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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

Jennifer Aniston's 'Wanderlust' talk show tour continues

Jennifer Aniston was on Conan last night (again, talking prosthetic penises, though her chat with friend Chelsea Handler was more lively) and her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airs today. Watch a preview clip below. Aniston admits she feels guilty for helping to set up boyfriend-costar Justin Theroux so he’d have to breakdance on his first Ellen appearance. (Aniston sent over his special breakdancing shoes.) She also plays a prank on a bike salesman, which is worth watching if only for the moments line-feeding Ellen leaves her hanging and the guy says he wishes he could hit on her.  READ FULL STORY

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog wants his Golden Collar Award: Calls his competition 'fixed'

Once Martin Scorsese successfully lobbied to get Blackie, the Doberman from Hugo, on the ballot for the clearly prestigious Golden Collar Award, you knew it was just a matter of time before other press-hounds instituted their own publicity campaigns. No surprise then that Triumph the Insult Comic Dog has mounted a “No Justice! No Poop!” effort to get on the ballot. In a video, the wise-cracking pooch says, “While I understand that awards shows are trivial, and there are more important things we should be focusing on — like whether Gisele is a crazy b—h — it is a tragedy that my work on the Conan O’Donnell show has been overlooked. Like many of the nominees, these awards have clearly been fixed.”

Watch his mildly NSFW plea and takedown of the competition below. READ FULL STORY

If They Mated: Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter

We’ve finally found him!

Congratulations to American Idol reject Ben Harrison for having such hilarious genes!

My recap of the Portland auditions will be up shortly. Conan and Andy’s twisted little lovechild was pretty much the high point of the episode for me.

Update: Here’s my recap. What did you think?

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David Cross will apparently trash 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked' until he's blue in the face

The increasingly poor word choices of David Cross? When the subject of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked came up during his visit to Conan on Monday night, the comic actor once again didn’t sugarcoat his feelings about what it was like working on the film. (During an interview with IndieWire.com last month Cross called it “the most unpleasant experience I’ve ever had in my professional life.”)

But it wasn’t Cross’ reiteration that, aside from the cast and crew members, “it was the most miserable experience I’ve ever had in my professional life,” or his cracks at the movie’s expense, which he called “a big commercial for Carnival Cruise lines,” rather a swipe at one of the film’s producers that might be more even painful to endure than Chipwrecked itself.

While discussing a point in filming in which Cross said he was legally “forced … to spend a week on a cruise ship” to dress up as a pelican, a decision he said was made by a producer on the project. (The Arrested Development star talked about the unpleasant cruise and his beef with the producers to The Onion, as well.) Then Cross, who was raised Jewish but now identifies as an Atheist, described the unnamed producer in question as “the personification of what people think about when they think negatively about Jews.”

The moment elicited some nervous laughter from the audience (as well as co-guest Seth Green) but visibly made host Conan O’Brien uncomfortable, as he quickly changed the subject. Maybe that’s the best course of action for Cross at this point, too. When it comes to Alvin and the Chipmunks: Change the subject.

Watch the moment (which goes from 29:09 to 32:32) below: READ FULL STORY

Happy Hanukkah! (Conan O'Brien-Human Centipede edition)

The smell of latkes frying, the sound of children giggling over gelt, the sight of a human centipede menorah crawling out before a giant red-headed late-night host… ah, it must be Hanukkah!  READ FULL STORY

Snooki's guidette beauty regimen is even grosser than you'd think...

We may live in a world where people put nightingale dung on their faces and let flesh-eating fish nip at their toes, but it still sounded like the Internet was playing a trick on Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi when she revealed her latest beauty secret on Conan last night. In her new book, Jersey Shore‘s favorite guidette mentioned that she likes to save money on her beauty regimen by Googling DIY treatments.

The latest and greatest, Snooki said, was putting cat litter (“Clean cat litter!” just in case you wondered) on her face. “It’s got exfoliates, they’ve got rocks in there,” she insisted, “It makes your skin really smooth,” and later added, “I haven’t broken out yet!” A ringing endorsement if there ever was one. See her describe the home remedy, plus advise Conan on how to become a guido, below. READ FULL STORY

Louis CK's next comedy special: It's not TV, it's NOT HBO. It's online.

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Comedian Louis CK visited Conan O’Brien last night during the talkshow host’s final night in New York, and the two swapped stories about the early days, when the no-name red-head took over for David Letterman and hired the struggling comic as one of his first writers. “You saved my life, and you gave me a career,” said Louis, who’s since done rather well for himself.

Louis CK sits atop the stand-up comedy landscape, and his FX show has introduced his unique comic perspective to millions of viewers. It will be interesting to see, then, if his next venture will be a success. After joking with O’Brien about suicide etiquette, George W. Bush, and Americans’ bigotry towards Mexicans, Louis announced plans for his next big comedy special. READ FULL STORY

Conan O'Brien's last NYC show: Host officiates gay wedding, Triumph occupies Wall Street. Don't go, Coco!

To say that Conan O’Brien made the most of his time back in New York City during his week-long stint would be an understatement. O’Brien, among other things, worked as a Chinese food delivery man, peddled along Central Park as a pedicab driver, and played a round of New York trivia with Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Even the most seasoned, lifelong New Yorkers can’t brag about having done that!)

So how do you top off a week of fantastic programming in the Big Apple? Why, you officiate a gay wedding, welcome back Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (and send him to Occupy Wall Street), have a hilarious conversation with Louis C.K., and get a surprise visit from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, of course. READ FULL STORY

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