Day: May 2, 2010

Conan O’Brien tells 60 Minutes: “I’m fine!” Watch interview clips and plenty of bonus footage

Conan O'Brien's first legitimate TV interview since departing NBC and The Tonight Show just aired on 60 Minutes, and if you had watched the teaser clips CBS produced in the past few days, then you knew what to expect. Particularly since O'Brien contractually cannot be completely open about his feelings toward NBC and Jay Leno. At least not publicly. But CBS has so much bonus footage you almost think they could have done an entire hour on Conan! Want to see the full segment as it aired on TV? Here is how Conan reacted when Steve Kroft mentioned Leno: And here's something you didn't see on the air: Conan O'Brien taking Kroft for a spin in the comedian's Ford Taurus, which he drove for the first few years he was on Late Night, inspected in Massachusetts in 1992: Also, what's up with Conan's hair? He explains he started making his hair look distinctive back in high school… Want to hear some of Conan O'Brien's "Not on TV Blues" from his live stage tour? CBS has some of that, too, as he discusses going through the stages of denial and more, with references to Snooki and Kim Kardashian still having TV shows! Here, meanwhile, Conan explains why going to TBS this fall is a good idea. "We're going to let you do what you want to do. Period." That sold...

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Obama gets more laughs than Leno at White House Correspondents Dinner. Go figure. (VIDEO)

Remember a few years ago when Stephen Colbert took to the podium at the White House Correspondents Dinner and figuratively eviscerated both President George W. Bush and the media right to their faces with hard-hitting satire? Yeah, as if that's going to happen again any time soon. Which is what the Beltway crowd figured, overreacting the following year by booking old-timey impersonator Rich Little, then course correcting with new American immigrant Craig Ferguson and Wanda Sykes in subesequent years. Well, they went back to the well last night booking Jay Leno, and even though it reportedly was Leno's fourth time performing at this dinner, it seemed as though he looked lost onstage, reading warily off his cards and getting few laughs. Kind of like his regular monologue! Leno did win a few points, though, with a line about the GOP partying at a lesbian bondage club, hating gay marriage but not minding watching them tie the knot. Maybe Leno should hire President Barack Obama's speechwriters, because he killed going first and even zinged Leno. Here are highlights from both men. First Obama: Then came Leno (I watched the whole thing; you're better off with highlights, trust me!) "I'm not looking over. Is he laughing?" Not exactly, Jay. Roll...

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