Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Betty White - to host SNL solo on May 8

Thanks to Tiffany for the scoop...



Legendary Emmy Winner Betty White Hosts 'Saturday Night Live' On May 8.

NEW YORK, NY - March 11, 2010 - Legendary and multiple Emmy Award winner Betty White will take her long-anticipated turn at hosting NBC's "Saturday Night Live" on May 8. White will make her first appearance in Studio 8H.

The six-time Emmy winner and cultural icon will host "SNL" for the first time in her illustrious seven-decade-long career. White is best known for her performance as Rose Nylund on NBC's "The Golden Girls," the beloved comedy series that aired from 1985 to 1992. Previously, she co-starred as Sue Ann Nivens in the classic comedy series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

In January, White was the proud recipient of the 2010 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. White appeared in the 2009 romantic-comedy feature film "The Proposal," alongside Ryan Reynolds and Oscar winner Sandra Bullock, and can be seen again this fall in the film "You Again," starring Kristin Bell.

"I can't think of a better way to spend Mother's Day weekend than with Betty White " said Lorne Michaels, Creator and Executive Producer of SNL. "Saturday Night Live" is from SNL Studios in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels. Steve Higgins and Marci Klein are producers. Ken Aymong is supervising producer. Seth Meyers is head writer. Don Roy King directs.

From:
http://m.nbc.com/news/20_54455.shtml

Betty White will be hosting Saturday Night Live on May 8. Former cast members Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, and Rachel Dratch will also appear in the Mother’s Day episode.

Enjoy!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

New sneak peak of Andy in Parks & Rec. Links below.
I've never seen this show before, but from the sneak peaks, it looks hilarious. I already knew Amy was a great actress, but the entire cast seems funny and talented. I might end up watching this show even when Andy isn't on it to act as incentive. ;)
It airs tomorrow night--looking forward to it!
http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Parks-And-Recreation-Preview-Andy-Samberg-Guest-Stars-23454.html

The Animation Empire said...

Anony,

Thanks!

Yeah, I recommend the show! I've been following it and they're all hilarious!

- TAE

Anonymous said...

i'm looking forward to the tina fey episode next time (though they do make dreadfully long breaks between the episodes. I hate waiting 3 weeks for the next one)
don't really know the golden girls, haven't really been intrested in the 4 old ladys so far. and I have only seen her in the proposal where she was quite alright. so we'll see how that turns out...

The Animation Empire said...

Anony2,

Looking forward to the next episode as well. I think Betty White was also on the Mary Tyler Moore show.

They have gaps because the cost per episode is too high. Lorne was told to cut costs (fire people) or cut episodes. He chose to cut episodes.

- TAE

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