Betty White

What do Hollywood icon Betty White and ‘drug lord Walter White’ have in common? They’re both in the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 edition! Arriving in stores on September 12th, the book features both legendary actors and young upstarts at the top of their game as they achieve unparalleled success in the film, television, and music industries.

The inimitable Betty White has proved that ‘age is nothing but a number’ by earning the record for “Longest TV Career for an Entertainer (Female)” spanning 74 years of work in the industry. Making her debut in 1939, the queen of the small screen has appeared in some of television’s most popular shows, including The Golden Girls, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and The Carol Burnett Show. Currently starring in Hot in Cleveland, the legendary 91-year-old entertainer shows no signs of stopping!

“I was astounded when [GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS] called to tell me. Who? Me!?! It’s such as honor. The book has always been fascinating to me. I can’t believe I’m now associated with it,” says White of her appearance in the 2014 edition. She advises fledgling actors to “do their homework and take the time to appreciate their profession. It is a privilege to do what we do.”

In the world of popular music, paparazzi favorite and pop superstar Taylor Swift (“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together ”) achieved a new high note in sales by becoming the “First Solo Female with Two Million-Selling Weeks on the U.S. Albums Chart” for Speak Now (2010) and Red (2012), which sold 1.04 and 1.20 million copies, respectively. Music sensation Rihanna took fans on a ‘detour’ from 8 Mile Road, dethroning the previous social media king, Detroit rapper Eminem, and taking the title of “Most “Liked” Person on Facebook” with 70,738,549 “Likes” on May 16, 2013 (her current count stands at 74,769,237).

Musical sensation Justin Bieber’s meteoric rise from teen heartthrob to pop culture icon has yielded a number of milestone record achievements along the way. With the successes of My World 2.0, Never Say Never: The Remixes, Under the Mistletoe, Believe, and Believe Acoustic, he became the “Youngest Solo Artist to Have Five U.S. #1 Albums” before his 19th birthday. He became the “First Musician with a Music Channel Viewed Three Billion Times” on October 22, 2012, and quickly approaches the four billion marker with 3,943,512,926 views to date. Also attaining great influence in the social media world, One Direction racked up 12,952,247 followers on Twitter to earn the title “Most Twitter Followers for a Pop Group” as of May 16, 2013 (current count is 14,617,245).

Finally, the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 book’s entertainment records take a dark turn with the inclusion of AMC’s Breaking Bad as the “Highest-Rated TV Series,” which garnered a metascore of 99 out of 100 on Now in its sixth and final season, the hit show, starring Bryan Cranston as Walter White, has captivated fans and critics alike by following White’s transformation from decent family man to criminal mastermind.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 contains the universe’s most comprehensive collection of facts and superlatives, and is a sure “must-have” for both knowledge-seekers and aspiring record breakers of all ages. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 is available September 12th for the suggested retail price of $28.95.

truTV's hit series Guinness World Records® Unleashed returns this fall with all new episodes, beginning Thursday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m.(ET/PT) . Hosted by Dan Cortese (Veronica's Closet, Surviving Suburbia, MTV Sports), the series features daring and fearless record hopefuls as they attempt to secure their place in history by breaking some truly outrageous world records.

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