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Dsvid Letterman to retire in 2015

April 3rd, 2014 6:20pm EDT
David Letterman
David Letterman will retire next year.
The 66-year-old presenter will step down from his hosting duties on his program 'The Late Show with David Letterman', which he has fronted for 20 years, in 2015.
The beloved host announced his news to the audience during the taping of the program this afternoon (04.03.15), but it is believed CBS will release a statement prior to the show airing at 11.35pm EST today.
The news surfaced earlier today after the bassist for R.E.M. Mike Mills, who is appearing on the show this evening, took to Twitter to share the announcement.
He wrote: "Dave just annou...

David Letterman wants Jay Leno as show guest

February 21st, 2014 6:20am EST
David Letterman
David Letterman wants Jay Leno on his US chat show.
The 66-year-old star - who has been fronting 'The Late Show with David Letterman' for 32 years - wants to rebuild relations with the former 'The Tonight Show' host who he famously fell out with.
Show producers have had the idea in the works for a while but wanted to wait until former 'Saturday Night Live' star Jimmy Fallon - who replaced Jay as show host - made his debut on 'The Tonight Show' on February 17.
A source told New York Daily News' newspaper column Confidenti@l: "There's been quiet talk behind the scenes for months that Dave w...

Jay Leno says goodbye to Tonight Show

February 7th, 2014 4:30am EST
Jay Leno
Jay Leno has filmed his last ever episode of 'The Tonight Show'.
The TV host wrapped filming on the chat show last night after over 20 years at its helm last night (02.06.14) and fought back tears as he thanked viewers for their loyalty.
He said towards the end of the show: "Boy this is the hard part ... The first year of this show I lost my mom; the second year I lost my dad. Then my brother died and after that I was pretty much out of family.
"The folks here became my family. When people say to me, 'Hey, why don't you go to ABC, why don't you go to Fox?' - [but] I didn't know anybody ove...

Jay Leno signs off as Tonight Show host

February 7th, 2014 3:10am EST
Jay Leno
Beloved U.S. TV personality Jay Leno signed off as the host of The Tonight Show after 22 years on Thursday (06Feb14) with a star-studded bang.

The programme capped off weeks of heartfelt celebrity tributes to the TV host from the likes of Sandra Bullock, Matt Damon, Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Lopez.

For his final show, the 63 year old sat down with his first-ever guest Billy Crystal, who enlisted Jack Black, Kim Kardashian, Sheryl Crow, Jim Parsons, Carol Burnett and Oprah Winfrey to join him for a surprise musical send-off.

Announced musical guest Garth Brooks told fans after the taping o...

Sandra Bullock's emotional Jay Leno tribute

February 6th, 2014 10:20am EST
Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock cried on Jay Leno's show last night (02.05.14).
The 49-year-old actress couldn't keep her emotions in check as she paid tribute to the talk show host on his second-to-last episode of 'The Tonight Show', from which he is bowing out after over 22 years.
She said: "I'd like to say something. I'm going to start crying. You've always been so kind. That's saying a lot in this business because we like to be mean.
"There's not been one time that you haven't treated me like I had something to offer. Even when the film was horrible and you knew it, you never let me see it in your eyes...

Miley Cyrus reveals red carpet nerves

January 31st, 2014 6:20am EST
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus gets "nervous" on the red carpet.
The 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker says she only sticks her tongue out when she gets her picture taken because she gets "embarrassed" at being the center of attention.
Discussing her infamous expression, she explained: 'Its because don't like getting my picture taken, I kind of get embarrassed.
"You don't see it, on the red carpet the people taking your pictures are yelling at you. and it gets you a little nervous. They're screaming I don't know what to do so I just stick my tongue out because I don't know what else to do.
"People are doing it, Madonn...

Jay Leno 'blindsided' by Tonight Show axe

January 24th, 2014 4:20am EST
Jay Leno
Jay Leno says he was "blindsided" when he was asked to leave 'The Tonight Show'.
The 63 -year-old talk show host felt like he had been dumped by a girlfriend during his spat with NBC producers, who announced in 2004 that he would be leaving the show and replaced him with Conan O'Brien four years later.
During an interview with '60 Minutes' set to air Sunday (01.26.14), Jay recalled: "I was blindsided ... [NBC executives said] 'You're out...' and I went, 'OK.'
"You know, you have a girl [who] says, 'I don't want to see you anymore.' 'Why?' 'You know, she doesn't want to see you any more, OK...

