Conan O’Brien has a bit of a cult following and always has, which means lots of people were pretty stoked when it was revealed that he’ll be hosting the MTV Movie Awards next month. The ceremony will air live on Sunday, April 13th and Conan will be helming the whole thing. Hurrah!
Last year was pretty okay (from what few clips I saw) since Rebel Wilson took on hosting duties, and I’m sure Conan will keep things moving, as well. MTV awards shows are always sort of a hot mess, which is the whole reason people tune in, and I’m sure the 2014 edition will keep up the tradition.
Nominations for the awards will be out tomorrow. Will you be watching?
Jane Lynch is hilarious and amazing, so it’s no surprise that she knows all the lyrics to Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Super Bass’ and that she felt the need to bust out into song while appearing on Conan earlier this week. The only thing wrong with this is that they should have let her sing the whole thing.
When Conan joked that Jane must have lots of opportunities to sing the song in her everyday life, she responded: “Absolutely. I have all of these skills now that are just going to get me so far… And they don’t expect it from a 6-foot white lady.”
Conan O’Brien recently recast his late-night talk show with puppies. The set—complete with wittle chairs and an itty-bitty desk—is an exact miniature. Watch for an appearance by Puppy Lady Gaga! D’aaaawwww.
OK, FOR REAL: If you didn’t finally crack and break out into either giggles or guffaws right around 1:16, there might be something wrong with you. I think the real humor maybe has to do with the way Gary Oldman breathes from the diaphragm.
I do sure love me some Jeff Goldblum, though. I very briefly dated a fellow who was a lot like Jeff Goldblum, what with the childlike wonderment and all the grappling, and at the time it drove me insane. Insane. And now I think, what was wrong with me? Jeff Goldblum is the best!
Oh, just watch Jeff Goldblum awhile. You will be delighted. Jeff Goldblum will make your day. (And then watch this, which is my favorite Jeff Goldblum video. And then maybe print one of these out.)
I love this video! Here are two smart, funny, impish men with great hair (good work, McHale! My memory is long, you sneaky Adonis), riffing on pop culture together like two old brosephs.
So comfortable are the two together, I am hard-pressed to extract any one quote, because Joel and Conan are giddily interrupting each other. The subject at hand? Kim Kardashian and her divorce, of course.
McHale: “Her mom doesn’t like it when I bring that up on the show [The Soup].”
O’Brien: “Now, that’s, that’s the thing—the Kardashians do not like you because you—you—you make fun.”
McHale: “Well, I bring up the Thing that Made Kim Famous, uh, which is the tape, and uh—”
McHale: “The sex tape with Ray J, and uh, Kim’s mom will call E!, much like an old lady neighbor, going, like, ‘Your son’s baseball landed in my window again!’ And she doesn’t—they don’t like it when we bring it up. I don’t know why, but we just say ‘Sex Tape with Ray J’ all the time. And she calls, and it’s bad.”
O’Brien: “Do you think maybe there’s, she’s thinking ‘I just wish that whole chapt—everyone’s going to forget about the sex tape with Ray J!’”
McHale: “They make so much money, you’d think—I’m promoting it!—they make so much money off of it. They make tons of dough—I think they’re gonna shoot me with, like, a hummus-tipped arrow.”
O’Brien: “That’s how they do it. That’s how all their victims die.”
Then Joel McHale calls Bruce Jenner a “drag queen scarecrow,” and Conan O’Brien hands him an invisible trophy.
Also, around the 6:00 mark, you get to see the hunks of Community, topless (but not quite pantsless).
You guys, I have big, big news: it’s my birthday. Today I’m 29!
I know! Today, I’m A) ancient, B) a young’un, or C) shut up, Jenn, depending on my reader. Yay! Happy birthday to me!
To celebrate my birthday, here’s a slightly-older-but-no-less-amazing—hey! Just like me!—video of Conan O’Brien, singing Radiohead’s “Creep.”
Here’s my thing about Conan: I think he’s kind of a cocky jerk. (Please! Don’t shoot me!)
But he’s also shy about singing, which is totally charming. But! He also has a great singing voice! So I love that, throughout this video, he’s visibly itching to perform the ‘hard’ part of “Creep,” and he finally does it with zeal. And he has great natural vibrato and range, as much as he tries to undermine his own performance with goofiness. Ah! I love it! Conan O’Brien totally practices “Creep” in the shower.