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Conan O'Brien: Laughter has 'always been the motivation for me'updated: Tue Jun 26 2012 06:06:00

"I've always only been interested in trying to make people laugh," Conan O'Brien told Piers Morgan, "and trying to be funny and make things that would have made me laugh, you know? Or my brothers laugh, or my sisters laugh, or my parents laugh. That's always been the motivation for me."

CNNMoney: Social 'second screen' TV is all about the appsupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 05:50:00

While you're on the couch watching American Idol, chances are you're also updating your Facebook status on your smartphone or tablet, or hitting Google for the name of that ubiquitous character actor you can't quite identify. There's also Twitter. Posts on it set two all-time records during the Super Bowl, one at halftime and another just two hours later at the game's end.

Shaq counts his blessingsupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 16:20:00

Shaquille O'Neal joins Larry King and other "kings" of their industries sit down for a dinner party.

Larry King: I want to be frozen updated: Fri Dec 02 2011 16:20:00

"I want to be frozen on the hope that they'll find whatever I died of and bring me back," Larry King told a shocked group of dinner guests gathered at his Beverly Hills home for a party hosted by him and his wife, Shawn.

People.com: Who Is Hogwarts-Bound? Celebs Reveal the Spell They Want to Castupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 09:30:00

In honor of the final Harry Potter film, Conan O'Brien, Rachel Bilson and more reveal their secret magical wishes

Film captures Conan O'Brien post-firingupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 12:17:00

A new film documents the weeks following Conan O'Brien's public firing from NBC's "Tonight Show."

Conan and Etsy.com popular with artistsupdated: Thu May 26 2011 18:28:00

What do Conan O'Brien, Etsy.com and the Smurfs all have in common?

'It was tough being off the air'updated: Thu Jan 13 2011 12:05:00

In December, Conan O'Brien told Larry King he's having a blast with his new show on TBS.

O'Brien remembers Johnny Carsonupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 05:15:00

Conan O'Brien talks about meeting former 'Tonight Show' host, Johnny Carson

Conan O'Brien, Taiwan studio in Web-video 'feud'updated: Tue Dec 14 2010 05:15:00

Who will fire the next salvo in the ongoing friendly feud between TV host Conan O'Brien and Next Media Animation, the Taiwan-based animation studio known for its sarcastic CGI re-enactments of American news?

People.com: PEOPLE's TV Critic Picks Conan's Top 3 Momentsupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 14:28:00

Plus: Tell us if Conan is a hit or a miss

'Conan' gives audience the moon in cable debutupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 12:49:00

Conan O'Brien's return to TV Monday night stuck close to the standard late night talk show format and set, but he could boast one innovation.

Conan O'Brien is back!updated: Tue Nov 09 2010 12:49:00

CNN's Offbeat Reporter Pete Dominick examines Conan O'Brien and late night comedy during political turmoil.

Web darling Conan rides the 'Pale Whale'updated: Mon Nov 08 2010 16:35:00

On Monday night television, Conan O'Brien rides again. But until then, the comedian is saddled up for a gallop on the "Fail Whale."

The 10 wackiest Conan O'Brien interviews everupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 15:43:00

We at The Frisky have always been on Team Coco. Sure, Jay Leno gives a decent monologue and David Letterman's "Late Show" is where celebrities go to unleash their inner crazy, but Conan O'Brien? He relies on good writing and quick wit to pull hilariousness from his celebrity guests.

Conan trashes a carupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 10:47:00

The lesson: never park your car under Conan O'Brien's office window unless you like marshmallows in the driver's seat.

Conan O'Brien reclaims late-night spot with new cable showupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 10:47:00

Comedian Conan O'Brien returns to the late-night television circuit Monday with a much-anticipated new show.

Conan O'Brien's returnupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 09:50:00

Conan O'Brien's making his return to late night TV. CNN's Kareen Wynter reports he's after ratings and redemption.

Will Conan O'Brien live up to the 'Conan' hype?updated: Mon Nov 08 2010 09:50:00

It's time to see if the dancing taco, explosive commercials, clever tweets and other promotions will pay off for Conan O'Brien.

Rolling Stone: Conan O'Brien comes cleanupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 11:18:00

The following is an excerpt of an article from the November 11, 2010 issue of "Rolling Stone." This issue is available Friday, October 29th on newsstands and online via Rolling Stone's premium subscription plan.

