Insider reports Chris Martin went on Conan O’Brien’s podcast, Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend, and the pair chatted about meeting their heroes. Conan asked Chris if any of his idols ever gave him advice over dinner, and Chris revealed that, actually, he doesn’t eat dinner anymore. He stops eating at 4 pm and only has one big meal daily. Like a snake! Now, before you blame Chris’ strict diet on his ex-wife, bone broth enthusiast Gwyneth Paltrow, think again. It’s actually Bruce Springsteen’s fault! Turns out The Boss doesn’t just have a Hungry Heart; he also has a Hungry Tummy.
Jay Leno is That Girl. The type who paints themselves as nice, but is actually the common denominator in all the (late night talk show) drama. First there was the feud with David Letterman, who was pissed Jay got The Tonight Show after Johnny Carson retired in 1992. Then it was Jay vs. Conan O’Brien. Jay left The Tonight Show in 2009, Conan replaced him, and Jay began hosting The Jay Leno Show at 10:00 PM. After several months of this arrangement, NBC decided they weren’t happy with the ratings. They gave Jay his 11:35 time slot back, and offered Conan two choices; his Tonight Show could either move to 12:05, or he could leave NBC. Obviously, Conan exited, and Jay made his official return to The Tonight Show. Then, four years later, he left for good. And that, my friends, is why we are stuck with Jimmy Fallon.
People reports that, on a recent episode of Bill Maher’s Club Random podcast, Jay addressed the decade-old drama, denying rumors that he “sabotaged” 59-year-old Conan’s Tonight Show by deliberately tanking his new 10:00 PM show. But 72-year-old Jay says “it doesn’t work that way.” Nope, Jay’s new show sucked without him even trying, thank you very much! Continue reading
Back in 2004 Paul Rudd went on Conan O’Brien’s late-night show and claimed to have brought a top-secret clip of the upcoming Friends finale. But when the clip was played, it was actually a scene from the critically panned 1988 E.T. knockoff, Mac and Me, in which a boy in a wheelchair rolls off a cliff, falls into a lake, and is spotted by the titular alien.
So began a running bit in which Paul Rudd comes onto Conan’s shows, says he has a promotional clip of his latest project, promises Conan that this time it’s not the clip from Mac and Me, and then plays the clip from Mac and Me. Comedy gold. Well, last night Paul made a surprise appearance on Conan, which airs its final episode on Thursday, and played the prank one final time. Actually, two final times. Cuz a joke isn’t funny unless it’s driven into the ground over and over and over.
Kelsey Grammer appeared on Conan (via SOW) this week and he talked to Conan O’Brien about his tattoo. You may have forgotten because it’s really not something anyone would want to remember, but Kelsey got a tattoo above his old-man junk back in 2012. Kelsey went ahead and got a tattoo on his “pubis”. Nothing says sexy like a 63-year-old with a tattoo on his crotch. The tattoo was the name of his wife of seven years Kayte Walsh. Kelsey told Conan that the tattoo was not just a super romantic show of affection for his fourth wife, it was also a preventative measure.
Irish vulgarity translator Jamie Dornan went on Conan to sell the thankfully last film in the Fifty Shades of This Isn’t Doing Much For Making Kink Look Fun trilogy. Because you’ve got to have a gimmick, the prettiest serial killer in existence (The Fall made me understand why Ted Bundy had groupies) had a story about taking off co-star Dakota Johnson’s panties. I’m pretty sure this is the same sort of story Clark Gable told about Vivian Leigh’s drawers on Tonight Starring Steve Allen.