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Lindsay Lohan is already talking - and not backing down.

That's because she's a fighter. The trial-bound loon, who's currently free on $75,000 bail pending an appeal of the 120 days in jail she just got for a probation violation, is being interviewed on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno tonight.

We've heard Lindsay is pissed about what went down in court last week, but in the sneak peek of her sit-down with Jay (below), she seems fairly upbeat.

Not known for his hard-hitting interviews, Leno can't really ignore Lohan's legal drama in this case. It will be interesting to see how hard he grills her.

At least she has a movie role to talk about in addition to her usual antics, which Jay asked if she ever feared she wouldn't get work as a result of:

Watch the "fighter" respond to that question here:

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Taylor Swift visited the Tonight Show on Tuesday night, and her reaction to one of Jay Leno's jokes that BOMBED was one of the highlights for us.

A lot of people think Jay is a hilarious guy. Taylor is one of them, but fortunately for all things sane, not in the way Leno likely thinks he's funny.

Case in point? Leno struck out with what he was hoping was a charming impression of fashion photographers. The silence? Not un-awkward.

It started when Swift talked about her recent work for Cover Girl, which she says is a lot deal of fun, and even involved a thing called a "leaping coach."

As in, a coach teaching her how to leap, looking oh-so beautiful, for her new ad campaign for the brand. Taylor was fun and cute as ever describing this.

But then Leno decided to ask if those photographers really act the way we see them in the media, saying things like "Come on, baby! Gimme a smile!"

The look on the singer's face was simply priceless. He continued it for awhile, but she just gazed in bewilderment until finally, mercifully, it stopped.

Then Taylor Swift finally lost it.  The joke may have bombed, but Swift's response was gold. Watch her full interview on The Tonight Show after the jump ...

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Howard Stern appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night and stayed true to a vow he made earlier in the day:

The radio host simply went off on Jay Leno. Saying he follows the late night talk show wars like "The Torah," Stern referred to The Tonight Show host as someone "horrible" with "no talent."

Letterman simply laughed along with Stern, who didn't give the CBS icon much time to respond. Instead, he continued on about Regis, Bill Cosby and a great deal more. Check out the interview now and then choose your team:

Which late night side are you on?

 

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Howard Stern is not a fan of Jay Leno.

That's not exactly breaking news. But his tirade against Leno in his interview with Piers Morgan, set to air tonight on CNN, takes it to a new level.

The Sirius radio jock, who's made his feelings on The Tonight Show host known in the past, says Leno is "not fit to scrub David Letterman's feet."

Among Stern's complaints? Jay ganks jokes.

"Jay is insane. And Jay is a crook. And the world knows exactly what he's up to. He steals a tremendous amount of material," Stern told Morgan.

"This guy's ripped off like 10 major things from my show. I don't know how [Leno's] beating David Letterman in the ratings... America must be filled with morons who at night lay in bed... the ones who are watching him must be in a coma."

Yup, sums it up pretty well, we'd say.

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It's been a good couple weeks for Conan O'Brien:

He's landed on his funny feet at TBS, and he's been named the second most influential artist on the planet.

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This Sunday on 60 Minutes, meanwhile, the comedian will speak in depth for the first time on the decision by NBC to toss him aside as host of The Tonight Show and replace him with Jay Leno, who was all too happy to take back the gig.

Would Conan have done the same thing in Jay's place?

"He went and took that show back, and I think in a similar situation, if roles had been reversed, I know - I know me, I wouldn't have done that," O’Brien says. "If I had surrendered The Tonight Show and handed it over to somebody publicly and wished them well - and then... six months later. But that's me. Everyone's got their own way of doing things."

A classy individual, as evidenced by this statement he released in the middle of the late-night mess, Conan continued to emphasize that he could only speak for himself, refusing to completely lay into Leno.

As for why he left NBC, O'Brien remembers thinking "this relationship is going be toxic and maybe we just need to go our separate ways.

"That's really how it felt to me... and I started to feel that I'm not sure these people even really want me here ... I can't do it [anymore]."

While we appreciate how mature and professional Conan has been throughout this ordeal, we're also glad David Letterman is around - to basically be the exact opposite.

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American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi predicted a male winner and discussed other elements of the show, such as Simon's close talking, with Jay Leno last night.

Asked about the current season, she admitted a soft spot for Michael Lynche, a.k.a. Big Mike, who moved her to tears with last week's performance: “I love him,” she said.

Kara blamed her Italian heritage for getting so emotional, but couldn't hide her affinity for Lynche, as well as her theory (or so it appeared) that a male will win this season.

She also suggested that Simon Cowell might be suffering from separation anxiety from Mezghan Hussainy lately, as he's been leaning in close to her a lot on the show.

When Leno brought up her “bikini moment” (complete with picture), the phrasing of Kara’s response seemed to betray the influence of sitting near Simon every week: “It showed I could kinda take the piss out of myself,” she said.

Alright then.

Who do you think will win American Idol this season? In other Kara news, her father, Joe, is running as a Republican for U.S. Senate in New York State!

