouseBeautiful.com, “24 Awesome Gifts Every ‘Golden Girls’ Fan Should Own,” by Candace Braun Davison and Brittney Morgan, December 16, 2020.

Considerable.com, “How ‘The Golden Girls’ – Which Ended in 1992 – Ruled Comic Con 2019,” by Marc Berman, October 7, 2019.

Goldderby, “The Golden Girls Flashback:  Classic Sitcom Aired Its Final Episode 25 Years Ago Today,” by Tony Ruiz, May 9, 2017.

BattleOfTheNetworkShows.com, “Golden Girls Forever,” July 13, 2017.

HollywoodYesterday.com, “’Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai’ by Jim Colucci,” October 27, 2016.

SilverScreenSurprises.com, “Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai” by Chris Sabga, May 13, 2016.

Biblio reviews, “Golden Girls Forever, Indeed!”, April 20, 2017.

Washington Blade, “Television Is Still an LGBT Frontier with an Array of New Offerings,” by Susan Hornik, February 15, 2018.

Showbiz Cheat Sheet, “Before ‘The Golden Girls’ Hit TV Screens NBC Executives Argued About Casting Decisions,” by Andrea Francese, September 1, 2020.

Showbiz Cheat Sheet, “‘The Golden Girls’: Betty White Says the Show Could Have Continued, If Not for a Cast Member’s Unhappiness: ‘We Ended Just a Clip Early’” by Lou Haviland, September 12, 2020.

Showbiz Cheat Sheet, “’The Golden Girls’: Bea Arthur Had 1 Contract Demand Involving Her Feet,” by Stuart Walker, January 14, 2021.

The Beautician’s Daughter blog, February 26, 2017.

FoxNews.com, “Why Bea Arthur Wanted to Quit ‘Golden Girls’ and More Secrets From Behind the Lanai,” by Sean Daly, April 5, 2016.

FoxNews.com, “Bea Arthur’s Son Says She ‘Wasn’t Really Close to Anybody’ Despite ‘Golden Girls’ Fame,” by Stephanie Nolasco, November 8, 2017.

ScreenRant.com, “15 Iconic TV Stars Who Regretted Their Roles,” by Sergio Pereira, May 19, 2018.

ScreenRant.com, “15 Actors Who Regret Being on Iconic Sitcoms,” by Sophie Lloyd, June 6, 2018.

ScreenRant.com, “10 Must Have Gifts For Fans of the Golden Girls,” by Christine Persaud, August 19, 2019.

Simplemost.com, “30 ‘Golden Girls’ Facts Every True Fan Should Know,” by Brittany Anas, June 15, 2018.

Looped.com, “Actors Who Regret Their ‘90s TV Roles,” by Brian Boone, July 30, 2020.

Biography.com, “10 Things You May Not Know About The Golden Girls,” by Barbara Maranzani, March 30, 2021.

Ctpost.com, “The Story Behind Betty White and Bea Arthur’s Infamous Feud,” January 18, 2019.

NinjaJournalist.com, “Golden Girls Tell All About What Happened Behind the Scenes,” by Sienna Forde, October 17, 2019.

Distractify.com, “Planning a Girls’ Trip? This ‘Golden Girls’ Cruise Is What Every #GirlGang Needs,” by Lizzy Rosenberg, February 7, 2020.

GeekTyrant.com, “Golden Girls Themed Cruise Announced,” by Jessica Fisher, 2019.

CruiseCritic.com, “’Golden Girls’ Theme Cruise to Set Sail in 2020,” by Gina Kramer, October 10, 2019. 

WestchesterMagazine.com, “The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts For Every Sweetheart in Your Life,” January 26, 2018.

“The Golden Girls Fashion Corner” blog, “Interview with Jim Colucci,” by Claire Sewell, April 23, 2020.

TVLine.com, “Books About TV: Here Are 16 Staff Picks – Which Reads Do You Recommend?” by Matt Webb Mitovich, March 20, 2020.

Carlsbad Current Argus, “Try a Different Book from the Carlsbad Public Library,” by Beth Nieman, April 22, 2020.

DoYouRemember.com, “’All in the Family’ Broke Every TV Taboo: ‘They Played That Toilet Like a Percussion Instrument,” by Ed Gross, December 4, 2020.

DoYouRemember.com, “’All in the Family:’  Inside the Early Episode That Challenged Archie Bunker’s View of Gay People,” by Ed Gross, January 4, 2021.

UPNewsInfo.com, “’All in the Family’ Was the First Show to Take on Gay Representation,” by Bradley Lamb, January 4, 2021.

Mamamia.com (Australia), “’She Was Not That Fond of Me’: What We Know About Betty White and Bea Arthur’s Infamous Feud,” by Bella Fowler, April 27, 2019.

News.com.au (Australia), “Golden Girls Weren’t So Chummy Off the Screen, Star’s Son Reveals,” by Stephanie Nolasco, November 9, 2017.

Her.ie (Ireland), “There’s a Golden Girls-themed Cruise Setting Sail Next Year and We’re Packing Our Bags Already,” by Keeley Ryan, February 8, 2020.

