Late Night News
Last night, Barack Obama was the guest on what appears to be a still-Jay Leno-hosted Tonight Show. Really? Who knew. Huh. Thought Jimmy Fallon had already taken over with all the fuss being made about him being named the successor to sit Johnny Carson’s old studio, but guess that’s not till February of next year. (Yes, we know Tonight with Leno still gets the best ratings.)
It was an odd show, mainly because it was such a serious show. Also, it was not a very funny show (despite it being President Obama’s birthday!). It seemed more like an episode of Larry King Live or Meet the Press, but with less interruption from the host. Really, P.O.T.U.S. just spoke about anything that was on his agenda–a lot of Snowden, a lot of Russia, a lot of Obamacare– with just occasional prompting from the all-to-eager Leno, whose ratings last night were the highest they’ve been since the last time Obama was on. Check out the segments, and analysis, below.
David Letterman appeared genuine as he mused on New York City’s latest sex scandal last night.
“I can forgive anybody of almost anything except pretending and wanting to be ‘Carlos Danger,’” the Late Night host said as he marveled over allegations that Anthony Weiner–who admitted yesterday to continued sexting after his sexting-induced resignation from Congress–used the nickname “Carlos Danger” for some of his escapades.
“Once you identify yourself as Carlos Danger can you really be Mayor of New York City?” Mr. Letterman asked.
NBC has confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it cut late-night star Jay Leno’s salary by fifty percent as part of an attempt to control spending.
Failed Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell didn’t give in to Bill Maher’s talk show terrorism. In an appearance on the “Tonight Show” Thursday, O’Donnell said she declined to go on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” after the host threatened her with unflattering footage.
“I wanted to do the show, we just couldn’t get Read More
Last night on 60 Minutes, Conan O’Brien talked to Steve Kroft about what it was like to lose The Tonight Show to Jay Leno.
“I went through some stuff,” said Mr. O’Brien. “And I got very depressed at times. It was like a marriage breaking up suddenly, violently, quickly. And I was just trying to Read More