Leno Spills Details on New Show

Plus, Kate Major is still talking...
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2009 9:43 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The Jay Leno Show will bear few similarities to Leno’s tenure on the Tonight Show—for one, he won’t have a desk until the end of the fast-paced hour, if at all—but it will still feature celebrity guests (two max) and signature Leno comedy bits, according to the Hollywood Reporter. New segments include Brian Williams’ “Stories Not Good Enough for Nightly News” and the “Green Car Challenge,” featuring celebs racing alternative fuel vehicles. Elsewhere:

  • Family Guy’s “abortion episode” was infamously declared too hot for Fox, but the show has been given the OK to do a live table reading Wednesday in lieu of airing it, Variety reports. The episode revolves around Lois debating whether or not to abort her surrogate pregnancy.
  • Marilyn Monroe’s chemistry with Tony Curtis wasn’t just on the screen. The Some Like It Hot co-stars—both married—had an affair that left Monroe pregnant, Curtis reveals in his upcoming memoir, according to the New York Daily News.
  • Speaking of timeless romances, E! has begun airing details of its Kate Major interview. “He’s a great, great guy,” the former Star reporter says of reality dad Jon Gosselin. “I wish I could think of something wrong with the guy but there really isn’t.”