NEW YORK — Me want “Saturday Night Live!”

Cookie Monster has made an audition tape to convince “SNL” that he can host the show. “Sesame Street” posted the video on YouTube and Facebook.

Introducing the tape, Cookie Monster says he wants to “branch out beyond me cookie-eating career.” The four-minute video follows with Cookie Monster doing a run-through of an episode of “SNL.”

Cookie Monster likely wants to follow Betty White’s lead. White, 88, hosted an episode of “SNL” earlier this year after a Facebook campaign urged such casting.

NBC did not comment.

Julian Lennon shows photos at Miami exhibit

 

MIAMI — Julian Lennon, son of late Beatles legend John Lennon, is showing off what he can do with a camera.

An exhibit called “Timeless” features about 30 of Lennon’s hand-signed portrait and landscape photographs and will run Dec. 1-5 at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.

Prints of his photographs will sell for about $3,500 each, with a portion of the proceeds to go to the White Feather Foundation that he launched to further environmental and humanitarian causes.

Lennon, 47, said Tuesday that the exhibit will include photographs he took of the rock band U2, but those won’t be sold because those might be used for an upcoming U2 album.

Royal wedding set for April

 

LONDON — Pomp and circumstance – what “Britain does best” – will rule the day when Prince William and Kate Middleton get married April 29 at Westminster Abbey.

The young couple on Tuesday rejected the notion that austere times will force them to pare down the royal festivities. The church itself is free, at least.

William and Kate ended days of suspense by choosing the abbey, a grand venue where members of the House of Windsor have been crowned, married, mourned and buried. The abbey was also the site of the funeral for William’s beloved mother, Princess Diana.