It would be remiss of me to neglect discussing what many are calling THE commercial of Super Bowl XLIV. Well, technically it’s a promo for a show and not really a commercial, but I’ll bet it’s been discussed by someone you know several times today.
In case you missed it, David Letterman stole the wind out of the sails of all the companies that spent millions of dollars for a few minutes of airtime with this simple clip.
A million questions come to mind, not the least of which is how and why Letterman, who hasn’t been shy about his feelings regarding the Leno/O’Brien mess and his earlier encounters with the once-and-future King of “The Tonight Show,” ended up with a commercial with him. (Although the simple answer is probably because it was flat out hilarious.)
Speaking of show stoppers, be sure to tune in to E! Entertainment tonight at 11 p.m. EST for “Chelsea Lately.” Chelsea’s special guest tonight is none other than the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne.
Handler tweeted about the appearance earlier today, saying, “Ozzy is on the show tonight for an interview. Luckily, he speaks more clearly than Chuy.”
Should be a very interesting conversation.
And finally, remember those rumors from Page Six of the New York Post about Howard Stern’s possible future gig? Well it turns out they may not have been just “Idol” chatter. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)
Stern told listeners on his Sirius satellite radio show today that he is indeed considering filling the chair that will soon be vacated by Simon Cowell. And he used the word “seriously.”
“There’s not a better job on the planet than judging that … karaoke contest,” Stern said.
Monday, February 8
Ozzy Osbourne, Matt Braunger, Randy Sklar, Jason Sklar – “Chelsea Lately”
Jamie Foxx – “Lopez Tonight”
Josh Turner – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Eric Hutchinson – “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” – rerun
The Bravery – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” – rerun
Patty Griffin – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Tuesday, February 9
John Caparulo, Natasha Leggero, Chris Franjola – “Chelsea Lately”
James Horner – “The Tavis Smiley Show”
Sade – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Matisyahu – “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” – rerun
Ryan Bingham – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Regina Spektor – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Wednesday, February 10
Sade – “The View”
Michael Buble – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Christina Pazsitsky, Jo Koy, Greg Proops – “Chelsea Lately”
Louis C.K. – “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” – rerun
Editors – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Yeasayer – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Jeff Stilson – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Thursday, February 11
Whitney Cummings, Jeff Wild, Ross Mathews – “Chelsea Lately”
Greg Giraldo – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Kings of Convenience – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Don Rickles – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”