Thought Reese Witherspoon was America’s Sweetheart? Or maybe Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock?
Well, you’d be wrong, because Betty White can officially claim that title. It turns out that the angelic 89-year-old is now America’s most favorite and trusted celebrity, the Los Angeles Times reports.
White has come in first in a Reuters/Ipsos poll asking, "whose endorsement of a company would be most likely to drive business”?
Just over 2,000 Americans voted, and the former “Golden Girls” star beat out other famous faces like Denzel Washington, Sandra Bullock, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Morgan Freeman (who tied for seventh place with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge), Will Smith and Johnny Depp.
The celebrities the public doesn’t care for include: Paris Hilton, Charlie Sheen, Britney Spears (who ties for third with Kanye West), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tiger Woods, Kim Kardashian, Mel Gibson, Donald Trump and LeBron James.
Last year, White won an Emmy for her “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig, and the actress has recently appeared in Snickers commercials and TV shows like “Community” and “Hot in Cleveland.”
And you’ll be seeing more of White this fall; she has an upcoming “Punk’d”-type show (with a senior twist) called “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.”
Dear Betty White .. I hope you see this note. One of our Hero Dogs needs your help. Gabe and his Handler Chuck were supposed to come out to Dodger Stadium to throw out the first ball, but Delta is saying that Gabe would have to travel in the cargo area ... and Chuck doesn't feel that he can put Gabe thru that kind of stress. Gabe is dealing with PTSD at this point. If you can put in a word for Gabe, that would be very kind ... me, I plan on NEVER using Delta again for this disrespect of a Great Service Dog, Gabe. Best Wishes to you Lovely Lady <3
I love Betty White as she is a great actor
She was hysterical in the mary tyler moore show and hysterical in golden girls and now she's back again..and still cute as a button!
Did everyone finally get tired of Oprah?
I'd trust Madonna to give me a good workout.
I'm not a Betty White fan. She has delivered some great lines from writers, but as for the interest in her, I don't get it.
Trust me when I say this, not everyone in America loves this old broad. I personally can't stand her.
You can easily tell which posters value talent and which posters value no-talent hacks. Betty White has talent in her acting. She worked hard at it when she was younger and everything she touches turns to gold now because of her hard work.
The posters who bash her are obviously fans of shows like Jersey Shore, Glee, etc. that have no talent...just a bunch of people who either look good or have a good voice.
I'm not bashing them, I'm just saying it is very easy to tell them apart.
I love Betty White but seriously why all this hype about her now? Maybe it's because she's the last Golden Girl alive? Anyhoot, blessings to you Betty and a shout out to all the people in St. Olaf.
I bet her doookie smells and tastes delicious.
I would fuhk Betty white
I love Betty White as much as I love Lucy. She is truly America's Sweetheart !
Goddess bless this amazing woman who has had me busting a gut laughing since I can remember and I feel if she read some of the things posted here i'm sure she'd have a couple of things to say... first would probably be thank you to her fans and the second would probably be that the rest of you can kiss her a** Long live Betty!!!
Betty White was born one day after my precious mother who died last month. I would give anything to have my mother back with the energy and joy of BW. We are very lucky to have her still with us.
betty white is a dirty liberal and socialist piece of human garbage! she is not funny or talented just a washed up dirtbag that hollywood and the media "push with constant Vanity and propaganda" just like 99.9% of modern hollywood who most are just walking human excrement!
Palin 2012!!! We love ya Sarah! America is with you...
Phuck this old hag. Can't wait until she croaks.
The american people can all be like lemmings all going off the side of a cliff together. Me too wusses. Betty is alright but.do they treat their own Grandparents with that respect.
What's not to love? For practical reasons I'm sure she's nearing the end of her career, but I'll be sad when she stops making movies.
I can only hope I am as poised and graceful as Betty White when I am her age. She makes me happy. She was on of the first women in radio back in the day. Go on with your bad self Betty we all love you.
The Kardashians Are Old. There Famous For No Reason. So Tried Of Them.
I thought she was funny in 'Golden Girls'. I don't hate the Kardashian girls, but their mom's seriously mental – if she really treats her daughters more as meal tickets. And I don't know if Betty should be insulted or flattered when guys on here say they wanna 'do her'. But still, that's like saying that about your grandma. Sheesh!
I'd do her.
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I love Betty White... she's the best. (And no, I'm not a senior... I'm 29 years old and I think she's awesome.)
She's okay I guess but she was never my favourite. Among all the Golden Girls She's the least. I have more love for Bea, Estelle and Rue. Betty reminds me how I miss them.
Total agreement with the voting. Betty White is awesome.
