Johnny Carson — the longtime King of Late Night — can reign again with a bigger presence on the Web than ever before, The Associated Press reports.
The full Carson collection, which reaches back to October 1962, has been restored, digitized, annotated and transcribed for viewers on...
Howard Stern has never been a Jay Leno fan, and Leno's return to The Tonight Show hasn't changed that. The mention of Leno's name "makes me want to vomit," Stern says.
"I don't like this guy. I don't disguise it," Stern said Tuesday on told CBS' Early Show. "Probably what irritates me the most is people in show business are afraid to say how much they dislike the guy, but I am not."
Jay Leno's new Tonight Show: same as the old Tonight Show
After accusing Leno of pushing...
From Joanie Loves Chachi to Jay Leno in prime time, TV Guide Network will count down TV's biggest blunders Sunday with a special covering everything from failed talk shows to bad remakes to stars who turned down hit roles.
The network's 25 Biggest TV Blunders, airing at 8/7 c, will also include Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction, Brian Dunkleman's refusal to ...
Sarah Palin and William Shatner
Sarah Palin made a surprise stop on her book tour, popping up on The Tonight Show Friday after William Shatner performed one of his dramatic readings from the former governor's new book, Going Rogue: An American Life.
"I think Bill did a great job," said Palin as Shatner's bongo accompaniment died down. "I think it's only appropriate that I read a few choice excerpts from Mr. Shatner's autobiography, Up Till Now."
Sarah Palin takes aim at "badgering" Katie Couric in memoir
Palin read excerpts about Star Trek, T.J. Hooker and even Johnny Carson.
"As I finished 'Mr. Tambourine Man,'" Palin read...
The Tonight Show: Johnny Carson Celebrates Christmas courtesy Respond2 Entertainment
New releases announced today, July 25:Donny & Marie, Sonny & Cher and Bob Hope - A Classic TV Christmas 3-Pack will be coming out November 11 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - Johnny Carson Celebrates Christmas will be coming out November 11 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.
On Friday starting at 8 pm/ET, TV Land will count down the 50 greatest TV icons, from Larry Hagman to Johnny Carson, then give a special shout-out to the legend who draws the most text votes during the show. Go, Donna Pescow! (I've always loved a long shot).... Voting is now under way for the Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2007 at VeryFunnyAds.com. The winners will be featured on a Dec. 26 TBS special hosted by Weeds' Kevin Nealon.... Dancing with the Stars' Cameron Mathison and Edyta dance live on today's The View.... Rosemary's Baby author Ira Levin died Monday at the age of 78 from natural causes. His other classic thrillers include The Stepford Wives and The Boys from Brazil. Ben Katner
Merv Griffin by Lester Cohen/WireImage.com
Merv Griffin was the anti-Trump. No matter how many riches he amassed through creating the formidably successful game-show phenom of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, this band singer turned talk-show host turned entertainment mogul turned hotel/real-estate magnate never projected an air of arrogance or entitlement. Publicly affable to the end, Griffin (who died Sunday at 82) was one of those rare talents whose success only a grinch would begrudge in part because the ubiquitous shows he's best known for continue to provide so much pleasure on a nightly basis. That lilting, nagging Jeopardy theme? He wrote it. That alone is enough to ensure him a place in the annals of TV history.But he also had a long, profitable run as a talk-show host, primarily in syndication. He was never the coolest or funniest (that would be Johnny Carson), he was never the most trenchant (that would be Dick Cavett), but he was an effortless entertainer who put the audience at ease even as he occasionally...
David Hyde Pierce, Bette Midler and Marcia Wallace do The Simpsons
After 18 seasons and 400 episodes, Fox's The Simpsons (Sundays at 8 pm/ET) has attracted more than 350 celebrities to offer their voices to animated doppelgangers. Some have played themselves (Steve Buscemi, anyone?), some new characters (Reese Witherspoon as Rainier Wolfcastle's daughter, for instance), some old characters (Kiefer Sutherland and Mary Lynn Rajskub, who reprise their roles from 24 on May 20) — and in one instance, a mix (Elizabeth Taylor played herself and voiced Maggie's first word). Throughout, producers have attract
Americans felt as if we'd lost a personal friend when the news broke that late-night legend Johnny Carson died Jan. 23 of emphysema at his Malibu, Calif., home. He was 79. Here, some of Carson's pals and frequent guests share their fondest memories of his close to 30-year reign on NBC's Tonight Show.Tony Bennett:
I [sang] "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" on his very first show. He had on Groucho Marx
, Joan Crawford
, Mel Brooks
and Rudy Vallee
. At the show's end, he said, "Well, that's the first show. Let's see how it goes." He had no idea.
Dolly Parton: I realized how sensitive and caring Johnny was the night he did the famous joke about giving a week's pay to look down my shirt. During a camera break, he leaned over, patted my hand and said, "I really hope I didn't embarrass you — I didn't mean to." He really seemed to care. I was crazy about him. I would never do [Tonight Show] with a guest host