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Rosario Dawson's Mom Once Pepper-Sprayed Her (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/17/2015 07:25AM

Rosario Dawson is tougher than you. That's the gist of what we're getting from her interview on Conan Thursday, where the Daredevil star talked about – among other things – how her mom once trained her to use pepper spray by using it on her.

Dawson, 35, grew up in New York City, and told Conan O'Brien that her mom made she sure was prepared when she ventured out as a kid. The extent of that preparation sounds a little intimidating.

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Amy Schumer Declares 2015 the 'Year of the A--'

Originally posted 04/10/2015 03:05PM

The upcoming season of Inside Amy Schumer is going to be all about that bass, the comedian announced when she stopped by Conan on Thursday.

But the booty takeover won't stop there. Amy Schumer has officially declared 2015 the year of the ass.

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Conan O'Brien Learns Never to Ask Will Ferrell About His Bird (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/27/2015 07:45AM

It seems like it's a lot of fun to be Will Ferrell.

Between the moviemaking and the constant winding-up of late-night TV hosts, he looks like a man who's got things figured out.

t The latest evidence: Ferrell's Thursday night appearance on Conan, where the Get Hard star appeared with a cockatoo on his shoulder … and then resolutely refused to answer any questions about it.

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Mindy Kaling Explains Her Obsession with McDonald's

Mindy Kaling Explains Her Obsession with McDonald's

Originally posted 03/20/2015 12:00PM

She's a girl after our own Big Mac-loving hearts

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Zachary Quinto and Conan O'Brien Remember Leonard Nimoy (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/18/2015 08:30AM

Zachary Quinto inherited Leonard Nimoy's role as Spock in the Star Trek franchise, but he took a lot more from the elder actor than some prosthetic ears.

Tuesday night on Conan, Quinto and host Conan O'Brien fondly reminisced about the time they spent with the recently departed actor.

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Adam Sandler Fondly Reminisces About Chris Farley … and His Appetite (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/06/2015 10:30AM

Chris Farley wasn't a man of half measures.

And Adam Sandler and Conan O'Brien – both of whom worked on Saturday Night Live with Farley in the 1990s – fondly reminisced about their departed friend's appetite for life (and appetizers) Thursday night on Conan.

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The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus Likes to Lick People – Where Do We Sign Up? (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/04/2015 11:30AM

[YOUTUBE "bSElubixtiY"] Norman Reedus has a licking problem – not that there's anything wrong with that.

The Walking Dead star revealed on Tuesday's Conan that it all began when he started licking his zombie guts-covered grime castmates.

Then, his tongue went on the road – he started to post photos of himself licking "monuments" and "Charlie Chaplin guys on the street." This all culminated in an Urban Dictionary definition – to "Reedus" is now an unofficial verb meaning "to lick something."

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UpdatePosted 03/03/2015 01:30PM

Aubrey Plaza Gave Aziz Ansari a Vial of Blood and Hair as a Parks & Rec Parting Gift (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/03/2015 12:20PM

We've all wept over the end of Parks and Recreation. Some of us grieve in different ways, though. For example, we've made a life-size papier-mâché replica of Ron Swanson that's glowering at us from the corner this very moment. Aubrey Plaza?

Well, Aubrey Plaza gave one of her castmates a vial of blood and some of her hair.

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Why Did Conan O'Brien Go to Cuba?

How Conan O'Brien Got the People of Cuba Laughing

Originally posted 02/27/2015 06:55PM

Diplomatic relations are still being restored with Cuba – and U.S.'s 50-plus-year economic embargo is still intact – but that didn't stop late-night star Conan O'Brien from heading to the island.

The Conan host and a 10-person crew recently traveled to the communist country's capital city of Havana after receiving an invite from the Cuban Ministry of Culture.

While they were there to tape a special episode of his TBS show, the funnyman says the visit was for more than the laughs, though.

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Here's 8-Year-Old Melissa Rauch Performing a Song from A Chorus Line (VIDEO)

Originally posted 02/26/2015 09:05AM

Melissa Rauch is justly adored from her starring role in The Big Bang Theory, but beneath that innocent exterior, Rauch is hiding a racy past.

Exhibit A: The star brought some home movies of her childhood to Conan Wednesday night, including this clip of her singing a very age-inappropriate song from A Chorus Line.

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