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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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American Idol 10: Winner!

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, FOX, American Idol, Video,

American Idol’s 10th finale opened with all due pomp and circumstance. Ryan Seacrest wore a tuxedo, but black tie was optional for everyone else. More than 122 million votes, a record number, were counted to determine whether Lauren Alaina or Scotty McCreery would become the next American Idol.

The year’s Top 13 performed “Born This Way” to open the night’s festivities, each dressed in white like angels. If only they sounded like angels. To call the number bad would be too nice. But the show would improve vastly from here...

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This Week on TV (2/23-3/1)

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MONDAY 2/23)
  • Chuck (NBC, 8pm):  “Jeff and Lester pester Ellie to hire their music group - called Jeffster! - as her wedding band.” That’s one way to ensure the Macarena won’t be played.
  • Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 9pm):  “Jon and Kate decide to expand their family with the addition of two puppies.” Let’s not give any ideas.
  • 24 (FOX, 9pm):  “Jack and Renee walker pursue Dubaku through the streets of Washington, D.C., with a little cyber help from Chloe.” If Bauer switched to Verizon, he could have a whole network working for him.
  • True Beauty (ABC, 10pm):  Season finale. “A winner is named after an intimate interview with editor Jess Cagle tests contestants’ inner beauty and a seminude photo shoot tests their outer beauty.” The finalists will be graded on a curve and their curves.

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Alba, Leachman to Join Jack Black on The Office

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, The Office,

Cloris LeachmanJessica Alba

Although most shows would be perfectly happy with just two seconds of Jack Black, is not letting its Super Bowl year go to waste.

On February 1st, a list of stars will be making cameos on a rare Sunday installment of The Office. Joining a previously announced Black will be actresses Jessica Alba and Cloris Leachman.

In the special post-game episode, several employees of Dunder Mifflin will attempt to download a bootlegged movie during work hours. (The title of the show is appropriately titled “Stress Relief.”) Jack, Jessica and Cloris will all be featured in that film.

Football fans will also get an added bonus. That installment of will run a full hour.

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Jack Black to Get Some Office Work Done

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, The Office, Gossip,

Jack Black

Singer/actor will make an appearance on The Office, enjoying a rather cushy spot on the schedule: he’ll be on right after the Super Bowl. It’s a tough act to follow, but somehow I think Black can pull it off.

The episode, titled “Stress Relief,” will originally air on February 1 and involve a bootlegged movie. How will Black factor in? So far, the network is giving any details.

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American Idol: Season Seven Winner Announced

David Cook and David Archuleta

The seventh season of culminated last night in a spectacular, two-hour grand finale event. The fans, the fanfare, the Davids - it was a truly great show.

The men of the hours, Davids Archuleta and Cook, appeared in white for the opening sequence. announced that the winner of the contest secured 56% of the vote. More than 96 million votes were logged, a record-breaking number, but of course voters had four hours after Tuesday’s performance (instead of the usual two) to make their wishes known.

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Lindsay Lohan Going Small Screen…for Good?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Prime Time, ABC, Gossip,

Lindsay Lohan will soon make potential waves when she appears on Ugly Betty. In fact, TV could become a new career for this former party girl. As things stand, she doesn’t have a whole lot going on with her Hollywood career path.

Earlier Lohan news touted the actress’s involvement with Manson Girls, a much-anticipated flick about the serial killer, and Ye Old Times, a Jack Black comedy. The latest news reports, however, claim that Lohan is no longer involved with either project.

One report says Lohan was dropped from Girls when no other high-profile actress would work with her, but Lindsay’s people claim “scheduling conflicts” were the cause. Making a guest appearance on a sitcom takes a lot of time, people.

Lindsay Lohan will actually make an appearance in six episodes of Betty, which could lead to something more concrete in television. The lighthearted family fun of sitcoms may be just the thing to restore Lohan’s image in the public eye, and hopefully the rest of her career.

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Jon Stewart Hosting Autism Benefit

Jon Stewart As if you need more proof that Jon Stewart is a good guy… The Daily Show anchor will be hosting an upcoming autism benefit event, titled Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education. Too many stars indeed. Tune in to Comedy Central on October 15th at 8:00 p.m. to see Bob Odenkirk, Adam Sandler, Jack Black, David Cross, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ricky Gervais, Will Ferrell, Norm MacDonald, Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Mike Myers, Amy Poehler, Ben Stiller, Stephen Colbert and Paul Rudd (among others). I’m practically salivating at the thought of the entertainment factor. And all for charity too, benefiting autism education and research programs—what could be better? The benefit will air live from New York City’s Beacon Theater on Comedy Central, with a live simulcast on comedycentral.com. Tune in for this special event.

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Jack Black to Host MTV Video Music Awards

Posted by Wendy Michaels Categories: Award Shows, Music, Cable, Video,

Jack Black Good news for you Jack Black fans—Jack will be hosting the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, airing on August 31st. Said Black of his hosting gig, “Prepare yourself for a rip snortin’ humdinger.” Ah, I love a good quote, and Jack seems to sum up all of the goodness in one small quip. The awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall in New York and will include performances by Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Panic! at the Disco and Ludacris. MTV President Christina Norman had her own succinct quote about Black’s hosting credentials, stating he is the “perfect mix of comedy, rock, irreverence and star power.” Black has been in a string of films, including School of Rock and the more recent release, Nacho Libre. His band, Tenacious D, will have a semi-autobiographical film coming out on November 17th. If you are a Jack Black fan, check out his work with Tenacious D—some absolutely hilarious stuff, although not for the faint of heart. I admit some of the content makes me blush, but I can still laugh through the embarrassment.

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