Cleveland warms to stars of 'Hot in Cleveland'

June 16, 2011
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Actress Betty White, from the cast of "Hot in Cleveland", arrives at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland for a V.I.P. party and tour Wednesday, June 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The stars of "Hot in Cleveland" have received their own keys to the city where their sitcom is set.

More than 3,000 fans greeted Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves as Mayor Frank Jackson presented the keys and declared Thursday "Hot in Cleveland Day."

The Plain Dealer reports that the crowd cheered throughout the 20-minute program, with frequent chants of Betty White's name.

On Wednesday night, the cast members were greeted by fans and a red carpet when they attended a viewing party for the new season's premiere episode at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.

Bertinelli throws out the ceremonial first pitch at Friday night's Indians game against Pittsburgh.

"Hot in Cleveland's new season is running this summer on the TV Land network.