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  • Conan O'Brien Pays Back Taxes, Avoids Home Auction

    06/23/2014 7:39:53 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 30 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/23/14 | AP
    SNIP... O'Brien publicist Drew Shane issued a statement saying O'Brien had been unaware he owed back taxes. He blamed the problem on a clerical error that prevented the bill from reaching O'Brien's accountant in Los Angeles. SNIP...
  • President Slams Media But Conan Softballs Obama At Lame WH Correspondents Dinner

    04/28/2013 4:56:35 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies
    Deadline.Com ^ | 4/27/2013 | NIKKI FINKE AND DOMINIC PATTEN
    3RD UPDATE – FINAL: (See Conan and Obama videos here and here.) We warned you not to expect much from tonight’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. And true to form it failed to deliver. Bland to a fault Conan O’Brien didn’t lay a glove on celebrity-in-chief Barack Obama. (Bring back Seth Meyers…) But the President got an easy laugh with a showbiz joke that couldn’t have made Comcast too happy. (He noted that, of 22 recent basketball shots, he had 2 hits and 20 misses. “The executives at NBC asked, ‘What’s your secret?’” POTUS said.) O’Brien’s best line of the night...
  • Lousy New Obama & Biden Campaign Slogans

    07/31/2012 10:16:08 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 13 replies
    Coming up with an effective, catchy campaign slogan is serious business — and seriously difficult. In 2008, Barack Obama‘s campaign found a winner with “Hope and Change,” but they haven’t been able to recreate that fervor four years later. We mean, come on. “Forward”? Zzzzz. Well, on Thursday night, TBS’ Conan O’Brien shared some other… interesting slogans from President Obama and VP Biden. Our personal favorite? “Come on, man. I’m serious.” Biden’s Dirty Harryesque voice really brings it on home, don’t you find?
  • Pervy Perp Again Busted For Sex With Teddy Bear

    06/17/2012 6:40:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | 6/17/2012 | Smoking Gun
    UNE 15--For the fourth time in the past two years, a Cincinnati man has been arrested for masturbating in public with the aid of a teddy bear, records show. Charles Marshall, 28, was arrested Wednesday evening after employees at a health clinic spotted him pleasuring himself in an alley. Marshall, pictured in the adjacent mug shot, was cited for disorderly conduct. Municipal Court records show that Marshall has already been convicted three times of engaging in public indecency/disorderly conduct with a teddy bear. The misdemeanor counts resulted in short jail sentences and small fines for Marshall.
  • Summer of 1982: 15 Classic Films Turn 30 (slideshow)

    06/11/2012 8:43:04 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 92 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/11/12 | n/a
    Slideshow of some great flicks that came out in 1982...
  • Triumph The Insult Comic @ Occupy Wall Street (Really Funny)

    11/17/2011 10:04:11 PM PST · by southern rock · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/04/11 | Conan O'Brian
    Triumph the Insult Comic Dog gives it to bankers, protestors and a bull.
  • Media Fawn Over 'Groundbreaking' Gay Wedding on Late Night Comedy Show

    11/04/2011 8:16:27 AM PDT · by patriotgal71 · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Culture and Media Institute ^ | 11/4/2011 | Erin R. Brown
    "Groundbreaking." "Memorable." "Big." "Remarkable." "Intimate." [?] "Wonderful." "Great." "History-making." "Go Coco!" The above statements were made by various media outlets upon learning of Conan O'Brien's intention to preside over the wedding of a gay couple during the taping of his show "Conan" in New York this week. O'Brien, who is celebrating his first year at TBS, is back in New York this week (for 16 years his previous show, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" was filmed in New York City). He announced last week that he was going to officiate a gay wedding because same-sex marriages are now legal in...
  • 'Conan the Barbarian' Lawsuit Seeks Character Rights

    08/22/2011 9:24:48 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Aug 22, 2011 | eriq gardner
    If anybody thought that Stan Lee Media Inc., the company which now operates independently from its comic book legend founder, was gone for good, guess again. On Friday, SLMI made a big move in U.S. District Court in California to grab back rights on the fictional character Conan the Barbarian and win proceeds from the just-released Conan the Barbarian 3D film. The new suit comes from SLMI, which has had a rocky history since being founded by Stan Lee in the late 1990s. Initially, the company looked to be on its way towards success after Lee assigned SLMI rights to...
  • 'Conan' Falls Flat in Season 1 [ Coco needs to stop trying to be Bill Maher lite ]

