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Jay Leno

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Goodbye, Jay Leno: This isn't the farewell he deserves


Goodbye, Jay Leno: This isn't the farewell he deserves

This "second ejection," says Robert Bianco, "seems to have left all involved a bit embarrassed — like family members who are called yet again to the deathbed of a lingering relative and can no longer think of anything to say. Even the timing of Leno's presumably final departure, shoehorned between the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics, seems designed to cut short any valedictory celebration." He adds: "Leno has been a good, loyal and very successful soldier for NBC, and he deserved a better farewell than the one he's been given." PLUS: 10 reasons why Leno will be missed, and in defense of Leno.


Why we'll miss complaining about Leno

"Leno not being around anymore to bitch about makes me downright melancholy," says Steven Hyden.


White House calls today "the end of an era"

"The President wishes him well," White House press secretary Jay Carney said today. PLUS: Michelle Obama tweets, "Thanks for the memories."


Leno's 2nd exit has been carefully orchestrated, unlike the 1st exit

"If Leno’s treading very cautiously, it’s because, once again, he’s being compelled to turn over the franchise to someone far more popular with the media than he," as Lisa de Moraes explains.


Where will Jay Leno's 4 million viewers go?

They've already rejected David Letterman, so will they turn to Fallon or Kimmel?


A history of Jay Leno hate: Comedians, Hollywood insiders just love hating Leno

Hating Leno has been hugely popular for more than two decades.


Jay Leno's writers remain loyal

"He's a really good guy," says former "Tonight Show" writer Mike Colasuonno. "We always had a good time. He's always got your back. He always makes you laugh."


NBC is insulting Jay Leno!
The lack of buildup for his final "Tonight Show," the way they're giving Jimmy Fallon "starring" billing -- the Peacock is treating Jay unfairly.


Jay Leno is the Nickelback of comedy
"Now that he's retiring, his legacy will not be twenty years of outstanding ratings," says Stephen Marche. "It will be the legacy of hate he has built up. He is the definitive icon of show-business betrayal. In the light of posterity, Jay Leno will always be the man who hid in a closet to listen in on executives discussing him." PLUS: Leno thrived by being America's dullest man, and goodnight and good riddance!


Where will Leno land?

Will he end up in cable or syndication?


Leno's 6 greatest moments

From Hugh Grant to the unplugged show.


A brief history of Jay Leno's joke-stealing

The accusations against Leno are numerous.


Craig Ferguson gives Jay Leno a 1969 Ford Bronco
"It'll keep you busy if you get bored."

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<p>Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in a scene from &quot;Dallas Buyers Club.&quot;</p>

Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in a scene from "Dallas Buyers Club."

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Exclusive: Matthew McConaughey breaks down key 'Dallas Buyers' scene

The balance between sincerity and sentiment

The unexpected love thrown to "Dallas Buyers Club" by the Academy was on of the best surprises when the Oscar nominations were announced last month.  The film's 6 nods are a testament to the moving direction of Jean-Marc Valle (he earned an editing nod), the smart script by  Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack and, obviously, the career best performances from stars Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner and other unheralded members of the film's ensemble. McConaughey and Leto are the frontrunners in the best actor and best supporting actor categories respectively and have deservedly swept the equivalent Golden Globe and SAG Awards honors.  

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"Sex Sent Me to the ER"

 "Sex Sent Me to the ER"

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'Sex Sent Me to the ER' gets a jumbo-sized order from TLC

The network is currently casting couples for new episodes

How much did you love "Sex Sent Me to the ER" on TLC? If the answer to that question is "a whole lot," you're not alone in your adoration. TLC's four episode run of the series averaged 1.9 million viewers. Not surprisingly, TLC is looking to serve up many more tales of sexual misadventure, as the show has now been picked up for an additional 35 one-hour episodes. Best of all? If you have a horror story to share, you just might get your chance. 

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<p>Cher</p>

Cher

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Cher blasts label via Twitter for not "caring" about her album

She's looking ahead to next month's tour

“Closer to the Truth,” Cher’s first studio album since 2002’s “Living Proof,”  debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 when it was released in September, but it failed to make much of a splash after its initial bow.

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'60 Minutes' will re-air its 2006 profile of Philip Seymour Hoffman


"60 Minutes" will re-air its 2006 profile of Philip Seymour Hoffman

In the 2006 interview, the 38-year-old Hoffman says: ""I went (to rehab), I got sober when I was 22 years old. You get panicked … and I got panicked for my life."


Jay Baruchel is making his TV comeback on FX in "Man Seeking Woman."
The "Undeclared" alum will play a "naive romantic" on the FX comedy pilot from Lorne Michaels.


Daniel Stern and "The Big C's" John Benjamin Hickey join "Manhattan"

The WGN America series revolves around The Manhattan Project.

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Foster the People's new video for 'Coming of Age' doesn't land its punches

Foster the People's new video for 'Coming of Age' doesn't land its punches

The concept doesn't quite gel

There are so many rituals associated with coming of age, whether it’s getting your school portrait taken, fending off bullies, having your first crush, or running from the cops after committing some minor prank.

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"Ultimate Survival Alaska"

 "Ultimate Survival Alaska"

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Nat Geo announces 'Ultimate Survival Alaska' casting call

Only the toughest survivalists need apply

Reality TV producers have finally discovered that they don't really need the lure of a million dollars to make people do terrifying things. No, for some intrepid adrenaline junkies, bragging rights are more than enough. With that in mind, Nat Geo has announced a casting call for the new season of  "Ultimate Survival Alaska." Only people who like being really, really cold apply!

