If you’re a fan of talk shows where famous people talk to other famous people so that the second famous person can promote their latest whatever, then you might have noticed an odd trend: First Lady Michelle Obama has been making the rounds lately: first on Ellen, then Jay Leno, and now Jimmy Fallon, all in an effort to raise awareness for the Let’s Move! health initiative. Or is it?
Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of David Letterman’s first foray into wee-hours broadcasting–NBC’s Late Night With David Letterman premiered on this date in 1982. What a thirty years it’s been–marked by guest misbehavior (Madonna, Drew–we’re looking at you), tricks both pet and human, and ever-pricklier interviews with starlets who keep failing to learn from history Read More
Failed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell didn’t give in to Bill Maher’s talk show terrorism. In an appearance on the “Tonight Show” Thursday, O’Donnell said she declined to go on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” after the host threatened her with unflattering footage.
“I wanted to do the show, we just couldn’t get Read More
Last night, Conan O’Brien returned to late night TV for the first time since his acrimonious departure from NBC in January. The debut episode of his new TBS show, “Conan,” was a hit with higher ratings than Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show,” Dave Letterman’s “Late Show,” “The Daily Show,” and “The Colbert Report.” Read More
Betty White’s appearance on Saturday Night Live last weekend did phenomenally well, attracting 12.1 million viewers. According to The New York Times, the episode did three times as well as most Saturday night prime-time network shows and really struck a chord with the most valuable advertising audience, viewers between 18 and 49 years Read More
President Obama may have gotten some help with his jokes for the White House Correspondents Dinner, but at least he had good, fresh material. It would be generous to say Jay Leno had one of those things Saturday night. Not only did his jokes fall flat, but a lot of them Appear to Read More
If President Obama seemed to blow Jay Leno out of the water at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, it’s because he received a little presidential aid.
The Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove notes that Obama received help with his jokes from Daily Show writers.
“The only person whose ratings fell more than mine Read More
On Sunday night, 60 Minutes will air the first major TV interview with Conan O’Brien since he left NBC.
Today, CBS News released a few tidbits from Mr. O’Brien’s interview with Steve Kroft.
At one point, Mr. O’Brien tells Mr. Kroft that (surprise, surprise) he would have handled the whole Tonight Show Read More
Stephen Colbert on Obama’s bowing, Keith Olbermann trashes Bill O’Reilly and more! Read More
Bill O’Reilly finally got his interview with Al Gore. Kinda. Read More