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Neil Patrick Harris Approached for ‘Late Show’

Neil Patrick HarrisNeil Patrick Harris was asked to present The Late Show.

The How I Met Your Mother actor - who raises twins Harper and Gideon, three, with partner David Burtka - was asked to replace David Letterman on the nightly talk show and even got as far as meeting with CBS executives to discuss the opportunity.

"They called me in and sat me down and asked if that would be something that I would be interested in doing," he said. However, despite the lucrative offer, the 40-year-old actor turned down the job as he worried about getting "bored" and wanted more flexible working.

"In that instance I felt like I knew what my skill sets were. I was surprised that he pitched me that idea, and I sort of sat for a minute with it and told him the things that concerned me about the longevity of that kind of gig. I would get bored of the repetition fast, and the structure is so set that I don't have any interest in doing monologue, commercial, sketch, guest, guest, musical act, good night," he said on The Howard Stern Show.

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Kanye West Among Seth Meyers’ First Guests on ‘Late Night’

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Kanye West will be among the first guests on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

The "Bound 2" rapper is part of a star-studded line-up including John Mayer, Lena Dunham and Vice President Joe Biden, who will all appear throughout the week when the chat show debuts on NBC on February 24. Among the other guests will be Kelly Ripa, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Sophia Bush, Trio, Brad Paisley and A Great Big World.

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How Will Seth Meyers Run ‘Late Night’?

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Comedy, Late Night, Talk Shows, NBC, Gossip, News,

Seth MeyersHow will Seth Meyers run things on his Late Night show when he takes over the reigns from Jimmy Fallon?

For one thing, the former Weekend Update anchor hints that he'll be putting his own mark on the talk show: "I like that everyone before me has established this as a place to try things out. It's 12:35 at night. You can do crazy stuff."

Past co-workers and Saturday Night Live co-stars are offering up their speculations, too. "The defining thing with him is his intelligence and curiosity," SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels said.

Former Weekend Update co-anchor Amy Poehler points out that viewers can expect great interviews from Meyers: "He enjoys bringing the best out of people. Maybe it's his improv training, but he really knows how to make other people look good."

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VIDEO: SNL Honors Tina Fey, Women Writers, in Unaired Skit

SNL welcomed Tina Fey back to the late night stage by honoring the great female writers in history. Jane Austin, Virginia Woolf and others are mentioned -- and subsequently ridiculed by Bill Hader. Watch the skit, which wasn't included in the live show, in the video above.


VIDEO: Tina Fey Helps SNL Mock Debates, bin Ladin

Host Tina Fey led a fun Mother's Day episode of SNL over the weekend. Politics were at the forefront of the night's sketches. In the above video, Fey reprises her role as Sarah Palin to participate in the Republican debates. Nobody does election season better than Saturday Night Live. Kristen Wiig, Darrell Hammond, Bill Hader, Jason Sudekis and Bobby Moynihan are also featured. Follow the jump to see a video with Fey, a huge crustacean and Osama bin Ladin's body...

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VIDEO: Saturday Night Live Takes On Celebrity Taxes

Host Helen Mirren was a great addition to this cast-studded skit from SNL. In the scene, Andy Samberg plays accountant to the stars Mort Feingold. He dispenses advice to James Franco, the Kardashian sisters and Hollywood’s most eccentric couple, Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton (with special guest Johnny Depp). Watch the whole thing in the video above.

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VIDEO: Watch Helen Mirren’s SNL Promos

Helen Mirren is one of the world’s most respected actresses (she did play Queen Elizabeth II, after all), but she’s not afraid to let her silly side show to NBC viewers. Watch the promo above to see Dame Mirren cut loose with SNL cast member Fred Armisen.

Mirren will host the show this Saturday.

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VIDEO: Miley Cyrus Delivers Musical Monologue

We’ve got the video of Miley Cyrus delivering her Saturday Night Live monologue… and it’s pretty cool, y’all. The singer started off by acknowledging the popular skit in which SNL cast member Vanessa Bayer repeatedly makes fun of her, scoring easy points with the crowd. But when she launched into song, she won the audience over completely. View the video above to find out why Miley Cyrus isn’t perfect.

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Jim Carrey Scores for SNL

Saturday Night Live is ringing 2011 in strong.

The show’s first episode of the year, hosted by Jim Carrey, scored big ratings. SNL’s first 2011 installment brought in the biggest numbers for the series since Betty White was the host last May.

The video above features a Black Swan spoof that was definitely one of Carrey’s shining moments on the show.

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Paul Rudd Energizes Saturday Night Live

Host Paul Rudd was enthusiastic and energetic on Saturday night -- but it’s pretty hard to be down when the immediate prospect of working with looms on the horizon.

In what will certainly be dubbed as the “Paul-Paul episode,” Rudd was funny and perfectly on point from the word go. Just listen to his hilarious monologue (featuring a surprise musical guest star) in the clip above.

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