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Conan O’Brien Still Rivals with Jay Leno

Jay Leno and Conan O'BrienConan O'Brien admits that the feud between him and Jay Leno remains fierce.

The bitter rivalry began in earnest in 2010 when, barely six months after replacing Leno as host of The Tonight Show, Conan was ousted from the show. "In some ways, that was more intense than Jay versus Dave [Letterman]. It felt like the younger guard [supporting Conan] against the old guard [Leno]. People were having rallies, making videos slamming NBC, and NBC was thinking, 'How is Conan doing this?' I was being credited as a genius when I didn't have the slightest idea who these people were," Conan told ShortList magazine.

Conan - who now hosts a new self-titled talk show - added that some of his most ardent fans even went so far as to get a tattoo as a show of support. He was, however, quick to point out that he didn't necessarily appreciate the gesture. "They've tattooed my face on their body. I always feel like, 'Look, I'll pay to have that removed,'" the talk show host added.


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Jay Leno Says Goodbye to ‘Tonight Show’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Late Night, Talk Shows, NBC, News,

Jay LenoJay Leno has filmed his last ever episode of The Tonight Show.

The TV host wrapped filming on the chat show last night after over 20 years at its helm last night and fought back tears as he thanked viewers for their loyalty. "Boy this is the hard part... The first year of this show I lost my mom; the second year I lost my dad. Then my brother died and after that I was pretty much out of family. The folks here became my family. When people say to me, 'Hey, why don't you go to ABC, why don't you go to Fox?' - [but] I didn't know anybody over there. These are the only people I know," he said towards the end of the show.

The 63-year-old funny man was joined by a galaxy of stars for his last ever broadcast at the Burbank Studios in California, including Kim Kardashian and Billy Crystal, who led everyone in a comedic rendition of The Sound of Music's So Long, Farewell along with Jack Black, The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons and chat show legend Oprah Winfrey, who warbled the line "you really raised the bar if you were me you'd buy them all a car." Sheryl Crow came out at the end to finish the song.

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Quote of the Day: Miley Cyrus’ Advice to Justin Bieber

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Music, Television, Meltdowns, Features,

Miley Cyrus on 'The Tonight Show' Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus

"You've got a lot of money... Pay people to make sure you don't get in trouble, and party at your house. Buy a house, and add a club to it."

- While on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Miley Cyrus gives her friend Justin Bieber some sound advice, in light of the legal issues surrounding him these days.

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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Jay Leno “Blindsided” by ‘Tonight Show’ Boot

Jay LenoJay Leno says he was "blindsided" when he was asked to leave The Tonight Show.

The 63 -year-old talk show host felt like he had been dumped by a girlfriend during his spat with NBC producers, who announced in 2004 that he would be leaving the show and replaced him with Conan O'Brien four years later.

During an interview with 60 Minutes set to air Sunday, Jay recalled, "I was blindsided ... [NBC executives said] 'You're out...' and I went, 'OK.' You know, you have a girl [who] says, 'I don't want to see you any more.' 'Why?' 'You know, she doesn't want to see you any more, OK?'"

Jay - who was later given his own primetime series The Jay Leno Show, which aired from September 2009 to February 2010 - believes he was unfairly deemed a villain when NBC asked him to resume his role on The Tonight Show to replace Conan, who quit after seven months following poor ratings. "I didn't quite understand that, but I never chose to answer any of those things or make fun of any other people involved, it's not my way," he said.


Jay Leno’s Final Guests Announced

Jay LenoJay Leno will be joined by Billy Crystal for his final show.

The 63-year-old talk show host will step down from The Tonight Show on February 6 after almost 22 years and will mark the occasion by interviewing the actor, who was the first guest when he made his debut on the program in May 1992.

Country music superstar Garth Brooks will perform on the final show, while his successor Jimmy Fallon - who takes over on February 17 - will appear on February 3 for a for a "passing of the baton."

