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Spitzer: Wall St. 'Desperately' Wants Me to Lose

Would-be comptroller goes on Leno to made his case

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer followed in Hugh Grant's infamous hookin'-boot steps to Jay Leno's couch last night, continuing his string of mea culpas as he looks to re-enter the public arena via a run for New York City comptroller . Leno was to the point, notes the AP , asking the...

Leno: Yep, I&#39;m Gone Next Year
 Leno: Yep, I'm Gone Next Year 

Leno: Yep, I'm Gone Next Year

Jimmy Fallon expected to take over 'Tonight Show' in February

(Newser) - The worst-kept secret in Hollywood is secret no more. NBC and Jay Leno confirmed today that Leno will leave his Tonight Show in 2014 after 22 years and turn over hosting duties to Jimmy Fallon, says the Hollywood Reporter . As part of the move, Fallon will indeed bring the show...

Leno, Fallon Duet on Tonight's Future

Hosts show their friendship, West Side Story -style

(Newser) - Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon have had it up to here with hearsay about the Tonight Show's future, and they're doing something about it: singing. The two hosts launched into a version of "Tonight, Tonight" from West Side Story last night, reflecting on what's next for...

Critics 'Despise' Leno—But Audiences Adore Him

NBC is making a mistake: Howard Kurtz

(Newser) - To hear the media tell it, it's about time NBC kicked Jay Leno to the curb . TV critics hate Leno—you can see it in the way they're covering this newest debacle—but most of the country loves him, Howard Kurtz points out on CNN . Leno has the...

Leno Won't Let Up on NBC Jokes

He slams network again, twice, amid speculation on Fallon taking over

(Newser) - He just can't stop , apparently. Jay Leno kept up the NBC jokes last night amid speculation that the network is getting ready to replace him with Jimmy Fallon next year, reports Entertainment Weekly . The latest offerings:
  • “Doctors in Canada were shocked after pulling a three-inch knife blade from

Leno Bashes NBC Amid Fallon Rumors

'Tonight Show' host hits network 3 nights in a row

(Newser) - Hmm, can anyone think of a reason Jay Leno might be unhappy with NBC? Amid rumors that he's being replaced as Tonight Show host by Jimmy Fallon, Leno has mocked his network for the past three nights, the AP reports. Late night hosts often take potshots at the hand...

Fallon Replaces Leno Next Year
 Fallon Replaces  
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Fallon Replaces Leno Next Year

Show will move back to New York in new studio, says NYT

(Newser) - Those murmurings about Jimmy Fallon replacing Jay Leno next year? OK, they're still rumors, but three different outlets—the New York Times , the LA Times , and the Hollywood Reporter —now say it's a done deal, with the only question being the timing. The best bet seems to...

Is NBC Talking Exit Plan for Leno?

Sources say network is worried about losing young audience, eying Jimmy Fallon

(Newser) - The end could be nigh again for Jay Leno: The Hollywood Reporter , citing "two high-level industry sources," says that NBC is looking to make the 2013-2014 season of the Tonight Show the comedian's last. Leno's heir apparent this time around? Jimmy Fallon, as the network reportedly...

11 Stars Who Got Their Start at ... McDonald's

Hey, we don't all go straight to the top

(Newser) - Currently flipping burgers at McDonald's? No worries, Rachel McAdams once earned her money doing the same. Huffington Post lists 11 now-superstars who were once McDonald's employees:
  • Sharon Stone
  • James Franco
  • Jay Leno

Kimmel Slams One Late-Night Host, Loves Another

Says Jay Leno 'totally sold out'

(Newser) - Don't think Jimmy Kimmel will be bromancing Jay Leno anytime soon. In a Rolling Stone interview, Kimmel is again slamming his late-night competitor—this time for having "totally sold out" (Kimmel has already called him a "tattletale" ). "As a comedian, you can’t not have...

