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Betty White “Amazed” By Her Fanbase; ‘SNL’ May Be In Her Future


In 2009, legendary comedienne Betty White had a hell of year. She and Sandra Bullock helped take The Proposal into the box office stratosphere. She also co-authored (along with Tom Sullivan) a hit book titled Together: A Novel Of Shared Vision. Then she kicked off 2010 with a standout Superbowl commercial (the most talked about ad of the bunch — even more than the lackluster Leno/Oprah/Letterman promo).

White’s acting and humanitarian awards (for her work with animal rights) keep on piling up and now there’s even a popular Facebook group dedicated to her. The group’s mission is to convince Lorne Michaels to have her host an episode this spring. About all of the hype surrounding her, White tells E! Online:

I’m just amazed. I would think by now that they’ve had such an overdose of Betty White that they’d be throwing rocks instead.

And she hinted that SNL could very well become a reality…maybe:

[Hosting the show] would depend on scheduling and all that. But who knows? You can’t ever say yes or no or never—you just wait to see what happens. I don’t know where [the Facebook group] came from. I have no idea where it started, but it just keeps growing.

White, 88, certainly has had an amazing career. She’s living proof that, if you’re happy and fulfilled, you never have to retire or even slow down. I’m not sure how I feel about SNL, though. Considering how awful the show has been this season, it seems more like a curse than a blessing to have her host. I think she should just get her own show. Just watch one of her many hilarious appearances on the Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson and you’ll see why:

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