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JasonPriestleyBookCoverGalley Cat: Remember that talented SoCal high school newspaper writer for the West Beverly Blaze? Well, this week, he’s graduated to full-fledged memoirist.

TV Newser: All that’s left with regards to The Donald’s Fox and Friends interview and Twitter response from targeted Sirius/CNN host Michael Smerconish is the appropriate File-Under nomenclature. How about – Trump Misreads?

PR Newser: Opening this year once again for Cinco de Mayo was Quatro de Star Wars. Kudos to Oreo, the Seattle Police Department and many others for channeling some far-away moxy.

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Fred Armisen to Lead Seth Meyers’ Late Night Band (THR / The Live Feed)
Fred Armisen is joining Seth Meyers at Late Night. The musician and Portlandia star and his 8G Band are joining his Saturday Night Live friend as the band leader for the revamped NBC talker. “Fred will curate and lead the band, and continue to run it even when he’s off shooting Portlandia,” Meyers tweeted Monday. Rolling Stone Armisen will sing and play guitar, and he’ll be backed by an eclectic group of players: guitarist Seth Jabour (Les Savy Fav), bassist Syd Butler (Les Savy Fav), keyboardist Eli Janney (Girls Against Boys) and drummer Kim Thompson (Beyoncé’s touring band). TV Guide Before switching gears to acting, Armisen played drums in the punk rock band Trenchmouth and in the Blue Man group back in the 1990s. He also often played musical instruments during sketches on SNL. Vulture Considering Meyers and Armisen spent many years at SNL together, including during Armisen’s many character bits on “Weekend Update,” hopefully this will mean Armisen will also act as the show’s sidekick — like a hipster Paul Shaffer. LA Times / Show Tracker Meyers’ reign on Late Night begins Feb. 24 and his first guest will be another former SNL colleague, Amy Poehler.

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Michael Smerconish Joins CNN, Family Circle Adds Editor

A couple moves to note early today: Michael Smerconish is joining CNN and Family Circle has added a lifestyle editor. Below are the details.

  • Michael Smerconish is joining CNN, where he’ll host a new program airing Saturday mornings. He’ll also be contributing to CNN’s coverage throughout the week. Smerconish comes to CNN from MSNBC, where he served as a contributor for the last four years.
  • Meredith’s Family Circle has named Suzanne Rust lifestyle editor, a new role at the magazine. Rust most recently worked as a freelance journalist, contributing to Essence, The Grio and more. Rust will report to Darcy Jacobs, executive editor of Family Circle.

Imus’ MSNBC Replacement Thinks America Is A ‘Nation Of Sissies’

smerconish_msnbc.jpgAccording to several reports, MSNBC is getting set to fill the slot formerly occupied by Don Imus slot with Philadelphia radio host Michael Smerconish. But if MSNBC was looking for a quiet, non-controversial host in a post-Imus world, they may have to look harder. Smerconish has a history of controversial statements — including, ironically, what he called “the sissification of America,” claiming that political correctness has made the United States “a nation of sissies.”

A selected history of Smerconish’s thoughts on Muslims, women and detainees [via Media Matters]:

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