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Conan O'Brien -- 'I'm Considering' Porn Deal

1/15/2010 8:23 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conan O'Brien must be really hard up for a job now that Jay Leno's reclaimed the 11:30 PM slot -- because he's now considering Pink Visual's XXX offer.

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Coco's not only thinking about it, but last night he even suggested some more titles -- like "Two Hosts, One Slot," "In the Rear 3000" and "Chin Deep."

His only worry: Jay taking over again ... mid-sex scene.

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Robert Holik    

Read all about it here. I promise I have made them both justice. I am on Conan's side, as you all SHOULD be.

http://robertholik.blogspot.com

1650 days ago
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J C    

"Conan's Considering porn."
Thanks for the visual (sarcasm).
By the way.Also last night when You slept...The democrats gave more tax money and perks (Cadillac health plan)to the unions only.
Didn't they just use our tax money to give GM to the unions too?
Wake up America!You're losing your country.

1650 days ago
3.

erin    

I hope this update is meant to be sarcastic, since Conan was obviously joking about accepting that porn offer. It's tough to tell with TMZ since all of your articles seem biased toward Leno. Weird.

Team Conan!

1650 days ago
4.

I am Me    

Okay, Conan's show was not funny last night, he is not funny, his writing staff is not funny.. I am not a Leno fan either. Conan's ratings sunk from the time he took over the tonight show until now.. hmmm what could that mean, HE IS NOT FUNNY... so, all of you on team conan, you can continue to like the guy and be on his side.. I think what is being done to conan is not the proper thing, however, his show stinks. I have no idea how he was on TV this long

1650 days ago
5.

lovemj    

conan has always reminded me of jughead from the Archie comic books-anyone remember those? Go Leno!

1650 days ago
6.

ihateyou    

He's not funny, never has been. And porn?? eww.

1650 days ago
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Marilyn    

Conan sucks. Jay is the best. Go Jay!!!!!!

1649 days ago
8.

BringJayBack    

I really don't care what Conan O'Brien does. His so-called sense of humor is so crude. Not funny at all! Go do porn Conan, no one will watch you there either!

Support Jay Leno's return to The Tonight Show at http://bringjaylenobacktothetonightshow.webs.com/

Don't forget to sign the petition for the same cause at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/petition/882106827 Jay Leno rocks!!!

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/15/jay-leno-jimmy-kimmel-tonight-show-video/#comments#ixzz0chLiAgtT

1649 days ago
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karma    

TMZ, your bias is showing...AGAIN. Do you (Leno and TMZ staff) all know each other from Melrose Avenue?

1649 days ago
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Kimberly Wash    

I have e-mailed and texted messaged 100+ people to suggest to them
that we banned together and NOT WATCH JAY LENO SHOW!!!

Get this media/T.V HOG off the air!

NO MORE JAY LENO! NO MORE JAY LENO!

SUPPORT CONAN! SUPPORT CONAN!

1649 days ago
11.

Sloane    

people need to get the facts right... to simplify

1) when NBC decided to go with Jay over Letterman to succeed Carson when he chose to retire, Letterman was already a fixture on TV airing after Carson.

Leno was a stand-up comic who sometimes substituted for Johnny's nights off-so did Joan Rivers and a few others
so it naturally took a while for Leno to establish himself and get good ratings

Conan came with a built in audience to the Tonight Show hour but sadly didn't keep the ratings

2) in 2004 when Conan was negotiating with NBC he let it be known that if he wasn't going to host the Tonght Show he'd jump networks.

So NBC renewed his contract agreeing to 2009 as being when he'd get it. That meant that Jay had to agree to step aside (so he didn't decide out of thin air that he just wanted to retire at such a young age with a large following)

Leno graciously went on air discussing how he would "retire" from the show and hand it over to his deserving friend Conan- even had Conan on showing him support and great loyalty to the network that was pushing him out

He purposely did that so that when Conan took over he wouldn't have all negative press and controversy that he experienced years prior.

3) fast forward to 2009 and Leno is consistently beating Letterman in the ratings so NBC, so knowing that Leno would have a great offer from another network and become competition, it dawned on NBC that they had better figure out a way to to keep him and still honor what they negotiated with Conan years before

4) that's when they came up with the idea of Leno in Primetime.
NBC wasn't winning those ratings so they thought it was a worthwhile "experiment"

Leno's ratings were great when you compared them to the other late night audiences-so he held his own very well in that regard
But when you compared his ratings to the dramas on opposite him on the other networks at 10, they weren't as high naturally

Conan's ratings did not live up to hopes and expectations- he kept losing to Letterman

5) it's all about the $$$$
because of NBC trying to keep Conan from leaving in 2004, they sadly created their own domino effect downfall and ensuing disaster and controversy

so people should do some research before they spout off condemning Jay or Conan for the whole debacle

sad that NBC has ended up putting the 2 of them in this position with all the ensuing controversy-there is no villain here-both decent talented guys with different styles appealing to different audiences-that's why the 2 back to back at late night were such a winning combination for NBC

there should be heads rolling over at NBC for such a major screw-up and leaving 2 top talents hanging in the wind

they could at least make an official statement to explain how they got into this mess by trying to keep both of their major talents (in other words the ratings and $$ from the sponsors associated with the 2 shows) with their NBC family!!

1649 days ago
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shannon2    

NBC, it doesn't really do you any good to have your staff put on fake "team Leno" and "Conan sucks" posts on these sites. We're not retards. And we're not watching your shows or buying your advertisers products.

America is sick of fat cat souless corporations like the ones who brought about the recession...like the jerks at NBC...violating their word and causing hardship and unemployment.

Conan's fine, he's made good money...but all the staff that uprooted are screwed out of jobs, and most likely blackballed by the NBC head.

COMCAST: Is this the kind of people you want running your new purchase? It's a network in last place for a reason and we, the consumers, are always going to remember NBC's vulgar, backstabbing handling of this situation. I know you have great pride in Comcast...too much to let your rep be soiled by association with these losers.

I

1649 days ago
13.

sickofittoo    

The above post is obviously from Leno's camp.
Retire at such a YOUNG age ?!? Leno is NOT young.

You only have the power to sit back and hope for the best , this is backfiring negatively against jay leno and he may lose a significant ratio of his audience because of this brewhaha.

Network executives are idiots , Conan should just move to Cable and host a show of his own without censorship.

I cannot stand leno , he is one of THE most phoniest people on the planet , he has the capacity to be mean spirited and he is very stingy.

He has no dignity and i am sorry to say this , but i would love to see him bomb. Time will tell how this situation will effect him.

jay - douchebag

1649 days ago
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nancy jo    

Does Anyone Else Watch Craig Ferguson?

1649 days ago
15.

Richard    

Thank you shannon2, that actually helped.

1649 days ago
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