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Watch as Arnold Schwarzenegger shows off his electric G-Wagen on Jay Leno’s Garage

This week on Jay Leno’s Garage Arnold Schwarzenegger is in the garage and is keen to show off his electric G-Wagen. It’s all about gas, or rather the alternatives to it, on this week’s show and who better to advocate that former Governor or California and the Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger. He might be famous for his huge muscles but he wants his footprint on the environment to be small. Schwarzenegger asked Kreisel to convert the 500 horsepower G-Wagen to electric and they managed to keep the same power but shaved 500kg off the weight. The car is now valued at about $1...read more
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Jay Leno Opens Up About the "Depressing" Nature of Late-Night Today

It's been almost four years since Jay Leno signed off of NBC's The Tonight Show, and to hear the former late-night staple tell it, he doesn't miss having that platform.

Currently the host of CNBC docuseries Jay Leno's Garage, the car enthusiast is still an avid consumer of late-night fare, watching his Tonight Show successor Jimmy Fallon and NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers as well as ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live and CBS' The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, among others.

The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Leno at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, where he appeared Tuesday...
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Hugh Grant Looks Back on Surviving Prostitute Scandal: “I Just Said, ‘I Did It'”

Hugh Grant Looks Back on Surviving Prostitute Scandal: “I Just Said, ‘I Did It'”
Almost 23 years ago, Hugh Grant made a big mistake — then faced the ensuing scandal with rare-in-Hollywood candor.

Not long after making his 1995 film Nine Months, he was arrested in L.A. for lewd conduct with a prostitute named Divine Brown. “There were very talented people who made that film and really brilliant actors. Only one booby who let them down, and that was me. Not only was I terrible in the film, but I then chose to get arrested in Hollywood a week before the film came out,” Grant, 57, recalls to People’s editor-in-chief Jess Cagle in the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview.
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Jay Leno's Garage: Season Four Renewal for CNBC TV Show

Start your engines, please. Although they haven't yet issued a press release, CNBC has renewed its Jay Leno's Garage TV show for a fourth season. While the new installment is expected to premiere this spring, the third season resumed on January 4th. A notorious gearhead, Leno not only hosts Jay Leno's Garage for CNBC, he also executive produces with Philip D. Segal, Sarah Whalen, and Jeff Bumgarner. Read More…
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CNBC Expands Primetime Lineup With 3 New Series, ‘Renews ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ & Sets Development Slate – TCA

CNBC was at TCA today to announce three new original primetime series, return dates for some returning shows and a slew of projects in development. The NBCUniversal-owned business-focused cable net also has renewed Jay Leno’s Garage for a fourth season to bow in the spring. The new originals are Byob: Be Your Own Boss (premiering February 27), Staten Island Hustle (spring) and Deadly Rich (summer). It also announced a Season 12 premiere date for American Greed (February…
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Gilbert Gottfried On Dirty Jokes, A Surprise Evolution To Family Man, and His Problem With Hitler — Turn It On Podcast

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Gilbert Gottfried On Dirty Jokes, A Surprise Evolution To Family Man, and His Problem With Hitler — Turn It On Podcast
You don’t know Gilbert Gottfried. You think you do, but you don’t. He’s been called the ‘comic’s comic,” and has been a staple of TV and film for years. His signature voice and crinked eyes have been imitated by thousands. But the new documentary “Gilbert, A Gilbert Gottfried Story” shows an entirely different side of the comedian who’s been entertaining audiences for four decades.

“It was uncomfortable from beginning to end,” cracked Gottfried, who spoke to IndieWire’s Turn It On podcast (along with filmmaker Neil Berkeley) about making the documentary, fame, and the state of comedy. Listen below!

Berkeley’s “Gilbert,” which premieres Dec. 29 on Hulu, came out of a desire by Gilbert’s wife Dara to showcase an unexpected side to the iconic comedian. The film peeks behind the larger-than-life persona at a more personal story about growing up in Brooklyn and becoming
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Byron Allen on "Chasing Studio Crumbs," Weinstein's Future and Christian Bale's 'Hostiles'

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At age 14, Byron Allen was already doing stand-up, and one night at the Comedy Store, Wayne Kline, a writer on TV’s Good Times, happened to see his act. "He said, 'Can I get your phone number? I know somebody that might be interested in working with you,''' Allen recalls. Two weeks later, he was sitting in star Jimmie Walker's apartment alongside Jay Leno and David Letterman, writing material for the show. He got $25, the first money he made writing jokes, which paid a lot better than working as a paper boy. "I had to throw two papers to...
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Miley Cyrus Bedazzled Her Own Pair of 'Stripper Heels' for The Voice

