In case you needed more proof that our president is awesome, check out this clip of Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the most recent round of “Star Trek” movies, describing the first time he met President Obama on the campaign trail. “He gave me the … Vulcan salute,” Quinto explains, “And I was like, ‘I really want to hang out with you so much more now. You’re cool.’” Sigh. This story warms my nerdy, liberal heart. [Team Coco]
Did you watch all of the election coverage last night? We did, and we weren’t the only ones. Celebs were all fired up on Twitter last night as they waited for the election returns come in. We gathered up some of the best, funniest Twitter responses — including RuPaul‘s amazing “Drag Race” comments (which have been retweeted more than 26,000 times), above — after the jump!
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Can’t remember how to pronounce Jake Gyllenhaal’s last name? Just pretend you’re the Swedish Chef from “Sesame Street” and you’ll probably be close.
Let this be a lesson: if you intend on surprising your girlfriend with a proposal while attending a taping of “Conan,” make sure you emphasize that the host should be subtle when handing you the mic. Still, so cute. [Team Coco]
It’s no fair that talk show hosts like Conan O’Brien get to hang out with baby jaguars and I don’t. Animal handler David Mizejewski, I really think you need to make a stop off at The Frisky offices with your cadre of cute furry things for a visit. We have a conference room you can totally treat as a baby jaguar playpen. I’m sure the rest of the folks at the company won’t mind at all. And you can bring that binturong, too (watch to the end to see what that is). [Conan O'Brien]
“Ninety percent of the time when I go on dates, I’m by myself thinking, I could be reading my book instead,” Zosia Mamet, who plays the naive one on “Girls” (and the lesbian-ish one on “Mad Men”), said last week on “Conan.” Oh, honey. We know. We have been there. Oh, have we been there. The next step is that you go on a date and find yourself missing your cat. [Team Coco]
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Conan O’Brien debuted several new dog breeds on last night’s show, including my personal favorite, the Porcupup — a doggie mixed with a porcupine. Watch out for my friend Todd, carrying the Long-Bearded Chihuahua. I don’t know how you can keep a straight face with one of those in your arms. [Buzzfeed]
The best part about the Girl Scouts’ dramatic unmasking by a Republican lawmaker in Indiana as a “tactical arm of Planned Parenthood” is that the Scouts can now be honest about all their delicious cookie offerings. [Team Coco]
Jenny Slate is one of our favorite comediennes and we’re huge fans of her Marcel the Shell character. This past week, she was on “Conan” and discussed the origin of the magical Marcel voice — which is almost as creepy as it is cute — and the amazing viral videos that have turned Marcel into a star. Marcel is also a book, titled Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me, and there are other characters featured, with other voices inspired by Jenny’s grandmas. Watch as she demonstrates. [Team Coco]
“They put me with an ex-Mossad [Israeli Secret Service Agent]] … He put a GPS on my car and jumped me out of a hair salon. He gave me a blue gun, and so any time we saw a blue gun … if he jumped us out of any place, we’d have to pull the blue gun, and if we didn’t pull it before the other guy did then we lost. And I lost. He wanted to kidnap me, but Steven Soderbergh said that was a little excessive.”
– Women’s MMA champ Gina Carano, on how director Steven Soderbergh trained her for her role in his new film “Haywire,” in which she plays a double-crossed agent. Steven Soderbergh, you crazy for this one. She also told Conan O’Brien that cage fighting was like having sex. “If you think about it, it’s a very real interaction between to human beings. It’s an energy that nobody else is going to share,” she said. Though hopefully sex involves less punching. [Team Coco]