With half a million petitioners wanting Betty White to host "Saturday Night Live," it looks like NBC is paying attention.
The concern that longtime "SNL’ guiding light Lorne Michaels has is the ability of White, 88, to carry the entire show alone as its host, according to scoopmeister extraordinaire Michael Ausiello at EW.com.
Says Ausiello, "White would not be hosting alone. Rather, I hear SNL is putting together a ‘Women of Comedy’ episode that would team the former Rose Nylund with several of her younger contemporaries. Ex-SNL MVP Molly Shannon is on board, I hear, and feelers have also been put out to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. (An NBC spokesperson insists no one has been confirmed at this time.)"