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SNL Vet Weighs in on Jimmy Fallon’s New Gig

2003_12_parissnl.jpgIn a press conference we all knew was coming, loveable dork Jimmy Fallon announced he’d be replacing loveable loser Conan O’Brien on Late Night when the latter comedian takes over for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.

Lorne Michaels, the puppet master behind the scenes, said the transition would happen “probably in the first six months of 2009, possibly in the second six months.”

TVNewser’s Steve Krakauer, who interviewed Saturday Night Live cast member Seth Meyers today for Wednesday’s So What Do You Do?, asked Meyers about SNL alum Fallon’s chances to succeed in O’Brien’s stead.

His thoughts after the jump.

“I think Jimmy’s going to be fantastic. I think it’s a great choice. Obviously people know how funny he was on the show, but he was one of the funniest guys in the hallway at SNL that I ever worked with. He’s incredibly quick on his feet, which is a skill that is less important at Saturday Night Live and more important for the job he’s about to take over. So I think there’s a whole set of skills he has that he’s never had a chance to exercise.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.