    08/18/2011 3:40:17 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 18 2011 | By LAUREN A.E. SCHUKER
    TBS's pricey Conan O'Brien experiment is flopping—and is about to get even more expensive. When the cable network hired Mr. O'Brien for more than $12 million per year in 2010, TBS executives hailed late night as its "next land of opportunity" and Mr. O'Brien as the "building block" to a network-wide revival. In the nine months since "Conan"'s debut, TBS has canceled its only other late-night show, George Lopez's "Lopez Tonight," and viewership of "Conan" has tumbled, by about 60% since its high-profile debut last fall. Despite Mr. O'Brien's shrinking audience, TBS is doubling down on the red-haired comedian, paying...
  • Trailer NEW movie 'Conan the Barbarian'

    07/20/2011 12:34:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 106 replies
    "I live. I love. I slay…I am content." - Conan The Barbarian The most legendary Barbarian of all time is back this Summer. Having thrived and evolved for eight consecutive decades in the public imagination- in prose and graphics, on the big screen and small, in games and properties of all kinds- Conan's exploits in the Hyborian Age now come alive like never before in a colossal 3D action-adventure film. A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes...
  • Conan O’Brien Delivers The Year’s Best Commencement Speech

    06/18/2011 9:13:29 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 18 replies
    Gawker ^ | Jun 13, 2011 | Margaret Hartmann
    Future graduation speakers should take note of the format Conan O'Brien used when speaking to this year's Dartmouth grads: 20 minutes of stand up with life lessons buried so deep that you almost don't notice them.
  • Video: The greatest commencement speech ever?

    06/15/2011 8:43:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    hot air ^ | 6/15/11 | Allahpundit
    Haven’t had a chance yet to watch all the way through but if bloggers as diverse as Ace and The Anchoress are saying it’s a must-see, I’ll take my chances on blind-posting it. If you can’t spare the full 25 minutes, watch the last 10 or so. Turns out there’s a deep well of wisdom hidden behind that masturbating bear. There are roughly 80 different items about this speech on Google News, and every last one of them looks to be a rave. Out: Conan O’Brien, late-night host. In: Conan O’Brien, motivational speaker?
  • Latest Late Night Obama Jokes

    11/23/2010 9:03:31 AM PST · by toma29 · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/23/2010 | Andrew Malcolm
    Once upon a time there was widespread concern that America’s late-night TV comedians, who fuel and reflect so much of popular culture’s chatter, would shy away from making fun of the Smoker-in-Chief because, well, you know. As someone who collects these passing smiles, we can report that is not the case. Here are a few recent offerings: Letterman: Vice President Joe Bidens birthday party was over the weekend. President Obama was so excited he asked Biden to attend in his place. Leno: Happy Birthday to Joe Biden. President Obama got him a gag gift. No, not a funny gift. A...
  • Conan makes joke of Obama's eligibility ("qualified to drive a cab in" NYC)

    11/09/2010 8:58:54 AM PST · by maggief · 22 replies
    WND ^ | November 9, 2010
    Comedian Conan O'Brien says perhaps Barack Obama is qualified to drive a cab in New York City. The on-screen personality joked about Obama's eligibility to be president in a promotional video for his new cable television program called "Conan." In a satirical look at his own exit from late-night television, he role-plays a man hunting for a job, including a stint as a fast-food restaurant worker and as a children's party clown. In that persona, he states, "First, they said Obama's a socialist. Then they say he's Muslim. Now they're saying he wasn’t even born in this country. "It's got...
  • Jay Leno Damaged by 'Tonight' Fight (Video)

    01/24/2010 7:22:31 PM PST · by wrrock · 3 replies · 678+ views
    Video ^ | 1/24/2010 | Video
    Howard Kurtz talks to media critics about NBC's fight over late night and why so many are casting blame on Jay Leno. Watch Video...
  • Conan’s Last Show, Final Monologue (Video) [In Case You Missed It]

