February 24, 2013 11:42 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama says she's eyeing another job in 2016 and, contrary to speculation, it doesn't involve running for public office. During her first appearance on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," the host asked her Friday to consider a Michelle-Hillary ticket for president in 2016. The latter is... more »
October 22, 2012 12:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will be sitting down with Jay Leno on the set of "The Tonight Show" Wednesday, less than two weeks before Election Day. NBC says Wednesday night's appearance will be Obama's fifth on "The Tonight Show," his third since he became president. Obama has been... more »
April 28, 2012 3:10 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Republican Rick Santorum discontinued his bid to become president this year, but he's earned a trip to Jay Leno's couch. "The Tonight Show" announced Friday that the former Pennsylvania senator will appear on Leno's Burbank stage on May 8. It will be his first appearance on... more »
July 9, 2011 4:42 PM
Stand-up comedian and late night talk show host for NBC Jay Leno is set to perform a free show for military families Saturday night at the Mountain Post's Special Events Center at 7:30 p.m.
This is part of the "Tour for the Troops," which is an Air Force Reserve-sponsored... more »
June 18, 2011 4:11 PM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno is bringing his Tour for the Troops to Fort Carson.
The tour's website says Leno will perform July 9 at the Fort Carson Special Events Center.
The show is free for all military ID-holders, but seating is limited... more »
April 26, 2011 1:28 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan can count a "Tonight Show" studio audience among her boosters.
In an appearance taped to air on the talk show Tuesday, Lohan received a standing ovation from the studio audience, according to a person connected with the show.
"Tonight" host Jay... more »
April 24, 2010 11:06 AM
Presidents have had their indulgences - Ronald Reagan loved jellybeans and Bill Clinton binged at McDonald's. What's President Barack Obama's weak spot? Pie. Obama's senior adviser, David Axelrod, tells Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" Friday that the president was forced to "separate" from the White House pastry chef to... more »
April 14, 2010 1:11 PM
NBC announced Wednesday it has named Emmy Award nominee Rickey Minor as the new music director of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Current music director Kevin Eubanks announced on the April 12 show that he is stepping down from the #1 late-night series.
Minor is expected to make... more »
March 31, 2010 10:42 AM
A new front is about to open in the late-night war between Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno: the battle for Emmy love.
While probably a longshot, there's at least the possibility that the TV Academy this summer could end up nominating NBC's "The Tonight Show" twice in the outstanding... more »
March 14, 2010 9:11 AM
After a smashing return, Jay Leno appears headed to a battle with David Letterman for late-night television supremacy.
The Nielsen Co. says Leno averaged 5.6 million viewers last week, his first back at NBC's "The Tonight Show" following the ill-fated prime time experiment. Letterman had 3.7 million at CBS.... more »
March 3, 2010 9:50 AM
Sarah Palin says she's going to play Tina Fey in an upcoming Las Vegas show.
The former Republican vice presidential nominee turned into a standup comic on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" Tuesday, dropping one-liners about the White House, Congress and Fey - the "Saturday Night Live"... more »
March 2, 2010 11:32 AM
Nielsen says Jay Leno got a warm welcome from viewers with his return on Monday to "The Tonight Show." Preliminary Nielsen Co. ratings from 56 metered markets across the nation give NBC's "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" a 5.4 rating and a 14 percent share of the viewing audience. That... more »
March 1, 2010 11:07 AM
When Jay Leno and his experimental 10 p.m. program, "The Jay Leno Show," went dark just before the Olympics, much of the buzz about his return to late night revolved around who would follow him back to his old time slot at 11:30 once he resumes hosting duties at "The... more »
February 23, 2010 10:26 AM
Jay Leno will be reclaiming "The Tonight Show" with help from Sarah Palin, Lindsey Vonn and Jamie Foxx. They will be among Leno's guests next week when he returns as host of NBC's late-night show. Foxx, Olympic skier Vonn and musical guest Brad Paisley will appear on Monday. Palin is... more »
February 10, 2010 10:51 AM
In a monologue that seemed supercharged, Jay Leno came out with jokes blazing in his last appearance on The Jay Leno Show. After a skit that included fake memories from the show's five months on the air...there were unexpected moments including an appearance by Donald Trump; and an in-studio football... more »
January 30, 2010 11:20 AM
Certainly Jay Leno would love to wake up to find that the last six months was just a nightmare.
