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  • Jay Leno Slams Late Night Shows as “One-Sided”: “Everyone Has to Know Your Politics”

    03/13/2019 10:25:13 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 35 replies
    Decider ^ | 03-13-19 | Claire Spellberg
    Former Tonight Show host Jay Leno has some choice words for the current generation of late night hosts. In an interview with NBC’s Today, Leno lamented the current state of late night shows, which he believes have gone downhill now that “everyone has to know your politics.” The comedian went on to say that he’d like television to bring back “a bit of civility,” as he believes shows have become too “serious” for viewers. While the likes of Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee may disagree, Leno has at least one supporter: on Wednesday morning, President Trump praised the longtime host’s...
  • Leno laments today's late-night shows: 'Everyone has to know your politics'

    03/13/2019 6:16:39 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/12/19 | JOE CONCHA
    Former NBC "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno said Tuesday that he doesn't miss hosting a late-night show and lamented that “everyone has to know your politics” now during an interview with NBC's Al Roker. "Do you miss being on the show, or is it such a different time that it would be hard to do?" "Today Show" host Roker asked Leno. "No, it’s different. I don’t miss it. You know, everything now is, if people don’t like your politics, they — everyone has to know your politics," Leno replied. "I kind of used Johnny’s model. People couldn’t figure out.
  • Jay Leno Visits George W. Bush on His Texas Ranch

    07/03/2017 3:41:25 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 46 replies
    Jay Leno is kicking off the third season of his hit CNBC show in arguably the most Texas way possible – on the ranch of former President George W. Bush. Leno recently went to visit Bush in Crawford and the pair drove around in the former Commander-In-Chief’s trusty 2013 Ford F-150 King Ranch edition pickup to talk about life in McLennan County. Bush auctioned off his old 2009 truck for charity in January, raising $300,000. It was even autographed inside. During his visit Leno helped Bush uproot a tree on his 90-acre tree farm and stack some compost bags. Leno...
  • Jay Leno raises $50,000 for Israeli EMS service, donates ambulance

    04/11/2016 9:00:30 PM PDT · by Borges · 19 replies
    Comedian Jay Leno raised 50,000 for and donated a $36,000 fully equipped ambulance to United Hatzalah at a sold-out special concert fundraiser for Israel’s largest volunteer EMS service at the Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York on Sunday. The former Tonight Show host performed a long comedy set and called Eli Beer, the founder and president of the organization, up to the stage after his act, telling him: “What you guys are doing is so special, I am so proud to be here and be part of it. I have 117 motorcycles in my collection but none of my...
  • Jay Leno Called ‘Kind of Racist’ By Intern For Disliking Mexican Food

    03/21/2015 11:51:58 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 91 replies
    March 21, 2015
    <p>By Kellan Howell - The Washington Times - Saturday, March 21, 2015 Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno lamented that “college kids” these days don’t understand what real racism is during an interview on “Late Night with Seth Myers” Thursday night.</p>
  • Jay Leno on Bill Cosby Scandal: Why is It So Hard to Believe the Accusers?

    01/21/2015 4:32:14 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 81 replies
    People ^ | 01/21/15
    The 64-year-old comedian and former host of The Tonight Show told TV executives Wednesday that he doesn't understand why "it's so hard to believe women." "You to go Saudi Arabia and you need two women to testify against a man," Leno said at the annual National Association of Television Program Executives convention, Variety reports. "Here you need 25."
  • Are These The Reasons Jay Leno Is Gone From NBC?

