First, a filmed opener found O'Brien, aloft in a jetliner en route to Los Angeles for the show, crash-landing on the mysterious island where "Lost" unfolds. His odyssey to make it to the Emmycast took him through "The Office," after which he disrupted a rescue attempt on "24." Then he arrived in the hospital of cranky Dr. House, who responded to Conan's plea, "Can you help me?" with a withering diagnosis of his physical deficiencies. In animated form, he popped up on "South Park" (where he found Tom Cruise, umm, "in the closet"), then got busted as a suspected pedophile on a "Dateline NBC" investigation.
Next, having made it to the stage of the Shrine Auditorium alive, Conan, live, killed with his monologue. NBC's ratings woes, of course, figured into his mischief, as when he noted that since the Emmycast was being aired by NBC, "halfway through the show, (it) will be canceled."Full story
Chev Chelios (Jason Statham) is about to begin his morning with an unexpected wake-up call. Groggy, practically unable to move and with a heart that’s barely beating, Chev answers his cell phone and hears the voice of thug Ricky Verona, who reveals Chev has been poisoned in his sleep and has only an hour to live.
As it turns out, Chev is a hit man who freelances for a major West Coast crime syndicate. And a run of the mill job the night before that was supposed to be like any other hit went unexpectedly awry: Chev let his target go in an effort to quit the professional killing business and start a new life with his girlfriend Eve.Full story