During the taping of last night's 'Conan,' the heartbreaking news of Robin Williams' passing was announced. Instead of ignoring the news or saving it for tomorrow or not acknowledging it, host Conan O'Brien took it upon himself to share it with a shocked studio audience, sidekick Andy Richter, and guest Will Arnett. Still stunned and reeling from the news, the trio -- all of whom had worked with Williams in the past -- shared their thoughts on the actor and comedian.
The cast of 'Orange Is the New Black' -- including Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Laverne Cox and Uzo Aduba -- took over 'Conan' last night, and when they weren't busy making everyone laugh, they were caught up in terrifying Conan O'Brien and sort of beating him into submission.
This may sound hard to believe, but back when Conan O'Brien arrived in Los Angeles as a starry-eyed (and possibly starving) television writer about three decades ago, gigs weren't just raining from the sky. The future late-night host had to take on some strange bits to make ends meet, including popping up in this NAMM (that's National Association of Music Merchants, in case you're not hip to esoteric professional groups) training video as the "opinionated type of customer."
If you've been following the late-night show shake-ups of the past few months -- starting with Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers taking over the NBC slots, moving right into David Letterman announcing his retirement, and currently stalled out with the news that Craig Ferguson will also be leaving his own CBS show -- you might also be aware that Chelsea Handler is leaving her own E! show. But she is not
John Travolta's (Jorm Tracoola's?) Oscar night butchering of Idina Menzel's name into "Adele Dazeem" as he introduced the singer's performance of Best Song winner "Let It Go" has already become its own Internet meme and a cherished memory of everyone who loves to laugh at award shows. That's why it's such good news that Conan O'Brien managed to find the real Adele Dazeem so tha
"I know, why can't we get a distortion pedal with a true bypass?"
All Conan O'Brien wanted to do last night on 'Conan' was chat about the end of the Sochi Olympics and its final medal count, but that relatively simple plan was derailed by some inept sound guys who were too busy chatting over the show's live feed about, well, their ineptitude to let Conan and Andy Richter rehash the winte
Pat Sajak’s admission that back in the day he and Vanna White used to throw back a few margaritas before taping ‘Wheel of Fortune’ episodes has resulted in a frenzied search for any footage of a drunk Sajak.
So score one for the folks at ‘Conan,’ who have found video proof of Sajak’s on-air inebriation in a clip in which he slurs on and on about the game show’s success in the other countries.