TBS picks up 'Conan' through 2014
February 22nd, 2012
06:22 PM ET

TBS picks up 'Conan' through 2014

After the great late night wars of 2010, it looks like Conan O'Brien has made himself at home at TBS - and the feeling's mutual.

The network, which is owned by the same parent company as CNN, announced Wednesday that they're extending "Conan" for another two years, meaning we'll have O'Brien's particular brand of humor on at 11 p.m. through April, 2014.

The late night host is "excited" to be sticking with TBS, saying in a statement from the network, "This means I'll be taping episodes of 'Conan' well into the Ron Paul presidency."

The statement adds that "Conan" has recently seen three consecutive months of audience growth, and has been well-received by the lucrative demographic of young adults.


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Conan O'Brien officiates gay wedding on 'Conan'
November 4th, 2011
02:08 PM ET

Conan O'Brien officiates gay wedding on 'Conan'

After a week of hosting his TBS show from New York, Conan O'Brien went out with a bang.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the ginger funnyman presided over a staffer’s same-sex wedding last night – on air.

“Conan” costume designer Scott Cronick married his partner, David Gorshein, on the TBS show, which taped from NYC's Beacon Theatre.

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Emma Stone in talks for gangster film?
July 27th, 2011
10:59 AM ET

Emma Stone in talks for gangster film?

You’d think Emma Stone would be preoccupied, what with appearing in and promoting three summer blockbusters, but the bottle ginger is looking ahead.

Stone is in talks to play the female lead in the 1940s crime drama “Gangster Squad,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow film is set to star Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling, who she appeared alongside in “Crazy, Stupid, Love” – out Friday.

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Conan delivers laughs at Dartmouth graduation
June 13th, 2011
01:25 PM ET

Conan delivers laughs at Dartmouth graduation

Dartmouth College's president Dr. Jim Yong Kim shook with laughter as Conan O'Brien gave the school's commencement speech with his signature sharp wit, deploring the state of America as evidenced by his place at the podium.

"If Harvard, Yale and Princeton are your self-involved, vain, name-dropping older brothers, you are the cool, sexually-confident, lacrosse-playing younger sibling who knows how to throw a party and looks good in a down vest," O'Brien told the graduates.

The "Conan" host, a Harvard University graduate, gave a speech that managed to provide laughs while still dishing out some words of wisdom, which he said he learned after his NBC late-night debacle in 2010.

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Colbert pays Letterman a visit
May 5th, 2011
12:34 PM ET

Colbert pays Letterman a visit

In the recent tradition of Craig Ferguson showing up on "Conan," Stephen Colbert singing "Friday" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and Ferguson trading gifts with the "Late Night" host, Wednesday night's "Letterman" had another appearance that could indicate a softening of the late night wars.

When Colbert started discussing the recent severe weather in the South (asking his viewers to donate to the Red Cross, of course), he soon found himself in need of a bathroom. Unfortunately, the shared Viacom (the company which owns CBS and Comedy Central) bathroom key is in Letterman's Ed Sullivan Theater.

So naturally, he interrupted Letterman's show looking for it. This took place on both shows, though only "Colbert Report" viewers saw that outgoing CBS anchor Katie Couric had occupied the john.

What do you think of this recent spate of late night hosts showing up on each others' shows? Do you think they're showing that they can get along after the Leno-O'Brien mess? Share your view below.


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Jon Cryer: I check TMZ for Charlie Sheen updates
January 27th, 2011
10:27 AM ET

Jon Cryer: I check TMZ for Charlie Sheen updates

With an almost 30-year career in show business, you'd think Jon Cryer has heard it all. But when it comes to those news stories about his troubled "Two and a Half Men" co-star Charlie Sheen, even Cryer sometimes can't believe his ears.

"The stuff you hear is just unbelievable," he told talk-show host Conan O'Brien Wednesday. "I'm checking TMZ - as I do every day to see if I have to go to work at all - and there is a story: they found Charlie's car... at the bottom of a cliff. So you're thinking, 'Wow, sure hope Charlie's OK.'"

Cryer, 45, added that it can make for some awkward encounters on set.

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