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Pentatonix Christmas Special Returns, Joined By Jennifer Hudson, Jay Leno, Darci Lynne Farmer

3 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Grammy Award-winning a capella vocal artists Pentatonix will return to NBC for their second holiday special. A Very Pentatonix Christmas is set for Monday, Nov. 27 at 10 Pm Et/Pt on NBC, with an encore airing on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. The one-hour show will feature The Voice coach and fellow Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson joining for some holiday favorite tunes. Also appearing are comedian and former Tonight Show host Jay Leno and 13-year-old America’s Got Talent… »

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Jay Leno on David Letterman: "Even When He Was Mean to Me, It Was Funny"

16 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

On Oct. 22 David Letterman will be honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The award, which has been handed out annually since 1998, celebrates the achievements of American comedic talents and has been awarded to such past honorees as Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres, Eddie Murphy, Will Ferrell, Bill Murray and Jay Leno.

When we started out together in the early 1980s, Dave's performance skill wasn't quite there yet because he hadn't done it enough. But he was a natural. When I first met him, I »

- Jay Leno, as told to Patrick Shanley

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What Matters in Hollywood Today

19 October 2017 7:46 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

What's news: Lupita Nyong'o speaks out about her own experience with Harvey Weinstein in a powerful new op-ed. Meanwhile, the Lapd has opened an investigation into the producer. Plus: Nickelodeon fires an animator, Jay Leno reminisces about his David Letterman rivalry, and the meaning of Bob Iger's potential political ambitions for Democrats. — Ray Rahman 

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- Ray Rahman

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A Galaxy Of Human And Animal Stars Team Up For Night Of Unforgettable Television

18 October 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

For animal lovers and star gazers, it’s television’s biggest night of the year….and it’s coming soon. Following nearly a million votes by the American public, the nation’s most courageous canines of the year will be revealed on the American Humane Hero Dog Awards, sponsored by the Lois Pope Life Foundation, Inc. and broadcast nationwide on Hallmark Channel October 25 at 8 pm/7 Ct.

The “Oscars for Dogs” features a veritable galaxy of two-legged stars, including hosts James Denton and Beth Stern, Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Vivica A. Fox, Alison Sweeney, Bailee Madison, Danica McKellar, Daisy Fuentes, Carrie Ann Inaba, Barbara Niven, Brandon McMillan, Lacey Chabert, Danielle Fishel, Wells Adams, Josie Bissett, Kellie Martin, Debbie Matenopolous, Mark Steines, Cameron Mathison, Alexa and Carlos Penavega, Courtney Thorne-Smith, and Alicia Witt during the annual gala at the Beverly Hilton. Richard Marx provides the lead musical performance.

A VIP panel of »

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What's Nickelodeon Slime Really Made Of? TV Veteran Marc Summers Answers That and More for New Documentary

11 October 2017 12:02 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

If you’re an ’80s or ’90s kid, you recognize Marc Summers as the host of Nickelodeon’s iconic game show Double Dare. If your kitchen is your happy place, you know him from Food Network’s Unwrapped. But his new documentary offers a raw, real and endlessly entertaining look at his more than three decades in show business.

On Your Marc captures Summers behind-the-scenes as he creates his 2016 one-man play, The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers. Ever the showman, Summers is currently touring the United States, creating one-of-a-kind experiences for audiences who watch his screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse. »

- Michele Corriston

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My 5: ‘StarTalk’ Host Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Favorite Comedians

3 October 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

“For so many people, learning is a chore, but laughing is not. If we can combine learning with laughing, you can teach anybody, anything,” says famed American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who does exactly that as host of the National Geographic talk show StarTalk, which returns on Sunday, Oct. 1 with a new season of facts, laughs and plenty of A-list guests. 

While the show regularly features scientific commentary and cosmic queries, it’s all delivered with a comedic punch. And in today’s polarizing political climate, Tyson says “it’s a comedian’s obligation to challenge social, cultural and political norms.” If they are not, then no one is being challenged to think, he adds. 

So it makes sense then that so many funny people, including Ben Stiller, Jay Leno, Larry Wilmore and Whoopi Goldberg, have stopped by the show. “When a comedian is on the show as a guest, I don't seek »

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David Spade Puts His 1987 Buick Grand National Up for Sale

30 September 2017 8:29 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

David Spade's parting ways with one of his tricked out rides ... and it can be yours for a pretty reasonable price. Spade's selling his recently revamped 1987 Buick Grand National -- aka his "troublemaker car" -- which was once featured on "Jay Leno's Garage." We're told he's unloading the car, which he's had for 12 years, because he doesn't have room for it anymore. The 'Joe Dirt' star's dropped nearly $9k on the »

- TMZ Staff

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Harrison Ford’s Blade Runner entrance on set was more dramatic than the movie

25 September 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Harrison Ford always makes a big entrance. He once walked on stage at Comic-Con in handcuffs. He opened one Tonight Show appearance by socking Jay Leno in the chin. His Blade Runner 2049 costar said Ford makes just as big an entrance in real life. “He arrived in a very cinematic way,” Ryan Gosling said at the film’s Los Angeles press conference. “We heard Harrison had landed. We heard Harrison was coming to set. We heard Harrison had arrived. It was very darkly lit. You could only distinguish people by their silhouette. Suddenly this very distinctive silhouette appears.” Ford more »

- Fred Topel

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Why Do People Hate Award Shows?

