By EW Staff
Updated April 14, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT
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CAR DEAL: Can Sandra Bullock drive 55? Since Speed, some don’t think so. ”When I’m driving with friends, they’re always checking the speedometer,” says Bullock, whose new film, While You Were Sleeping, opens this month. ”They say, ‘Oh, don’t you think you’re going a bit fast, Sandy?”’ Bullock admits she had a lead foot after filming the runaway hit (”I was peeling out of parking lots”) but insists she now follows the rules of the road. Not that it helps. ”If I’m going really slow,” she notes, ”someone always goes, ‘Hey Sandy, don’t let it dip below 50.”’ -Cindy Pearlman ROB-LO! What’s a sure thing at the movies these days? That Rob Reiner will turn up in a cameo. In the last few years he’s shown up in Sleepless in Seattle, Regarding Henry, Mixed Nuts, Bullets Over Broadway, and, most recently, Bye Bye, Love. ”We wanted somebody for the part (as a radio psychologist) who had their own identity as a person, rather than just an actor,” says Love director Sam Weisman. An added bonus: Reiner entertained the troops. ”(Rob) did the most incredible imitation of Lee J. Cobb in Death of a Salesman,” says Weisman. ”So we filmed it. Whenever I needed a laugh, we would call it up.” -Anna Holmes

WILL JOHNNY BE GOOD? Long on the fringe of the music business, actor, heartthrob, and model date Johnny Depp is ready to rock. Depp and his band, P, will release their as-yet-untitled debut (on Capitol) this summer. Just in case the Don Juan DeMarco star proves to have no musical mettle, P also features Butthole Surfer Gibby Haynes and guitarist Bill Carter, with ex-Sex Pistol Steve Jones and Red Hot Chili Pepper Flea sitting in. Carter attests that Depp’s guitar and bass work is solid: ”People tend to overlook that he was a struggling musician long before 21 Jump Street,” he says. The album boasts a cover of ABBA’s ”Dancing Queen.” Go, Johnny, go. -Andy Langer

SOS FOR SNL: Though many think that Saturday Night Live should be pronounced dead, Damon Wayans, host of the April 8 telecast, is convinced that the show can be saved. ”It’s an institution,” says Wayans, who left his sketch-comedy show, In Living Color, after two seasons. ”If it’s not working, you have to go to the problem and fix it.” His advice? Stop looking for a scapegoat, and start cleaning house. ”They have a family with dissension,” he surmises, ”and maybe it’s time for some of the family to leave home.” -Stephen Schaefer

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