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James Van Der Beek on 'Conan': Too hot for TV -- VIDEO

How hot is meta, grown-up James Van Der Beek? So hot that his interview on Conan last night got interrupted by an actual fire alarm.

One minute, Van Der Beek was describing his douchey Don’t Trust the B—– in Apt. 23 character and complimenting Conan O’Brien’s high, tight butt — the next, their conversation was pierced by a high-pitched screeching sound. “So let me get this straight, James Van Der Beek,” Conan joked as the alarm grew louder. “You wait 14 years — 14 years — ’til it’s safe to come back on this show” — the host and the former teen idol hadn’t chatted since The Beek’s Dawson’s Creek days — “and there’s a f–in’ fire alarm!”

Then Conan threw to commercial so his crew could quiet the noise (or, you know, put out the fire). Watch it here:

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Larry David narrates Obama film on 'The Daily Show': 'Less bad is better than more bad!'

Look, The Daily Show gets that a lot of Americans feel like they aren’t better off now than they were four years ago. But hey — even if President Obama hasn’t been perfect, he hasn’t made as many mistakes as he could have made. And everyone agrees that less bad is better than more bad… right?

That’s the point driven home by this fake biographical video for Obama. It points out how, as president, he put in place an “economic stimulus package that definitely didn’t ruin the country” and managed to keep the unemployment rating below 12 percent, “or 19! Or 80! There’s no limit to how high numbers can go!” As for Obamacare? “It’s better than cancer!” The whole thing is narrated by Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David, a guy who knows a thing or two about optimistic pessimism.

Check out the devastating and funny — or is that devastatingly funny? — clip below.

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Michelle Obama on Letterman: Top 10 reasons to watch the DNC

On this, the final day of the Democratic National Convention, even die-hard wonks are feeling some political fatigue. For the past few weeks, it’s been nothing but “we built it”-this and “yes we can, again”-that and endless “Invisible Obama” jokes — and the volume of discourse will only increase as November inches closer. Even so, First Lady Michelle Obama thinks you should tune in to the DNC tonight… and not just because her husband’s giving a speech.

Last night, David Letterman had Obama read off her Top Ten reasons to watch the convention. Consider it before you decide whether to watch the president’s speech tonight — and remember, you don’t have to be a Democrat to enjoy balloons!

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Bruce Willis parodies RPattz/KStew drama on Letterman

In the wake of all the RNC/Eastwood hullabaloo, we almost forgot to mention Bruce Willis’s appearance on The Late Show last night. Like many in, around, and nowhere near Hollywood, the famously bald action star has been a little down in the dumps lately — all because Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are no more. The poor guy is so sad, he can’t even say his catchphrase correctly! See how Bruce’s melancholy is affecting his new film, the latest entry in the Die Hard franchise:

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Michelle Obama isn't watching the RNC, but she thinks you should -- VIDEO

Michelle Obama wants you to eat your political vegetables — though she, personally, is abstaining. The First Lady told David Letterman last night that she hasn’t been tuning into the GOP’s big Tampa comedy convention. But that doesn’t mean other Americans should follow her example: “Let me start by saying I, as the wife of the guy they’re running against, I tend not to watch it,” she explained. “But I think it’s important for everyone to watch these conventions, because this is the time where you get to know the party, you understand the platform, you understand the candidates. You know, this is technically where the campaign begins. So I think it’s very important for everyone to watch as much of both conventions as possible to make their decisions.”

Then Obama paused. “I… I didn’t watch it,” she admitted again, as the Late Show audience howled.

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Robert Pattinson talks dogging, on-camera prostate exams on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' -- VIDEO

Has Robert Pattinson ditched brooding awkwardness for playfulness? The Cosmopolis star spent 10 minutes effectively trolling Jimmy Kimmel last night, and the result is a sight to behold — particularly because it contains nary a mention, implied or otherwise, of Pattinson’s very famous ex-girlfriend. (Kristen Who-art?)