    01/23/2010 6:08:21 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 31 replies · 1,690+ views
    TVrightcelebrity ^ | Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 at 3:39 pm | TMZ
    Well the NBC late night drama saga has ended, for now at least. Conan O’Brien had his last Tonight Show last night. If you missed Conan’s last show and final monologue, never fear I have Conan O’Brien’s final monologue video below. After weeks of will he stay will he go, Conan has said goodbye to The Tonight Show and lets just say he did not disappoint in his final show, especially when it came to his final Tonight Show monologue. From his jokes about really having to go, to having Tilda Swinton play him in an HBO movie, Conan kept...
  • Conan's last show / Neil Young

    01/22/2010 10:04:46 PM PST · by maclogo · 33 replies · 1,464+ views
    My Brain | 1-22-10 | Me
    Wow, Neil Young, Conan and NBC really missed the boat for a great comic opportunity tonight on Conan's last show by NOT having Neil Young sing "Pants on the Ground", a la Jimmy's impression of Neil doing the same a couple of nights ago. Very sad and missed insight...IMO. (I was truly shocked when it Did Not happen)... And it's all NBCers. :-(=
  • Conan vs Leno, NBC broadcast 2 "Tonight Shows" via HD digital subchannels-and a conspiracy plot?

    01/18/2010 5:26:27 PM PST · by tophat9000 · 11 replies · 566+ views
    Tophat 9000
    Conan vs Leno solution, NBC broadcast 2 "Tonight Shows" via HD digital subchannels, an a conspiracy plot? OK this is a vanity post... and it's just for fun... but is the Conan vs Leno "Tonight Shows" feud a manufactured ploy by NBC for using digital subchannels? I could care less about Conan or Leno as I don’t watch either... but I am a techno geek so I like solutions and I think I have see one that may be comming I also follow the politics and the fighting between the broadcast Networks and the cable companies during the long tortured...
  • Conan the barbarian, waht is best in life

    01/16/2010 11:00:46 PM PST · by truemiester · 32 replies · 1,882+ views
    Conan describes what is best in life? To crush you enemies, to see them driven before you and to hear the lamendation of their widows.
  • Conan stiffed us, staffers say

    01/16/2010 5:48:00 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 77 replies · 3,398+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/16/10 | Page Six
    Conan O'Brien staffers are furious that they're losing their "Tonight Show" jobs while O'Brien walks away from the fiasco with $30 million, sources tell Page Six. About 200 of O'Brien's production team, who last year uprooted from New York to Los Angeles for his show, are fuming that they've been overlooked as Conan negotiates his way out of NBC. "The production team feels betrayed," one source said. "They don't understand why Conan couldn't have just agreed to move the show to 12:05 a.m. and see how things turn out, which would have allowed them all to keep their jobs. But...
  • NBC reportedly agrees to pay Conan $30M

    01/15/2010 6:48:24 PM PST · by iowamark · 31 replies · 1,271+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 01/15/2010 | Sharon Waxman
    NBC has its way out of the Conan Crisis. The network has agreed to pay O'Brien $30 million to vacate the 11:35 p.m. "Tonight Show,"... Guarantee or no? As TheWrap previously reported, Team Conan was insisting that NBC has breached O'Brien's contract because, it argued, the deal had a timeslot guarantee. NBC's response: No, there is no such guarantee of a specific timeslot for "Tonight." So as long as we keep something called "The Tonight Show" on the air, there is no breach. If NBC had been in breach, it would have owed Conan around $40 million (and as much...
  • NO SETTLEMENT: Zucker Threatened To Ice Conan for 3.5 years...

    01/15/2010 11:08:29 AM PST · by iowamark · 18 replies · 1,034+ views
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 01/15/2010 | By Nikki Finke
    BREAKING NEWS! EXCLUSIVE! 9TH UPDATE, FRIDAY 7 AM: I can confirm that Team Conan reassembled in Los Angeles last night, and O'Brien's reps are still "figuring out how to settle" but at the same time still lobbying NBCU chief Jeff Zucker to keep Conan as host of The Tonight Show. Their negotiations continued with NBC. Unlike the network which wants a resolution by end of today, the agents-lawyers-managers are in no hurry to accept what NBC is offering to end this late night crisis and the resulting PR nightmare. Team Conan is banking on it getting worse, not better, with...
  • MUST SEE Video: Jimmy Kimmel Brutalizes Jay Leno- On Jay Leno's Show!!!

