Ministry of Gossip

The gospel on celebrity and pop culture

« Previous Post | Ministry of Gossip Home | Next Post »

Betty White joins Twitter -- and gets her flirt on

April 11, 2012 | 10:40 am

Betty White

Betty White has joined Twitter, and why not? All the kids are doing it.

"Hello Twitter!," she wrote Tuesday afternoon. "And they said it would never happen. Oh wait, that was me."

Her debut on the micro-blogging site coincides with the premiere of "Betty White's Off Their Rockers," her new hidden-camera show on NBC that will have senior citizens pranking the younger generation. Which suddenly makes us wonder if the whole Twitter thing is actually a ... wait a sec ... whew. The account's verified, @BettyMWhite.

White then proceeded to flirt with Ryan Seacrest, whose longtime Fox ratings magnet "American Idol" is up against "Rockers" at 8 p.m.

"Hey @RyanSeacrest -- my new show airs tomorrow and I hear we're in the same time slot. I've always dreamed of sharing a night with you..."

Naughty Betty. But it's working: With only three tweets, the "Hot in Cleveland" actress is at more than 135,000 followers and counting in less than 24 hours. 

Let's hope the feed grows to include more than clever show promotion, and lots of that wicked White voice.


Betty White voted America's 'most trusted' celebrity

Hugh Jackman, Carol Burnett to toast Betty White's 90th birthday

Scarlett Johansson, Betty White decline Marine Corps Ball invites -- nicely

— Christie D'Zurilla
Christie D'Zurilla on Google+

Photo: Betty White at "The Lorax" premiere in Universal City on Feb. 19. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images