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2 years 3 days ago

First Lady jokes about hosting 'Tonight Show'

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...

3 years 10 months ago

Lindsey Lohan receives standing ovation

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...

5 years 1 month ago

Oprah Winfrey to interview Jay Leno

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...

5 years 1 month ago

NBC and Conan reach exit deal

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...

5 years 1 month ago

Conan's ratings soar as NBC exit nears

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...

5 years 1 month ago

Leno-O'Brien troubles become SNL fodder

"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,...

5 years 1 month ago

Conan says no thanks to NBC

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...

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