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The Saturday Night Live cast member most likely to befriend (i.e., kiss up to) the celebrity guest host?

Jon Lovitz, according to Nora Dunn, Victoria Jackson and Jan Hooks, the show's three female regulars.

"I think (Lovitz) stitches himself to the host," Dunn said in a Joan Rivers Show interview to be broadcast Monday.

"He gets invited to Aspen and all those wonderful, glamorous places," Hooks said.

"All of a sudden he's best friends with John Kennedy Jr. and Daryl Hannah, and I don't know how he does it."

The women complained that the show has a male perspective and that many of the skits feature men more than women.

The staff has 20 men and six women, Dunn said. "So it's like being in a big family and the boys get more to eat and they're kind of hungry all the time."

Et cetera .



Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers say they are putting their individual careers on hold to team up for a concert tour. A concert Thursday night in Las Vegas was billed as the opening of a 70-city tour for the duo.

A federal jury has rejected a $25-million claim that pop star Stevie Wonder's Oscar-winning 1984 song I Just Called to Say I Love You was stolen from another songwriter. Lloyd Chiate had claimed Wonder took the song from a song he co-wrote, titled I Just Called to Say.

Israel has given Ioanna Tsatsos, the widow of a former Greek president, the title Righteous of Nations for helping save the lives of Jews during the Nazi occupation of Greece. Constantine Tsatsos was the first president following the end of Greece's monarchy. The award was presented in Athens.

The New York Daily News says that Princess Diana, mother of two, is pregnant again.

Heavyweight humor

World heavyweight boxing champion Buster Douglas gives Johnny Carson a few laughs during taping of the Tonight Show Wednesday.

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