Skip Nav
Netflix Roundup
40 New Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix in May
K.J. Apa
Riverdale: Archie and Veronica's "Kids in America" Cover Is Shockingly Good
Katherine Langford
13 Reasons Why: The Cast Is Talking Like Season 2 Is Coming

Betty White Is One of the Biggest Headlines of 2010

2010 Biggest Headline: Betty White Fever

Kristen Stewart, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry — they're all women who've continued to dominate the headlines this year. Yet, very few Hollywood performers can boast the same level of fame in 2010 as Betty White. Even though she's approaching 89, White kept a busy schedule of TV cameos and talk show appearances that put her at the forefront of the entertainment scene. Some might even call it overkill.

Looking back at the year, White's name was truly inescapable. It kicked off with her funny performance in Summer 2009's The Proposal. Thanks to the role, she quickly became the new hot thing in 2010.

In January, White celebrated her career with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild; by February, she was starring in a popular Snickers Super Bowl commercial. The following month, she took a regular TV gig by joining the sitcom Hot in Cleveland. And then, there was the madness of Betty White's appearance on Saturday Night Live.

ADVERTISEMENT

To relive more of White's 2010 pandemonium,

.

After a Facebook campaign lobbied for her to host the show, she accepted the offer from NBC — even though she confessed she was nervous about the cue cards. You were excited about her appearance, but we had some doubts: would her show be a letdown? White pulled it off with flying colors, thanks to a little help from SNL's female alumni. After the hosting job, she was the focus of yet another Facebook campaign, along with a very funny magazine cover.

Over the Summer, White signed a two-book deal, and popped up at a variety of awards shows. First, she took the stage at the MTV Movie Awards in June to help present to honoree Sandra Bullock, and witnessed the infamous Sandra and Scarlett Johansson smooch. Then in August, she stepped in for a fun cameo in Jimmy Fallon's opening at the Emmys, where she flirted with Jon Hamm (atta girl, Betty!). White also agreed to guest star on Community's Fall premiere. She appeared as the college's Anthropology professor in a silly turn that had everyone (including Joel McHale and Alison Brie) singing her praises. And not to neglect the big screen, she appeared in the comedy You Again where she tossed around her flirty sass. Her face was everywhere to the point where even she teased that people were probably "sick" of her.

That was back in September. Since then the Betty White mania seems to have cooled off for a bit, but if the actress proved one thing in 2010 it's that you can't keep a Golden Girl down.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
lizlee89 lizlee89 6 years
Maybe for everyone else but I personally do not find Betty White funny at all. I don't get it; I can't possibly be the only one who doesn't think an old lady saying innapropriate things is funny...
Best in 2010 TV
Experimental, Controversial Food Items of 2010
2011 Rising Stars
Betty White Joins Instagram
Disappointing Fall TV Is One of the Biggest Headlines of 2010
Best of 2010: Super Mario Galaxy 2
Pictures of Orlando Bloom and MIranda Kerr Throughout 2010
Best Workout Song of 2010, According to FitSugar Readers
Eclipse Is One of the Biggest Headlines of 2010
SNL The Californians With Bradley Cooper and Betty White

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds