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Conan O'brien: Talk Show Hosts Are Gods

24th July 2014

Conan O'Brien thinks talk show hosts are treated like ''gods'' in the US.The 51-year-old presenter thinks it is fascinating he and his peers attract so much attention Stateside but can go virtually anywhere else unrecognised,...

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Kevin Spacey Interested In Johnny Carson Biopic

7th April 2014

Kevin Spacey has offered to perfect his famous Johnny Carson impersonation for a planned Tv biopic, but only if the script is as edgy as it should be.The Oscar winner is famous for his take-off...

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Stars Pay Tribute To David Letterman

4th April 2014

Stars have paid tribute to retiring TV host David Letterman.Celebrities including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Kimmel took to Twitter last night (03.04.14) following the veteran chat show host's announcement that he...

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Comedian And "Tonight Show" Regular David Brenner Dies At Age 78

By Victoria Pavlova | 16th March 2014

The weekend began with some unfortunate news, as David Brenner, comedian and Tonight Show veteran, died Saturday at the age of 78. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brenner died without any complications and surrounded by...

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Comedian & 'The Tonight Show' Darling, David Brenner, Dies Of Cancer Aged 78

By Elinor Cosgrave | 16th March 2014

David Brenner, the former darling of The Tonight Show, died on Saturday (15th March) at the age of 78.His publicist, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, said "Brenner died peacefully in New York City surrounded by...

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Jimmy Fallon Stands On The Shoulders Of Giants In "The Tonight Show" Takeover

By Victoria Pavlova | 16th February 2014

Jimmy Fallon. The Tonight Show. New York. These three things sound like a great combination, but we won’t know for sure until Fallon actually takes over from Jay Leno this Monday. At T minus one...

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Mafia Put Contract On Johnny Carson For Drunken Blunder

10th October 2013

U.S. Tv icon Johnny Carson had a Mafia contract put on him after drunkenly chatting up a gangster's mistress.A new memoir by Carson's personal legal adviser, Henry Bushkin, alleges the Tonight Show host had been...

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Kathie Lee Gifford Denies Johnny Carson Affair Rumours

By Joe Wilde | 9th October 2013

Johnny Carson's long-time lawyer Henry Bushkin released a tell-all biography about his former employer's closely guarded life and one of the most discussed stories to emerge from the account stems back to an alleged affair...

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Johnny Carson's Second Wife Denies Affair Allegations

8th October 2013

Beloved U.S. comedian and Tv host Johnny Carson's second wife has denied allegations in a new tell-all book suggesting she cheated on the star during their nine-year marriage.Henry Bushkin, Carson's lawyer for 18 years, claims...

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Johnny Carson Nbc Miniseries

By Victoria Pavlova | 20th September 2013

In a year full of biographical features, NBC is developing one of the, if not the first biographical miniseries about a TV legend, Johnny Carson. The late night host has ignited a lot of interest...

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Neil Patrick Harris: Tony Awards Host Is Ready For The Oscars

By Lauren James | 11th June 2013

Sunday's glittering Tony Awards for theatrical performances brought four-time earned Neil Patrick Harris widespread critical acclaim, meaning The Muppetsactor could be a contender to host the 2014 Oscars.A natural performer and entertainer, 39 year-old Harris...

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Letterman Visits Kimmel; Love's In The Air (Waves)

2nd November 2012

Jimmy Kimmel drew his biggest Wednesday-night (OK, technically it was Thursday morning, since the show starts at midnight) audience ever this week -- thanks to a visit from a rival, David Letterman. Jimmy Kimmel Live,...

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Letterman Visits Kimmel; Love's In The Air (Waves)

2nd November 2012

Jimmy Kimmel drew his biggest Wednesday-night (OK, technically it was Thursday morning, since the show starts at midnight) audience ever this week -- thanks to a visit from a rival, David Letterman. Jimmy Kimmel Live,...

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Oscars Host Seth Macfarlane Hounded By Protest Group Over American Dad Joke

By Hayley Avron | 5th October 2012

Seth Macfarlane's name is being bandied about the media right now, as he has been announced as next year's Oscars host. However, the American Dad and Family Guy creator has had a pressure group snapping...

