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Joanne Carson, Ex-Wife of the Late Johnny Carson, Dies at 84

Joanne Carson, ex-wife of the late Johnny Carson, has died at her Los Angeles home at the age of 84. According to Ed Rada, the executor of her estate, Joanne Carson died on Friday. She had been in declining health for some time and was receiving hospice care at the time of her passing. ABC News reports that Joanne Copeland …

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Jay Leno to Receive America’s Top Humor Prize

Jay Leno may have retired from The Tonight Show and handed the reins to fellow funny man Jimmy Fallon back in February, but he’s still known as being among the funniest people around. He will be awarded for his uncanny sense of humor–and deliverance of said humor–this fall when the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is bestowed upon the …

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Don Rickles to Get Tribute from Jimmy Kimmel, Jerry Seinfeld, Bob Newhart

Don Rickles will get an all-star tribute from an impressive lineup of comedic celebrities such as Jimmy Kimmel, Bob Newhart, and Jerry Seinfeld next month. Robert De Niro, David Letterman, Tracy Morgan, Regis Philbin, Ray Romano, Martin Scorsese, John Stamos, and Jon Stewart are also slated to appear at the event. The 90-minute tribute titled One Night Only: An All-Star …

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Kevin Spacey: Playing Johnny Carson in Biopic?

Kevin Spacey can do a really good Johnny Carson impression. But would Spacey want to do a whole movie as Johnny Carson? In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the star of the Netflix series House of Cards dished on lots of topics, including the possibility of his playing Carson in an NBC biopic about the life of the …

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David Letterman Announces He Will Retire In 2015

He is the one that has been around the longest of the current late night talk show hosts, and after many years on the air, David Letterman will finally be calling it quits with CBS in 2015. David Letterman has had his spot on The Late Show for the past 22 years, and is set to officially announce his retirement …

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David Brenner, Tonight Show Fav, Dead at 78

David Brenner, who made more than 150 appearances on Tonight Show, died Saturday at the age of 78. Brenner died peacefully at his home in New York City with his family at his side after a long battle with cancer, said his friend and publicist, Jeff Abraham. Brenner, the one-time documentary film maker, also briefly hosted his own syndicated talk …

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David Brenner: Comedian Dies Saturday at 78

David Brenner, a beloved comedian who guest starred often on The Tonight Show, died Saturday at his New York City home in the company of his family at the age of 78. He had been battling cancer. It was while Johnny Carson held The Tonight Show reins back in the 1970s that David Brenner became a fairly regular guest performer, …

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Jimmy Fallon’s Debut On The Tonight Show Goes Over Well, Joined By Several Guests

There has been plenty of talk and controversy about Jay Leno leaving, and Jimmy Fallon taking over The Tonight Show, and last night, it finally happened. Fallon made his debut with a couple of big scheduled guests, and many more who came in to surprise everyone. On his debut of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon was host to Will Smith …

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Jay Leno Sent Off With Billy Crystal, Garth Brooks

Jay Leno bid farewell to The Tonight Show and his beloved cast, crew and fans on Thursday night, accompanied by Billy Crystal, Garth Brooks and a bevy of fun and poignant surprises. Following Jay’s final monologue a few pre-filmed goodbyes were shared. Steve Carell sat at his desk from The Office and wished Jay well. Martha Stewart made overt sexual …

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