Tag: Jay Leno
In April, it was announced that Jimmy Fallon would be taking over hosting duties on “The Tonight Show” after Jay Leno vacates in 2014. Now, it has been announced that Fallon’s successor is going to be Seth Meyers! They couldn’t have picked a better, more suitable guy for the job.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said, “We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation. His years at SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’ desk, not to mention being head writer of the show for many seasons, helped him hone a topical brand of comedy that is perfect for the Late Night franchise.”
Lorne Michaels said, “Since 1982, there have been three Late Night hosts starting with David Letterman, and Seth couldn’t be in better company.”
Seth joked, “I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car. 12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice.”
What do you think of Seth Meyers taking over for Jimmy Fallon? Share your thoughts with us below!
Charlie Sheen looks at Lindsay Lohan and sees the person that he used to be. Certainly, he has offered his help to her before. He has said that he wants to be her mentor and has coughed up some dough in order to keep her from facing legal issues. Charlie really wants to be Lindsay’s friend.
When he bailed her out of trouble with the IRS, he gave her a check for $100,000 to pay half of her debt. Since, he provided her with a dress AND a stylist for the most recent amFAR event. That was a dress that she happened to hack up in half. Still, even after he helped her, the only thing he wanted was a “thank you” and had to wait and wait for that. Afterward, he gave her a job working on his new show “Anger Management”. Then, she ended up making off with some jewelry from the set of the show, which she ended up having to pay for.
Since, Charlie appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” where he spoke of the soon-to-be rehabbing actress. Read all about his interview HERE. Afterward, come back and let us know your thoughts on Lindsay’s antics!
Did you hear that, folks? Jay Leno is finally throwing in the towel on “The Tonight Show”. He is turning over the reins to the show to veteran talk show funny man Jimmy Fallon. Finally, a host that we can actually get behind!
Jay took over the show from Johnny Carson back in 1992, and eventually turned it over to Conan O’Brien in 2009. Shortly thereafter, he ousted Coco and returned to the show. That move has left a bad taste in a lot of his viewers’ mouths, so we are holding out hope that he doesn’t give a repeat performance to Jimmy this time around.
The Hollywood Reporter has more of the nifty details:
Jay Leno will conclude his 22-year run headlining Tonight in spring of next year, at which point the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon host will move up an hour to the 11:35 p.m. slot. The move also will see Tonight return to 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, where it will be executive produced by Fallon’s former Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels.
“Congratulations, Jimmy,” said Leno. “I hope you’re as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you’re the old guy. If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.”
The announcement comes just one month after The Hollywood Reporter revealed NBC was preparing an exit plan for Leno. THR further reported on Tuesday that Fallon had signed the Tonight deal and that Saturday Night Live stalwart Seth Meyers is being eyed as his Late Night replacement.
Will you tune in to watch “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon”? It has a nice ring to it, no?
Reality star Kim Kardashian appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” where she talked of getting bullied in the media for being “fat” and how her baby with rapper Kanye West was an accident.
Of the media bullies, she said, “I think it’s a little bully-ish to call a pregnant woman fat. I mean what do you expect? I’ve always been curvy. I’ve always embraced my curves. I have the rest of my life to be skinny and to lose weight.”
With regard to their bundle of joy, Jay asked, “I know you are organized, was it a surprise?”
She replied, “It was a pleasant surprise. Yes, it wasn’t really planned.”
Of their possible baby names, the name North has popped up in the media quite a bit. Apparently that hasn’t made the KimYe list whatsoever. She said, “You know what name I do like but it probably won’t be on? I like Easton. Easton West? I think that’s cute.”
Jay asked, “Now Easton would be a boy’s name, correct?”
She added, “You never know. Boys names are good for girls. I think it’s cute.”
What do you think they should name their baby? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Jay Leno must have heard the rumors that he was gearing up to get replaced with Jimmy Fallon by the head honchos over at NBC, because he doubled down on the funny — twice in one night! ZING!
During his monologue, he took the opportunity to nail it to the network TWICE!
He said, “Doctors in Canada were shocked after pulling a three-inch knife blade from the back of a 32-year old man. The knife had been in there for three years! Imagine that, the guy had a knife in his back for three years. He must’ve worked at NBC too. I was stunned by that.”
Afterward, he joked, “Have you heard about this alleged feud that I’m having with NBC? I think it’s going to be OK. This is real: I had dinner last night with a bunch of NBC executives. To make it up to me, what they did, they are sending my wife and I on an all expenses paid Carnival cruise. How about that? So it looks like it’s going to be OK. Fantastic!”
At the end of next year, it’s being rumored that Jay will be replaced by Jimmy. As much of a stranger he is to comedy, these last few days, he’s had a few zingers. Who knew?!?
What do you think should happen with Jay Leno? Should he be replaced by Jimmy Fallon? Should they wait until the end of next year to give him the boot? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below!
