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If you thought that Gilbert Gottfried was a great guest, you'll be falling out of your seats tonight. The one and only Jay Leno is on deck to mentor our remaining comedians, and the competition is starting to get pretty tight.
Jb Smoove starts the show by trying to bust into the judges' lounge. Russell Peters has a cup of coffee in hand, as he tries to tell Jb he's not allowed in. "Judges only," Russell recites. Jb then calls him racist, and says he's going in the room for some coffee anyway. Judge Milian from The People's Court comes out for some unexplained reason, and challenges entry once again. Roseanne also spouts out a few lines, and Jb mentions that he just wants some hot cocoa. My gosh, this is a painful and unnecessary bit.
It turns out that Jay's mentoring was all pre-taped, as we're shown clips of »
Maybe you don't have great memories of Jay Leno as a "Tonight Show" host, but it can't be denied that Jay Leno has always had a passion for standup comedy as both a vocation and a "gig." He loves the format, the grubby clubland culture, and mentoring young talents. And that's really apparent in this clip from "Last Comic Standing" where he talks about why he liked following Richard Pryor onstage. He needs to write another book. I'm serious. »
- Louis Virtel
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Jay Leno returns to NBC on Thursday as the final mentor of its comedy talent show, Last Comic Standing. Photos Jay Leno's Final Days With 'The Tonight Show' The former Tonight Show host appears in the competition's "Title Round," during which the five remaining comics are surprised by host J.B. Smoove with a trip to Las Vegas to work with "one of the funniest comedians in the world." Leno is introduced by Wanda Sykes and is candidly asked questions about stand-up comedy. NBC notes that he answers them all, sharing personal stories and anecdotes about his experience as a comedian while
- Ashley Lee
Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will return to NBC this week to mentor comedians on “Last Comic Standing.” As the five final comics face off Thursday, Leno will provide counsel on the ins and out of stand-up. Host J.B. Smoove introduces Leno to the comics by telling them they're about to meet “one of the funniest comedians in the world.” Also read: Jay Leno Gets Animated for Disney Xd's ‘Phineas and Ferb’ (Exclusive Photo) Leno continued to perform standup regularly even while hosting “The Tonight Show” each night for two decades. NBC entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt has said he hopes Leno. »
- Tim Molloy
Leno will help the five finalists on the standup comedy competition show prepare for performances as the competitors are winnowed in advance of the Aug. 14 finale.
Leno signed off as host of “The Tonight Show” in February. He helped execute a gracious transition for his successor, Jimmy Fallon, but he also let it be known that he was surprised to have been nudged off the show while he was still No. 1 in latenight.
Roseanne Barr, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Russell Peters are judges on this summer’s incarnation of “Last Comic.” Series is hosted by Jb Smoove and exec produced by Wanda Sykes, Paige Hurwitz and Javier Winnik.
- Shelli Weinstein
As the Great Late-Night Realignment of 2014-15 continues, one thing is clear: The East Coast/West Coast beef lives on, if not in hip-hop, then on late-night television.
This week, CBS announced that, when Stephen Colbert takes over David Letterman's "Late Show" next year, he'll keep the show at Broadway's historic Ed Sullivan Theater. Actually, it wasn't just CBS who made the announcement; it was CBS, several New York state legislators, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. That's how big a deal it is that Colbert is not moving the "Late Show" to Los Angeles.
Not that there was much chance the show would move, though Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made a game try at persuading CBS to move the show to what he called "the entertainment capital of the world" in a letter he wrote to the network in April, shortly after CBS announced Letterman's retirement... and »
- Gary Susman
Joel McHale is still buzzing after the comedy gig of a lifetime. Earlier this year, he got the call from Barack Obamas office to do a turn at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner (previous performers: Jay Leno, Conan OBrien, Bob Hope). It was the most exhilarating and weirdest moment of my life, he says. It was like someone said, Hey, ever parachuted before? Nope. And then you just get pushed off a cliff.
McHale will be known to TV comedy aficionados as overbearing egotist Jeff Winger in Community, but the role that scored him the White House gig is his weekly stint as host of the E! channels live TV-recap show The Soup essentially a trendier, »
- Huw Oliver
Yesterday, with his career now in its fifth decade, Weird Al topped the Billboard charts for the first time. If you had said such a thing two weeks ago, people would've looked at you kind of, well, weird. While Vulture's Jody Rosen nodded at the modern godfather of pop parodies in his review of the latest Lonely Island record last year ("Isn’t it also Weird Al’s world? There’s the president of the United States, slow-jamming the news. There’s Bruce Springsteen, wearing his mid-eighties bandanna-headband, singing Lmfao. There’s Katie Couric, her voice awash in Auto-Tune, 'duetting' with T-Pain. There, God help us, is Jay Leno, sending up Taylor Swift’s '22.'"), there was still something surprising about the news. But there are several concrete factors that led to the success of Weird Al's Mandatory Fun. Seven, actually.1. The Strong State of Pop MusicThe most »
- Jesse David Fox
Let's get the Comic-Con 2014 live-blogging extravaganza started! Over the next four days, I'll be blogging and live-blogging on a slew of Comic-Con panels from Ballroom 20 and Hall H. Thursday will see a number of live-blogs, as I sit in Ballroom 20 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Let's start with "24," which returns to Comic-Con for the first time in years, bringing Kiefer Sutherland and promising many, many questions about the future of the franchise, as well as "24: Live Another Day." As recently as Sunday, Peter Rice said that no determinations had been made about whether "24" will live yet another day, but let's see if there were secrets being saved for San Diego... 10:01 a.m. The panel was supposed to start a minute ago, but people are still filing in. The room will be totally packed by the time we get going, I assume... The panel is just Kiefer Sutherland and Jon Cassar, »
- Daniel Fienberg
We've barely recovered from the end of 24: Live Another Day, but dammit, we still want to know if we're going to get another season of Jack Bauer goodness.
