Late Night TV Gets a Clue: The End of All-White Male Writers' Rooms

When NBC announced last May that their next late night host would be Seth Meyers, reaction ranged from Yay, I love him to Meh to Great, another white guy. While Meyers looks like most everyone who has hosted before him, the next generation of late night hosts are quietly ushering in diversity. We just don't see it… » 2/24/14 2:30pm 2/24/14 2:30pm

DMX May Not Lay The Smackdown on George Zimmerman After All

There was absolutely nothing good about the announcement that certified awful person George Zimmerman (no celebrity bold for you!) would appear on an episode of Celebrity Boxing to square off against rapper DMX (on what would have been Trayvon Martin's 19th birthday, no less). This news was actually so not good that… » 2/08/14 12:15pm 2/08/14 12:15pm

Obama Says He Has 'No Patience' for Any Country's Homophobia

Of course, in this instance, he's talking about Russia and the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi. The country's sports minister reneged on their promise to welcome gay athletes and fans and is vowing to enforce the ridiculous law that outlaws "gay propaganda". Most. un-fun. (And terrifying.) Winter. Olympics. Ever. » 8/06/13 11:45pm 8/06/13 11:45pm

Aaron Paul's First Onscren Kiss Was on Original 90210, Is Adorable

If you ever become famous and have to go on a late night talk show to promote some project, just know that they will pull up the most embarrassing video they can find. Did you crap your pants on the playground in first grade? Oh, they have it. So, it makes sense that Aaron Paul had to relive his first onscreen kiss… » 7/24/13 10:30pm 7/24/13 10:30pm

Marine-Turned-Underwear Heartthrob Propositioned on The Tonight Show

Alex Minsky — the Marine-turned-underwear model we sorta have a crush on — was pretty charming on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night, though clearly very nervous and fidgety (his mom was in the audience and he kept looking to her!). Leno asked him how he got sober and Minksy said, "I don't know. It wasn't my… » 6/27/13 10:30am 6/27/13 10:30am

Leno's Gas Pump Karaoke Couple Continue to Insist They're Legit

Despite facing skepticism from sites like The Smoking Gun and Gawker – and admitting that fame would be nice – the performers/bartender and fitness instructor from the "Pumpcast News" Jay Leno segment told the Today show "Yep, that's us" when grilled about the reality of their viral video on Wednesday morning. » 5/15/13 10:00am 5/15/13 10:00am

Beyonce Doesn't Like Labels But 'I'm a Modern-Day Feminist, I Guess'

While she's been a lightning rod for claims of both feminism and anti-feminism (particularly since announcing her Mrs. Carter World Tour), Beyoncé has tended in the past to steer clear of the F-word that's put so many female celebrities in the hot seat. Until now, at least. Bey tells Vogue UK in a cover interview for… » 4/03/13 9:00am 4/03/13 9:00am

Jimmy Fallon May Finally Exorcise Jay Leno from Tonight

NBC may once again be trying to politely shovel koala bear night show host Jay Leno into the dustbin of yesteryear, according to two "high-level industry sources." The rumor, which NBC has categorically denied, is that the 2013-14 television season will be the last for Leno, who reportedly took a steep pay cut from… » 3/03/13 11:30am 3/03/13 11:30am

Kathie Lee and Hoda Are in a Chardonnay-Soaked Feud

No! The wonderfully batty, tipsy holy duo of Hoda and Kathie Lee are boiling with resentment thanks to that classic American triptych of greed, geography and sheer carnal impulse. (I may have thrown that third one in.) Apparently Kathie Lee has been lobbying to move Today to Los Angeles for quite some time, and her… » 2/15/13 9:00am 2/15/13 9:00am

Lena Dunham Proclaims Herself Not That Fat 'For Like, Detroit'

Professional semi-endearing obnoxious person Howard Stern has backtracked (not apologized, he clarifies) from ragging on professional semi-endearing obnoxious person Lena Dunham. After Girls co-star Jemima Kirke tipped Dunham off that Stern had called her "a little fat chick who sort of looks like Jonah Hill and keeps… » 1/17/13 9:00am 1/17/13 9:00am

Rumor Has It the Father of Jodie Foster’s Kids Was Gay Casting Director

One of the criticisms of Jodie Foster's already legendary Golden Globes speech was the idea of expounding a need for personal privacy on, you know, a nationally broadcast awards show. Its detractors could have predicted this next turn of events, which, of course, is a resurgence in tabloid stories about Foster,… » 1/15/13 9:00am 1/15/13 9:00am

David Letterman Tells Oprah That Jay Leno Is Both the Funniest and Most…

These two late night yahoos are still at it, after all these years. I find it kind-of comforting that these longtime frenemies are yapping about the same shit they were doing in my childhood. The apocalypse may come and go, but you can still set your watch by these two old dudes fighting about who's the king of late… » 12/27/12 3:15pm 12/27/12 3:15pm

Jennifer Lawrence's Obsession With Honey Boo Boo Caused a Fender Bender

Jennifer Lawrence told Jay Leno that she got into a car accident when she saw people marching in a breast cancer parade who wore sashes with the word "boob" on them: "I thought it was saying 'Boo Boo,'' and so I was like, 'Whoa, does that mean there's Honey Boo Boo?' So I started craning my neck and I saw a little… » 11/21/12 9:00am 11/21/12 9:00am