Miley Cyrus Bedazzled Her Own Pair of 'Stripper Heels' for The Voice
Ever since Miley Cyrus released her new album, Younger Now, her style has completely transformed compared to her “Wrecking Ball” days. Instead of favoring lip-covered bodysuits and colorful armpit hair, she’s gone back to her country roots with a more refined wardrobe (which you can see here). But sometimes, she can’t help “just being Miley” by wearing a very creative pair of one-of-a-kind heels — and sticking her tongue out.

At a press conference for The Voice on Monday, Cyrus wore a custom Cristahlea sequin gown featuring a single sleeve, sequin flowers and a thigh-high slit that showed off
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TVLine Items: Jim Carrey Comedy Adds Get Out Star, A.P. Bio Preview and More

TVLine Items: Jim Carrey Comedy Adds Get Out Star, A.P. Bio Preview and More
This casting is no joke: Get Out‘s Catherine Keener will star opposite Jim Carrey in the upcoming Showtime comedy series Kidding.

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The half-hour comedy, which does not yet have a premiere date, tells the story of Jeff (Carrey), a beloved children’s television star whose family life begins to implode. Before long, he realizes that all the fairy tales and puppets in the world do little in the way of helping him cope with his troubles at home. Keener is set to play Deirdre, a puppet builder who works with Jeff,
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Vegas Strong Benefit Concert Unites Unprecedented Lineup Of Entertainers

Friday night’s Vegas Strong Benefit Concert at T-Mobile Arena united the Las Vegas entertainment industry and close-knit community for an evening of live performances and heartfelt video tributes honoring victims and survivors of the October 1 tragedy.

Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons Sings at Vegas Strong Benefit Concert

More than a dozen A-list entertainers and homegrown talent convened to benefit the Las Vegas Victims Fund in front of a capacity crowd of 12,000.. The full lineup included Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Boyz II Men, Jay Leno, David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Carrot Top, Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group; appearances by Bryce Harper, Kurt Busch, Wayne Newton; and tribute videos from Jason Aldean, Celine Dion, Elton John, George Strait and the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

The evening commenced as Carrot Top welcomed an arena of thousands of supporters. He introduced messages from Vegas Golden Knights players who shared their pride
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The Year in TV: How Late-Night Hosts Became the Resistance

The Year in TV: How Late-Night Hosts Became the Resistance
In the world of late-night television, 2017's biggest media story was the fact that, after initial stumbles – and even rumors that he might get replaced – Stephen Colbert's much-hyped Late Show overtook Jimmy Fallon's seemingly invincible Tonight Show in the ratings. (NBC's boyish, game-loving host still has the advantage in the much-coveted 18-to-49 demo, but that lead keeps shrinking.) There were many reasons to cheer this news. From his time on The Daily Show to hosting The Colbert Report, Colbert has proved to be one of the best, most
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See Corey Feldman, Jay Leno Talk Sam Kinison's Feats and Flaws

See Corey Feldman, Jay Leno Talk Sam Kinison's Feats and Flaws
A new documentary, I Am Sam Kinison, will explore the life and impact of the controversial shock comic with commentary from Charlie Sheen, Jay Leno, Tommy Chong and Corey Feldman, among others. The film will premiere on Spike TV on December 19th at 10 p.m. Est, with an uncensored version airing two hours later.

A two-minute preview of the warts-and-all film shows clips of Kinison performing, including one where Rodney Dangerfield introduced him at an early show, as well as a glimpse of the 1989 Rolling Stone cover story on Kinison
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New The Blacklist Season 5’s Delayed Episode 9 Future Airdate Finally Revealed

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Hey, "The Blacklist" fans. We're sure you're wondering where is the latest episode 9 of your favorite show? Well, it turns out that the previous episode 8 was the show's midseason finale. That means you guys are going to have to wait around for a little while to see the new episode 9. The only details we were able to find out about episode 9 is when it's due to air which is probably the most important detail. It's currently scheduled to air on Wednesday night, January 3,2018 in it's usual 7 pm central time slot on NBC. So, be sure to definitely jot that important date down on your TV calendars. NBC could release a press release for episode 9 any day now. Until then, we don't see any other details in sight for it. But of course, something could pop up at anytime from one of these many other news outlets. We'll just have to wait and see.
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Jay Leno And Bryce Harper Join Vegas Strong Concert Benefiting Victims Fund

Jay Leno and Bryce Harper are joining the force of Las Vegas entertainers and homegrown talent to take the stage Friday, December 1 at T-Mobile Arena for the Vegas Strong Benefit Concert, a special evening of entertainment supporting the victims of the October 1 tragedy.

