December 1, 2009 |
Poor old NBC. There they sit with "The Jay Leno Show," TV's equivalent of that famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" headline, having called time of death on scripted drama and indeed traditional network television while all around them great new shows are popping up like the plague victim in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." "I'm not dead," says ABC with its new comedy lineup; "I'm getting better," says CBS with "The Good Wife" and "NCIS: Los Angeles." "I think I'll go for a walk," adds Fox with the runaway buzz generator "Glee."
September 16, 2009 |
Critics may have hated it, but Monday's premiere of "The Jay Leno Show" got a warm reception from viewers. Thanks in part to a newsworthy appearance from rapper Kanye West -- who drew widespread scorn for his behavior during the MTV Video Music Awards the previous night -- the former "Tonight Show" host's 10 p.m. comedy-variety show drew a surprisingly large crowd of 18.4 million total viewers, according to data from Nielsen Media Research....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2013 |
If Los Angeles ever wants to join the ranks of Las Vegas or Miami in attracting tourists who want to party, it needs to free its night spots from having to make the last call for alcohol by 2 a.m., according to one state lawmaker. State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) has introduced legislation that would allow California cities to seek permission from the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to allow their nightclubs, restauraunts and bars to sell drinks until 4 a.m. "Many cities in California have dynamic social activities that are vital to their economies, but they lack the flexibility to expand their businesses,” Leno said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 2013 |
Los Angeles is at a disadvantage competing with Las Vegas, New York and Miami for tourists who want a lively nightclub scene because of a California law that cuts off alcohol sales at 2 a.m., a state lawmaker contends. State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) has introduced legislation that could extend the last call for alcohol in some California cities until 4 a.m. "This legislation would allow destination cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego to start local conversations about the possibility of expanding night life and the benefits it could provide the community by boosting jobs, tourism and local tax revenue," Leno said.
October 25, 2003
WITHOUT challenge, Barbra Streisand, Fleetwood Mac and countless other Hollywood liberals have been whooping it up with Democratic victors for decades. But Jay Leno steps up with Schwarzenegger, and suddenly it's an "issue" fit for your front page ("Taking Sides?" by Lynn Smith, Oct. 20)? Give me a break. Sounds like sour grapes for Gray Davis losing. David Pierre Los Angeles IT was long before the advent of "Schwarzenegger for governor" that I noticed the burgeoning political slant on Leno's "Tonight Show."
December 1, 2011 |
Now even Rick Perry's making fun of Rick Perry. It's come to that. Perry is scheduled to be on the "Tonight Show" with Jay Leno Thursday evening, but Iowa viewers watching will also see an ad in which the Texas governor pokes fun at his, uh, you know, inability to remember stuff. In the ad, Perry talks about the his notorious “brain freeze” last month, when, during a debate, he forgot the name of a third Cabinet agency he would eliminate as president. Then, flustered, he soon forgot the second one. “You know, we've all lost our train of thought before, but not many have done it on national TV. If you want a slick debater, I'm obviously not your guy," Perry says in the spot, which will air only this evening in Iowa.