Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Blind Item #9

This A list cable television talk show host is working on a divorce behind the scenes. He doesn't want anyone to talk about it until it is all settled. It looks like he has one or two skeletons in that closet he wants you to think is squeaky clean. This is kind of a sad one.

43 comments:

Janzy75 said...

The Guy that does "The Talking Dead" on AMC???

E=MC Hammer said...

Conan O'Brien

sandybrook said...

Sean Hannity

Miss S. said...

Jimmy Fallan

SeriouslyAwkward said...

Conan is my first guess. I still think he's great, but there's something about the candid remarks he sometimes makes on the show that make me think he's not as devoted as he would like us to think.

Rose said...

Jimmy Fallon isn't on cable.

B626 said...

Conan is sure to be stressed out about his bottom of the late nite pyramid status over there at TBS, and Jimmy Fallon securing the top spot.
So who's taking the brunt of his unhappiness? Wife and kids of course.

parissucksliterally said...

Jon Stewart? Please please please no.

Topper Madison said...

Uh oh. If Stephen Colbert, I'm very sad.

...and yet, then that would mean he's AVAILABLE!!

Becca Parker said...

I really hope it is Conan.
He managed to make Leno the villain with him losing the Tonight Show, when in fact it was NBC & its GE owners that made the decision, because the affiliates were in revolt over the low ratings
Leno wanted to leave NBC, but his contract didn't allow it without NBC paying him a huge penalty. Supposedly over $140 million.
But Leno doesn't have an agent or manager & he got screwed with that contract, because as long as NBC gave him a show, he had to stay. So they gave him that 10 PM show, but with guest restrictions & he had low ratings because no real stars went on it.
So his low ratings led to really low 11 PM local news rating, which caused the affiliate revolt & then Conan had even lower ratings.

So if it's Conan, a well deserved payback for being an ass!

auntliddy said...

Paris-never in a million years, not jon or colbert. Looks like conan, sad.

di butler said...

Must be Conan, I can't imagine Enty giving a rip about Fallon or Kimmel, and no one cares about Hannity.

Sprink said...

Kudos to @Becca for making Leno sound like a helpless victim if not a downright saint.

timebob said...

@Janzy Chris Hardwick has a long time girlfriend but he isn't married.

Agree with you @Becca Conan actually started the contract war when NBC wanted him to renew The Late Show but he wanted a guarantee that he would get The Tonight Show in 5 years. The executives didn't think Leno would still be #1 and agreed to it. Leno even announced he was going to pass the show to Conan trying to be a good company man.

Coan took a gamble and lost. Yet ironically is the highest paid late night talk show host. But I don't think money matters to him he wanted The Tonight Show gig more than money that will always be a bug up his butt.

While Leno and his late Agent did some shady things to wrestle The Tonight show away from Carson and Letterman. I never thought he was the villain in the story either.

It was the impatience of Conan, Jeff Zuckerman and Ben Silverman's incompetence as network executives trying to resole and unresolvable issue based on ego, greed and ratings.

While I do think it is hilarious that Jimmy Fallon who had no dog in the fight ultimately came up the winner.

The Dude said...

No one had to make Leno look like a villan.....there is good reason...

Leisa said...

ugh I hate Leno.

aemish said...

So I wonder what the sad skeletons are...

Nutty_Flavor said...

Slightly OT, but anyone interested in the sad life of a late-night TV icon should read Henry Bushkin's new biography of Johnny Carson. The guy had the world at his feet - sort of like Jon Stewart today - but he had tremendous emotional problems and basically screwed up every single one of his close relationships. At the end of his life, he was pretty much friendless, sailing aimlessly around on a yacht, surrounded by employees.

hothotheat said...

Pierce Morgan to be different. I'm sure he has a ton of skeletons in his closet.

MadLyb said...

It has to be somebody really nice, and most don't come across that way, except for Conan, so he's my guess as well.

Tina Mallette said...

No Topper Colbert is mine! LOL.

kpist said...

Colbert

msgirl said...

Nutty, he had so many demons, so sad to hear about his loveless end.

Frivolity said...

Jon Stewart:

http://en.mediamass.net/people/jon-stewart/break-up.html

evie2345 said...

Chris Hardwick? Not married.

evie2345 said...

I hope this one isn't true, only 3 i can think of Conan Colbert and Stewart, and I really like all three guys.

Becca Parker said...

I didn't have to make Leno sound like the victim, he was the victim!
Look what happened because of NBC/GE machinations:
Leno's pay has been cut drastically. He even gave up 33% of it so that the Tonight Show employees wouldn't get fired.
The ratings for every late night talk show have suffered major declines.
Conan's ratings are a joke & they are in a long term decline.

Amartel said...

Piers Morgan is not A list except in his own tiny mind.

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

Morning Joe

Hegg said...

I agree that Conan is a snide, manipulative little unfunny asshole but I don't think this is him. It's probably John Stewart. I've heard cheating things about him (that Olivia Munn for one) over the past 5 years.

AB said...

I am confused. Conan is cable? Don't think so.

EllenPo said...

That aspect of Carson's life has been talked about a lot over the years, even by him in the few interviews he did. His parents were pretty awful so it sounds like he had a classic detachment disorder. My friend just went through counseling so she has a version of it from having parents that didn't nurture at all. Sad stuff.

caitlen191 said...

It's Dr Phil

La Minette Grincheuse said...

As much as I LOVE him, don't think Chris Hardwick is A...yet, plus, not married. I could buy Conan, but Dr. Phil makes more sense. You know...because he trys to fix people, and don't he and his wife always walk off set hand-in-hand at the end of the show?

B626 said...

Yes I read it. Makes me feel sorry for Johnny and even more for the people around him. His old witch of a mother didn't come off too good, and Frank Gifford? tsk tsk :)

B626 said...

No matter how successful you are as an adult, $$$ wise anyway, an emotionally effed up childhood is so hard to shake off.

B626 said...

TBS

B626 said...

Pretty sure Conan is even behind Chelsea Lately in the ratings.

GMonkey said...

What about Dr. Drew?

Dennis Ailor said...

You're right. Leno is a great guy. If Conan's ratings had been good NBC would not have asked jay back. But, Hollywood hates a guy with morals

PotPourri said...

"SAD" indicates to me that it is someone beloved. Fallon and Conan are fairly beloved. Letterman does not count because we already know his shenanigans.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

CABLE! That automatically rules out Fallon, Letterman, Kimmel, Leno, and Ferguson.

ninotchka said...

PotPourri makes a good point. Conan is not beloved but Stewart and Colbert are adored. Both have clean, family man reputations with the general public, making a split "sad". Among gossips, I've never heard so much as a whisper about Colbert, the same can't be said for Stewart.