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Conan O’Brien to End Late-Night Show on TBS, Transition to Weekly Variety Show on HBO Max

O’Brien will transition to the weekly circuit, much like Dave Letterman, another former late-night host has done with Netflix. O’Brien will be at the helm of new variety series for HBO Max and will also continue with his travel specials “Conan Without Borders.”

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Conan O’Brien is leaving the late-night scene as he will be heading to HBO Max. O’Brien has spent the last decade hosting “Conan” on TBS, which will end in June, and before that, he hosted “Late Night” on NBC.

“In 1993, Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of my career: ‘As soon as possible, get to a streaming platform.’ I’m thrilled that I get to continue doing whatever the hell it is I do on HBO Max, and I look forward to a free subscription,” O’Brien said in a statement announcing the move.

Now, O’Brien will transition to the weekly circuit, much like Dave Letterman, another former late-night host has done with Netflix. O’Brien will be at the helm of new variety series for HBO Max and will also continue with his travel specials “Conan Without Borders.”

“Conan’s unique brand of energetic, relatable, and at times, absurdist, comedy has charmed late-night audiences for nearly three decades,” HBO and HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys said. “We can’t wait to see what he and the rest of Team Coco will dream up for this brand new, variety format each week.”

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Trevor Noah Selected to Host 2021 Grammy Awards

Noah was also nominated for Best Comedy Album at this year’s Grammys but lost out to Dave Chappelle’s Sticks & Stones.

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The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah will host the 63rd Grammy Awards on Jan. 3, . The Recording Academy and CBS revealed the news Tuesday. This marks Noah’s Grammy-hosting debut.

“Despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the Grammys have refused to have me sing or be nominated for best pop album, I am thrilled to be hosting this auspicious event,” Trevor said in a statement.

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart emceed the awards show back in 2001 and 2002. Singer Alicia Keys hosted the last two ceremonies. 

Noah was also nominated for Best Comedy Album at this year’s Grammys but lost out to Dave Chappelle’s Sticks & Stones.

The ceremony will be broadcast on CBS on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. 

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Legendary Director Duke Struck Recently Passed Away

Struck started directing The NFL Today in the early 1970’s and left to pursue other ventures. He returned to produce the show in 1980 and stayed for more than a decade. He also directed more than 800 episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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Emmy award-winning director Duke Struck suffered a respiratory failure in a Florida hospital and passed away last month, he was 82. Struck directed parts of The Oprah Winfrey ShowThe NFL TodayGood Morning America.

Struck started directing The NFL Today in the early 1970’s and left to pursue other ventures. He returned to produce the show in 1980 and stayed for more than a decade. He also directed more than 800 episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Struck was raised in Fairfax County, Virginia. His father was in the business as a stagehand for the TV variety program The Jimmy Dean Show. Struck, who also worked on the Dean show, graduated with a degree in English from American University in Washington.

“He won 14 Emmys. He went on the campaign trail and met 5 presidents,” said Struck’s daughter Sydney. “His life was nothing short of wild. My mom coaxed him for years to write a book about his life, but his reply was always that he did not want to “kiss and tell”.

He is survived by his wife and daughter, Sydney.

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Laura Ingraham Admits President Trump Lost the 2020 Election

“In what was perhaps the most consequential tweet sent since election day, President Trump gave the go-ahead for the transition,” Ingraham said. “And as unpleasant and disappointing as these past three weeks have been to so many of us, as much as we wish things were different, this is where things stand tonight.”

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Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham repeatedly claimed to the 2020 election was rigged.

However, as days go by, there’s no substantial evidence to their claim, which is why Ingraham is coming to terms with the reality that President Trump lost the election to Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden on her show “The Ingraham Angle.”

“In what was perhaps the most consequential tweet sent since election day, President Trump gave the go-ahead for the transition,” Ingraham said. “And as unpleasant and disappointing as these past three weeks have been to so many of us, as much as we wish things were different, this is where things stand tonight.”

“Now, legal challenges continue in a number of states. Serious questions about vote counting, poll watcher access are outstanding. But unless the legal situation changes in a dramatic and frankly unlikely manner, Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20th.”

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