She's funny, she's spry, she is 89 and hasn't lost her sense of humor- it's as relevant todcay as 50 years ago. What's not to love?
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I love Betty White. A class act all the way...unlike *ahem* some folks...
Show her a little respect; she earned it!
"...back in St. Olaf..."
Betty White just peed in her pants.
at first it was cute – now I am sick of this old broad!
My late mother's maiden name was Betty White. I keep wondering what she would think of all of this Betty White-Mania. Love and miss you mom.
Tssh! Betty white.....En feugo.
" I LUV U BETTY " U ROCK! Louisiana luvs u.
Betty White rocks!!! :-)
Hey, I like kim kardashian. I think she works hard as a socialite. I like her family too! If you all had star power, you would stop at nothing to make money too.
Big ups to the Kardashian family....luv them!!!
I'm sick of hearing about Betty White Bea Arthur is rolling in her grave...wish Bea was still around she would give BW a run for her $$$ as she did in golden girls...
I loved her on Bewitched when she played Aunt Clara. She's was best.
We love her as our gal pal and spokesperson at The Lifeline Program. We are shooting a music video in two weeks. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110819005819/en/“Most-Trusted-Celebrity”-Betty-White-Lifeline-Program
So did Betty White say "Yes" to that military guy who asked her to the military bash?
We love Betty and just celebrated 6 years with her as our spokesperson. Betty Rocks.
She's still alive? Are we sure? Im thinking Weekend at Bernie's, or Betty in this case.
She has the spirit of a bucking bronco...a spirit that can't be broken...if we all had that spirit we'd all be better off and healthier and more active in life and live a long life too! :) Well Done Betty!!! A great example of how to ensure you incorporate humour in to your daily living and laugh a lot!!!!
I LOVE HER! She should go on "Dancing with the Stars" and show those young kids up!... or she'd be great on "Celebrity Apprentice"!
Betty White! Will You Marry Me? :) Love U!
seriously? a hard on for a 89 yr old? really? are u mental or have a very sick fetish? you need help and i would suggest heavy treatment and medication. just reading them comments have traumatized me for life.
I hope she wears a crooked von dutch hat on her new show.
oops sorry wrong blog. must be a 50 and over crowd. depends and geritol not my interest
For not caring so much, you sure do have a ton of lame brain comments! Get a life!
That's because Betty White IS so LOVEABLE! She is just amazing and the thing is (in my opinion) doesn't have to "do" anything or "be" anyway! She just is! What a delight, GREAT personality and spunky lady she is! She is a natural and besides: She also LOVES animals dearly and their causes! Love you, Betty! :-)
I love Betty White! My favorite Golden Girl!
Poll Finds America’s Grandmother Betty White Most Trusted http://bit.ly/ndxnk3
Everybody loves Betty....
Coming son to your TV screen and will be there for years to come. Don't get it twisted, BW isn't going anywhere...
If i had a dick...itd be hard for Betty White! ;-)
As a man, trust me when I say this to you.. No... No you wouldn't.
Betty White I hope to be more like you when I become your age someday. Betty You Rock!!!!!!
Betty white is the best!!
Um.....anyone else think she would be awesome on "it's always sunny in Philadelphia"? Best show ever....
I <3 Betty!
Love you betty you're awesome!!
I LOVE Betty White especially in Golden Girls. But a poll of 2000 people is supposed to "speak" for all of America? How presumptuous.
I still love BW...I agree that talent, hard work and paying her dues got her where she is today vs. being famous because of who you're related to and you're the star of some cheesy reality show (eg.,Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Kelly Osbourne...need I go on?)
Karen, that was an ignorant assumption by the way.
I am 64yrs,old,I wish I had as much get uo an go as she has.She could teach Piers Morgan a thing or two about matters.
B. White is O.K. And, since I am a senior citizen I will tell you I did not vote for B. White (since someone seems to think that all seniors did). AMERICA is a very large country and to make that statement was foolish. There are most likely quite a few women more loved in America than her. Sorry girl!! Also sorry to Ms. White that despite being an American I do not love her and never did. I loved PASSWORD though.
Betty is "Top Drawer"! There are few of her caliber left.
I looooove betty white!
I,love Betty White too.She,was an awesome actress.I,lift my hat off to her.God,Bless her,at her age. JoAnn Bartholomew
You rock the kasbah Betty, we love you!!
Why do ppl hate kanye west? His music is good
Uhh because he's a retarded dick..
Kanye, Rkelly and Chris Brown....should all share a jail cell.
Kay don't read so good
I enjoy Betty on Match Game
Harris poll in 2008 put john Wayne at #7 of peoples favorite actors. He's been dead for 31 years. # 1 in my mind.
