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Jeff Daniels risks Clint Eastwood's wrath before singing 'The Dirty Harry Blues'

Jeff Daniels has mastered many skills: gross-out comedy, Sorkinian speechifying, not harming those who confuse him with Dave Coulier. And that’s not all: Last night on Conan, the chameleonic actor revealed that he’s also an ace songwriter — as well as one of the (presumably) few people who can rib Clint Eastwood and live to tell the tale.

In 2002, Daniels co-starred in Eastwood’s thriller Blood Work. But as Daniels reveals in the video below, the Newsroom star and the squinty multihyphenate shared a deep bond even before they worked together. Apparently, Eastwood once told Daniels that he loved Dumb and Dumber… and that he had experienced something very similar to the movie’s famous bathroom scene. Daniels follows this story by performing a tune inspired by his role in Blood Work — and while the song is funny, it’d be tough to top the news that even Hollywood royalty can be felled by bad shellfish. Check out Daniels’ ditty (and his mind-boggling tale) after the jump. READ FULL STORY

All five Romney sons appear on 'Conan', share that Mitt Romney is a prankster

If you see five similar-looking guys together on a late-night talk show, you can assume it’s a boy band. But last night on Conan, it wasn’t so much “What Makes You Beautiful” as “What Makes You A Romney,” with all five of Mitt Romney’s sons — Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben and Craig — stopping by the program in an attempt to humanize their dad.

Conan O’Brien joked about the number of them right off the bat, passing around nametags and pointing out that he felt like the “Romney Boys,” as the press calls them, were better suited to a boy band at the mall than the campaign trail. The five took the jokes in stride, and came prepared with stories about their dad from when they were kids. The big takeaway: Mitt Romney loves pranks. READ FULL STORY

Conan rehashes 'Tonight Show' 'mix-up'; Letterman calls Leno 'a bit of a brat'

Conan O’Brien visited David Letterman’s show last night for the first time in 13 years. You won’t believe what — and who — they discussed. In a way, it was like listening to two old friends who’d been scarred by the same ex-girlfriend; it was just a matter of time before they mentioned her name. Seconds, actually. “I think the longer we just sit here,” said Letterman, after the pair sat down and comically prolonged a moment of awkward silence. “The more uncomfortable it will make Jay.”

Letterman clearly couldn’t resist, gently nudging a slightly reluctant O’Brien to talk about his Tonight Show nightmare. O’Brien joked that he had been assured that the pair wouldn’t discuss it, but why else was he there really? Once O’Brien relented, though, Letterman relished rehashing the events, which he jokingly referred to as his Golden Age of television. “I’ve known Jay a long long time. We go back to the mid 70s, back in Los Angeles at the Comedy Store,” said Letterman. “Jay was always the guy — the funniest guy — he was the guy. He was the guy you’d go to see. He was the guy that you wished you could be more like. He was funny. He was also, uh… a bit of a brat. A bit of a brat. So then, oh you know, when this came along, I said to myself, ‘Oh yes, this is the Jay I know.’”

“You clearly were using my experience to work through some things,” O’Brien observed about Letterman. “You’re someone who’s been in a car accident who passed another guy lying on the road and said, ‘Hahahahahahahaaaaa!’”

Watch two clips from last night’s show. READ FULL STORY

Conan and Dave: Kindred spirits in the late-night wars

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

That’s one way to look at the relationship between David Letterman and Conan O’Brien, who reunite tonight on Letterman’s program. The then-unproven O’Brien succeeded Letterman on Late Night in 1993, and later they were head-to-head rivals for seven months during O’Brien’s brief and tumultuous reign as host of The Tonight Show. Both men, at similar points in their television careers, found themselves grasping the short end of the stick in passive-aggressive tangles with Jay Leno and downright hostile relations with NBC over late-night’s showcase program.

But they share more than just battle scars, judging by the warm on-screen exchanges over the years. Back in 1994, when O’Brien was still getting the hang of his new job, Letterman graciously returned to his former digs and blessed his successor at a time when O’Brien was being savaged by critics. “The more I watch the show, I realize that you guys do an incredible amount of comedy…that is very high level,” said Letterman. “I think you’ve really done a great job to carve out a wonderful identity for yourselves. There’s nothing like this show anywhere on television.” Watch that early visit below. READ FULL STORY

Nina Dobrev is now Conan O'Brien's favorite guest EVER. See why!

