02:29 PM EDT 01/23/2015
Originally posted 01/21/2015 04:35PM
Jay Leno is speaking out about the scandal surrounding his longtime former NBC colleague Bill Cosby, who continues to be dogged by allegations of sexual assault.
Originally posted 11/30/2014 09:30AM
Nearly 10 months after stepping down as host of The Tonight Show, Jay Leno is finding ways to fill his time – but says he misses the show that he helmed for 4,610 episodes.
Originally posted 02/07/2014 10:30AM
After 22 years interviewing the best in Hollywood, Jay Leno was bound to make a few A-list pals.
His final Tonight Show broadcast was full of special celebrity guests, and stars who couldn't join in the festivities sent Leno love through social media.
Sure, rival Conan O'Brien allowed himself one solid wisecrack during his own show: "The Olympics start airing tonight on NBC. It's very cool. That's right: NBC has the Olympics. It's a big deal. NBC will finally get to show somebody who is okay with passing the torch."
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."
Originally posted 02/06/2014 12:00PM
In his 22 years hosting The Tonight Show, Jay Leno crafted a winning formula: a bit of silliness, crossed with snark, and delivered with an utter lack of pretension.
As Leno prepares to hang up his Tonight Show spurs Thursday night, let's look back on some of the highlights of his decades-long tenure, from his news-making interviews to his 4,600 jokes about Bill Clinton:
Originally posted 02/07/2014 06:15AM
Jay Leno left NBC's The Tonight Show after 22 years Thursday night with a farewell that included old friends Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks and – the one big stunt – a large surprise ensemble of guests (Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian, Jack Black) singing novelty lyrics to "So Long, Farewell" from The Sound of Music.
Originally posted 02/06/2014 10:00PM
Even on a bittersweet night, there had to be jokes.
Jay Leno has hosted The Tonight Show for a loooooong time. So tell us, Jay, how long was it?
"Here's how long," he said Thursday. "When I started hosting, marijuana was illegal and you could smoke cigarettes anywhere you wanted."
Actually, it was 22 years since he took over for Johnny Carson at NBC's venerable late-night show from beautiful downtown Burbank, not counting seven disastrous months in 2009 when Conan O'Brien helmed the program.
Now leaving a second time to make way for a new host – Jimmy Fallon – and a new city – New York – Leno, 63, said on his final show that this time it was his decision.
Originally posted 02/06/2014 10:05AM
Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Sandra Bullock appeared on The Tonight Show Wednesday to say goodbye to Jay Leno, and couldn't help herself from tearing up a little.
Originally posted 02/04/2014 11:45AM
Jimmy Fallon is known for his sarcastic "thank you" notes, but there was no snark in his emotional tribute to Jay Leno Monday.
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