Charlie Sheen staged car crash

January 23rd, 2014 10:20am EST
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen previously staged a car crash to pull out of 'The Tonight Show'.
The 'Anger Management' star repeatedly found reasons to bow out of his guest appearances on the talk show and even went as far as arranging a minor accident, from which he sent a photo to the studio as evidence.
Talking on the NBC program on Wednesday (01.20.14), host Jay Leno asked Charlie:"What was the car one [excuse]?"
He replied: "I just couldn't come man, I'm so sorry."
Jay said: "This is what I get... It was four o'clock, five o'clock. Not only could you not come but your limousine had come off the freew...

Jay Leno to bow out with first Tonight Show guest Billy Crystal

January 20th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Jay Leno
Comedian Jay Leno will wrap up his 22-year run as the host of America's The Tonight Show by chatting to Billy Crystal.

The When Harry Met Sally star was Leno's very first guest when he succeeded Johnny Carson as host in 1992.

Country star Garth Brooks will also appear on Leno's final show on 6 February (14).

His successor, Jimmy Fallon, will kick off his stint as The Tonight Show's frontman on 17 February (14) with Will Smith and U2.

Will Smith and U2 for first Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

January 20th, 2014 10:20am EST
Will Smith
Will Smith and U2 are among Jimmy Fallon's first guests on 'The Tonight Show'.
The 39-year-old comedian will take the reins of the long-running late night talk show from Jay Leno in February and he has landed big A-list guests for his first show, with the set to join him for an interview and the 'One' rockers giving a musical performance.
Jimmy confirmed the star-studded line-up while appearing at a Television Critics Association panel yesterday (01.19.14).
During the conference, the funnyman also said revealed he was insistent on moving 'The Tonight Show' from Los Angeles to his home city ...

Jay Leno's final guests announced

January 20th, 2014 6:20am EST
Jay Leno
Jay Leno will be joined by Billy Crystal for his final show.
The 63-year-old talk show host will step down from 'The Tonight Show' on February 6 after almost 22 years and will mark the occasion by interviewing the actor, who was the first guest when he made his debut on the program in May 1992.
Country music superstar Garth Brooks will perform on the final show, while his successor Jimmy Fallon - who takes over on February 17 - will appear on February 3 for a for a "passing of the baton".
Though Jay's future is uncertain when he leaves the show, network NBC are keen to keep his services.

Mark Wahlberg: Fifty Shades cost too much

January 8th, 2014 10:20am EST
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg was "blown out" of getting the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie rights because it was too expensive.
The 'Ted' actor was in talks to acquire E.L. James' best-selling trilogy for his production company, but a "bidding war" meant he lost out to Universal Pictures and Focus Features.
He explained on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' last night (07.01.14): "We had the early beat on it [the book] and we were close to getting it but it didn't happen.
"We were in contact through our agency with the writer. Then she got another agent and they realised what a valuable property it was, crea...

Olivia Wilde is trying to be a 'strong' pregnant woman

December 18th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde is trying to be a "strong" pregnant lady like her mother was.
The 29-year-old actress is expecting her first baby with her fiancé Jason Sudeikis and she is trying to follow the example her mum, TV documentary maker Leslie Cockburn, who travelled to war zones while she was expecting Olivia and her two other children, Chloe and Charles.
When Olivia is worrying about things like whether she is exercising too much while expecting, she reminds herself of what her mother was capable of doing.
During an appearance on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno', the 'Rush' star said: "I have a g...

Simon Cowell sells car

December 10th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell is selling his $1.7 million supercar.
The music mogul is planning to say goodbye to the Bugatti Veyron - which he recently admitted to only driving twice since he bought it three years ago - after splashing out on his "favorite ever" vehicle.
He tweeted: "bought my favorite car in the world this weekend so I am going to have to say goodbye to the Bugatti. Both are alpha males ,one has to go. (sic)"
While Simon was busy buying a new car, his pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman was being spoiled by her friends at his Californian home as they threw her a baby shower - though the ...

Bette Midler skipping Thanksgiving festivities

November 27th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Bette Midler
Singer/actress Bette Midler is skipping America's Thanksgiving festivities this year (13) to focus on the Jewish holiday Chanukah.

The Beaches star and her husband, Martin von Haselberg, will be alone for the holiday because their daughter, Sophie, will be celebrating with friends elsewhere, and that means she gets to pick her holiday plans.

She tells U.S. late night host Jay Leno, "Thanksgiving, I'm not going to eat. I think I'm going to pass on Thanksgiving because my daughter, she's making her first Thanksgiving this year in New York. We're lonely (in Los Angeles)... So no, I'm not goi...

Quentin Tarantino bitten by taxi driver

November 27th, 2013 10:20am EST
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino was bitten by a taxi driver on his nipple after the pair got into a fight outside a New York nightclub.

