Winner Takes All: Leno Gets White House Dinner Gig

Comic everyone loves to hate right now scores correspondents' event
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2010 7:41 AM CST
Barack Obama and host Jay Leno chat during the taping of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" at NBC studios in Burbank, Calif., Oct. 17, 2007.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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(Newser) – Jay Leno, who hasn't been winning any most-popular awards for shouldering Conan O'Brien out of his job, will nonetheless get the microphone this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. The once and future Tonight Show host is probably hoping the backlash against him dies down by May 1, when the dinner is held. This will be Leno’s fourth Correspondents’ Association gig, USA Today reports.

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