Category: Late-night TV

Lindsay Lohan on the David Letterman show? 'We made a mistake'

Lindsay Lohan and David Letterman

When it comes to booking Lindsay Lohan to do the Top 10 list on "Late Night With David Letterman," it appears that Letterman's gang got punked.

CBS backtracked Wednesday after announcing Tuesday that the actress would deliver Thursday night's list via satellite from L.A.

"We made a mistake," CBS said, Show Tracker reports. "Someone purporting to be a friend of Lindsay's reached out to the show yesterday, allegedly on her behalf, and booked her to appear. Clearly, this person was not authorized to make commitments on her behalf. We wish Lindsay well, and look forward to having her on the show in the future."

Though Lilo hasn't appeared on the show since 2007, jokes at her expense are almost a regularly scheduled guest.

Lohan raised a Twitter flag on Tuesday night ahead of the CBS announcement, saying, "I am NOT going to be doing David Letterman, I'm not sure how this happened, but I am sorry for the confusion."

Any thoughts on who the oh-so-helpful "friend" might have been? Or perhaps the Top 10 reasons Lindsay should or shouldn't come near the Letterman show?


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-- Christie D'Zurilla


Cameron Diaz 'had to have' bought weed from Snoop Dogg in high school


Cameron Diaz is proud of her Long Beach roots and not afraid to discuss any rites of passage that come with her upbringing — like, say, buying pot from Snoop Dogg.

The actress stopped by George Lopez's show, and the comedian was quick to point out that the "Charlie's Angels" blond hails from the LBC.

"Did you know Snoop D-O-Double-G?" Lopez asked.

"We went to high school together; he was a year older than me. I remember him there ... he was very tall and skinny, wore lots of ponytails in his head," she recalled.

"And I'm pretty sure I bought weed from him. I had to have."

We can't argue with you there, Cameron. Check out the clip above, then give us your thoughts on the pair's high school transaction in the comments section below.


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— Matt Donnelly


Gwyneth Paltrow, Jimmy Fallon reunite for more Shazzazz [video]


This is an updated version of a previous post. See the note below. Shazzazz

Sure, Gwyneth Paltrow can get her "Glee" on and flex her "Country Strong" muscles, but we prefer her old school style -- when she was a powerhouse '90s R&B item with Jimmy Fallon.

Not really, but whenever the A-list actress pops by Fallon's chat show, they team for an adorable viral lampooning of the now-kitschy conventions of musical decades past, with their fictional group Shazzaazz.

First, they took on '80s hip-hop flair and, on Monday night, showed off their '90s groove with the tracks above, "Let's Do It" and "Let's Do It Again."

Watch for the hilarious Milli Vanilli getups and -- the Ministry's fave -- some serious ad-lib action. Then leave your thoughts in comments below.

For the record, 5:48 p.m.: In an earlier version of this post, the name Shazzazz was misspelled as Shazaaz, or maybe Shazaz, or Shazzaz. We know! What were we thinking??


Jimmy Fallon, Bruce Springsteen cover 'Whip My Hair' [poll]

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-- Matt Donnelly

Don't believe it was Springsteen doing 'Whip My Hair' with Jimmy Fallon? [Video]


Some Ministry readers who watched the video of Bruce Springsteen performing as his retro self with Jimmy Fallon in Neil Young camouflage didn't quiiiiiiiiiiiiite believe that was the Boss at the "Whip My Hair" mike -- since Fallon was out there as Young, couldn't it be someone else dressed up as Springsteen?

Thanks to commenter @silver for bringing this backstage action to our attention. Why whip your hair when you can simply rip off your beard?

Seeing is believing.


Jimmy Fallon, Bruce Springsteen cover 'Whip My Hair' [poll]

'Pants on the Ground': Jimmy Fallon's 'Neil Young' unplugged version

Willow Smith: All you need to know, including what it's like with Justin Bieber in the picture

-- Christie D'Zurilla



Jimmy Fallon, Bruce Springsteen cover 'Whip My Hair' [poll]

Willow Smith, watch out -- the old guys are coming for ya, whipping what hair they have left.

In character as Neil Young and singing with Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Fallon covered the tween's debut single, "Whip My Hair," Tuesday on his late-night show.

Who knew Fallon's Springsteen-"Glee" Emmys mashup would lead us here?

Let us know which version you prefer -- you can watch Willow's below the poll.

(And hey, speaking of "Glee," can Sue Sylvester maybe have a chat with Springsteen about that beret? After all, even Gwyneth Paltrow listened up.)