Leno, a Las Vegas headlining comedian; and Harper, Washington Nationals outfielder and Las Vegas native; will join Boyz II Men, Cirque du Soleil, David Copperfield, Imagine Dragons, Penn & Teller, The Killers, and more for an unprecedented fundraising event benefiting the Las Vegas Victims Fund.

Harper said, “I was born and raised in Las Vegas, and my pride for this great city runs deep. In the wake of this terrible event, the world has seen what I’ve always known to be true: how strong our city is and what a tight-knit, supportive community we have. I’m proud to be a part of the Vegas
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Watch Pentatonix sing their amazing new version of Deck The Halls as Christmas special airs on NBC

This is Deck The Halls as you’ve never seen it performed before — in a new video just released by Pentatonix. The video for the amazing cover version of the classic song comes as the a cappella group’s holiday special, A Very Pentatonix Christmas, airs tonight on NBC. The one-hour festive celebration sees the group from Arlington, Texas, including new member Matt Sallee — who replaced Avi Kaplan — being joined by a string of stars including Jennifer Hudson, Jay Leno, and America’s Got Talent winner Darci Lynne Farmer. During the special the group perform a rendition of How Great Thou Art with...read more
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Al Franken Cut From PBS' Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman

Al Franken Cut From PBS' Kennedy Center Tribute to David Letterman
If there was a Top 10 list of reasons to scrub a celebrity’s appearance from an upcoming TV special, a sexual harassment scandal would surely come in at number one.

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has been edited out of PBS’ David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize special (airing Monday, 8/7c), TVLine has confirmed. The decision to cut him from the broadcast comes just days after the Saturday Night Live alum became the latest politician to be accused of sexual harassment. The network on Sunday released the following statement to TVLine:

PBS will air David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize on Monday evening.
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Budd Friedman Traces Standup Roots in New Book

Budd Friedman Traces Standup Roots in New Book
Ponder the last half-century of American comedy without talents like Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Andy Kaufman, Richard Lewis, George Carlin, Jay Leno, Joan Rivers, Bill Maher, Bill Hicks, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy and countless others, and it’s not a lot of laughs. Most of the aforementioned funny folks may have endured and thrived without Budd Friedman’s Improv Clubs in New York and Los Angeles, but those stand-up stages were so essential to the launching and developing of so many careers it’s impossible to overestimate their impact on our culture. Friedman’s New York roots led him to open his first Improv Club in mid-town Manhattan in the early 1960s. In his recently published tome “The Improv: An Oral History of the Comedy Club That Revolutionized Stand-Up” (BenBella Books, $18.87), co-written with Tripp Whetsell, Friedman and associates reminisce about Friedman’s impact and The Improv’s role in “inventing” American stand-up
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Kevin Spacey Cut From 'Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special' on CBS

The fallout continues for Kevin Spacey following allegations of sexual harassment.

The two-time Oscar winner has been cut from CBS' upcoming Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Set to air Sunday, Dec. 3, other previously announced guests for the two-hour special include Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short.

CBS is the latest to distance itself from the House of Cards star after Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp alleged on Oct. 29 that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances towards him in...
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Pentatonix Christmas Special Returns, Joined By Jennifer Hudson, Jay Leno, Darci Lynne Farmer

Grammy Award-winning a capella vocal artists Pentatonix will return to NBC for their second holiday special. A Very Pentatonix Christmas is set for Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 Pm Et/Pt on NBC, with an encore airing on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. The one-hour show will feature The Voice coach and fellow Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson joining for some favorite holiday tunes. Also appearing are comedian and former Tonight Show host Jay Leno and 13-year-old America’s Got Talent…
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Jay Leno on David Letterman: "Even When He Was Mean to Me, It Was Funny"

On Oct. 22 David Letterman will be honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The award, which has been handed out annually since 1998, celebrates the achievements of American comedic talents and has been awarded to such past honorees as Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres, Eddie Murphy, Will Ferrell, Bill Murray and Jay Leno.

When we started out together in the early 1980s, Dave's performance skill wasn't quite there yet because he hadn't done it enough. But he was a natural. When I first met him, I...
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