    01/15/2010 7:42:51 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 13 replies · 1,238+ views
    The Lid/TMZ Video ^ | 1/15/09 | The Lid
    This is Train Wreck Comedy. Jay Leno had Jimmy Kimmel was on his show for the 10 @ ten segment. The move was obviously designed to throw Kimmel off his stride as the ABC late night host did an imitation of Leno the night before. Instead of being intimidated Kimmel was the aggressor, his humor was uncomfortably brutal at times. Like when Jay asked him what's the meanest practical joke he ever played on someone and Kimmel answered, "I promised someone that I would give them my show in five years and then I gave it to them and then...
  • Conan, Lambert And Those Insular Coastal Elites

    01/15/2010 7:29:00 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 7 replies · 452+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/15/2010 | Ed Carson
    Amid NBC’s messy late-night lineup fight, a “wired army” has used blogs, Facebook and Twitter to support embattled “Tonight Show” host Conan O’Brien. There’s little cyber backing for Jay Leno. It’s always been trendy to prefer O’Brien or David Letterman. Everyone knows they’re funny and Leno’s not. But when it came to actual viewers, Leno consistently beat Letterman while O’Brien has struggled as his replacement. (Leno has flopped at 10 o’clock.)
  • Brokaw Flips Peacock (NBC) The Bird (Video)

    01/13/2010 8:41:26 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 6 replies · 1,835+ views
    KFIAM 640 ^ | Jan. 13, 2010 | Aaron Bender
    Jokes & jabs are flying fast & furious during Jay Leno's & Conan O'Brien's monologues. I can only imagine the traffic on Barham Blvd as people watch missiles fly between Universal City and Burbank. But it may have been an NBC legend's digit that spoke the loudest. Former Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw was on The Tonight Show (still, as I type this) with Conan O'Brien, plugging his new NBC special talking with people affected by the economy. They'd already talked about Conan's situation, each firing shots at the network, but after the break they had this exchange:
  • Going To Bed With Conan O'Brien

    01/12/2010 10:40:11 PM PST · by mukraker · 6 replies · 506+ views
    mukraker
    OK, by now you've heard about the late-night television wars heating up. NBC is trying to get Jay Leno back on late night, while Conan O'Brien ponders his future. IF Conan goes to FOX, what would be a good title for the new show? For years, Johnny Carson joked about the number of women who went to bed watching him on tv. So i thought a great title for a late night show would be "Going To Bed..with [name of host]" What other creative titles can we FReepers come up with?
  • Conan O'Brien Tells NBC The Tonight Show Belongs at 11:30

    01/12/2010 2:46:34 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 21 replies · 994+ views
    Conan O'Brien ^ | 1/12/01 | The Lid
    I Just Received this Press Release from Conan O'Brien's "People" People of Earth: In the last few days, I've been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I've been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I've been absurdly lucky. That said, I've been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.
  • [Video] Conan O’Brien Leaving NBC. Shep Smith Reads Conan’s Statement.

    01/12/2010 1:39:24 PM PST · by Story Balloon · 43 replies · 2,134+ views
    storyballoon.org/videos ^ | 01/12/09 | JasonSB
    Conan O'Brien has announced he is going to be leaving NBC. He is clearly upset with what is going on with the scheduling. Here's part of his statement: Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight...
  • Conan O’Brien Says He Won’t Do ‘Tonight Show’ Following Leno

    01/12/2010 12:28:04 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 125 replies · 4,029+ views
    NY Times ^ | Jan 12, 2010 | Bill Carter
    Conan O’Brien says he will not do “The Tonight Show” if it airs at 12:05 a.m. He released the following statement Tuesday afternoon: People of Earth: In the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I’ve been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I’ve been absurdly lucky. That said, I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an...
  • Whoa! NBC May Dump Conan For Leno

    01/07/2010 7:22:24 PM PST · by FromLori · 42 replies · 1,328+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 1/7/10 | Gillian Reagan
    NBC is "in discussions" with Jay and Conan about shuffling the 10 p.m. timeslot. NBC is considering pushing Conan O'Brien out of his Tonight Show spot and giving it back to Jay Leno. FTVlive.com reported this morning that the network might cancel the show. TMZ hears that after the Winter Olympics, Jay Leno will be going back to his 11:30 slot on NBC. What will happen to Conan? NBC issued a statement. They want him to stay with the network. "We have the best comedy team in the business," NBC said. "We remain committed to keeping Conan O’Brien on NBC....
  • Sarah Palin: The Tonight Show Last Night (Backstage pics!)

