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'The Daily Show' vs. 'The Tonight Show' Ratings Battle

by PopEater Staff, posted Jul 4th 2011 7:30AM
Is Jon Stewart now more popular than Jay Leno? It seems that the latest battle in the late night ratings wars sees 'The Tonight Show' up against 'The Daily Show,' as a surprise ratings report has NBC and Comedy Central clashing over who's on top.

For the first time 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' has bested Leno's 'Tonight Show' in a key segment of viewers. However, NBC execs, ever stubborn when it comes to defending Leno, aren't taking the news lying down.

According to EW.com, while Leno's 'Tonight Show' viewership still tops the ratings in overall viewers, as it has for years, Comedy Central is celebrating the fact that during the most recent quarter, Stewart drew a few thousand more people than Leno in the crucial "Adults 18-49" demographic.

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Dane Cook Goes Shirtless, Flashes His 'Taylor Swift Tattoo' at ... Taylor Swift (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 23rd 2010 4:01AM
Dane Cook Goes Shirtless, Flashes His 'Taylor Swift Tattoo' at ... Taylor Swift After appearing on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC), singer Taylor Swift may no longer be so 'Innocent.' Though she might be a little 'Haunted' after gazing upon comedian Dane Cook's naked chest. ( ... Are these Taylor Swift song references working for you, by the way?)

While talking to Jay Leno, the comic revealed the depths of his love for the singer -- the utter, utter depths. "I'm a huge fan," Dane gushed. He then called Taylor "America's Sweetheart." How flattering! Let's stop right there, shall we? But it was not to be. "Here we go!" Cook added, suddenly pulling his sweater off. Uh-oh.

Dane tossed the sweater away, revealing a perfectly hairless chest -- emblazoned with a huge tattoo of the singer's face, with "TAYLOR" written underneath in an "airbrushed T-shirt-style" script. Next, Cook picked up an acoustic guitar -- and started to play. "Taylor Swift ... " he sang, then paused for a long time. Wait. What rhymes with "Swift?"

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Christina Aguilera on Letting Her Son See Her Intimate Piercings (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 18th 2010 4:19AM
Christina Aguilera on Letting Her Son See Her Intimate PiercingsChristina Aguilera is a single mother now, so she has to be an independent role model for her son. But on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35 on NBC), she reveals that being a mom and a sexy recording artist is more complicated than you would think.

The singer filed for divorce from husband Jordan Bratman in October, and they will share custody of their two-year-old son Max. Despite his young age, Max is precocious -- and he's interested in his mom's piercings. The edgy starlet once had twelve piercings in total (some located in very private places). She had so many that the metal studs reportedly set off an alarm in an airport, causing a security alert,

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Kim Kardashian Shows Off Her Sexy Halloween Costumes (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 12th 2010 3:10AM
Kim Kardashian Shows Off Her Sexy Halloween CostumesIn recent years, Halloween has become more, well, "adult." Once upon a time, the holiday was for kids, and involved dressing up as a ghost or a witch (which only required a sheet, or a hat/broom combo). But now, adults choose increasingly sexy costumes.

Kim Kardashian is no exception to this trend. On 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC), Kim recapped the different Halloween costumes she considered this year -- accompanied by photos of her wearing them. Her selections included: A sexy leopard, a sexy pirate, a sexy Queen of Hearts, and a sexy Little Red Riding Hood.

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Rick Fox Talks About His 'Dancing With the Stars' Mustache (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 15th 2010 5:17AM
Rick Fox Talks About His 'Dancing With the Stars' MustacheThis week on 'Dancing With the Stars,' Rick Fox danced the tango with partner Cheryl Burke ... while sporting a mustache. Oddly, Fox didn't have a mustache the week before, and he didn't have one the next day. So where did it come from?

On 'The Tonight Show' (11:35PM ET on NBC), Fox explained everything. He also tried on a new fake mustache, one he claimed was made from his chest hair. But before we get to the fake one, what was the deal with the 'DWTS' one?

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Jimmy Smits Gushes Over Singer Jackie Evancho, Says She's "Like an Angel" (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 24th 2010 5:34AM
Jimmy Smits Gushes Over Singer Jackie Evancho, Says She's 'Like an Angel'We still kind of feel like 10-year-old opera singer Jackie Evancho should have won this year's 'America's Got Talent.' But whether you supported Jackie or not, the new 'Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) makes one thing clear -- actor Jimmy Smits is a big, big fan.

Smits and Evancho both showed up to chat with Jay Leno, and Jimmy revealed that he had been in the audience for one of Jackie's previous performances. He gushed with admiration for the pint-sized singer, saying that she was "like an angel," and adding that she had a "voice from God." Aw -- how sweet.

