With Letterman, Leno, and The Jimmy Thing in reruns, here are this week's late night talk show highlights:
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
Kathy Griffin (4/16)
The Gift of Gab
The ever brash and sexy (My, her work has settled nicely, hasn't it?) star of My Life on the D-List has a new eponymous talk show on Bravo. No word yet on how short of a leash she'll be on, but you can bet the snarky, foul-mouthed redhead will be pushing more envelopes than a postal clerk.
Patton Oswalt (4/17)
Will Success Spoil Patton Oswalt?
The demented gnome of comedy was at it again, as he described how success was fine and all, but he still sometimes wants to blow his brains out when he hears Toto's music at the grocery store. Come on, Patton! Enjoy that fame and money. Smell the flowers. Live a little. Because, with that body shape and attitude, it probably won't be much longer anyway.
Sean Hayes (4/18)
Feeding the Haters
It's perhaps a bit rash to say, but The Three Stooges star's role as Jack McFarland on Will & Grace may be singly responsible for the rampant homophobia which still exists in this country today. The show was certainly an affront to anyone with any semblance of taste; gay or straight. The insufferable mincing was not helping matters either. It's kind of like what Hitler did to that mustache style.
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jennifer Love Hewitt (4/18)
The Worst Little Whorehouse in Texas
After those unflattering swimsuit pics came out, it did not take J-Love long to condemn the media for its unrealistic stance on female body issues. It took even less time for her to reconnect with her trainer. She's lean and gorgeous again for her new show The Client List, but her alarming lack of sensuality and the fact that there are indigent tribeswomen in Bengal who can perform a more authentic Texas accent may doom the half-baked limp-core.
Lena Dunham (4/18)
The Next Big Thing?
Watch out Tina Fey! This woman is the whole enchilada. The New York-born writer, director and star of the award-winning Tiny Furniture has a new show on HBO called Girls. It has been compared to Sex and the City but, seriously, give it a chance before you believe that condemnation. Her and Chelsea may be new BFFs.
Shannen Doherty (4/16)
The woman is a testament to the adage that only whiskey and whores become more respectable with age. The old 90210 bad girl chatted about her early fame and image, noting that by today's young celebrity standards, she was somewhat of an angel as she didn't make a sex tape or flash her privates around. The punch line came when she touted her new wedding reality show, Shannen Says, claiming it was more "honest" than the rest of the unscripted dreck out there.