Conan names his new band
Conan O'Brien has taken one more big step as he marches to the Nov. 8 premiere date of his TBS talk show, Conan, by naming a house band. Everyone say hello to Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band! Wait, who? Vivino was associate music director, arranger, guitarist and vocalist for Conan's Tonight Show and Late Night stints, MSN's TheWrap reports. He'll be replacing Max Weinberg, who elected not to move out to L.A. after undergoing open-heart surgery. TheWrap says other members of the band are Scott Healy (keyboards), Mike Merritt (bass), Mark Pender (trumpet), Richie "LaBamba" Rosenberg (trombone), Jerry Vivino (saxophone, woodwinds and vocals) and James Wormworth (drums).
Hathaway on nudity
Anne Hathaway has a new movie coming out — that would be Love and Other Drugs — so what would be better to get people chattering about a movie not coming out until Nov. 24 than talking about all her sex scenes with co-star Jake Gyllenhaal? Nothing, that's what. "These are people who have no trouble taking their clothes off — in a way their bodies are their currency," the 27-year-old tells Vogue about all the nudity in the romantic comedy. Still, the trust issues she has after her breakup with convicted money launderer Raffaello Follieri took their toll while shooting. "There were a lot of lingering trust issues, and I think that making a film about trust that required a great deal of trust — well, it was a challenge to get there," she says.
'Bionic' caused split
Have you been wondering why Christina Aguilera is divorcing Jordan Bratman? Turns out her album Bionic, which tanked, is the reason. A source told the New York Post's Page Six that Aguilera was "upset and frustrated" by nobody wanting to buy her new album, and is blaming Jordan. "She feels that he held her back when she wanted to focus more on her career," the pal says.