Congratualtions: Betty White Voted ‘Entertainer Of The Year’ By The Associated Press

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Blast From the Past, Congratulations, In White Folks News

LOL! This is definitely a well-deserved award! Between the commercials, TV appearances, and movie cameos, this Golden Girl was hilarious in a million different ways in 2010.

What Betty White did in 2010 doesn’t usually happen: an 88-year-old actress with more than six decades in Hollywood suddenly became the object of adulation of the Facebook-connected masses, which campaigned for her to host “Saturday Night Live,” boosting the show’s ratings and helping her set ratings records for her own show.

After a year remarkable for a star of any age, White has been voted the Entertainer of the Year by members of The Associated Press.

“It’s ridiculous,” White says of the honor, in an interview from her home in Los Angeles. “They haven’t caught on to me, and I hope they never do.”

But more than acclaim, her unlikely, age-defying success resonated deeply with people who saw in her a spirited, hilarious aberration, a woman not dimmed by age but enhanced by it: The genuine article in a pop culture awash in imitators.

There were 102 ballots submitted from U.S. news organizations that make up the AP’s membership. Voters were asked to cast their ballots for who had the most influence on the entertainment world and culture in 2010. Previous winners include Taylor Swift, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

We’re glad to see the old lady get some accolades before she kicks the bucket!



  • bigb

    True dat, can’t hate on Betty White!

  • Sweet Cherry!!!

    I friggin love this woman…!!!

  • http://opera glbaby

    betty white been in the business it well derserved

  • nana

    Am Sick and tired of this Old broad here! Ugh

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  • JaZzIe91

    I don’t get the hype over this old lady *shrugs*

  • what the what

    Congrats Betty!

    4 in the Thank you for being a friend

  • sportstalk23

    The last Golden Girl standing she’ll always be Rose “Back in St.Olaf”Nyland to me lol

  • MJDC

    Betty makes old age fun. Her positive energy, and outlook on life. Thank you for being a friend Betty. She’s simply the best. A true national treasure!

  • Naheim J

    I like her on tv, but how much longer do we have to put up with this? she is not the only 88 yr old on TV, I know I am not the only person who is getting sick of hearing about Betty White. GIVE US A BREAK, & move on to someone new

  • extraordinary

    Congrats! She deserves it.

  • Giving her her props


  • Timothy Tim

    Congratulations, Betty!! You definitely paid your dues and put your time in.

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