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VIDEO: Jay Leno Explains Reuniting with David Letterman

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As many of us Facebook users know, a friend request - even one from someone you haven’t seen in 18 years - is hard to turn down. So it’s easy to understand why Jay Leno would agree to work with David Letterman on their recent Super Bowl commercial.

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Conan Envisioned for Letterman, Leno Super Bowl Commercial

If Jay Leno is willing to share his program with Jimmy Kimmel, we shouldn’t be surprised to see him in a Late Show spot…right?

Those not distracted during last night’s game were probably caught off guard by a commercial that only lasted 15 seconds. David Letterman, Oprah and Leno all on the same couch together? WTF?

According to Late Show producer Rob Burnett, the idea for the promo came from Letterman himself. The shoot, which was done in secret at the Ed Sullivan Theatre, came together quickly within the past two weeks. Sadly, audiences missed on a possible fourth guest.

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VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Claims He was Sucker-Punched by Leno

You really didn’t think Jimmy Kimmel would let Jay Leno have the last word, did ya?

During yesterday’s sit-down with Oprah Winfrey, former/new Tonight Show host Jay Leno addressed a number of topics including the zinger he made about David Letterman, the phone call he hasn’t made to Conan O’Brien and the huge paychecks from NBC he doesn’t even need to cash. He also talked about being embarrassed by Jimmy Kimmel on his own show.

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Jay Leno to Sit Down with Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey and Jay Leno

Now that Conan O’Brien’s left NBC, it’s ‘s time to warm up the audience.

Later this week, the old/new Tonight Show host will do his first one-on-one interview since Conan’s finale last Friday. , who is a close friend with Jay, flew to Los Angeles to pre-tape the chat.

Although Winfrey’s people have also extended an invitation to O’Brien, it’s not known whether he’ll eventually do his own daytime sit-down.

Leno’s interview is scheduled to air on Thursday.

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Sunday Ratings: Eagles Sack the President

As nice as Christmas must be in the White House, the action is clearly on the gridiron. Despite cheerful numbers for Oprah’s primetime special, the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants was easily the night’s top contender.

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This Week on TV (12/7-12/13)

Lady Gaga and Barbara Walters

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MONDAY (12/7)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Marshall finds a letter he wrote when he was young, and it has a dramatic effect on him.” Up until then, he had completely forgotten all about Sarah Marshall.
  • Cake Boss (TLC, 9pm):  “The crew makes a holiday-themed cake for a drag queen.” The holiday? Cher’s birthday.
  • Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food, 10pm):  “Guy Fieri visits North Pole, Alaska, for a taste of local Christmas favorites, including holiday ham with wild Alaskan cranberries; Reindeer hoagies; and “Santa” burgers.” For this trip, Fieri will be joined by a special guest: The Grinch.

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VIDEO: Tearful Oprah Announces Decision

This is how you make an anti-climatic statement.

After waiting until the very end of today’s broadcast to formally announce her already-leaked decision, Oprah Winfrey offered very little to her audience (aside from tears) that we haven’t already heard. Although she said she wanted to the viewers to hear the message “directly” from her, she never once did end the “conjecture” or “speculation” about her future.

Is it possible the talk show has no idea what she’ll be doing two years from now? Is she simply going to take a break and just go with the flow? Well, considering she’s in the process of starting , that’s highly doubtful. Besides—who’s going to keep Gayle King employed?

You can read Oprah’s full statement after the jump.

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The Oprah Winfrey Show to End in 2011

Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman

It looks as if 25 will be Oprah Winfrey’s lucky number.

In a meeting with her staff members today, Winfrey officially announced that her daytime talk show will turn off the lights in two years. That same news will be delivered on her program tomorrow. The 2011 end date means will close after celebrating its silver anniversary.

This decision comes after weeks of increased speculation about her future. It has been rumored for some time that Oprah would simply take the show out of syndication and bring in to OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

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Sneak Peek: Sarah Palin’s Interview with Oprah

Carrie Prejean, take notes. This is how your “hero” Sarah Palin addresses difficult questions.

Based on snippets released, it appears the long-awaited interview between Oprah Winfrey and the former Alaskan governor was a lot less tense than some may have feared. The chat, which covered a number of topics, will air one day before Palin’s book, Going Rogue, is released.

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Oprah Snags Sarah Palin Interview

Oprah Winfrey and Sarah Palin

Oh what a difference a year makes.

Two of the biggest female names of 2008 will finally be sitting down for a chat in 2009. Mark your calendars: November 16 will be the date has her first one-on-one with Oprah Winfrey.

Before last November’s elections, Oprah - who publicly endorsed - had been accused of showing favoritism because she chose not to welcome the VP candidate on her show. Winfrey’s reason? She didn’t want to use her program as a political platform. (Although President Obama had been a guest on her program, his appearances came before he decided to run for office.) Unfortunately, Oprah’s explanation didn’t satisfy many of her female fans.

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