Were you satisfied with Conan’s toned-down goodbye?
Before ending his final episode of the Tonight Show with an outrageous musical performance with Will Ferrell, host Conan O’Brien addressed the audience with a heartfelt message, thanking everyone for their support during his seven months on the air. “Walking away from the Tonight Show is the hardest thing I have ever had to do,” he said Jan. 23. “Every comedian dreams of hosting the Tonight Show and, for seven months, I got to. I did it my way, with people I love, and I do not regret a second.” In a sudden change of tone, Conan also had very nice things to say about his complicated relationship with NBC. Read more & vote!
Make sure to tune in Jan. 22 to watch George Clooney’s Hope for Haiti telethon — featuring performances by Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift & Bruce Springsteen. —
George Clooney‘s brilliant idea to host a two-hour telethon Jan. 22 is turning out to be one of the largest Hollywood charity events. Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief announced that the global telethon will feature 21 musical performances that will air during the telethon. The musical acts will take place all over the world — In NYC: Bruce Springsteen, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, Jennifer Hudson, and Wyclef Jean will hit the mic in support of the cause. Read more
“I knew it was official this morning when NBC dropped off all my cd’s and picked up it’s lava lamp,” Conan said last night.
“Tomorrow, this is official, will be the very last Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. Now, obviously, this was not our first choice, this was not our 8th choice. But, I’m determined to make the best of this situation. So ladies and gentlemen and people who are watching, here is the plan…tonight and tomorrow night we are going to have a lot of fun on television. That’s what we’re going to do,” Conan O’Brien said last night during his second to last appearance as host of NBC’s Tonight Show.Read more
Tom Hanks is on Team CoCo, and he’s joining the red-haired host for his big Tonight Show farewell!
Conan O’Brien will host his final episode of The Tonight Show tomorrow — and if you think he’s going quietly, think again! Superstar Tom Hanks recently took to his Twitter to announce his appearance on the big finale: “Going on Friday’s Big Show,” he tweeted. “What WILL happen? Tune in. Hanx.” He’ll be joining previously announced finale guest Will Ferrell, so you know something big is in the works! Both actors have been on Conan’s Tonight Show before — Will was a guest for the premiere episode on June 1, 2009, and Tom dropped by the next night — so maybe Conan is simply trying to go out the same way he came in! We bet Tom Hanks will have a few choice words for NBC when he guests on the finale. Remember what he and Julia Roberts said about the network when they were interviewed on the Golden Globes red carpet? Click here to watch Tom Hanks trash talk NBC!
Mariska Hargitay worries about her cash flow … but not her appearance! How refreshing!
Mariska Hargitay is famous, and certainly financially secure, but the star of Law & Order: SVU on NBC tells More magazine, “I constantly worry about money. I make a lot now, but I don’t feel that way, because I was poor and had no money for a lot longer than I’ve had it.”
Whose NBC joke made you laugh harder, Jay’s or Conan’s?
Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien are being pretty open about their feelings for NBC — and neither of them are happy! Both hosts tore into the network (again) last night, and we’re trying to decide who was funnier. “Are you excited about the winter Olympics next month in Vancouver?” Jay asked his audience at 10 p.m. on “The Jay Leno Show.” “If you can’t wait until next month, stay on this channel between 10:00 and midnight and you will see NBC’s coverage of ‘Two Hosts Skating on Thin Ice.'” Ooh, burn! And Conan’s jab wasn’t much friendler. Read more & vote!
Jay may have won “The Tonight Show” but he’s losing a lot of love from Hollywood!!
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.”
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SHOCKER!! Is Jay Leno really taking back ‘The Tonight Show’ on NBC & is Conan leaving the network?
As predicted, it’s now being reported that Conan O’Brien will stop taping of The Tonight Show after next week, and that the show’s former, long-time host, Jay Leno, will replace him. The Tonight Show will remain on NBC and will reportedly air at 11:35 pm. E! News host Giuliana Rancic tweeted, “Conan O’Brien is pulling the plug and will have his last show next Friday the 22nd … word is Leno just signed a contract to return as host of The Tonight Show.” TMZ first reported the news that Jay will take back The Tonight Show, which he hosted for 17 years, until he announced his retirement in 2004: “Jay Leno has made a new deal with NBC which gives him The Tonight Show from 11:35 pm -12:35 am. Conan O’Brien is out and Jay is restored.” Read more
Would you invite your trainer to your holiday meals to monitor your diet? James did!
Talk about dedication! The first contestant to get the boot from season nine of The Biggest Loser, James Crutchfield, is so focused on winning the $100,000 at-home prize that he even invited his trainer to attend Thanksgiving AND Christmas dinners, so every morsel he put in his mouth would be monitored.
James, 30, a human resource director from Orlando, Fla., weighed 485 pounds at the show’s onset, but has lost nearly 75 in two months thanks to his diligent new diet.
Ellen and Tim both “make it work” when it comes to promoting animal rights
It’s a dog eat dog world out there. Ellen DeGeneres and Tim Gunn realize this better than anyone, though, which is why animal rights organization PETA has honored them as “Woman and Man of the Year.”
In addition to having major puppy love, Ellen is being honored for her meat-free diet. She explained her decision to go vegan on her official Web site when she said, “I personally chose to go vegan because I educated myself on factory farming and cruelty to animals, and I suddenly realized that what was on my plate were living things, with feelings.”
The nominations are in…and Fox’s Glee got four HUGE nominations! Rachel, Mr. Schuster, and Coach Sylvester all got nods!
The actual awards have yet to be given out, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association did announce the Golden Globe nominees this morning, and Fox’s hit television show, Glee got amazing recognition … for Best Television Series in Comedy or Musical. Glee is up against NBC’s 30 Rock, HBO’s Entourage, ABC’s Modern Family, and NBC’s The Office. Read more
Doesn’t your heart go out to Danny Cahill because he says he’s finally thin enough to stand on a ladder without breaking it?
The holiday season is a time to be grateful for the small things … and this Christmas, NBC’s Biggest Loser (and, therefore, biggest winner) Danny Cahill is rejoicing in finally being able to do mundane things, which other people might call “chores.” “Whenever Christmas time comes, my wife would have to get up on the ladder and put the lights up because they don’t make ladders that hold 430 pounds,” Danny told us Dec. 9, the morning after his big win. “This year, I’m hanging the lights!”
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