Posts Tagged ‘NBC’

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake reunite for another installment of “The History of Rap.”
Part 2 from 19 July

Click the link below to watch Part 3 from 28 Oct!


Via: NY Times
“An occasionally contentious interview between Kanye West and Matt Lauer taped for NBC’s “Today” show in some ways conforms with a preemptive critique that Mr. West posted on his Twitter account, but at times appears to contradict the rapper’s fiery recollection of it.

On Tuesday night, Mr. West wrote of an interview he recorded that morning with Mr. Lauer, a “Today” co-host. Mr. West said he intended to respond to remarks by former President George W. Bush, who has said that Mr. West’s criticism that he did not care about black people after Hurricane Katrina was “one of the most disgusting moments” of his presidency.

Mr. West wrote on his Twitter feed, “I went up there to express how I was empathetic to Bush because I labeled him a racist and years later I got labeled as a racist.” Instead, Mr. West said, “While I was trying to give the interview they started playing the ‘MTV’ under me with audio,” referring to the incident in which Mr. West interrupted an acceptance speech by Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.”

Is the the Taylor Swift issue really similar to Kanye West’s statement against Pres. Bush and the lack of response during the Katrina disaster? And even if you are going to lazily try and reverse the racism argument on a guest don’t run a clip with sound while the person is emotionally trying to explain themself. It’s not surprising Matt Lauer has gone for controversy first rather than conducting a serious interview. I still remember how he savagely attacked his majesty Tom Cruise (Valour Captain Thetan Level 7) on the Today Show a few years ago. Fucker. Mr Lauer why do you hate black people and Scientologists? And another thing, not to rehash old wounds, but Beyonce really did have one of the best videos of all time. Why did Taylor Swift win?

At this point, I’d like to quote Stephen Colbert, “George Bush’s biography “Decision Points” has been released and it is a big hefty book like “War and Peace”, except without the peace stuff.”
Next topic.

Conan O’Brien continued his ongoing tour of the country’s top tech companies this week with a stopover at Google’s Mountain View offices, where he promoted his “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour” with a 45-minute-long Q&A session moderated by Google’s Vice-President of Engineering, Vic Gundotra. It is worth watching all the way through and he comes across as genuinely funny, smart and an interesting guy.

If you have been living under a rock or in Alaska, Conan became the first talk show host to be fired from the Tonight Show when Jay Leno was given his old show back and Conan paid to get out of his contract by NBC only 6months into his new job. A subsequent storm of controversy arose in the media and you can read more about it below if you’re interested.

Remember: “All Googlers must front cleanse.”