Betty White may be close to touching 90, but in 2010 she showed that nobody could touch her — not even the signing/dancing/iTunes-ruling cast of “GLEE”.
In recognition of her six decades of performing and recent achievements, the Associated Press voted White the “Entertainer of the Year” for 2010. From the AP:
“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. The final tally was close: White’s 20 votes beat the cast of “Glee,” Fox’s hit musical, by only two votes. Tied for third with 13 votes were Conan O’Brien, James Cameron and Apple’s iPad. Jon Stewart closely followed with a dozen votes.
Take that, Cameron! And the iPad? Really? And you GLEE kids came close. But once again, don’t mess with Betty. Congrats!!