March 9, 2010

Betty White confirms she'll be on 'Saturday Night Live'

Posted: 09:44 AM ET

Betty White fans, your prayers have been answered. The former "Golden Girl" will appear on "Saturday Night Live" in the near future, she confirmed to PEOPLE at Elton John's annual Oscars viewing party on Sunday night.

Fans have been clamoring for White, 88, to do "SNL" - an idea she called "ridiculous" just a few weeks ago - ever since her comic turn in a Snickers ad during the Super Bowl. One Facebook page devoted to the cause has attracted half a million fans.

When asked by PEOPLE, "Are you doing 'Saturday Night Live'?" she answered, "Yes," even if she remains perplexed by the groundswell of support.

"I don't know why or how," she says, "but it's been wonderful."

White didn't offer any details about the "SNL" gig, and it remains unclear when she will appear - or what it will entail.

Entertainment Weekly said she might appear on a special "Women of Comedy" episode with former "SNL" cast members Molly Shannon, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler - but executive producer Lorne Michaels reportedly denied that.

Filed under: Betty White • Entertainment • Hollywood

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SUETIGGERS   March 9th, 2010 11:21 am ET

I've always loved her. She's so good at humor. I remember so many times she made me laugh. And I know she's a great person too.

Jeannie C.   March 18th, 2010 8:22 pm ET

What a sweetheart she is. Its also good to hear from someone in the entertainment industry who still has self-respect and is on tv to actually entertain us – not to confess, apologize or make excuses for some crappy behavior as so many do today.

Love you Betty!

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