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Jay Leno's Final 'Tonight Show' Hits Series High in 15 Years

February 08, 2014 10:02:30

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.

It was the fourth highest-rated for "" all time, sitting behind the post-"Cheers" finale episode (22.4 million viewers in 1993), Leno's debut (16.1 million viewers in 1992, ) and the post-"Seinfeld" finale episode (15 million viewers in 1998).

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Emotional Jay Leno Bids Farewell to 'Tonight Show' in Star-Studded Episode

February 07, 2014 10:02:33

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.

After a sit-down with Crystal, the likes of , , , , Chris Paul and surprised Leno with a rendition of "Sound of Music" parody. "So long, farewell, tonight I told my folks," Kim sang, "and now, I won't be the butt of Leno's jo-okes." Black continued, "So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye. If Fallon tanks, you'll be back here next year."

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Sandra Bullock Tearfully Pays Tribute to Jay Leno on 'Tonight Show', Jimmy Kimmel Sends Best Wishes

February 07, 2014 08:02:08

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.

Leno was praising the Oscar-winning actress when she told him that she had something to say. "I'm going to start crying," she said, holding back tears. "You've always been so kind. That's saying a lot in this business, because we like to be mean," she began singing praise to Leno.

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Jay Leno's Top Joke Target on 'Tonight Show' Is Bill Clinton

February 05, 2014 11:02:42

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.

"Leno jokes about powerful people and he jokes about scandals. Bill Clinton is both," says Robert Lichter, the director of the Center for Media and Public Affairs and the author of upcoming book "Politics is a Joke: How TV Comedians are Remaking Political Life".

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Jimmy Fallon Helps Jay Leno 'Pack' on 'Tonight Show'

February 04, 2014 03:02:41

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.

After some small talk and teasing Fallon about his Men's Health cover, Leno asked the "" alum, "Are you going to take some of your bits from 'Late Night' to the 'Tonight Show'?" Fallon replied, "Yes! Whatever works," adding that "Thank You Notes" would be one of them.

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Entire 'Tonight Show with Jay Leno' Staff Will Be Laid Off

February 01, 2014 08:02:14

NBCUniversal will lay off the entire "" staff as will take over the show and move the studio from California to New York City. A company spokesperson says that it notified the California Employment Development Department last December that it would eliminate the positions.

"We have encouraged those 164 employees to take a look at jobs throughout the company and apply for them," the spokesperson tells The Wrap. They may apply for available positions in New York City at "".

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Jay Leno's Blindsided by First 'Tonight Show' Exit, Won't Do Another Late-Night Show

January 25, 2014 10:01:47

will appear on CBS' "60 Minutes" this weekend, discussing his past and impending exits from "The Tonight Show". "I was blindsided... [NBC executives said], 'You're out,' and I went 'okay,' " he tells Steve Kroft about being replaced by in 2009 in an interview that will air Sunday, January 26 at 7/6c.

"You know, you have a girl (who) says, 'I don't want to see you anymore.' Why? You know, she doesn't want to see you anymore, OK?" he explains, adding that he "didn't quite understand" why people portrayed him as the bad guy when NBC dumped O'Brien. "I never chose to answer any of those things or make fun of any other people involved," he argues, "It's not my way."

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Jay Leno Announces Last Guests as Jimmy Fallon Reveals First 'Tonight Show' Guests

January 20, 2014 10:01:04

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.

Leno will open his last week on "Tonight Show" with the next host himself, Fallon, as the guest on Monday, February 3. Veteran comedienne is also booked for the said outing, marking her 19th appearance on the show.

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NBC Sets Final Date for Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show'

August 10, 2013 12:08:28

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.

"Tonight Show" executive producer Debbie Vickers reportedly made the announcement Friday, August 7 to employees of the show. Words are, the show's staffers will be paid through end of September 2014, when 's contract with NBC expires.

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Video: Kristin Chenoweth Parodies Anthony Weiner Sexting Scandal With 'Popular'

August 01, 2013 10:08:58

has some advice to Anthony Weiner which she shared to public when stopping by "" on Tuesday, July 30. The Broadway star sang a "Popular" parody to teach the former U.S. representative how to become popular in a right way.

Rewriting the lyrics of the song from her musical play "Wicked", the petite actress mocked the politician who was recently hit with another sexting scandal, more than a year after retiring from Congress following the same issue. "You will be popular, the right kind of popular/ I'll teach you to zip your fly, you won't be that guy with a camera down his pants," she sang.

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Official: Jimmy Fallon Will Replace Jay Leno on 'Tonight Show', Jimmy Kimmel Tweets Congratulation

April 04, 2013 09:04:18

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.

