While guesting on Conan last night, Sarah Silverman inadvertently wound up demonstrating the whole reason for the existence of smartphones in the modern age. “I came up with a craft that you can do with a phone,” Silverman explained to host Conan O’Brien, who seemed to know that he was walking into something terrible and had no choice but to move forward. “Turn your head to the side. Let your mouth be loose and natural, but put your lips together and put your tongue out just a tiny bit.” She took his picture. And the rest is history, except history that will soon be playing out in junior high schools across this great land Watch the full video below, and ask yourself whether the pixelation actually makes things worse: READ FULL STORY
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David Letterman doesn’t totally get the point of voting early, but Vice President Joe Biden disagrees. Last night, he set aside fervent campaigning and his Trans Am for a few minutes in order to read the “Top 10 Good Things About Voting Early” on Letterman’s show. The takeaway: Early voters get all the perks. Free cheeseburgers! An open bar! Five million bucks from Donald Trump! Why aren’t you voting early right now?!
Jimmy Kimmel and Michelle Obama get along famously — even if the comedian does resent the First Lady’s attempts to replace all corn dogs with cauliflower. Both know what it’s like to try to wrangle uncooperative kids; Obama has even perfected the method of disciplining Sasha and Malia without moving her lips, so that cameras don’t notice it. Both also enjoy Halloween, though Kimmel is convinced that Obama must “force vegetables down [the] throats” of those who visit the White House during its annual spooktacular.
But these pals don’t agree about one important topic: whether the pros of being First Lady outweigh the cons. While Kimmel knows what it’s like to be famous, he’d hate to be that famous — not to mention constantly surrounded by Secret Service. Obama, though, is all in, despite the position’s drawbacks. “When Barack talked about entering the politics … I was very hesitant,” she told Kimmel on his show last night. “Your life is no longer your own. How do you raise your kids? But then I thought about the kind of person that I would want to lead the country, and I felt that to deny him that right would be selfish.”
Check out Michelle’s full appearance — which also includes a few hints about what she wears when she’s trying to go incognito — below.
Chareth Richter lives!
According to Will Arnett, his buddies Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter will both appear in Arrested Development‘s hotly anticipated fourth season. The comedian broke the news during last night’s Conan. “I don’t want to give away too much,” Arnett said slyly, “but let me put it this way: There are a few people on this stage tonight who are a part of [season 4].”
He looked back and forth between O’Brien and Richter. “And I think we know who we are.” It wasn’t an illusion — watch for yourself here:
Oh, Bruno! When I see that face, there’s not a thing that I would change.
If Bruno Mars is as goofy and versatile as his winning mug — seriously, he’s like a live-action Muppet — SNL this week should be a fun ride. At least, provided you’re a fan of comedy set to a jaunty tune. Last week, actress and Broadway vet Christina Applegate impressed with a series of all-singing, all-dancing sketches… but after her performance, plus Joseph Gordon Levitt’s striptease, plus Seth MacFarlane’s tuneful monologue, I could understand if some viewers are feeling musical fatigue. But hey — as long as every sketch doesn’t have an instrumental element, the device hopefully won’t get too tired.
Of course, Mars will have to worry about more than simply staying on pitch. Serving as both host and musical guest is no small feat, especially considering the big names who have done it in the past. Mick Jagger performed double duty just last May, following Elton John’s double threat performance in 2011. And then there’s newlywed Justin Timberlake, whose three host/musical guest stints have passed into SNL legend. Can Mars hang with these big boys?
Due to their taping schedules, Comedy Central’s fake news programs couldn’t react to Tuesday’s debates until last night. But The Daily Show and The Colbert Report made up for being a day late with sharp segments that focused on the event’s major moments — binders or no binders.
Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert took a few minutes to dissect the debate’s most controversial exchange, which came when the candidates were discussing September’s attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. Governor Romney alleged that President Obama took two weeks to call the incident an “act of terror,” but Obama argued that he had used that phrase in a speech given the day after the attack. Moderator Candy Crowley backed the president when he asked her to look at the transcript of his remarks — though she also said Romney was correct to say that Obama’s administration took two weeks to confirm that the attack was not the result of a spontaneous riot.
Stewart said that Obama had ushered Romney into “some weird, nitpicky semantic trap” — though the president did mention “acts of terror” the day after the attack, the label was applied indirectly. He likened the president’s actions to the Road Runner urging Wile E. Coyote to run toward an apparent doorway that’s really just “paint on a rock.” READ FULL STORY
So what if The Casual Vacancy isn’t exactly setting the world on fire. Any novel that leads to a publicity tour, which in turn leads to J.K. Rowling appearing on The Daily Show, is a-okay in our book. The author and Jon Stewart had a grand ol’ time last night, even if they mostly talked around Rowling’s latest published work. (Understandable, considering EW’s review: “What started as a lively comedy of manners has turned into an overwrought slog.”)
Rowling’s well-publicized stint as a welfare recipient — in the U.K., it’s called “benefits” — was the main topic of conversation during the interview’s televised portion. She also took this opportunity to spoil The Casual Vacancy‘s (fake) twist ending: “Dumbledore comes back!”
That quip set the tone for the second half of the interview, which appears online only. READ FULL STORY
Jennifer Aniston will always be America’s sweetheart. Just look at the way her face scrunches up in glee when Chelsea Handler asks her about her engagement to Justin Theroux — it’s downright adorable. And how many 43-year-old women can legitimately claim to be adorable? When she gets teary, you just want to give her a hug, then invite her over to watch season 3 of Friends with you. Even tart-tongued Handler broke character to celebrate her pal last night: “He’s the greatest guy ever, and you guys make the greatest couple ever, and I’m so happy for you too.” So are we! Hooray! Let’s get yogurt!!
Of course, the host did also call Jen out for tending to wear shirts that show off her nipples… so maybe the praise party only goes so far. Check out both moments in the videos below. And for the record — yeah, you can kinda see some headlights in the second clip.
Did you know that if Mitt Romney gets elected and cuts PBS’s funding, he’ll effectively be canceling his own series? That’s right — unbeknownst to most people, Massachusetts’s ex-governor has been hosting a children’s show on PBS called Mister Romney’s Neighborhood. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon unearthed a clip last night, and it really is a gem.
Romney has a knack for explaining tricky concepts like “wallet” (“Do you know what money is? I’m guessing no, because you’re watching public television”) and “choke,” a.k.a. what his mailman Mr. Obama did at the debate last week. And he really seems more approachable when he arrives home each day and trades his suit jacket in for a different suit jacket. Come, join the Republican candidate in his house and on a trip to the land of make-believe, the magical world where he and Paul Ryan find most of their facts:
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