LiLo to Leno: Why I Canceled on Barbara Walters

'Timing wasn't right,' Lindsay explains

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan went on the Tonight Show last night to talk to Jay Leno ... days after canceling an interview with Barbara Walters that had been scheduled for 20/20 last Friday . "The timing wasn’t right, right now," a fidgety Lohan explained to Leno when he pointed out that...

Obama Hits Mourdock: 'Rape Is Rape'

Issues Roe v. Wade warning in Leno appearance

(Newser) - President Obama slammed Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's rape comments on the Tonight Show last night. "I don't know how these guys come up with these ideas," Obama said. "Let me make a very simple proposition. Rape is rape. It is a crime." He noted...

10 Totally Fake Celeb Friendships

What, you mean these people aren't all BFFs?

(Newser) - You were probably shocked, just shocked, to learn recently that Beyonce is not actually a huge fan of Kim Kardashian, despite the fact that their significant others are besties and thus they have to hang out a lot. Well, they're not the only ones smiling for the cameras while...

Jay Leno Takes Big Pay Cut
 Jay Leno Takes 
 Big Pay Cut 

Jay Leno Takes Big Pay Cut

He did it to save jobs; about 20 got laid off: Deadline Hollywood

(Newser) - Jay Leno has long said he lives off his standup money and takes the millions he gets paid for hosting the Tonight Show and sticks it right in the bank. So the news that Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood broke last night might not sting quite as much for him:...

Santorum: Romney Endorsement Wasn&#39;t Wimpy

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Santorum: Romney Endorsement Wasn't Wimpy

Late night email wasn't meant to be tepid, he says

(Newser) - Rick Santorum donned his trademark sweater vest for an appearance on the Tonight Show last night, where Jay Leno wondered why his endorsement of Mitt Romney ended up buried in the 13th paragraph of an email sent late at night. "We decided to put it out late at night...

Romney: No Insurance for Preexisting Conditions
Romney: No Insurance for Preexisting Conditions

Romney: No Insurance for Preexisting Conditions

Greg Sargent bashes frontrunner for 'nonsensical' Tonight Show talk

(Newser) - If you're uninsured and have a pre-existing condition, Mitt Romney doesn't think you should be able to get health insurance. Romney told Jay Leno as much last night , in a clip pointed out by Greg Sargent of the Washington Post . If "they show up, and they say,...

Mitt Quips: Santorum Can Be My Press Secretary

Seriously, hints that Rick could be his VP

(Newser) - Mitt Romney was mostly business on his Tonight Show appearance last night, but he managed to get in a joke at Rick Santorum's expense. "Press secretary," Romney joked when Jay Leno asked what words he most associated with Santorum, a dig at his rival's recent run-in...

Ron Paul: Secret Service 'a Form of Welfare'

But candidate has chosen a code name, he tells Jay Leno

(Newser) - Ron Paul has a Secret Service code name all picked out, but he doesn't want to use it, Politico reports: The presidential candidate doesn't want Secret Service protection because "it's a form of welfare," he told Jay Leno last night. "You know, you’re...

Michelle: Barack &#39;Sings to Me All the Time&#39;

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Michelle: Barack 'Sings to Me All the Time'

First lady dishes on husband's skills with Jay Leno

(Newser) - If you thought the recent clip of President Obama singing was a fluke, think again: "He does have a beautiful voice, and he sings to me all the time," Michelle Obama told Jay Leno last night. Her husband often sings that very same song (Al Green's "...

India Fumes Over Jay Leno Joke
 India Fumes 
 Over Leno Joke 

India Fumes Over Leno Joke

Will discuss spoof on Sikh holy place with State Department

(Newser) - Jay Leno has created a bit of an international brouhaha over a joke that's not sitting well with India's Sikh community. The Tonight Show last week displayed a picture of the holiest Sikh temple—the stunning Golden Temple of Amritsar—before Leno called it Mitt Romney's summer...

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