NSA News Alters John Oliver's First Day Hosting The Daily Show
Jon Stewart is taking a break from The Daily Show this summer. John Oliver is taking over as host. His first day hosting followed the shocking news from the Washington Post that the NSA is spying on Americans and has access to data from nine major Internet companies through a secret program called PRISM. Oliver says he planned to do British jokes about tea and football, but all that had to be scrapped. He also read from a note that Stewart left him that said no big news stories ever happen over the summer. The Daily Show also launched a segment called "Good News! You're Not Paranoid." Take a look:
Celebrities Read Mean Tweets on Jimmy Kimmel, Part Four
Here is a video of Jimmy Kimmel reading mean tweets about themselves on Jimmy Kimmel. Some of the celebs reading tweets include Jessica Alba, Kate Mara, Zach Braff, Kelly Ripa and Andy Samberg. Elisabeth Moss had the best reaction. Take a look:
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte launches a Pool Water fragrance in this Funny or Die. Lochte says water straight from the pool he swims in is used in the fragrance. "Dab a dab on the wrist, ladies can't resist." Take a look:
Letterman Talks Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon and Tonight Show
David Letterman weighed in on Jay Leno being replaced by Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show in February, 2014. Leno noted that NBC has not announced the date Jay Leno will return to the Tonight Show. Letterman says, "I don't get this." Letterman said, "How many times can a guy be pushed out of a job?" He says it will be two Jimmys and a Dave competing for viewers. Take a look:
Jim Carrey participates in a funny Hee Haw parody and country song music video called "Cold Dead Hand." Carrey is hilarious in the skit as a country singer. He also does a great Charlton Heston impersonation. Fox News has been attacking "Cold Dead Hand" and Carrey responded by saying, "in my opinion Fux News is a last resort for kinda-sorta-almost-journalists whose options have been severely limited by their extreme and intolerant views; a media colostomy bag that has begun to burst at the seams and should be emptied before it becomes a public health issue."
Anderson Cooper has put goats on his RidicuList. He shows some of the most ridiculous goat virals of late, including a goat that knocked over a reporter, a Voldemort goat and a screaming goat. Take a look:
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's 2013 Golden Globes' Opening Monologue
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were great as hosts of the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. Tina and Amy said the awards honors movies that have only been out for two days. The comedians were not overly harsh on any individuals, except for James Cameron. About Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty film, Amy said, "When it comes to torture, I trust the lady who spent three years married to James Cameron." Here is the opening monologue:
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Gets 24 New Episodes
Sony has announced that Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, a web series starring Jerry Seinfeld, is getting 24 new episodes. New episodes are set to start production shortly and to begin airing later this spring.
The original ten episode series was released between July and September 2012. It featured Seinfeld's conversations with comedians including Ricky Gervais, Michael Richards, Alec Baldwin and Larry David. The series can be watched online at comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com. The episodes can also be seen on Crackle.
Seinfeld said in a statement, "This series was basically a silly, fun experiment in making a talk show where the host only talks to people when he wants to. And only while engaging in a meaningless activity. I don't know if the idea was created by all the newly available technology to do it or vice versa. It certainly wouldn't have been possible just a couple of years earlier. But I loved the freedom of form and just shooting it direct to the audience. My old friends at Sony took care of every possible issue and just made it all a pleasure. The response was great without us doing any ads or promotion and so we're going to keep going. I like this new world."
John Hodgman Explains How to Survive the Mayan Apocalypse
John Hodgman has provided some tips for surviving the Mayan apocalypse on December 21, 2012. Hodgman says you need to live at a high altitude far away from the blood wave that is coming. He also says to store urine, mayonnaise and avoid dogs. All great advice. Take a look:
NASA has already released a video about why the world didn't end during the Mayan apocalypse so Hodgman may very well have some angry followers.
Actors Christopher Walken and Richard Bezler make chicken with pears and an arugula salad. Just like on Top Chef, Walken and Belzer take a trip to the grocery store to get the ingredients for their meal. Take a look: