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‘The Detour’ is Now TV’s Funniest Family, Thanks to a Chaotic Mix of Love, Weirdness, and Hockey Shots to the Groin

20 April 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The opening titles sequence for “The Detour” is one of comedy’s best ongoing fakeouts. Every episode, Rob Kolar’s peppy faux theme song rings out above aerial shots of the New York skyline and happy moments of domestic bliss for the show’s Parker family. Five seconds in, the sound distorts and the unrelenting horrors of the previous episode repeat over glitchy, blurred screengrabs.

The shock value of the latter is probably what’s hooked more viewers for the TBS sitcom, now in its sophomore season. This year’s caravan of terror has included strewn contents of garbage bags, urine-soaked van interiors and a kiddie pool scene so unnerving, it’s better seen than described. But buried in that little bit of preamble is a kernel of truth: amidst the chaos, the Parkers have quietly become one of TV’s great families.

Read More: ‘The Detour’ Review: Season 2 Switches Drivers, »

- Steve Greene

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‘The Detour’ is Now TV’s Funniest Family, Thanks to a Chaotic Mix of Love, Weirdness, and Hockey Shots to the Groin

20 April 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The opening titles sequence for “The Detour” is one of comedy’s best ongoing fakeouts. Every episode, Rob Kolar’s peppy faux theme song rings out above aerial shots of the New York skyline and happy moments of domestic bliss for the show’s Parker family. Five seconds in, the sound distorts and the unrelenting horrors of the previous episode repeat over glitchy, blurred screengrabs.

The shock value of the latter is probably what’s hooked more viewers for the TBS sitcom, now in its sophomore season. This year’s caravan of terror has included strewn contents of garbage bags, urine-soaked van interiors and a kiddie pool scene so unnerving, it’s better seen than described. But buried in that little bit of preamble is a kernel of truth: amidst the chaos, the Parkers have quietly become one of TV’s great families.

Read More: ‘The Detour’ Review: Season 2 Switches Drivers, »

- Steve Greene

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Samantha Bee’s ’Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner’ Trailer: Celebrate the Free Press While We Can — Watch

7 April 2017 11:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

While nabbing tickets to Samantha Bee’s “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” might be as difficult as getting into the actual White House Correspondents’ Dinner (you know, if they had one this year), at least we can still tune in through the magic of television.

TBS announced Friday that the first annual (oh yes please make this a regular thing) “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” will be highlighted in a special installment of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on Saturday, April 29. Bee herself will host the festivities from DC’s largest concert hall, Dar Constitution Hall, in our nation’s capital.

Read More: Samantha Bee to Roast Trump at Alternative White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The official White House Correspondents’ Dinner traditionally allowed the White House press corps to celebrate the president through an evening full of jokes. A featured speaker, often a comedian, would be invited to lead a roast of the Potus. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Samantha Bee’s ’Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner’ Trailer: Celebrate the Free Press While We Can — Watch

7 April 2017 11:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

While nabbing tickets to Samantha Bee’s “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” might be as difficult as getting into the actual White House Correspondents’ Dinner (you know, if they had one this year), at least we can still tune in through the magic of television.

TBS announced Friday that the first annual (oh yes please make this a regular thing) “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” will be highlighted in a special installment of “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on Saturday, April 29. Bee herself will host the festivities from DC’s largest concert hall, Dar Constitution Hall, in our nation’s capital.

Read More: Samantha Bee to Roast Trump at Alternative White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The official White House Correspondents’ Dinner traditionally allowed the White House press corps to celebrate the president through an evening full of jokes. A featured speaker, often a comedian, would be invited to lead a roast of the Potus. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down Remembering Don Rickles, Other Late Night Hosts Pay Tribute

6 April 2017 11:30 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The death of legendary comedian Don Rickles hit a lot of his fellow comics hard -- including Jimmy Kimmel, who paid tearful tribute to the stand-up icon at the start of his show on Thursday.

