Chatting with Billy V: September 28, 2010

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Conan O'Brien's longtime bandleader Max Weinberg isn't following him to TBS. O'Brien confirmed Monday that Weinberg won't be joining him on "Conan," his new late-night program set to debut in November. Weinberg had been O'Brien's musical sidekick for 17 years, on both "Late Night" and the "Tonight Show." Guitarist Jimmy Vivino will take over as bandleader. Vivino is a longtime member of the band, which was previously named "The Max Weinberg 7" and later "Max Weinberg and the Tonight Show Band." A new name hasn't yet been announced.

Gloria Stuart, the 1930s star who achieved her greatest fame as the elder version of Kate Winslet's Rose in Titanic, died Sunday. She had marked her 100th birthday on the Fourth of July. Stuart picked up an Oscar nomination for her Titanic role at age 87, becoming the oldest acting nominee ever.

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