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Jim Parsons to play Buddy in animated 'Elf' Christmas special

Jim Parsons to play Buddy in animated 'Elf' Christmas special

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 24 (UPI) --Jim Parsons is to lend his voice to the title character in "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas," an hourlong stop-motion animated holiday special, NBC announced.
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'Jay Leno's Garage' series to premiere on CNBC in 2015

'Jay Leno's Garage' series to premiere on CNBC in 2015

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS , N.J., Oct. 15 (UPI) --Comedian and former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno is bringing his automotive-themed web series "Jay Leno's Garage" to CNBC early next year.
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NBC reportedly wanted Jon Stewart for 'Meet the Press'

NBC reportedly wanted Jon Stewart for 'Meet the Press'

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) --Before choosing Chuck Todd to host "Meet the Press" NBC News executives held negotiations with Jon Stewart.
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Jay Leno in talks for new show on CNBC

Jay Leno in talks for new show on CNBC

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 (UPI) --Jay Leno is in talks for a new, primetime show on CNBC that will focus on his love of cars.
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'Jay Leno's Garage' special to air Sunday on CNBC

'Jay Leno's Garage' special to air Sunday on CNBC

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Aug. 29 (UPI) --"Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week," a special based on the former "Tonight Show" host's web series, will air Sunday on CNBC.
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Jay Leno to mentor contestants on 'Last Comic Standing'

Jay Leno to mentor contestants on 'Last Comic Standing'

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) --Former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno will return to NBC this week to mentor five finalists on "Last Comic Standing."
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Terry Bradshaw won't apologize for Peyton Manning dis

Terry Bradshaw won't apologize for Peyton Manning dis

LOS ANGELES, June 20 (UPI) --Terry Bradshaw won't apologize for Peyton Manning dis, saying it was just a harmless joke.
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Jay Leno to receive 2014 Mark Twain prize for humor

Jay Leno to receive 2014 Mark Twain prize for humor

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) --The Kennedy Center will award Jay Leno with the 2014 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the nation's top comedy honor.
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Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart take a wild roller coaster ride

Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart take a wild roller coaster ride

ORLANDO, Fla., June 18 (UPI) --Jimmy Fallon helped Kevin Hart face his fear of roller coasters by taking him on a wild ride at Universal Orlando.
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Jay Leno tried to relax guests with liquid courage from The Jay Bar

Jay Leno tried to relax guests with liquid courage from The Jay Bar

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) --Producer Dave Berg has written a tell-all about "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," including the divas, frustrations, gaffes, and notable guests on the show.
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Jimmy Fallon plans to bring 'The Tonight Show' to Florida

Jimmy Fallon plans to bring 'The Tonight Show' to Florida

ORLANDO, Fla., May 21 (UPI) --Jimmy Fallon and 'The Tonight Show' are going on a road trip to Orlando, Fla.
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Conan O'Brien's TBS show renewed through 2018

Conan O'Brien's TBS show renewed through 2018

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) --Conan O'Brien will host his late-night talk show on TBS for another four years.
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Jimmy Kimmel gets 2-year contract extension from ABC

Jimmy Kimmel gets 2-year contract extension from ABC

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has extended his contract with ABC, agreeing to keep his "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" program on the network until 2017.
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Runners wear underwear on the outside at Grand Rapids 5K run

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 9 (UPI) -- About 300 runners wearing their underwear on the outside conducted a five-kilometer (3.1 mile) run to benefit cancer patients in Grand Rapids, Mich., Sunday.
Arsenio Hall's chat show renewed for a second season

Arsenio Hall's chat show renewed for a second season

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Jay Leno stopped by Arsenio Hall's talk show to help his friend announce the Los Angeles program had been renewed for a second season.
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In this photo provided by NBC, Conan O'Brien (L) is interviewed by Jay Leno during Leno's final taping as host of "The Tonight Show" in Burbank, California on May 29, 2009. (UPI Photo/Paul Drinkwater)
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James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno /ˈlɛnoʊ/ (born 1950) is an American stand-up comedian and television host.

From 1992 to 2009, Leno was the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Beginning in September 2009, Leno started a primetime talk show, titled The Jay Leno Show, which aired weeknights at 10:00 p.m. (Eastern Time, UTC-5), also on NBC. After The Jay Leno Show was canceled in January 2010 amid a host controversy, Leno returned to host The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on March 1, 2010.

Jay Leno was born in New Rochelle, New York, on April 28, 1950. His mother, Catherine (née Muir; 1911–1993), a homemaker, was born in Greenock, Scotland, and came to the United States at age 11. Her schooling was limited and as a result she prized her children's successes. Leno's father, Angelo (1910–1994), who worked as an insurance salesman, was born in New York to immigrants from Flumeri, Italy. Leno grew up in Andover, Massachusetts, and although his high school guidance counselor recommended that he drop out of school, he later obtained a Bachelor's degree in speech therapy from Emerson College, where he started a comedy club in 1973. Leno's siblings include his late older brother, Patrick, who was a Vietnam veteran and a lawyer.

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