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TMZ Live: Conan Wants Out, 'Idol' Shakeup

1/12/2010 4:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Harvey, Mike and Gary took your questions about everything today -- including Conan's decision to walk from NBC if "The Tonight Show" changes times.

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Also: What Simon's departure from "Idol" means for the show, Shaq's accuser hooks up with Gloria Allred and Mark McGwire's steroids admission.

Plus: Super Bowl predictions.

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31.

Nancy    

Back to Jon and Kate...why did the media focus on Jon when Kate was such a tyrant?

1562 days ago
32.

Harper    

Sorry for an additional question.... but ... with the issues with the Bachelor - was this an integrity issue or a program practices issue?

I was trying to think ... this is a competition right, but there is no material prize... then I realized there is a ring given at the end paid by the show and awarded to the couple... so in essence this has game show rules attached to it.

So - is the situation like the rules put into place after the 21 scanadl or is this solely a reputation issue for ABC?

1562 days ago
33.

Jen    

Harvey & Mike

Please bring up how CSI Miami and MJ overcrossed what happened to MJ!!!

- Fire!
- Drugs
- Bad Dr.
- Bad family members

1562 days ago
34.

fluffhead    

Will Ellen stick with Idol next season without Simon?

1562 days ago
35.

Jon    

Whats the deal with Artie Lange? Also, why did it take so long to find out what all went down with his suicide attempt?

1562 days ago
36.

Jesse G    

What is the latest on Mike Smith ( Clippers play by play man) did he plead guilty?

1562 days ago
37.

bobbyj    

What do you know about artie lange??

1562 days ago
38.

fluffhead    

Artie sightings?

1562 days ago
39.

Tracy    

Is kate seeing someone? Her hair looks really bad by the way.

1562 days ago
40.

Missy    

Re Leno vs Conan
The real expectation was that Leno would retire leaving things ok for Conan and Jimmy. Leno wanted to stay on TV so they gave him 10pm and he could change it up a bit, possibly making it a success rather than a failure. Neither happened so Leno has more muscle than Conan. What do you think is Leno's real plans for the future?

Another factor is the HUGE effort, cost, committment and sacrifice Conan's staff and coworkers made moving from NY to LA. If Conan stays or goes to another network, would he have more flexibility to return to NY? How happy is the Conan, the band, etc with being in LA? Doesn't it work better with Jimmy in NY and Letterman, etc. and Tonight Show adding some LA into the mix?

Definitely changing the times or a short "pre tonight show" 1/2 hour just won't work and everyone will lose.

Jay is better than Conan but both could use some new bits and make a better show that more people want to watch. Both are stale and some skits, segments are too weak to hold viewers.

If Conan went to another network and competed directly with Letterman and Leno - all would lose don't you think - can network TV support that many comedy shows after the News?

1562 days ago
41.

Casey    

Would you guys please agree not to post anything further about Michael Jackson ever? His fans are terrifying and scare me.

1562 days ago
42.

Susan    

All this talk about Jay and Conan... what does Fallon and his people have to say about this? I've been really enjoying Jimmy lately, and he and the Roots are getting just as much of a shaft.

1562 days ago
43.

Joe Hogarth    

Has there been any rumors as to who will replace Simon on American Idol?

1562 days ago
44.

Tawnie    

are you guys coming to Tucson now that Tiger is here at sierra tucson?

1562 days ago
45.

nick kilian    

ARE you ever going to say what happened to the sea sheperd? and if they can be in any trouble?

1562 days ago
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