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MTV Movie Awards: Conan ditches Andy Richter, teams with Ice Cube instead

This Sunday, Conan O’Brien will host the 2014 MTV Movie Awards — but unlike his regular hosting gig on TBS, he’ll be on stage without his longtime sidekick Andy Richter.

“Andy’s not reliable,” O’Brien explains to EW. “I’d love to bring Andy — in fact, I’ve tried to bring Andy to many things. But he’s like the country singer George Jones late in his career: Maybe he’ll show, maybe he won’t.”

“Andy pretty much lives in an RV,” O’Brien adds. “It’s very hard; he doesn’t have any representation. You can tell. Whenever I talk to Andy’s ‘manager’ on the phone, I can tell it’s Andy from a payphone, doing a slightly different voice. And then I can always hear someone banging on the door.” READ FULL STORY

Pardcast-A-Thon 2013 preview: Jimmy Pardo on Smile Train and hitting the eight-hour podcast wall

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Why is Thanksgiving such a perfect setting for marathons? (The non-physical kind, of course.) Is it because the entire holiday weekend is dedicated to extended bouts of gluttony and shopping till one drops?

No matter the reason, this Thanksgiving not only brings the return of the MST3K Turkey Day marathon, but it also ushers in this year’s Never Not Funny Pardcast-A-Thon. Launching the day after Thanksgiving at noon PT, hosts Jimmy Pardo, Matt Belknap, and Pat Francis will live-stream 13 straight hours of auditory and visual comedy goodness in support of Smile Train. This year’s guests include Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Andy Richter, Joel Stein, Scott Aukerman, Doug Benson, and radio legend Phil Hendrie.

Now in its fifth year, the Pardcast-A-Thon has grown from a nine-hour romp in 2009 to the current jumbo-sized run. To date, the Pardcast-A-Thon has raised over $300,000 for Smile Train, a charity that seeks to repair cleft lips and palettes in children all over the world. “I donated money to Smile Train just one Sunday after seeing it in the back of Parade magazine,” Pardo told EW. “I saw the picture of the child and it said for $250 and a 45-minute surgery, you can change a child’s life. My dumb little head understood that. I’ve donated money before to other great causes, but for $250, I’m really gonna understand what’s happening here.”

Pardo shared his experience with friend and collaborator Pat Francis, and Francis revealed he had also just donated to Smile Train. That’s where Pardcast-A-Thon was born. “For whatever reason, Smile Train responded to the idea that we were doing this for them, and it’s a comedy show, so they’re putting smiles on kids’ faces, and I’m a comic putting smiles on people’s face,” Pardo said. “It sounds a little cheesy, but everything really worked out and that became our charity of choice.”
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Andy Richter takes the EW Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO

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Andy Richter’s shared a lot of information about himself in the years he’s sat next to Conan O’Brien. When we put him in the hot seat, we found out when he yells at the TV, which R-rated movie he saw too young, what he considers his most-prized pop culture possession (it once belonged to David Letterman), and to whom he wrote a fan letter when he was young. Scroll down for the video below. READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Lawrence talks John Stamos, Puppy Bowl, and beer on 'Conan' -- VIDEO

Jennifer Lawrence is just like you: She’s open about a crush on John Stamos from his Full House days, and thinks the Puppy Bowl is “genius.”

Lawrence continued her quest for total talk show domination last night on Conan, with an appearance that started off on a gushing note. “I’ve been watching the show for 15 years and I’m 22 years old,” she said. “The producer said to me, ‘Andy Richter’s going to hug you,’ and I started tearing up.” She explained that prior to this interview, O’Brien had swung by her dressing room and she had forced him to do many of his signature bits for her, including the String Dance.

The love was clearly mutual. While O’Brien praised her performance in Silver Linings Playbook, he also had fun teasing the star, who could more than keep up with him. While talking about a Super Bowl party she threw for her friends at her house, she explained that her plans were more about a little event that happened prior to the big game. “It was just a lot of drinking, I guess,” Lawrence said of the party. “We watched the Puppy Bowl…. It’s just puppies! And then they have a little camera in the water bowl — it’s genius!” READ FULL STORY

Andy Richter, Deon Cole, and George Takei offer to help you come out -- VIDEO

For just $99.95, Andy Richter will come out to your family for you.

In a pre-taped bit for Conan, Richter offers his services to anyone who needs help coming out during the holidays. For an additional $19.95, comedian and Conan writer Deon Cole will show up and strong-arm anyone who opposes. And, for just $9.95 more, you even get Star Trek vet and gay rights activist George Takei.

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'Arrested Development': Conan O'Brien tweets first official photo from the new episodes

Today’s news: it’s not all doom and gloom and flying cows! This morning, Conan O’Brien tweeted what he’s calling the “first official photo from the new Arrested Development.” It’s sure to cheer up any Hurricane Sandy-struck AD fans who feel like they’re about to blue themselves. Here’s the shot:

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Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter to appear in new 'Arrested' eps -- VIDEO

Chareth Richter lives!

According to Will Arnett, his buddies Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter will both appear in Arrested Development‘s hotly anticipated fourth season. The comedian broke the news during last night’s Conan. “I don’t want to give away too much,” Arnett said slyly, “but let me put it this way: There are a few people on this stage tonight who are a part of [season 4].”

He looked back and forth between O’Brien and Richter. “And I think we know who we are.” It wasn’t an illusion — watch for yourself here:

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