Late Night: Conan caught looking at Nicole Scherzinger's cleavage
Nicole Scherzinger stopped by "Conan" on Monday night to plug her much-hyped new reality series, "The X Factor."
Dressed in a skintight leopard-print dress, Scherzinger dutifully told O'Brien about how she was introduced to fellow "X Factor" judge, Simon Powell. As fascinating as her story was, O'Brien's attention began to wander ... to Scherzinger's prominently displayed cleavage.
The brave Pussycat Doll would not let this injustice stand. "Focus, Conan," she said, gesturing away from her bust and toward her face.
The audience erupted in laughter, but sidekick Andy Richter opted to stick up for his boss."'That is so unfair!" he protested.
O'Brien also defended himself against the allegations of leering. "I'm sorry ... let's be real here for a second. You didn't think I was going to look down there?" he asked. Always one to ham it up around beautiful women, O'Brien spun his head around wildly and zoomed in for a closer look, eventually falling out of his chair.
"My God, I just threw my neck out," he said.
-- Meredith Blake