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Government shutdown: The best late-night and celeb reactions

Faster than you can say “meme,” the Internet was aflutter with commentary on today’s government shutdown. Ranging from the angry to the silly to the tweetable, here are the best reactions:

The best late-night government roasting (in addition to Stewart and Colbert’s “Rockin’ Government Shutdown Eve“): “Our government may be shutting down in a few hours. So folks, get ready for absolutely no noticeable difference,” Conan O’Brien said on Monday’s Conan. “All this drama is very confusing to all the hookers in D.C. They don’t know whether they have to go to work tomorrow either,” Arsenio Hall said on The Arsenio Hall Show.
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'Breaking Bad' takes over 'Conan' -- VIDEO

Just like you, Conan O’Brien is obsessed with Breaking Bad. Just like you, he’s been spending the last few months both eagerly anticipating and dreading the series finale on September 29. And just like you, Conan also thinks it’d be just awesome to spend half an hour palling around with Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, and Vince Gilligan.

But unlike you, Conan actually has the power to make that last part happen. Thus, last night’s episode of Conan — a celebration of AMC’s Emmy-winning drama, featuring altered opening credits, appearances by every full cast member, several goofy in-joke segments (“BarrelFlex: Get fit the Breaking Bad way!”), and even a special musical guest: Los Cuates de Sinaloa, performing the opening song from season 2’s “Negro y Azul,” a.k.a. “The Ballad of Heisenberg.”

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Emmys 2013: Neil Patrick Harris kicks off the show with help from former hosts (and one Paula Deen joke)

And we’re off! Neil Patrick Harris kicked off the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards with a host-filled opening number. What started with an over-complicated binge-watching bit (that made at least one viewer very dizzy), turned into a bit of a rough start on stage for the usually musical host.

Shying away from said musical talent, Harris wasn’t exactly on his game when he first came out on stage, trying too hard to make a joke about the way “kids” watch television nowadays. But after the first Paula Deen joke of the night, Harris was joined on stage by previous hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Jane Lynch, Jimmy Fallon, and Conan O’Brien, who picked up the tempo (a little) with gender jokes, tap dancing, and those always funny 2002-was-so-long-ago jokes. READ FULL STORY

Darren Criss talks Cory Monteith: 'We're picking up the pieces now'

Darren Criss stopped by Conan last night, where the actor shared his memories about his late co-star and “dear friend” Cory Monteith. His remarks join Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele and other Glee cast members who have weighed in since the actor’s untimely death July 13.

Calling him a “wonderful guy,” Conan O’Brien asked Criss how the cast was holding up. “Obviously it’s been a very rough time,” Criss shared. But the actor tried to look forward, explaining, “We’re picking up the pieces now and there’s two things you got to remember about Cory: One, he was a really funny guy. He had a great sense of humor; he loved life. He always took care of his friends, he wanted his friends to be happy, so it’s only right that we try and start to smile again, try and laugh again. It’s something he would have wanted.”

He continued, “On a personal note, he will be severely missed but I’m just happy that a guy like him got to touch as many lives as he did while we were all lucky enough to have him.”

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Aubrey Plaza discusses the struggles of self-pleasure on camera

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April Ludgate is so jealous of how uncomfortable Aubrey Plaza made Conan O’Brien last night.

In hindsight, Aubrey Plaza probably should have known that filming for her raunch-fest comedy The To Do List would likely involve her acting out some private moments onscreen. But somehow she didn’t, as the actress explained on Conan. “I read it on the page, ‘Brandi masturabates’ and in my head I envisioned a nice scene where you see my hand just go out of frame…But then when I showed up, the camera was mounted on the ceiling, I was in my underwear and there were a bunch of old guys smoking [laughing] you know, the crew guys!…and then I went and touched myself.”

O’Brien may be uncomfortable, but this awkward moment is exactly the sweet spot of sorts that Plaza thrives in. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

George R. R. Martin drinks in your Red Wedding tears on 'Conan' -- VIDEO

And they’re only making him stronger!!

Four days after the fact, even the Game of Thrones fans who knew Sunday’s Red Wedding was on the horizon are still trying to recover from seeing it in all its gory glory. As for those who had no idea what was in store for Robb, Catelyn, and Talisa? Forget about it. The reaction videos prove that they may never be the same.

And now the man who single-handedly murdered an entire army has had a chance to see firsthand what his words have wreaked — courtesy of Conan O’Brien.

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The Benedict Cumberbatch shower scene you DIDN'T see in 'Star Trek Into Darkness' -- VIDEO

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If you’re a Cumberbitch, I won’t mince words: Go below the jump, my friends.

If you had to look up the (made-up) word “Cumberbitch,” I’ll provide some context: Star Trek Into Darkness maestros J. J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof have been taking some heat for a scene in their new movie, which features a gratuitous shot of star Alice Eve in her underwear. (Gratuitous female nudity in an action movie? Well, I never!)

But as Abrams pointed out on Conan last night, the scene in question came after an earlier shot of gratuitous Chris Pine shirtlessness — meaning that if anything, he and the Enterprise crew are equal-opportunity objectifiers. Abrams subsequently revealed something that may have made Tumblr explode: Star Trek villain Benedict Cumberbatch also had a shirtless scene that ended up being cut from the movie. And then the director showed a snippet of the scene in question — which finds Cumberbatch glowering in a “shower of evil.”

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Ke$ha's breasts have written some of her favorite songs -- VIDEO

We imagine last night was a far cry from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner for Conan. Remember when Ke$ha talked about having sex with a ghost on his show? Well, her return appearance last night was equally amazing. Decked out in a dress covered in tiny Conan faces, Ke$ha talked about how she gets her inspiration for songs. She simply leans over the piano and lets her breasts tickle the ivories.

”It started as, like, a joke, but then it seriously has produced some of my favorite songs on my new record,” the singer/songwriter said.

Conan absolutely loved it and you could tell he wanted to do about 10 minutes of material on the subject. He settled with imitating what the process must look like and talking like he was one of Ke$ha’s breasts.

”Although you’re laughing, it’s a very serious process for me,” Ke$ha told Conan, although she seemed in on the whole joke.

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White House Correspondents' Dinner: President Obama on NBC, 'The Bible,' and Taylor Swift. Plus: Conan O'Brien's best jokes

C-Span insistently stamped the hashtag “NerdProm” on their coverage of this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but the annual political roast looked more like Washington’s answer to the Golden Globes. By which I mean, there were several pointed jokes and untold gallons of booze. Conan O’Brien was the official comedy diplomat of the night — a return trip for the late-night host, who slung jokes in President Clinton’s direction back in 1995. But O’Brien was overshadowed by his opener: President Barack Obama, who took the opportunity to make several jabs at NBC, CNN, and even Taylor Swift. Read on for the best zingers by the former Tonight Show host and the Commander-in-Chief of these United States. READ FULL STORY

Late-night hosts address Boston tragedy -- VIDEO

In the wake of the tragic events in Boston yesterday, some people were ready to relax with their favorite late-night hosts and some were not. The hosts who aired new shows last night had the difficult task of trying to address the tragedy in a honest and passionate way while also trying to entertain people who just wanted a laugh. Conan O’Brien started his show by saying his ”thoughts and prayers” are with the people of Boston, his hometown. ”That said, it is our job to do a show. We’re gonna try to entertain you the very best we can, which given our track record gives you people a 20 percent chance of having a good show tonight.”

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