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11 Stars Who Got Their Start at ... McDonald's

Hey, we don't all go straight to the top

(Newser) - Currently flipping burgers at McDonald's? No worries, Rachel McAdams once earned her money doing the same. Huffington Post lists 11 now-superstars who were once McDonald's employees:
  • Sharon Stone
  • James Franco
  • Jay Leno

Kimmel Slams One Late-Night Host, Loves Another

Says Jay Leno 'totally sold out'

(Newser) - Don't think Jimmy Kimmel will be bromancing Jay Leno anytime soon. In a Rolling Stone interview, Kimmel is again slamming his late-night competitor—this time for having "totally sold out" (Kimmel has already called him a "tattletale" ). "As a comedian, you can’t not have...

LiLo to Leno: Why I Canceled on Barbara Walters

'Timing wasn't right,' Lindsay explains

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan went on the Tonight Show last night to talk to Jay Leno ... days after canceling an interview with Barbara Walters that had been scheduled for 20/20 last Friday . "The timing wasn’t right, right now," a fidgety Lohan explained to Leno when he pointed out that...

Obama Hits Mourdock: 'Rape Is Rape'

Issues Roe v. Wade warning in Leno appearance

(Newser) - President Obama slammed Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's rape comments on the Tonight Show last night. "I don't know how these guys come up with these ideas," Obama said. "Let me make a very simple proposition. Rape is rape. It is a crime." He noted...

10 Totally Fake Celeb Friendships

What, you mean these people aren't all BFFs?

(Newser) - You were probably shocked, just shocked, to learn recently that Beyonce is not actually a huge fan of Kim Kardashian, despite the fact that their significant others are besties and thus they have to hang out a lot. Well, they're not the only ones smiling for the cameras while...

Jay Leno Takes Big Pay Cut
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Jay Leno Takes Big Pay Cut

He did it to save jobs; about 20 got laid off: Deadline Hollywood

(Newser) - Jay Leno has long said he lives off his standup money and takes the millions he gets paid for hosting the Tonight Show and sticks it right in the bank. So the news that Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood broke last night might not sting quite as much for him:...

Santorum: Romney Endorsement Wasn&#39;t Wimpy

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Santorum: Romney Endorsement Wasn't Wimpy

Late night email wasn't meant to be tepid, he says

(Newser) - Rick Santorum donned his trademark sweater vest for an appearance on the Tonight Show last night, where Jay Leno wondered why his endorsement of Mitt Romney ended up buried in the 13th paragraph of an email sent late at night. "We decided to put it out late at night...

Romney: No Insurance for Preexisting Conditions
Romney: No Insurance for Preexisting Conditions

Romney: No Insurance for Preexisting Conditions

Greg Sargent bashes frontrunner for 'nonsensical' Tonight Show talk

(Newser) - If you're uninsured and have a pre-existing condition, Mitt Romney doesn't think you should be able to get health insurance. Romney told Jay Leno as much last night , in a clip pointed out by Greg Sargent of the Washington Post . If "they show up, and they say,...

Mitt Quips: Santorum Can Be My Press Secretary

Seriously, hints that Rick could be his VP

(Newser) - Mitt Romney was mostly business on his Tonight Show appearance last night, but he managed to get in a joke at Rick Santorum's expense. "Press secretary," Romney joked when Jay Leno asked what words he most associated with Santorum, a dig at his rival's recent run-in...

Ron Paul: Secret Service 'a Form of Welfare'

But candidate has chosen a code name, he tells Jay Leno

(Newser) - Ron Paul has a Secret Service code name all picked out, but he doesn't want to use it, Politico reports: The presidential candidate doesn't want Secret Service protection because "it's a form of welfare," he told Jay Leno last night. "You know, you’re...

Michelle: Barack &#39;Sings to Me All the Time&#39;

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Michelle: Barack 'Sings to Me All the Time'

First lady dishes on husband's skills with Jay Leno

(Newser) - If you thought the recent clip of President Obama singing was a fluke, think again: "He does have a beautiful voice, and he sings to me all the time," Michelle Obama told Jay Leno last night. Her husband often sings that very same song (Al Green's "...

India Fumes Over Jay Leno Joke
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India Fumes Over Leno Joke

Will discuss spoof on Sikh holy place with State Department

(Newser) - Jay Leno has created a bit of an international brouhaha over a joke that's not sitting well with India's Sikh community. The Tonight Show last week displayed a picture of the holiest Sikh temple—the stunning Golden Temple of Amritsar—before Leno called it Mitt Romney's summer...

Ron Paul: Bachmann 'Hates Muslims'

He appears on Jay Leno's show and lets loose

(Newser) - Ron Paul got a little feisty on Jay Leno's show last night, with one line in particular drawing a lot of attention today. Asked to critique Michele Bachmann, he said that she "hates Muslims" and "wants to go get them." He apparently made the comment in...

Rick Perry Explains Campaign Gaffes to Jay Leno on 'Tonight Show'
 Perry Explains Gaffes to Leno 

Perry Explains Gaffes to Leno

Says he calls his dogs by the wrong name

(Newser) - Rick Perry dropped by the Tonight Show last night to chat about the campaign, and faced quite a few questions about his various gaffes. After noting that Perry had provided him with "a lot of material," Leno asked about that elusive third agency , as well as why Perry...

Obama to Leno: GOP Race Like Survivor

He's waiting until they're voted off the island

(Newser) - President Obama made his fourth visit to the Tonight Show last night, his second as sitting president, and told Jay Leno he wasn't spending much time worrying about his potential Republican rivals—because the GOP race is kinda like Survivor. “I'm going to wait until everybody’s...

4 Signs Kim, Kris Are Getting More Ridiculous

They've renewed their vows ... already

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are on a post-wedding media blitz, which so far is playing out just as one would expect. Four signs the couple is getting even more ridiculous :
  • They've already renewed their vows: Yes, a mere six weeks after getting hitched , Kim and Kris apparently felt

Roseanne: 'I'm Running for President'

Barr tells Jay Leno she's 'totally serious'

(Newser) - Roseanne Barr is running for president, or so she told Jay Leno last night . Could this all be a publicity stunt for her upcoming reality show, Roseanne's Nuts? She claims she's "totally serious," although it should be noted that she also said she's running for...

Tonight Show Crowd Gives Lindsay a Standing O

Jay Leno snags first post-sentencing interview

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan might be facing another stint in jail and is definitely in store for some grim community service , but at least she scored a standing ovation on the Tonight Show. Lohan taped an appearance with Jay Leno that will air tonight, and apparently the crowd loved her, the Daily ...

News Fail: The Year's Most Misunderstood Stories

Time to stop blaming Jay

(Newser) - This year, we hated Jay, pitied Mark Zuckerberg, and were sure the Tea Partiers were insane. But we were wrong, says Cracked . Some accepted myths, followed by the truth:
  • Jay Leno stole Conan's job. Actually, “Leno had nearly nothing to do with Conan getting fired.” It all came

Bush, Leno Talk Obama's Dancing Skills

Former prez admits to never actually watching 'Tonight Show'

(Newser) - Jay Leno thanked last night's guest, George W. Bush, for "all the material" over the past 10 years—only to find out that, awkward!, W. never actually watched the Tonight Show . "I don't want to hurt your feelings, but I was asleep," he explained to Leno. The...

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