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Jay Leno and Chelsea Handler Flirt, Struggle With "Sexual Tension" on 'The Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 9th 2010 2:35AM
Jay Leno and Chelsea Handler Flirt, Struggle With 'Sexual Tension' on 'The Tonight Show'Chelsea Handler was the guest on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC). And while Chelsea was talking with Jay Leno, some sparks flew between the two rival talk show stars. Jay started out by congratulating Ms. Handler on her new gig as host of the MTV Video Music Awards. Chelsea said this in reply: "They were actually gonna ask you to do it, but then they realized you're too old." Ouch!

In response, Leno fired back with this: "Yeah, I didn't sleep with a guy [to get the job] either." Oh, snap! That's pretty harsh, coming from Jay. This was also a thinly veiled reference to the fact that Chelsea used to date the CEO of the E! Network, which led to rumors that she got her 'Chelsea Lately' job via having sex with the boss.

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'Tonight Show' Struggles to Maintain Ratings Lead

by Scott Harris, posted Jul 1st 2010 4:39PM
There's good news and bad news for Jay Leno, once and future host of 'The Tonight Show.' The good news: 'The Tonight Show' is still on top of the late night ratings. The bad news: that's not saying much.

According to Deadline, the second quarter ratings are in and during the first full quarter since Leno's return to 'The Tonight Show,' the venerable late night institution posted its lowest ratings since rival David Letterman launched 'The Late Show' back in 1993.

As low as the figures were, though -- 'The Tonight Show' averaged just 4 million total viewers for the quarter -- they were still strong enough to eke out a win over 'The Late Show,' which bagged 3.3 million viewers. Still, thanks to Letterman's somewhat younger audience, the gap between the shows in terms of the key 18-49 demographic was razor thin, with 'The Tonight Show' hanging on to the win with a 1.1 rating compared to 'The Late Show's' 0.9.

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Leno Leaves Mid-Interview with Jon Favreau on 'Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted May 4th 2010 6:45AM
Leno Leaves Favreau Interview on 'Tonight Show'Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jon Favreau go way back, all the way to his pre-'Swingers' days when Favreau played an angry clown on a 'Seinfeld' episode.

The two actors reminisced on the 'Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) -- and got so carried away that Jay Leno didn't feel needed.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jay Leno Tease Each Other on 'Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 30th 2010 4:14AM
Arnold Schwarzenegger on 'Tonight Show'Arnold Schwarzenegger may be Jay Leno's governor, but all those years in Hollywood make him fair game to tease on the 'Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC). Leno mimicked the Governator's still-thick Austrian accent -- but Schwarzenegger had a couple decent comebacks for the host.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Jay Leno's 60th Birthday Surprise (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 29th 2010 4:35AM
Terry Bradshaw Cake on 'Tonight Show'Chelsea Handler and Jay Leno are good friends, so it was only right that she be on the 'Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) for Leno's milestone 60th birthday. And being the unconventional comedienne that she is, she had a surprise for him that didn't follow the stereotype.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Jessica Simpson Reveals Her Addiction on 'Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 28th 2010 4:25AM
Jessica Simpson Talks Gum Habit on 'Tonight Show'We all have our vices -- Jessica Simpson is no different. Hers has an odd twist though, which puzzled Jay Leno on the 'Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC). She's addicted to Nicorette gum, but has never once smoked a cigarette.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Conan O'Brien Will Give First Post-NBC Interview Sunday

by TV Squad Editors, posted Apr 27th 2010 5:54PM
Conan O'BrienFunnyman Conan O'Brien is giving his first interview since the whole NBC late night fiasco and it's going to be on CBS' '60 Minutes' this Sun., May 2 at 7PM ET.

The New York Times is reporting that O'Brien's deal with NBC did not allow for him to give any print or broadcast interviews until after May 1, making Sun., May 2 the ideal time for a post-NBC interview.

The segment on Sunday will include O'Brien's current stage show, but focus on the 'Tonight Show' scandal.

For more check out Inside TV.

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Jennifer Lopez Takes "Diva Test" on 'Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 22nd 2010 4:48AM
J.Lo Takes Diva Test on 'Tonight Show'Sure, she grew up in the Bronx as down-home "Jenny from the Block," but now she's a global celebrity: singer, actress and red-carpet glamour queen. So is Jennifer Lopez a diva? Jay Leno put her to the test on the 'Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC).

Watch the video after the jump.

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Heidi Klum Gives Jay Leno a Makeover on 'Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 21st 2010 4:16AM
Heidi Klum Gives Jay Leno a MakeoverAh, Jay, with beauty and fashion comes sacrifice. Last night Heidi Klum used her visit to the 'Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) as an opportunity to give host Jay Leno a new look.

Watch the video after the jump.

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