"We are purposefully making this change when Jay is #1, just as Jay replaced Johnny Carson when he was #1," said Steve Burke, Chief Executive Officer of NBCUniversal. "Jimmy Fallon is a unique talent and this is his time. I'm thrilled he will become the sixth host of 'The Tonight Show' at exactly the right moment, in conjunction with our coverage of next year's Winter Olympic Games from Sochi, Russia."

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Jimmy Fallon Close to Replace Jay Leno on 'Tonight Show' With New NBC Deal

April 03, 2013 03:04:25

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.

However, it remains unclear when the switch will take place. Words were, some NBC executives wanted to launch Fallon-hosted "Tonight Show" in February 2014 to take advantage of the promotional platform of the 2014 Winter Olympics, but some others including "Late Night" executive producer Lorne Michaels didn't want to rush the transition.

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Jay Leno Takes Another Jab at NBC

March 21, 2013 04:03:24

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.

"According to several reports, scientists say they are getting closer and closer to being able to do 'Jurassic Park'-style cloning of extinct species," Leno told his audience. "Imagine that. Things that were once thought to be extinct could be brought back from the dead. So there's hope for NBC. It could turn around."

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'Tonight Show' May Move to New York With Jimmy Fallon, NBCU Debates Transition Timing

March 21, 2013 09:03:23

Speculation about taking over "Tonight Show" is growing wilder with latest report saying that the NBC late-night show will move from Burbank, Calif. back to New York. The show started in 1954 in New York with Steve Allen as host.

While NBC remains mum on the rumored transition, it confirms that it is indeed building a new studio for Fallon in New York, where he hosts his "Late Night" show. The "" alum currently occupies the studio in 30 Rock where Johnny Carson once hosted "Tonight Show" before it moved to Los Angeles in 1972.

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NBC Reportedly Preparing for Jay Leno's Exit

March 04, 2013 03:03:30

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.

According to the sources, with ABC's "" attracting more and more younger audiences at the coveted 11:35 P.M. time slot, "" is looking to be an apt replacement when Leno finally ends his late-night hosting stint.

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Video: Dennis Rodman Gets Emotional Remembering Jerry Buss on 'Tonight Show'

February 19, 2013 03:02:03

got emotional when visiting "" on Monday, February 18. In the wake of Dr. Jerry Buss' death, host asked Rodman about the Lakers owner and the retired professional basketball player couldn't hide his sadness.

"He's just like my dad," Rodman began remembering the late Buss and talking about Buss' role in his life. "And he just -- damn, man, it's like wow," he got choked up and couldn't continue to speak.

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Video: Jay Leno Recreates Go Daddy Ad With the Nerdy Guy

February 08, 2013 02:02:03

Perhaps thought he could have the same luck as the male actor in the Go Daddy Super Bowl ad. Thus, when stopped by his show on Wednesday night, February 6, "" host asked the model if they could recreate the kissing scene in the commercial.

"Sure," the Israel-born beauty responded to his offer. "Pucker up!" she said, and Leno closed his eyes. However, Refaeli then brought in the nerd in the ad, played by Jesse Heiman, to replace her and kiss Leno.

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Jay Leno to Stay on NBC for Two More Years After Budget Cut

September 10, 2012 03:09:35

Though he recently criticized NBC and its parent company Comcast's decision to reduce his late-night show's budget, has no intention to leave the network. In fact, the host of "" has extended his deal with the Peacock for two more years to May 2014.

To Wall Street Journal, NBC's entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt confirmed that Leno agreed to take a 50% pay cut as part of the reduced budget. The 62-year-old comedian now receives around $15 million per year, slashing the show's $100 million annual budget by about 20%.

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Video: Jay Leno Takes a Jab at NBC Over Reduced Budget on 'Tonight Show'

August 22, 2012 11:08:53

made jokes about NBC and its parent company Comcast's decision to reduce his late-night show's budget on a Monday, August 20 episode of "". "Welcome to 'The Tonight Show', or as Comcast calls us ''," he opened his monologue.

He continued addressing the situation, "As you may have heard, our parent company has downsized 'The Tonight Show'. And we've consistently been No. 1 in the ratings. And if you know anything about our network, that kind of thing is frowned upon around here."

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Jay Leno to Take Pay Cut to Save 'Tonight Show' Staffers' Jobs

August 19, 2012 11:08:58

Earlier, it was reported that "" is laying off a couple dozens of staffers as part of a major budget restructuring. The late-night talk show's host has now shown a solidarity by taking a reduction in his paycheck.

Leno's salary is estimated between $25 million to $30 million and he's reportedly willing to go down to $20 million if it would save jobs. "Jay's foremost concern is for the wonderful people who work for 'The Tonight Show,'" Bruce Bobbins, a spokesman for Leno, said in a statement. "He did what was necessary to ensure their well-being." He did not say how much the salary would be reduced.

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Adam Lambert Doing 'Tonight Show' 2.0

February 19, 2010 11:02:18

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