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Video: Seinfeld takes Seth Meyers out in the perfect Porsche

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The latest episode of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee features Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live fame riding shotgun in what is a very special Porsche from host Jerry Seinfeld’s collection: a 1973 911 Carrera RS 2.7. Seinfeld chose the “no-nonsense” sports car because he thought it fit his guest’s personality (Meyers thinks motorcycles “are like the cigarette of transportation”), but we enjoy the chance to see one of these rare, über-valuable Porsches being driven on city streets – and in the rain, no less! What we don’t like seeing is the Carrera RS being parallel parked behind a pick-up truck, though, fortunately, it seems that Seinfeld was able to avoid any front-end damage to the comparatively fragile Porsche.

Once at the coffee shop, the two comedians have a candid conversation about Meyers’ time with SNL, from his early days on the show when he didn’t think he was good enough to be a cast member to some of the high points in his career, such as SNL‘s “Really!?” segment that he performed in and how he became a writer for the show.

After coffee, when they’re back in the car and Seinfeld opens up the throttle of the lightweight RS 2.7, he manages to eke out a big grin from Meyers – or maybe it was a grimace at the thought of driving in the rain on old tires. Whatever the case, be sure to watch the video below (and stay tuned until the end for a surprise).

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Kanye West On ‘SNL’? Rumor Has Rapper Appearing On ‘Saturday Night Live’ In May

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Is Kanye West headed back to “Saturday Night Live” for the first time since 2010? That’s the report from Page Six, which claims that West will perform on the May 18 edition of “SNL.”

Before getting too excited, note that NBC did not confirm the Page Six rumor. A spokesperson for the show told The Huffington Post that the May lineup is not finalized. As always, guest bookings are not official until they are officially announced by the show. Thus far, only Zach Galifianakis is locked in for a May appearance (May 4), with indie-rock outfit Of Monsters and Men acting as that episode’s musical guest.

West’s last “SNL” appearance was a memorable one. He appeared on the Oct. 2, 2010 episode, which was hosted by “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston, and performed two songs: “Runaway” and “Power.” That latter track features West dissing the venerable sketch comedy series (“F–k ‘SNL‘ and the whole cast …”), but the rapper changed the lyric for broadcast. His performance of “Runaway” (which also provided Cranston the opportunity to say “Pusha-T”) was noteworthy for the stage design and use of ballerinas, with unprecedented use of art direction and staging for a musical guest on “SNL.”

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From: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/18/kanye-west-snl_n_3109785.html

Zach Galifianakis Hosting ‘SNL’ May 4 With Musical Guest Of Monsters And Men

By The Huffington Post News Editors

Zach Galifianakis is hosting “Saturday Night Live” for the second time on May 4, the NBC sketch show announced during its live broadcast on April 13.

This will be the second time that Galifianakis has hosted “SNL,” his first being in 2011. He will be promoting “The Hangover Part III,” celebrating his breakout role in the franchise that came after a notable career in stand-up comedy.

The musical guest of the episode will be the Icelandic group Of Monsters and Men. They have never appeared on “SNL” before, and their album “My Head is an Animal” has been met with much acclaim.

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Adam Scott, Amy Poehler Teaming Up For Next ‘Greatest Television Event In History’ (VIDEO)

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Adam Scott stopped by “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday to talk many things, including his Adult Swim side project “The Greatest Television Event In History”. If you missed episode one featuring he and Jon Hamm recreating the opening of “Simon & Simon”, you should do yourself a favor and check it out.

After rolling a clip from the Hamm episode, Scott announced that there are three more episodes coming and the next one will feature none other than his “Parks and Rec” co-star Amy Poehler, as well as “SNL” alum Horatio Sanz.

Scott would not, however, reveal which TV show they’ll be spoofing. Watch the clip from “Late Night” above and let us know your best guess on which show he and Amy are taking on in the comments. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for “The Greatest American Hero”, which seems apt.

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Peter Dinklage Joins Drunk Uncle On ‘SNL’ (VIDEO)

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Peter Dinklage of “Game of Thrones” joined Drunk Uncle (Bobby Moynihan) on “Saturday Night Live” last night as his drinking buddy Peter Drunklage, and they slurred their way through complaints about tax season.

It’s just about perfect, which leads us to ask: Why hasn’t Peter Dinklage hosted “SNL” yet?

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The Week In Arts&Culture: Instagram Arrest, SNL Art And Delicious Art Snacks (PHOTOS)

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This week on the Huffington Post Arts&Culture we heard from the Met on their controversial admission policy, we LOLed over the upcoming SNL themed exhibition and wished farewell to beloved film critic Roger Ebert.

A hilarious new exhibit in Los Angeles is paying tribute to one of America’s longest-running television shows: Saturday Night Live. Featuring a playful collection of impressive fan art, the show’s masterpieces include portraits of Church Lady, Harry Caray and, of course, Toonces the dreaded driving cat. Read more here.

