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PALIN'S APPEARANCE BOOSTS 'SNL' RATINGS

Finally addressing Tina Fey's spot-on impressions of her, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appeared on Saturday Night Live this weekend. We announce that like it's news to you, because if you're like us, you were busy watching the Rays lose Game 6 of the ALCS right about then. Everyone else saw it, though, with SNL catching its best ratings in 14 years: somewhere around 14-million viewers, although final figures weren't in yet, the AP reports. The quick-as-a-wink appearance involved Palin talking to show producer Lorne Michaels while Fey does her thing (watch the video at blogs.tampabay.com/juice). They're visited by Mark Wahlberg, who wanted to know where Andy Samberg was - he told Jimmy Kimmel last week he was "gonna slap (Andy Samberg) in the big nose" - and then Alec Baldwin, who badmouthed the governor while "mistaking" Palin for Fey. We must admit, it was pretty funny, and Palin even seemed to have her comedic timing down pretty well. Baldwin feigned embarrassment when Michaels said it was the governor, saying, "I see. Forgive me. I feel I must say this: You are way hotter in person." Palin's reply: "Thank you, and I must say, your brother Stephen is my favorite Baldwin brother." Even more good news for the show: A study says that two-thirds of the viewers who have seen Fey play the governor have been watching them online, so that 14-million is likely three times as much in reality.

Mark Wahlberg hates Andy Samberg

Speaking of Saturday Night Live, Mark Wahlberg had plenty to say about the show's Andy Samberg, who made fun of him last weekend in a skit called "Mark Wahlberg talks to animals." The real Wahlberg was on Jimmy Kimmel's show last week (Jimmy couldn't get John McCain), saying if he ever saw Samberg, he would give him an old-fashioned knuckle sandwich. How mature. If he saw Andy he was going to "crack that big (naughty word) nose of his," Marky Mark said. "I don't play that (another naughty word). I think I'm gonna get on a plane tomorrow, I'm gonna go to New York ... and I'm gonna slap him in the big nose. You guys watch, tune in, I (guarantee) you."

Jolie admits to stealing Pitt

Angelina Jolie finally admits what everyone else knows - that she stole Brad Pitt away from Jennifer Aniston. In a New York Times interview about her new movie The Changeling, Jolie says how she's worried her adopted son, Maddox, will "look up my name and see some kind of sexy pictures or read a story about himself that isn't true. There's a lot we're going to have to explain to them about how public their family is." Fair enough, but she's the one who got tattooed, kept vials of Billy Bob Thornton's blood and kissed her brother in public. She then says she can't wait for her kids to be old enough to watch Mr. & Mrs. Smith, because "not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love." Whoops! If we're splitting hairs (which we are), Angie has always insisted she and Brad didn't hook up until after he dumped Jen in January 2005. The problem is, they filmed the movie in 2004. BUSTED! Not that it matters now, anyway, but we revel in being able to call people out. Try it, won't you?

From the editors of tbt* - Tampa Bay Times; Edited by Joshua Gillin, jgillin@tampabay.com

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