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Jay Leno has a new old job — besides hosting the Tonight Show: The comedian will headline this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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Leno, who hosted the dinner in 1987, 2000 and 2004, was chosen before the late-night debacle this month that saw him reclaim The Tonight Show, a rep for the White House Correspondents' Association told TVGuide.com.The annual dinner, which will take place May 1, brings together celebrities, politicians and journalists to raise scholarship money for aspiring journalists.

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Past hosts include Wanda Sykes, who emceed last year, Stephen Colbert, Craig Ferguson and — yes — Conan O'Brien.