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Amy Adams broke down on 'Inside the Actors Studio' over Philip Seymour Hoffman


Amy Adams broke down on "Inside the Actors Studio" over Philip Seymour Hoffman
Adams was reportedly sobbing during Wednesday's taping of the Bravo show.


Congresswoman played Olivia Pope in a "Scandal" spoof video
Rep. Donna Edwards, Democrat of Maryland, unveiled the video last night at the 70th Annual Congressional Dinner.


"Two and a Half Men" gets Kimberly Williams-Paisley to romance Jon Cryer

The casting will reunite her with her "According to Jim" co-star Courtney Thorne-Smith.


Peter Facinelli joins NBC's "Odyssey"

He'll play a "disillusioned corporate attorney" on the global conspiracy thriller pilot.


Jay Leno has had his best week since his 2010 return to "The Tonight Show"

The big ratings has boosted Jimmy Fallon, whose "Late Night"  has had its highest ratings since Leno's last final week in 2009.

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<p>Ralph Fiennes as M. Gustave in Wes Anderson's &quot;The Grand Budapest Hotel.&quot;</p>

Ralph Fiennes as M. Gustave in Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel."

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Is 'Grand Budapest Hotel' the first Oscar contender of 2014?

It may be the best thing Ralph Fiennes has ever done

It's taken five weeks, but 2014 finally has a great movie on its hands. No, it's not "Boyhood," any other selection from the Sundance Film Festival last month or Lars Von Trier's slightly overrated "Nymphomaniac." It's Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel." That's no disrespect to Richard Linklater's buzzed drama, it's no doubt great. "Grand Budapest" is very different from "Boyhoood" or any other film that screened in Park City. Simply, Anderson's latest is an example of an auteur at the peak of his cinematic powers.

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<p>Ralph Fiennes and Tony Revolori in &quot;The Grand Budapest Hotel.&quot;</p>

Ralph Fiennes and Tony Revolori in "The Grand Budapest Hotel."

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Review: Wes Anderson's delightful 'Grand Budapest Hotel' never outstays its welcome

Ralph Fiennes is wonderful in dizzy but unexpectedly touching caper

BERLIN - At no point in its fleet runtime does anyone break into an actual dance routine -- and honestly, someone probably should -- yet the average Busby Berkeley musical barely contains as much regimented choreography as Wes Anderson's dizzy, chintzy and improbably touching "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Cast members don't walk; they glide, skip and occasionally pop into the frame as if released by a lever. The camera doesn't pan or track; it whirls and soars. The mise-en-scene is pulled into shape via an intricate operation of cogs and pulleys -- some of them visible. All moving parts -- cars, trains, bobsleds, even actors -- run like artisan-built clockwork toys.

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Duck Commander 500: NASCAR hooks up with "Duck Dynasty"


Duck Commander 500: NASCAR hooks up with "Duck Dynasty"
Texas Motor Speedway announced that its NASCAR race for the next three years will be known as the Duck Commander 500.


Charlie Sheen is now threatening Ashton Kutcher

"you ever tell me to shut the F*** up, EVER again, and I'll put you on a hospital food diet for a year," Sheen wrote on Twitter, hours after a tweet in which he said he was "so sorry."


AMC is officially developing "Preacher" with producer Seth Rogen

The 1990s twisted comic book series is being developed with Rogen and his producing partner Evan Goldberg.


"Michael J. Fox Show" producer: Our 7 remaining episodes could still air, including "Back to the Future" reunion
"We're not in the same boat as 'Sean Saves the World,'" says exec producer Alex Reid. "We've got seven episodes that NBC likes and wants to air."


Michael J. Fox will be back on "The Good Wife" now that his show is done

He'll reprise his role as Louis Canning for multiple episodes.


"The Bachelor's" Clare denies having sex in the ocean with Juan Pablo
"I don't think it was made clear by anybody that that's not what happened ...  that wasn't my intention going into it (and) everyone in the situation knows that's not what happened," she says.


"The Biggest Loser's" shocking weight-loss: What's the big deal?
"How exactly did 'TBL's' viewers and creators expect this to go?" says  Katy Waldman. "'The Biggest Loser' is a competition about who can lose the most weight. The person who sheds more pounds than all the other people wins $250,000. It is not about who can adopt the healthiest lifestyle or reclaim the most self-esteem."


George Clooney recounts his prank on Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Clooney also apologized to Matt Damon for using him to play the prank, but hinted than even bigger prank might be in the works.


Oprah is in talks to make her Broadway debut
She would star opposite Audra McDonald in a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "'Night, Mother."


Watch a preview of Rosie's return to "The View"
"It feels kind of weird, but good weird," she says upon her entrance.

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Terry Fator

 Terry Fator

'AGT' winner Terry Fator talks divorce, hot new wife on 'Oprah:WATN?'

The ventriloquist talks about why he kept his young new love a secret

Sure, it seems a little sketchy from the outside. Ventriloquist and "America's Got Talent" winner Terry Fator got a divorce from his first wife, then married a knockout who was 23-years-younger than he shortly thereafter. But in the latest episode of "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" (airing Fri. Feb. 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET on OWN), Fator explains that appearances can be deceiving. 

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