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3Apr
2013
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Video: Jay Leno & Jimmy Fallon Poke Fun At Late Night War To Be

Jimmy Fallon & Jay Leno Photo: NYDailyNews.com

It appears that NBC didn't learn its lesson with Jay Leno from a few years ago; do not replace him on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon or anyone. It does not end well. For now, Fallon and Leno are taking things in stride.

Appearing in a skit together that takes place between when Leno throws to Fallon, the late night hosts put in a musical number where Jay knows he is being replaced but let's it be known he is not done. That he will go to Fox or even replace David Letterman if he has to, but he is not done.

Leno and Fallon are playing nice...for now. Jay will step aside in the fall of 2014 for Jimmy to take over the Tonight Show, which will move to New York in Fallon's Late Night studios at 30 Rock.

Remember Conan O'Brien? The Tonight Show was his...until NBC executives threw him off the show and replaces him with Jay Leno. the EXACT same executives, mind you, that NBC will be replacing Leno with Fallon this time around, even with Leno still number 1 in the ratings.

Conan has just signed a contract extension for his show with TBS until November 2015.

Leno has dominated in the ratings all year beating Letterman and Kimmel. Arsenio will return to late night with a feel of Fallon's show, stars and musical guests. Letting Arsenio stay and keeping Jay where he is at, will take away viewers from late night, but Leno would still be number 1. Moving Fallon will more than likely keep the Tonight Show number 1 without Leno and have higher ratings.

When your morning show is in shambles, when your prime time line-up except for The Voice is in the toilet, do you really mess with the only thing succeeding; your late night line-up? If your NBC, the answer is yes.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Leno to executives: NBC-ya..next Fall on another network!

22Aug
2012
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A Year Before Arsenio Is Set To Return, The Late Night Wars Heat Up!


Arsenio Hall is a year away from his late night return. Jimmy Kimmel was fine with his time slot of 12:00 A.M, a half hour before Leno and Letterman battle it out, where Leno has remained supreme after the Conan debacle. Starting in January 2013, Kimmell will be moving to 11:35 P.M. where he will go head to head and chin with Jay Leno and David Letterman.

ABC is also trying to set up Jimmy Kimmel to host the Academy Awards after the Oscar's were wanting to get Jimmy Fallon to host the show. ABC actually got involved knowing what was at stake with Arsenio returning and Fallon eventually taking over "The Tonight Show" in a few years.

Leno has had attention on him this week for 20 people from his staff being forced to let go. If you believe Howard Stern however, Leno was trying to get rid of them and not look like the bad guy.

Leno and Kimmell have had a less than friendly rivalry. When Kimmel was entering the late night fray about 10 years ago, he said he got a call from Jay wishing him luck but "not understanding why they need another late night show." When Jay was set to leave "The Tonight Show" and be replaced by Conan, ABC let Kimmel know they were set to offer Jay the 11:35 time slot and move Kimmel back to 12:35. During a writers strike, Jay appeared on Kimmel and said "I'm just wondering if your desk looks better where it is or over there." confirming the talks ABC had with Jay.

When Jay moved to 10 P.M. for the ill-fated "The Jay Leno Show" Conan O'Brien did not understand his time would be limited as host of "The Tonight Show" unless he got kick-ass ratings. He didn't and NBC's "in case of emergency" landing of Jay at 10 p.m. instead of losing him to ABC worked. They cancelled Jay and gave Conan an ultimatum that forced him out of "The Tonight Show" and put Jay in. Letterman and Kimmell, who thought they were done with Jay came up with nightly Leno jokes until Oprah got involved.

Now with Arsenio Hall set to return to the late night wars of September 2013, and a surprising 85% of the nation already picking up the show in syndication, ABC felt it was the right time to move Kimmell into direct battle with Leno and Letterman. Kimmel is the only late night host where ratings have been up.

ABC knows Leno and Letterman are getting up there in age, and soon in a few years, it will be "The Arsenio Hall Show" versus "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" versus "The Jimmy Kimmel Show" in the battle for late night. It would be safe to see Conan taking over for Letterman when Letterman steps down at CBS as well.

There is no doubt in my mind that Arsenio will succeed. The person who may suffer in this is the person who has had the best guests, musical and otherwise on his show the past few years which is Jimmy Fallon. Fallon's fan base and mixture to guests rivals those of Arsenio back in his 90's heyday.

There are way too many late night show's who seem to have the same guests on during the week. Let's make no mistake about it; the reason for Kimmell moving to 11:35 is because of Arsenio's return and to get that audience used to tuning in at that time instead of midnight.

Expect a booking war for guests with Arsenio, Leno, and Kimmel all being in Los Angeles, which will benefit Fallon and Letterman.

