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Conan O'Brien Is Exiting Late-Night Talk Show Biz

TBS show ends in June, and he'll switch to weekly format on HBO Max

(Newser) - The world of late-night talk shows is losing a veteran. Conan O'Brien will end his nightly TBS show in June and switch to a weekly format on HBO Max, reports the Hollywood Reporter . Both TBS and HBO Max are owned by WarnerMedia. O'Brien will continue to produce his... More »

How a Classic Simpsons Episode Came to Be

Monorail show had two coups by a young Conan O'Brien

(Newser) - It's one of the classics in the long history of The Simpsons: the monorail episode. More precisely, it's "Marge vs. the Monorail," the 12th episode of season 4. "With its grand scale, silly asides, and abundance of absurdist humor, [the episode] represented a stark departure... More »

Rob Lowe Is Pals With a Supreme Court Justice

Who knew?

(Newser) - They say Hollywood is all about connections. And then there's Rob Lowe—who's got a friend in an even higher place, the Albany Herald reports. "It could be Brat Pack people, it could be West Wing people, Parks and Rec people," Lowe said recently about guests... More »

This Is What Late-Night TV Hosts Are Doing at Home

Still entertaining us, thankfully

(Newser) - Like almost every other part of daily American life, late-night TV has been sent into a tailspin , though its hosts seem to have settled into their work-at-home routines. Today notes that even though most late-night programs have put production on hold, several hosts posted their monologues online Tuesday, keeping the... More »

Clinton to Launch Podcast, With a Surprising Influence

Politico reports former secretary of state was said to have been inspired by Howard Stern

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has been profoundly influenced in her life by her mother , her grandkids , and ... Howard Stern? That's the revelation Ryan Lizza makes in his report for Politico that Clinton will in late spring be debuting a podcast in which she'll interview anyone from politicians and world leaders... More »

Conan Has One Goal in Visiting Greenland

He'll buy the country, or 'never step foot on American soil'

(Newser) - Greenland's not for sale? Conan O'Brien doesn't buy it. Well, actually, he hopes to. "As the elder statesman of late-night, what if I negotiated the deal?" O'Brien said during his Monday monologue , announcing an upcoming and very real visit to the country President Trump has... More »

Conan Wings It After Star Guest Cancels at Showtime

The talk show host chides Kumail Nanjiani over the no-show

(Newser) - Conan O'Brien was forced to improvise Friday when one of his guests canceled at the last minute, People reports. O'Brien said in his monologue that he was told a half-hour before showtime that Kumail Nanjiani, star of Stuber, was held up at another show. "I was having... More »

Conan on Settlement of 'Stupid' Suit: It's Been 'Upsetting'

Late-night host insists he and his writers never stole anything

(Newser) - Great minds think alike. That's the gist of an essay penned by Conan O'Brien in Variety , in which he addresses the settlement of a four-year-old lawsuit accusing him and writers for his TBS late-night show of stealing jokes . Robert Alexander Kaseberg accused O'Brien and his staff of... More »

How Mila Kunis' Pence Prank Sparked Calls to #BoycottBeam

The actress donates to Planned Parenthood in the vice president's name

(Newser) - While promoting her new movie, A Bad Moms Christmas, on Conan Thursday night, actress Mila Kunis waded deep into the culture wars, and now it looks like she may have taken a beloved brand of bourbon with her. During her interview, Kunis admitted to Conan O'Brien that she's... More »

Celebs Share Awkward Photos —for a Cause

Stephen Colbert, Nick Kroll donating $2K in aid to Puerto Rico for each

(Newser) - Even the biggest names in Hollywood went through that awkward pubescent stage—and now we have the proof. Celebrities including Sarah Silverman , Jimmy Kimmel , and Judd Apatow have been sharing less-than-flattering photos of their awkward younger years on Twitter using the hashtag #PuberMe after Stephen Colbert vowed to donate $1,... More »

