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Phelps to Kick Off SNL Opener

Gold medal star makes comedy debut as host next month
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2008 6:41 AM CDT
Phelps to Kick Off SNL Opener
Michael Phelps swims the butterfly leg of the men's 4x100-meter medley relay final to win gold during the swimming competitions at Beijing.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

(Newser) – Super swimmer Michael Phelps will be trying his hand at making comedy gold as host of the season premier of Saturday Night Live, E! Online reports. The 23-year-old Olympic champ will be making his acting debut when the program's 34th season kicks off September 13. The swimmer will be joined by musical guest Lil' Wayne. (Read more Saturday Night Live stories.)

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