Although the show ended a decade before I was born, Betty White will always be Sue Ann Nivens from "Mary Tyler Moore" in my book. "Golden Girls" reruns are still on. To see her appear in movies like "You Again" and "The Proposal", and on SNL is great too. I think she's earned it!
She is AWESOME!!
Wow! Such ugly remarks about a true Hollywood icon. She has proven her talent over and over through the years. She is getting loads of press these days and actually deserves the recognition. If you don't like just don't watch her. Rest assured it will not have a negative impact on her fan base. Betty White did not inherit her fame. She did not become famous for outrageous behavior or become famous via a talented press agent. She EARNED her celebrity status with talent and hard work. Betty White is truly remarkable.
@ Kay ~ Wake up and read the article again! She has a new show coming out this fall. The article is talking about her likeability and how ppl trust her. SHE IS ALIVE NOT DEAD!!!
She's a foul mouth old fart. Even curses on a rated G commercial.
I'd drink her bath water...
Its so sad that she passed. What a fitting memorial. She is now with JC telling jokes.
if you're trying to be funny....it worked, you made me laugh.
I'd take her to the prom
What's a MLK?
nice yellow teeth Betty , with all her money she should have white as the snow teeth
Yea and with all those free clinics around you should get that rash cleared up in no time..
I love BW!
Not sure what all the excitement is about Betty White. Not saying saying an 89-yr old woman is the bees-knees would make me a jerk?
No, it just shows your ignorance.
I love you Betty White! You're the cat's pajamas!
Love Betty. She seems like a sweet heart and she is "America's Grandmom". Love her.
I absolutely love this lady!
Why isn't his old coot running for Prez? Better than the rest of them!
Old coots are men, not women. Betty could be called an old bat, old bag, crone, hag but definitely not a coot! :-)
Betty White will long be remembered. You were a great actress
Governor Perry,I don't like your politics but your daughter's HOT!
I would rock her world.. RARRRRRRRR
Betty White is awesome – who couldn't fall in love with her? She could be an evil, negative person (like most of the people commenting) but she's not. Long live Betty White!
She has some keys to secrets...how to change with the times and fit in. Of course shes just wickedly funny too.
YES! You've hit the nail on the head!
AND SHE'S INCREDIBLY FUNNY WITHOUT EVEN TRYING!
Betty white is nothing special. MLK, and Thomas Jeff, they were special. She is a celebrity who's good at FAKING a personality, and then turns down a date with a Marine. Betch.
Hate to tell you ryan, but your nothing special either. Maybe you should fake a personality and then you'd have one. you suck!
She couldn't go on the date because she already had a contractual obligation to be elsewhere (a film shoot) on that date and the producers wouldn't let her postpone it.... How is that her fault?
Kinda like all those ho's who have to fake it when u do em, F A G....
You are way off base and rude to boot. There is no justification for ill manners. This lady has entertained troops all over the world for longer than you could verbalize a sentence. She has done more for people and animals than you could ever hope to do. Please keep your ignorant opinion to yourself. Could you perhaps be black? Sounds like a very racial comment to me.
Betty White, You should Turn yourself into part cyborg and become Immortal. America Needs You.
Assuming the offending poster is black because of his/her comments is an ignorant assumption on YOUR part.
U r mean
Betty, please put me in your will.
Guess I'm the only one tired of the Betty White craze. Thought it would have ended after her appearance on SNL but I guess people don't get tired of the same joke over and over and over. "I'm old so everything I do is ironically funny!" I don't blame her, though. It's not her fault the public is a bunch of idiots.
Well, there's at least one other, Junebug. She should have retired years ago. Also agree with your description of the public.
So June I am sorry your mother didn't love you as a youngster and you grew up as a hateful individual. To not care for someone is fine, but to feel the urge to get on the internet and make comments like you suggests either a real sense of insecurity or mental illness. I am guessing mental illness and suggest you take your meds and try to learn to co-exist.
People don't like her. This is all BS. People "ironically" like her as a fad. Just like the big I'm with Coco fad which has wore off and Conan's ratings have suffered. It's sad because people can't control themselves when it comes to crap like this and this poor woman is being tricked into thinking she actually matters anymore where the truth is people see her as a temporary novelty until it's time to jump on the next big thing. You're so damn egotistical America get over yourself.
I don't think you know what egotistical means.
People have loved her for decades. This is nothing new. What other 'fad' lasts 40 years? I recall people raving about her and loving her while she was on Mary Tyler Moore.
Someone that hates the internet is on the internet complaining about everything else he hates. It is not too difficult to figure out you are a pathetic loser.
You what other fad lasts 40 years? Tattoos!
