Hosting advice for Stephen Colbert via Vanity Fair

These Vanity Fair folks have their video act together. This gem finds Stephen Colbert’s rivals pitching tips for his debut as host of The Late Show, happening Tuesday night at 11:35 p.m. on CBS and Global. Kimmel, Conan, Maher, Noah, Wilmore, Meyers, Corden and Oliver all weigh in; Fallon is curiously missing. Colbert’s opening night… Read on



Late night joke of the week

From Monday’s Conan (TBS, CTV 1:30 a.m.) The Northeast right now is being hit with a major snowstorm. Forecasters say people have not seen a white out like this since last week’s Oscar nominations.


Two post press tour fallen Idol observations

There is always plenty to deal with every session of every day at the annual winter TCA press tour. Reporters need five hands these days just to raise them for questions, type stories, tweet snark, surf for press info and fill our bellies with food and candy. The daily tasks leave little time to reflect on… Read on


Fab Harrison Week concludes on Conan

Hey all you Beatle people. I’ve been slow on the draw on this but you can still catch the last of Conan O’Brien’s salute to George Harrison. Tonight on Conan (11 p.m. TBS; 12:30 a.m., MuchMusic), Norah Jones–daughter of Harrison’s friend and mentor Ravi Shankar–closes out the tribute Thursday night. O’Brien’s Beatle bonus is in support… Read on



TCA 2013: The stars come out for TNT’s 25th

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–It’s always easy to spot Conan O’Brien at a party.His red rooster ‘do is generally the highest point in any room. Tuesday night it hovered over TNT’s 25th Anniversary Party, held poolside at the Beverly Hilton. Stars from several TNT and TBS shows worked the party, including Angie Harmon and Lorrane Bracco from… Read on


The Royal Baby–England’s gift to late night

From Monday’s late night talk shows: I’m Dave Letterman, or as the staff likes to call me, “the royal baby.” Congratulations to Kate Middleton and Prince William. They’re the proud parents of a brand-new baby boy. This really is big news — I mean, if the year was 1250 then it would be big news.… Read on


Here’s Johnny–and other summer TV fare

School’s out for summer, as Alice Cooper used to say. So what’s on TV?Tons ‘o stuff. The new Showtime original Ray Donovan, starring Liev Schreiber as a slick LA fixer-to-the-stars, begins Sunday, for example. Dexter returns for a final run. In August, so does Breaking Bad. The Listener, True Blood, Saving Hope and Rookie Blue… Read on


Late night joke of the week

From Thursdays Conan: Paula Deen’s book isn’t even out yet and it’s already number one on Amazon. And at the bottom of the sales page it says, “Customers who like this book may also like Alabama in the 1950s.”