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When Conan O’Brien paid tribute to Robin Williams on his show Monday night, the talk show host had just learned that the famed comedian had passed away and was likely the first to break the news to some of his studio audience. For Tuesday’s show, O’Brien took some time to give Williams a proper tribute.
With co-host Andy Richter, O’Brien showed a selection of clips from the times he’d interviewed Williams—and shared a story about a ridiculous Irish-themed bicycle the actor had bought him to cheer him up after O’Brien lost The Tonight Show »
- Joshua Rivera
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Even though the late night talk shows air (appropriately enough) late at night, some of the Monday shows were already taped by the time the news of Robin Williams' death came out, so a few hosts chose the Tuesday, August 12 show to pay tribute. (David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel are on a break and didn't have new shows last night.) Here are tributes from Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, and (again) Conan O'Brien. Conan was really the only one to address Robin's death on Monday night, but he and Andy Richter also sat down Tuesday to share Robin memories. Conan said Robin was "the best talk show guest in the world, »
- Gina Carbone
When news of Robin Williams's death broke on Monday, Conan O'Brien was filming his show, Conan and was tasked with breaking the news of his passing to the studio audience. Conan stopped in the middle of an interview with Will Arnett and said, "This is unusual, and upsetting, but we got some news while we were taping the show that Robin Williams has passed away." He added, "We tape these shows a few hours early, and by the time, you see this now on TV, I'm sure that you'll know. I'm sorry to anybody in our studio audience that I'm breaking this news [to]. This is absolutely shocking and horrifying and so upsetting on every level." Conan, Will, and Andy Richter all appeared visibly shaken by the upsetting news, with Will adding, "As funny as he was - he's truly one of the all-time greats - he was even better as a person. »
Conan O'Brien had the unfortunate responsibility of announcing Robin Williams' death to his studio audience Monday. As guest Will Arnett and sidekick Andy Richter sat nearby, the Conan host told the crowd, "We tape these shows a few hours early, and by the time you see this now on TV, I'm sure that you'll know. This is unusual and upsetting, but we got some news during the show that Robin Williams has passed away," he said. As the gallery gasped, he said, "I'm sorry to anyone in our studio audience that I'm breaking this news. This is absolutely shocking and horrifying, and so upsetting on every level." "We're at the end of the show and it felt like we just needed to acknowledge »
Because most late-night shows are taped in the afternoon or early evening, sometimes breaking news has to be addressed. In Conan O'Brien's case, that news was Robin Williams's death, and he handled the shock of it admirably. O'Brien is visibly shaken, but composes himself well as he, co-host Andy Richter and guest Will Arnett speak about Williams. "He was an amazingly kind and generous person," Richter said. "As funny as he was - he's truly one of the all-time greats - he was even better as a person," Arnett adds. "He was even more fantastic … one of the »
- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl
An emotional Conan O’Brien paid tribute to Robin Williams after learning of the comedian’s death during Monday’s taping of his TBS latenight show. The audience, seemingly unaware of Williams’ death, can be heard gasping in shock after the latenight host reported the news.
O’Brien, visibly shaken in the clip, admitted to being “absolutely stunned” to learn Williams had passed away as he shared memories of the comedy giant with “Conan” sidekick Andy Richter and guest Will Arnett.
- Variety Staff
Conan O'Brien had the "unusual" and "upsetting" task of breaking the news of Robin Williams' death to a studio full of fans.The host found out about the beloved comedian's passing while filming Monday night's episode of the TBS talk show -- and broke from his usual format to address the audience and share some kind words with Will Arnett and Andy Richter.It was an emotional, raw moment, as a "stunned" Conan closed the show by saying "We are thinking of Robin's family, we're thinking about everybody he touched around the world throughout his life. We're thinking about Robin tonight."For more tributes to the late actor, follow the links below.Robin's Daughter, Zelda, Tweets Emotional Message After Father's DeathBen Affleck: He Made Matt and My Dreams Come TrueRufio Actor from "Hook" Pens Heartfelt Message to Robin Williams"Mrs. Doubtfire" Stars Remember Their Movie Father Hollywood Reacts to »
- tooFab Staff
Monday’s episode of Conan ended on an unusually somber note. The cause: During the course of taping that evening’s show, Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, and their guest Will Arnett got word of Robin Williams’ unexpected death.
