Celebs Weigh in on Conan-Leno Controversy

January 19, 2010 By:
Celebs Weigh in on Conan-Leno Controversy

Once Hollyscoop got the details on who everyone was wearing to last night’s Golden Globes, and which movies and TV shows they were rooting for, the burning question still remained: what do celebrities think about Conan O'Brien's abrupt departure from NBC?

It seems everyone has an opinion on the late-night bitch-slapping going on between “Team Coco” and Jeff Zucker and NBC. And most of them are siding with our favorite red-headed funnyman.

Pretty woman Julia Roberts didn’t hold back when talking with Billy Bush during the NBC Globes pre-show, saying, “NBC, you guys are in the toilet!”

Host Ricky Gervais took a stab at the Leno-O'Brien brouhaha, telling the crowd, “Let’s get on with it before NBC replaces me with Jay Leno.”

We’d say that’s pretty courageous for a guy who has a show on NBC, not to mention hosting the Globes on the peacock network! Then again, our bet is NBC won’t be offended since the show’s numbers were up fourteen percent !

Earlier over the weekend at the Critics Choice awards, comedian Sarah Silverman revealed how Conan was the one who gave her her first break.

“When I was in NY, Conan really put me on all the time. The first time I was ever recognized was from being on his show. I played on the Conan Indoor soccer league,” she said. “They are home to me; I’m rooting for them. NBC displaced a lot of people by bringing the show here. People enrolled their kids in school and I don’t think six months is enough time.”

Other stars Hollyscoop caught up with didn’t want to get in the middle of the mess. At the NBC Universal Golden Globes after party “The Office” star Brian Baumgartner said, “I am on the team that employs me and pays me every single week. Whatever they want to do for the next couple of years that I’m working with them is fine with me.”

Chuck star Zachary Levi sang the same tune, saying, “I am not in any team. I am I am on team truth.”

Which begs the question, what is the truth? At this point there's a lot of speculation and no confirmations from NBC or Conan. One thing we do know is wherever Conan goes, his audience will likely follow.

In regards to the reports first reported on Hollyscoop that Conan will head to Fox, Silverman says, “I hope he does, I’ll watch.”

Stay tuned for the next chapter of Conan vs. Leno!