People.com: POLL: Conan O'Brien or Paris Hilton - Who Rocks the Soap Bubbles Best?updated: Wed Oct 06 2010 08:07:00

The funnyman gets wet and foamy in a silly promo for his new talk show

And the nominees are....updated: Thu Jul 08 2010 14:24:00

Sofia Vergara and Joel McHale announce the nominees for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards.

People.com: Conan O'Brien Finds an Historic New Homeupdated: Mon May 17 2010 15:14:00

"I can't wait to interview the cast of Jersey Shore on the same lot where they filmed Casablanca," he quips

People.com: Conan O'Brien: I Would Never Do What Jay Leno Did to Meupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 10:52:00

"I started to feel that I'm not sure [NBC] even really wants me here," he tells 60 Minutes

People.com: Jim Carrey Crashes Conan O'Brien's Stage Show - as Supermanupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 15:52:00

The pair perform a surprise duet of Five for Fighting's classic power ballad

Lopez welcomes Conan O'Brien to TBSupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 11:53:00

George Lopez tells CNN's Larry King he's thrilled that Conan O'Brien is coming to TBS.

Lopez: Conan didn't want me to get 'Leno'd'updated: Wed Apr 14 2010 11:53:00

Late-night TV will change forever when Conan O'Brien launches his show on cable channel TBS in November, comedian George Lopez told CNN's Larry King Tuesday.

Conan O'Brien chooses cable for comebackupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 21:54:00

Singing and dancing his way to cable, Conan has crowds going cuckoo for "Coco." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

Conan O'Brien on TBS? Surprising move, tough competitionupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 21:54:00

Of all the theories floating around as to where Conan O'Brien was going to end up post-NBC -- on Fox, on Comedy Central or skipping television and doing something different altogether -- no one was placing bets that he would end up on TBS.

Conan O'Brien takes late night show to TBSupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 16:40:00

Ousted "Tonight Show" host Conan O'Brien will return to late-night television in November with a show on cable channel TBS, the network said Monday.

Conan O'Brien is back on TVupdated: Tue Apr 13 2010 16:40:00

Conan O'Brien is getting back into late-night television, after signing with TBS for a show that will premiere this fall.

People.com: Reviews Are In: Conan O'Brien a Hit on the Road!updated: Tue Apr 13 2010 13:28:00

The deposed NBC host wows a 2,500-strong crowd in Eugene, Oregon with his live show

People.com: Conan O'Brien Taking Late-Night Show to Cableupdated: Mon Apr 12 2010 18:53:00

Premiering in November, his show will be the lead-in to Lopez Tonight on TBS

Jay Leno: Conan O'Brien 'got screwed'updated: Wed Mar 31 2010 16:05:00

HLN's Joy Behar talks with Jay Leno about the late night drama between him and Conan O'Brien.

People.com: Conan O'Brien Taking His 'Prohibited' Act on the Roadupdated: Thu Mar 11 2010 15:36:00

The comedian promises "music, comedy, hugging and the occasional awkward silence" during his 30-city tour

People.com: Couple to Get Fairy Tale Wedding Thanks to Conan O'Brienupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 09:48:00

The comedian's decision to follow Sarah Killen on Twitter has changed the Michigan woman's life

People.com: Conan O'Brien Has a New Show - on Twitterupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 12:14:00

"Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard … then threw to commercial," he says

Conan O'Brien's farewell has lasting impactupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 11:08:00

If all else fails, Conan O'Brien just may have a shot at becoming a life coach.

People.com: Jay Leno Felt Sucker-Punched by Jimmy Kimmelupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 06:48:00

The NBC host tells Oprah he could have edited it out of the show but opted to leave it in

People.com: Tilda Swinton Up for Playing Conan O'Brien on Filmupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 21:14:00

She says "yes, yes, yes, absolutely" when asked about the comedian's tongue-in-cheek suggestion

Expect more late-night talk show dramaupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 09:09:00

Magnanimous in defeat, which could turn into victory, Conan O'Brien bequeathed "The Tonight Show" back to Jay Leno Friday after first thanking NBC for at least putting him on the map.

People.com: Conan O'Brien Jokes About Next Career Move: I Will Do Nudityupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 20:35:00

"Like everything in life, the fun has to come to an end a decade too early," he quips during his final Tonight Show

Will Team Coco stick with O'Brien?updated: Sat Jan 23 2010 15:28:00

They've rallied, made T-shirts and have donned all-orange in support of their favorite late-night host.

Conan fans speakupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 12:38:00

Conan O'Brien fans give their reaction to his last appearance on 'The Tonight Show.'

