LOS ANGELES – The Betty White phenomenon keeps getting bigger.

White won an Emmy Award for best guest actress in a comedy series for her turn as “Saturday Night Live” host. The honor came Saturday at the creative arts ceremony that is precursor to the main Aug. 29 Emmy show.

The trophy is the fifth prime-time Emmy received by the 88-year-old White, according to the TV academy. Her previous honors came for classic sitcoms including “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls.”

So far this year, besides the “SNL” gig, White has made a splash with the new TV Land sitcom “Hot in Cleveland,” scored with a clever Super Bowl commercial and played a mad librarian on ABC’s sitcom “The Middle.”

She did not attend Saturday’s ceremony, which included presenters Jane Lynch of “Glee,” Elizabeth Mitchell of “Lost” and Christina Hendricks of “Mad Men.”

Neil Patrick Harris was a presenter and winner, taking the trophy for best guest actor in a comedy series for his appearance on “Glee.” The guest acting trophies for drama series went to John Lithgow for “Dexter” and Ann-Margret for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” which has won Emmy acting honors for six consecutive years.

Harris, who stars in “How I Met Your Mother,” shared in another award. The Tony Awards show, which he hosted to critical acclaim, was recognized as best special class program.

The top network winner was HBO with 17 trophies, followed by ABC with 15 and Fox with nine. CBS, NBC and PBS each claimed seven.

‘True Blood’ co-stars marry in Malibu

LOS ANGELES – “True Blood” co-stars Anna Paquin, 28, and Stephen Moyer, 40, have taken their true love to the altar.

The couple’s publicists said in a statement that Paquin and Moyer were married Saturday at a ceremony in Malibu, Calif., “surrounded by their family and friends.”

On the hit HBO series, Paquin stars as Sookie Stackhouse, a Southern waitress who falls for vampire Bill Compton, played by Moyer. Compton is a Confederate veteran who was turned into a bloodsucker around the Civil War era.

R&B singer arrested for DUI

LOS ANGELES – Grammy-winning singer Faith Evans has been arrested after being stopped at a drunken driving checkpoint in the Los Angeles area.

Officer Cleon Joseph of the LAPD said that Evans, 37, was arrested Saturday night near Marina del Rey on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving.

Evans was held for a few hours and released on bail Sunday morning, Joseph said. Her car was impounded.

The R&B singer is the widow of rapper Christopher Wallace, also known as the Notorious B.I.G. She won a Grammy in 1998 for the song “I’ll Be Missing You.”

A reality series chronicling Evans’ life is reportedly in production, and a new album is scheduled for release in October.

A message left with Evans’ agent Sunday was not immediately returned.

Leno stands up for Gulf Coast

BILOXI, Miss. – Jay Leno brought comedy and cash to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to help the area recover from the BP oil spill.

More than 1,000 people watched Leno perform Saturday night at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi to raise money for the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Tickets were $40 to $150.

At the end of the show, Leno presented an oversized check for $90,336 to foundation President Rich Westfall. Leno chipped in some of his own money, topping off the evening’s fundraising total at about $100,000.