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Conan O'Brien turns 48. Happy Birthday, dear Coco!

Sorry Suri Cruise, but there’s only room for one celebrity birthday in our hearts today. (Plus, you’re only five years old, and you have a better wardrobe than us. We are bitter.) For April 18th is known solely around PopWatch HQ as Conan O’Brien’s birthday. Yes, 48 years ago today (in the year nineteen sixty three… In the year nineteen sixty threee-eeeeeee), our future, fearless Team Coco leader was born, with a life of late night television battles, self-pleasuring bears, and Walker, Texas Ranger levers still ahead of him. While the unstoppable ginger force will be working on his birthday – Scream 4 actress Emma Roberts is stopping by and hopefully so will his, er, TBS boss Ted Turner — we’d still like to imagine he had a lovely, low-key celebration this weekend, mostly one in which he went apple-picking with Mr. T.

In honor of the Flaming C’s special day, here’s a clip of him doing what he does best, kicking ass. (We were going to bake him a cake, but finding orange icing is way harder than you’d think.) READ FULL STORY

Piers Morgan on Charlie Sheen: 'I believe fundamentally in a man's right to party if he wants to'

Piers Morgan appeared on Conan last night to recount how he landed his live interview with Charlie Sheen and to show his support for the actor. Morgan, who also interviewed Sheen in the ’90s, said one of his bookers got the actor’s number and Morgan phoned it himself. Sheen’s daughter answered and said, “Dad, there’s this guy called Piers from CNN who wants to talk to you,” Morgan said.

For a half hour, he convinced Sheen, who he considers to be a smart guy going through a tough period, that the erratic interviews he’d been giving made him look “slightly crazy” — and that he could better express himself in a live hour conversation. Sheen promised he’d be there that afternoon at 4:30 p.m. PT for the 6 p.m. PT show, but he didn’t roll in until after 5:55 p.m. PT, which Morgan said gave him a “squeaky bum.” READ FULL STORY

Conan stages Lingerie Puppy Bowl

Conan O’Brien hosted the Lingerie Puppy Bowl last night, and if you thought the idea of dogs with eyebrows was a little much, wait until you see a golden retriever puppy with human-like breasts. Also, one of the puppies is in leather-y bondage gear. It’s unsettling and adorable! READ FULL STORY

Jon Cryer on 'Conan': 'Two and a Half Men' star talks La Vida Sheen

Two and a Half Men‘s Jon Cryer visited Conan O’Brien last night, and talked about his show, his Emmy, show-tunes… Hm, what else did he discuss? Oh, yeah — Charlie Sheen. Give bonus points to Conan for waiting at least 142 seconds before bringing up Cryer’s troubled co-star, but I don’t think Cryer has a future in public relations. Check out their exchange below. Be warned, sensitive souls: It starts with a car-wreck and turns into a tad of a pornographic trainwreck (which is now the new name of my imaginary heavy-metal band). READ FULL STORY

Larry King on 'Conan': Ryan Seacrest is his fashion guru

Larry King stopped by Conan last night to chat about everything from his new career as a stand-up comic (…really!) to his buddy Ryan Seacrest. As it turns out, the two TV staples are BFF. In fact, they’re so close that, according to King, Seacrest has taken it upon himself to make sure the older man dresses stylishly.

“He was at my house for dinner one night, and he says to me, ‘How can you wear those jeans?'” King explained. “I said, ‘What’s wrong with my jeans?’ They’re, like, $29 jeans. [Ed note: Does Larry think that’s expensive or cheap for a pair of pants?] READ FULL STORY

Conan apologizes to Kimmel for similar Palin-Rudolph bit (but not for not watching his show)

