This may sound hard to believe, but back when Conan O'Brien arrived in Los Angeles as a starry-eyed (and possibly starving) television writer about three decades ago, gigs weren't just raining from the sky. The future late-night host had to take on some strange bits to make ends meet, including popping up in this NAMM (that's National Association of Music Merchants, in case you're not hip to esoteric professional groups) training video as the "opinionated type of customer."
Although we don't know what's going to happen to CBS' 'The Late Late Show' after Craig Ferguson steps down from the gig later this year, comedian Norm Macdonald sure knows what he wants to happen. He wants that job! Mainly because the former 'SNL' star thinks it's kind of an easy position to fill. Could he possibly be right?
Don't Google "Eric Stonestreet naked." How about just you don't Google anyone naked? The 'Modern Family' star learned the hard way that it's best not to Google yourself for any reason, because you never know what horrifying stuff will pop up -- especially given the Photoshop talents of so many of the Internet's biggest tro-- uh, fans. The Internet's biggest fans.
We've had plenty of upsets across the late-night landscape in recent weeks, now that Larry Wilmore has been announced to take over 'The Colbert Report' slot from Stephen Colbert, who himself will take over for David Letterman's 'Late Show,' going head to head with Jimmy Fallon's new 'Tonight Show.' At least one host is staying in his place, however, as TBS guaranteed Conan O'Brien's 'Conan' to run through 2018.
Not sold on the rumored 'Star Wars: Episode 7' title, 'The Ancient Fear'? It's okay, you're not the only one; even director J.J. Abrams doesn't seem too excited to slap such a moniker on his first 'Star Wars' film (though, this is the guy who made a film called 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' so it certainly could be worse).
The Queen of All Media had to start somewhere, so it seems particularly sweet that Oprah Winfrey decided to share her first audition tape with her millions (billions?) of fans as a bit of both inspiration and big laughs. She was so serious! She was so interested in spelling things! She was so ... demonically possessed?
Young Dave Franco has always done an admirable job of drawing a line between himself and his arguably more famous big brother, James. While Dave dedicated his career to delivering steadily improving supporting performances in a bunch of comedic outings -- think '21 Jump Street' or 'Neighbors' -- James has spent the last few years doing, well, just a lot of things, including some questionable social media behavior.
Now that we (finally) know which stars we can expect to see in J.J. Abrams' 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' you'd think the fervor over the film's casting choices would have worn off just a tiny bit. You would be wrong. Turns out, 'Star Wars' madness is just getting started, but that doesn't mean that every piece of information about the film is totally hidden.
If there's anyone who could find even a smidgen of actual humor in the entire Donald Sterling incident, it just might be Conan O'Brien. The late-night host took to 'Conan' last night to put a spin on the Los Angeles Clippers owners' recorded racist rant, and it's one that has a pretty clever series of punchlines.