Why We Still Miss Defamer
Mark Lisanti went on a Twitter tear Thursday, following the (officially denied) rumor that Jay Leno would be returning to the Tonight Show, bumping Conan O’Brien back to post-midnight. Let’s watch the keeper of the Giant GrazerHead at work!
Perhaps out of psychological self-preservation, I’m for now choosing to believe that TMZ’s wrong about the Leno/Conan thing. No. Nono. No.
THIS JUST IN: Leno to get chair next to Conan, “to chime in whenever he feels like he has something to add.”
UPDATE! Leno to do Tonight Show monologue, sit in Conan’s lap for first half-hour of new format.
BREAKING! NBC announces Leno to sit in jalopy on Tonight Show stage, intermittently honk horn to throw Conan off his game.
TOLDJA! In surprise move, Ben Silverman returns to NBC, named new host of Tonight Show! Jay Leno takes position as kazoo-playing bandleader.
EXTRA! NBC Comcast announces plans for surprise Jaywalking Network. “We can’t let a national treasure like Jay go,” says Zucker from bunker.
THIS ALSO JUST IN! Disoriented Carson Daly seen wandering Universal CItyWalk, asking tourists if he’s been named new Tonight Show host.
YET ANOTHER TWIST! Conan remains as Tonight host, but Jay spends entire hour onstage in Late Shift-style closet, eavesdropping on interviews
UPDATE! Zucker declares Leno and Conan “Co-Emperors of NBC,” puts ten billion dollars in burlap sack, escapes to Moon in emergency rocket!
LENO/CONAN REAX: Jimmy Fallon refuses to check latest news until Wii Tennis game against ?uestlove is concluded.
Mark Lisanti [Twitter]
Enough. [Stinque, 2/24/2009]
Oh how I miss Lisanti and Defamer that was! I’m actually pretty out of the loop with celebrity/entertainment news now because I refuse to consume it without a delicious coating of snark.
@flippin eck: Since Richard’s back, I’m reading Defamer again. Today’s story: Was Tiger playing with another man’s nine-iron?
you know, he always set off my gaydar. I believe it.
I’m still kicking myself. That lovely mix of Asian and African-American was available, liked it trashy, and DID DUDES. I was available, trashy, and am a dude.
I may never be the same.
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MELLBELL • Quentin Tarantino presents Action Joe and Mister Z @nojo: I mooch Disney+ from my sister and HBO Max from my ex. Still need a Hulu hookup though!
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MELLBELL • Quentin Tarantino presents Action Joe and Mister Z @nojo: I'm just late, as ever. The play-in games started Tuesday, but we've got until tomorrow.…
NOJO • Software Update of the Year @bruce.desertrat: I have failed to get any work done since that dropped.
BRUCE.DESERTRAT • Software Update of the Year Disturbing my cow-orkers laughing at this....
NOJO • Quentin Tarantino presents Action Joe and Mister Z @¡Andrew!: I tried RRR a few times at Benedick’s insistence, just couldn’t last. And now…
¡ANDREW! • Quentin Tarantino presents Action Joe and Mister Z @nojo: I watched the clips on YouTube. Lady Gaga’s performance was extraordinarily honest and…
NOJO • Quentin Tarantino presents Action Joe and Mister Z @ManchuCandidate: Oh gee, that starts tomorrow? Haven’t heard from Mellbell, so guess not.
MANCHUCANDIDATE • Quentin Tarantino presents Action Joe and Mister Z @¡Andrew!: I passed on the Oscars. Enjoyed the movie.