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Spacey 'Auditions' As Late-night Host

Actor KEVIN SPACEY tried out for comic JAY LENO's hosting job on America's THE TONIGHT SHOW on Friday (25Jul08) when the TV star invited the Oscar winner to take his seat. Spacey joked he was...

Abc's Nightline Shows Growing Strength

Suggesting that ABC may want to think twice before paying Jay Leno gazillions to take over its 11:30 p.m. time period when he leaves the Tonight show next year, its relatively low-budget Nightline managed to...

Leno To Leave Tonight On May 29

Television critics were left scratching their heads when Jay Leno, disguised in a bald cap and fake goatee, showed up as a reporter at a news conference for NBC executives Monday but did not ask...

Fallon To Take Light Night To The Web

Jimmy Fallon's takeover as host of NBC's Late Night will be preceded by nightly preview performances on the Internet beginning in the fall, the show's producer, Lorne Michaels, told the Television Critics Association tour in...

Whither Jay?

A remark by Jay Leno that he will be "definitely done with NBC" when he steps down as host of the Tonight show next year has started tongues wagging among TV critics and network front-office...

Abc Chief Considering Signing Leno -- But What About Kimmel?

ABC's late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel pretended to be a journalist as he "interviewed" ABC Entertainment President Steve McPherson Wednesday at the TV Critics Association's meeting with network brass. As reported by the Associated Press, the...

Stiller And Leno Pay Tribute To Carlin

Funnymen BEN STILLER and JAY LENO have paid tribute to late comedy great GEORGE CARLIN, who suffered a fatal heart attack on Sunday (22Jun08) at the age of 71. Carlin, who notched up 130 appearances...

Leno Voices Support For Stricken Mcmahon

LATEST: U.S. TV host JAY LENO has offered his support to former THE TONIGHT SHOW star ED MCMAHON, who is facing foreclosure on his multi-million dollar home. The chat show king has vowed to assist...

Leno Set For Gay Pride Rally

U.S. TV host JAY LENO is determined to put his recent controversial remarks about homosexuality behind him - by appearing at a gay pride event. The chat show king sparked outrage among gay rights groups...

Late Night Update: Fallon To Replace O'brien

Officially introduced Monday as the successor to Conan O'Brien on NBC's Late Night when O'Brien moves over to the Tonight show next year, Jimmy Fallon joked that his elementary school principal, Mr. Nostradamus, had listed...

'Jimmy Fallon To Succeed Conan O'brien On Nbc Late Show'

Jimmy Fallon is to succeed Late Night host Conan O'Brien on NBC in 2009, the Hollywood Reporter has quoted sources as saying.O'Brien is moving into the 23:35 slot after the retirement of the Tonight Show's...

By on 28 April 2008

Report: Fallon To Replace O'brien On Late Night

Jimmy Fallon has been tapped to replace Conan O'Brien on NBC's Late Night when O'Brien takes over hosting duties on the Tonight Show from Jay Leno next year, Fox.com entertainment columnist Roger Friedman reported today...

Ferguson Beats O'brien For First Time

In what must have come as a shock to NBC, which plans to replace Jay Leno with Conan O'Brien next year, the latest ratings for late-night shows revealed Thursday that CBS's Late Late Show with...

Pm Praises Rowling After Outstanding Achievement Win

The prime minister has paid tribute to JK Rowling after she was awarded an outstanding achievement prize at the 2008 Galaxy British Book awards.Gordon Brown said he and his wife Sarah were "lucky enough" to...

By on 10 April 2008

Leno Apologises For Gay Phillippe Remark

LATEST: U.S. TV chat show king JAY LENO has apologised for asking actor RYAN PHILLIPPE to give him his "gayest look" during his late-night show. Phillippe recently revealed his first paid acting role was as...

Leno's 'Gayest Look' Gag Upsets Homosexuals

U.S. TV chat show king JAY LENO has come under fire for asking actor RYAN PHILLIPPE to give him his "gayest look". Phillippe recently revealed his first paid acting role was as a gay teen...

Nightline Beats Leno, Letterman With Obama Interview

Making his first appearance on television since his much-lauded speech on race relations, Sen. Barack Obama helped push ratings for ABC's Nightline over those for The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and The Late Show...

Actress Minnie Driver Reveals Pregnancy

Actress Minnie Driver has confirmed she is pregnant in a televised interview but would not reveal the name of the father.The Good Will Hunting star announced she is pregnant with her first child on The...

By on 16 March 2008

Nbc's Zucker: Internet Profits 5 Years Away

NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker said Wednesday that his company's revenue from the Internet and new media represented "digital pennies" and that NBC was still experimenting with ways to alter the economics of online distribution....

Leno: Let The Wooing Begin

Executives of Sony Pictures Television have let it be known that they are prepared to make a lucrative offer to Jay Leno in November, when he is permitted to enter negotiations regarding his future plans,...

Late-night Comedy Shows Unaffected By Strike

An Associated Press review of the ratings of the late-night comedy shows during the period of the writers strike has revealed that the strike had little effect. In fact Stephen Colbert's audience actually rose 6...

Producers Prepare Accelerated Filming

While their strike may have ended, some television writers are discovering that they will have no jobs to return to this week. Some network executives have already replaced scripted shows that were performing marginally and...

Late Night Hosts In Marx Bros. Feud

Reminiscent of the feuds between Jack Benny and Fred Allen during the "golden age of radio" when a silly disagreement between the two comics would begin on Benny's show and then carry on to Allen's,...

Leno Settles Joke Book Lawsuit

U.S. chat show host JAY LENO has been awarded "hundreds of thousands of dollars" in damages after books of his jokes were published without his permission. The Tonight With Jay Leno host, along with NBC...

No Writers? No Problem For Leno

Not only hasn't the strike of the Writers Guild of America affected Jay Leno's ratings, but a study by the ad agency Magna Global indicates that they have actually risen 11 percent from what they...

Leno And Kimmel Turn To Each Other

U.S. talk show hosts JAY LENO and JIMMY KIMMEL are struggling so much to find guests prepared to cross the Writer's Guild of America picket line - they've agreed to appear on each other's shows....

Nbc And Wga Engage In Picket Fencing

NBC claimed Friday that any attempt by the Writers Guild of America to enforce strike rules barring Jay Leno from writing his monologue for the Tonight show would violate federal labor laws. It did not...

Leno Breaking Strike Rules?

On the same day that Writers Guild of America West President Patric Verrone told the New York Times that he had "made it absolutely clear" to Jay Leno that writing for The Tonight Show constitutes...

Letterman Loses Ratings Battle To Leno

U.S. TV presenter DAVID LETTERMAN's pay deal with his talk show's striking writers couldn't save him from a ratings beating at the hands of rival JAY LENO. Both shows returned to the air on Wednesday...

Leno Accused Of Violating Rules Of Writers Strike

U.S. talk show legend JAY LENO has come under fire from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) for ignoring the union's strike and penning scripts for NBC's THE TONIGHT SHOW. Leno - who returned to...

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