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A "Saturday Night Live" favorite is following Seth Meyers to his new gig as the host of NBC's "Late Night," People reports.

On Wednesday, Meyers went on "Watch What Happens Live" and announced the return of Bill Hader's "SNL" character Stefon.

"Bill and I spoke during my last 'SNL,' and we do think he'll turn up eventually," Meyers revealed to host Andy Cohen.

Hader's club-loving New York City correspondent isn't the only "SNL" alum scheduled to appear on "Late Night With Seth Meyers." The former "Weekend Update" anchor makes his debut Feb. 24 with guest Amy Poehler.

Drake says he won't do magazine interviews following his recent story in Rolling Stone magazine, The Associated Press reports.

The rapper was supposed to be on the cover of the magazine's new issue but was replaced by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Drake tweeted Thursday that he's "done doing interviews with magazines."

He adds that he will just release his music "to the people. That's the only way my message gets across accurately."

The 27-year-old also says he was "disgusted" with Rolling Stone for putting Hoffman on its cover. He writes: "RIP to Phillip [sic] Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil."

Drake also tweets that he never spoke of Kanye West's "Yeezus" album during the interview. Rolling Stone quotes the rapper as calling some of West's lyrics' "questionable."

Rolling Stone says in a statement: "We stand by our reporting."

It's not merely an honor just to be nominated. It's downright lucrative!

As they applaud politely for the winner while silently mourning what might have been, the 2014 Oscar nominees whose names aren't called during the March 2 broadcast will still have quite the consolation prize to lift their spirits -- a $55,000 gift bag stuffed with heavenly treats, People reports.

According to Variety, the "Everybody Wins" swag bags from Distinctive Assets include the following:

* A wine/chocolate flight pairing from Chicago-based Chocolatines.

* A Swiss-made Slow Watch.

* Jan Lewis Designs bangle bracelets.

* Luxury vacation packages to the Canadian Rockies, Mexico and Japan.

* Spa treatments.

* Charity donations of 10,000 meals to animal shelters, sponsored by Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres' Halo natural pet food.

"To be part of the film industry's biggest night on any level is thrilling," says Distinctive Assets founder Lash Fary. "We always look forward to introducing celebrities to ... companies with fabulous gifts to share, but it's particularly fun to be able to do so when you know it will truly brighten someone's day."

The 86th annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC at 7 p.m. March 2.

There's a new state's attorney in town on "The Good Wife," and he'll be played by John Leguizamo, E! News reports.

He will play the Cook County state's attorney who took over the role from Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) when he became governor. He's described as a well-liked leader, the son of blue-collar activist parents. He's intent on making the state's attorney's office fair for everybody. Fairness is the name of the game when it comes to his character.

Wonder if that will have an impact on Peter and the voting scandal that's about to come to a boil?

Leguizamo is booked for one episode to air in the spring.

Michael J. Fox will reprise the role of Louis Canning for several episodes when "The Good Wife" returns with new episodes.

Much of "The Good Wife" season five has been about the split between Florrick/Agos and Lockhart/Gardner, but all that will change soon. The two firms will have less courtroom interaction when the second half of the season resumes.

"A lot of it is it's a show that survives on having a lot of plot going on at the same time ... a lot of it is going to have linkages that are outside of the case. I think a lot of the repetition we're experiencing now is because we're on opposite sides of the cases ... but there are other ways that they bump into each other in the course of a day," co-creator Robert King said. "So we're doing that and also you may find that the A case will be Lockhart/Gardner one week, or it might be Florrick/Agos."

"The Good Wife" returns to CBS at 9 p.m. March 9.

Actor Gary Sinise will serve as honorary starter for the Daytona 500, the AP reports.

Sinise will wave the green flag Feb. 23 to start the 56th running of "The Great American Race."

Sinise, who earned an Academy Award nomination for portraying Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump," says the Daytona 500 is a "celebrated tradition and an important occasion to raise awareness and support for the men and women who serve our country."

His Gary Sinise Foundation honors defenders, veterans, first responders and their families. One of its current projects is building a custom smart home for severely wounded veterans, including one in Peters.

Last year, retired NFL star Ray Lewis waved the green flag.

It seems that winter flab is not just a human problem: Austria's famed dancing stallions are being put on a diet, the AP reports.

The Spanish Riding School's Lippizaners are an ancient breed that has traditionally had more rounded forms than many others. But school head Elisabeth Guertler said Thursday some have piled on the pounds over winter, so "our horses must become skinnier."

Part of the problem appears to be too many winter snacks from stable attendants. The school says the white stallions' fodder is now being evaluated by a nutritionist, and the horses will be weighed twice a year. The average weight of a Lipizzaner is 1,150 pounds (520 kilograms).

The horses are trained to perform intricate routines in harmony with music and are one of Vienna's main tourist attractions.


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