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December 3, 2013 |
The limited-production, high-powered 2005 Porsche Carrera GT involved in the fiery weekend crash that killed actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas has a history of being difficult to control. The sports car is capable of reaching 100 mph in under seven seconds. It was built without the stability management system that most Porsche models are equipped with. Tonight Show host Jay Leno, a veteran supercar driver, spun a Porsche Carrera GT at 180 to 190 mph at Talledega.
December 2, 2013 |
No viral prank here. Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is posting his best numbers since his time slot move put him in head-to-head competition with Jay Leno and David Letterman. For the week of Nov. 18, the latest for which numbers are available, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" drew an average of 2.86-million viewers overall, up 15% compared with the previous week. That's the biggest audience the show has brought in since it moved to its earlier 11:35 p.m. time in January. In the 18-to-49 demographic, the age group most coveted by advertisers, the jokester's program took in 1.05-million viewers, for an increase of 29% week-to-week.
November 20, 2013 |
It could be many years before history will judge the decisions former President George W. Bush made in the White House, the 43rd president told Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday night. For now, though, he'll paint. In a rare TV appearance, the former president shared his new hobby with the late-night personality, even presenting Leno with a portrait of himself. In the past, Bush has painted everything from cats and dogs to a scene of himself taking a shower . Bush, 67, explained to Leno that the artistic streak began after reading "Painting as a Pastime," an essay by Winston Churchill, who himself produced several portraits and landscape pieces.
November 19, 2013 |
Kelly Clarkson is pregnant -- that news straight from the horse's mouth. Er, Clarkson's Twitter account. "I'm pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever :)," the pop-country crossover crooner blurted Tuesday. Guess that explains her coy approach to the notion of pregnancy when she appeared last week on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. " Neither confirming nor denying that she was pregnant, the 31-year-old told Leno: "We're not announcing anything right now," which earned her a knowing roar from the studio audience. (At least she didn't go on to announce the big news on Ellen DeGeneres' show, as Leno had feared .)
November 12, 2013 |
If Kelly Clarkson is pregnant, she wasn't spilling word of it to Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show" on Monday. One thing she did make clear: She and new hubby Brandon Blackstock are indeed trying. "Practice makes perfect," she said. As a matter of fact, they're trying "like rabbits!," she told the talk-show host . Leno had asked her directly, "Are you pregnant right now?," drawing a laughing reply of "What are you saying?" from the original "American Idol" as she played it coy. The comedian wasn't giving up. "I always get these stars who come on and go, 'I'm thinking about having a baby,' " he said, "and then the next week they go on 'Ellen' and announce it there.
October 30, 2013 |
Maybe Jay Leno has a case of senioritis, because the soon-to-be-departing "Tonight Show" host appears to be slacking off in the joke-writing department. Leno - who will vacate his "Tonight" role in February after more than 20 years behind the desk - was caught this week recycling one of his own jokes about President Obama and Joe Biden. "Remember the old days when President Obama's worst embarrassment was Joe Biden?" Leno joked Tuesday, in reference to the tech-plagued Obamacare rollout.
October 29, 2013 |
Nothing like a Victoria's Secret model to change one's mind about marriage! Just ask Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. The crooner paid a visit Monday night to "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," and Leno teased him about previously rejecting the idea of matrimony. "I remember talking to you one time, you telling me you were never going to get married, and now you're engaged," Leno said. "Tell me what happened here. " Oh, gotcha! "Famous last words, I'll never get married," Levine joked.
October 23, 2013 |
Kristin Chenoweth will go to great lengths in order to raise money to combat breast cancer, including nearly losing her lunch on network TV all over genial Jay Leno. The actress and singer stopped by "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday night and resumed her ongoing deal with Leno in regards to her work raising money for breast cancer. She eats something disgusting of Leno's choosing and he coughs up cold, hard cash. Pretty sweet deal, right? Well, not exactly sweet. This time Leno provided Chenoweth with two dishes dear to his Scottish mother's heart: blood pudding and haggis.
October 23, 2013 |
Katy Perry debuted her latest album, “Prism,” with an album release party where she performed stripped down versions of new material and sat for an interview with TV personality Mario Lopez. Album release parties are typically a private affair -- reserved for tastemakers, record label suits, press and occasionally superfans -- with the actual music taking a back seat to open bars, gourmet hors d'oeuvres and shoulder rubbing. And while Perry's celebration Tuesday night certainly had some of those trappings, the singer smartly made her party double as the ultimate promo vehicle.
October 10, 2013 |
Maybe Jimmy Kimmel should get into rap feuds more often. Kanye West appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Wednesday night to clear the air after a spat with the late-night host over a skit that made fun of the rapper. West's visit boosted ratings for Kimmel's show, according to early numbers from Nielsen. In the 25 markets with local people meters, Kimmel drew a 1.2 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 age group demographic, beating both Jay Leno and David Letterman.