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People Magazine Gifts ABC Sitcom with Sexiest Product Placement Alive

To playfully set the stage for this year’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue, the folks at People are taking product placement to a whole new level. The night before the official announcement on November 14 of the 2012 SMA recipient, the storyline of ABC sitcom Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 will be all about the determination of this year’s honoree:

June (Dreama Walker) is obsessed with People magazine’s annual Sexiest Man Alive issue, though Chloe (Krysten Ritter) tells her she shouldn’t be such a sheep and let others dictate what’s hot and sexy. To prove her point, she swoops into the People offices in an attempt to coerce them to feature James Van Der Beek on this year’s SMA cover. James is thrilled by the prospect, and now June suddenly finds him irresistibly attractive.

“This just seemed like the perfect sitcom to do this with,” People executive editor Liz Sporkin tells FishbowlLA via telephone. “Especially since James Van Der Beek sends himself up every week on the show and he was a hot guy on Dawson’s Creek.” Returning the synergistic favor, People will have Van Der Beek pen for the 2012 SMA issue the latest edition of companion column “If I Were Sexiest Man Alive.”

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TBS Greenlights Pete Holmes Pilot

Rising comedian Pete Holmes has yet another reason to celebrate as he heads to Montreal this week for the prestigious Just For Laughs festival. According to an exclusive item on Vulture, TBS has given the go-ahead for a half-hour late night pilot starring Holmes, to be produced by Conan O’Brien’s Conaco.

From Margaret Lyonsreport:

Holmes definitely shares Conan’s goofy gregariousness, though he skews cynical where Conan skews silly. The show starts filming its pilot mid-August, but there’s no word yet on when TBS would have to render a final decision.

Last year, Holmes was voted one of Variety’s Top Ten Comics to Watch. This guy is indeed all over the map, drawing cartoons for The New Yorker, voicing those annoying e*trade baby commercials, contributing to collegehumor.com and writing episodes of FOX’s I Hate My Teenage Daughter.

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From The Tonight Show to Marie Callender’s

The last time Conan O’Brien dropped in on David Letterman, Y2K was topical monologue material. In the intervening years, the prize they both coveted also slipped right through O’Brien’s fingers.

The red-haired one did not sound entirely convincing when he insisted (at the top of the clip below) that he is 100% happy at his new TBS home. He then told a funny story about how, the Monday after the Friday of his last Tonight Show broadcast, he was forced to convene his staff at a Marie Callender’s. O’Brien located the restaurant in Burbank, but it’s actually Toluca Lake.

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Conan O’Brien Has Oprah and Rupert Murdoch Jokes

During TBS’ upfronts, the network’s beacon of hope — Conan O’Brien — took a couple shots at media heavyweights Oprah and Rupert Murdoch. The Huffington Post reports that O’Brien went through fake Craigslist ads and as he did, the pictures of the alleged authors flashed on a screen behind him.

When Oprah popped up, O’Brien said, “For sale: Controlling interest in OWN. $10 or best offer.” Not bad! But we liked the Murdoch zinger better.

With a picture of Murdoch up, O’Brien deadpanned, “Missed connection: You: beautiful, checking your voicemail. Me: goblin-like, selling your voicemail.” Nicely done.

Metta World Peace Visits Conan O’Brien

With some free time on his hands, Metta World Peace finally sat down with Conan O’Brien Monday night.

The Los Angeles Lakers forward had to cancel a scheduled appearance last month following his elbow incident with Oklahoma City guard James Harden.

With his seven-game suspension winding down, World Peace admitted to O’Brien that he hasn’t called Harden to apologize but spoke with “third parties” to make sure he was OK.

Playoffs or no playoffs, World Peace should have picked up the phone by now to say, “I’m sorry.” But that’s Metta being Metta, I guess.

Everyone’s Favorite San Diego Newscaster Stops by Conan to Announce Anchorman Sequel

Ron Burgundy made the trip up north from San Diego to Burbank today to announce that an Anchorman sequel is in the works. He also took the time to make reference to his “turgid penis” and to suggest Conan O’Brien get immediate plastic surgery. Good times.

Triumph the Insult Dog Rips Golden Collar Awards

Behold the diametrical opposite to all that annual “it’s an honor just to be nominated” nonsense.

In a scathing YouTube video, Conan O’Brien‘s canine correspondent Triumph the Insult Comic Dog rips apart the six nominees for the first-year Golden Collar Awards category of Best Dog in a Television Series. Namely because he isn’t on the list:

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Development Drop Out Costs NBCUniversal Nine Million*

CurbedLA started out the New Year by sharing a great reader tip. Someone pointed them to an SEC filing by Thomas Properties Group, which contained confirmation of a nine million dollar kill fee received by the developer from NBCUniversal.

Too bad Arrested Develpment ran on FOX, rather than NBC. Otherwise, the (still pretty good) headline chosen by CurbedLA would have been utterly perfect. From yesterday’s item:

On December 19, 2011, Thomas Properties Group, Inc. and NBC Universal Media LLC mutually agreed to terminate further work on the MetroStudios@Lankershim property that was planned for the Universal City area of Los Angeles. In light of NBCU’s changing requirements for office and post-production space, the planned MetroStudios@Lankershim project was not considered economically viable at this time.

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The Sick Get Sicker | Fire The Kindle | Home of The Idiots

  • PRNewser: There’s a new social media site that shows where people are getting sick. This is a great tool for avoiding potentially contaminated spots like the entire world outside of your computer.
  • eBookNewser: Mark down Conan O’Brien as one person who is not a fan of the Kindle Fire.
  • FishbowlDC: In addition to the Big Mac and David Spade, this is why people hate Americans — a congressman allegedly called Michelle Obama a fat ass.

Conan O’Brien Officiates Gay Wedding in… Sigh… New York

Conan O’Brien officiated the marriage of Conan costume designer Scott Cronick and his partner David Gorshein last night on live TV. And it was actually quite beautiful. Conan toned himself down as much as we have ever seen and presided over a short but touching ceremony.

Conan may not have the mainstream audience of The Tonight Show anymore, but we’re pretty sure there are a whole lot of people in his fan base who have never seen anything like this live before. We’re guessing there are quite a few gay teenagers in Texas or Mississippi today who feel a whole lot more hopeful for their future thanks to this show. Too bad Conan had to go all the way to New York to do it. Wasn’t Prop 8 overturned? Can we speed up the whole legalized gay marriage in California thing already? We’re guessing Cronick can’t be the only gay costume designer here in LA who’s looking to get hitched in front of a nationally televised audience.

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