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04/07/2003 AT 08:49 AM EDT
NAMED: Limp Bizkit has chosen former Snot axeman Mike Smith as its successor to guitarist Wes Borland, reports Billboard. Smith debuted with the band when the group played live as part of Wrestlemania XIX in Seattle. "We really like jamming with Mike," Bizkit frontman Fred Durst posted on the band's Web site. "He's dope. This you will find out soon enough."
HIRED: Charlie Maher, 28, who was bypassed by Trista Rehn on ABC's "The Bachelorette," isn't down for the count just yet. The New York Post reports that the Southern California resident has been hired by TV's "Extra" to cover celebrity events and the fun "that happens when the sun go down," according to a press statement. His recurring segment will be called "Hollywood Nights."
CAST: Actor Steve Buscemi ("Reservoir Dogs," "Fargo"), 45, who has directed some episodes of "The Sopranos," is set to join the HBO Mob series as a regular, reports New York's Daily News. (HBO, like PEOPLE, is part of AOL Time Warner.) The network is keeping mum on his role, but the new season of "Sopranos" is due to begin in January.