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Leno Brings Letterman's Wife Into Late-Night Feud

Jay Leno, David Letterman

A day after David Letterman said longtime rival Jay Leno "always turns up at the scene of the crime" in late-night disputes, Leno brought Letterman's wife into the feud.

"Letterman has been hammering me every night. ... You know the best way to get Letterman to ignore you... read more

O'Brien: "Three Days Away from the Biggest Drinking Binge in History"

Conan O'Brien

All but saying he'll soon be off the network, Conan O'Brien continued his comic barrage against NBC in his monologue Tuesday, but backed off from zinging... read more

Chicago Bears Lineman Gaines Adams Dead at 26

Gaines Adams

Gaines Adams, a defensive end with the Chicago Bears, died Sunday after he was taken to a Greenwood, S.C., emergency room, the county coroner told ESPN.

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SNL Tackles NBC's Late-Night Squabble: Jay and Conan Both "A Colossal Failure"

Fred Armisen

Saturday Night Live tackled NBC's late-night squabble, using its usual cold opening to present a mock Larry King Live with Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien as guests to discuss how it was a "colossal failure" all around.

"Conan is out. Jay is in. And no one is talking about the greatest talk show of all time, Mr. Joey Bishop," Fred Armisen's King said... read more

Report: Conan O'Brien, NBC Close to a Deal

Conan O'Brien

p>NBC and The Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien are close to finalizing their deal on his exit, according to The New York Times.

Negotiations continued Friday to settle his contract, but... read more

Leno to Conan: "You're Welcome"; Monologue War Continues

Jay Leno

Jay Leno had an unexpected message for Conan O'Brien, "You're welcome," as the verbal salvos among the nighttime talk-show hosts kept flying.

"With the all the controversy going on here at NBC... read more

Leno Says O'Brien Is Understandably Upset, Responds to Kimmel's Parody

Jay Leno

Jay Leno acknowledged that Conan O'Brien was understandably upset in his Wednesday night monologue, alluding to The Tonight Show host's refusal to move to 12:05.

"Nobody knows what is going on. Conan O'Brien, understandable, is very upset. He had a statement in the paper yesterday," Leno noted, then joked... read more

O'Brien Cites TVGuide.com Poll in Monologue, Zings Leno

Conan O'Brien

You voted, and Conan O'Brien listened: The Tonight Show host's monologue Wednesday noted a TVGuide.com poll showing a huge majority want him to... read more

Letterman on Conan's Possible Departure: "Where'd He Get an Idea Like That?"

David Letterman

When you're No. 1, you usually ignore the competition. Not David Letterman.

The host of CBS' late-night show used his Wednesday monologue to talk not only about NBC's Conan O'Brien -- and Jay Leno — but also ABC's Jimmy Kimmel.

Taking a page from the playbook of mentor Johnny Carson, he got into it by using... read more

Jimmy Kimmel Does Scathing Imitation of Jay Leno on ABC Show

Jimmy Kimmel

In a vicious sendup, Jimmy Kimmel impersonated Jay Leno — complete with gray wig, fake lantern chin and a slight lisp — as he did his monologue, and he stayed in character throughout the program.

VIDEO: Watch Kimmel's entrance and monologue as Leno now

"Hello, hello, my name is Jay Leno ... and I'm taking over all the shows in late night," began the host of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! in his new persona.

"It's great to be here on ABC," he said, exaggeratedly playing off his bandleader (Cleto Escobedo III) like Leno. "You know what ABC stands for? ...
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