YouTube book video: Reading With Pugs

TELEVISION:

History of the Sitcom, CNN, July 11-August 22, 2021

The Talk, CBS, December 1, 2016.

KTLA (Los Angeles) Morning News, June 27, 2016

Today (Australia), August 16, 2016.

Studio Ten, Network Ten (Australia), May 30, 2017.

Autopsy:  The Last Hours of Rue McClanahan, Reelz, February 17, 2019.

The Golden Girls: Ageless, Reelz, March 13, 2021.

RADIO:

LA Daily, Entertainment Weekly Channel, Sirius XM Radio, May 28, 2016.

Sit Down with Alfred & Chris, Starz Channel, Sirius XM Radio, June 8, 2017.

The Michelangelo Signorile Show, Progress Channel 127, Sirius XM Radio, June 3, 2016.

The Jay Thomas Show, Comedy Greats Channel 94, Sirius XM Radio, June 16, 2016.

The Husbands (UBN Radio), April 10, 2016.

The Husbands (UBN Radio), September 11, 2016.

The Husbands (UBN Radio), July 23, 2017.

The Husbands (UBN Radio), September 13, 2020.

On the Rocks Radio (UBN Radio), April 4, 2017.

The Bonnie Sher Show (UBN Radio), January 26, 2017.

“IMRU” with Wenzel Jones, KPFK Los Angeles, January 23, 2017.

The Colleen and Bradley Show, 107.1 Minneapolis, August 12, 2016.

PODCASTS:

Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast with Gilbert Gottfried and Frank Santopadre, Part 1, August 4, 2016.

Gilbert Gottfried’s Amazing Colossal Podcast with Gilbert Gottfried and Frank Santopadre, Part 2, August 11, 2016.

Out on the Lanai with H. Alan Scott and Kerri Doherty, March 29, 2016.

Out on the Lanai with H. Alan Scott and Kerri Doherty: Live from Nerdmelt, June 4, 2016.

Gayest Episode Ever, “Episode 32: The Golden Girls Had a Gay Live-In Cook,” August 8, 2019.

Closer Weekly Classic TV Podcast, “Betty White: Celebrating Her 70 Years in Television,” with Ed Gross, August 13, 2019.

Check Your Brain Podcast, “Jim Colucci — Golden Girls Forever,” August 31, 2021.

Talkin’ Pets with Jon Patch, March 2, 2019.

TV Confidential with Ed Robertson, December 15, 2017.

Dennis Anyone with Dennis Hensley, April 11, 2016.

Go Fact Yourself with J. Keith van Straaten, January 19, 2018.

Sparkle & Circulate with Justin Sayre, August 24, 2016.

The Focus Group, “Guess Who Lost 65 Pounds Since the Demise of OutQ?” with Tim Bennett and John Nash, December 3, 2016.

Linoleum Knife with Alonso Duralde and Dave White, October 10, 2016.

Left of Str8 with Scott Fullerton, June 12, 2017.

Left of Str8 with Scott Fullerton, August 13, 2018.

Derek & Romaine with Derek Hartley and Romaine Patterson, March 2, 2016. 

The Tit for Tat Show with Thomas and Veranda L’Ni, June 13, 2016.

Party Foul Radio with Pollo and Pearl, June 22, 2016.

The Tino Orsini Show (UK), December 30, 2017.

Time To Talk (Australia), June 17, 2018.

Coming Back with Shelby Forsythia, “Ep. 10:  Fun One!  Grief on The Golden Girls,” July 19, 2017.

The Critical Cast, “Episode 64: Reflecting on The Golden Girls and a Review of Golden Girls Forever,” June 5, 2018.

Central Booking with John Valeri, September 28, 2020.

PERSONAL APPEARANCES:

D23 Expo, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, July 14, 2017.

RuPaul’s Drag Con, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, May 7, 2016.

BookCon, Javits Convention Center, New York, June 4, 2017.

GayDays Disneyland, Anaheim, CA, October 4, 2016.

The NBC Experience, Rockefeller Center, New York, June 29, 2016.

The NBC Experience, Rockefeller Center, New York, May 17, 2018.

The NBC Experience, Rockefeller Center, New York, December 6, 2018.

The NBC Experience, Rockefeller Center, New York, February 12, 2019.

The NBC Experience, Rockefeller Center, New York, June 25, 2019.

Book Passage book store, San Francisco, October 15, 2016.

 Just Fabulous, Palm Springs, April 28, 2018.

Santa Monica Public Library, Santa Monica, CA, December 13, 2016.

Women Who Write, August 23, 2016.

RSVP Alaska Cruise aboard the MS Oosterdam (Holland America), July 14-21, 2019.

“Golden Fans at Sea” Cruise aboard the Celebrity Infinity, February 24-29, 2020 and February 29-March 5, 2020.

Upcoming: “Golden Fans at Sea” Cruise aboard the Celebrity Apex, January 3-8, 2022.

Upcoming: “Legends of Drag” Cruise aboard the Holland America Koningsdam, January 9-16, 2022.