That way, he'd be preparing another "Tonight" show monologue, not going on the national shrink's sofa across from Oprah Winfrey, as he was Thursday. He wouldn't have seen a photo... more »
January 28, 2010 11:32 AM
Jay Leno says he was "devastated" when NBC executives asked him to leave "The Tonight Show" in 2004 because they wanted to give the program to Conan O'Brien.
Leno told Oprah Winfrey on Thursday's episode of her talk show that he told "a white lie on the air" when... more »
January 23, 2010 11:05 AM
Conan O'Brien said on his final "Tonight" show that walking away is the hardest thing he's ever had to do. He ended his tenure on the storied late-night show Friday, seven months after he started. He is set to be replaced by the man he initially took over for -... more »
January 22, 2010 12:49 PM
Oprah Winfrey says she is set to interview Jay Leno.
Winfrey said on her talk show Friday that she was going to Los Angeles for a "one-on-one" interview with Leno to air on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Thursday.
The interview comes as Conan O'Brien exits "The Tonight... more »
January 21, 2010 10:19 AM
NBC says it has reached a deal with "Tonight" host Conan O'Brien for his exit from the show, allowing Jay Leno to return to the late-night program he hosted for 17 years. The deal is worth a reported $45 million. Network spokeswoman Allison Gollust confirmed the deal early Thursday but... more »
January 19, 2010 11:27 AM
The prime-time host, Jay Leno, offered his take on the impending NBC late-night shake-up in a monologue Monday, and defended "Tonight Show" host Conan O'Brien as a "great guy" who isn't to blame for the scheduling shuffle.
The NBC veteran also explained how he ended up in a prime-time... more »
January 17, 2010 10:26 AM
Conan O'Brien's ratings are soaring as he nears a bitter exit from NBC's "Tonight Show," his ridicule of his network executives apparently resonating in a country filled with the unemployed.
His ratings Friday were 50 percent higher than they've been this season, and he beat CBS' David Letterman, according... more »
January 17, 2010 10:07 AM
"Saturday Night Live" weighed in on the Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien late-night brouhaha even though the show's executive producer has had close ties to O'Brien. In SNL's opening sketch last night, cast members playing Leno and O'Brien were shown appearing on CNN's "Larry King Live." O'Brien was portrayed as somewhat humorless,... more »
January 14, 2010 4:30 PM
New and veteran NBC dramas and a comedy produced by Jerry Seinfeld will take over the bulk of the prime-time slots soon to be vacated by Jay Leno. NBC announced Thursday that the freshman drama "Parenthood" and the relocated "Law & Order" and "Law & Order: Special Victim Units" will... more »
January 12, 2010 3:41 PM
Conan O'Brien says he's rejecting NBC's attempt to move "The Tonight Show" to a post-midnight slot to accommodate Jay Leno's return to late-night.
In a statement Tuesday, O'Brien says that NBC has given him a scant seven months to try to establish himself as host of "Tonight."
NBC... more »
January 11, 2010 10:32 AM
Just think: NBC was trying to get out of the drama business. Instead, the network's failed 9 p.m. experiment, "The Jay Leno Show," has created nothing but drama, the kind they were trying to avoid.
With "The Jay Leno Show" getting the axe right before the Olympics, NBC is... more »
November 3, 2009 11:24 AM
Prime-time newcomer Jay Leno says he would have rather stayed put at "The Tonight Show", and if NBC offered him that job again, he'd take it.
In an interview with Broadcasting & Cable magazine published online Monday, Leno hastily added that such a decision isn't his to make.
... more »
September 14, 2009 5:02 PM
Jay Leno 's prime-time TV show debuts tonight on News First 5 at 9 p.m. You've got to love this--tonight's guests include Jerry Seinfeld , plus Jay-Z , Rhianna , and Kanye West . Tune in to hear what Kanye has to say about the Kanye-Taylor Swift-Beyonce fiasco from last... more »
September 13, 2009 11:02 AM
If Jay Leno feels any pressure heading into his new show Monday, it pales in comparison to when he took over the Tonight Show. "Following Johnny Carson, you stink, you suck, we hope you die, for the first year," Leno recalled. "There's no more worse pressure than that." "The Jay... more »
September 11, 2009 12:42 PM
"The Jay Leno Show" premieres at Monday 9 pm on News First 5.
It'll be a mix of new elements and ones that carry over from "The Tonight Show".
One thing that won't change is Leno's penchant for political humor.
He had to spend the summer on... more »