Thursday, February 25, 2010

Conan O'Brien takes to Twitter...about squirrels

Poor Conan O'Brien, some people would say, but late-show veteran is still having the last laugh.

Offered a whopping $45 million to boot his gig on "The Tonight Show" ($12 million for staff), O'Brien was told by NBC that he could not appear on television until September 2010.

In considering such terms, O'Brien took to the medium that has seen great success with other controversials: (**Clears throat** John Mayer).

O'Brien's account (@ConanOBrien) was verified yesterday and has received 250,000-plus followers in the enticement of one tweet: Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Someone help me. His "bio" offers similar laughs: I had a show. Then I had a different show. Now I have a Twitter account.

In addition to his Twitter account, O'Brien could make millions off of a new show on his repertoire. Justice, produced by O'Brien's production company, Conaco, is set to premiere on NBC this fall. He and his production company say that this had nothing to do with his breach in contract, but the blogosphere was eager to consider skepticism.

Nonetheless, O'Brien had captured the nation with his dream-shattered "Tonight Show" departure and inspired the "I'm With CoCo" movement. Mike Mitchell, a fan based in Los Angeles, created the "I'm With CoCo" logo and is now selling memorabilia to commemorate the late-night chaos.

The tees, prints and wristbands may be ordered at and proceeds will be donated to Haitian earthquake relief by means of Planting Peace. By doing so, Mitchell is acknowledging O'Brien's wish and considering the " more important things [going on in the world] then him [O'Brien] being bumped."

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