    12/12/2009 8:24:36 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 53 replies · 3,197+ views
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Notes ^ | December 12, 2009 | Sarah Palin
    The Conan visit was fun – the best part was that we had Wounded Warriors with us in the audience. I can’t express how proud I am of their courage and patriotism. I’m extremely happy that Laura Ingraham had the great idea to put the simple coat from the cover of my book to good use. It’s being auctioned to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the Fisher House. Laura pulled it all together with a live auction that continues through December 18th. Click here to see the auction and God Bless the U.S.A! - Sarah Palin
  • Arnold Keeps "Conan" Sword in Office

    11/05/2009 10:59:53 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 25 replies · 1,627+ views
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 8/26/09 | JONATHAN LLOYD
    One of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Twitter followers asked Tuesday whether he still has the sword from the movie "Conan the Barbarian." Not only did the governor confirm he has the sword, he provided a picture. "I do still have the Conan sword, and I keep it in my office. Here's a picture," Schwarzenegger tweeted. The question came from a follower with a blog devoted to screen captions ("the VERY BEST and HIGHEST QUALITY," we're assured) of television news anchors. Here's a Tuesday blog post from "shadow:" "Yes... the Conan sword from the original Conan the Barbarian movie! I sent...
  • Are serpent men from space living among us?

    10/22/2009 10:36:09 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 48 replies · 3,053+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | Mainestategop
    In the world wide web and in the publishing world, there are conspiracy theories going about concerning topics from the Kennedy assassination, aliens, 9/11 being an inside job, Chariot of the gods, a book claiming that extraterrestrials influenced the ancient world, and corporate control over government. While some present some truth, some are fantastic and even fictitious. One such theory involves ancient history and a belief that we have not been alone in the universe for sometime. British Author and Green activist David Icke has compiled a series of books claiming that since the dawn of time, Earth has been...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's Sworded Past (Arnold displays sword from "Conan" in office- cool!)

    08/26/2009 3:23:28 PM PDT · by past_present · 9 replies · 950+ views
    TMZ ^ | 8-26-09
    In case anyone happens to forget the man he used to be, Arnold Schwarzenegger has put his massive, legendary Conan sword on display in the Governor's Office. The Governator -- and star of the 1982 film -- posted a pic of the weapon on his Twitter page yesterday, with the message "I do still have the Conan sword ... and I keep it in my office."
  • Letterman Repeats Draw More Viewers Than New Conan Shows (Nightline has most)

    08/13/2009 5:25:50 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 14 replies · 551+ views
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 13, 2009 | Bill Carter
    Conan O’Brien, while still dominating among the younger viewers that attract the most advertising dollars, added about 300,000 more viewers for new episodes of NBC’s “Tonight” show last week; the bad news was it came against repeats for his main competitor, David Letterman on CBS – and, yes, even in repeats Mr. Letterman still had more people watching. Barely. The two entertainment hosts essentially tied among total viewers for the week with Mr. Letterman averaging 2.947 million and Mr. O’Brien averaging 2.940 million. That was up significantly for Mr. O’Brien from his previous week, when he attracted 2.6 million. But...
  • Politico Playback 8/13/09

    08/13/2009 11:47:46 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 4 replies · 609+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 8/13/09 | moose2004
    Late Night Comedy Makes Fun Of Obama
  • Nightline #1 For Fourth Straight Week

    07/24/2009 6:29:59 AM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies · 285+ views
    TV Newser ^ | 07/23/2009 | Chris
    ABC's "Nightline" stretches its #1 late night ranking to four weeks - which hasn't happened since 1995. With 3.74 million Total Viewers Nightline beat CBS' "Late Show" and NBC's "The Tonight Show." All three shows were in original productions — no re-runs. "Nightline" also squeaked by Conan in A25-54 viewers with 1,473,000, to "The Tonight Show's" 1,466,000. Last week saw the lowest Total Viewer and A25-54 averages for "The Tonight Show" since the 1991/92 season. "Nightline" was up 21% versus the same week last year and is up 14% among Total Viewers and up 3% among A25-54 viewers, season-to-date. Show...
  • Budget Agreement Puts California Dream on Hold (barf alert)

