‘Crazy’ ‘Bone’ ‘Network’

Posted by · 9:45 am · February 3rd, 2011

I guess this whole episode is worth posting, given the Oscar relevance throughout.  After the nervous-as-hell tone Eisenberg and Lawrence set (endearingly, sure), it was nice to have Bingham there to smooth things out on clean-up:

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Oscar nominees

Posted by · 10:10 pm · February 2nd, 2011

Bingham just Tweeted this pic of his Jay Leno appearance tonight.  If you can’t tell, that’s Jennifer Lawrence off to the side.  And I think you know the gentleman next to Leno.  Nifty:

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‘Conan’ comes into his own

Posted by · 9:25 pm · November 8th, 2010

Conan O’Brien’s foray into basic cable (airing on TBS) settled on an applicable show title two months ago. Because “Conan” is just that, the host, personality — and perhaps for the first time ever — person (rather than caricature) unfiltered and freely spirited. On tonight’s premiere episode — following a humorous pre-taped open featuring an […]

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Agree to the letter

Posted by · 1:12 am · March 2nd, 2010

Although it’s important not to place too much weight or emphasis on a single television show, it was fairly shocking to see that Jay put so little effort in tonight into winning America back. Outside of a few potshots at NBC, he never took the time to address any of the issues that have been […]

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Bridges performs on Conan

Posted by · 3:36 pm · January 16th, 2010

Jeff Bridges stopped by The Tonight Show yesterday to promote “Crazy Heart” and even stood up to belt out a little of “I Don’t Know,” one of the original tracks from the film.  Take a look (the performance is in part three, after the jump):

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Gervais does Conan

Posted by · 4:07 pm · January 14th, 2010

I haven’t offered any comment on the Conan/Leno/NBC situation because, well, I’m not privy to the particulars.  There’s always more nuance than the usual scapegoating that gets perpetuated by, say, geek media outlets who couldn’t have less of a clue.  I’m a Conan fan before I’m a Leno fan (I’ll be in the audience at […]

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‘Avatar’ on late night

Posted by · 9:38 am · January 7th, 2010

Sigourney Weaver stopped by The Ed Sullivan Theater last night to talk “Avatar” with David Letterman.  My jaw dropped when she explains that the Weta guys spend 47 hours of manpower per each 1/24th of a second in translating the data received from the motion-capture sensors.  Wow. Check out the clip below, and after the […]

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Conan cracks his noggin

Posted by · 8:00 am · September 29th, 2009

Cool of NBC to offer this up:

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Tarantino does Conan

Posted by · 1:38 pm · August 26th, 2009

(Part two after the jump.)

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INTERVIEW: 20 questions with Denis Leary

Posted by · 11:32 am · July 3rd, 2009

We rarely cover television with any real focus around these parts, but as you’ve probably gathered from my sporadic posts on the matter, I’m really digging the new season of “Rescue Me.”  So it was a little difficult to pass up an opportunity to sit down with the film’s star and co-creator Denis Leary recently. […]

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Bruno on Conan

Posted by · 4:14 pm · June 26th, 2009

Here’s part one. Part two after the jump:

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R.I.P. Ed McMahon

Posted by · 9:06 am · June 23rd, 2009

On one hand, I’d be lying if I didn’t say one of the first things that crossed my mind with the sad news of Ed McMahon’s passing was, “He was still alive?”  Indeed, McMahon, a fixture of my childhood, hadn’t exactly planted a flag of relevance on my life for a number of years, but […]

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Larry David on Conan

Posted by · 1:24 pm · June 17th, 2009

I haven’t written about Woody Allen’s “Whatever Works” yet because it’s such a problematic, forgettable piece of work.  Back to the usual after a heck of a success last year, I guess.  But regardless, this “Tonight Show” interview with Larry David last night (his first appearance on the show) is an absolute hoot.   It’s amazing […]

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Conan addresses the Super Mario thing

Posted by · 3:55 pm · June 6th, 2009

Thursday we told you about the intriguing similarities between Conan O’Brien’s new “Tonight Show” backdrop and the art of the Super Mario Bros. video games.  I honestly didn’t expect O’Brien to address the matter but sure enough, one day later during the opening monologue, we got this: Of course, he doesn’t offer an outright confirmation […]

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Is Conan’s new backdrop Mario-inspired?

Posted by · 2:28 pm · June 4th, 2009

Lots of “Tonight Show” talk this week.  I would apologize but, at the same time, come on, it’s transition week.  Plenty to discuss. The guys over at Serious Lunch (via Joe Quesada’s Twitter page and Gizmodo) have either stumbled onto a coincidence or an awesome ode to the Mushroom Kingdom.  If you’ve been watching the […]

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus wants her Oscar

Posted by · 12:38 pm · June 4th, 2009

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Obama stumps for O’Brien

Posted by · 8:43 am · June 3rd, 2009

Last night’s show, by the way — a HUGE step up from the opening night jitters. 100% from start to finish. That’s what I’m talking about.

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O’Brien’s first shot at ‘The Tonight Show’ — How’d he do?

Posted by · 10:05 am · June 2nd, 2009

In his first shot at hosting “The Tonight Show,” I think it’s safe to say Conan O’Brien has tamed things down from his “Late Night” antics of old. Tapping comedian Will Ferrell and musical guest Pearl Jam as introductory guests might be seen as indication of a “hipper” or younger direction, but came off as […]

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