Despite its rise to dominance, Twitter still has a lot of haters. If you're one of them, chances are you haven't joined, or worse: you're following the wrong people. Before you can retort by saying, "Listen, my 14 friends and hilarious uncle are all I need in my life," do yourself a favor and follow some really funny people. If the only names that come to mind are Stephen Colbert and Conan O'Brien, never fear: Joonbug has navigated the treacherous depths of the Twittersphere for its funniest users.
Telling James Franco to be quiet is about as easy as making children eat their vegetables. Good thing in both cases, they manage to stay adorable and our sappy hearts would forgive them easily.
Coming from the unexpected success of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Franco stopped by Conan O'Brien's late-night talk show (TBS) Tuesday night to have a little chat. Topic of choice? His acting career, first and foremost...and also his brief encounter with potential amateur porn.
Those lucky enough to be out in San Diego this weekend have a few excuses to brave the heat. Coinciding with Comic Con, the Museum of Conan Art is hosting a special exhibit of fan art, courtesy of TBS. The Fine Art of The Flaming C is a collection of the most popular art of Conan O’Brien’s super hero alter ego as voted by fans online.
The Flaming C was invented when Conan O’Brien while visiting the Warner Bros. animation studio and having a chat with Bruce Timm , the character designer, artist, co-creator and producer of Batman: The Animated Series. Timm, one of the founding fathers of the DC Animated Universe which brought comic book characters to the animated world, followed Conan’s guidelines and drew him a hodgepodge of a hero. The Flaming C, armed with an oven mitt and oversized spoon, quickly became a hit on TV and the internet. Art of The Flaming C began to spring up overnight from both professionals and amateurs.
In honor of Comic Con and The Flaming C possibly getting his own animated short, the Museum of Conan Art is featuring the best of what Conan fans have to offer. Created specifically for this weekend, there will also be art of The Flaming C created by Nathan Sawaya entirely out of LEGO bricks. Fans will also be able to enjoy a green screen experience where they can put themselves in photos with The Flaming C. Visitors will participate in a paint-by-numbers collective art piece which will be displayed at the weekend’s close. All visitors will get a free poster of The Flaming C while supplies last and are eligible for limited edition T-shirts and other prizes. Fans who check-in via Foursquare will receive a limited-edition pin and will be registered for a chance to win a trip for two to Los Angeles to see a taping of CONAN.
Conan O'Brien will go on to another show but his sidekick Max Weinberg won't. Rumor has it that Max Weinberg of the E Street Band will be stepping down to drum for Springsteen permanently. Say it isn't so Max! Jimmy Vivino, a musician under Weinberg, is expected to take over.
The TBS show should have just asked Kevin Eubanks from The Tonight Show. It seems only fair. Jay Leno steals Conan's spot so Conan gets Eubanks.
Conan O'Brien is hungry for an Emmy! TBS, the network currently employing him, is campaigning for him to be nominated for an Emmy for "The Tonight Show" on NBC. The executives at TBS have sent this ad to all the major trades in hopes of getting support for him. This will undoubtedly piss off NBC. Hopefully he gets the nomination because it is well deserved.
Conan O’Brien is no longer a New Yorker. His penthouse at The Majestic building has finally sold for a whopping $29.5 million this week. The apartment had been on the market since February. This sale marks the second highest sale of a residence in Manhattan to date this year. Conan will be joining the west coast once again as he begins work on his new show at TBS. Will Conan like the Hollywood Hills, or will he miss his anything-but-humble abode in Central Park?
In case you've been living under a rock, here's the bullet points of the Conan v. Leno and NBC drama:
- In a move five years in the making, Jay Leno left The Tonight Show and the 11:35pm slot was given to Conan O'Brien.
- NBC didn't want to lose Leno to a competitor so they gave him a prime time slot.
- Leno's ratings were awful and O'Brien's ratings were awful. (I can't speak for Leno, but I know I watched Conan online because I was out on the town while it was airing.)
- NBC tried to "compromise" by offering Leno a 30 minute show at 11:35pm and letting O'Brien keep the Tonight name and start 30 minutes later.
- O'Brien said no, so they gave Leno back the show, thereby screwing CoCo royally.
Either way, Conan is the man and I'm sure he'll bounce back. If you missed the 60 minutes segment, you can check it out below.
Well it looks like everyone's favorite ginger will be back on the air in November. Conan O'Brien has announced that he will be bringing his hair and jokes to TBS and not to FOX as everyone was led to believe. Mr. O'Brien's new program will air Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. Eastern, which will shift "Lopez Tonight," starring George Lopez, from 11 p.m. to midnight.
Even though Conan was jumped, beaten up, and left for dead by NBC, he's still managing to make headlines. O'Brien announced on his twitter that he'll be, "heading to your town on a half-assed comedy & music tour. I repeat: It's half-assed." The ‘Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour' was announced shortly after the twitter craze that Conan sparked by following a random person (Sarah Killen), who went from 3 followers (pre-Conan) to 27,900 followers and was given a bunch of free stuff.
One of the last stops on tour will be at this year's Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Conan has never turned down the opportunity to rock out on his previous talk shows, so it seems like a perfect fit.
The tour will start April 12th in Eugene, Oregon, for tickets and details visit Team Coco.
The last week has seen the continuation of the controversy surrounding the future of "The Tonight Show."
So what's actually changed? Not that much. Conan O'Brien will still be leaving "The Tonight Show," but presumably substantially richer after settlement talks are over. Meanwhile, NBC honcho Jeff Zucker has admitted that he made a "mistake," but quickly backtracked. After being seared by Jimmy Kimmel on his own show, Leno finally spoke up for himself, saying that he knew better than NBC and that the network was treating them both unfairly. While this likely did not change many minds among Team Conan or the I'm With Coco crowd, who came out in droves Monday at rallies across the country, it did serve to highlight the business aspect of the whole shebang.