Conan O'Brien quips about next career move: nudityupdated: Sat Jan 23 2010 12:38:00

After an ugly shakeup at NBC over the late-night lineup, Conan O'Brien hosted the "Tonight Show" for the last time Friday.

CNNMoney: Conan's exit: 'It is the right business move'updated: Fri Jan 22 2010 17:18:00

The high-profile squabble that captivated late-night television for weeks comes to a close Friday, when Conan O'Brien makes his final appearance as host of "The Tonight Show."

Is Jimmy Fallon next in line for 'Tonight'?updated: Fri Jan 22 2010 11:30:00

Now that Conan O'Brien is out as "Tonight Show" host and Jay Leno is back in, Jimmy Fallon may have quietly positioned himself to be next in line to take the behind-the-desk throne.

Intriguing people for January 22, 2010updated: Fri Jan 22 2010 08:53:00

Conan O'Brien The flame-haired comedian has signed a deal with NBC to walk away from "The Tonight Show." The Wall Street Journal reported that the pact -- some $45 million for O'Brien and his staff -- contains a "non-disparagement clause" for both O'Brien and the network, which means they can't say nasty things about each other in public.

CNNMoney: Conan O'Brien inks severance deal with NBCupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 17:25:00

Conan O'Brien and NBC reached a deal Thursday to terminate the comedian's contract just seven months after he was named host of "The Tonight Show."

People.com: POLL: What Should Conan O'Brien Do Next?updated: Thu Jan 21 2010 16:16:00

Since his reign on The Tonight Show is over, where can he land his next big audience?

NBC, O'Brien reach deal to end his 'Tonight Show' tenureupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 12:50:00

Conan O'Brien will vacate his "Tonight Show" seat to make room for former host Jay Leno, NBC confirmed Thursday.

Celebs weigh in on Conan, Lenoupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 12:50:00

Celebrities at the Golden Globes give their thoughts on NBC's late night woes.

People.com: Conan O'Brien, NBC Seal the Deal for His Exitupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 11:28:00

The network confirms that the path is clear for Jay Leno's Tonight Show comeback

CNNMoney: NBC shoots back at Conan O'Brienupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 15:41:00

NBC fired back at Conan O'Brien Wednesday as negotiations between the outgoing host of "The Tonight Show" and the network stalled over how much O'Brien's staff would be paid under a potential severance deal.

CNNMoney: NBC may give Conan O'Brien $40 million to go awayupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 10:22:00

Conan O'Brien is reportedly close to signing a $40 million deal to walk away from "The Tonight Show" and end a weeks-long controversy between the late-night host and NBC.

'Looks like we might be back at 11:30,' Leno tells audienceupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 09:56:00

Jay Leno expects NBC to announce Tuesday that he will return to hosting "The Tonight Show," a job he handed off to Conan O'Brien last summer, the comedian said Monday night.

Has Leno lost his nice guy appeal?updated: Fri Jan 15 2010 17:02:00

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel ripped into Jay Leno on his own show Thursday night, and Rosie O'Donnell -- who has been outspoken about her support of Conan O'Brien -- has canceled her January 27 appearance on "The Jay Leno Show."

NBC finally getting late-night ratings boostupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 11:45:00

NBC has been the butt of nearly every joke in late night this week, and many of them were aired on NBC itself.

People.com: Conan O'Brien Likely to End Hosting The Tonight Show Jan. 22updated: Thu Jan 14 2010 21:48:00

O'Brien "does not currently plan on doing any more new shows after next week," says a source

People.com: Conan O'Brien Fans Take Their Crusade to Internetupdated: Thu Jan 14 2010 12:31:00

Supporters of the Tonight Show host go viral with their fight

Is late night the new glass ceiling?updated: Wed Jan 13 2010 18:12:00

I'm sure you've heard by now that Jay Leno is going on later and Conan O'Brien's threatening mutiny and talking to Fox. It's Apocalypse NBC!

Conan O'Brien made the smart moveupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 15:00:00

By refusing NBC's offer of a "Tonight Show" shifted to a post-midnight, post-Jay Leno time slot, host Conan O'Brien has protected the 56-year-old tradition of that program. And he's also protected the 46-year-old Conan O'Brien.

Letterman joins late-night frayupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 12:01:00

Late-night TV can usually be counted on for a steady diet of jokes. Now it is the joke.

