Comedian and impersonator Fred Travalena died Sunday afternoon after a seven-year battle with cancer. He was 66.
Conan O’Brien kicked off his new gig on "The Tonight Show" with a mad cross-country dash from New York to Los Angeles, seemingly forgetting the last item on his check list — "Move to LA." So started the latest round of silliness for the fifth host of NBC’s venerable late night television franchise. “I’ve timed this moment perfectly,” O’Brien deadpanned in his opening monologue. “I’m on a last-place network, I moved to a state that’s bankrupt, and tonight’s show is sponsored by General Motors.” This version of “The Tonight Show” harkens back a generation in style and appearance to Johnny Carson’s version
You’d think someone who lasted 17 years as host of a television program in this day and age — particularly a show as venerable as NBC’s "Tonight Show" — would be receiving praise and honor. Not so Jay Leno, whose final “Tonight Show” is Friday. “Without fail, Leno’s show fills an hour and kills an hour,” wrote The Associated Press’ Frazier Moore in a recent column on Leno’s “Tonight” legacy.
Jay Leno plans "something really unusual and different" when he hands over "The Tonight Show" to Conan O’Brien on May 29, 17 years after Johnny Carson left the hosting duties to him. But don’t expect an emotional final show, since Leno and most of his staff are just moving across the NBC lot to produce a nightly prime time show debuting in September. The traditional desk, chair and guest sofa probably won’t follow Leno to his 10 p.m.
TV talk show host Jay Leno fell ill and checked himself into a Los Angeles, California, hospital Thursday, his representative said. Tracy St.
In a quick and clearly unscripted moment, President Obama exhibited the power of words during his history-making visit Thursday with Jay Leno. While joking on The Tonight Show about his bowling prowess (during last year’s campaign trail he shamefully scored 37 in a game), Obama said he’d been practicing at the White House lanes and boasted to Leno, “I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics or something.” The comment during the taping of the show prompted Obama to pick up the phone on Air Force One and call Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver to preemptively apologize for the remark before it hit television screens.
President Barack Obama continued a two-day campaign-style swing through California Thursday, announcing the distribution of $145 million in new Housing and Urban Development funds at a town hall meeting in Los Angeles. The funds, which will target those communities hardest hit by the home foreclosure crisis, “will be used to buy up and rehabilitate vacant and foreclosed homes, and resell those homes with affordable mortgages, (as well as) to provide mortgage assistance and rehabilitation loans for low-income and middle-income families,” Obama said to an enthusiastic crowd at the Miguel Contreras Learning Center
Laugh and the whole world laughs with you. Give out free tickets and the whole world will come. Comedian Jay Leno has added a second show after tickets were given away Monday for the first installment of “Jay’s Comedy Stimulus Plan” for the unemployed in Detroit, Michigan.
Comedian Jay Leno’s plan to hold a free concert for the jobless of Detroit, Michigan, drew criticism from a politician in the city. Detroit City Councilwoman Martha Reeves likes the idea, but she said the “Tonight Show” host needs to change the location.