For Jenny Slate, Marcel the Shell is more than just an onscreen character — his voice makes an appearance anytime Jenny wants to provide commentary on her life without feeling like she’s talking to herself. [This basically describes the vast majority of the conversations that occur between myself and Lucca, where I do Lucca's voice responding to me, etc. -- Amelia] Yesterday, Jenny serenaded Conan with a rendition of the melancholy classic “Landslide” in the voice of Marcel, bringing a tear to the eye of every other talking shell out there.
When Angela Kinsey from “The Office” was invited to Share Day at her six-year-old daughter’s school, she ended up performing a rap of “The Itsy Bitsy Spider.” As she tells Conan, rapping is something of an everyday habit in the Kinsey household, but her daughter’s classmates were not impressed. Kids are a way tougher crowd than TV critics! [The Daily Dot]
Am I the only who didn’t love “American Hustle”? [Nope! Oveeeeeraaaaaated. -- Amelia] Thankfully, Conan O’Brien gave me a reason to like the movie when he showed us his own take on its opening scene at the MTV Movie Awards. Christian Bale’s meticulous hairstyling routine in the film is funny and all, but Conan’s is a home run. [Laughing Squid]
Ahh, reason #3748 we love Jennifer Lawrence — she isn’t afraid to talk about her butt plug collection. Last night, J. Law appeared on “Conan” and told a hilarious story about being sent a box of butt plugs as a joke, which she swiftly hid under her bed for safe-keeping. Only, the maid had other plans in mind… [Team Coco]
Adult Swim, the deranged nocturnal twin of Cartoon Network, is a pleasant, hilarious reprieve from the mostly squeaky-clean nature of cable TV. The Wikipedia page cites “minimal or no editing for content,” which sounds about right: there are precious few things that are deemed too risqué or outlandish for the nightly programming. One of these things, apparently, is this clip from “The Eric André Show” of Andre as a drunken Ronald McDonald hitting up his local McDonald’s, which the network refused to air. Granted, the rejection was based not off content or legality but concern for the future of Cartoon Network’s ad sales (they have a deal with the fast food chain for Happy Meal toys) should the footage be okayed. Andre appeared on “Conan” last night and brought the scrapped video along with him, which of course Conan had no problem airing himself … [via Huffington Post]
Last night on “Conan,” Aubrey Plaza had the awkward job of talking about her onscreen masturbation scene in her new film “The To-Do List.” Her answer was vague yet funny, just as you’d expect:
“I read it on the page and it said ‘Brandy masturbates.’ In my head I envisioned a nice scene where I see my hand slowly go out of frame … but when I showed up, the camera was mounted on the ceiling, I was in my underwear and a Clinton t-shirt and there were a bunch of old men smoking … the crew guys … then I went and touched myself … I thought I was doing one thing and when I showed up it was a whole different thing. It was a full body shot and I asked the director ‘What should I do?’ and she said, ‘Masturbate like it says in the script.’”
The hazards of the job. Sometimes you show up on set and you just have to pleasure yourself in front of a room full of old men smoking. Then you have to re-live the experience when you’re doing press. That’s what makes you a pro. Seriously, that’s got to be uncomfortable.[Gawker]