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Originally posted 01/30/2014 11:15AM
When Seth MacFarlane and Bill Maher drop by your show to sing to you, you know you're not going to get a sentimental rendition of "The Best Is Yet to Come."
The pair said their goodbyes to Jay Leno on The Tonight Show Wednesday in swinging fashion, serenading the departing host with a song that thanked Leno for "the memories you gave," but mostly for "your rivalry with Dave [Letterman]" and "the beating that you gave."
The pair aren't referring to some previously hidden parking-lot dust-up between the two iconic late-night hosts, but rather, as Maher sings, the fact that "you crushed him in the ratings, and you'll take that to your grave!"
Originally posted 01/29/2014 03:35PM
Jimmy Fallon is bringing The Tonight Show back to the Big Apple, and it looks like the lifelong New Yorker is enjoying staying rooted in the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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