Betty White to Host SNL on Mother's Day

March 11, 2010 By:
Betty White to Host SNL on Mother's Day

We’ve been hearing the rumors, but it’s finally true! The adorable Betty White will be hosting Saturday Night Live on Mat 8th, which is Mother’s Day weekend.

According to NBC New York, White will reunite with six former SNL cast members, most of whom are moms as well: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch.

SNL creator Lorne Michaels says Betty has her Facebook fan page to thank for the gig, saying it "took on a groundswell. [White as the host] isn't something we would have said no to, [but the campaign] validated that, 'Oh, that'd be fun' … It was the outpouring of affection from fans, and we feel the same way."

As for Betty, she’s even been offered a hosting spot in the past! "Years ago, I turned it down three times," White says. "It's so New York, and I'm not New York at all. "But my agent said he'd divorce me if I didn't do it, and I love my agent."

Now that she’s been chosen, Betty couldn’t be more excited. She says, "It's lovely, and at my age it's certainly unexpected. I’ve got so much energy, it's ridiculous. I love working. My schedule is a feverish one, and I'm used to that."

So why Mother’s Day if Betty isn’t technically a mother? "She's the mother of us all in comedy,” Lorne explains.

We can’t wait!