By Mawuse Ziegbe
Legendary funnywoman Betty White plays up her status as the Inernet's hottest "It" girl with a promo for her hotly-anticipated "Saturday Night Live" hosting appearance on May 8.
The Emmy-winning octogenarian landed her first "SNL" gig after fans launched a Facebook campaign to get the star on the sketch comedy show following her hilarious performance in a Super Bowl ad for Snickers back in January. In the NBC promo, White is hanging out in a room reminiscent of her "Golden Girls" days on and references the online fan frenzy saying, "Thanks to the Internet, I'm hosting 'Saturday Night Live.'" Then the star jokingly bats down web-centered rumors that she is being called "a cougar" because she is "dating a young hottie." "Not true," she declares. "I married him."
The comedienne will appear on the Mother's Day weekend episode of the show along with former female "SNL" cast members Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Ana Gasteyer. Hip-hop star and recent Coachella headliner Jay-Z will serve as the episode's musical guest.
"Saturday Night Live" executive producer Lorne Michaels told USA Today that he has always wanted White to host and said in a statement on the official "SNL" blog, "I can't think of a better way to spend Mother's Day weekend than with Betty White." Neither can we.