January 21st, 2010
10:31 PM ET

Transcript: Conan O'Brien's January 21 monologue

Below is a transcript of "The Tonight Show" opening monologue from January 21st:

I’m Conan O’Brien, future Donkey Kong champion.

Many of you have probably heard the news. NBC and I have finally reached a separation agreement. I knew it was official this morning when NBC dropped off all my CDs and picked up its lava lamp.

As you all know by now, tomorrow is our last show here. I’d like to apologize to the guests that were scheduled for next week: President Barack Obama, the Pope, the Queen of England, and our good friend, Elvis Presley. FULL POST


Filed under: Late Night comedy
January 21st, 2010
10:27 PM ET

Transcript: Jay Leno's January 21 monologue

Below is a transcript of "The Jay Leno Show" opening monologue from January 21st:

Thank you for coming on such a miserable, rainy day. For those of you watching at home, to give you an idea what the weather is like here, it's almost as gloomy outside NBC as it is inside NBC.

I don't think people in L.A. have seen this much water since Octomom gave birth.

You know it hailed in Los Angeles. Hail! People here thought it was raining crack! They didn't know what it is. FULL POST


Filed under: Late Night comedy • Uncategorized
January 21st, 2010
06:38 PM ET

Sundance: fresh and new

Today marks the first official day of the Sundance Film Festival.  In keeping with tradition, festival founder Robert Redford hosted a press conference at the Egyptian Theater on Main St. in order to kick things off.  This year, Redford was joined by the festival's new director, John Cooper.

For Redford, this year's festival was all about rebirth and returning to the event's original vision.  By far, the most-used buzz words by both Redford and Cooper were "fresh" and "new."  The two men underscored strongly that this year's festival is returning to its roots and is completely focused on fresh, new ideas.

Two countries are fresh and new to this year's festival: Estonia and Greenland.  Likewise, the festival has two fresh new programs.  The first is called "Next" and focuses on extremely low budget or no budget films.  The other is called "Sundance Film Festival USA" and provides a platform in which movies showing at the festival will also be seen in art house cinemas in eight American cities.

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January 21st, 2010
06:23 PM ET

Big Kenny reflects further on Haiti

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Country star "Big Kenny" Alphin is not just blogging from Haiti, he is helping.

“I don’t want to leave one stone unturned,” he said. “Not one.”

The singer is desperately seeking his friend Walt Ratterman who was at the now collapsed Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince during the earthquake in Haiti. Big Kenny says Ratterman’s wife is convinced he is still alive and he wants do whatever he has to in order to find his friend.

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January 21st, 2010
05:15 PM ET

Unauthorized Oprah bio to hit shelves on April 13

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Biographer Kitty Kelley is getting set to release her unauthorized biography of the Queen of all Media, Oprah Winfrey.

The 544-page book, “Oprah: A Biography,” will be released on April 13, with a first printing of 500,000 copies.  Kelley's publisher Crown claims the writer has spent three years researching the tome and conducted 850 interviews with sources, some of whom have never spoken before about Winfrey for publication.

Kitty Kelley is no stranger to tackling public figures. Her previous books have taken on the Bush family, Princess Diana, Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor. FULL POST

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January 21st, 2010
01:06 PM ET

Big & Rich's 'Big Kenny' blogs from his journey to Haiti

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Country singer "Big Kenny" filed the following blog from his journey to Haiti in search of his friend, Walt Ratterman, who was staying at the Montana Hotel in Port-au-Prince:

Riding the winding roads of the Dominican Republic with 10 doctors and our crew headed toward the border town of Jamini, where one hospital and triage has been set up by AMI [Aide Medicale Internationale] et als. The descriptions of the casualties is heart-sinking, though the outpouring of aid from around the world that I am witnessing is none short of amazing. Many on our same flight. Many on this bus with me. Love is flowing. That is good.

I heard a French girl was pulled from the Montana Hotel wreckage today alive. Still 7 search-and-rescue teams working there. I remain faithful. What a reminder to let the daily small stuff fly out the window and really live our dreams!

Life is always in the moment. FULL POST


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