The 50-year-old director was attempting to pay his fare when a fracas broke out between himself and the driver.

Quentin admits he attacked the man after he made an offensive comment towards his date for the night but the guy retaliated by biting him on his chest.

During an appearance on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno', he revealed: "I was in the back of this cab and this taxi driver who was a big guy - he was a real jerk. So he was such a jerk I said, 'Pull over to t...

Kelly Clarkson to be first-time mum

November 19th, 2013 7:10pm EST
Kelly Clarkson
Newlywed Kelly Clarkson is set to become a first-time mum.

The Since U Been Gone singer tied the knot with Brandon Blackstock last month (Oct13), and has made it no secret she wants to expand their family right away.

And, on Tuesday (19Nov13), Clarkson took to Twitter.com to share the exciting news, writing, "I'm pregnant!!! Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever."

Just last week (11Nov13), Clarkson sparked rumours about a pregnancy during an appearance on The Late Show with Jay Leno in America, when he inquired about her desire to have a child.

The star joked "...

Jay Leno Slapped With Bestiality Lawsuit From Rat Smuggling Flight Attendant

November 19th, 2013 9:25am EST
Jay Leno
Jay Leno has been hit with an out of the ordinary lawsuit from a woman alleging a guest on his program accused her of bestiality.

The Tonight Show host is entangled in an odd legal battle with Louann Giambattista, a former flight attendant for American Airlines.

In the suit filed in NYC, she claims that in an episode of Leno's show, he referenced a news report alleging Giambattista was caught smuggling her pet rat onto flights by carrying the rodent in her underwear.

A guest on the show is said to have remarked, "If I were one of those rats, I would've been very upset. I prefer not to...

Casey Affleck saved TV repairman's life

November 13th, 2013 3:20am EST
Casey Affleck
Actor Casey Affleck saved a TV repairman's life last year (12) after the technician slipped and almost fell from the roof of his house.

The Gone Baby Gone star reveals he feared the man would die on his doorstep so he rushed out to lend a hand and helped to steady the ladder, but the repairman was in such shock, he didn't even acknowledge how close he came to death and simply continued with his job.

Affleck recalls the story to U.S. talk show host Jay Leno, "My satellite is on the roof and the roof is three stories up. He goes and gets his ladder and I watch him put his ladder up and it b...

Sandra Bullock's brother-in-law found space consultant for Gravity

September 30th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock has her brother-in-law to thank for finding a real-life astronaut to serve as her consultant on new movie Gravity after striking up a conversation with the spacewoman's sibling.

The Oscar winner reveals they were at a winery before she started shooting Gravity when her sister's husband learned he was chatting to the brother of an actual astronaut, who was working at the International Space Station (ISS), so he took care of the introductions.

She tells U.S. talk show host Jay Leno, "My brother-in-law hooked me up with an astronaut... We went to a winery, the brother of the a...

Sharon Osbourne Had A Sex Fling With Jay Leno

September 10th, 2013 10:49pm EDT
Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne revealed that she once had a fling with talk show host Jay Leno.

Osbourne shared the news on the season premiere of her show The Talk on Monday, letting the world know that before she settled down with Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne she and Leno -- then just a stand-up comedian -- hooked up briefly before Leno met his wife Mavis.

"When I was 25, I'd just moved to America, I didn't know many people," she explained. "I had met my husband, but we weren't together... I didn't have a boyfriend because I wasn't very dateable... My friend worked at this place and she said, ...

Sharon Osbourne Reveals Fling With Jay Leno

September 10th, 2013 2:32pm EDT
Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne has revealed she had a fling with Jay Leno.

The star dated the late night talk show host before she married Ozzy Osbourne in July 1982 after meeting Jay in a nightclub when she first moved to Los Angeles aged 25.

Speaking on 'The Talk', Sharon confessed: "I'm here, [and] I didn't have a boyfriend - I never did date a lot at that time anyway because I was not very dateable."

The 60-year-old star - who has three children with Ozzy, Aimee, Kelly and Jack - admitted she prank called Jay until she finally plucked up the courage to meet him.

She said:"He liked my voice and I k...

Christina Appplegate laughs about family murder

September 5th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Jay Leno
Actress Christina Applegate had to laugh when she discovered her great-grandfather killed his brother while researching her family tree on U.S. TV show Who Do You Think You Are? - because the rest of her ancestral history was so dark and miserable.

The star and her father Robert Applegate signed up to trace their roots for the genealogy show in July (13) - but neither expected the family story to be so sad and desperate.

Researching her grandmother's side of the family, the Applegates learned all about the abuse ancestors suffered and they were both quite relieved when they discovered the...

