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Star Flings More Surprising Than Sharon Osbourne & Jay Leno | Alexander Skarsgard, Amanda Seyfried

Star Flings More Surprising Than Sharon Osbourne & Jay Leno

Originally posted 09/10/2013 05:35PM

Talk about an odd couple!

During Monday's episode of The Talk, Sharon Osbourne revealed when she was 25 she briefly dated Tonight Show host Jay Leno. "The fling was more fling for me," she said, "and not fling enough for him."

While the pairing is definitely one we'd never predict, especially considering both stars are now in long-term marriages, it's not the first celebrity romantic revelation to rock our world. Check out who else has had us scratching our heads:

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Sharon Osbourne Had a Fling with Jay Leno

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UpdatePosted 09/09/2013 05:30PM

Sharon Osbourne: I Had a Fling with Jay Leno When I Was 25

Originally posted 09/09/2013 03:30PM

Sharon Osbourne revealed a surprising secret on Monday's episode of The Talk – she had a fling with Jay Leno.

The revelation came as part of the talk show's weeklong "Big Secret" segment, and Osbourne, 60, was the first of the co-hosts to open up with her surprising confession.

"It's not like it's a dirty little secret," she said nervously before telling her story.

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Seth Meyers Will Replace Jimmy Fallon as Host of Late Night | Seth Meyers

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Seth Meyers Will Replace Jimmy Fallon as Host of Late Night

Originally posted 05/12/2013 05:00PM

It's official!

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.

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It's Jimmy Fallon's Time, Says PEOPLE's TV Critic | Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon: It's His Time, Says PEOPLE's TV Critic

Originally posted 04/03/2013 06:00PM

Earlier this week, NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno and Late Night host Jimmy Fallon engaged in a charming little skit – a duet of "Tonight" from West Side Story, with novelty lyrics that reflected the growing media speculation (bordering on certainty) that Leno would soon be forced to give his spot to Fallon.

Tonight, Tonight, why do they say we fight?
I like you, you like me, we're okay!
Tonight, Tonight, who cares who hosts
Tonight?
People just watch online the next day

The unstated irony of this little song is that, at least in West Side Story, one of those singers ends up dead. Now we know which one.

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Jay Leno Retiring, Jimmy Fallon to Take Over Tonight Show in 2014

Jay Leno to Retire, Jimmy Fallon to Take Over Tonight Show in 2014

Originally posted 04/03/2013 01:00PM

This is no song and dance – like he did with Jimmy Fallon earlier this week.

Jay Leno, 62, is retiring from his 22-year job hosting NBC's Tonight Show, the network officially announced Wednesday.

NBC also said he will be succeeded, as expected, by Jimmy Fallon, 38, once Leno finishes out his contract in spring 2014. The show will also return to New York's 30 Rock. Johnny Carson had moved the show, which first premiered in 1954 (from Manhattan), west in 1972.

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Late Night Battle Royal: Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno Come Out Swinging – in Song (VIDEO)

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Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno Come Out Swinging – in Song

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."

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POLL: Kim Kardashian's Baby Name – What Goes Best With West?

Kim Kardashian Jokes About Baby Names that Go with West

Originally posted 03/29/2013 03:00PM

Kim Kardashian's pregnancy style has been closely scrutinized since the reality star broke the news that she's expecting with boyfriend Kanye West.

Next up for debate? What the couple will name their new arrival, due in July.

Kardashian, 32, got the buzz going Thursday when she stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote her new film Temptation – and to talk baby names.

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Jimmy vs. Jay: Is Fallon's Tonight Takeover Set for Fall?

Jimmy Fallon to Replace Jay Leno on Tonight: Report

Originally posted 03/21/2013 07:15AM

Not only is NBC planning a new host for The Tonight Show, but a new home, too – though neither will be particularly unfamiliar to viewers of late night.

Despite his present high ratings, when the show's long-running host Jay Leno's contract expires in the fall of 2014, he will be succeeded by current Late Night host Jimmy Fallon, 38, reports Thursday's The New York Times.

Furthermore, according to the paper, once the shift takes place, the program will move back to New York – the original home to the show, starting in 1954, with Steve Allen, and then, Jack Paar, as host, until 1972, when Johnny Carson (who took over in 1962) moved the show west, where it has remained ever since.

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Jimmy Kimmel: 'I Don't Believe Jay Leno Has Actual Feelings'

Jimmy Kimmel: 'I Don't Believe Jay Leno Has Actual Feelings'

Originally posted 02/14/2013 10:15AM

And the late-night war of words continues!

Following the back and forth bashing between Jimmy Kimmel, 45, and Jay Leno, 62, in 2010, Kimmel is at it again, now telling Playboy in its March issue (on newsstands Friday), "I always feel bad if I hurt anybody's feelings, but I don’t believe Jay Leno has actual feelings, and he doesn't seem to be that worried about other people's feelings."

Kimmel, who three years ago called Leno a "tattle-tale" for talking about him to Oprah Winfrey, goes on to say, "Strangely, I don't even like talking about him anymore. The only time I think about him is when I'm asked."

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Jay Leno Delivers Tearful Speech at Michael Clarke Duncan's Funeral | Jay Leno, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, Tom Hanks

Michael Clarke Duncan's Funeral: Jay Leno, Tom Hanks Speak

Originally posted 09/11/2012 10:05AM

Michael Clarke Duncan, the Oscar-nominated star of The Green Mile, was most commonly described as having a "big heart" during his memorial service at Forest Lawn in Los Angeles on Monday.

Bones and The Finder creator Hart Hanson spoke of fans asking for hugs, not autographs, from the 6-ft., 5-in., 300-lb. actor.

But Jay Leno was one of the first to get choked up while speaking of Duncan.

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