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Facebook not enough to bring Betty White to Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Facebook fans brought Betty White to "Saturday Night Live," and now they've got their eyes on the Oscars.

A page on the social networking website, called Official Page for Getting Betty White to Host the Academy Awards, has collected more than 56,000 fans.

One commenter wrote that "Betty White would be one of the best hosts ever!!!!!"

But the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says it isn't ready to let Facebook make casting decisions for film's biggest night.

Spokeswoman Leslie Unger says the academy plans to continue with its protocol of allowing the producers to select the hostthat will best serve the show they're trying to put together.

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