04:27 PM EDT 08/18/2015
Originally posted 08/13/2015 06:40PM
Jay Leno served as the host of The Tonight Show for 22 years before stepping down in 2014, but the 65-year-old isn't wallowing in nostalgia. In fact, he's pretty certain he does not miss the late-night life.
"It's different," Leno told PEOPLE of today's landscape. "You live in the time you live in and for my time, it was great."
Though the faces have changed, Leno said at NBC/Universal's TCA Party in Beverly Hills on Wednesday that the good will is the same. Contrary to popular belief, Leno said the comedy scene isn't "some horrible, cutthroat business," he said. "The idea that there's all this stabbing in the back, I mean, it's really not."
In that spirit, Leno shared his candid – and generally affectionate – opinions on some of his most direct peers, including his Tonight Show successor, Jimmy Fallon, his former time slot competitor David Letterman and the ascendant Stephen Colbert.
Originally posted 05/20/2015 04:05PM
We've all had bad days at work, but Late Night with Seth Meyers took it one step further.
Originally posted 05/20/2015 04:00PM
When NBC handed David Letterman Late Night in 1982, his offbeat humor ushered in a new era of late night.
Thirty-three years later, he's stepping down from a late-night landscape that changed around him, having stayed true to himself as the medium changed from appointment viewing to something to be easily digested the next morning in three- to four-minute clips.
"I recognized the value of it," Letterman told The New York Times back in April of his competitors' tendency to gear their shows toward digital audiences. "It's just, I didn't know what to say. You go back to your parents' house, and they still have the rotary phone. It's a little like that."
Renée Zellweger, Annette Bening, More Celeb Supporters Step Out at Charity Gala Honoring Paul Newman
Originally posted 05/15/2015 12:20PM
Renée Zellweger looked radiant Thursday as she joined other stars in honoring the legacy of Paul Newman at a Los Angeles gala for the late actor's SeriousFun Children's Network charity.
Originally posted 04/29/2015 10:40AM
The landscape of late night has inarguably changed since David Letterman began hosting Late Night in 1982 and then Late Show in 1993, but he's not ending his 33-year run on a bitter note.
In an interview with The New York Times, Letterman, 68, is not upset about how the format he helped create has changed so drastically with the entry of energetic, Internet-savvy hosts like Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon.
"They didn't push me out," he said. "I'm 68. If I was 38, I'd probably still be wanting to do the show," Letterman added, going on to say that the format – "an older guy in a suit" – certainly still seemed "viable" when Jay Leno was still on late night. However, after Leno left The Tonight Show last year, Letterman was suddenly "surrounded by Jimmys," he told the Times.
Originally posted 02/26/2015 05:25PM
Bill Cosby says his career is not finished.
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."
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