Though Jay's future is uncertain when he leaves the show, network NBC are keen to keep his services. "I'm hoping we will enter into a new relationship with him and keep his home on NBC... I would love him to do specials with us and other shows he could host. We're being very respectable of him and not pushing that agenda too hard," NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the presenter is "highly unlikely" to stay with NBC and is currently meeting with other networks.


Barbara Walters Forgives Lindsay Lohan

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Daytime, Late Night, Talk Shows, ABC, NBC, Gossip, News,

Barbara WaltersBarbara Walters has forgiven Lindsay Lohan for pulling out of their scheduled interview.

The Liz & Dick actress was due to chat to her friend about her latest movie on November 16, but cancelled and instead agreed to do interviews with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, Good Morning America and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon leaving Barbara very "disappointed: about being snubbed, but the 20/20 host has now forgiven the 26-year-old star after she apologized on TV.

Speaking to Jay Leno last night, Lindsay said she cancelled her sit down with Barbara because the timing "wasn't right, right now." She explained, "I love her, I'm a big fan of Barbara Walters. So when it's right, she knows she'll be the first person I sit down with."

The troubled actress's new PR team were said to have cancelled the interview because they feared it would focus too much on her personal problems, including her father's attempted intervention last month and her current legal issues amid reports her probation will be revoked this week.

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The Situation: Top 10

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Television,

SituationWhat’s the biggest comic book coming out this year? Is it Before Watchmen? AvsX? My Little Pony? Nope, the most exciting news out of comics this year is that The Situation, the gym-tan-laundry rehabbing co-star of Jersey Shore, is putting out his own comic book, called, simply, The Situation.

Not many details have been released about it yet, other than that fell behind schedule. After debuting his comic in September on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Situation will show it off at Wizard World Austin on October 27.

Our imbedded industry spies have revealed to Comix 411 that a number of new characters will be making their first appearance in the first issue. How many? At least 10 (coindence... or not?) Here, then, are the Top 10 new characters featured in The Situation’s upcoming comic:

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Liam Hemsworth’s Romantic Proposal

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Music, Television, Engagements,

Miley Cyrus on 'The Tonight Show'

Miley Cyrus has opened up about fiance Liam Hemsworth's romantic spontaneous proposal. The 19-year-old "Can't Be Tamed" singer - who got engaged to the 22-year-old The Hunger Games actor last June - revealed he popped the question after she treated him to an intimate performance of one of his favorite songs "Look What They've Done To My Song" by Melanie Safka in their backyard.

"About twenty minutes after that song - that's one of Liam's favorite songs - he asked me to marry him, like, twenty minutes later so while I was singing that I had no idea and he's sitting there and I'm like he's looking at me funny and then I know," she told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.

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Acura, Cadillac, Honda, and Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial sneak peeks

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Transportation, Videos,

It’s that time of the year where we can freely get down on junk food, trash talk, and look forward to the commercials just as much as the big game. We're talking about the Super Bowl (oh, and don't forget to enter our Big Game Giveaway!) Each year millions upon millions are dumped on commercials for mere marketing purposes.

Without a doubt, Volkswagen had one of the most successful commercials last year (see video after the jump to jog your memory) and is aiming to repeat its success again this year staying with the Star Wars theme. However, Volkswagen is not the only one fighting for airtime during the big game. Honda, Acura, and Cadillac have aired their Super Bowl commercials early this year and I want to focus your attention on the creativity of the ads.

Manufacturers know that millions will be watching the game on the 5th, and one would think that they would put effort into creating an entertaining commercial. Well one would think, but that’s not always the case. Let’s take a look at the Cadillac ATS spot, above.

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Ben Affleck Isn’t Sure About Having a Boy

Jennifer Garner on Jay Leno

Jennifer Garner says husband Ben Affleck isn't "sure" if he wants a son.

The actress is currently pregnant with the couple's third child and while the actor initially wanted their two daughters to have a baby brother, now he isn't convinced. "I would have thought [he wanted a boy]. At first I think I really thought so. And then he kind of said, 'Well, we have girls. We know how to do girls. My girls love me. I'm the big guy in the house.' So, now I'm not sure," she told Jay Leno.

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