    06/28/2014 12:14:26 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 64 replies
    email from a friend | June 28, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    News is leaking out from Hollywood executives in-the-know that the Obama White House had been leaning on, pressuring executives at NBC for the last two years to replace Jay Leno because the comedian was criticizing President Obama every night. Obama didn't like it and considered it a racist attack on him.
  • Jay Leno to host award ceremony in Israel, quips John Kerry is not welcome

    05/09/2014 7:55:50 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 09, 2014 | No Attribution
    Jay Leno sees a small silver lining in the recent collapse of U.S.-backed Mideast peace talks: It should make his job just a little easier when he performs in front of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later this month. "I guess any American that's not John Kerry is more than welcome there right now," Leno said.
  • CBS, Colbert and Contempt for America

    04/14/2014 3:44:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies ^ | 4-14-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives have expressed bewilderment over CBS’s abandonment of the “American Heartland” by choosing Colbert to replace Letterman. Ed Driscoll has contrasted the pick with the Letterman and Leno succession battle. But the real lesson of that battle is that while Leno won on performance, beating Letterman in the ratings, Letterman won on image, retiring as an honored figure, despite his abusive behavior, while Leno was booed out the door Leno is no conservative, but he left with the baffled bewilderment familiar to many on the right of being the better man who is despised for his...
  • It's “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” tonight...What will it be tomorrow?

    02/22/2014 8:43:00 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 43 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-22-2014 | MOTUS
    To paraphrase an old Oldsmobile ad campaign, the New Tonight Show is not your Father’s Old Tonight Show: Fallon, who is eyed a bit warily by some Republicans, had first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday — they have a chemistry between them — Something Like Oxygen and Magnesium: OMg!after launching his new show on Monday. He said recently that his show will not be the place to go for in-depth interviews with politicians and candidates. Oh noes! No more in-depth slow-jamming the news with the Prezzie? “Fallon’s slimmed-down diet of politics may not be a bad thing, said Erik Smith,...
  • Jay Remembers the Three-Wheeled Car- 'The Shotwell'-Jay Leno's Garage

    02/11/2014 6:10:08 PM PST · by virgil283 · 21 replies
    "Ten years ago, I received a letter from a man named Bob Shotwell who lived in a small town in Minnesota. He knew that I liked old cars from watching me on television. And he wanted to give me one. He recalled that he asked his father for a car as he was about to graduate from high school in the early 1930s. But his dad replied that if he wanted a car, he should build one. So, 17-year-old Bob scrounged parts and made his own car. It was a little three-wheeled coupe powered by a 77.2-cu.-in. four-cylinder 1931 Indian...
  • Jay Leno Unbound: Is the folksy Tonight Show host a secret conservative? No, but he plays one on TV.

    02/08/2014 8:18:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Published July 13, 2013 Reprinted February 2014 | Michael Walsh
    Congratulations to President Obama on being reelected president of the United States. Turns out it is not all bad news for the Republicans. It seems that depression is covered by Obamacare. As Jay Leno nears the end of his nearly 22-year run as the host of The Tonight Show, the lantern-jawed comic with the thick Boston accent finds himself in an unusual predicament. Having won the War of Johnny Carson’s Succession (1992), successfully fended off a challenge from upstart Conan O’Brien during a brief interregnum (2009–10), and gracefully bowed to the inevitable with the accession of Jimmy Fallon to the...
  • Watch Jay Leno's Best Comedic Jabs at President Obama: 3 Minutes of Non-Stop Thrashing

    02/08/2014 7:03:17 PM PST · by absentee · 8 replies ^ | 2/8/2014 | Kyle Becker
    This video montage of Jay Leno’s best comedic jabs at Obama is extremely addictive. Leno even jokes about ObamaCare in front of former President George W. Bush. Gutsy guy, unlike a lot of the lapdogs in Hollywood. He’ll be missed.
  • Jay Leno’s final monologue: “I’m going to have to sign up for ObamaCare”

    02/07/2014 7:31:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    What’s changed in 22 years? Jay Leno took a look back at the years since he first took over hosting duties at the Tonight Show in 1992, and offered a few quips about the differences. Weiner jokes are still just as funny, only now they’re about Anthony Weiner, who Leno skewers almost immediately. Perhaps Leno wanted to look back, because looking forward means trying to deal with his unemployed status — and that means ObamaCare, Leno tells the audience (via CNS News):CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Leno provides another bookend by talking about Hugh Grant, whose appearance in 1992...
  • Jay Leno's Final 'Tonight Show': Obama Appoints Him Ambassador To Antarctica While....

