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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.
Jimmy Fallon's first 'Tonight Show' brought in 11.3 million viewers

Jimmy Fallon's first 'Tonight Show' brought in 11.3 million viewers

NEW YORK, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Jimmy Fallon brought in 11.3 million viewers on his first run as host of "The Tonight Show."
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'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' premiere seen by 11.3M viewers

'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' premiere seen by 11.3M viewers

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Monday's series premiere of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" in New York was watched by 11.3 million viewers, NBC said Tuesday.
'Tonight Show' moves back to New York with Fallon as host

'Tonight Show' moves back to New York with Fallon as host

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- New host Jimmy Fallon's debut Monday was the first episode of "The Tonight Show" broadcast from New York in more than 40 years.
Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith present 'The Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing' [VIDEO]

Jimmy Fallon and Will Smith present 'The Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing' [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Will Smith joined Jimmy Fallon for a dance tutorial on the late-night host's first ever "Tonight Show."
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Joel McHale to host the White House Correspondents Dinner

Joel McHale to host the White House Correspondents Dinner

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Joel McHale is to serve as host of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington this spring, organizers announced Friday.
Jimmy Fallon names first-week guest lineup

Jimmy Fallon names first-week guest lineup

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Jerry Seinfeld, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake will sit down with Jimmy Fallon for his first week hosting the "Tonight Show."
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'Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' books Will Smith, U2 for premiere

'Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' books Will Smith, U2 for premiere

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Will Smith and U2 have been booked for the first episode of "Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" in New York, NBC announced Monday.
Jimmy Fallon signs off 'Late Night' with Muppets

Jimmy Fallon signs off 'Late Night' with Muppets

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. late night host Jimmy Fallon concluded his run on "Late Night" by playing drums with the Muppets to The Band's "The Weight."
Jay Leno ends 22-year run as 'Tonight Show' host

Jay Leno ends 22-year run as 'Tonight Show' host

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Jay Leno has ended his 22-year stint as host of "The Tonight Show" in Burbank, Calif.
Sandra Bullock gives heartfelt sendoff to Jay Leno

Sandra Bullock gives heartfelt sendoff to Jay Leno

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Sandra Bullock tearfully thanked Jay Leno for his support throughout her career during her last interview with him as host of "The Tonight Show" in Los Angeles.
Sandra Bullock tears up during Jay Leno's penultimate 'Tonight Show'

Sandra Bullock tears up during Jay Leno's penultimate 'Tonight Show'

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Sandra Bullock got emotional while saying goodbye to Jay Leno during the host's penultimate appearance on the Tonight Show Wednesday.
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Matt Damon reads mean tweets about himself as Jimmy Kimmel 'feud' continues

Matt Damon reads mean tweets about himself as Jimmy Kimmel 'feud' continues

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The best beef in the business continues when Matt Damon visits "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday night.
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Jay Leno’s No. 1 joke target was Bill Clinton

Jay Leno’s No. 1 joke target was Bill Clinton

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Bill Clinton was Jay Leno's top target, with 4,607 jokes told at his expense according to a study by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason.
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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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