Yesterday, more news surfaced proving once again that Mitt Romney, an extremely rich man, is actually extremely rich. First came his “humorous” story about that wacky time his dad shut down a factory, then came the news that his new beach home was going to have a “car elevator,” a phrase that, to most Americans, makes about as much sense as “dog pasta” or “shoe spaceship.” But will Romney’s elevating cars hurt him with voters? The Red Eye panel took on the question last night and mostly thought no.Tom Shillue pointed out that “we all want car elevators” and that some of America’s “favorite people” have car elevators, listing Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld as examples. Greg Gutfeld had to laugh at Shillue’s go to choices for “favorite people.”Fox Business’ Diane Macedo “[couldn’t] understand why people were picking a fight over this” as she saw it as a good thing … [Read more...] about Panel Defends Romney, Thinks All Presidents Should Have Car Elevators
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Tonight Show host Jay Leno is making his first return to the show this week ever since he stepped aside in February. (And for those of you who remember the last time Leno “returned” to the show and how well that turned out, don’t worry, it’s just as a guest this time.)The Tonight Show website lists Leno as the first guest on Friday’s show. Leno left on good terms with Jimmy Fallon, and has repeatedly praised his successor as a great host.Leno will be returning to the NBC family for good, though, with a new CNBC show all about his favorite hobby: cars.[h/t THR]image via screengrab]— — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac Have a tip we should know? [email protected] … [Read more...] about Jay Leno Will Return to
It must have felt like homecoming for comedian Jay Leno last night who not only returned to the Tonight Show monologue stage but also delivered his best zingers about the Clintons and Donald Trump, popular targets over his many years helming the NBC show.Although Jimmy Fallon moved the franchise back to New York City (Leno hosted from its Burbank studio), the former host was right at home, tagging out Fallon to weigh in on the 2016 race and candidates. In his signature set-up-and-punch monologue style, Leno joked, “The state of New York is suing Trump University for 40 million dollars claiming its not a real college because the students did not get a good education and could not find jobs after they graduated.”He continued, “Dunno, sounds like a real college to me!”Leno, who famously (or infamously) assumed the hosting job of the show after Johnny Carson, continued by aiming some of his topical jokes at Anthony Weiner. “Here’s a question nobody has … [Read more...] about Jay Leno Hijacks
This story first appeared in the May 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine."Jay Leno's Garage" is listed among the thank-you's in the end credits of The Great Gatsby.A source close to the movie tells THR that the Tonight Show host, known for his vintage car collection, allowed director Baz Luhrmann's crew to record the period-correct sounds of his Duesenbergs. PHOTOS: 'Great Gatsby' Premiere: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jay-Z and Carey Mulligan Hit the Red Carpet It was necessary assistance, since the yellow 1929 Duesenberg appearing anachronistically in the 1922-set film is a fake, its fiberglass body masking a Ford V-8 engine. … [Read more...] about Jay Leno’s Garage Gets Screen Credit in ‘The Great Gatsby’
"The Tonight Show" host is losing his home of 17 years, but Leno finds himself in an enviable position. Still packing the ratings punch that delivers the lion's share of NBC's estimated $300 million in annual late-night revenue, suitors are lining up in hopes of landing his services. ABC, Fox, Sony and even CNN have been reported trying to lure Leno, and he won't come cheap: NBC pays him $27 million per year.Little did the Peacock know back in 2004 when then-NBC Universal TV president Jeff Zucker guaranteed Conan O'Brien that he would take Leno's job five years later that the succession would turn late-night on its ear.It's a situation unthinkable back in the 1992-93 season, when an earlier round of late-night wars deposited Leno in Johnny Carson's chair instead of David Letterman, whose "Late Show" on CBS has trailed the "Tonight" audience.With Leno's future fast becoming the industry's favorite guessing game, The Hollywood Reporter weighs his options (in descending order of … [Read more...] about What’s next for Jay Leno?