“We tape these shows a few hours early, and by the time you see this now on TV, I’m sure that you’ll know. I’m sorry to anybody in our studio audience that I’m breaking this news—this is absolutely shocking and horrifying, and so upsetting on every level,” a visibly shaken O’Brien explained at the end of the show. »
- Hillary Busis
Now that's surprising! Larry King stopped by Thursday's "Conan" where he opened up about getting high (from second-hand smoke) with Snoop Lion. O'Brien thought it would be a great idea to get high for real on the late night show, and shared some "pot brownies" with the guys. The whole interview's pretty hilarious, and King even broke out in giggles almost immediately after ingesting the marijuana-filled treat. Video: Dave Franco and Conan O'Brien Look For Ladies on Tinder! Check out the ridiculous video above! But that wasn't the first time Larry's engaged in some marijuana use. Aside from inhaling second-hand smoke with Snoop, King admitted he's tried it a couple other times. "I smoked it a few times with my doctor," the 80-year-old revealed. "It was very enjoyable, I liked it, but I used to smoke a lot of cigarettes and I had a heart attack in 1987."Video: Kris Jenner »
- tooFab Staff
Conan O’Brien has some late night fun, Kourtney Kardashian strips down in a throwback picture, Daniel Radcliffe shares his dating advice, Dianna Agron is rumored to be joining Peter Pan Live and more pop culture news you missed while you were sleeping.
Conan O’Brien, Larry King and Andy Richter get the giggles after sharing a pot brownie on TV. Legal? [Us Magazine] Daniel Radcliffe offers up his best love advice. No, he doesn’t use Harry Potter pick up lines. [Cosmopolitan] Kourtney Kardashian poses pregnant and nude and is a spitting image of her mom, Kris Jenner. [E!]
[Photo Credit: @kourtneykardash]
Sarah Paulson admits she took a shot of tequila before shooting an American Horror Story: Coven scene. [Gay Star News] Sofia Vergara doesn’t look like her usual Gloria self on the set of Modern Family. [Et] Is Dianna Agron joining the cast of Peter Pan Live? [Newsloop] You may recognize a few faces in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel trailer. »
- Taylor Ferber
Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private are back in DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar spin-off Penguins of Madagascar. Watch the all-new trailer, as this covert team reassembles to go on a new mission to stop the evil Dr. Octavius Brine! In theaters this Thanksgiving, Penguins of Madagascar boasts a stellar voice cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Nicole Sullivan, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter and may even include a surprise or two with returning Madagascar characters played by Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock! Get ready for the Penguins' biggest adventure yet, as they hit theatres everywhere on November 26th, 2014...
Super spy teams aren't born...they're hatched. Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organization, The North Wind. Led by handsome »
Even celebrities aren't safe from a Sharknado. Sharknado 2: The Second One swept into homes across the country on Wednesday, July 30, when it made its highly anticipated debut on the Syfy channel. The over-the-top natural disaster film created a firestorm on social media, with fans and stars alike adding their reactions on Twitter. Below, 13 funny tweets from stars on the inimitable Sharknado 2: The Second One. Andy Richter rewrote the title to make it more accurate, tweeting: "Sharknado 2: The Death of All Shame." Judah Friedlander, who made [...] »
While San Diego Comic-Con marches on, we'll share a few newly released posters from the following films: Horns - Director Alexandre Aja’s supernatural thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe as a man who grows a pair of horns from his head after his girlfriend's mysterious death opens on October 31st. Penguins of Madagascar - Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith direct Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, and Peter Stormare in the spin-off film that opens November 26th. The Book of Life - Writer-director Jorge R. Gutierrez's animated journey featuring the voices of Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Hector Elizondo, Danny Trejo, Ice Cube, and Placido Domingo opens in 3D on October 17th. Hit the jump to take a look at the full-size posters along with the films' synopses. Horns (via IGN) Blamed for the death of his longtime »
- Dave Trumbore
