Late night funnyman Jimmy Fallon was in secret talks to host the Oscars, but it appears the deal fell through.
Betty White is adding "Saturday Night Live" host to her lengthy resume. NBC has confirmed the veteran funny lady will host the sketch show May 8 for a Mother's Day special, People.com reports.
After her hilarious Super Bowl ad for Snickers, fans launched a Facebook campaign to get White the hosting gig. At first, White herself didn't understand how or why the whole thing got started.
"I don't even know where that came from," the 88-year-old "Golden Girl" told People in February. "That just came out of left field. It's ridiculous. I don't think Lorne Michaels even knows about it, so we won't worry about it."
Betty White's fans want her to host "Saturday Night Live" -- and she has no idea why!
The 88-year-old comedy vet is just hotter than hot right now, with her SAG Lifetime Achievement Award and hilarious Super Bowl Snickers commercial -- and there's a Facebook movement of nearly 400,000 fans who are calling for her to host the sketch show.
Frankly, Betty is surprised at all the attention and a little confused about the workings of the Internet, HuffingtonPost.com reports she told Diane Sawyer during a phone call.
"Where did that come from?," White asked. "I had no idea. I don't understand any of that stuff. It came out of left field... It's been one of those ridiculous periods in time that you might hope when you're in your 30s, but not when you're in your 80s!"
Regardless, if "SNL" creator Lorne Michaels asks, she might be up for it, including a little dancing, if it works out. The decision would be up to him, she said -- but there will be no nudity.
"No nudity! I'm going to point that out ahead of time, no nudity," she joked with Sawyer.
"Saturday Night Live" creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels set the record straight on the future of the 30-year-old sketch show.
Lorne confirmed to the New York Post, "Baby Mama" Amy Poehler will not be replaced on "Weekend Update." Head writer and "Update" anchor Seth Meyers will sit all by his lonesome at the big news desk. "He's going to be doing 'Update' solo for the foreseeable future."
Meyers started his solo stint this weekend, while Poehler and husband Will Arnett welcomed their first son, Archie. Michaels did not want to see Amy go, "My hope was the Amy would stay forever ... And these changes are complicated."
Michaels also revealed "SNL" is planning to add "one or two" female cast members. He says the ladies will appear on stage "as soon as we find them."
There was no debunking of rumors Barack Obama would appear on this weekend's show. "I heard rumors about him, and there were also rumors about John McCain." The show airs three days before the election and Ben Affleck is hosting.
Obama made a guest appearance a year ago, but all other appearances were canceled, Michaels said, "Twice we expected Obama, but he had to cancel. Once because of the hurricane and again because of his trip to Hawaii."
Just for the record, Michaels likes to keep viewers on their toes. "We never announce anything."