In case you missed it amidst your holiday preparations, Conan O’Brien took to the Internet last week to apologize for his TBS show doing a video bit about Sarah Palin shooting Rudolph two weeks after ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live added audio of Palin hunting caribou with her father from her TLC reality show over the animated holiday classic. “So, of course, we apologize for that, we weren’t aware,” O’Brien says of discovering the joke was a popular one only the morning after Conan‘s aired. “The staff member responsible for the piece has been fired, and, I hear, has been immediately rehired at Jimmy Kimmel. So I think everything worked out,” he deadpans. He then cites three other examples of his show playing copycat. (Did you know his sidekick Andy Richter was once a sidekick on another show?! “I mean that show was such a piece of crap, I didn’t feel it was worth mentioning,” Richter cracks after a picture from their early days together flashes.) Watch the mea culpa below. Classy move, Coco. The video of Conan‘s bit also appears to have been removed from the show’s site.


Sarah Palin shoots Rudolph, jokes Conan. And Kimmel. (And Kimmel again.)

Great minds think alike, etc etc. At least that’s what Conan O’Brien’s writers are telling themselves this morning, because last night’s segment in which Sarah Palin shoots Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer looked pretty familiar. Here’s Conan’s: READ FULL STORY

Ryan Reynolds now officially the Sexiest Man Alive

This morning, People announced that Ryan Reynolds is its 2010 Sexiest Man Alive. The issue hits stands Friday, at which time we’ll be able to see if the magazine resisted the urge to show him shirtless. (Can you imagine the letters?) The Green Lantern star proves why he’s really on the list — his sense of humor. “Now it’s going to be, ‘Sexiest Man, take out the garbage.’ That does sound better,” Reynolds says of how the title might turn into a perk with his wife, Scarlett Johansson. “The most difficult part is going to be organically working this title into a conversation with random strangers.”

People also has a tease of some of the runner-ups on its website, which includes a pretty phenomenal shot of Jon Hamm, Kellan Lutz lying shirtless on a truck, Drake, Glee‘s Matthew Morrison, Jon Bon Jovi, True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello (wet), Robert Downey Jr., Grey’s Anatomy‘s Jesse Williams, Justin Timberlake, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Vin Diesel, winner of People’s first-ever Sexiest Man Alive on Facebook campaign. The cover also shows that Johnny Depp and Conan O’Brien make the cut.

What are your thoughts on People‘s pick, people?

'Conan' blimp haunting Jay Leno, reports local Los Angeles NBC anchor

BREAKING NEWS: According to Los Angeles NBC anchor Robert Kovacik’s Twitter feed, this afternoon a bright orange blimp with the word “CONAN” in big, bold letters written across it could be seen hovering over the NBC studios in Burbank, Calif., right before Jay Leno began taping The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Kovacik even took a photo of the foreboding sight. At press time, it was not entirely clear who or what this “CONAN” is, or why he/she/it would be hounding poor Leno so. Perhaps the strange lowercase “tbs” that appeared to be rising out of a bowl holds the answer. You tell me, PopWatchers. What does this mean?

'Dancing With the Stars': Could Bristol Palin actually win?!? TV Insiders look into disco-crystal ball on podcast

Image Credit: Bob D'Amico/ABC

Bristol Palin may look like she doesn’t even want to be there half the time, but apparently lots of other people must want her on Dancing With the Stars, because the “teen activist” keeps on surviving week after week when other, clearly better dancers are shows the door. Which leads to many questions: How is this happening? Are fans of her politician mother voting along party lines for daughter Palin in droves? And could Bristol actually … gulp … win? Annie Barrett and Michael Slezak join me on the always non-partisan TV Insiders podcast to break it all down while also examining the big verbal dust-up between sassy Maks and sometimes lucid Carrie Ann. Plus: Someone admits to actually liking Survivor: Nicaragua‘s NaOnka, we grade the first week of Conan O’Brien’s new TBS talk show, and give our picks for the funniest Modern Family cast member. You can download all the insanity straight to your mp3 player, or click on the video player below to enjoy all the podcast magic on your screen right here, right now. And if you have a question for the TV Insiders, you can tweet it to @EWDaltonRoss. So get your dancing shoes on, click on the video below, and we’re off! READ FULL STORY

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