Kristin Chenoweth's doctor found a crystal in her ear

August 1st, 2013 3:10am EDT
Kristin Chenoweth
Singer/actress Kristin Chenoweth was left stunned after learning she had a crystal in her inner ear during a visit to her doctor.

The Glee star suffers from Meniere's disease, an inner ear disorder that can affect hearing and balance, and reveals her physician discovered the unusual object during one of her check-ups.

In an interview with U.S. talk show host Jay Leno, she explains, "So I went to the inner ear doctor, sometimes they do these manoeuvres where they throw you into these positions to get these little bones out of your scotch tape. Basically, your inner ear is like scotch tape ...

Adam Sandler's maid rubbed poison ivy on him as he slept

May 18th, 2013 10:52am EDT
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler was recently horrified to discover his maid had been rubbing poison ivy all over his body as he slept as payback for having to handle the actor's dirty underwear.

The Big Daddy star had no idea how he had contracted the itchy skin rash, and so he turned to his household security camera footage to ensure he wasn't rummaging through his yard in his sleep.

And Sandler reveals he was shocked to discover who was responsible for all his discomfort.

He tells U.S. TV host Jay Leno, "It was a horrific event. When you get that as a kid it makes sense, but a man my age, it doesn't make...

Weekly Celebrity Twitter Roundup: Coachella, Stoned Dogs & Boy Problems All In The Same Place

April 13th, 2013 10:30am EDT
Rupert Grint
Welcome to Starpulse's Weekly Celebrity Twitter roundup, once again serving you the best from the celebrity Twitterverse.

 To start, here's the very cool 'Lego House' music video by Ed Sheeran, starring your favorite smiley ginger, Rupert Grint, put side by side with a fan made Lego Stop-Motion video.

 Well here it is. The Lego stop motion version of the Lego House video ! - youtu.be/NEqY0eY1_vQ

— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) April 11, 2013

I heard Lindsay Lohan cried on "Late Show" with David Letterman. Why? Did he tell her there was no vodka in the green room????

— Lisa Lampanel...

Celebrities With Insane Car Collections

March 29th, 2013 3:00pm EDT
Celebrities With Insane Car Collections
Celebrities have a lot of money, and many of them have more than just a few cars. Some celebs have become known for their out-of-this-world car collections, while others fly under the radar and feed their obsessions out of the public eye. Here are a few celebrities with the craziest car collections.

Jay Leno Owns More than 200 Cars and Motorcycles: Comedian and TV show host Jay Leno is so infatuated with wheels, he has to have his own storage warehouse to keep all of his two and four-wheeled possessions. Overall, he owns more than 200 cars and motorcycles, and it's quite the varied collect...

Barbara Walters Shocked By Lindsay Lohan Interview Snub

November 13th, 2012 8:58am EST
Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters has spoken of her surprise upon discovering Lindsay Lohan would be sitting for an interview with Jay Leno after pulling out of a TV chat with her last week.

The actress agreed to sit down for a candid talk with Walters on her news show 20/20, but axed her appearance at the last minute. Lohan's team then booked the star a slot on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on November 20th, and Walters has now admitted she was stunned by the turn of events.

Explaining the fiasco on TV series The View, the reporter revealed publicists told her Lohan was not up to sitting for an intervi...

ABC Moves Jimmy Kimmel's Timeslot To Take On Jay Leno And David Letterman

August 21st, 2012 5:07pm EDT
Jimmy Kimmel
While Jay Leno deals with layoffs and pay cuts, Jimmy Kimmel will be moving up a half hour to compete against the stars of late night. ABC has moved the comedian's popular Jimmy Kimmel Live program up from 12 AM to 11:30 PM.

The new timeslot will have Kimmel up against NBC's Jay Leno and CBS' David Lettermen. Cable late night shows, which do not have to wait for local news broadcasts, start at 11 - and include stalwarts like Conan O'Brien and Jon Stewart.

The popularity of the internet and cable has cut deep into late night shows, which were once huge money makers for networks. Stars pu...

Conan O'Brien Talks Jay Leno With David Letterman

May 18th, 2012 11:07am EDT
It was obvious that the topic of Jay Leno would come up when Conan O'Brien stopped by David Letterman's late night show - since Leno had a part in pushing them both off of NBC.

Leno famously received Johnny Carson's time slot when the legend retired, causing Letterman to leave for CBS. A few years ago, Leno stepped down and let Conan take his show - only for Leno to un-retire and take it back. An angry Conan went on a national tour before being signed to TBS.

However, when the topic was brought up, Conan said, "I feel terrific, I really do... I'm very lucky to get to go on television and ...

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