Sorry, Jay Leno — but Hollywood is totally on totally on team Conan O’Brien!
HollywoodLife.com told you yesterday, Jan. 14, that Jay was taking back The Tonight Show and basically forcing Conan to leave NBC.
And celebs are already ticked! Jimmy Kimmel went on Leno’s “10 at 10” last night, and said the best prank he ever played was: “I told a guy ‘five years from now, I’m going to give you my show.’ When five years came around, I gave it to him … and then I took it back.”
Jay asked if Jimmy “ever ordered anything off TV?” and he responded “Like NBC ordered your show off TV?” Jimmy ended his rant by shouting, “Listen, Conan and I have children … all you have are cars! Leno, you have $800 million, leave our shows alone!”
Alyssa Milano tweeted her support for Conan! “Dear Conan, Good. For. You. We love you & can’t wait to see what comes next for you. With support and love, Alyssa” And so did Christina Applegate who wrote, “Hey Conan, We support you! We love you! And we will go where you go!”
Rosie O’Donnell is even taking hits at Jay! She said, “I think he should walk away. If you’re privileged enough to drive the bus, you should say, ‘Thank you’ and drive it to the best of your ability, and when it’s time for them to hire a new driver, you should say ‘Thank you for allowing me to drive this as long as I did’ and pass the keys to the new guy with red hair, and not try to flatten his tires before he even gets going.”
And you — the HollywoodLife.com readers — say that “I Want CoCo!”
But the most hilarious example of a swipe at Jay is the one Conan took himself! The comedian put an ad on Craigslist.org with the headline, :4Sale: Barely-Used Late Night Talk Show — Make Me An Offer!!! (Universal Studios)
The listing reads, “This is a chance of a lifetime to own your very own late night talk show–guaranteed to last for up to seven months!! Really must see to appreciate. Information for potential buyers:
– Measures 100’ x 100’ x 32’ – plenty of room for a futon!
– Designed for 11:35 but can be easily moved
– Band can be sold separately
– Buyer must honor Barry Manilow booking next Thursday
MAKE ME YOUR BEST OFFER!!!!! (Also willing to trade for Coldplay tickets.)