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If the U.S. Senate race victory by Scott Brown earlier this week weren't enough of a signal that people are upset with the White House, wait until they hear this.

None other than Jay Leno will be hosting the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner. Talk about losing touch with the American people, Barack!

Granted, the organization made the decision to hire the comic weeks before Tonight Show drama erupted, and Leno is (well, was) not all that controversial.

Still, the Obama administration might want to swap him for Conan!

Barack Obama on Jay Leno's Tonight Show earlier this year.

Jay also had the advantage of already having hosted this particular event three times before, in 1987, 2000 and 2004, under administrations for both political parties.

The Obama administration doesn't need any more bad press these days, but it's not a bad hire for everyone. If there's anyone that can see the bright side here, it's:

  1. Writers for The Late Show With David Letterman. Two words: Field. Day.
  2. The Salahis. Even White House party crashers are more welcome than Jay!

I'm a card carrying member of ...

 

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Seriously, is anyone on Team Jay?!?

While David Letterman and other talk show hosts have made their feelings known on Leno and the NBC late-night mess, other celebrities are now speaking out. Take it away, Rosie O'Donnell!

"It was a really crappy move on Leno's part," the former View co-host said. "Conan moved his family across the country and his entire staff to get a shot at what he worked 17 years for only to get it taken away by the bully on the playground who doesn't want to let go."

Rosie vs. Jay

Earlier this week, Leno pleaded innocence, as if he had no idea this was in the works at NBC. He even, mysteriously, told viewers not to blame Conan O'Brien for what's going on.

But Rosie thinks Jay should come clean and stop pretending to be America's male sweetheart.

"I think in the old days of show biz you can claim ignorance. But today with the internet, no way. There's no way people are going to buy the crap anymore."

Is anyone out there buying it? We're certainly not. Leno should have walked away years ago.

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As Conan O'Brien supporters gathered for rallies in New York and Los Angeles yesterday, Jay Leno took to the air to finally tell his side of the late-night controversy at NBC.

Based on everything Leno said, two things are clear:

  1. Everyone that runs the network should be fired immediately.
  2. Leno isn't remotely funny or creative.

In the clip below, he simply lays out everything that's happened over the last few years between he and O'Brien. It's simple, it's professional (he refers to Conan as a "gentlemen" and "good guy") and it's nowhere near as witty as the statement released by Conan last week.

Leno also claims the situation might be resolved today. We'll keep readers apprised if it is.

** UPDATE: Source confirm that O'Brien is to officially lose The Tonight Show. In exchange, he'll receive $32.5 million from NBC, and his staff will also receive severance.

In exchange for this deal, Conan may not host another show until September.

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NBC continues to dig its own hole.

As if the sheer mess executives have made for themselves in late-night programming isn't ridiculous enough, someone at the network had the brilliant idea last night to invite a rival, funnier talk show host from a different network on to The Jay Leno Show.

The result was uproarious for viewers, and should be an utter embarrassment for Leno.

A day after impersonating Jay on his program, Jimmy Kimmel appeared via satellite for Leno's interview segment "10 at 10." He proceeded to lay into NBC and his competitor, proving that he's much wittier than Jay and taking every shot imaginable at the comedian.

What the heck was NBC thinking with this segment?!? Watch in hilarious disbelief below:

There is one silver lining in this debacle:

The person that has kept Heroes on the air is no longer the dumbest person at NBC!

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Like our Tila Tequila Twitter Tracker, we may soon need to make a rundown of late-night jabs and one-liners into a daily segment.

In the wake of the NBC programming debacle, David Letterman and company continue to chime in on Jay Leno's eventual takeover of the 11:35 p.m. time slot.

It's a mess, and we feel badly for Conan O'Brien, but it's also made for some great material. A sampling of last night's jokes are below...

Jay Leno: "Conan O'Brien, understandable, is very upset. He had a statement in the paper yesterday. Conan said NBC only gave him seven months to make his show work. When I heard that -- seven months! How'd he get that deal? We only got four."

Conan O'Brien and Ricky Gervais

Conan: "Hosting The Tonight Show has been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for me - and I just want to say to the kids out there watching: You can do anything you want in life. Unless Jay Leno wants to do it too."

"According to a new TV Guide poll, 83 percent of voters want me to stay at 11:35. When he heard this poll number, President Obama asked, 'How can I get NBC to screw me over?'"

Letterman: "Last night on ABC, Jimmy Kimmel did the entire show as Jay Leno. Jimmy Kimmel was so convincing as Leno, today NBC canceled him."

