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Jay Leno Returning to NBC — as ‘Last Comic Standing’ Mentor

18 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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

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Jay Leno Returns to NBC as ‘Last Comic Standing’ Guest Mentor

18 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Maybe there’s no hard feelings after all. Jay Leno is set to return to NBC’s air on Thursday as a guest mentor on “Last Comic Standing.”

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.


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​What Does David Letterman's Retirement Mean for the Future of Late Night TV?

25 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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

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Joel McHale: What the star of The Soup makes of British TV

25 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Community star and host of the Us answer to TV Burp performed for Barack Obama recently. But if he thought that was tough, now he has to sit through Last Of The Summer Wine

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

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7 Reasons Weird Al Won the Internet and Topped the Charts

24 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

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

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'24' and Kiefer Sutherland return to Comic-Con: Live-Blog

24 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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

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24's Comic-Con 2014 panel as it happened

24 July 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

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, »

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TCA Awards 2014: Good Wife, Oitnb, True Detective, Veep, Breaking Bad, RuPaul Among Winners

19 July 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

This should take some of the sting out of that Emmy snub.

The Good Wife won the best drama series prize at Sunday’s 2014 Television Critics Association Awards, besting Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Americans and House of Cards.

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).

True Detective scored two wins, for best movie/miniseries and Individual Achievement in Drama for leading man Matthew McConaughey. Veep »

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Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo Wedding Details!

18 July 2014 11:24 AM, PDT | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Adam Levine is getting ready for his walk down the aisle!

The "Voice" coach/Maroon 5 singer will wed Behati Prinsloo on Saturday, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

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.

Following the engagement news, Adam visited "The Tonight Show" where he told then-host Jay Leno about reversing his anti-marriage stance.

Photos: Celebs Flash Their Engagement Rings

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Kim Kardashian Posts Throwback Picture of Her "Skinny Days"

16 July 2014 2:10 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

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 [...] »

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Garth Brooks Announces New Album And World Tour Comeback [Video]

10 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

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. »

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Study Suggests Current Tonight Show Is Less a Talk Show and More a Variety Show

10 July 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

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

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2014 Emmy Nominations Include The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story

10 July 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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.


Drama series

Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Game of Thrones” (HBO)

House of Cards” (Netflix)

Mad Men” (AMC)

True Detective” (HBO)

Comedy series

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Louie” (FX)

Modern Family” (ABC)

Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Silicon Valley” (HBO)

Veep” (HBO)


American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)

Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)

Fargo” (FX)

Luther” (BBC America)

Treme” (HBO)

The White Queen” (BBC America)

TV Movie

Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)

The Normal Heart” (HBO)

Sherlock: His Last Vow” (BBC America)

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- Jonathan James

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Full list of nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

10 July 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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…

Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory


Modern Family

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley


Lead Actor in a Drama

Bryan Cranston, »

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Emmy Nomination Scorecard by Series and Network

10 July 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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.”

Related: 2014 Emmy Awards: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Fargo’ Lead Nominations

Nominations by Series:

Game of Thrones 19

Fargo 18

American Horror Story: Coven 17

Breaking Bad 16

The Normal Heart 16

Saturday Night Live 14

House of Cards 13

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey 12

Downton Abbey 12

Orange Is the New Black 12

Sherlock: His Last Vow 12

True Detective 12

Modern Family 10

The Voice 10

Veep 9

Mad Men 8

The Oscars 8

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown 7

The Big Bang Theory 7

Boardwalk Empire 7

Dancing With the Stars 7

So You Think You Can Dance 7

67th Annual Tony Awards 7

The Amazing Race 6

The Beatles: The Night That Changed America 6

The Colbert Report 6

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart 6

Portlandia 6

The Good Wife 5

Louie 5

Masters of Sex 5

Project Runway 5

Silicon Valley 5

Black Sails 4

Bonnie »

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Study: Jimmy Fallon Spends Less Time Talking Than Jay Leno, Late Night Peers

9 July 2014 4:26 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jimmy Fallon is not only the ratings king of late night talk, he's also the host who spends the least amount of time actually talking, according to a new study. Since Fallon took over The Tonight Show early this year, the show has engaged in "talk" only 37 percent of the time, down from the 51 percent of his predecessor, Jay Leno, and 51 percent for Leno's predecessor, Johnny Carson, according to Stephen Winzenburg, a communications professor at Grand View University and author of the book TV's Greatest Talk Shows. Winzenburg's definition of "talk" consists of the moments when the host

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Animaniacs Creator Takes on Fairy Tales with The 7D

7 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Tom Ruegger is the creator of classic 1990s animated series such as Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, and Pinky and the Brain. For those of you who are fans of these shows, you'll be happy to learn that he has developed a new series for Disney Junior called The 7D that he hopes will capture the same fun spirit of the awesome shows he previously worked on. 

As the title suggests, The 7D is about the adventures of the Seven Dwarfs, "30 years or so before their fateful run-in with Snow White. Living in the Enchanted Forest in the kingdom of Jollywood under the rule of Queen Delightful, the dwarfs are the area’s 'most trusted' heroes, righting the wrongs that arise and often thwarting the plans of evil-doers when the queen calls for help."

In a recent interview with the La Times Ruegger said:

“I was very intrigued about taking these »

- Joey Paur

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Jessica Simpson Marries Eric Johnson After 3-Year Engagement

5 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Jessica Simpson and her boyfriend Eric Johnson finally tied the knot after becoming engaged roughly three years ago.

Jessica Simpson Weds Eric Johnson

Simpson and Johnson were married at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif., before 250 guests. For the nuptials, Simpson wore a custom-made Carolina Herrera gown. Among the attendees were Simpson’s sister Ashlee Simpson and her fiancé Evan Ross, Simpson’s former personal assistant and longtime friend CaCee Cobb and her husband actor Donald Faison, Topher Grace, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren and more.

The female guests dressed for the occasion in bright shades of pink, turquoise, champagne and gold, according to E! News. The men sported black tuxedos and suits with black ties or bow ties.

Simpson and Johnson’s two children were included in the lavish ceremony. Their daughter Maxwell, 2, was the flower girl, while 1-year-old son Ace served as the ring bearer. Ashlee’s »

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Jay Leno Has Late-Night Hosting Advice for Stephen Colbert: Watch Now!

3 July 2014 4:46 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jay Leno hosted The Tonight Show for 22 years and he spent almost all of that time atop the ratings, so he knows a thing or two about monologues, interviewing guests and what it takes to succeed as a late-night host on a major network. And he thinks that Stephen Colbert is going to be great as David Letterman's replacement when the Colbert Report host assumes the Late Show throne at CBS next year. "I think it's a real good choice," Leno told E! News' Jesse Giddings when we caught up with the comedian at his garage this week. "He's really funny and he's paid his dues. You know the people that do well at those jobs are the people that've paid their dues doing »

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Porsche 911's Most Memorable Hollywood Moments

1 July 2014 10:46 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Porsche 911, one of Hollywood's enduring status rides, turns 50 this year. Besides occupying the garages of Industry gear-heads from Jay Leno to Jerry Seinfeld, the 911 has turned up in a host of movies — such as the one glimpsed in Jordan Belfort's (Leonardo DiCaprio) garage in The Wolf of Wall Street — sometimes as a featured player with more charisma than the principals. Photos Stars Bring Hot Cars to 'Need for Speed' Premiere Gone in 60 Seconds opens with Giovanni Ribisi stealing a silver 911 straight off the showroom floor in, yes, less than 60 seconds,

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