As we’ve previously reported, Jimmy Fallon might be looking to fill Jay Leno’s shoes on “The Tonight Show” as its official host for the 2013-14 season. Be that as it may, but it leaves a void in the late night spot for the network. Enter Howard Stern….possibly!
Even for late night, it’s hard to imagine he’ll be tame enough for network TV. After it leaked last week that Jimmy Fallon is likely to take Jay Leno’s 11:30 p.m. time slot in 2014, new rumors are abounding as to who will take Fallon’s late-show spot. One of the rumored contenders? Shock jock Howard Stern. A source at NBC tells the New York Post that Stern is seriously being considered for the gig. Stern’s agent and NBC have so far declined to comment on the rumor.
“Page Six” reports that anything regarding Howard taking the soon-to-be open late night slot is being kept hush hush:
His agent, Don Buchwald, says he won’t comment on clients, and NBC’s new head of late night, Doug Vaughan — an old friend and former colleague — has literally gone radio-silent.
We would love it if Howard Stern had his own spot on late night television. What do you think? Hit the comments with your thoughts!
Hat tip: Scottie and Chris Z.
Is Jimmy Fallon going to be replacing Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show” for the 2013-14 season? If so, it wouldn’t be because he [Leno] really wants to step down. Of course, we all remember how Leno did Conan O’Brien when he tried to step down the first time back in 2010. A short while later after his show tanked in the ratings, he insisted that he take the reins back over from Conan.
Now, it appears that Jay might be replaced against his own will. Reportedly, Jimmy Fallon will be announced as the new host of the show in the summer. A source close to the situation said that the network wanted to bring Jimmy Fallon in to combat Jimmy Kimmel’s move to the 11:35PM time slot.
A source said, “The more time Jimmy Kimmel is in that slot, the more the young audience goes that way, the harder it is for [Fallon] to keep that audience.”
Another source revealed, “Kimmel has done extremely well. Jay wins overall, but on any given night, it’s neck-and-neck in 18-49. I understand where they might have fear and also feel that they own the solution [in Fallon].”
Which late night host do you prefer to watch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
“Fashion Star” mentor Jessica Simpson appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” last night to discuss her second pregnancy with fiance Eric Johnson. She called her second pregnancy unexpected after having only given birth to her first child in May.
When speaking of her wedding, she said, “We’ve had two different wedding dates, but he keeps knocking me up. We’re doing it very backwards, I know. I’ll just keep my legs crossed, I guess, this time. Apparently it was part of God’s plan for my life.”
When she learned that she was pregnant again, she said, “I was extremely shocked. Because I was going through a lot of hormonal changes, trying to get back to the old, vibrant Jessica. You know, it was kind of like a one-night stand. And it happened, all over again!”
In speaking of her first pregnancy, she said, “I was really happy to be pregnant and I didn’t ever step on the scale. I didn’t realize you could gain that much weight that quickly.”
Somewhere in the world Conan O’Brien is having a chuckle as Jay Leno’s problems with “The Tonight Show” keep piling up. According to the latest gossip news, the show has had some pretty big setbacks. Twenty staffers from the show have just been handed their pink slips.
In addition to the staffers who lost their jobs, Jay has also had to take a big pay cut in order to stay on the show. Comcast handed down the decision to fire the staff of twenty workers while NBC is trying to “assess the value of their investment”.
Prior to the shakeup at the network, Jay was receiving a whopping $30 million per year as a salary for hosting the show. He was said to have tried saving as many jobs as he possibly could. Previously, Jay spoke of banking his “Tonight Show” salary and living off his pay from personal appearances.
Do you think Jay should’ve gone the extra mile in order to save the twenty staffers who lost their jobs? Does anyone here really watch his show anymore? What do you think?
It has never been a secret that Mel Gibson has an anger management problem, but he appeared on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on Friday to discuss his ongoing feud with screenwriter Joe Eszterhas. Since the scandal first broke, Mel has kept mum on the subject of his temper, but he joked with the talk show host, “Maybe you don’t know this about me, but I’ve got a little bit of a temper.”
Gibson revealed that he was upset that his former pal recorded his tirade during a vacation at his Costa Rican home. Eszterhas released the rant, of which his son recorded using his iPhone. This followed Eszterhas reprimanding the actor for his behavior in front of his son. Previously, Eszterhas wrote a letter criticizing Gibson for being an anti-Semite. Gibson retorted by claiming that Eszterhas was just upset that Warner Brothers turned down his Maccabees script.
Gibson told the talk show host, “Has it really come to the place where you can’t blow off steam in your own home, even if you’re justified? If he put half as much time and effort and creativity and imagination into a screenplay, which he was supposed to write, as he did into that letter, we wouldn’t be having this conversation… It’s kind of like you build a house, you hire a guy to put a roof on it, he comes over and eats lunch and talks about the roof, and then you get rained on all night. Wouldn’t you be kind of peeved?”