9 items from 2014
Back in the 80s, before Secada went on to become a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, he was a struggling artist. To make money on the side, he’d coach for an hourly rate. One of his clients in those early days was Miami Vice star Don Johnson.
"We got the call by somebody that was working with Don Johnson," Secada told uInterview exclusively. "He was doing a duet in Spanish. They needed someone to coach him though the song. He was doing the duet with a really well known Mexican singer. I got the job. I got the call. I did the job, and I helped him with the song. »
Jay Leno is going to have to get used to being on the other side of the desk when he returns to the Tonight Show. According to the Associated Press, Leno will be appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as a guest on Friday. This will be Leno's first time returning to the Tonight Show as a guest since he signed off in February after more than 22 years as host, save for a brief interlude as host of primetime's The Jay Leno Show from 2009 to 2010. Leno previously appeared on one of Fallon's skits, "House of Cue Cards." Leno »
- Teresa Jue
Jon Secada, the Grammy award winning singer/songwriter, has a beef with Don Johnson. In the 80s, when Johnson was trying to launch a singing career, he hired Secada to coach him, but never paid the singer, according to his new memoir Secada: A New Day.
"We got the call by somebody that was working with Don Johnson," Secada told uInterview exclusively. "He was doing a duet in Spanish. They needed someone to coach him though the song. He was doing the duet with a really well known Mexican singer. I got the job. I got the call. I did the job, and I helped him with the song. He liked me enough to help him with some of the other songs that he was doing. I was being paid hourly and for me back then, everything I made meant a lot. I was a struggling artist, a struggling musician, »
Since she got her first break while working in a salon—where a customer helped her get a role to get her SAG card—Julie Meyer has appeared on a variety of shows in guest spots, from Southland to How I Met Your Mother to The Middle and The New Normal. Her first real gig was doing sketches with Jay Leno on The Jay Leno Show, so she's had some interesting experiences during the five short years she's been acting in Los Angeles. Add another one to the list: She was cast in a supporting role on NBC's upcoming Adam McKay »
- Kyle Ryan
The dynamic duo delivered a jaw-dropping collection that focused on unique fabrics and interesting cuts. The sophisticated yet edgy looks were extremely bold and beautiful — and we can’t wait to see them on the red carpet.
Issac Franco and Ken Kaufman are known for their exquisite designs, and their Fall 2014 collection did not disappoint! As we celebrated the outstanding show, someone else was also celebrating a special occasion. Kelly Rowland started off her birthday celebration sitting front row at the KaufmanFranco show! What better way to celebrate than a little fashion glam?
Kaufmanfranco Fall 2014 Collection:
The sensual collection started off with the perfect transition into the fall color swatch we all love. The runway was filled with beautiful black and white silhouettes with very interesting cutouts along the front and backs of the dresses creating really cool geometric designs. There was a sophisticated mix of oversized coats as well as floor-length fitted gowns. »
- HL Intern
Fact #1: Jay Leno has been the most popular late night host in America for the majority of the past 19 years.
Fact #2: Comedians, Hollywood insiders, and laypeople alike just love hating on Leno, and have been doing so consistently for over 20 years.
Why? In their minds, the reasons are legion: Because he stole The Tonight Show from Johnny Carson’s rightful heir, David Letterman, way back in the early ’90s. Because he refused to simply retire when NBC tried to replace him with Conan O’Brien in 2009. Because his primetime Jay Leno Show tanked, sinking Conan’s Tonight Show »
- Hillary Busis
Jay Leno is doing all he can to endorse Jimmy Fallon as his heir, as NBC seeks to engineer a smoother-than-usual “The Tonight Show” handoff. Yet in an interview with Variety, Leno stressed that if the last baton pass to Conan O’Brien didn’t take, the responsibility lies elsewhere.
Having been painted as the bad guy in past latenight succession dramas – from getting the job instead of David Letterman, to returning and thus causing O’Brien to leave – Leno stressed, as is his habit, that showbiz is an unforgiving game and blaming others for one’s setbacks is a pointless exercise.
So while O’Brien – and some of his most ardent fans – felt aggrieved by Leno’s return to latenight after his primetime experiment with “The Jay Leno Show,” it’s clear the host doesn’t have much sympathy for that point of view.
“If you want to blame the whole thing on me, »
- Brian Lowry
Jay Leno says farewell – again – to the Tonight Show desk on February 6, just four years after returning to the NBC show after the network booted him in favor of Conan O’Brien. “First time, I got blindsided,” Leno told 60 Minutes in an exit interview airing Sunday. The network gave him notice in 2004 that he’d be out after another four years. “‘You’re fired four years from right now,’” he recalled being told. “I said, ‘Sure.’ I said at the time I was going to do a half hour. And I believe Conan was going to follow later. He didn’t want to do that. He quit. And so they gave me the show back.” After a disastrous run on primetime in 2009 with The Jay Leno Show, NBC gave Leno back the Tonight Show chair. Last April they announced they were ousting Leno again in favor of the younger Jimmy Fallon. »
- JEN YAMATO
When NBC approached the end of Leno's first run on "Tonight" in 2009, Leno made a lot of noise about how he wasn't all that interested in leaving, NBC got scared he would jump to a rival network, and viewers had to suffer "The Jay Leno Show" debacle and the aborted Conan O'Brien tenure on "Tonight."
This time, though? Everyone seems at peace with the decision, and on Sunday (Jan. 19), NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt had many kind words for Leno.
"This network has been incredibly fortunate to have had a talent like Jay on our team since 1992," Greenblatt says. "He's kept 'The Tonight Show' No. 1 for virtually its entire run. He's been a fixture at this company and in people's bedrooms for more than two decades. »
9 items from 2014
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