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Chris Christie and His Fleece Jacket Make Cameo on "SNL"

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie can’t stay out of the spotlight even if it’s to poke fun at his appearance and famous short temper.

Christie dropped by Saturday Night Live for a surprise cameo appearance on the “Weekend Update” segment with Seth Myers in which he feigned impatience with questions and blasted New Jersey residents who ignored his evacuation orders during the height of Hurricane Sandy, calling them “idiots.”

Throughout the storm’s aftermath, Christie and his blue fleece jacket have maintained a ubiquitous presence throughout large areas of the Garden State ravaged by the super storm.

He made a special point of thanking the Red Cross and first responders for their tireless efforts to bring relief to hurricane victims.

As for his fleece jacket, Christie joked that he’s worn it so much over the past three weeks, it’s become part of his body, also taking the time out to apologize to his wife for the way it smells.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Tweets Bieber, Springsteen for Sandy Support

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is using Twitter to get the famous and followed to spread the word about the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy last week.  Christie is tweeting at celebrities, asking them to help victims of the storm by spreading the word and by donating to the New Jersey Relief Fund.

Christie went on a Twitter tear, appealing for support for his home state and advocating for the New Jersey areas that were hit the hardest by Sandy. Among some of the chosen celebrities were New Jersey natives Kelly Ripa, Bruce Springsteen, Danny DeVito and the Jonas Brothers.

“Ur hometown state need ur help spreading the word. To help all those affected by #Sandy click here thx,” Christie tweeted at the Jonas Brothers.

Christie tweeted over ten different celebrities this week, including members of the two local NFL teams, the New York Jets and the New York Giants. Most of the tweets sent ended with the hashtag #NJResilience.

The governor did not limit his tweeting for help to Jerseyians alone. He also tweeted TV personality Ryan Seacrest and Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber.

“@justinbieber my girls are big fans. Will u help us spread the word about NJReliefFund?” Gov. Christie Tweeted. Bieber retweeted the governor and added a response: “Gonna try to work with Red Cross to have u guys all help donate for those affected by hurricane sandy.”

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New Jersey Flying Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Clarence Clemons

Harry Scott/Redferns(TRENTON, N.J.) -- New Jersey is paying tribute to late E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons on Thursday by having flags flown at half-staff throughout the state "in special recognition of his contributions to the state, people, and culture of New Jersey," according to the governor's website.

Gov. Chris Christie issued a statement praising the beloved Bruce Springsteen sideman, who passed away Saturday from complications of a stroke.

"Clarence Clemons represented the soul and spirit of New Jersey," said Christie. "His partnership with Bruce Springsteen and the rest of the E Street Band brought great pride to our state and joy to every fan of this music around the world."

The governor, a die-hard Springsteen fan, added, "On a personal note, when I heard about the Big Man's passing on Saturday night, I was struck with an overwhelming feeling that the days of my youth were now finally over.  My condolences to Clarence's family and all the members of the E Street Band."

On another note, new details have emerged about the private memorial service held for Clemons on Tuesday in Palm Beach, Florida, including specifics about the previously-reported eulogy delivered by Springsteen.

"Clarence was a man of unconditional love, but his love came with a lot of conditions," the Boss said, according to the Palm Beach Daily News. "He was a complex ongoing project.  But when you were in his presence, it was like being in a sovereign nation."

The newspaper also reported that Springsteen performed a solo version of his classic "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" during the service, while he, the E Street Band and Jackson Browne played a rendition of Browne and Clemons' 1985 duet "You're a Friend of Mine" to close out the proceedings.

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