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Jay Leno

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Famous as :

TV host, comedian, actor

Birth Name :

James Douglas Muir Leno

Birth Date :

April 28, 1950

Birth Place :

New Rochelle, New York, USA

Spouse :

Mavis Leno (philanthropist, since 30-Nov-80)

Claim to fame :

As Host in NBC's talk-show "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992-2009)

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Jay Leno Pokes Fun at Jimmy Fallon During His Return to 'Tonight Show'

November 09, 2014 14:24:17 GMT

stole the show when he returned to "The Tonight Show" Friday night, November 7 as a guest. The funnyman roasted his successor , nine months after stepping down as a host on the NBC late-night talk show.
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Jay Leno Is Among Craig Ferguson's Final 'Late Late Show' Guests

November 07, 2014 03:10:04 GMT

The final guests for "" have been announced. Among those who will visit the show during the last three weeks are , , , , , , , , , and .
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Jay Leno to Return to 'Tonight Show' as a Guest

November 04, 2014 01:42:25 GMT

is set to return to "Tonight Show", but not to take over the reign from . The veteran comedian will make appearance on the NBC late-night talk show as a guest this Friday, November 7.
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Jay Leno Receives Mark Twain Prize for Humor

October 20, 2014 06:41:17 GMT

has been awarded with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The comedian was feted in a ceremony which took place on Sunday, October 19 at the Kennedy Center in Washington. He joins previous honorees which include , , and .
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CNBC Officially Announces Jay Leno's New Primetime Series

October 16, 2014 03:11:16 GMT

It's official; is getting his new TV show after he handed over the "Tonight Show" throne to earlier this year. Confirming last week's report that the comedian was close to getting a new show on CNBC, the network has now announced a new series tentatively called "" which will be hosted by Leno.
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Jay Leno in Advanced Talks to Host Car Show on CNBC

October 08, 2014 22:04:40 GMT

is returning to television. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former host of NBC's "Tonight Show" nears a deal to host a new show for cable network CNBC. No release date has been announced, but it will air on primetime and focus on his love of cars.
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Video: Jay Leno Helps Jimmy Fallon Spoof 'House of Cards'

August 13, 2014 09:22:15 GMT

has debuted a "" parody which he teased on Monday, August 11 with a picture on Twitter. Aired on "" on Tuesday, the new digital short had Fallon taking in the role of 's Frank Underwood, over-explaining things into the camera.
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Jay Leno Wins Mark Twain Prize for American Humor From Kennedy Center

June 18, 2014 16:48:14 GMT

is announced as the recipient for the 17th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this year. "What an honor! I'm a big fan of Mark Twain's. In fact, 'A Tale of Two Cities' is one of my favorite books!" the funnyman gushed.
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Jay Leno Joins Sultan of Brunei Protesters to Boycott Beverly Hills Hotel

May 06, 2014 04:56:18 GMT

is among the stars slamming Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, for instituting violent punishment, including amputation and death by stoning, for gays and adulterers in his home country. The former host of the "Tonight Show" joins protesters gathering outside Beverly Hills Hotel owned by the Sultan.
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Video: Jay Leno Makes Surprise Appearance to Announce 'Arsenio Hall Show' Renewal

February 27, 2014 06:44:46 GMT

appeared on a late-night show more than two weeks after he bid farewell to "The Tonight Show". On Wednesday, February 26, he stopped by "The Arsenio Hall Show" to surprise Arsenio Hall with announcement of the show's renewal.
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Jay Leno's Final 'Tonight Show' Hits Series High in 15 Years

February 08, 2014 03:34:30 GMT

left "The Tonight Show" on a high note. In fact, his farewell episode posted the biggest audience for the show in 15 years with 14.6 million viewers tuning into the episode, which was star-studded with the surprise appearances of , , , , and more.
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Emotional Jay Leno Bids Farewell to 'Tonight Show' in Star-Studded Episode

February 07, 2014 03:35:33 GMT

has bid farewell to "Tonight Show" for the second time. On Thursday, February 6, some stars made surprise appearances on his final show, joining announced guests and to pay tribute to the longtime host.
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Sandra Bullock Tearfully Pays Tribute to Jay Leno on 'Tonight Show', Jimmy Kimmel Sends Best Wishes

February 07, 2014 01:57:08 GMT

Only a few episodes are left for on "Tonight Show" and special guests keep coming in to bid farewell to the host. On Wednesday night, February 5, got emotional as she paid tribute to the veteran comedian.
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Jay Leno's Top Joke Target on 'Tonight Show' Is Bill Clinton

February 05, 2014 04:41:42 GMT

Bill Clinton is 's top target for his jokes on "Tonight Show". A list compiled by the Center for Media and Public Affairs reveals that the veteran host, who will soon pass the baton to , has made 4,607 jokes about the 42nd President of the United States.
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Jimmy Fallon Helps Jay Leno 'Pack' on 'Tonight Show'