"I’ll tell you right up front that I’m going to cry," Kimmel said, wiping tears from his eyes. "I'm already crying, which is embarrassing. But I’m not good with this sort of thing and I’m sorry. Especially to those of you who came here to see the show in person, because that’s probably not what you came for. But we lost someone that we and I love very much today.”

Photos: Stars We've Lost In Recent Years

Rickles died Thursday morning at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 90.

"I know it sounds crazy to say he was too young, but he was. Because he was youthful and funny and sharp and generous," an increasingly »

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Bob Newhart, Tom Hanks, Other Stars Remember Don Rickles: ‘A God Died Today’

6 April 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary comedian Don Rickles died on Thursday at the age of 90, and many of those in Hollywood whom he inspired took to Twitter to honor his legacy.

Although he was widely known as an “insult” comic, stars, especially those in the comedy world, refuted that with stories about his kindness.

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In a statement released on Thursday morning, Bob and Ginnie Newhart expressed their shock and condolences regarding Rickles’ death. “He was called ‘The Merchant of Venom,’ but in truth, he was one of the kindest, caring, and most sensitive human beings we have ever known,” the statement reads. “We are devastated and our world will never be the same. We were totally unprepared for this.”

Rose Marie, co-star of “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” also released a statement: “One of my dearest friends is gone. What a talent! He was remarkable and »

- Sarah Ahern

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Bob Newhart, Tom Hanks, Other Stars Remember Don Rickles: ‘A God Died Today’

6 April 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Legendary comedian Don Rickles died on Thursday at the age of 90, and many of those in Hollywood whom he inspired took to Twitter to honor his legacy.

Although he was widely known as an “insult” comic, stars, especially those in the comedy world, refuted that with stories about his kindness.

In a statement released on Thursday morning, Bob and Ginnie Newhart expressed their shock and condolences regarding Rickles’ death. “He was called ‘The Merchant of Venom,’ but in truth, he was one of the kindest, caring, and most sensitive human beings we have ever known,” the statement reads. “We are devastated and our world will never be the same. We were totally unprepared for this.”

Rose Marie, co-star of “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” also released a statement: “One of my dearest friends is gone. What a talent! He was remarkable and one of our favorites to work with on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show.’ I »

- Sarah Ahern

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Has Trevor Noah Finally Found His Footing? New ‘Daily Show’ Scores Best Quarter Yet

3 April 2017 1:56 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” was the only late-night talk show to grow in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic’s TV ratings for the first quarter of 2017. Take that, Conan. As a matter of fact, Q1 2017 was Trevor Noah’s most-watched and highest-rated quarter thus far. So has Noah found his voice, or is President Trump piloting these strong Nielsen numbers? It’s probably a combination of the two — split the credit however your personal purview dictates. Noah’s Comedy Central series averaged 1.5 million total viewers per episode over the past three months — that’s up 13 percent from 2016’s Q1. With. »

- Tony Maglio

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Judy Greer Adores This Montage of Herself Kissing George Clooney, Gerard Butler, Ashton Kutcher and More Famous Actors

29 March 2017 6:20 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Playing the best friend clearly has its perks.  Judy Greer, your favorite sidekick from rom-coms like The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30 and 27 Dresses, joined Conan O'Brien Tuesday night for an interview. However, little did the star know, the comedian was about to give her the gift of her dreams.  "I'm always kissing these famous people and I don't think think I come off as the type of person that would kiss famous people, but I've managed to kiss so many," she recalled.  "I wanted to make a reel of just all the famous people I kissed. That's been a fantasy of mine." Ask and you shall receive! The host unveiled exactly that, »

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Adam Sandler Expands Netflix Deal With Four New Movies

24 March 2017 12:56 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Adam Sandler and Netflix expanded a previous deal to release four additional movies for a total of eight on the streaming platform. The original collaboration was announced in 2014. 