    07/21/2009 4:57:49 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 916+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 21, 2009 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    ... [R]elative to other places, [California] has historically been a pretty good bargain, with a low-cost, enviable higher education system, subsidized energy and an abundance of services for those down on their luck. But three decades of staggering population growth — combined with three high-impact recessions, budgeting by ballot box, federal mandates, an unusual tax structure and the rising cost of social services — have finally combined for disastrous results, and the ramifications are now reaching across every aspect of life in this state. The California dream is, for now, on hold, as demonstrated by the state budget that lawmakers...
  • Obama battles Red Sarah in comic clash

    07/16/2009 8:39:48 PM PDT · by Capt. Canuck · 49 replies · 1,961+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Wednesday 8 April 2009 | Alison Flood
    ....The series, which is set to launch in June from Chicago-based Devil's Due Publishing, kicks off with Barack the Barbarian: Quest for the Treasure of Stimuli. Hugely muscled, wearing a fur loincloth and grasping a bloody battle axe in his manly hands, Barack the Barbarian is a "mighty hero"...A particular foe will be Red Sarah, a comic book version of Sarah Palin who is pictured in a wolf fur cape, a fur bikini, and little else apart from her trademark spectacles...
  • Conan takes week two in every key category, bests Letterman by 177% with adults 18-34

    06/20/2009 4:30:03 PM PDT · by curth · 48 replies · 2,166+ views
    TV By The Numbers ^ | 18 June 2009 | Robert Seidman
    ‘THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH CONAN O’BRIEN’ DOMINATES ITS SECOND WEEK OVER ‘LATE SHOW’ IN EVERY IMPORTANT DEMO – ADULTS, MEN AND WOMEN 18-34, 18-49 AND 25-54 – ALSO CLAIMS THE WEEK IN TOTAL VIEWERS CONAN WINS THE WEEK BY 79 PERCENT IN 18-49 VIEWERS, ‘TONIGHT’S’ BIGGEST MARGIN AGAINST A FULL WEEK OF ‘LATE SHOW’ ORIGINALS, EXCLUDING CONAN’S PREMIERE WEEK, SINCE THE ‘FRIENDS’ FINALE CONAN’S MARGIN SOARS TO 177 PERCENT IN ADULTS 18-34 JIMMY FALLON OUT-DELIVERS LETTERMAN IN 18-49 VIEWERS BY 1 PERCENT AND IN 18-34 VIEWERS BY 61 PERCENT, DESPITE STARTING AN HOUR LATER THAN LETTERMAN UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. –...
  • Star Trek actor William Shatner turns into nightmare guest on U.S. chatshow

    06/18/2009 2:31:48 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 120 replies · 8,424+ views
    William Shatner became one of the all-time nightmare guests on an American TV show after making a series of rude hand gestures at the host. Red-faced and visibly sweating the 78-year-old Star Trek actor appeared out of sorts on the long-running Tonight Show. He appeared on the programme, hosted by Conan O'Brien, to promote his biography and up-coming TV series. William Shatner Out of order: William Shatner flicked his middle finger at host Conan O'Brien during an interview on the Tonight Show in the U.S. But his behaviour got so bad at one point new host Conan O'Brien walked off...
  • Conan Gives NBC Big Lead in Adult Demos (Letterman Tanks after insulting Sarahcuda)

    06/11/2009 1:20:45 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 60 replies · 2,540+ views
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | 6/11/09 | Nikke Finke
    Conan Gives NBC Big Lead In Adult Demos My phone has been ringing off the hook this morning with the news about Conan O'Brien's "blow-out" lead in adult demographics most desirable to advertisers during his first week hosting The Tonight Show. Of course, this is impoirtant info, more so than households. Then again, that's NBC's mantra: we don't need eyeballs as long as we have key demos. Actually, both count. But let the gushing begin: UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – June 11, 2009 – Conan is the new King of Late Night. "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" was the dominant...
  • DOUBLE TROUBLE: NBC Edicts Already Killing Jay Leno Show By Favoring Conan

    06/08/2009 10:29:06 AM PDT · by iowamark · 24 replies · 1,348+ views
    Deadlinehollywooddaily.com ^ | 06/04/2009 | Nikki Finke
    Which is worse? Network execs too scared to change a successful formula. Or network execs too willing to turn everything on its head. It's clear that Conan's version of NBC's cash cow The Tonight Show is just more of the same old/same old. And that's how O'Brien's longtime exec producer Jeff Ross and boss Jeff Zucker want it. But while they were golfing together this weekend in a foursome at Riviera Country Club (Ross, who just moved out here, is the better player, while Zucker has a 14 handicap and can barely keep up), they both worried how to prevent...
  • O'Brien's "Tonight Show" a work in progress

