May 25, 2009
The War on Late Night
Hanks, Paltrow Booked for Conan's First Week
Conan O'Brien has added a few more big names to the roster of guests for his first week as host of "The Tonight Show."
Tom Hanks and Green Day are set to stop by on Tuesday, June 2. Sheryl Crow is set to perform June 3, sharing the "Tonight" couch with Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bradley Cooper.
On June 4, Gwyneth Paltrow and the John Mayer Trio are scheduled to appear. O'Brien's first week wraps up June 5 with "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest and music supergroup Chickenfoot.
NBC had previously announced Will Ferrell and Pearl Jam as the guests for O'Brien's first "Tonight Show," which airs June 1.
If you need a dose of Conan before June 1, check out Lynn Hirschberg's New York Times Magazine profile of O'Brien.
Or for a laugh, here's a correction the Times has added to Hirshberg's story:
An article on Page 30 this weekend about Conan O’Brien misspells the given name of the secretary of state, who appears on some of his memorabilia. She is Hillary Clinton, not Hilary.
And finally, after the jump, a cool new Conan promo now running on NBC: