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Jay Leno
Name : Jay Leno
Gender : Male
Date of Birth : 1950
Place of Birth : New Rochelle, New York
Country Of Nationality : United States
TNN Categories : Celebrity,Comedian,Talk Show Hosts,TV Personalities
Brief Bio : James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno (April 28 1950) is an Emmy Award-winning American comedian and television host, who succeeded Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show in 1992. Leno was born in New Rochelle,... - More...
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Leno to Speak at the White House Correspondents' Dinner
By BILL CARTER, New York Times - Right in the middle of one of the most contentious periods in his long career, Jay Leno was announced Friday as the choice to be the keynote speaker for the White House Correspondents’ dinner in May.

But he was not picked to bring an extra dollop of hype to the event, said Edwin Chen, the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, which runs the dinner.

“Jay agreed several months before this whole flap started,” said Mr. Chen, the senior White House correspondent for Bloomberg News. He was referring to the recent upheaval in NBC’s late-night lineup, which has resulted in the
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Posted 1/22/2010 12:01:50 AM | Permalink
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Ethan Bortnick Makes His 2nd Appearance on the Tonight Show
HULIQ - Hickory, NC, USA - Ethan Bortnick appears with Jay Leno to promote his newly released DVD and CD - "Live in Concert By Me Ethan Bortnick."

Young Musician, Pianist, Composer Ethan Bortnick will be on a promotional tour, promoting the in-store release of his first ever live DVD titled "Live in Concert - 'By Me' - Ethan Bortnick." Ethan is making history as the youngest entertainer, composer and musician to record a DVD with his own live concert for worldwide distribution.

The first stop is the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 10, 2008. Ethan will be chatting with Jay Leno and then performing some
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Posted 3/11/2008 12:03:01 PM | Permalink
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Jay Leno serves up his most competitive Wimbledon week in 4 years
Bob Larson Tennis News - MN, USA - NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" has overcome late start times to finish within 6,000 adult 18-49 viewers of first place for the week of July 2-6, marking the most competitive finish for "Tonight" in four years during its week of telecasts delayed by Wimbledon tennis coverage.

This is the third year in a row that "Tonight" has reduced the winning margin for CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" versus the previous year's Wimbledon week. In 2004, Letterman took the week by a 31 percent margin in 18-49 viewers, in 2005, the margin was 11 percent, in 2006 it was
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Posted 12/12/2007 12:12:50 AM | Permalink
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Jay Leno is Serious About Biodiesel
Wisconsin Ag Connection - Marshfield, WI, USA - Jay Leno has been keeping auto engineers up late at night, but not just with his monologues. The Tonight Show host and auto expert has designed a car last year to run on 100% biodiesel and recently met with National Biodiesel Board CEO Joe Jobe to show it off.

At the heart of the EcoJet concept car is a 650 horsepower turbine engine, which sits inside a modified Corvette frame. Jay also uses biodiesel in one of his motorcycles and in his New Holland tractor that he uses to move this famous car collection.

The primary goal of the EcoJet was to
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Posted 8/24/2007 12:08:37 AM | Permalink
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NBC tries to hold on to Jay leno
Earthtimes.org - USA - The decision to have Conan O'Brien take over "The Tonight Show" in 2009 has U.S. TV network NBC wondering what to do with Jay Leno when he leaves the show.

The network's new co-chairmen Ben Silverman and Marc Graboff not only have to completely change the network's prime-time lineup, they also said they want to keep Leno away from Fox or ABC, Variety.com reported Saturday.

"We want him to stay at NBC for life," Silverman told journalists at the Television Critics Association press tour. "And Marc and I are aggressively trying to come up with ideas that would make Jay happy."

"The Tonight
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Categories : Talk Show Hosts, TV Personalities, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 7/21/2007 10:07:57 PM | Permalink
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JAY LENO STILL HAS FUTURE WITH NBC EVEN AFTER HE LEAVES 'THE TONIGHT SHOW'
iFMagazine - USA - THE SKINNY: While Jay Leno may be relinquishing his throne of THE TONIGHT SHOW In 2009 to Conan O’Brien, NBC would love to keep Jay Leno on the air in some capacity with the network, according to Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.

"We love Jay Leno, and we’re very interested, beyond interested, in having Jay stay at NBC for life," says Silverman. "We’re talking to Jay all the time about what does he want to do, and what opportunities are there for him. And [co-chairman] Marc Graboff and I are aggressively trying to come up with ideas
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Categories : Talk Show Hosts, TV Personalities, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 7/17/2007 12:07:50 AM | Permalink
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Celebrities Help Starkey Hearing Foundation Raise $4.5 Million at Annual Gala
Earthtimes.org - USA - With the help of dozens of well-known and highly respected celebrities, including Jim Belushi, Lou Ferrigno, Glenn Frey, Goldie Hawn, Jay Leno, Kenny Loggins, Marlee Matlin, Leslie Nielsen, Mickey Rooney, Kevin Sorbo, Robert Wagner, and many others, the Starkey Hearing Foundation raised a record $4.5 million at its annual "So the World May Hear" Awards Gala, which was held on Saturday, June 23 in St. Paul, Minn.

"For the seventh year in a row we had tremendous support from our friends all over the world who helped us raise an amazing $4.5 million to further our mission of promoting hearing health
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Celebrities : Peter Alexander, Scott Carpenter, Kenny Loggins, Glenn Frey, Lou Ferrigno, Buzz Aldrin, Peter Marshall, Sam Moore, General C. Everett Koop, Jaime Thietten, Cathy Annexstad, Al Annexstad, Barbara Sinatra, William F. Austin, Jim Belushi, Robert Wagner, Arnold Palmer, Goldie Hawn, Tommy Lasorda, Jay Leno, Jane Seymour, Leslie Nielsen, Mickey Rooney, Robert Culp, Marlee Matlin, Kevin Sorbo, Norm Crosby
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Posted 6/25/2007 04:06:08 PM | Permalink
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Jay Leno marks 15 years hosting `Tonight Show'
Akron Beacon Journal - Akron, OH, USA - Jay Leno, marking his 15th year as host of The Tonight Show today , understands his role with NBC's late-night institution like a good comedian knows timing.

The real trick is you never really do own these shows. You try not to screw it up for the next person,'' Leno said. ``It's like the America's Cup (sailing trophy). You want to win it and you want to keep it No. 1, and when it's over you say, Whew, OK, your problem now.' ''

The only one who could rightfully stake a claim, he said, was Johnny Carson, who presided over the NBC
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Posted 5/25/2007 12:05:42 AM | Permalink
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Jay Leno remains relaxed about leaving
Glens Falls Post-Star - Glens Falls, NY, USA - Jay Leno, marking his 15th year as host of "The Tonight Show" on Friday, understands his role with NBC's late-night institution like a good comedian knows timing.

"Tonight" isn't his; he's just borrowing it.

"The real trick is you never really do own these shows. You try not to screw it up for the next person," Leno said. "It's like the America's Cup (sailing trophy). You want to win it and you want to keep it No. 1, and when it's over you say, 'Whew, OK, your problem now.' "

The only one who could rightfully stake a claim, he said, was Johnny
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Posted 5/25/2007 12:05:05 AM | Permalink
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 Jay Leno in the News
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Jay Leno says there's plenty of life after 'The Tonight Show'
Sioux City Journal
Jay Leno was recognized with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor for comedy last week. Jimmy Fallon presented the award and, yes, Leno says, it was a surprise. “There are so many awards in this business,” he says. “You either run for it or you make ...

TIME

Jay Leno Breaks His Silence on The Tonight Show's Joan Rivers Ban
TIME
But between Carson, who initiated the ban on Rivers, and Fallon, who broke it, came Jay Leno, who upheld the ban, in what he's now describing as an “awkward” situation. Leno, interviewed on Access Hollywood in promotion of a new CNBC show about cars ...

USA TODAY

Jay Leno honored with Mark Twain Prize
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Jay Leno was treated to a night of laughs in his honor on Sunday night at the Kennedy Center where he received the 17th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. A star-studded lineup of top entertainers, including ...

Hollywood Reporter

Jay Leno, Brad Garrett to Honor Rodney Dangerfield at Grammy Museum Event
Hollywood Reporter
2 opening of The Comedic Genius of Rodney Dangerfield are Adam Sandler, Jay Leno and Don Rickles, all of whom have recorded tributes to the stand-up. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., will be hosted by singer Michael Bolton. Offering an in-depth look ...

New York Times

Jay Leno Set to Return to TV With CNBC Show About Cars
New York Times
The success of Jimmy Fallon as the new host of the “Tonight” show has mostly muted the fact that the previous host, Jay Leno, left at the top of the late-night competition — with no intention of retiring. Since his departure from “Tonight” on NBC, Mr ...

Fox News

Jay Leno returning to series TV with CNBC car show
Fox News
FILE - This May 21, 2014 file photo shows American comedian Jay Leno smiles during an interview with the Associated Press in Jerusalem. CNBC is returning Leno to nightly television. The new show, tentatively titled "Jay Leno's Garage" and based on his ...

Kokomo Perspective

Jay Leno visits A Summer Place '50s Town
Kokomo Perspective
Comedian, actor, and TV show host Jay Leno stopped by to see what A Summer Place was all about after performing in Bloomington and Indianapolis. Leno, a car enthusiast who's also known for his extensive collection, wanted to stop by the ...

Khaleej Times

Jerry Seinfeld does not like Jay Leno's signature denim-on-denim look
Washington Post (blog)
Jay Leno's famous friends and colleagues have plenty of nice things to say about his comedic skills, his mastery of the monologue, and his work ethic. But what about the longtime “Tonight Show” host's sartorial sense? When he's not onstage or on camera ...

The Birmingham News - al.com

Al Roker, Jay Leno kick off USO comedy tour in Afghanistan
Today.com
Al Roker, Jay Leno, Craig Robinson, Iliza Shlesinger and Kevin Eubanks are in Afghanistan Wednesday, gearing up to perform for more than 1,000 troops as part of the TODAY USO Comedy Tour.
Auburn flag shines in Today Show broadcast from Afghanistan with Jay Leno, Al ...
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