January 20th, 2010
11:17 PM ET

Transcript: Conan O'Brien's January 20 monologue

Below is a transcript of "The Tonight Show" opening monologue from January 20th:

Hello, I’m Conan O’Brien, sorry if I’m a little late…I had a job interview at Lady Foot Locker.

I should have known something was up when NBC sent me that 2010 calendar that only went up to January.

Over the past week, ratings for the “Tonight Show” are up by 50%. When NBC executives heard this they told me, “See, you really don’t fit in around here.”

This whole experience has been so surreal. I never thought I’d be jealous of the long, illustrious run that NBC gave “Joey.” FULL POST


Filed under: Late Night comedy
January 20th, 2010
09:21 PM ET

Transcript: Jay Leno's January 20 monologue

Below is a transcript of "The Jay Leno Show" opening monologue from January 20th:

What a rainstorm we had here in Los Angeles. You know what i love about L.A.? driving to work in the rain and seeing everybody's automatic sprinklers still going. Shows you we are so in sync with nature.

In fact, because of the rain in Barstow, all the crystal meth labs had to be moved to higher ground. FULL POST


Filed under: Late Night comedy • television
January 20th, 2010
05:55 PM ET

The Hoff gets an A&E reality show

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Thank goodness for A&E.

The docu-soap channel has found a way to fill the hole David Hasselhoff left in our hearts when he made his exit from “America’s Got Talent.”

Instead of allowing Hoffians to wallow in despair, A&E has cooked up a new reality series for “the most watched TV star in the world” (according to the Guinness Book of World Records, so says the press release). Those 30-plus years on television add up, you know. FULL POST

January 20th, 2010
05:48 PM ET

U2 and Jay-Z record a song to raise money for Haiti

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U2, Jay-Z and producer Swizz Beatz have recorded a song together to raise money for victims devastated by the Haiti earthquake.

U2 guitarist, The Edge, told Irish radio station 2FM that the song has already been finished and recorded after Swizz Beatz reached out to the band with the idea.

It is not clear whether the single will be released or whether the collaborators plan to debut it during Friday night's worldwide broadcast of the "Hope for Haiti" telethon. FULL POST

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Filed under: "Find The Good" • Jay-Z • Music • Uncategorized
January 20th, 2010
05:30 PM ET

'(500) Days of Summer' director takes on 'Spider-Man' sequel

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The studio behind the “Spider-Man” franchise wanted to go in a new direction for the fourth installment of the series and it looks like they chose the right director to shake things up. 

“(500) Days of Summer” director Marc Webb has been tapped to make the film following the recent decision to reboot the series rather than continue with Tobey Maguire’s Spidey. Sony Pictures CEO Amy Pascal said that they picked Webb because of his past success with capturing actors' emotions on the big screen.

"We wanted someone who could capture the awe of being in Peter's shoes so the audience could experience his sense of discovery while giving real heart to the emotion, anxiety, and recklessness of that age and coupling all of that with the adrenaline of Spider-Man's adventure," Pascal said in a statement released on Tuesday. "We believe Marc Webb is the perfect choice to bring us on that journey." FULL POST

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January 20th, 2010
04:21 PM ET

Winehouse pleads guilty to assault charge

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Singer Amy Winehouse pleaded guilty to an assault charge on Wednesday relating to a December incident where she assaulted a theater manager during a Christmas show in Buckinghamshire, England.

Winehouse, 26, lashed out at Richard Pound during a performance of "Cinderella," pulling the theater manager’s hair when he suggested she have a glass of water rather than an alcoholic beverage. The court was told that Winehouse had consumed five vodka and Cokes prior to the incident.

According to BBC News Judge Peter Crabtree told the troubled singer that "Mr. Pound is a person whose job involves interaction with the public ... (who) deserves the court's protection."

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