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2008-07-06 09:00:14

By Guy Adams Jay Leno, popular host of 'The Tonight Show', backs away from retirement and puts NBC in a $45m bind Will Jay Leno go jaywalking? That's the multimillion-dollar question hanging over the future of America's most bankable late- night chat-show host. Five of the biggest US networks are attempting to lure the veteran broadcaster away from NBC, where he presents its flagship programme, The Tonight Show, in the sort of bidding war usually reserved for a Major League baseball...

2008-06-16 15:00:29

Does your pet have personality? If so, it could be the next big hit on television. "The Late Show with David Letterman" is looking for contestants to appear in an upcoming segment of Stupid Pet Tricks and CBS 3 is hosting an open casting call to find local pets to take over late night. Open auditions will be held Saturday, June 21st at Cutter's Mill - The Natural Pet Place in The Barclay Farms Shopping Center, Route 70 East in Cherry Hill, New Jersey from 12 noon to 3 p.m. A talent...

2006-03-15 13:53:52

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two months after jumping to satellite radio, shock jock Howard Stern took his feud with his former bosses to their own airwaves in a late-night TV rant against CBS Corp. chief Leslie Moonves, calling him "one of the biggest jerks on the planet." Appearing Monday on CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," Stern stepped up his recent campaign in the media to defend himself against a breach-of-contract suit brought by CBS last month seeking...

2006-03-15 13:49:46

Please read in 14th paragraph ... debuts this week on pay-TV service ... instead of ... debuts next week on pay-TV service ... By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two months after jumping to satellite radio, shock jock Howard Stern took his feud with his former bosses to their own airwaves in a late-night TV rant against CBS Corp. chief Leslie Moonves, calling him "one of the biggest jerks on the planet." Appearing Monday on CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," Stern...

2006-03-14 19:55:00

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES -- Two months after jumping to satellite radio, shock jock Howard Stern took his feud with his former bosses to their own airwaves in a late-night TV rant against CBS Corp. chief Leslie Moonves, calling him "one of the biggest jerks on the planet." Appearing Monday on CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," Stern stepped up his recent campaign in the media to defend himself against a breach-of-contract suit brought by CBS last month seeking hundreds of millions of...

2006-03-04 23:30:44

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Chevy Chase opened the Oscars in 1988 with the line: "Good evening, Hollywood phonies," and never hosted the show again. Jerry Lewis launched into a frenetic, one-man variety act when the telecast ran short one year, David Niven wryly shrugged off a streaker, and Billy Crystal turned Jack Palance's one-armed push-ups into a running gag that became Oscar legend. The job of hosting the Academy Awards, one of the most prestigious and...

2006-01-04 12:22:27

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Veteran journalist Ted Koppel, who built ABC's "Nightline" into an American institution over 25 years, will join the Discovery Channel to make news documentaries, the channel said on Wednesday. Discovery Communications said Koppel, 65, would be managing editor at the channel and would be joined by longtime executive producer Tom Bettag and eight other former "Nightline" staff. Koppel's departure from "Nightline" in November after 42 years with ABC News was part...

2005-12-27 16:29:02

SANTA FE, New Mexico (Reuters) - A New Mexico judge on Tuesday reversed himself and threw out a restraining order against television talk show host David Letterman obtained by a woman who said he sent her coded messages over the airwaves. The order, which barred Letterman from getting within 100 yards (metres) of Santa Fe resident Colleen Nestler, was quashed by Judge Daniel Sanchez at the request of Letterman's lawyer, Pat Rogers. "Celebrities deserve protection of their reputation...

2005-12-22 21:16:20

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - David Letterman once had a woman stalk him for five years and now he has a female fan accusing him of sending coded messages to her over the airwaves. And he also has a New Mexico judge who has issued a restraining order for him to stop. Lawyers for Letterman this week asked for the restraining order to be thrown out, saying, "The claims made are obviously absurd and frivolous." Letterman's Los Angeles-based attorney, Jim Jackoway, said in a statement on...

2005-11-28 02:57:31

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "There's something I believe wholeheartedly: Cynicism is the true refuge of the pseudo-intellectual," Craig Ferguson says with conviction, leaning back in a chair with work boot-shod feet propped up on the desk in his office at CBS Television City. "Cynicism is easy. Joy is an extremely advanced spiritual and intellectual tenet." As he nears his first anniversary on the job at CBS' "The Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson," the...


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