"Isn't it lousy cold outside today? You know, they say, from the weather bureau, they say it's caused by an arctic chill between Jay and Conan."

Craig Ferguson: "For those of you who don't remember Tiger Woods, he's the guy we used to make fun of in the olden times before late-night TV went nuts and we all started talking about each other all the time."

Whose team are you on, readers?

 

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While Conan O'Brien fans continues to express outrage and disbelief over the way the The Tonight Show host has been treated, Jimmy Kimmel is making his allegiance clear.

The comedian parodied the ridiculous mess of a late-night situation NBC has dug itself into by dressing up as Jay Leno last night and taking a few shots at his rival joke teller.

Kimmel, whose Jimmy Kimmel Live airs on ABC, joked that Leno was taking over everyone's program. Check out the clip below and then respond: Was this over the line?

After all, it's not Jay's fault that NBC is operated by people dumber than Paris Hilton. It's unclear what the network was ever thinking when it put Leno on primetime; nor are the reasons for his move back to 11:35 p.m. crystal clear right now.

What is clear: O'Brien is a funny, classy individual that won't be a part of the NBC family for much longer. We wish him the best of luck in all future endeavors.

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The future for Jay Leno is unclear. But the present for NBC is obvious:

The network is a complete and utter mess.

Confirming rumors and admitting that its experiment to air a talk show at 10 p.m. every night of the week was a failure, NBC has canceled the primetime Jay Leno Show, effective February 12. Sad chairman Jeff Gaspin over the weekend:

"While it was performing at acceptable levels for the network, it did not meet our affiliates' needs, and we realized we had to make a change. My goal right now is to keep Jay, Conan [O'Brien] and Jimmy [Fallon] as part of our late-night lineup."

Good luck with that, Jeff. Our goal is to sleep with Megan Fox, Blake Lively and Carrie Underwood in the same month.

Gaspin has proposed "that The Jay Leno Show move to 11:35, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien move to 12:05 and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon would then start at 1:05."

O'Brien holds the key to this lineup switch, but he'd be positively insane to remain at a network that's treated him with such disrespect. Fox has already expressed interest in the red-haired comedian.

As for Jimmy Fallon... well, no one cares about Jimmy Fallon.

Tell us: whose humor do you prefer? Whose 11:35 p.m. team are you on?

 

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NBC is trying to squash rumors that Jay Leno will soon return to The Tonight Show stage.

According to various reports, the 10 p.m. time slot has been a failure for the comedian. These sources state his talk show will take a hiatus on February 1 and return in early March (after NBC airs the Olypics) - at 11:30 p.m.

What would this move mean for Conan O'Brien's future at the network? It's unclear. Ratings for his stint as host of The Tonight Show have been lower than expected.

With this rumor swirling, NBC has released the following statement, which appears to support Leno remaining in primetime, but doesn't guarantee it:

"Jay Leno is one of the most compelling entertainers in the world today. As we have said all along, Jay's show has performed exactly as we anticipated on the network. It has, however, presented some issues for our affiliates. Both Jay and the show are committed to working closely with them to find ways to improve the performance."

Are you (somehow) on Team Jay or Team Conan?

 

** UPDATE: NBC Chairman Jeff Gaspin has now gone on record and said: “I can confirm, starting Feb. 12, The Jay Leno Show will no longer air at 10 p.m.

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Her married life has at last come to an end after her divorce was made official on Friday, and it's safe to say that Kate Gosselin's TV career is over as well.

After her appearance on The Jay Leno Show last night, it's abundantly clear that the mom of eight is probably the least engaging and funny person ever.

She was really good at spanking kids and emasculating her husband on TV, but if she's looking to land her own talk show, she shouldn't hold her breath.

Not after this Q&A session on Jay's "10 at 10." Try to stay awake...

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While Jon Gosselin vies for revenge and (and a slew of available young women in the early 20s), estranged wife Kate is trying to win over the public with laughter.

Amid her increasingly bitter war of words with Jon, who is calling her an abusive monster, Kate managed to shoot a sketch for The Jay Leno Show last night.

As part of the "JMZ" series, in which the show mocks the paparazzi (the name is a clear play on TMZ), faux photographers descend on Kate in a parking lot.

Rather than treating them as if they were here douchebag husband, who she wants to keep away from her 24/7, she responds as if they were her eight kids.

After she orders a pap to his room car for disobeying her, one celebrity gossip shooter claims that "she has weird mom powers." It's actually kind of funny.

Of course, if Kate ever displayed a sense of humor instead of acting like the painful, grating human being she is, perhaps things would've gone differently.

Here's the clip of Kate Gosselin's cameo ...

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