Rue McClanahan: An Appreciation Of The Original Jezebel

Rue McClanahan—who passed away today—is best remembered for her Emmy-winning role on The Golden Girls. Blanche Devereaux was a notch in the bedpost of sex-positive feminism because—for the first time—a self-involved, slutty, older lady was endearing, not repulsive. » 6/03/10 3:30pm 6/03/10 3:30pm

Golden Girl Rue McClanahan Suffers Stroke

Rue McClanahan, 75, is recovering from a stroke she suffered after having bypass surgery in November, her (sixth) husband has revealed. With her speech and mobility affect, McClanahan is currently in a nursing facility. [M&C] » 1/14/10 1:20pm 1/14/10 1:20pm

Ladies Night

We're all about the idea of Golden Girls cocktails (hell, we're all about a Golden Girls-themed bar), but we suspect they could handle something a little stiffer...we've always seen Blanche as an Amaretto Sour girl. [BuzzFeed] » 8/11/09 3:40pm 8/11/09 3:40pm