Let the late night wars begin! Who will U be watching?-DocFB

26Jun
2012
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Katy Perry Talks Taco Bell & Why Her Divorce Is In New Documentary


Katy Perry is promoting her new movie "Part Of Me" on stopped by "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and talked about Taco Bell, and when it finally happened for her when it comes to music.

She said that she did her new movie documentary to show what was "underneath the hood" so to speak. She allowed the falling apart of her marriage during the shooting of the movie and felt it had to stay in because people would notice it was missing. Hmm.

She wanted people to see her at her lowest point and her highest point. Interesting. If the divorce from Russell Brand was left out of the movie, would it really offend you? Do we need access to all private moments?-DocFB

26Apr
2012
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Scene & Heard Headlines 04/26/12 Rocker Suicide, MJ, Britney, Robin Thicke, Adam Levine, & More!~

Tommy Marth Photo: LasVegasSun.com
Tommy Marth Photo: LasVegasSun.com

Tommy Marth Photo: LasVegasSun.com

Here are some music and entertainment stories making their way across the 'Net;

Killers Sax Player Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

The Surgical Mask Michael Jackson Wore Before Death Selling For $20,000

Adam Levine Admits To Jay Leno How He Got Role For "American Horror Story"

New York Radio Stations KISS & WBLS Merge Into One Station

Top Performances On Last Night's Idol

Britney Spears Fiance Becomes Co-Conservator

Robin Thicke Gets Back To Work

-DocFB

1Feb
2012
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Howard Stern Refusing To Promote “America’s Got Talent” On Tonight Show

Howard Stern Versus Jay Leno File Photo
Howard Stern Versus Jay Leno File Photo

Howard Stern Versus Jay Leno File Photo

Howard Stern is getting ready to promote him being judge on "America's Got Talent" but just do not expect him to be on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" for NBC.

NBC, the network that airs "America's Got Talent" has already asked Howard to be on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and the King of All Media is refusing to do it.

Why won't he do it?  Hit the continue reading button below.

31Jan
2012
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Madonna Reveals New CD Cover For MDNA & Talks Super Bowl (No Nipples!)

MDNA. Madonna. Photo: Interscope Records
MDNA. Madonna. Photo: Interscope Records

MDNA. Madonna. Photo: Interscope Records

Madonna released the cover for her new CD MDNA (For the full cover, press on the picture.) just days before her Super Bowl halftime show.

The CD MDNA will be out on March 26th.

It was also confirmed that Madonna's first single would be "Give Me All Your Luvin' featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.  The video for the song will debut on Friday and we can almost guarantee that all 3 of them will be performing it at the Super Bowl on Sunday.

She also appeared on Jay Leno talking about having to do the Super Bowl is the most "nerve wracking thing she has ever done".....

Check out the interview before.

Are you looking forward to Madonna's Super Bowl Performance?-DocFB

8Jan
2012
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Michelle Williams Talks About Misconceptions Of Marilyn Monroe

Michelle Williams was on The Tonight Show this week talking about her role in "My Week With Marilyn" and her playing Marilyn Monroe.

It is pretty interesting until Leno has to point out that Michelle is obviously younger than Marilyn. Um, yea man. We know.

Regardless, it also talks about her staying in character as Marilyn while making the movie and Leno asks if she tried to pick up men as Marilyn? Wowsa, dude.  Seriously?

Check out the clip of Michelle.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Will Michelle walk away with the Golden Globe?

12Oct
2011
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The Original 7ven AKA The Time To Perform On Tonight Show

The Original 7ven. Promo Photo
The Original 7ven. Promo Photo

The Original 7ven. Promo Photo

The Original 7ven aka The Band Formerly Known As The Time will be performing on The Tonight Show October 27th.

The band will not only performing in Los Angeles next week but will be having a homecoming concert in Minneapolis and a show in New York City.

The album "Condensate" is due for release next Tuesday, the same day the band will be at the Grammy Museum showing a documentary entitled "The Original 7ven" which will be included with the Best Buy version of the CD.

The band will also be taking over the "Centric" TV network for a weekend in December.

Starting next week, you will see The Original 7ven doing interviews in magazines and TV appearances along with the Tom Joyner Radio Show.

Stay tuned-DocFB

Diagnosis: What Time Is It?  #trendin' time!

20Sep
2011
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Shocker! Simon Cowell Says X Factor Will Be Better Than Idol

Simon Cowell was on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno talking about X-Factor will be better than American Idol. Would he say anything else?

Interesting that he chose to diss Nicole Scherzinger saying has multiple personalities....although it was shown that perhaps she does.

He then said about L.A. Reid that he is difficult to work with and that he is met his match.

Simon admitted that he kissed Paula Abdul back in the day in season 2 of American Idol. Hmm. Paula still denies it to this day.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Will X Mark The Spot?