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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1986 file photo, comedian David Brenner hosts avant garde fusion musician Frank Zappa, center, and his children, Dweezil, left, and Moon Unit, during a taping of Brenner's "Nightlife" talk show in New York. On Saturday, March 15, 2014, publicist Jeff Abraham announced Brenner has died at the age of 78. (AP Photo/David Bookstaver)

Comedian David Brenner, ‘Tonight’ favorite, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Brenner, the gangly, toothy-grinned “Tonight Show” favorite whose brand of observational comedy became a staple for other standup comedians, including Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Reiser, died Saturday. He was 78. […]

03/15/2014

Robin Williams joins host David Letterman on the set of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” in New York. (AP Photo/John Paul Filo)

Letterman signs for CBS’s ‘Late Show’ into 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman, already the longest-tenured talk show host on late-night television, has agreed to extend his contract with CBS to remain on the “Late Show” into 2015. The deal means Letterman […]

10/04/2013

President Barack Obama, left, talks with Jay Leno during a commercial break during the taping of his appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

NBC developing Johnny Carson miniseries

  NEW YORK (AP) — The late Johnny Carson is coming back to NBC. The network said Thursday that it is developing a miniseries based on the life of the talk show host, who ruled […]

09/19/2013

People playing Twister (AP Photo)

Inventor of iconic party game Twister dies

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Twister called itself “the game that ties you up in knots.” Its detractors called it “sex in a box.” Charles “Chuck” Foley, the father of nine who invented the game […]

07/11/2013

Dr. Joyce Brothers (AP Photo)

Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dead at 85

(AP) — Joyce Brothers, the pop psychologist who pioneered the television advice show in the 1950s and enjoyed a long and prolific career as a syndicated columnist, author, and television and film personality, has died. She […]

05/13/2013

Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon (AP Photo)

Producer: NY is best home for Fallon’s ‘Tonight’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — NBC’s “Tonight Show” is moving back to New York because it’s the right place for its next host, producer Lorne Michaels said Tuesday. Jimmy Fallon has “the energy of the city,” said Michaels.

04/16/2013

Jay Leno (AP Photo)

Rumors flow about ‘Tonight Show’

LOS ANGELES (AP) – As Jay Leno lobs potshots at ratings-challenged NBC in his “Tonight” monologues, speculation is swirling the network is taking steps to replace the host with Jimmy Fallon next year and move the show from Burbank to New York.

03/21/2013

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel moves to late-night’s sweet spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) – During production of his final post-midnight show, Jimmy Kimmel announced he will be playing in the same league as veterans Jay Leno and David Letterman, starting Tuesday with guests Jennifer Aniston and No Doubt.

01/07/2013

Ellen DeGeneres to receive top humor prize

WASHINGTON (AP) – Jane Lynch and John Leguizamo are joining a lineup that includes Jimmy Kimmel and Kristin Chenoweth to honor Ellen DeGeneres with the nation’s top humor prize in Washington. The Kennedy Center is […]

10/22/2012

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