Conan O’Brien and NBC are going to go down in history as one of those Hollywood relationships where we only remember the bad stuff, despite all the good years they had together. Unfortunately even after the Tonight Show drama, the bad stuff keeps coming. This week, O’Brien was negotiating to take part in Fox’s Idol Gives Back, American Idol‘s annual charity fundraiser, but unfortunately for people who love Idol and Team CoCo, he’s unable to participate due to his contract with NBC contract.
The problem is that after departing The Tonight Show, O’Brien signed a contract stating that he wouldn’t appear on television until May 1 – enough time to grow a crazy beard and change lives one Twitter user at a time, sure - but that means he can’t even make guest appearances for charity until then. Idol Gives Back is set to air on April 21. A contract’s a contract, but we feel like not allowing Conan to appear on a show whose sole purpose is to raise money for those in need further cement’s NBC’s Scrooge McDuck image. At least we still have Conan’s stage tour to look forward to. [Photo: Getty Images]