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Kim Kardashian and Oprah Headline Star-Studded Tonight Show Farewell to Jay Leno: Watch

Originally posted 02/07/2014 09:45AM



After 22 years behind NBC's Tonight Show desk, Jay Leno said farewell Thursday night.

Leno ended his final show with a heartfelt thank you to the viewers and celebrity guests who made his job possible.

"This has been the greatest 22 years of my life," a tearful Leno said. "I got to meet presidents, astronauts, movie stars. It's just been incredible."

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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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What We're Reading This Weekend: Tales of the Rich and Famous

What We're Reading

What We're Reading This Weekend: Tales of the Rich and Famous

Originally posted 10/17/2013 05:30PM

Johnny Carson's womanizing, Billy Crystal's take on aging, Aisha Tyler's many accidents … This weekend our staffers are losing themselves in stars' life stories.

Tell us what you think – and let us know what you're reading!

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See This, Skip That: From World War Z to Monsters University, Your Weekend Movies

Brad Pitt in World War Z: What to See … and Skip This Weekend

Originally posted 06/21/2013 12:15PM

World War Z and Monsters University are moderately entertaining, but PEOPLE's critic says A Hijacking delivers the most thrills.

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PHOTO: See the Stars of The Princess Bride 25 Years Later! | Cary Elwes, Robin Wright

Robin Wright, Carey Elwes Reunite for 25th Anniversary of The Princess Bride

Originally posted 10/03/2012 01:50PM

As you wish!

It's been 25 years since The Princess Bride's magical tale first stole audiences' hearts.

To celebrate the anniversary – and the film's Blu-ray release on Wednesday – the cast reunited for a screening at Alice Tully Hall in New York on Tuesday.

Robin Wright and Cary Elwes, whose on-screen love made the film a cult classic, joined Mandy Patinkin (Inigo Montoya), Chris Sarandon (Prince Humperdinck), Wallace Shawn (Vizzini), Carol Kane (Valerie), Bill Crystal (Miracle Max) and director Rob Reiner.

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Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake Remember Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron Remembered by Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks

Originally posted 06/27/2012 09:55AM

A true trailblazer, Nora Ephron leaves behind a legacy of always knowing the right (and wittiest) thing to say. She was "an expert in all the departments of living well," according to Meryl Streep – one of many paying tribute to the late author-journalist-screenwriter-director, who died Tuesday at 71.

"You could call on her for anything: doctors, restaurants, recipes, speeches, or just a few jokes, and we all did it, constantly," Streep – who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role as Julia Child in Ephron's Julie & Julia (2009) – wrote in an email to The New York Times. "Nora just looked at every situation and cocked her head and thought, ‘Hmmmm, how can I make this more fun?'"

Streep wasn't the only celebrity to remember Ephron fondly.

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Nora Ephron Dies at Age 71

Nora Ephron, Writer-Director of Sleepless in Seattle, Dies at Age 71

Originally posted 06/26/2012 08:10PM

Nora Ephron, one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood as the creative force behind such blockbusters as You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally, died on Tuesday at age 71.

The three-time Oscar nominee "passed away June 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center surrounded by her family. The cause of death was acute myeloid leukemia," her family tells PEOPLE in a statement.

"We thank you all for your thoughts."

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PEOPLE Review: Oscars Like Old Times – for Good and Bad | Billy Crystal

Oscars 2012

PEOPLE Review: Oscars Like Old Times – for Good and Bad

Originally posted 02/27/2012 01:00AM

Considering that last year's Oscars were so thumpingly bad – co-host James Franco behaved as if he'd been taken out of the freezer, left on the counter and unevenly thawed – last night's broadcast was a welcome relief.

The strength of the show ultimately rests on the heat of the biggest contests – I doubt Americans were on the edge of their seats wondering whether the cosmically inscrutable Tree of Life could score an upset over the French silent The Artist – but the production looked great and flowed well.

Billy Crystal was hosting for his ninth time, brought on after Eddie Murphy dropped out in November, and it felt no different from his seventh, eighth or (if one were to project) fifty-seventh time.

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POLL: How Did Billy Crystal Do? | Billy Crystal

The Best of Billy Crystal at the Oscars: How Did He Do?

Originally posted 02/26/2012 11:50PM

Is the ninth time still a charm?

More than 20 years since he first played host in 1990, Billy Crystal once again flexed his funny bone – and his vocal cords – for Sunday night's 84th annual Academy Awards.

In case you missed the host's latest turn on the Oscar stage, PEOPLE is breaking down some of his best moments and one-liners.

• Taking a jab at Hollywood elite early in the show, Crystal deadpanned, "Tonight, enjoy yourself, because nothing can take the sting out of the world's economic problems like watching millionaires present each other with gold statues."

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Did Jennifer Lopez Have a Wardrobe Malfunction? | Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez

Oscars 2012

Did Jennifer Lopez Have a Wardrobe Malfunction at the Academy Awards?

Originally posted 02/26/2012 09:40PM

Jennifer Lopez dazzled on the red carpet before the Academy Awards in a sparkling Zuhair Murad gown.

But when the American Idol judge took the stage with Cameron Diaz to present the Oscars for Best Costume Design and Makeup, her look – and that dangerously plunging neckline – wasn't so best-dressed-list worthy.

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