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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

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?

Read more:
‘American Idol’ recap: Portlandia
‘Idol': 10 Rejects Who Came Back Stronger (PHOTO GALLERY)
‘Idol’ Flashback! EW’s First Impressions of 24 Series Standouts
‘American Idol': What we want to see from the judges

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

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