Posted in TV | music on February 22, 2009

White StripesConan O'Brien's last show in his old time slot was Friday night. A drumless White Stripes were the musical guest.

Conan won't be gone for long though. He takes over Jay Leno's slot, one hour earlier, on June 1st. Jay Leno airs his final show in his current time slot on May 29th, and then eventually moves to 10 pm on the same station.

Jimmy Fallon takes over Conan's NBC time slot on March 2nd. His house band The Roots take over NYC around the same time. Fallon's guest have started to be announced...

If Jimmy Fallon is nervous about the premiere of his new gig as "Late Night" host, he'll have Robert De Niro and Van Morrison to lean on. They'll be the guests for his March 2 debut hosting the NBC show...

NBC says Tina Fey, Jon Bon Jovi, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Donald Trump and Serena Williams are among other guests scheduled for Fallon's first week. []

U2U2 will be the first band to play five nights in a row on Letterman that same week. "Coinciding with the worldwide release of [their new album] No Line on the Horizon, it's the first time a musical guest has performed an entire week on the CBS late night broadcast." That new album is now streaming in its entirety at MySpace.

Van Morrison's Fallon appearance comes soon after his two shows at the Theater at MSG, and right before the two at the Beacon.

The video from Joaquin Phoenix's recent, infamous appearance on Letterman, below...

Joaquin Phoenix Odd Letterman appearance - 02/11/2009



Comments (11)

ooh maybe morrison will do something from astral weeks! i won't pay ninety bucks for the whole thing but a song on youtube is right up my alley.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2009 3:13 AM

the phenonix thing seems pretty staged to me, a good way to get people to talk about him more.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2009 3:32 AM

too much late night tv.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2009 6:25 AM

Wow i could only watch to 4:48 and then I had to stop, I felt sorry for Joaquin. Dave was being a dick in my opinion. The Unabomber question was not funny. But Joaquin really should not do interviews if he's gonna be like that, just don't do them.

Posted by Deb | February 22, 2009 8:02 AM

I think Joaquin Phoenix is doing a mockumentary and Letterman was in on it, you can see him trying to hold back the laughter after the unabomber question.

I thought it was pretty hilarious all the way through.

It'll be interesting to see if Jimmy Fallon can manage to act at least coherently, because I don't think he's the right guy for the gig. Maybe he'll prove me wrong.

Posted by dee | February 22, 2009 11:38 AM

Joaquin Phoenix is an ACTOR, he is ACTING. Stop being fucking dense Deb.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2009 3:53 PM

Jimmy Fallon was good doing bit's on Saturday Night Live.Don't believe he will be a good fit to do a talk show.This feild is getting crowded.It will last 6 month's to 1 year.

Posted by Mr.Common Sense | February 23, 2009 3:58 AM

If you're a little confused by that White Stripes performance, there is a theory about what they were doing over at

Posted by Brian | February 23, 2009 3:23 PM

i think more people should kill themselves. the problem is that the ones who should do it never do.

Posted by Sexy Lingerie | September 20, 2009 1:40 PM

guys only like the yyy's cover cause pitchfork has been slobbering over it. It's the only reason the album received an 8.

Posted by سعودي كام | February 25, 2011 10:00 AM

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