'Pants on the Ground': Jimmy Fallon's 'Neil Young' unplugged version

Willow Smith: All you need to know, including what it's like with Justin Bieber in the picture

-- Christie D'Zurilla


'Miley Cyrus' on 'SNL': Pretty cool? [video] [poll]

Miley Cyrus is absolute sunshine, like, God's gift -- that according to Billy Ray Cyrus on "The Miley Cyrus Show" on "Saturday Night Live," where of course neither Cyrus actually appeared.

New "SNL" cast member Vanessa Bayer did her Miley to fellow newbie Paul Brittain's Johnny Depp, with guest host Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad" bringing the Billy Ray in a sketch that was alternately pretty cool, pretty creepy and pretty on the nose.

Musical guest Kanye West gave his "Power" performance a music video vibe, breaking with tradition with a white backdrop and many dancers, treating viewers tuning in mid-show to a moment of "Did I enter the right channel? Really?" (See that video after the break, below.)

In other "SNL" news, Fred Armisen, the soon-to-be-ex-husband of Elizabeth Moss, was spotted out on the town, making out periodically with fellow cast member Abby Elliot, according to the New York Post.

Again we ask, pretty cool?

-- Christie D'Zurilla

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Joaquin Phoenix visits David Letterman again -- and this time Dave wants cash [video] [poll]


Joaquin-phoenix Joaquin Phoenix stopped by to chat with David Letterman on Wednesday night, and to explain what exactly had happened the last time he was on Dave's show -- the night in early 2009 when he showed up in character for the now-we-know-it's-fake documentary "I'm Still Here."

One little problem, the way Letterman sees it: If the flick isn't a documentary, does that whole "fair use" thing still apply to the footage of the interview they used in the movie ? Because the lawyers say maybe it doesn't, and maybe they could sue? And, um, could he have $1 million now please? Then there's the matter of his appearance fee ...

Phoenix gave Letterman straight "no" answers when asked if the host knew what was going on in the first interview, or if they were working from a script. Never mind that one of the Letterman's writers said last week that the boss was in on the joke.

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George Lopez on late night with Conan, golf and, yes, 'The Smurfs'

Lopez-lakers Two of the biggest celeb sagas to play out over recent months share common threads: betrayal, heroes and villains, major crisis management to preserve brands and legacies, and, finally, George Lopez.

Indeed, the long-working Latino comic seems caught between the anointing of Conan O'Brien as his late-night TBS lead-in and the marital meltdown of his close pal and creative collaborator Sandra Bullock.

There's the cliche that no bad press exists as long as they spell your name right, but in Lopez's case, the secondary spotlight should call attention to what makes him worthy on his own.

"When you're a fighter, you want to win," Lopez said Wednesday, calling in as part of a long to-do list consisting of prep for his daily program "Lopez Tonight," his varied charitable efforts and lending his voice for any number of animated box-office giants.

"With Conan coming in November, we get along and we want to win. I think it's going to be a compelling block of television. He's going to help me."

Not that he needed much -- Lopez's audience hovers around the 1-million mark, consisting largely ...

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Conan O'Brien lands TBS late-night gig, tweets his joy

Conan-lectern Looks as if Team Coco has mucho cause for celebration this morning (remember, they're fond of Jameson) -- former "Tonight Show" host Conan O'Brien will be back on the air in November, doing his late-night thing on cable network TBS.

"In three months I've gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theater, and now I'm headed to basic cable," O'Brien said in a statement released by the network. "My plan is working perfectly."

O'Brien left his post at "The Tonight Show" in January after NBC reinstalled ex-host Jay Leno in its late-night schedule. 

Ever the funnyman, O'Brien took to Twitter on Monday after the announcement, writing, "The good news: I will be doing a show on TBS starting in November! The bad news: I'll be playing Rudy on the all new Cosby Show."

O'Brien will air before TBS' current late-night chatter, George Lopez. We wonder if Max Weinberg will join Conan as band leader?

-- Matt Donnelly

P.S.: Rudy's the one in pink.

Photo: Conan O'Brien at Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars" special in New York on April 13, 2008. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press.

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Jodie Foster wants to teach Kristen Stewart a thing or two

Kristen oscars Kristen Stewart garnered attention when she was 11, as the acting prodigy alongside Jodie Foster in 2002's "Panic Room." Despite Stewart's gifts, Foster still thinks the actress could benefit from her company, and told the "Twilight Saga" star so at Sunday's Academy Awards.

Stopping by Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" couch on  Wednesday, Stewart said Foster approached her at the Kodak Theatre -- the two hadn't seen one another for years. 

"She saw me and came over and said hi ... ," Stewart said. "She was like, 'You know, you could learn a thing or two from me; I think that maybe we should start hanging out.'"

An overwhelmed Stewart jumped at the chance ...

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