Although we haven't heard much from Conan O'Brien after his ginormous settlement with NBC for bowing out of his contract, he's breaking his silence and channeling the punchlines through a juggernaut of a website better known as Twitter.
O'Brien tweeted, "Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me." In less than twenty-four hours from joining the social networking site, the late-night comedian already surpassed 235,000 followers.
Although he has time on his hands, he also has money thanks to the $33 million settlement deal by saying the time slot shift of the Tonight Show to 12:05 am would seriously damage the "greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting."
Conan joked about the legalities in the bio section of his account: "I had a show. Then I had a different show. Now I have a Twitter account."
Industry insiders are wondering if it's just a mere coincidence that he created a Twitter account less than a week before Jay Leno will resume hosting the Tonight Show on Monday, March 1 after the Olympics conclude. To date Conan hasn't made any big announcements regarding the future of his television career, however NBC picked up a series produced by his production company, Conaco.
Like several celebrities on the Twitter bandwagon like Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, John Mayer and Taylor Swift, Conan will have a direct way to reach his fans and viewers to keep momentum up in the event he signs on the dotted line with the rumored contract with Fox for the fall.
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