People.com: POLL: Which Late-Night Host Would You Rather Watch?updated: Wed Jan 13 2010 10:08:00

Speculation is rampant that Conan could go to another network and face off against Leno and Letterman

People.com: David Letterman Jumps into Late-Night Frayupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 09:28:00

"I knocked off another competitor," the talk show host quips about the NBC shakeup

People.com: Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien Poke Fun at Their Plightsupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 11:30:00

The TV hosts essentially let their bosses have it in Monday's monologues

Leno-O'Brien folliesupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 22:59:00

Leno and O'Brien make themselves the butt of their own jokes. Jeanne Moos plays musical chairs at the talk show desk.

Leno holds nothing back in monologue after getting prime time axupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 22:59:00

Jay Leno pulled no punches on his show Monday night, the first since NBC confirmed the TV host was being kicked out of his low-rated 10 p.m. slot after just three months.

Mayor seeks to 'bury the hatchet' with Conan O'Brienupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 05:57:00

After a tiff that has lasted two weeks, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, said Wednesday that he is in discussions with "Tonight Show" host Conan O'Brien to "bury the hatchet and the feud."

Why does Conan hate Newark?updated: Thu Oct 08 2009 05:57:00

CNN's Larry King talks with Newark, New Jersey Mayor Corey Booker about his city's feud with late night comedian Conan O'Brien.

O'Brien makes 'no-fly' listupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 13:51:00

The Newark mayor fires back at Conan O'Brien after the late-night host makes fun of the city. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports

Conan O'Brien squabbles with New Jersey mayorupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 13:51:00

As with many jokes, it started with a small jab at the expense of New Jersey.

People.com: Conan O'Brien Mines His Head Bumpupdated: Tue Sep 29 2009 16:07:00

The Tonight Show host airs his accident, says he'd do it again

'C+' for Conan O'Brienupdated: Tue Jun 02 2009 16:37:00

iReporters give their reviews of Conan O'Brien's "Tonight Show" debut.

O'Brien takes over 'The Tonight Show'updated: Tue Jun 02 2009 16:37:00

Conan O'Brien kicked off his new gig on "The Tonight Show" with a bit showing him in a mad cross-country run from New York to Los Angeles, arriving at his locked studio only to realize he'd left his keys behind.

People.com: Now It's Conan vs. Dave in the Late-Night Battleupdated: Tue Jun 02 2009 13:29:00

O'Brien succeeds Jay Leno, as Letterman jokes, "I knocked off another competitor"

Entertainment Weekly's Picks of the Weekupdated: Sun May 31 2009 09:11:00

Out with the old, in with the new.

O'Brien: 'Tonight Show' will be funny pill to swallowupdated: Wed May 27 2009 19:33:00

"The Tonight Show" with Conan O'Brien will not be the same as the show was with Jay, Johnny, Steve or Jack.

People.com: Jay & Conan Get Silly About Leno's Primetime Plungeupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:56:00

"We'll start at 10 p.m. right after the last hour of the Today show," Leno says in his monologue

Time.com: May 29: Leno's Last Tonight Showupdated: Mon Jul 21 2008 17:00:00

Conan O'Brien will take over the Tonight Show, and Jimmy Fallon will take over Late Night, next year. But what happens to deposed host Jay Leno?

Time.com: Fallon to Take Over 'Late Night'updated: Mon May 12 2008 18:20:00

NBC on Monday made official a plan that's been talked about since 2003

Late night shows returnupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 11:53:00

Some late night talk shows return with new episodes tonight despite the WGA strike. CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports.

Leno, O'Brien to returnupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 08:31:00

CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports on the plans for Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien to return to air without striking writers.

NBC: Leno, O'Brien returning to airupdated: Mon Dec 17 2007 19:38:00

The new year will see new shows from Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien, says NBC.

Criticizing Carsonupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 09:05:00

Matthew Weiner, the Executive Producer of `Madmen' criticizes Carson Daly for resuming production.

Priest accused of stalkingupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 14:56:00

A Boston priest was arrested and charged with stalking TV host Conan O'Brien. Affiliate WCVB reports.

Behind the scenes: VH1 Save the Music galaupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 15:34:00

Conan O'Brien didn't mince words at the VH1 Save the Music Foundation's 10th Anniversary gala Thursday night.

People.com: Mary-Kate Olsen Reveals Weirdest Pick-Up Lineupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 21:12:00

(Video courtesy of NBC)

O'Brien to replace Leno on 'The Tonight Show' updated: Mon Sep 27 2004 15:35:00

Jay Leno will hand over the reins of NBC's "The Tonight Show" to "Late Night" host Conan O'Brien -- but not until 2009, the network announced Monday.

Fortune: WOULD YOU HIRE THESE JOKERS? AT $1,000 A WEEK? updated: Mon Jul 12 1993 00:01:00

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