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September 26th, 2013
02:03 PM ET

Web exclusive: Actor Bill Hader's first pitch to 'SNL'

Watch "The Lead with Jake Tapper" at 4 p.m. ET for more of our interview with actor and comedian Bill Hader.

Wednesday table reads at "Saturday Night Live" are when everyone auditions for the show.

"I remember my first table read, this thing I wrote just tanked," said recent "SNL" alum Bill Hader.
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September 26th, 2013
02:00 PM ET

Web exclusive: Former 'SNL' cast member Bill Hader's favorite news bloopers

Watch "The Lead with Jake Tapper" at 4 p.m. ET for more of our interview with comedian Bill Hader.

Former Saturday Night Live cast member Bill Hader is a huge fan of news bloopers. "They're so earnest and they're just trying to do their job,"Hader said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

"When you see a really good news blooper, it – as a comedy person, you're like I can't – how can we beat that, you know what I mean?" Check out Hader's favorite bloopers in the video above.

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September 26th, 2013
10:03 AM ET

The day the music took a hiatus: Mumford & Sons taking break while they're on top

English folk rockers "Mumford & Sons" has taken the music world by storm, scooping up Grammys, selling out arenas, and scoring the most number of Billboard hot 100 hits in a week than any band since "The Beatles."

But the band just announced they are going on a break for the "foreseeable future," telling Rolling Stone Magazine they are "going to take a considerable amount of time off and just go back to hanging out."

Not quite as thrilling as a worldwide tour that earns almost half a million dollars per stop.

But the band says they are tired. Turns out being a rock star is hard work.
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