January 21, 2010
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The plight and suffering of Haitian people and continuing financial support on a global level is relevant to my being than the media’s lust over NBC vs. Jay Leno & Conan O’Brien program woe. However, Leno and O’Brien do employee hundreds of people that would be out of work and financial support in this recession, so I’m happy to see a resolution is on the horizon.
With that said, leave it to Entertainment Weekly to bestow NBC & Jeff Zucker‘s decision [Jay Leon @ 10pm] with the #1 spot in television’s 50 biggest bomb ever. Entertainment Weekly dedicated the TV’s 50 Biggest Bomb Ever Issue to all of the television networks, producers and actors for making i****** decisions.
You can dive into Entertainment Weekly article @ Popwatch.EW.com. NBC issues a statement: NBC and Conan O’Brien have reached a resolution of the issues surrounding O’Brien’s contract to host The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.
Jeff Gaspin [Chairman @ NBC Universal Television Entertainment]: We’re pleased that Jay is returning to host the franchise that he helmed brilliantly and successfully for many years. He is an enormous talent, a consummate professional and one of the hardest-working performers on television.
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November 12, 2008
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Defeated Republican presidential candidate John McCain makes his first appearance post-election on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He doesn’t blame his vice-president nominee Sarah Palin for the election loss and jokes about sleeping like a baby.
Mary Altaffer / Associated Press
On losing the election to Barack Obama: I’ve been sleeping like a baby. Sleep two hours, wake up and cry. Sleep two hours, wake up and cry.
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