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Resurgent Tonight Show host Jay Leno was recently asked to pose with a fan during a segment on the street, but it looks said fan had something up his sleeve.

Or on his hand. Sarah Palin style.

Kim Kardashian Drops 235 Pounds in 72 Days!

Jay may have shamelessly ousted successor Conan O'Brien and muscled his way back into his old job at NBC, but the redhead's supporters have not forgotten.

Check out what this guy posted on Facebook. Hilarious:

COCO = Conan O'Brien. FTW = For the win. Special thanks to one of our interns for pointing these things out. Finally, we're getting our money's worth outta these kids.

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At least Sarah Palin can laugh at herself sometimes.

In The Tonight Show's opening bit Tuesday, the former Alaska governor and current media celebrity told Jay Leno "we're going old school tonight," pointing to the words "Good evening and welcome to the Tonight Show" printed on her hand.

Calling it "the poor man's teleprompter," it was a funny jab at herself being caught with talking points written on her hand during a recent speech.

Check out Palin's Tonight Show crib notes intro, along with her taking a couple of stabs at Leno-esque monologue jokes in the video below ...

Palin also addressed the whole Family Guy thing yet again.

"What I would desire is more opportunity to follow up on a comment that perhaps I've made," she said, implying she does not get enough media coverage.

"Jay, you've gone through this, too, especially in the last few months," Palin continued as Leno feigned disagreement. "It's like that old saying, a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can even get its pants on in the morning."

Totally.

Leno also asked Palin about the possibility of abandoning politics for her own talk show one day. "I hear once in awhile this comes open," she quipped.

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This is great stuff.

A day after Jay Leno threw himself a pity party on Oprah and referred to Jimmy Kimmel's appearance on his show as a "sucker punch," the ABC host has fired back - hilariously and accurately.

It all started when Kimmel impersonated Leno on an edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live a few weeks ago. Someone at NBC then made the ludicrous decision to invite Kimmel on to The Jay Leno Show, somehow not expecting him to mock Leno for his role in the network's late-night debacle.

As Kimmel explained in his sharp monologue last night, he expected this to be an actual comedic showdown, not some lame interview in which Leno offered no witty retorts. We'll let Jimmy take it from here...

"The mistake I made was thinking Jay would have anything other to say than what was written on the cue cards. I figured he'd get into it and mix it up. You know, at one time he was a comedian. But he just stood there, kind-of reading through the questions like a robot and then goes off and rats me out to Oprah.

"That's a sucker punch right there, he's a tattle tale.

"Oprah and I had a wonderful relationship and now it's ruined because of Jay. And by the way, watch out Oprah, don't think he won't take your show next."

Amen, in every possibly way, Jimmy. One of the most glaring results in this mess is the contrast in humor between Leno and his counterparts, Kimmel and David Letterman.

Think about Leno's funniest bits: Headlines, Jaywalking and 10@10, the segment on which Kimmel tore him apart. None of them involve actual wit or creativity on Leno's part. Literally anyone could do his job, but most people would do it with more class and professionalism.

WATCH TWO CLIPS FROM KIMMEL'S MONOLOGUE BELOW, INCLUDING SNIPPETS FROM LENO'S OPRAH INTERVIEW, PLAYED WITH THE IDEAL BACKGROUND MUSIC.

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We always knew Jay Leno wasn't funny. But who knew he was such a whining, lying manipulator?

Days after Conan O'Brien officially left NBC, and Leno reclaimed The Tonight Show hosting gig, Jay appeared with Oprah Winfrey to try and rehabilitate his image. It's safe to say he failed... miserably.

In a series of responses, - each more damaging than the previous one - Leno said he hasn't spoken to O'Brien; admits to lying to viewers a few years ago; and acts as though he's somehow the victim in this late-night mess. A few excerpts:

On being replaced by O'Brien: "It broke my heart, it really did. I was devastated."

On telling viewers in 2004 than he was going to retire: "I told a little white lie on the air. It made it easier that way."

On the new program's failure: "The show failed because it was basically doing a late-night talk show at 10 o'clock. I was given enough time. I got fired this time because my show did not perform." (THG note: you did not get fired, Jay. You got promoted! Conan got fired.)

On accepting a 10 p.m. time slot to save jobs at his show: "You say to the 170 people who work here, ‘Listen, I don’t want to get my reputation ruined, I don’t want anyone talking bad about me. I’ve got enough money. You people can all fend for yourself." (What about the hundreds of jobs that were lost at the 10 p.m. scripted shows NBC canceled to set you up, Jay?)

On Jimmy Kimmel's skewering of him: "I got sucker-punched... I walked into it. [But] you don't whine and complain." (Until now, apparently.)

On Conan's cancellation: "It all comes down to numbers in show business. If the numbers had been there, this wouldn't have happened." (No way your terrible showing as a lead-in played a role, right Jay?)

Leno concluded the interview by saying he hopes Conan gets a new job as a competitor and "the best man wins."

Sorry, Jay, but future ratings (as a result of viewers that appreciate a lack of wit and creativity) does not make one a good man. Showing class and an ounce of humility would have done the job, but it's too late for that.

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