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Jay Leno on Leaving The Tonight Show: 'I Can Go Out on a School Night' | The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno

Jay Leno on Leaving The Tonight Show: 'I Can Go Out on a School Night'

Originally posted 01/29/2014 03:00PM

There's one thing Jay Leno is looking forward to doing when he leaves The Tonight Show on Feb. 6 – going out on a weeknight instead of staying home and working on the following day's monologue.

"I can go out on a school night, which I've never been able to do," he said during an interview set to air on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday. "I've never been out in 22 years on a Wednesday night. It's like, 'Oh you're doing something wrong. You have to go home and write jokes every single night.' "

While he's 63, Leno isn't retiring anytime soon. Instead he's going back to his roots as a stand-up comedian.

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Who Will Be Jay Leno's Final Guest? And Jimmy Fallon's First?

Jay Leno's Final Guest Will Be Billy Crystal

Originally posted 01/20/2014 07:50AM

Jay Leno will close out his 22-year run as host of NBC's The Tonight Show with a nod to the future and to the past.

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Mark Wahlberg on His Marky Mark Past: 'I Was an Absolute Train Wreck'

Mark Wahlberg on His Marky Mark Past: 'I Was an Absolute Train Wreck'

Originally posted 01/08/2014 09:30AM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Mark Wahlberg doesn't have such good vibrations about his past as rapper Marky Mark.

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Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard's Low-Key Wedding: Sandwiches After I-Dos | Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell

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Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard's Low-Key Wedding: Courthouse I-Dos, Then Sandwiches

Originally posted 11/22/2013 11:30AM

No Hollywood wedding planner. No big dress. Just a couple of kids on a Thursday morning at the courthouse, with an impromptu officiant sealing the deal.

That's how Kristen Bell described her October wedding to husband Dax Shepard, which went off happily and without the usual celebrity pomp and flourish.

"We wanted the lowest-key day possible," Bell, 33, told Jay Leno on Thursday of her quiet nuptials. The couple had dated since 2007 and became engaged in 2010.

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George W. Bush Gushes About Granddaughter on Tonight Show (VIDEO)

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George W. Bush Gushes About Granddaughter on The Tonight Show

Originally posted 11/20/2013 12:45AM

George W. Bush may have stepped away from the political spotlight, but he seems to have won the popular (audience) vote – on Tuesday's The Tonight Show.

The former president stopped by to chat with Jay Leno, matching wits with the host as he unfurled a series of off-the-cuff zingers that left both Leno and his audience in stitches.

Case in point: When the host asked why he finally accepted Leno's invitation to return to the show (this was his fourth appearance on it), a deadpan Bush, 67, slyly jabbed at Leno's upcoming exit from the show.

"You're about to head out to pasture – just wanted to see what you looked like before you got to the gate," Bush cracked.

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Kelly Clarkson & Brandon Blackstock 'Trying Like Rabbits' to Get Pregnant

Kelly Clarkson Coy on Pregnancy Question but Now Wants Five Kids

Originally posted 11/12/2013 08:45AM

Whether or not she's currently expecting, it sounds like Kelly Clarkson plans on being pregnant a lot over the next few years.

Grilled by Jay Leno on The Tonight Show Monday night, the "Tie It Up" singer, 31, wouldn't reveal much as she deflected pregnancy questions with a fit of giggles.

"We are not announcing anything right now! We're not, no," she said of any news she and new husband Brandon Blackstock might have.

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Melissa McCarthy Talks to Jay Leno About Elle Cover Controversy

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Melissa McCarthy to Jay Leno: Controversial Elle Cover Was Meant to Evoke 'Walk of Shame'

Originally posted 11/02/2013 03:20PM

Melissa McCarthy's ELLE magazine controversy now has a name: Jacket Gate.

The Mike and Molly star laughed with Jay Leno on Friday as she discussed the fallout over her choice to sport a large Marina Rinaldi coat on the cover of ELLE's Women in Hollywood issue.

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Kim Kardashian: Sexy Selfie Was 'My Big Middle Finger to the World' | Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian: Sexy Selfie Was 'My Big Middle Finger to the World'

Originally posted 10/31/2013 08:00AM

Kim Kardashian's instantly notorious swimsuit selfie, posted to Instagram this month, was a rebuke to everyone who made fun of her weight during her pregnancy, she revealed Wednesday on The Tonight Show.

"I was trying on a bathing suit, and I actually just sent that to my boyfriend, my fiancé, and I was like, 'Babe, can I post this up? This is my big, like, middle finger to the world on everyone that called me fat,' " Kardashian, 33, told Jay Leno.

The criticism of her weight was excruciating, she adds, and drove her to seek happiness out of the spotlight for a while.

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How Did George Clooney Ruin Sandra Bullock's Dress? | George Clooney, Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock Reveals the Prank George Clooney Played That Ruined Her Dress

Originally posted 09/28/2013 03:00PM

George Clooney owes Sandra Bullock a dress! And an expensive one at that.

Bullock recounted on Friday's Tonight Show with Jay Leno a prank played on her by her longtime friend and Gravity costar that resulted in Bullock's dress "disintegrating."

Bullock explained that she and Clooney were at a dinner party when he tricked her into jumping in the pool – alone.

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Christina Aguilera: 'I Feel Sexier Than Ever'

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Christina Aguilera: 'I Feel Sexier Than Ever'

Originally posted 09/19/2013 02:30PM

Christina Aguilera feels sexier than ever – and it shows.

The super svelte pop star and Voice coach popped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Wednesday night in a little black dress, and talked frankly about her ability to enjoy herself between the sheets.

The singer added to comments she recently made to Maxim magazine, when she declared that "the one place I do not need to be in control is the bedroom."

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