February 04, 2014 08:08:41 GMT

On Monday, February 3, paid a visit to "" as a guest one last time before he takes over the show as a host. "Jimmy Fallon is here tonight. He's not here to talk - he's helping me pack," introduced his successor.
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Jay Leno Announces Last Guests as Jimmy Fallon Reveals First 'Tonight Show' Guests

January 20, 2014 03:57:04 GMT

is prepping his "Tonight Show" hosting debut as is nearing the end of his reign on the late-night show. Now, both the predecessor and the successor have unveiled the guests for their last episodes and first episode respectively.
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CNN's Jeff Zucker Denies Jay Leno Recruit Rumor

January 11, 2014 05:30:49 GMT

CNN isn't courting to join the network, says Jeff Zucker. At the Television Critics Association winter press tour, the president of CNN Worldwide denied report saying that they're going to hire the veteran late-night host when he passes the baton of NBC's "Tonight Show" to .
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jay Leno to Be Inducted Into TV Hall of Fame

December 17, 2013 07:53:26 GMT

The Television Academy's Hall of Fame Selection Committee has revealed six people who will be inducted into the 23rd Hall of Fame. Announced by Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum, the inductees include four-time Emmy Award-winning actress and late night legend .
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Demi Lovato Debuts New Blue Hair While Performing 'Neon Lights' on Jay Leno's Show

October 04, 2013 05:05:08 GMT

debuted her newly-dyed hair when she visited "" on Wednesday, October 2. The judge of "" rocked blue locks as she delivered the first TV performance of "Neon Lights", her newest single.
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Sharon Osbourne Says Jay Leno Called Her After She Revealed Their Fling

September 11, 2013 03:16:06 GMT

Viewers of "" were surprised when the show's co-host revealed on Monday, September 9 episode of the show that she had short-lived romance with before she got married to . In the next episode, Sharon said that the late-night talk show host called her after the revelation.
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Sharon Osbourne: I Had 'Flingy Wingy' With Jay Leno When I Was 25

September 10, 2013 01:08:40 GMT

revealed on the Monday, September 9 episode of her show "" one thing that not many people knew about. The TV personality, who's been married to for 31 years now, said she once had a fling with comedian before she was married to the rocker.
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NBC Sets Final Date for Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show'

August 10, 2013 05:44:28 GMT

NBC has allegedly set the date for the final episode of "". The 63-year-old comedian will host the late-night talk show for the last time on February 6, 2014, according to sources.
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Report: NBC to Pay Jay Leno $15M to Leave 'Tonight Show' Early

April 04, 2013 08:27:16 GMT

Rumor emerges surrounding 's exit from "The Tonight Show" before his contract expires in September 2014. New York Daily News reports NBC is offering the 62-year-old host $15M to step down from his seat earlier than the initial schedule.
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Official: Jimmy Fallon Will Replace Jay Leno on 'Tonight Show', Jimmy Kimmel Tweets Congratulation

April 04, 2013 02:48:18 GMT

It's official; will take over the reins of "The Tonight Show". Following weeks of speculation about the transition, NBC finally announced on Wednesday, April 3 that Fallon would replace at 11:35 P.M. beginning spring 2014.
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Jimmy Fallon Close to Replace Jay Leno on 'Tonight Show' With New NBC Deal

April 03, 2013 08:20:25 GMT

Speculation about the possible transition on "The Tonight Show" continues with latest report saying that has extended his deal with NBC. According to various sites, the new contract includes a point that says he will replace as the host of "The Tonight Show" some time in the future.
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First Behind-the-Scene Look at 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

April 02, 2013 08:23:28 GMT

Peter Jackson is offering the first look at "". Fans, who could not participate in a livestream event exclusively for the purchasers of "" Blu-ray, can now watch the six-minute excerpt of the March 23 event via a YouTube video.
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Video: Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno Address 'Tonight Show' Switch Rumors With Duet

April 02, 2013 07:39:04 GMT

and prove that there are no hard feelings between them despite reports that the former will take over "The Tonight Show" from the latter. True to their comedic route, the two hosts teamed up for a parody to address the transition rumors.
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Jay Leno Takes Another Jab at NBC

March 21, 2013 09:12:24 GMT

took a shot at NBC's low ratings again. After calling the executives "snakes" a couple days before, the host of "" called the network "extinct" during his opening monologue on the show that aired on Wednesday, March 20.
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Jay Leno and NBC's Boss Allegedly Clashing Over Ratings Jokes

March 16, 2013 05:47:52 GMT

might be in a feud with NBC entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt. The host of "" reportedly angered the network's exec after poking fun at NBC's ratings struggles and its dropping ranking.
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NBC Reportedly Preparing for Jay Leno's Exit

March 04, 2013 08:44:30 GMT

might end his stint as "The Tonight Show" host in 2014. Reports spread like wild fire that NBC will announce in May that the 2013-2014 television season will be the last for the veteran host as the network is said to be eyeing younger comedian to take over the spot currently vacated by Leno, planning a soft launch in the summer of 2014 before a formal kick-off in the fall.
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