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  • Nothing taboo for Joan Rivers, queen of acid put-downs

    3 weeks ago

    Joan Rivers, who became a comedic star with an act that was a mélange of insult, insecurity, over-the-top cattiness and a nothing-is-sacred philosophy, died on Thursday at the age of 81, her daughter Melissa Rivers said.

    Rivers, an outspoken advocate of the plastic surgery that...

  • Leno will make first visit to Israel to emcee Genesis Prize ceremony

    May 9, 2014 | 2:23 pm

    Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will visit Israel to host the presentation of the inaugural Genesis Prize.

    The May 22 ceremony in Jerusalem will honor former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg with the $1 million award.

    “Jay Leno is a comedic icon who has entertained...

  • Remembering comedian David Brenner

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 18, 2014 | 12:53 pm

    David Brenner, whose wry observational comedy made him a star in the 1970s, and who appeared more than 150 times on “The Tonight Show,” died on Saturday, after a struggle with cancer, at his home in New York.  He was 78.

    Throughout his comedy career, which he embarked upon after...

  • Bill Maher Defends Jay Leno at 2014 Hall of Fame Gala

    By Nicole Behnam

    March 12, 2014 | 4:11 pm

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. –  Bill Maher inducts Jay Leno Tuesday night at the 23rd Hall of Fame gala hosted by The Television Academy.

    A-list talent, media moguls, and network executives gathered together at the Regent Beverly Wilshire to celebrate the 23rd annual Hall of Fame...

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  • Shatner poetry slams Palin on ‘Tonight Show’

    By Adam Wills

    July 28, 2009 | 2:27 pm

    William “The Shat” Shatner read Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s rambling resignation speech as beat poetry on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” last night, accompanied by a bass and bongo drum. Set phasers on cool…

     

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