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The Missing Links: It’s Oz-Inspiring

This Looks Oz-Some I’m sorry for the puns, but it does. * If I Didn’t Know Any Better I’d Say They Didn’t Like It The New York Times reviewed Guy Fieri’s new NYC restaurant and their thoughts are scathing at best, but very entertaining. * Alone Star State Is Texas secession actually possible? * Burning Down Buckingham Palace Sure it [...]

The Late Movies: Oscar Monologues

Yesterday, it was announced that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will host this year’s Academy Awards. The Oscars have a storied history of hosts, ranging from the iconic Johnny Carson to Bob Hope to David Letterman. The opening monologue is a critical moment in each host’s stint — the first glimpse into whether the evening [...]

How Many Spider-Men Can Fit Inside a Jamba Juice?

On May 8, 2007, David Letterman asked perhaps the least important question any man could have asked: “How many guys in Spider-Man suits can fit into a Jamba Juice restaurant in New York City?” In order to answer this question, Letterman sent a rather large group of Spider-Men into a Jamba Juice, filming [...]

Are Oral Agreements and Handshakes Legally Binding? The Shia LaBeouf Case Study

You can imagine a world, a long long time ago, when a person’s word was everything. Imagine, if you will, a world where every business owner knows every other business owner in town because there were only so many businesses, because there were only so many people. If I were a locksmith and agreed to [...]

The Late Movies: Late Night Hosts on Late Night Shows That Aren’t Their Own

In need of content during the 2007-2008 Writer’s Guild of America strike, comedians Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Conan O’Brien created an elaborate faux feud to attract viewers, which culminated in a mock battle between the three hosts on the set of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Though perhaps the most elaborate, this was far [...]

The Late Movies: Cartoon Voice Actors

The cast of Toy Story 3 in the studio. Peter Griffin, Stewie and the rest of the Family Guy characters spring to life. The brilliant Mel Blanc shows off his arsenal of Looney Tunes characters for David Letterman. The Simpsons drop in to visit with James Lipton on Inside the Actor’s Studio. You may not know Tom Kenny by [...]

Rest in Peace, Clarence Clemons

Editor’s Note: E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons has died of complications from a stroke, CNN reported tonight. To honor the Big Man’s life and legacy, here are some video clips Erica Palan assembled back in January to celebrate Clarence’s 69th birthday. He’ll certainly be missed around here. Meeting Bruce Springsteen During an interview in 2009, Clemons [...]

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Clarence Clemons!

If Bruce Springsteen is the face of the E Street Band, Clarence Clemons is its not-so-secret weapon. A hugely talented saxophonist, Clemons met Springsteen in 1971 and together they formed one of the greatest, most popular bands in the history of rock and roll. Additionally, Clemons is an actor and an author. Today, Clemons, known [...]

The Late Movies: Steve Martin

Last week, Steve Martin graced the set of The Colbert Report to talk about his latest book, An Object of Beauty, a novel about the NYC art scene. For Martin, an amateur art collector himself, this is the latest chapter in an incredibly diverse and influential career. Tonight for The Late Movies, here are some [...]

10 Awkward Speeches, Interviews and Rants

Pass the mic and prepare for the worst. Here we have 10 awkward speeches, broken interviews, and impromptu rants by celebrities and public officials. 1. In this 1992 Hangin’ With MTV interview with Faith No More, vocalist Mike Patton is too busy picking his nose to even listen to the questions. 2. A young Henry [...]