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Jay Leno

James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno /ˈlɛnoʊ/ (born April 28, 1950) is an American stand-up comedian and television host. From 1992 to 2009, Leno was the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Beginning in September 2009, Leno started a primetime talk show, titled The Jay Leno Show, which aired weeknights at 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Time, UTC-5), also on NBC. After The Jay Leno Show was canceled in January 2010 amid a host controversy, Leno returned to host The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 1, 2010. James "Jay" Leno was born in New Rochelle, New York, in 1950. His mother, Catherine (née Muir; 1911–1993), a homemaker, was born in Greenock, Scotland, and came to the United States at age 11. Leno's father, Angelo (1910–1994), who worked as an insurance salesman, was born in New York to immigrants from Flumeri, Italy. Leno grew up in Andover, Massachusetts, and although his high school guidance counselor recommended that he drop out of school, he later obtained a Bachelor's degree in speech therapy from Emerson College, where he started a comedy club in 1973. Leno's siblings include his late older brother, Patrick, who was a Vietnam veteran and a lawyer. During the 1970s, Leno

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Jay Leno -- I'm Done With Television ... FOR GOOD

Jay Leno
I'm Done With Television ... For Good

Don't expect Jay Leno to hijack "The Tonight Show" back from Jimmy Fallon ... because the ex late-night host swears he's done with TV ... FOREVER.Jay was in West Palm Beach Florida -- but not to… READ MORE >

Jay Leno -- NBC Quickly Wipes Away His Memory

Jay Leno
NBC Quickly Wipes Away His Memory

NBC is already distancing themselves from Jay Leno ... by erasing his name off the side of the building where he shot "The Tonight Show."The Peacock network sent a team of painters armed with… READ MORE >

- 166 days ago
Magic Johnson -- RIPS Dennis Rodman ... You're a Pathetic Traitor

Magic Johnson
RIPS Dennis Rodman You're a Pathetic Traitor

It's not often you hear Magic Johnson talkin' smack -- so when the NBA legend blasted Dennis Rodman on national TV this week ... you know he's gotta be really mad. Magic appeared on "The Tonight… READ MORE >

- 176 days ago
Jimmy Fallon -- Jay Leno Won't Jack My Job

Jimmy Fallon
Jay Won't Jack My Job

Jimmy Fallon's pretty confident ... history won't repeat itself with Jay Leno angling to re-capture his "Tonight Show" gig.We got Jimmy at LAX Friday night ... he has no fear of ending up on cable… READ MORE >

- 193 days ago
Paul Walker Crash  -- Leno Spun Out In Similar Porsche ... At 182 MPH!

Paul Walker Crash
Leno Spun Out In Similar Porsche At 182 MPH!

Jay Leno knows firsthand the danger -- and the thrill -- of driving a Porsche Carrera GT -- similar to the one that Paul Walker died in -- because he lost control of one while driving at 182… READ MORE >

- 232 days ago
Kim Kardashian -- Preggo Media Coverage 'HURT MY SOUL'

Kim Kardashian
Preggo Media Coverage 'HURT MY SOUL'

Kim Kardashian says the negative media coverage surrounding her pregnancy "HURT MY SOUL" ... and now she says she's going to live a "more private life" because of it.Yeah. Sure. Look, Kim… READ MORE >

- 265 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Finally ... Someone Funny Is Hosting 'The Tonight Show'

Joan Rivers
Finally, Someone Funny Is Hosting 'The Tonight Show'

Joan Rivers thinks Jimmy Fallon is the perfect replacement for Jay Leno for one key reason -- he's actually funny!!!Rivers unloaded a barrage of Leno insults on our photog yesterday in New York… READ MORE >

- 474 days ago
NBC Won't Pull Plug on Jay Leno Prematurely

Jay Leno
NBC Won't Pull Plug Prematurely

Jay Leno will be beached when his contract is up ... but not a day before -- this according to sources connected to NBC.Jimmy Fallon will be replacing Jay on "The Tonight Show" when Jay's contract… READ MORE >

- 489 days ago
Jimmy Kimmel -- BLASTS Jay Leno ... He's an Unfunny, Sellout

Jimmy Kimmel
BLASTS Jay Leno He's an Unfunny, Sellout

Jimmy Kimmel's hatred of Jay Leno continues to fester ... so much so, he RIPPED the late night talk show host a new one ... calling him a "sellout" who hasn't seen a laugh in years. Jimmy… READ MORE >

- 564 days ago
Barbara Walters -- Lindsay Lohan's Jay Leno Interview Is a Slap in the Face

Barbara Walters
Lindsay's Leno Interview Is a Slap in the Face

Barbara Walters is straight-up insulted that Lindsay Lohan canceled an interview with her to chat with Jay Leno instead -- claiming Lindsay's people didn't even have the courtesy to explain… READ MORE >

- 618 days ago

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