Betty White to host 'SNL' on May 8
The Internet has gotten its way: Betty White will host "Saturday Night Live." NBC said Thursday that the 88-year-old actress will host the show May 8. "SNL" executive producer Lorne Michaels says he can't think of a better way to spend Mother's Day weekend than with White, The Associated Press reports. The announcement followed a campaign on Facebook urging the sketch show to make White a host.
'Wall Street' sequel release delayed
The release date of "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" - the much-anticipated sequel to 1987's "Wall Street" - has been pushed from its initial April 23 release date to Sept. 24, the Los Angeles Times reports. Variety, which originally reported the story, attributed the date change in part to the film's bid to enter the Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 12-23.
Conan hits road with comedy tour
Without a TV show to do every night, Conan O'Brien is taking his act on the road. The former host of "The Tonight Show" announced a 30-city theater tour Thursday. Sidekick Andy Richter and the former "Tonight Show" band will join O'Brien. The "Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour" begins April 12 in Eugene, Ore., and concludes June 14 in Atlanta, The Associated Press reports. On the itinerary for June 1-2 is Radio City Music Hall, just steps from where O'Brien first gained fame hosting "Late Night." O'Brien quit "The Tonight Show" in January instead of taking NBC's offer to move his start time back by a half-hour to make room for "Tonight Show" veteran Jay Leno's return to late night from a failed prime time show.