Gavin Polone, the agent turned manager turned producer known as "The Dark Prince of Hollywood," talks about his new movie, Conan O'Brien Can't Stop, and what it reveals about his star client. Polone has been Conan O'Brien's manager -- and his agent before that -- for decades. Polone talks about wooing O'Brien in a derby of "gigantic” proportions when the comic was a writer on The Simpsons who dreamed of performing some twenty years ago. Polone also reflects on his own career in Hollywood and his dark reputation. He looks back on his years as an "arrogant" and "demanding" agent and how he was drummed out of the agenting business after being fired from not one but two agencies. He says, "I was impossible -- I was a jerk." Polone claims to have mellowed with age and says that now he's happy but honestly assesses his "weird" personality and says he lives "the life of a rich serial killer."
Today's Banter Topics with guest banterer Rebecca Keegan of the LA Times (John Horn is on vacation)
- The reviews, hopes and box office projections for Green Lantern
- Some Hollywood studios decide to skip Comic-Con this year
- NBC affiliate in Utah, KSL, refuses to air the new NBC series The Playboy Club come the Fall
Banner image: Conan O'Brien in Conan O'Brien Can't Stop. Photo: Rodman Flender