April 10, 2008 |
A Roman Catholic priest accused of stalking Conan O'Brien and calling himself one of the talk-show host's "most dangerous fans" has been ordered to stay away from the NBC personality for two years. The Rev. David Ajemian, 46, pleaded guilty this week to disorderly conduct, admitting in Manhattan Criminal Court that he sent letters and DVDs to O'Brien's home and office and mail to the home of O'Brien's parents. The Boston clergyman, who was arrested in November, said he never meant to cause anxiety or to upset anyone.
April 26, 2008 |
"Saturday Night Live" veteran Jimmy Fallon will take Conan O'Brien's place on NBC next year when O'Brien succeeds Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show," a person familiar with the deal said. Daily Variety and the Hollywood Reporter both reported that a formal announcement of plans to install Fallon in O'Brien's place as host of NBC's "Late Night" show would likely come next month. Fallon, 33, will complete an NBC talent shuffle set in motion when the network announced in 2004 that Leno would retire from "Tonight" in 2009 and that O'Brien would replace him. NBC and Fallon's publicist had no comment.
August 21, 1987
Tim O'Brien has left Tustin High School, where he was the basketball coach, to take the same job at Estancia, O'Brien said Thursday. O'Brien had a 35-16 record at Tustin in two seasons, including a 21-6 record last season. He replaces Joe Reid, who last month resigned for personal reasons after three seasons as coach. Estancia, which is in the Sea View League with Tustin, was 11-13 last season and 49-29 in three seasons under Reid.
April 12, 2008 |
Recently sworn-in U.S. citizen Craig Ferguson is being embraced by his new countrymen: The late-night comic hit a ratings milestone last week with his first victory over NBC's Conan O'Brien. The CBS "Late Late Show" averaged more viewers than O'Brien's "Late Night" (1.88 million to 1.77 million) for the first week during which they each competed with all-original shows since Ferguson started in January 2005. It caps a slow and steady climb for Ferguson and raises a red flag for future "Tonight" show host O'Brien, although NBC says it is still happy with O'Brien's audience.
April 6, 1993 |
Ken O'Brien, the New York Jets starting quarterback for most of the past nine years, was traded Monday to the Green Bay Packers for a fifth-round draft choice. O'Brien's days were numbered when the Jets obtained Boomer Esiason from Cincinnati last month to compete with Browning Nagle for the starting job. O'Brien is second to Joe Namath on the Jets' all-time career passing list with 24,386 yards and started 104 games with New York.
February 28, 2013 |
Attention, children of the '80s: Conan O'Brien and Johnny Galecki -- a.k.a. Rusty from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" or David from "Roseanne" -- have teamed up to re-create one of the decade's finest cinematic achievements, "The Goonies. " As Galecki -- known to children of the '00s as Leonard from "The Big Bang Theory" -- told O'Brien on Wednesday night, "Conan" is filmed on the same Warner Bros. lot as Richard Donner's beloved adventure comedy film. He then asked O'Brien for a "personal favor": Would he join him in a reenactment of one of the movie's most memorable scenes?
April 21, 2004 |
The Philadelphia 76ers hired Jim O'Brien as their coach Tuesday, handing the former Boston Celtic coach a team that could be on the verge of a major rebuilding project. O'Brien replaces Chris Ford, who was promoted from assistant on an interim basis after Randy Ayers was fired Feb. 10. O'Brien will be introduced today at a news conference. O'Brien, 52, stepped down as coach of the Celtics on Jan. 27 after clashing with Danny Ainge, the team's executive director of basketball operations.
December 16, 2003 |
Conan O'Brien will bring his NBC show to Toronto in February, a move organizers there hope will boost a tourism industry ravaged earlier this year by the SARS outbreak. The comedian confirmed Monday that his "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" will shoot Feb. 10-13 in Toronto. The idea was partly initiated by Lorne Michaels, the Canadian-born producer of "Saturday Night Live." The comedian said it would be "premature and foolish" to say who would appear on the show, but he thought "Ben Affleck, J.
November 6, 2013 |
The FCC has gone cuckoo over Coco -- and not in a good way. The federal agency that regulates the airwaves wants to hit TBS with a $25,000 fine for a promo of Conan O'Brien's nightly talk show. The reason? The spot for "Conan" that aired this summer spoofed the Emergency Alert System, which the FCC takes seriously. The EAS -- a successor to the old Emergency Broadcasting System, whose tests would interrupt TV and radio broadcasts -- is designed to ensure that top government officials can communicate directly with the public during national crises or natural disasters. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV The "Conan" promo used the familiar and jarring tones that precede EAS messages -- which is a no-no for the FCC, which helps administer the system.
December 20, 1989 |
The New York Jets said that quarterback Ken O'Brien will undergo an operation after the season on his damaged throwing arm. An arthrogram Monday on the right shoulder of the six-year veteran revealed a need for exploratory arthroscopic surgery, the team announced Tuesday. O'Brien, who has played this season with a variety of injuries--a broken toe, bruised ribs, two concussions, a sore left elbow--had his chronic rotator cuff tendinitis aggravated when he jammed his shoulder Dec. 3 at San Diego.