Oh my . . . the haters who have nothing better to do than bash one of the sweetest, talented and funny women of the century. It's true that we, in this country, love Betty White. She is an American icon with a heart of gold. Go figure.
There's nothing wrong with not being a fan of Betty White (though I certainly am!), but there's no call to be rude and/or tasteless about it as some of these comments are. If you dislike her so much, why are you wasting time reading this story and then commenting on it? Go read something about someone you DO like, & with luck no one will have said anything mean or belittling in those comments.
Of course we love Betty White. She's the best!
Betty White is great, I loved her as Sue Ann Nivens on the Mary Tyler Moore show...classic character!
@RPK, so true....I loved her on the MTM show too. She was also great as Carol Burnett's character "Eunice's" sister "Ellen Harper" on The Carol Burnett Show. Hilarious!!!
Betty White ROCKS!!!!!!
Gotta love Betty White... My favorite Betty white line EVA is from Lake Placid "This is the part where if I had a D! ck I'd tell you to s uck it"
I loved her in Lake Placid.
Betty White is a doll.
Aaah, Betty. I could say so much. Unfortunately it all has to do with poo.
shut your face!
Looking in the mirror are you?
Ur just jealous cuz an old broads getting more action than you. Now get back to ur corner and make my money b itch..
“All creatures must learn to coexist. That’s why the brown bear and the field mouse can share their lives in harmony. Of course, they can’t mate or the mice would explode.”
Off topic,but...ROF F'n L MAO
I love that episode of the Girls :-)
Rose- "The Journal of Abnormal Psycholgy was published in St. Olaf."
Blanch- "What were you, the centerfold?"
She is not fit to carry Carol Burnett's suitcase.
You're not fit to carry Betty's s hit pile, WE LOVE YOU BETTY!
Perhaps you should explain yourself. Betty White is tops in my book. I love Carol Burnett too, but Betty has more charm.
I like Betty White but I'm sick of hearing about her, she's overexposed. Give it a rest, there are a lot of talented people in the world. Stop focusing on only a few.
Don't click on the article then, fool. You're either an idiot or lonely curmudgeon. The only thing overexposed is your tiny heart and whining. There are very few who are consistently funny as she is. Go wag yourself.
well said h8...
So all the seniors who had nothing better to do went out and voted here huh?
Ahahahahahhahhahahahaaha. Aw man, that was such a burn. Snap. Omg. Lololololololol.
lol thanx for the laugh
What a charming human being. Betty White is a hoot...
What is up with CNN having a hard-on for Betty White? She's great, but CNN seems to have a story about her, that usually amounts to something her press team probably wrote, like every other week.
Are BW's publicist and CNN's editor old college roommates or something?
Everybody has a hard on for her!
Betty White's my choice too, good news!
Betty has been my all time favorite comedian for years. At 89, she is definitely on top. You certainly rock, Betty White!
I agree Sherri. I have liked Betty White since I first saw her in re-runs of 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'. She was delightfully b#!*@y in 'Mama's Family', and was a sweet dimwit in 'Golden Girls'. I love her feisty character in 'Hot in Cleveland' now and honestly can't imagine the show without her. I realize she is of an advanced age but I hope her health is good so she can continue to entertain for many more years.
The all state guy... The one from 24. I'd trust anything he told me!
President David Palmer. Get it right. haha
Nobody throws out Jack Bauer?!?! (keiffer Sutherland)!!!!
Can not think of anyone to replace her at the top of this list. She is in a leauge all her own.
damn right we do.. love you Betty!
Ccan this woman PLEASE go away?
Take anyone named Kardashian with her.
Captain, why don't you go away and never come back
you are such an idiot. bitter little boy
Yea, if you dont like Betty White, go off yourself
Go away, loser.
I agree. I'm tired of her, the Kardashians, and the Jersey shore folks.
She's awesome and all that.
How come Sarah Palin didn't make the list of "celebrites the public don't care for"?? Donald Trump made the list so Palin should be on there too. These two are wanna-be celebrities, not politicians.
Because being infamous is not necessarily the same as being a celebrity.
You are such a low-life BASS-TURD. Why bring politics into an innocent story like this? I'd trust Palin long before I would trust you. What a schmuck you are.
Hey good ness. Thanks for the kind words! Happy Cow-wishing you good grazin!
I luff Betty White!!!
Firsty? Long live Betty White! Have a great weekend everybody! Party hardy!
MOOOOOO. Thanks : )
Nope. We like Peace and Moondancer and Sunshine Girl and Beautiful Vixen better. And happy cow if she is a girl. And Superhiro.
Somehow, I feel the same way about you after reading your comment
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