We've already pointed out the many splendor thing about Kelly Hogan and Neko Case's very silly and strong feministing song "These Aren't The Droids." I giggle every time at the "sexbot with only holes" line. But the music video to the comedy track may also be a fun primer for some of you leading up to San Diego Comic-Con, first, for some great cosplay ideas. Secondly: tips on dining table etiquette and what to do with your tasers. Third, it's a reiteration of how people shouldn't treat girls (geeky or not) like second-rate space citizens. We may get you pregnant by pointing at you. Ellie Kemper also co-stars, so you've got that. "These Aren't The Droids" is a track off of the benefit album "2776," which boasts contributions from other music and comedy acts including Patton Oswalt, Reggie Watts, Aimee Mann, Ed Helms, Will Forte and more. As a matter of fact, »
Andy Serkis stopped by Conan to help promote 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' last night. In the film Serkis plays Caesar, leader of the local chapter of the Ape uprising. And while the late night segment starts off dealing with the the vocalization issues of playing a genetically enhanced chimpanzee, it quickly derails into a phone conversation between Caesar and Gollum from 'Lord of the Rings.' Skip to 1:50 mark if you want to miss out on Serkis giving Conan and Andy Richter lessons on how to sound like an ape. I'll only judge you a lot. »
- Donna Dickens
Here's what you might have missed during last night's late night talk shows:
Ice-t stopped by "Conan" to discuss how he celebrates winning tough levels on online video games like Call of Duty, and it includes unzipping his pants and letting his junk out. "It's called the d--k dance," the rapper-actor explained. "It's liberating." Sidekick Andy Richter chimed in that he'd apply firecrackers to his own celebration, though Ice-t wasn't too keen on that idea.
Meanwhile, on "The Late Show," host David Letterman grilled "The Voice" judge Adam Levine about the famously secretive origin of Levine's band Maroon 5's name. In the first clip, Levine demurs that the reason he and his bandmates haven't publicly revealed the tale is because it's an "uneventful, boring, stupid story that makes me feel bad about myself."
In the next clip, Letterman presses Levine further, finally getting the frontman to reveal that he's »
- Katie Roberts
We already established that Neko Case and Kelly Hogan's comedy song "These Aren't the Droids" is the best thing ever. Now get ready for the next best thing ever, from the same compilation album. The unlikely combo of Andy Richter with Ashanti, Baron Vaughn, Alonzo Bodden and Loaded Lux erupts all over "Escape from New York," from benefit album "2776." It's not monsters, earthquakes, terrorists or climate that will get the U.S.'s largest city down: this skyscraper-sized hip-hop track has news for you. "Escape from New York," "These Aren't the Droids" and more appears on satire comedy and music album "2776," with sales going toward Onekid Oneworld, in "their efforts to promote education in Kenya and El Salvador." Pre-sale for the album -- which goes up on July 4 -- is already running on CD Baby. Ed Helms, Aimee Mann, Andrew W.K., Aubrey Plaza, Patton Oswalt, Ira Glass, Kids In The Hall, »
The Madagascar trilogy became one of Dreamworks’ biggest cash cows, despite starring a bunch of animals that weren’t cows. As always in these animated features, there were a select group of supporting characters that completely stole the show. Shrek 2 had Puss ‘N Boots and Despicable Me had those Minions, but for the Madagascar franchise it was the quartet of sinister espionage penguins that captured everybody’s hearts. The guys already had their own TV show, but now it’s time they journeyed to the big screen in a madcap caper of their own, The Penguins Of Madagascar.
From the looks of the trailer, it seems as though the penguins, Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico, are hired by an elite intelligence agency of animals. The penguins worked very well in their smaller roles in the Madagascar films, and in the short episodes of their TV series, but do they »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
DreamWorks Animation has released the first The Penguins of Madagascar trailer for the upcoming spinoff of the animated Madagascar franchise. Directed by Eric Darnell (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted) and Simon J. Smith (Bee Movie), the film finds the scene-stealing penguins leading a film of their own as they’re joined by a wolf named Classified (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), who leads a covert team of protective animals. Though the pic may seem like an easy way to extend the lucrative series, this trailer is actually quite funny. The pic appears to be a throwback to the action films of the 80s and 90s, and the titular penguins are a great source of physical comedy. Hit the jump tow watch the first Penguins of Madagascar trailer. The film also features the voices of John Malkovich, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, and Peter Stormare. The Penguins of Madagascar »
- Adam Chitwood
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