If you only watch two minutes of The Vampire Diaries‘ star Nina Dobrev’s interview with Conan O’Brien from Wednesday, it needs to be the clip below. Conan asks her to show him a yoga move, and she uses him as a human wall to do the scorpion. As fellow guest Joel McHale says, “This is awesome.” And that was before he saw where Nina put her feet.

Still, it’s the dismount we think Conan will recall most fondly — and what made him take a victory lap. Good times!  READ FULL STORY

Nick Offerman reads tweets from young female celebrities on 'Conan'

Go ahead and add “TV’s Greatest Sport” to Nick Offerman’s résumé. The increasingly lovable Parks and Rec actor joined forces with Conan O’Brien last night for a new segment titled “Nick Offerman from ‘Parks and Rec’ Reads Tweets from Young Female Celebrities.” Slightly catchier than “The Best Tweets of Kanye West,” right?

What’s even better is that Offerman read off tweets from the likes of Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus while wielding power tools. Honestly, after hearing him recite the musings of Miranda Cosgrove while holding an ax, it’s safe to say I’ll never read tweets the same way again. Watch the magic below: READ FULL STORY

Will Ferrell, Billy Crystal, Zach Galifianakis, and Conan O'Brien are up for Webby Awards

There’s something funny about this year’s Webby nominees. The long list of potential prize recipients includes a surplus of famous comedians — such as Will Ferrell (nominated for Best Individual Performance for his role as George W. Bush), Billy Crystal (Best Individual Performance for his aged Harry Burns), Zach Galifianakis (Variety Video for “Between Two Ferns”), and Conan O’Brien (Celebrity/Fan Site for Team Coco). If any of these funnymen win, they’ll be charged with giving an acceptance speech that’s just five words long. Doesn’t sound too hard, does–?

Other nominees include virtual boldface names like CollegeHumor, Spotify, and Pinterest. Instagram didn’t make the cut — but somehow, we think they’re feeling just fine. READ FULL STORY

Backstage at Ron Burgundy's 'Anchorman' sequel announcement with Funny Or Die -- VIDEO

Sweet Lincoln’s mullet! If you haven’t heard that Ron Burgundy and friends are coming back for a sequel to 2004’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, then by the beard of Zeus, go catch up!

Funny or Die (co-founded by Will Ferrell, who’s involved in this whole thing somehow) just posted a video featuring Burgundy’s backstage preparation for the big sequel announcement, which he delivered last night on Conan. In typical Burgundy fashion, his behind-the-scenes routine is thoroughly taxing, including a vigorous washing of hands (“You can’t do it too much with all the E. coli running around and the scarlet fever and Tourette’s in the water system”). Watch the backstage Anchorman madness below: READ FULL STORY

Jon Hamm talks about his 'sweaty,' pre-fame past -- VIDEO

It’s hard to imagine Jon Hamm as anything other than the charming, classy, handsome, and debonair fellow we see on Mad Men (16 more days!) and magazine covers. But once upon a time the Emmy-nominated dreamboat was just another struggling actor in Hollywood who used Los Angeles’ famed (wait, is that the word?) public transportation and/or Rollerblades to get around town.

During a visit to Conan on Thursday night, the Friends With Kids star recalled the time before limos and red carpets, when towed 1986 Toyota Corollas, barely functioning “convertibles,” and sweaty Rollerblading excursions were a large part of his life. (“There is not a worse look in the world than a dude skatin’ down Highland Avenue to an audition to try and sell soap.”) Watch the full clip below in which the ever-so-humble Hamm (who, let’s face it, even at his “worst” still looked this) talked about that universally shared terrible-car ownership experience:
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Triumph the Insult Comic Dog crashes the Golden Collar Awards -- VIDEO

A few days after claiming the Golden Collar Awards were “fixed,” Conan O’Brien’s cigar-chomping canine correspondent Triumph the Insult Comic Dog crashed the Jan. 13 ceremony. The footage finally made it to air last night on Conan. Behold the irascible mutt as he accuses a tiara-clad Cavalier King Charles spaniel of having “work done” (you’ll have to watch to see which TV personality he holds up as her “Before” picture), makes below-the-collar accusations about Blackie the Doberman from Hugo, and accosts a Real House Pet of Beverly Hills. But which prime-time pooch finally takes Triumph down a peg? Find out after the jump. READ FULL STORY

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