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Jay Leno

Jay Leno
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Birth Name: 
James Douglas Muir Leno
Birth Date: 
April 28, 1950
Birth Place: 
New Rochelle, NY
Stand Up Comedian / TV Host
Relationship Status: 
Married to Mavis Nicholson Leno

Hosting a late night show is hard work, and last night (October 6) “The Tonight Show” stud Jimmy Fallon needed a little help from his predecessor Jay Leno.

Faking an injury, Fallon blurted out, "I don’t think I can continue, but of course, here at The Tonight Show, the monologue has to go on, so I think I’m gonna have to sub out. Can someone tag in for me please?"

12:40 pm

While he gave up the “Tonight Show” reins earlier this year, Jay Leno isn’t done making great television content.

The CNBC Network has announced that they’ve signed Leno for a new show, tentatively titled “Jay Leno’s Garage” and it’ll hit the airwaves sometime next year.

12:10 pm

His “Tonight Show” days are over and yet Jay Leno still has a venerable presence in the realm of comedy.

According to reports, the newly-retired star will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 19th.

2:18 pm

The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel was brimming over with famous folks as the Television Academy held their 23rd Hall of Fame ceremony on Tuesday night (March 11).

Blonde beauties Amy Poehler, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Michelle Pfeiffer all showed up at the swanky affair, all decked out in designer duds.

9:25 am

Making a return to the late night scene, Jay Leno made a surprise appearance on "The Arsenio Hall Show" this Wednesday (February 26).

As Arsenio delivered his greeting, the former "Tonight Show" host sneaked up behind him, "shushing" the audience before making his big reveal, gaining a priceless response!

12:44 am

She was ousted from “The Tonight Show” by Johnny Carson back in1986 after taking a rival talk show on FOX, but Joan Rivers made her triumphant return this week thanks to new host Jimmy Fallon.

The “Fashion Police” star welcomed Fallon to the new gig and afterwards gave a not-so-friendly gesture to former host Jay Leno for carrying on the Carson embargo.

3:01 pm

Bidding his heartfelt farewell to friends and coworkers was a fantastic way for the iconic Jay Leno to close his final episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", and his ratings will prove it!

Topping the charts at a towering 14.6 million viewers, Jay's final run at the helm of "The Tonight Show" received its greatest numbers in viewership since the conclusion of "Seinfeld" in May of 1998.

9:20 pm

We’re all familiar with the drama surrounding Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno, and with the grey haired TV legend’s last night on “The Tonight Show” there were some jabs thrown.

Jay’s final showed debuted Thursday (February 6) after 22 years in the business, and while his enemies Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman paid their respects, Conan chose a different route.

12:48 pm

Bringing an end to his 22-year reign hosting “The Tonight Show,” Jay Leno was on the receiving end of some seriously amazing wishes from many of his celebrity pals.

“SexyBack” singer Justin Timberlake tweeted, “Much love to the one and only @jayleno. Thank you for all the laughs and great times! Also... Can I have a car? No? Ok, cool.”

12:23 pm

The competition between late night television shows has always been fierce, however David Letterman couldn’t help but show some love and respect to Jay Leno as he made his last appearance as host of “The Tonight Show.”

The “Late Show” host began, “Well, as with the world, tonight is a big night for change in late night television. Our friend Jay Leno [has spent] 22 years as host of ‘The Tonight Show.’”

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