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California Republic Bank Ranked Third Best in Nation by SNL Financial

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California Republic Bank Ranked Third Best in Nation by SNL Financial

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– SNL Financial, a leading national provider of financial data and expert analysis for the banking and insurance industry, recently named California Republic Bank, wholly owned subsidiary of California Republic Bancorp, (OTCBB: CRPB), the third best performing bank in the nation for banks between $500 million and $5 billion in assets. SNL used six core financial performance metrics that focus on profitability, asset quality and growth for the 12 month period ended December 31, 2012 in determining this prestigious position for the Irvine, California based bank.

California Republic Bank CEO, Jon Wilcox stated, “We are honored that SNL recognized us as one of the best banks in the industry. It is very gratifying when an industry leader, such as SNL acknowledges our bank’s performance, and further validates our overall safety and soundness.”

President, John DeCero added, “We are pleased to join the company of so many other well respected banks on SNL‘s annual list. We continually strive to be the best bank for our customers, shareholders and employees.”

For the original SNL article visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2013/3/prweb10548638.htm

Forward-looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are subject to the safe harbors created by the act. These forward-looking statements refer to California Republic‘s current expectations regarding future operating results, and growth in loans, deposits, and assets. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed, suggested or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to (1) the impact of changes in interest rates, a decline in economic conditions and increased competition by financial service providers on California Republic‘s results of operations; (2) California Republic‘s ability to continue its internal growth rate; (3) California Republic‘s ability to build net interest spread; (4) the quality of California Republic‘s earning assets; (5) changes in the level of non-performing assets and charge-offs; (6) the effect of changes in laws and regulations with which California Republic must comply; (7) changes in estimates of future reserve requirements based upon the periodic review thereof under relevant regulatory authorities and accounting requirements; (8) acts of war or terrorism or natural disasters; (9) the timely development of new banking products and services; (10) the success of products and services, such as the indirect auto loan business; (11) technological changes; …read more

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Today in History for 25th March 2013

Historical Events

1943 – Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore premiere on radio
1943 – 97% of all Dutch physicians strike againt nazi registration
1961 – “Gypsy” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances
1972 – UCLA wins its 6th consecutive national basketball title
1996 – 68th Academy Awards – “Braveheart,” Nicholas Cage and Susan Sarandon win
1996 – Ice Pairs Championship at Edmonton won by Eltsova and Bushkov (RUS)

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Famous Birthdays

1593 – Jean de Brébeuf, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
1908 – David Lean, Croydon England, director (Dr Zhivago, Ryan’s Daughter)
1909 – Jay Blackton, NYC, conductor/arranger (Guys and Dolls)
1946 – Gerard John Schaefer, American serial killer (d. 1995)
1953 – Mary Gross, Chicago Ill, actress/comedian (SNL, Club Paradise, Feds)
1975 – Miguel Mejia, San Pedro de Macoris, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)

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Famous Deaths

1620 – Johannes Nucius, German composer
1801 – Novalis, writer, dies at 28
1825 – Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Dutch patriot/earl, dies at 63
1852 – Alexis Garaude, composer, dies at 73
1959 – Billy Mayerl, composer, dies at 56
2005 – Paul Henning, American TV/film producer and writer (b. 1911)

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Indie Spirit Awards 2013: ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ vs. ‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’ (PHOTOS)

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The Independent Spirit Awards are stereotyped as a drunken, casual, beachside soiree that takes place the day before the classy people step out for the Academy Awards. Hosted this year by ‘SNL‘ funnyman Andy Samberg, who described the event as “the only show watched by more people in the room than on TV,” the Spirit Awards lived up to its raunchy reputation.

Amy Poehler was on camera drinking directly from a large bottle of wine at her table, while John Hawkes stood up and threatened to drop his pants to the floor. Samberg worked his way through a plethora of penis jokes -– most notably observing that there has been a “real lack of on-screen d*ck in films this year. Everyone got d*ck shy.”

Samberg went on to roast Hollywood in general with the catchphrase of the day: “F*ck you, Hollywood.” He continued dryly, “you can take your ‘Hangovers’ and ‘Hunger Games‘ and shove it up your ass. You know what I’m talking about, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence,” he joked.

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Kristen Wiig Joins Anchorman 2

Anchorman 2 just got a whole lot funnier with news that Bridesmaids and SNL star Kristen Wiig is joining the cast.

Director Adam McKay made the announcement on his Twitter, stating “Just found out Kristen Wiig officially onboard for Anchorman 2. Cannonball!”

There’s no word yet on who she’s playing, but rumours suggest the role will be that of Brick Tamland’s wife.

Principal photography commences next month, with Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner all returning.

We also spoke to producer Judd Apatow about the script last week, and he revealed “It’s pretty hilarious – I think people are going to laugh a lot – it’s completely nuts.

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SNL Parodies The Hobbit

Many eyebrows were raised when Peter Jackson decided to turn the relatively short novel, The Hobbit, into first two and then three movies. This weekend, Saturday Night Live looked at what might be the results if Jackson decided to go even further and turn it into a 19-part series.

Look for SNL guest host Jennifer Lawrence as the Galadriel inspired “Elf Queen” and a particularly blunt joke about Jackson’s controversial decision to shoot in 48fps (it’s safe to say SNL‘s writers were not a fan of the look). And mark your calendars for movies like The Hobbit 4: Apple Maps: An Unexpected Detour!

Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Movies