This week's late night talk show highlights:
Florence + the Machine (5/9)
Angel with attitude
The ethereal English goddess has filled the void that Kate Bush left so many moons ago; namely, soulful power pop with dreamy undertones and a frequently sharp edge. The band performs "No Light, No Light" from their latest release Ceremonials. Holy crap! Is that a harp on stage?
Eva Longoria (5/9)
No more desperation
The prettiest cast member of those oh so Desperate Housewives was on to dish the dirt with Dave and reflect back on the show that pretty much everyone thought went off the air several years ago. Remember? It was one of those "scripted" shows with actors they used to make before everyone decided they just wanted to see drunk women screaming at each other or people eating bugs and buffalo testicles for cash.
Mika Brzezinski (5/8)
What passes for liberal these days
The co-host of Morning Joe (or, the last place Mark Halperin is actually taken seriously) could be referred to as the "hottie" of the Beltway media elite. Another member of those insular insiders, raised in a political family, who now pose as "journalists" to hip the unwashed masses as to how the system really works and offer their spoon fed talking points that the acting administration feeds them. Mika is the reigning Obamabot, and is laughingly regarded as the resident "liberal." If these people actually had to discuss topics with a real liberal, their heads would explode from the schooling.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Howard Stern (5/9)
Back at NBC
Radio bad boy and the new judge on America's Got Talent was fired from NBC years ago by Grant Tinker who claimed Stern would never again work for the network while he was alive. Well, Grant ain't dead, but he's no longer chairman which, essentially, is the same thing. It should be fun to see Howard judge something other than hookers eating bananas or which of his interns has the smelliest farts.
Rick Santorum (5/8)
It is rather telling that in this day and age in America a colossal idiot like Rick Santorum can garner the second most votes in a Presidential primary. It is even more telling about the degree of lunacy rampant in one of the major political parties of this nation. Hard to fathom which is sadder: that he lasted so long in the race or that he was even allowed a platform with which to espouse his theocratic nonsense. Democracy weeps and will soon curl up and die. What's a "Santorum" anyway? Google it.
Garry Shandling (5/9)
Well, the former "mock" talk show host looks a little bloated and his speech is a bit anemic, but he's still quick with the wit. He's working about as much as a non-union, homeless guy in Hollywood, yet he does have a 10 second stint in Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator. Maybe Leno had a little booking trouble this week. Back to bed, Garry.