09:19 PM EDT 11/04/2013
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.
Originally posted 07/18/2013 08:15AM
Originally posted 05/12/2013 05:00PM
Seth Meyers will replace Jimmy Fallon as the host of Late Night.
"We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation. His years at SNL's 'Weekend Update' desk, not to mention being head writer of the show for many seasons, helped him hone a topical brand of comedy that is perfect for the Late Night franchise," NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said Sunday.
Originally posted 04/02/2013 08:15AM
It had to happen. Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon, the former reportedly about to be replaced as Tonight show host by the latter, have come to blows. Blowing out their lungs in song, that is.
In a terrific and remarkably good-natured spoof that is getting high-profile play – not bad for anybody's ratings – Fallon's Late Night show opened on Monday night with his getting a call from Leno, who had just wrapped up his Tonight show.
"Hey, kid. How you holding up?" Leno, in L.A., asks Fallon, whose desk in his New York office is strewn with newspapers reporting the NBC late-night-host succession.
Fallon, 38, said he's okay and inquired how Leno, 62, was. "Yeah," says the 20-year Tonight veteran. "I'll live. I've been through this before, y'know. Got to admit, I'm a little sick of this."
Originally posted 03/13/2012 08:20AM
Jessica Simpson took her maternity wardrobe to new heights Monday night – with her footwear.
"We're waddling at this point," the expectant star, 31, told Jay Leno on Monday's Tonight Show. "I'm wearing six-inch heels today, and it's a lot of weight to carry on six inches."
Although Simpson, who recently went behind her dad's back to bare all for ELLE, says she's not quite ready to give birth to her baby girl, she's already preparing for the worst.
"Labor is really going to hurt," says the mother-to-be, whose new show Fashion Star premieres Tuesday (9:30 p.m. ET) on NBC. "I have so much respect for my mom and all the women across the world."
Originally posted 10/25/2011 09:55PM
Originally posted 03/02/2010 11:00AM
Back running NBC's Tonight Show, Jay Leno couldn't have been happier if he were a boy reunited with his dog. Or maybe a dog reunited with his boy. He bounced and bounded onto the stage.
"It's good to be home," he said Monday night. "I'm Jay Leno, your host – at least for a while." Then he launched into a string of jokes on the Olympics, Alan Greenspan, NBC, airlines, Cheerios, Dick Cheney's heart, The Bachelor, tight pants, Tiger Woods, everything under the moon. He said to band leader Kevin Eubanks: "Isn't 11:30 a lot more fun?"
Certainly more fun than 10 p.m.: The short-lived Jay Leno Show reduced NBC's last hour in prime time to a long, wide supermarket aisle selling nothing but Leno.
Originally posted 03/01/2010 09:25PM
After a tumultuous turn at 10 p.m., Jay Leno was back on the Tonight Show set Monday.
Originally posted 02/16/2010 07:00PM
When Jay Leno goes back to the Tonight Show, he may need to find a new musical sidekick: Bandleader Kevin Eubanks is said to be leaving Leno's side after 18 years.
NBC so far has not officially confirmed the latest shock wave to hit Leno's show, first reported by L.A. radio K-EARTH 101 and also being reported by the New York Times.
Eubanks, a jazz guitarist who joined The Tonight Show in 1992 and became bandleader two years later, simply "wanted a change" and a chance for new opportunities, according to Extra.
It wasn't clear when he intended to leave. According to Extra, it would be at some point after Leno takes The Tonight Show back from Conan O'Brien on March 1.
Originally posted 01/21/2010 07:30AM
Amid confirmed reports that Conan O'Brien will pocket $45 million to leave his 7-month gig as Tonight Show star, NBC on Thursday morning said that it and the red-haired host have reached an agreement for him to exit the late-night franchise – permitting Jay Leno to return to the 11:35 p.m. program he hosted for 17 years.
Conan's final show will air Friday, with Tom Hanks scheduled to appear as well as Will Ferrell (who was O'Brien's first Tonight guest last June) and musician Neil Young.
The "new" Leno incarnation of Tonight will debut March 1, and NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will continue to air from 12:35-1:35 a.m. NBC aIso confirmed that O'Brien is clear to appear on another network as of Sept. 1.
The bad news: Triumph the Insult Dog will have to remain behind on NBC.
– Stephen M. Silverman
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