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Popular comedian gets a regular gig in Vegas

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Justin Timberlake is doing double duty, hosting and performing on "Saturday Night Live," March 9th. It will be his fifth time on the sketch show.

Timberlake also announced his summer plans, hitting the road for a 12-city tour with Jay-Z. The rapper is featured on Timberlake's comeback single, "Suit & Tie."

A private funeral will be held tomorrow for troubled country signer Mindy McReady, in her hometown of Fort Myers, Florida.

McReady committed suicide last week, days after leaving a court-ordered substance abuse treatment program. Friends and fellow musicians are organizing a memorial service for next month.

Bill Maher will be spending a lot more time in Las Vegas. He signed on to be the resident stand-up comedian at The Palms Hotel and Casino.

Maher will play weekends at the Pearl Concert Theater, starting in March through the end of this year.

And out on DVD Tuesday, "The Master."

Joaquin Phoenix plays a psychologically damaged world war two veteran who ends up working for a charismatic religious leader, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Both actors, along with Amy Adams, received Oscar nominations for their performances.

Also out on DVD, "Breaking Dawn Part 2." It's the final installment in the popular Twilight saga.

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