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October 19, 2008

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Tina Fey: Anyone can imitate Palin's voice

New York - Anyone can do Sarah Palin's voice, says comedian Tina Fey, who has done a pretty good job of it herself.

"Not since 'Sling Blade' has there been a voice that anybody can do," Fey said. "Anybody can take a swing at this voice."

Appearing on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" Friday, Fey shared her formula for having spoofed the Alaska governor in recent "Saturday Night Live" sketches.

"It's a little bit 'Fargo,' it's a little bit Reese Witherspoon in 'Election,"' said Fey, adding she also borrowed the Midwestern accent of her friend Paula's grandma, "a sweet, sweet old lady from Joliet, Ill. She would always say, 'Ohhhh, this and that and stuff like that!"'

Fey, the star of the NBC comedy "30 Rock," was formerly a writer and cast member at "SNL," where she has made a splash with guest appearances this fall making sport of her resemblance to the Republican vice presidential hopeful.

Spears jury leaves for weekend, no verdict

Los Angeles - The jury in Britney Spears' trial is taking the weekend to mull whether the pop singer is guilty of driving in California without a valid license.

Jurors left a San Fernando Valley courthouse late Friday afternoon after deliberating the misdemeanor charge for slightly more than two hours. With no verdict reached, the jury of eight women and four men adjourned and were told to return Monday.

Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Michael Amerian declined to say what punishment he would seek if Spears is convicted. She faces up to six months in jail and a fine.

Jurors are weighing whether Spears was required to have a California license when she hit a parked car and left the scene in August 2007. Amerian contended that Spears was ostensibly a Los Angeles resident because she chose to get married here, got divorced here, and her two sons were born at LA-area hospitals.

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