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Conan O'Brien -- Guitar Hero

1/14/2010 3:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

With his days hosting the "Tonight Show" looking numbered, a somber Conan O'Brien made his way into Universal Studios holding a guitar on Thursday.

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Perhaps Coco and NBC can still make beautiful music together. Or not.


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31.

Zorch    

>>>

Maybe, but MONEY talks in Hollywood. If an agency wants to plug
a movie and if the Tonight Show has decent ratings they'll
put their stars on there no matter who hosts.

1653 days ago
32.

cochino    

seriously. I know TMZ is in a slump. They have been since fatney got sober and Lohan stopped having friends.

But this is already soooo over.

no matter who is on and at what time or what network, if people want to keep watching either one they will

stop padding the site with stupid repeat stories on this and lets move on.....

1653 days ago
34.

tannabgood    

I'm Team CoCo all the way but this thing between him and Jay is getting old fast. I'm still laughing now but might not be soon. I get that he's pissed but now things are turning vicious and that's not the Conan I have come to love. He should have let it end with his official statement; which was sincere yet respectful.

I personally don't think The Jaw deserves any respect or sympathy for that matter but Conan's only making himself look like more of a jerk than Jay.

Most of CoCo's fans are slinging enough sh!t Leno's way. Not to mention the other late night hosts. He should finish venting his spleen in private now, keep it classy until he shows both The Jaw and NBC his arse and let that monster payoff he's gonna get be the last F!CK YOU to them all.

1653 days ago
35.

KP    

Another site is already reporting that next Friday (1/22) will be his last Tonight Show.

1653 days ago
36.

Neal    

BringJayback, I signed the petition to bring Jay back but he's coming back ANYWAY so we don't really have to worry about.

Dennis Miller said last night that Leno should've NEVER left since he was PRINTING MONEY for NBC so Leno IS coming back and Conan is going somewhere else.

1653 days ago
37.

iwanttoholdyourbigtits    

I mean look at him............the guy looks like a dufus!!!

1653 days ago
38.

bbp    

Conan is a bad-ass... That's what the "B" on his hat stands for.

Screw the "Tonight Show" as the high water mark for late night shows.... It's obviously not anymore thanks to NBC and douchebag Jay Leno, so who the hell needs that show OR them? It's already dead in the water.

Conan.... Go on and make something better that's your own. You are easily good enough to pull it off

1653 days ago
39.

Neal    

Conan IS a doofus and that's why no one watched him and that's why Leno, the KING of late night, is coming back to his rightful throne that he was FORCED from!!

1653 days ago
40.

Smooth Criminals    

Conan O'Brien Likely to End Hosting The Tonight Show Jan. 22

Thursday January 14, 2010 02:45 PM EST

Timothy White/NBC

We've got Tonight? Not after Jan. 22.

Conan O'Brien's last night as host of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien will likely be next Friday, a source close to O'Brien tells PEOPLE.

"Conan does not currently plan on doing any more new shows after next week,” says the source.

According to NBC, a pre-scheduled hiatus for the program starting on Jan. 25 has been on the calendar for months.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20336890,00.html

1653 days ago
41.

No trailer trash    

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36. I'm Team CoCo all the way but this thing between him and Jay is getting old fast. I'm still laughing now but might not be soon. I get that he's pissed but now things are turning vicious and that's not the Conan I have come to love. He should have let it end with his official statement; which was sincere yet respectful.

I personally don't think The Jaw deserves any respect or sympathy for that matter but Conan's only making himself look like more of a jerk than Jay.

Most of CoCo's fans are slinging enough sh!t Leno's way. Not to mention the other late night hosts. He should finish venting his spleen in private now, keep it classy until he shows both The Jaw and NBC his arse and let that monster payoff he's gonna get be the last F!CK YOU to them all.

Posted at 3:21PM on Jan 14th 2010 by tannabgood

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Sorry to say, but Conan is not going to be getting any big payoff from NBC. In fact, NBC might end up suing Conan into the poor house.

Conan did not have a guaranteed time slot clause in his contract. Ergo, NBC was perfectly within their rights to move him to a different time slot, without approval.

Conan breached his contract by refusing to move.

Conan is in a lot of trouble now that he openly stated he would not move and thereby breach his contract.

Expect Conan to be tied up in a legal battle for the next couple of years and then to have to cut NBC a big check with whatever his battery of lawyers haven't already soaked from him.

Things are looking ugly for Conan.

1653 days ago
42.

PolarBear    

Here's the core of the ratings issue: I personally would search out and find a show hosted by Conan because it would be assertively entertaining, interesting and that is a reflection of his talent and effort in combination with his proven capacity to work with his guests well. He's an ideas and character person. Jay Leno is good but not a reason to search out a show. Jay gets through the show, but he doesn't add excitement, he relies on standard comedy writing, a good band and his quite good ability to talk with his guests. Jay is an excellent communicator. But Conan adds what Firesign Theater would call "zest appeal"; a pleasantly rewarding unpredictable fresh look at being alive. JUMP SHIP, LAND HO!!!!!!!!! A whole new fresh world.............to poop on!

1653 days ago
43.

Mikey    

As his mother once said, Everything Andy Richter touches turns to $hit.

1653 days ago
44.

PolarBear    

Tell me this isn't true; in his willingness to always have some uproarious new routine and bizarre thing happen on his show, Johnny Carson was more like Conan than Jay. Thoughts?

1653 days ago
45.

GabrielS    

TMZ: I think it is spelled "CoCo" not "Coco."

It's the first two letters of his first name written twice, so the second 'C' is capitalized.

1653 days ago
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