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March 2, 2010
'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' Where: NBC When: 11:35 weeknights Rating: TV-14 (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14)
March 20, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
Four of the candidates vying to replace Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will face off this evening in the first major debate of the campaign. Scheduled to participate are former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver, former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl, West Hollywood Councilman John Duran and former Malibu Mayor Pamela Conley Ulich. Yaroslavsky, who is leaving office after two decades, represents neighborhoods with some of the county's highest voter participation rates -- a district stretching from Santa Monica and Beverly Hills into the San Fernando Valley.  The event, starting at 7:30 at UCLA, is jointly sponsored by the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and radio station KCRW-FM (89.9)
January 10, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
The only suspense at Mitt Romney's headquarters on primary night was just how big his margin of victory in New Hampshire would be. The polls hadn't even closed when the former Massachusetts governor's team began lining up the youthful supporters who would serve as the candidate's backdrop waving blue-and-white Romney signs in a crowded ballroom at Southern New Hampshire University. At the stroke of 8, the crowd erupted into cheers as the anchors at Fox News called the primary for Romney.
March 15, 2014 | By David Colker
Comedian David Brenner, who vaulted to fame through his appearances on the "Tonight Show" in the 1970s, died at home in New York on Saturday. The cause was cancer, said his former publicist, Jeff Abraham, who issued a statement on behalf of Brenner's family. He was 78. Brenner was working as recently as December, with club dates in Toronto and other spots, Abraham said. The comedian was a favorite of "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson at a time when appearances on the late-night program could ensure success for a comic.
March 10, 2011
Lakers tonight AT MIAMI Time: 4 PST. On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 710; 1330. Where: American Airlines Arena. Records: Lakers 46-19; Heat 43-21. Record vs. Heat: 0-1. Update: Miami has lost six of its last seven games, the lone victory a 121-113 decision over Washington. Surprisingly, four of those losses were in home games against New York, Orlando, Chicago and Portland. The Lakers have lost their last two games in Miami, including a 114-111 setback last season in which they allowed 15 points in overtime.
March 22, 2013 | By the Los Angeles Times editorial board
Johnny Carson brought NBC's "The Tonight Show" from New York to Southern California in 1972, a nod to Hollywood's status as the capital of the entertainment industry and the gravitational center of the pop-culture universe. Although the network's headquarters was in New York, Los Angeles had long since eclipsed the Big Apple when it came to television production. As Carson told The Times that year, "The guests you can get in Hollywood you can't get anywhere else. " In the four decades since then, many film and television producers have fled to cheaper locales, and new forms of entertainment have lured away many of the youthful viewers that Hollywood used to attract.
July 10, 2010
CHIVAS USA TONIGHT AT KANSAS CITY When: 5:30 Where: Community America Ballpark. On the air: TV: KDOC, KWHY; Radio: 690. Records: Chivas USA 3-9-2, Kansas City 3-7-3. Update: After breaking a six-game losing streak with a 1-1 tie against the Philadelphia Union, Chivas USA will try its chances against the Kansas City Wizards. Chivas has not won an MLS game since May 5 and is at the bottom of the Western Conference. Kansas City has seen its share of hard times this season as well, sitting fifth in the Eastern Conference standings.
February 5, 2009 | Helene Elliott
February 4, 2010
Kings vs. Ducks tonight When : 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150, 830. Records: Kings 34-19-3, Ducks 27-23-7. Season series: Kings 2-0-0. Update: The Kings have won seven consecutive games, one short of the club record set in 1972-73 and equaled in 1991-92. They have reached 34 wins faster than any previous Kings team. Goaltender Jonathan Quick has won these seven in a row, tying a club record for a goalie set in 1991-92 by Kelly Hrudey and matched a season later by Robb Stauber.
May 21, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
With polls in the race for Los Angeles mayor set to close at 8 p.m., what should we be watching for tonight? The Times' James Rainey and Michael Finnegan will handicap the races and offer analysis during a Google+ Hangout at 8 p.m. At 10 p.m., Finnegan will give an update on the ballot counting. FULL COVERAGE: L.A.'s race for mayor   On Wednesday at 9 a.m., readers can join The Times' Catherine Saillant with questions about the elections. On Wednesday starting at noon, Rainey and Maeve Reston will host a two-hour broadcast breaking down the results.