    02/06/2014 11:28:48 PM PST · by onyx · 62 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 6, 2014 | LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
    LENO SIGNS OFF “I don’t like goodbyes – NBC does – but I don’t care for them,” an emotional Jay Leno said, kicking off a star-studded final broadcast show as host of The Tonight Show. “Tonight is our last show for real. I don’t need to be fired three times — I get the hint,” Leno joked to a friends-and-family studio audience as he ended his 22-year run Thursday night. It’s his second very-last-time-as-host — having been pushed aside in 2009 by NBC to make way for Conan O’Brien, who lasted seven months.“I’ve got to tell you, the outpouring...
  • Jay Leno leaving ‘Tonight Show’: Why he won't be missed

    01/28/2014 6:08:19 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 46 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 28, 2014 | JIM SLOTEK, QMI AGENCY
    Those old enough to remember Johnny Carson will recall copious tears over the course of his two-day Tonight Show goodbye – capped by Bette Midler’s serenade of One For My Baby. That was how people felt about Carson. He’d been a part of a nation’s lives for three decades, the last person besides their spouse many people saw before going to bed. I can’t imagine Jay Leno’s final Tonight show Feb. 6 generating that much emotion. Guest (and heir apparent) Jimmy Fallon will be amiable and polite. Billy Crystal will ladle on Hollywood schmaltz about Jay’s 21 great years (subtracting...
  • Jay Leno: Mr. Nice Guy

    01/28/2014 8:07:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | January 28, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    Anyone in the news business will tell you that a side benefit is the diverse number of people one gets to meet. Jay Leno, who leaves "The Tonight Show" on Feb 6 after a 22-year run (retire is not the right word in his case), is one such person. The circumstances surrounding our first meeting involved a column I wrote 15 years ago in support of his wife's activism on behalf of Afghan women. Jay and Mavis Leno invited my wife and me for a visit. Things progressed from there. Last October when we attended the show, I asked him...
  • Jay Leno was 'blindsided' by replacement, but thinks Fallon on 'Tonight' makes 'perfect sense'

    01/25/2014 6:31:40 AM PST · by gooblah · 18 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | Hillary Busis
    How did Jay Leno really feel in 2009, when NBC revealed its master plan to hand The Tonight Show over to Conan O’Brien? The comedian doesn’t mince words in an upcoming interview with 60 Minutes, telling Steve Kroft that the decision took him completely by surprise. “I was blindsided,” he says, according to CBS News.
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno final guests lineup. (some are must miss TV )

    01/24/2014 9:12:54 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 21 replies ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | Staff
    Mo 1/27: Dana Carvey, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, A Great Big World Tu 1/28: Wanda Sykes, Thomas Haden Church, Dwight Yoakam We 1/29: Bill Maher, Whitney Cummings, Jennifer Nettles Th 1/30: Miley Cyrus, Howie Mandel, Sarah McLachlan Fr 1/31: Tim Allen, Dave Salmoni, Sara Bareilles Mo 2/3: Jimmy Fallon, Betty White Tu 2/4: Matthew McConaughey, Charles Barkley, Lyle Lovett We 2/5: Sandra Bullock, Blake Shelton Th 2/6: Billy Crystal, Garth Brooks
  • John Boehner: Sometimes I'm 'Gestapo'

    01/24/2014 11:21:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 35 replies ^ | 1/24/14 | Tal Kopan
    House Speaker John Boehner says in his job, he has to be many things, from a father figure to the Gestapo. “People think, all right, you’re the speaker, you’re the leader,” Boehner told Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show” on Thursday night. “They don’t realize I’ve got a lot of other roles that I play. You know, some members, I have to be the big brother figure. Some I have to be the father figure. Others I have to be the dean of students or the principal. Some of them I have to be the Gestapo.” The Ohio Republican, who...