Kimmel: 'Total Disaster' Trump 'Needs to Go'

Late-night hosts react to Charlottesville remarks

(Newser) - President Trump's Charlottesville remarks Tuesday met with disbelief from network hosts —and ridicule from their late-night counterparts. Trump is a "total disaster" who needs to go, Jimmy Kimmel told viewers. Trump supporters should "treat the situation like you would if you'd put Star Wars wallpaper... More »

What Late-Night Hosts Had to Say About N. Korea

Americans fail Jimmy Kimmel's test to find the country on a map

(Newser) - With North Korea again topic No. 1 in the news, Jimmy Kimmel did one of his man-in-the-street stunts asking Americans to locate the country on a map. The results were, literally, all over the map. Of course, these get edited to provide the worst answers, notes Mashable , but the results... More »

Conan O'Brien Accused of Stealing These 3 Jokes

Comedian Robert 'Alex' Kaseberg is suing

(Newser) - Conan O'Brien might soon find himself in court over allegations that are nightmarish for any comedian: He's accused of stealing jokes. As USA Today reports, a judge has allowed a federal civil suit to go forward in which Robert "Alex" Kaseberg accuses O'Brien and his writers... More »

How Late-Night Hosts Reacted to Trump Win

'Thank God we legalized marijuana yesterday'

(Newser) - Late-night hosts pivoted from candidate Donald Trump to President-elect Trump on Wednesday night, combining punchlines and audience group counseling after the billionaire's defeat of Hillary Clinton, the AP reports. A selection:
  • "For years I've come out every night and asked how you're doing, but I've
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What Happened to Our Lovable Coco?

5 years after 'I'm With Coco,' Conan O'Brien is a bore: Troy Patterson

(Newser) - Remember when Conan O'Brien was racking up support on Twitter and Facebook with his "I'm With Coco" slogan? So does Troy Patterson, though it's been five long years since scores of fans got behind the "rallying cry" and helped the TV host land a gig... More »

Stewart Applauds Hebdo's 'Act of Courage'

Says no matter the outrage in discourse, satirists on 'Team Civilization'

(Newser) - Jon Stewart paid a touching homage on last night's Daily Show to the victims of yesterday's Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, saying, "I know very few people go into comedy as an act of courage, mainly because it shouldn't have to be … an act of... More »

Ashton: Why We Named Our Daughter Wyatt

First name they picked 'just didn’t fit the energy that we were feeling'

(Newser) - Ashton Kutcher visited Conan O'Brien last night and answered the question that's surely been keeping you up nights: How did he and Mila Kunis decide on a name for their new daughter ? Well, "We had another name picked out and we're like, 'Alright, this... More »

Conan 'Weirdly Out-of-Touch' at MTV Awards

One critic pans him, another calls him the best host ever

(Newser) - Remember when Conan O'Brien seemed like the coolest, hippest guy in late night, back when the youngsters were rooting for him over Jay Leno? Well, those days are over, at least according to Daniel D'Addario. While hosting the MTV Movie Awards last night, O'Brien "seemed weirdly... More »

7 Buzziest Moments From the MTV Movie Awards

Host Conan O'Brien gets 50 celebrities to cameo, and more

(Newser) - Conan O'Brien started last night's MTV Movie Awards off with a bang, racking up 50 celebrity cameos in the filmed sketch that opened the show—including Taylor Swift, Grumpy Cat, Tracy Morgan as Banksy, Martin Scorsese, and Jack Nicholson's middle finger. The director of the segment tells... More »

15 Celebs Who Were Banished From Talk Shows

Madonna, Piers Morgan, and Hugh Grant were all banned

(Newser) - Ever shown a rude guest the door and slammed it hard enough to send a message? Well, talk show hosts have performed the same bold feat—and with some of the major egos of Hollywood. Styleblazer lists 15 stars who were told to never return:
  • Hugh Grant. Daily Show host
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