Conan O'Brien will guest star on Season 4, according to Will Arnett, who broke the news Tuesday night on -- you guessed it -- Conan.
The King of Late Night is downsizing his show, but unlike a certain red-haired former host, it has nothing to do with ratings. Despite the prime time and late night turmoil NBC has experienced over the past few years, The Tonight Show is still the top-rated late night gabfest, yet NBC insiders tipped off Deadline Hollywood to massive cuts at the network's flagship program.
The downsizing includes dumping as many as 25 staffers and putting a sizable dent in host Jay Leno's $27 million to $30 million salary. Leno reportedly took a bigger cut than parent company Comcast initially requested, in order to retain some staff positions. Even Conan could muster up a golf clap for such a move. On second thought...nah.
University of California San Diego renamed itself "Conan O'Brien College" recently. To O'Brien's chagrin, however, the name change was only for 24 hours. Still, that didn't deter him from going to the campus and cracking wise (and perhaps heads, off-camera).
Pulitzer's In The Mail of the Day: When news broke last week that Conan O'Brien -- who was returning to NYC for the first time since the infamous falling out with NBC -- would personally preside over the first same-sex marriage ever performed on late-night television, news stations across the country worked tirelessly to come up with an original take on the story they could proudly call their own
So This Is Happening of the Day: Conan O'Brien will return to the city that never sleeps next week to mark the one-year anniversary of his late-night talk show, Conan.
While in New York, Conan will be celebrating in a rather unique way: By taking advantage of the State's recent legalization of same-sex marriage to preside over the wedding ceremony of a longtime staffer a