Betty White Draws the Line at Nudity

05/03/2010 AT 08:45 AM EDT



Important Mother's Day Reminder: Betty White will finally make her long-awaited Saturday Night Live debut this coming weekend, along with musical guest Jay-Z.

"Isn't that something?" White, speaking on Monday's Today show, said of the guest-star pairing, also predicting – modestly – that the rapper will be the one to help boost Saturday's ratings. "He's tremendous."

And while there will be singing, dancing and comedy come Saturday night, White has put her foot down: No nudity. Well, "Very little nudity," she promised Today's Meredith Vieira. "Here and there" some nudity, she teased. "Mostly here."



Golden Girls favorite White, 88, landed the hosting gig after a fervent Facebook campaign by fans.


Pressed to explain her sudden career resurgence, a perplexed White answered, "I didn't know I'd ever been away … It's phenomenal. And I love working."

As for her Oscar-winning costar in last year's summer comedy hit The Proposal, Sandra Bullock, White gushed, "She is so wonderful, one of the most delightful human beings. I love her."

When asked about Bullock's personal turmoil of late, as well as the happy baby news, White responded: "I think her business is her business, and I try never to comment on it. All I can do is love her and wish her well."

Saturday's special Mother's Day episode of the NBC comedy show is also expected to reunite six former female SNL cast members, most of whom happen to be moms: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer and Rachel Dratch. No word yet on whether they draw the line at nudity, too.

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