November 8th, 2010
10:28 PM ET

Coco returns: The live-blog, with exclusive opener

At long last, the premiere of "Conan" has arrived. We sat through a "60 Minutes" interview, a live CoCo cam with dancing tacos and plenty of promos.

But tonight, we'll finally get to see what Conan O'Brien will bring to TBS at 11 p.m. ET. We're ready to get this live-blogging going - join in after the jump.

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Jersey love as Snooki visits 'Cake Boss'
November 8th, 2010
06:45 PM ET

Jersey love as Snooki visits 'Cake Boss'

Talk about a reality show crossover.

Snooki from “Jersey Shore” is paying a visit to TLC’s “Cake Boss” on Monday. While popping in to Carlo’s Bake Shop, she makes the acquaintance of “Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro’s cousin, who is clearly a fan of the Snooks.

Unfortunately, the admiration only seems to flow one way. “Do you go tanning?” Snooki asks him, to which he replies, “No I don’t.”

“I can tell,” the Snookster says. Oh well; so much for the GTL love.

Click here to watch a clip of Snooki visiting “Cake Boss.”

November 8th, 2010
04:42 PM ET

Jackson's kids to Oprah: He was the best dad ever

More than a year after his passing, Michael Jackson’s parents and children appeared on Monday’s episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” sharing personal memories of the late pop star.

During the pre-taped program, Katherine Jackson spoke on topics ranging from her son’s childhood to what she describes as the worst day of her life, his death on June 25, 2009.

In August, 2009, it was determined that Jackson died from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic Propofol. Mrs. Jackson told Winfrey that she spoke to her son only once about drugs, which he denied using.

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Amber Tamblyn matches wits with 'House'
November 8th, 2010
03:47 PM ET

Amber Tamblyn matches wits with 'House'

When Amber Tamblyn ("Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") was first offered a role as a new doctor on the wildly popular series, "House," she wasn't too excited about the prospect.

"As soon as they came to me and said they wanted to write something, I went, 'Oh, I don’t want to do a medical show. That doesn’t sound very fun to me,'" she said during a conference call with reporters. "I started asking my friends. They all went, 'Are you an idiot? It’s not a medical show. You’ve never seen it?' I went, 'No.' I felt very stupid for ever thinking that."

Once she had a chance to watch old episodes of the show, she was "blown away," and couldn't wait to work with the cast.

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Looking toward the future on 'Eastbound & Down'
November 8th, 2010
03:45 PM ET

Looking toward the future on 'Eastbound & Down'

To borrow a line from William Shakespeare, all's well that ends well - unless your name is Kenny Powers.

We last left KP and Stevie tying up a few loose ends in Mexico before they headed back home to Shelby, North Carolina. In a nutshell, Stevie got married, KP was offered another shot at the Majors League and he seemed primed for a reunion with the love of his life, April.

For those of you thinking KP would end season two reuniting with the girl of his dreams and setting the world of professional baseball on fire, Chapter 13 hit us with the old reminder that what plays out in the mind of our protagonist is usually a far cry from his actual reality.

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Filed under: Eastbound & Down • television • TV recaps
'Hold Me in Paradise' on 'Boardwalk Empire'
November 8th, 2010
01:50 PM ET

'Hold Me in Paradise' on 'Boardwalk Empire'

So after last week's "Going Nucky" Halloween celebration, I decided to take it easy this week, laying low around the office and sticking close to my cubicle.

While I was refraining from charging extra for cans of Sprite, I had a chance to reflect on the season thus far, and if there's been one common thread throughout each of the eight episodes to this point, it’s been the show's use of symbolism.

Some moments were cleverly covert, such as the muddy tracks in the pristine marble foyer of the Ritz Carlton at the conclusion of episode three, "Broadway Limited.” After Chalky's driver was hanged with the words "Liquor Kills" sprawled onto the car beneath him, Nucky's allegorical footprints seemed to signify the exact place in time when the filth of his illegal dealings began to invade his otherwise clean, docile existence.

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