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John Lennon Killer Claims He Didn't Target Him

30th August 2012

John Lennon's killer claims he didn't target the Beatles singer.The 'Imagine' hitmaker was shot dead outside his New York apartment in December 1980 by Mark Chapman but he claims he only killed him because he...

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Most-watched Show Sunday? 60 Minutes

16th April 2012

With its hour-long tribute to Mike Wallace on Sunday, CBS's 60 Minutes easily became the most-watched show of the night, averaging 10.8 million viewers. The program featured Wallace interviewing such celebrities as Johnny Carson, Ronald...

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David Letterman To Make Late Night Show History

4th April 2012

David Letterman is set to become the longest-running late night TV show host in US history.The presenter has signed a new contract which ensures he will be fronting 'The Late Show with David Letterman' until...

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Melon Smashing Comic Gallagher Suffers Heart Attack

15th March 2012

Comedic legend Gallagher has been hospitalized in Texas after suffering a heart attack at a bar hours before he was supposed to perform, reports TMZ. The entertainment website reports that the 65 year-old, famous for...

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Bill Maher's Obama Donation Amounts To $1 Million

24th February 2012

The comedian Bill Maher has donated $1million to a pro- President Obama's Priorities USA Action campaign. He made the announcement at the end of his hour long special, CrazyStupidPolitics, which streamed live on Yahoo on...

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David Letterman Receives Excellence Award

28th March 2011

David Letterman received the highest honour at the first annual US Comedy Awards on Saturday night (26.03.11).The 63-year-old talk show host picked up the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at the ceremony at the...

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Eddie Murphy To Receive Comedy Honour

21st March 2011

Eddie Murphy is to receive a Comedy Icon award.The 'Beverly Hills Cop' star will be honoured at the first-ever Comedy Awards for his 30-year career in stand-up, sketch, film and television at the event, which...

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Jay Leno To Be Hasty Pudding Man Of The Year

25th January 2011

Jay Leno has been named Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Man of the Year.The 60-year-old TV host has been chosen to receive the annual honour by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals group - America's oldest undergraduate drama...

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Lennon's Murder Targeted Taylor And Carson Too

16th September 2010

JOHN LENNON's killer had DAME ELIZABETH TAYLOR and beloved U.S. TV host JOHNNY CARSON in his sights before deciding it would be easier to murder the former BEATLES star instead.Mark David Chapman, who shot Lennon...

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Leno's 2004 Tonight Comments Are Replayed

18th January 2010

Jay Leno's 2004 comments on NBC's announcement that he would be replaced as host of The Tonight Show in 2009 may be coming back to haunt him. Over the weekend, the website FunnyOrDIE.com dug out...

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Reports Conan Planning To Exit Nbc

14th January 2010

Even as NBC executives remained stone silent on Conan O'Brien's stated refusal to go along with their plans to move The Tonight Show to 12 05 a.m., the Internet was rife with rumors about what...

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Leno He's Heard The Naysayers Before

2nd November 2009

Jay Leno is taking a been-there-done-that attitude toward negative media reaction to his new 10 00 p.m. variety/talk show. "I've been through this a number of times," he told Broadcasting & Cable magazine. He said...

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Leno "Tv Is Ultimately A Disappointing Business"

7th September 2009

Jay Leno insists that he doesn't worry about the possibility that his new TV series will fail. In an interview with Sunday's Boston Globe , Leon remarked, "You just do the best you can do....

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Statham Buys Johnny Carson's Malibu Home

1st September 2009

Tough guy JASON STATHAM has moved to the beach after buying up beloved U.S. TV host JOHNNY CARSON's former retreat at the exclusive Malibu Colony in California.The Brit snatched up the five-bedroom spread from film...

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Rivers Wishes Leno Ill

30th July 2009

Joan Rivers, who once was a frequent guest host of the Tonight show when it was hosted by Johnny Carson, but was never invited to return after she launched her own, short-lived late-night talk show...

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Leno Goes Out With A Bang

1st June 2009

Jay Leno's farewell telecast Friday night delivered the Tonight show's highest Friday-night ratings since Leno took over the show from Johnny Carson in 1992, according to Nielsen Research. It was also the best numbers for...

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