25 September 2017 3:02 AM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

Now that my Emmys hangover has finally almost subsided and I’m not busy filling out my predictions or Gold Derby ballots, for, at least until Oscar season starts in the next upcoming months or seconds however early it starts this year. Whenever I am caught up in awards frenzy,  I’m always amazed I get some who have some variation of this response from some in the film community:

“I don’t like award shows”

I hear that refrain a lot. It happens more at Oscar time than during the Emmys, but it comes up. It’s a nice rejection of the traditional process of giving out prizes for people who are, in all other words, doing their job well, but, I don’t quite understand that statement. It’s sorta like, the same way I don’t understand how someone can say, they “hate reality shows” or they »

- David Baruffi

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Hand in Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Relief Raises More Than $55 Million

21 September 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief has announced that more than $55,000,000 was raised from the one-hour telethon special, which aired on Tuesday, September 12. The much needed funds will go to aid people affected by both Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Comic Relief USA, the organization behind Red Nose Day and Idol Gives Back, will manage and distribute all grants made from the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund at Comic Relief USA to the Hand in Hand charitable partners which include: the Rebuild Texas Fund, Habitat For Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Florida, Feeding Texas, Direct Relief, Aspca, Best Friends Animal Society, United Way of Greater Houston, United Way Irma Recovery Fund and the Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered through the Greater Houston Community Foundation).

Additional charitable partners may be announced as the impacts from Hurricane Irma are further evaluated.

Stars who took part included Anthony Anderson, »

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Watch Gilbert Gottfried Drop Wild Persona, Voice in New Doc Trailer

14 September 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried unveils his understated off-stage persona, and his real voice, in the revealing new trailer for Neil Berkeley's upcoming documentary Gilbert.

The clip showcases Gottfried's well-known, outrageous comedy, and fittingly opens with a shot of two attendees walking out of one of his sets. "Usually I lose the crowd quicker than that," he cracks. "I must be slipping."

Amidst an array of praise from fellow comedians such as Whoopi Goldberg, Jay Leno and Bill Burr, the trailer touches on Gottfried's peculiar habits – from taking the bus when »

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Everything You Didn't See Behind-the-Scenes at the Star-Studded Hurricane Relief Telethon

13 September 2017 11:05 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

A veritable who’s-who of Hollywood and beyond joined together on Tuesday to raise millions in relief funds for victims of the deadly and devastating recent hurricanes, Harvey and Irma.

With celebs manning the phone lines, the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief Telethon generated over $44 million in aid, according to event organizers.

But what were the stars doing when the cameras weren’t watching? People was on-site in Los Angeles at Universal Studios (the telethon was also held in New York and Nashville), where everyone from Barbra Streisand to Justin Bieber was doing their part.

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- Raha Lewis and Lindsay Kimble

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'The Weird Al Show': The Complete Oral History

13 September 2017 5:16 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Al Yankovic can be described in a lot of ways besides "Weird." Most people know that he's a chart-topping singer-songwriter, a director-producer, a top-notch parodist, an author and a die-hard polka enthusiast. Even those who have followed his career closely, however, may have forgotten he was, for a brief moment, the host of a short-lived children's television show.

The Weird Al Show debuted on CBS on September 13, 1997 as part of their Saturday morning lineup. Each episode began with the all important "today's lesson" before viewers were invited into Yankovic's underground »

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‘Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief’ Sees Stars Call for Unity: ‘Natural Disasters Don’t Discriminate’

12 September 2017 6:09 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief” telethon brought together stars from all forms of media to raise money for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The star-studded phone bank for the event included: Jay Leno, Billy Crystal, Barbara Streisand, Jay Leno, Craig Robinson, Miles Teller, Jared Leto, Jeremy Renner, Josh Gad, Cher, Justin Bieber, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Sofia Vergara, David Spade, Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Bryan Cranston, Tyler Perry, and many more raising money for the homes and lives destroyed in places like Houston, Texas, and the Florida Keys.

In addition, many stars provided video messages of love and support for the victims of both storms. Iconic singer Beyoncé, a native of Houston herself, said in her message, “Natural disasters don’t discriminate. They don’t see if you’re an immigrant, black or white, Jewish or Muslim, rich or poor…We’re all in this together.”

