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Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hail to the chiefs at FunnyOrDie.com

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It was a laugh summit, with Ron Howard, center, directing "Saturday Night Live" impressionists past and present (plus Jim Carrey) as famed White House occupants.

FunnyOrDie.com via AP

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The comedians who played presidents on "Saturday Night Live" have gathered for a comedic summit in a new Web video posted yesterday at FunnyOrDie.com.

Fred Armisen stars as President Obama, visited in the night by the ghosts of presidents past.

Will Ferrell reprises his George W. Bush, Darrell Hammond plays Bill Clinton, Dana Carvey returns as George H.W. Bush, Dan Aykroyd is Jimmy Carter and Chevy Chase returns as Gerald Ford.

Jim Carrey, the only one not a veteran of "SNL," appears as Ronald Reagan. Maya Rudolph, another former "SNL" cast member, plays Michelle Obama.

The video was directed by Ron Howard.

OBAMA ON 'AMERICA'S MOST WANTED'

President Obama will help TV's "America's Most Wanted" mark the milestone broadcast of its 1,000th episode. Obama will be interviewed by the show's host, John Walsh, on the episode airing Saturday on Fox.

According to Fox, the show has helped capture more than 1,100 fugitives and reunited 43 missing children with their families over its 22 years.

SERGEANT LOBS LAWSUIT AT 'HURT LOCKER'

An Army bomb squad leader who served in Iraq is accusing the makers of the Oscar-nominated movie "The Hurt Locker" of stealing his identity, cheating him out of box-office profits and falsely portraying him as "a reckless, gung-ho war addict."

In a suit filed Tuesday in New Jersey, Master Sgt. Jeffrey S. Sarver claims he was the model for the film's protagonist and even coined the title phrase.

In an interview Tuesday, screenwriter Mark Boal described Sarver, whom he met as an embedded reporter six years ago, as "a brave soldier and good guy," but denied he was the model for film character Will James.

HARRIS GOES TO THE DOGS FOR PBS

Neil Patrick Harris is the narrator of a PBS documentary exploring the bond between service dogs and those they help. Harris this week recorded the narration for "Through a Dog's Eyes," set to air April 21.

The "How I Met Your Mother" star owns two dogs.

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