Of course, we don't know whether this Comic-Con 2014 panel - featuring the one and only Kiefer Sutherland - will give us any answers to that, but even if it doesn't, we're excited to relive all the drama from the season gone by. Join us as we bring you all the action from sunny San Diego, kicking off at 10am Pt / 1pm Et / 6pm UK...
11:00But that's a wrap - no announcement of a new season, boo. But some great juicy nuggets in there! If you'll excuse us, we're going to go and rewatch the season. Stick around on Digital Spy for more live blogs later...
10:59There's one final question - "Make it good," Jon says. "Oh, it's gonna be, »
This should take some of the sting out of that Emmy snub.
Related Emmys 2014: The Complete Nominations List
Breaking Bad, however, did not go home empty-handed; the TCA honored the show’s final eight-episode run with the Program of the Year prize (the second consecutive year it won the top award).
Adam Levine is getting ready for his walk down the aisle!
The wedding will take place in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Photos: Sexiest Man Alive Adam Levine
Adam, 35, and Behati, 25, got engaged back in July 2013.
Photos: Celebs Flash Their Engagement Rings
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Kim Kardashian still isn't satisfied with her post-baby body! On Tuesday, July 15—more than a year after giving birth to daughter North West in June 2013—the reality star posted a photo on Instagram reminiscing about her "skinny days." Photos: Kim's post-baby bikini bod "Throwback to a few years ago #SkinnyDays," Kanye West's wife captioned a picture of herself looking svelte in a tight white dress from 2010. "#OnTheTreadmillRightNOW," the 33-year-old added. Back in October, during an interview with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show, Mrs. West admitted she dropped [...] »
Garth Brooks, the country singer powerhouse, is coming back to the spotlight since going into a short retirement in 2001, and announced his plans for a new album and a world tour.
Garth Brooks Comes Out Of Retirement
Brooks, who arguably dominated country music in the '90s, decided to step away from the stage in 2001, saying he wanted to focus on being a full-time dad to his three daughters. Now, at 52, Brooks will return to the country music scene with what he calls “Garth Music.”
More than a little shy after nearly 15 years away from the spotlight, Garth admitted he was nervous about returning to his career as a performer.
“Scared? Yeah. Old? Yes,” he told reporters at his press conference on Thursday.
At the conference, Brooks said that, while he admires contemporary country artists, he wouldn’t be singing any “bro country” or “hick hop” on his world tour. »
You know how when Jimmy Fallon started on Late Night, people were like, "He's charming, but not much of an interviewer?" Well, it appears Fallon has solved the problem on his Tonight Show — he just stopped interviewing people. A study conducted by Stephen Winzenburg of Grand View University revealed that Fallon spends only 37 percent of his show interviewing his guests, compared to the 51 percent Jay Leno and Johnny Carson spent. That is also far less than his contemporaries, Craig Ferguson (43 percent), Jimmy Kimmel (48 percent), Seth Meyers (51 percent), David Letterman (51 percent), and Conan O'Brien (53 percent). Winzenburg's argues that "The Tonight Show has become successful by looking more like a comedy variety series than a traditional talk show." For anyone who's seen Fallon's Tonight Show or Late Night, this makes sense, as he is more likely to play a game with his guests than to have »
- Jesse David Fox
The 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced today, with Game of Thrones and American Horror Story picking up quite a few nominations in top categories. The Walking Dead also picked up nominations for visual effects and sound editing. The official list is below and the winners will be announced live during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th.
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Detective” (HBO)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)
“Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)
“The Normal Heart” (HBO)
- Jonathan James
The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced today, with the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones leading the pack with 19 nods in total, including Best Drama Series, where it will compete against Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, Mad Men and True Detective. The small screen adaptation of Fargo pulled in 18 nominations, followed by American Horror Story with 17 and Breaking Bad and The Normal Heart with 16.
In terms of the broadcasters, HBO pulled in a whopping 99 nominations in total, while Netflix managed 31 nominations, thanks to strong showings for House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black. Check out the full list of contenders here…
Lead Actor in a Drama
- Gary Collinson
HBO led the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations with 99 in total and 19 for its popular series “Game of Thrones.” Other standouts include the new FX miniseries “Fargo” and “American Horror Story: Coven.”
Nominations by Series:
Breaking Bad 16
Sherlock: His Last Vow 12
True Detective 12
Modern Family 10
The Voice 10
Mad Men 8
The Oscars 8
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown 7
67th Annual Tony Awards 7
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America 6
- Variety Staff
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