Golden gal Betty White has been tapped by Lorne Michaels to host the May 8th episode of Saturday Night Live. USA Today reports that the Mother’s Day centric episode will also feature guest appearances by numerous SNL alums. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Molly Shannon are set to appear, among others. Obviously well known for her hilarious roles in The Mary Tyler Moore show and The Golden Girls, Betty White has won six Emmy Awards and has been nominated an astounding 18 times. Recently, Betty White has appeared in The Proposal along with Ryan Reynolds and newly minted Oscar recipient Sandra Bullock. Oh, and she can be seen currently in that hilarious Snickers commercial where she gets clobbered into the ground while playing football. If a Snickers candy bar can cure one of lackadaisical play on the field, has anyone tried feeding one to Oakland Raiders Quarterback JaMarcus Russell? That guy need’s a case of ’em.
We’ve also received an official press release which you can check out after the jump.
LEGENDARY EMMY WINNER BETTY WHITE HOSTS NBC’S ‘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.