Conan O’Brien seems to be having fun promoting his new show.
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Early this year, the print edition of The Post had this great headline on a story about Conan O’Brien’s decision to quit rather than accept a later time slot: “Better never than late.” Online, it was changed to “Conan O’Brien won’t give up ‘Tonight Show’ time slot to make room for Jay Leno.”
President Barack Obama did the usual presidential joking last night at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner — though his jokes were maybe better than most. The Chicago Sun-Times has the full transcript, god bless ’em. A few zingers:
Dave, Jay and Oprah really were all together on the same couch.
Conan O’Brien will soon have more free time on his hands.
Conan O’Brien seems close to a deal to leave The Tonight Show, paving the way for a return by Jay Leno.
How much would you pay to drive the Tiger Woods Escalade — the one he crashed in November while (allegedly) being chased with a golf club by his wife Elin Nordegren?GM has stopped loaning Tiger Woods new cars, says USA Today’s Drive On column. But buried in the story is this nugget:
[Conan O’Brien released this statement to the public this afternoon.]People of Earth:In the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I’ve been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I’ve been absurdly lucky. That said, I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.
A juicy thought about the Jay Leno brouhaha at NBC: If Leno goes on at 11:35, and Conan O’Brien moves to 12:05, that means David Letterman will have to fight two opening monologues opposite his show.Points out Ken Tucker.
NBC confirms the rumors. Jay Leno will be back at 11:35 after the Winter Olympic games.
This week the New York Times repeated a common error about the bad Special Olympics joke Barack Obama made to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in March of 2009.