"Love working with Netflix and collaborating with them," Sandler said in a statement, via Variety. "I love how passionate they are about making movies and getting them out there for the whole world to see." Sandler's first two films with Netflix included 2015's western spoof The Ridiculous 6 and the 2016 spy-comedy The Do-Over. On April 14th, his Hollywood satire Sandy Wexler will »

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Reese Witherspoon Just Found Out She's Irish

22 March 2017 4:40 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

What a lucky lass! On the eve of her 41st birthday, Reese Witherspoon learned something new about her ancestry. "I called your producer on the way here in the car because I was every excited," the Big Little Lies actress told Conan O'Brien on TBS' Conan Tuesday. "I did one of those genetic testing things and I found out that I'm 63 percent Irish. I had no idea. I had no idea! I thought I was Scottish and Welsh. It turns out my parents are just full of s--t, I guess. But now I'm Irish!" "It just makes so much sense," Witherspoon said. "I'm a really good drinker. I love St. Patrick's Day. Potatoes are delicious. I'm looking forward to meeting all my cousins." »

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7 of the Hottest Irish Stars in Hollywood -- Hear Their Swoonworthy Accents!

17 March 2017 7:30 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

If you already swoon over these Irish actors and musicians, wait until you hear their accents!

From Jamie Dornan to Saoirse Ronan, Liam Neeson and more -- prepare to be charmed by these sexy stars.

More: 9 Irish Phrases to Use This St. Patrick's Day -- Find Out What They Mean!

Et has rounded up a list of some of Hollywood’s hottest using their native way of speaking. Watch below:

1. Jamie Dornan

Dornan, 34, grew up in Northern Ireland, and while he definitely hides his accent well when playing the American billionaire Christian Grey in the steamy Fifty Shades film franchise, his sexiness certainly travels off-screen. Listen to him recently chat to Et about the role:

2. Liam Neeson

Neeson, 64,  hails from Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Fans, of course, recognize him from his movies Taken, Love Actually, Schindler's List and many more. Listen to him bond with late-night host Conan O'Brien over their Irish background and explain how he »

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Zachary Levi Reveals a Disneyland Food Secret That's Definitely a "Shocker"

10 March 2017 6:54 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Zachary Levi loved Disney even before he started working for the Mouse House. But now that he's officially employed by Disney, he has received some added perks such as unlimited trips to Disneyland with friends and family, so it would probably come as no surprise that he's made friends with some of the Disneyland employees. And thanks to those friendships, Levi has learned some shocking secrets about the park, specifically in regards to the food. "The turkey legs at Disneyland, I've come to find out, are not actually turkey," the Tangled: Before Ever After star spilled on Conan Thursday. "They're emu legs. Shocker right? No I swear." Host Conan O'Brien couldn't believe »

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Watch Sir Patrick Stewart on Playing Poop: It Involved 'A Lot of Research'

10 March 2017 6:02 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Sir Patrick Stewart explained on Thursday's Conan that voicing Poop in the upcoming Emoji Movie is part of his "philosophy of finding diversity." 

"Thirty years ago, I probably wouldn't have accepted this role," the venerated actor admitted, emphasizing that the part is animated. "But I'm now honored and delighted to be playing the role of the emoji Poop."

Conan O'Brien, curious about all aspects of poop-playing, asked Stewart how he digested the news that he'd be voicing a piece of fecal matter. "I don't know how you're going to feel about this, »

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Mandy Moore Is 'Totally Ready' to Have Kids After Playing a Mom on 'This Is Us'

2 March 2017 7:33 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Mandy Moore would like her real life to somewhat mirror her character Rebecca's life on This Is Us.

While on Conan O'Brien's late-night show on Wednesday, the 32-year-old actress revealed that portraying a mother of three on the hit NBC show has made her "totally ready to have kids."

Exclusive: This Is Us Stars Reveal the Swoon-Worthy Secrets to Their Onscreen Chemistry -- 'He's My Other Half!'

