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2Dec
2014
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Gabrielle Union Talks About PRINCE’s Legendary House Parties!

Gabrielle Union Promo

Gabrielle Union was on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night and talked about going to Hollywood parties with Chris Rock and going to PRINCE's house for one of his legendary parties.

Gabrielle talked about being shy and telling the music superstar that she should have brought a tuna casserole to the party. Yea...no. Maybe some chamomile tea and a large size honey instead. Don't forget to check out Top 5 hitting theaters soon!-DocFB

Diagnosis: Fallon needs to work on his Prince impression. Was amazing the previous times he did it.

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

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.

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!

20Aug
2011
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Is TBS Learning About Conan What NBC Already Knew?

George Lopez & Conan O'Brien Photo: AccessHollywood.com
George Lopez & Conan O'Brien Photo: AccessHollywood.com

George Lopez & Conan O'Brien Photo: AccessHollywood.com

I am not going to make you search for what NBC knew and TBS is just finding out about Conan.  I am going to say it right now.  Conan O'Brien is a better follower than a lead-in.  The only thing saving Conan from being cancelled like "Lopez Tonight" is his ad buy rate and that he got nominated for an Emmy.

Conan is on cruise control and if he can shift into high gear, he will be getting cancelled this time next year.  It is just how he was on "The Tonight Show" when he took over.  Only after getting threatened by NBC to put Leno back did Conan switch into high gear and become funny.  Now, he is back to his usual self, even shaving off his beard a couple of months ago.

I am not going to hate on Leno.  Anyone with a brain should have known they gave him that 10 p.m. time slot just in case Coco couldn't do it.  Why couldn't he see that?  Just because an executive says you have a job doesn't mean you stop trying n act like you don't need to do anything but show up.  You hear everything about Leno.  He is unfunny.  Safe.  Old.  Tired out.  You never hear about his work ethic.  He kills it.  That is why "The Tonight Show" was back to number 1 as soon as Jay was put back in the seat.

Jimmy Fallon's success is mainly because Leno is a good lead-in for him.  If NBC did not pull Conan when they did, it would have been Fallon getting cancelled and Lopez still on at 11 going strong.  Conan sucks as a lead-in.  George's ratings at 11 were fine but have him follow Conan at 12, Conan was losing 40% of the viewership before G.Lo even went on the air.

There was a reason last year when I said Fox should sign Conan to late night but bring "Lopez Tonight" to Fox and let George be the lead-in and Conan the follower.  If TBS wasn't so hard for Conan and his demands, George would have been the 11 P.M. guy and Conan would have followed and they both would still have a job.

Conan was the man from 2002 til 2005.  Almost 10 years ago.   Jimmy Kimmel is edgier and that is saying something.  Fallon tries harder . He stopped laughing at his own jokes and has that Leno lead-in.  Bottom line; If Conan is better than Jay, he better start proving it already.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Team Coco?  More Like Team No-No

1Jul
2011
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Chelsea Handler Dominating Conan In New Ratings

Chelsea Handler/Conan O'Brien. Photo: Eonline.com
Chelsea Handler/Conan O'Brien. Photo: Eonline.com

Chelsea Handler/Conan O'Brien. Photo: Eonline.com

I think I am the only one not surprised by this.  Ratings for the 11 P.M. hour of cable were released and Chelsea Handler's "Chelsea Lately" show is beating the "Conan O'Brien" show soundly.

The ratings show Chelsea with over a 100,000 more viewers on a nightly basis than Conan.  For those at Conan watching the ratings, they did see Chelsea creeping up on them, but no changes were made. 

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