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."
The final tally was close: White 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.
Hilton starts motorcycle team
Paris Hilton will now be hanging with bikers.
The hotel chain heiress who draws photographers wherever she goes will have her own team on the world motorcycling championship circuit.
The SupermartXe VIP by Paris Hilton team was unveiled by her in Madrid. It will compete in the 125cc category from 2011-2013. Hilton has agreed to attend at least five races next season.
"I can't believe I have my own racing team! So cool! :)" Hilton posted on Twitter while at the launch.
Country singer Shania Twain is engaged.
Twain's manager Jason Owen confirmed Monday that Twain is engaged to business executive Frederic Thiebaud. The news was first reported by Us Weekly.
Twain first confirmed in August 2009 that she was dating Thiebaud after her divorce from Robert "Mutt" Lange, who had an affair with Twain's best friend and Thiebaud's wife, Marie-Anne Thiebaud. She reached out to Frederic Thiebaud in the aftermath, and wrote on her website last year that she had found "a dear friend and true gentleman."
No word on when or where the wedding will be. Twain, who has stepped away from the spotlight the last few years, has an autobiography due out in the spring and is scheduled to have her own show on Oprah Winfrey's television network.
Another year older
Today's birthdays: Country singer Freddie Hart, 84... former talk-show host Phil Donahue, 75... actress Jane Fonda, 73... actor Samuel L. Jackson, 62... actress Jane Kaczmarek, 55... actor-comedian Ray Romano, 53... actor-comedian Andy Dick, 45... actor Kiefer Sutherland, 44... actress Julie Delpy, 41... singer Lukas Rossi ("Rock Star: Supernova"), 34.