    06/02/2009 6:06:58 AM PDT · by shove_it · 37 replies · 1,003+ views
    rooters via yahoo! ^ | 6/2/2009 | Randee Dawn
    An English friend of mine got his first dose of Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien last week, and commented that while Jay seemed friendly and confident, his "Tonight Show" replacement was more of a cipher. He wondered, "Do you think O'Brien will fit in?" That's the multimillion-dollar question. O'Brien has only taken over shows, and never originated his own. He spent 16 years remaking David Letterman's "Late Night" into his own comedic image, but this time, he's walking into an institution. NBC's "Tonight" is bigger than O'Brien, which means he's got to conform to expectations -- while trying to give...
  • "We live in an amazing, and it's wasted on the crappiest generation of spoiled idiots"-Video

    03/20/2009 12:27:12 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 5 replies · 606+ views
    notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 03 20 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    "We live in an amazing, amazing world, and it's wasted on the crappiest generation of spoiled idiots." It's amazing how far our society has come, how great we have it compared with...say Africa...and how the majority of individuals living in this country can STILL find something to complain about! Enjoy the clip! http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com/2009/02/be-grateful.html
  • Be Grateful: Conan O'Brien Clip (Hilarious, not the typical liberal crap)

    03/10/2009 12:35:08 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 29 replies · 1,562+ views
    Notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 03 10 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    "We live in an amazing, amazing world, and it's wasted on the crappiest generation of spoiled idiots." It's amazing how far our society has come, how great we have it compared with...say Africa...and how the majority of individuals living in this country can STILL find something to complain about! Enjoy the clip! (Video on site) http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com/2009/02/be-grateful.html
  • Analyzing Obama's Love Of Comic Books

    11/25/2008 10:59:39 AM PST · by Dutchgirl · 59 replies · 2,987+ views
    NPR | 11/20/08 | Day to day
    According to press reports, President-elect Barack Obama's favorite superheroes are Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian. But what do these picks say about Mr. Obama? Madeleine Brand talks to Gabriel Fowler, owner of indie comic book store Desert Island, about what the superheroes reveal about the next president.
  • NBC’s Conan O’Brien Tells Crude Joke About Palin’s Daughter

    09/06/2008 6:10:37 AM PDT · by Victory111 · 77 replies · 543+ views
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9-6-08 | Breitbart Video
    This is appalling... NBC Comment Line: 212-664-4444 Email Contact: http://www.nbc.com/Footer/Contact_Us/
  • Conan O'Brien Seeks Reward for Finn's Win

    02/12/2006 12:25:11 PM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 24 replies · 921+ views
    AP via Breitbart.com ^ | 2/11/06 | AP Staff
    Conan O'Brien, who endorsed the re-election of Finnish with mock ad campaigns, said Saturday he expects to be rewarded with a Cabinet position as inspector of saunas. Hundreds of fans welcomed the American talk show host on Saturday to a freezing Helsinki, the capital of the land of the saunas _ only two weeks after Halonen, 62, secured a second six-year term as Finland's first female presudent. The quirky, self-deprecating O'Brien said he will ask "Tarja" for a Cabinet position when he meets her Feb. 14. "I'd like to be the inspector of saunas, mostly women's saunas," he said. Organizers...
  • Conan the Appeaser

    12/18/2005 10:37:38 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 44 replies · 729+ views
    WSJ - Opinion Journal ^ | December 19, 2005 | JOHN FUND
    Last week Washington buzzed about a Newsweek cover story depicting President Bush trapped inside a bubble.... Some 2,400 miles away in Sacramento, Calif., the Republican Assembly caucus had much the same concern on Tuesday, when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger visited them for an hour-long gripe session about his sudden selection of Democrat Susan Kennedy to be his new chief of staff. ... Her appointment by Mr. Schwarzenegger stunned California political observers... Even moderate Republicans are outraged. "This appointment does more to alienate the governor's solid base of Republican support than anything I could have imagined in my worst nightmare," says Mark...