Pattinson began by joking that he’s now living in a trash can behind an archway, and things just got weirder from there — especially when Kimmel brought in four female college students via Skype, and Pattinson quipped that he wanted to ask them to bring him pairs of dirty underwear. He also told stories about accidentally hanging out in a notorious dogging spot and pretending to get a prostate exam in his new movie. Really, description can’t do this appearance justice. Watch the interview for yourself below.

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Leno jokes about downsizing: 'We've been taken over by Bain Capital' -- VIDEO

“Welcome to The Tonight Show — or, as Comcast calls us, The Expendables!” That’s how Jay Leno opened his monologue last night, just days after the show laid off 20 staffers.

All things considered, Leno seems to be taking the cuts fairly well — even though his $30 million paycheck was also slashed. “As you may have heard, our parent company has downsized The Tonight Show,” the host continued. “And we’ve consistently been number one in the ratings, and if you know anything about our network, that kind of thing is frowned upon.” Sounds like Liz Lemon may be an uncredited guest writer.

Leno went on to make cracks about the program being “taken over by Bain Capital” and waking up “with a peacock head in my bed.” It was all in good fun… provided you’re not one of the people who just lost their jobs. See Leno’s monologue for yourself below.

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McKayla Maroney, though not impressed, dazzles on 'Late Show with David Letterman'

Vaulting specialist McKayla Maroney — the Posh Spice of the Fierce (née Fab) Five — coolly took the reins of a group interview clearly destined for doom on last night’s Late Show with David Letterman. Someone had to do it! Team USA’s host didn’t really know what was going on (though that’s his charm) and the other four gymnasts (Aly Raisman, pictured, Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross, and even Gabby Douglas) never make a peep unless prompted. We love them, of course, our hearts swell for them — but teenagers media-trained into oblivion do not make for good late-night TV. Cheers to Posh for breaking free and stealing the show.

This only strengthens our desire to have McKayla Maroney star in everything from now until Rio. Ryan Lochte can have 90210, fine, but McKayla gets all the others. Look for her as the fiercely short new girl on Pretty Little Liars, or maybe the human version of Ursula the Sea Witch on Once Upon a Time. (A gold medal infused with Bela Karolyi’s screams can replace the shell necklace containing Ariel’s singing voice.)

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Gabby Douglas and Michelle Obama talk healthy eating -- and McDonald's -- on Leno

On Monday night, Jay Leno’s couch welcomed a pair of American icons: First Lady Michelle Obama and Flying Squirrel Gabby Douglas, a certified Olympic stud in an appropriately gold skirt. One has dedicated the past three and a half years to getting the nation’s kids moving; the other proves what’s possible for someone who embraces an active lifestyle. But even superheroes have their weaknesses. Before detailing her strict training diet (acorns protein, protein, and more protein), Douglas admitted to The Chin that she did “splurge” on a single Egg McMuffin once the competition in London was over. That’s when Obama leaned over and said, “You’re setting me back, Gabby.”

See the cholesterol-filled exchange below — and stick around to learn what Kate Middleton admires about Team USA, how a homesick Douglas got through her lowest moment, and whether the gymnast intends to compete in the 2016 Rio Games. (Joked Leno: “Only four years until your next Egg McMuffin!”)

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Robert Pattinson, Jon Stewart talk about Kristen Stewart scandal and eat ice cream on 'Daily Show'

will say about…the Olympics.”

(Not so) shockingly, the duo didn’t talk about the London Games, but the second Pattinson came out, Stewart dove right in to Awkwardville. After a purposely long pause, Stewart asked, “What have you been up to?” and handed Pattinson some ice cream. Stewart then announced, “We’re just a couple of gals talking….tell me everything!”

A nervous-looking Pattinson didn’t really answer the question, but after being asked again if he was alright, dove into a bit where he shared that he didn’t have a publicist, and that was the real issue.  “My biggest problem in my life is that I’m cheap. I didn’t hire a publicist. Every awkward interview, normally actors get these things scripted… I’m going to hire a publicist,” he said with a laugh. Watch the clip below. READ FULL STORY

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