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- Joe Otterson

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Fox Stations Aim to Replace Late-Night Syndicated Comedy With Local News (Exclusive)

12 September 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Fox-owned stations have some news for viewers who like to stay up late.

Late-night couch potatoes who never cared for witty monologues from Jay Leno and David Letterman – or more recently, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert – have always had some respite. Since the Fox broadcast network abandoned many of its late-night aspirations after an ill-fated effort led by Chevy Chase ended in 1993, its stations have become home to syndicated comedies that air at 11:30 and have run the gamut from “Seinfeld” to “30 Rock.”

With so many recent comedies already available via on-demand services, however, the Fox stations see little humor in the situation. So, executives at Fox Television Stations Group, which comprises 28 stations that reach 37% of U.S. homes, intend to stop running the syndicated fare in favor of late-night shows crafted by their local-news operations.

“For years, the idea was you had to have ‘Seinfeld,’” to compete with late-night shows on rival stations, says »

- Brian Steinberg

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More Stars Added To Hand In Hand Hurricane Relief Telethon

11 September 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief has announced additional celebrity participants, corporate partners and plans for expanded relief efforts to include those who may be affected by Hurricane Irma in addition to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The one-hour special will air live and commercial free on Tuesday, September 12, 8:00-9:00pmEST on the East Coast and re-air 8:00-9:00pmPST on the West Coast. Hand in Hand will be available in the U.S. on ABC, Bravo, CBS, Cmt, E!, Fox, HBO, MTV, MTV2, MTV Live, MTV Classic NBC and Oxygen in addition to live-streaming internationally via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, AOL, Huffington Post and Yahoo starting at 8:00pmEST during the first broadcast.

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation generously contributed $5M to the Hand in Hand telethon so all the money raised will go straight to families and communities in need. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, »

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Jay Leno's Super Expensive Whip Suffers Major Tire Trouble

10 September 2017 12:40 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

How many people does it take to fix a tire on Jay Leno's super exotic sports car? Seven oughta do the job, based on what happened in Burbank, CA. The famous car enthusiast and host of "Jay Leno's Garage" was spotted roadside on Thursday, looking over the whip which was missing the left rear tire And wheel. They were in the middle of shooting an episode for Jay's show. It looks bad, but we're »

- TMZ Staff

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Creative Arts Emmys: 'Viceland at the Women's March' Producer on Win: "Pink Always Trumps Orange"

9 September 2017 3:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

"Pink will always trump orange," asserted Viceland at The Women's March exec producer Meghan Kirsch, accepting the Emmy for oustanding short form nonfiction or reality series.

Backstage, she described why the team wanted to go to Washington for the Jan. 21 Women's March, to have conversations with women.

"We also went for Inaguration Day," she said. "This was something that we wanted to be a part of — go down and talk to people. And we got some really powerful stuff."

The program beat out behind-the-scenes looks at Saturday Night Live production and Jay Leno's Garage.


- Carolyn Giardina

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Stephen Colbert to Appear on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Ahead of Emmys

8 September 2017 4:07 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Stephen Colbert will cross enemy lines with an appearance on late-night rival Jimmy Kimmel’s ABC show.

Colbert, the host of CBS’ “The Late Show,” will appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Sept. 14 ahead of hosting the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 17. Of course, this is not the first time Kimmel and Colbert have shared airtime. Back in 2015, Kimmel appeared on “The Late Show” shortly after Colbert took over for David Letterman, during which Kimmel poked fun at the notion that he and Colbert were bitter rivals. “It’s a weird thing,” Kimmel said. “I think it was established with Letterman and Leno and people thought it would just continue like the Crusades.”

This is also the latest in a string of late-night hosts appearing on each others’ shows. Trevor Noah recently paid a visit to “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” while Meyers is scheduled to appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” this coming »

- Joe Otterson

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Justin Bieber, Kerry Washington, Drake, Richard Gere Among 40 Stars Added to ‘Hand in Hand’ Telethon Lineup

8 September 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief,” which is set to broadcast live and commercial-free on Sept. 12 on multiple networks, including ABC, CBS, Fox, HBO, and Bravo, and live-stream via Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, has added more than 40 celebrity supporters to the event’s lineup, along with underwriters the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, which contributed $5 million, and Verizon, which contributed $2.5 million to the telethon as well as providing more than 2,000 call center volunteers.

Confirmed participants now include (in alphabetical order): Anthony Anderson, Bun B, J Balvin, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Connie Britton, George Clooney, Andy Cohen, Stephen Colbert, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Terry Crews, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Drake, Hilary Duff, Jourdan Dunn, Jamie Foxx, Richard Gere, Tom Hanks, Marcia Gay Harden, Faith Hill, Kate Hudson, Dwayne Johnson, Joe Jonas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Nicole Kidman, Karlie Kloss, , Matt Lauer, Jay Leno, Zion & Lennox, Jared Leto, Eva Longoria, Rob Lowe »

- Variety Staff

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