March 14, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Not only have the Clippers been rolling through the NBA, but they have also been rolling through the Utah Jazz in recent games. The Clippers have defeated the Jazz eight consecutive times and will be looking to extend that Friday night when the two teams play at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City. The Clippers have won nine consecutive games, the longest current streak in the league. If the Clippers win their next two games, they will match the longest winning streak in the NBA this season.
March 12, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa (knee) and center Mathieu Perreault (right thumb) say they've been told they'll return to play Wednesday night. Perreault has missed four games since being injured in a collision in a victory over St. Louis on Feb. 28, and Sbisa left after the first period of Friday's shootout loss to Pittsburgh. Perreault, expected to be paired with Kyle Palmieri and Tim Jackman on Wednesday night, said he had a medical exam Friday that showed the ligament wasn't torn and said he can shoot without discomfort.
March 12, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Beck has added 10 dates to his 2014 tour, including an April 9 stop at the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara ahead of his scheduled performances April 13 and 20 at Coachella. He'll also be dropping in tonight on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and April 1 on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Beck's new album, “Morning Phase,” remains in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart in its second week of release, having sold an additional 33,000 copies last week, bringing its two-week sales total to 120,000.
March 12, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Turns out you can teach an old time slot new tricks. The recent passing of "The Tonight Show" torch from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon sparked the inevitable state-of-the-genre conversation. In a world ruled by tweets and memes, Netflix and YouTube, is there even a place for late-night talk shows anymore? FOR THE RECORD: Jimmy Fallon: A critic's notebook in the March 13 Calendar section implied that "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon has not interviewed a U.S. president. In fact, Fallon interviewed President Obama on his previous show, "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
March 7, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Lindsay Lohan stopped by "The Tonight Show" on Thursday to promote her Oprah Winfrey Network docu-series and catch up with her old friend Jimmy Fallon.  Unlike the late-night skewerings the embattled star has experienced, Fallon was friendly and warm to the newly clean starlet, who also appeared on his first episode of "The Tonight Show" last month. On Sunday, OWN will premiere "Lindsay," Oprah Winfrey's docu-series, which is being credited with helping Lohan get back on her feet since she left her court-ordered rehab in July 2013.
March 2, 2014 | By Christy Khoshaba
Ah, the role of the Oscar host: to entertain without being offensive, to crack jokes that aren't too insider-y and to think on one's feet. Sounds simple in theory. But when it comes to practice, it can be a whole other story. To concoct the perfect Oscar host formula, the Academy has tried it all . It's gone with one host to two hosts to four hosts. It's tried young hosts and old hosts. It's even run the show without a host -- does 1989 year ring a bell for anyone? The telecast that year raised the curtains to a singing Rob Lowe and a dancing actress as Snow White.
February 26, 2010 | By Scott Collins
TV executives are holding their breath to see whether Jay Leno can recapture his old fans Monday when the comedian returns to "The Tonight Show." But for NBC, its painful late-night saga may be just beginning, as the restoration doesn't solve the programming and financial problems that still afflict the network and its prime-time rivals. Though his good-guy image took a serious hit during the battle with Conan O'Brien over "Tonight's" host chair, many analysts expect Leno, who turns 60 in April, to win back most if not all of his old fan base, which made the show No. 1 in late night during most of his 17-year tenure.
March 2, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
We've done the "Hustle. " (Wait. Wrong link. Try this .) We've been to outer space . Hell, we've even been blindfolded and taken on a spaceship all the way to Neptune . And now, tonight, at 5:30 p.m. PST, it all comes to a (we hope) glorious end with the 86th Academy Awards live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. What can we expect from tonight's show? Here are five moments to watch: OSCARS 2014: Full coverage | Complete list | Top nominees and winners What movie will win best picture?
February 27, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Every decade or so Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler get together to make a movie, and on Wednesday night "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon asked them to express their lovey-dovey feelings in song. "Every 10 years we get to fall in love again," said the pregnant actress, 39, who appeared with Sandler to promote their upcoming rom-com, "Blended," due in theaters in May. "We do. We enjoy it, we have a lot of fun together," added Sandler, 47. PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings and engagements of 2014 The pair have costarred in 1998's "The Wedding Singer" and 2004's "50 First Dates.
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