Moore admitted that while shooting This Is Us, she found herself looking out for her onscreen kids, who are played by Mackenzie Hancsicsak, Parker Bates and Lonnie Chavis. "We have three extraordinary young actors on the show, who have fantastic parents by the way. They’re very attentive," she gushed. "I think it’s a lot of their first jobs for most of them and any time there’s a scene that requires them to eat, I have to remind them."

Moore added that »

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Mandy Moore Says She's "Totally Ready to Have Kids Now" Thanks to This Is Us

2 March 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Mandy Moore might play a loving mother to three children on NBC's This Is Us, but is she ready to start a family in real life? During an interview with Conan O'Brien on Wednesday night, the 32-year-old actress revealed that playing matriarch Rebecca Pearson has completely turned her on to the idea of motherhood because of all the scenes she shares with the show's young child actors. "I mean, we get to hold these newborn children, and I can't believe their parents were willing to hand over their babies to me," she said about the flashback scenes of Rebecca's young kids. "I'm like, 'Hi, I'm Mandy. I have absolutely no experience with small children,' and they're like, 'Here's my 2-week-old baby.'" Mandy was married to musician Ryan Adams for nearly six years until their 2015 divorce, but it certainly seems like she hasn't ruled out having children with current boyfriend Taylor Goldsmith. »

- Quinn Keaney

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'Conan Without Borders: Made in Mexico': TV Review

1 March 2017 9:01 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

When I interviewed Conan O'Brien in the summer, I asked about the political side of his recent push toward shooting episodes in foreign locations including South Korea, Qatar, Armenia and Cuba.

"The travel shows are very apolitical and a lot of the remotes are very apolitical," he initially claimed.

When I tried insisting there was something inherently political about emphasizing globalism when a major candidate for the presidency was pushing nationalism, he gave in a little.

"I suppose so. I suppose so," he agreed. "I guess, what I meant was, the idea is to make a connection »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Conan O'Brien Crosses the Border for Mexico Special

1 March 2017 1:30 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

TBS' Conan O'Brien has once again taken his show international. 

After his trips to Cuba, Berlin and Korea, his Wednesday episode recapped his visit to Mexico City, which also featured Rogue One star Diego Luna and former Mexican President Vicente Fox (an outspoken critic of President Trump). 

O'Brien introduced the episode, saying he wanted to "take things in a more positive direction" after Trump's recent rhetoric, so he traveled to Mexico to shoot an episode of his TBS show with an all-Mexican crew and audience. 

Conan Without Borders: Made in Mexico started off the bat with its timely jokes about Trump and »

- Jennifer Konerman

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James Corden, Conan O'Brien and Stephen Colbert Try to Make Sense of Oscar Night's Best Picture Error

28 February 2017 5:59 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

One day after the 2017 Oscars, late night hosts tried to make sense of the Best Picture flub. Initially, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced La La Land had been named the winner of the prestigious award, but it turned out Moonlight had actually won. The moment was incredibly shocking and awkward for everyone watching—in person or on TV—and PricewaterhouseCoopers continues to pay the price for its error. Come Monday, James Corden, Stephen Colbert and Conan O'Brien made light of the snafu. "There were a lot of surprising winners, a lot of surprising losers and a couple that were both," Corden quipped. The British host made light of Beatty's confusion, saying he »

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Conan O'Brien Asks People in Mexico to Donate Money for Trump's Border Wall

24 February 2017 9:16 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

In a preview of his March 1 south-of-the-border special, "Conan Without Borders: Made in Mexico," Conan O'Brien walks the streets of Mexico City asking for donations for President Trump's border wall, which Trump has famously vowed Mexico will pay for.

O'Brien held out a mini wall-shaped piggy bank and asked for money. "You would put love in there?" he asked one woman who said that is what she wanted to provide. "No, I need cash."

"If you donate 500 pesos you get your name on a brick on the wall," he said to a man he was trying to persuade. »

- THR Staff

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