| Feb 18, 2014
| 8:30 AM
A new era in latenight television commenced on Monday, with NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" easily keeping the venerable program on top of the ratings heap.
Taking advantage of NBC's dominance in primetime courtesy of its coverage of the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK — Outside Studio 6B at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the once and future home of "The Tonight Show," the smell of fresh paint and sawdust fills the air. Visitors to one of the last tapings of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" are led up a back...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:30 PM
NBC wants Jimmy Fallon to succeed so badly when he takes over its venerable "Tonight Show" in February that it is attempting to bend the rules of time.
In a promo unveiled Saturday evening, the Peacock depicts Fallon as the latest in the decades-old...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It's a small booth on the far corner of the NATPE exhibition floor, but baby boomers and TV connoisseurs are beating a path to space No. 108 this year to shake hands with a Smothers brother.
Dickie Smothers aims to launch the next chapter of his long...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Nobody doesn't love Carol Burnett. That was the takeaway from the Kennedy Center's Oct. 20 ceremony honoring Burnett with its 16th annual Mark Twain Prize for significant impact to American comedy.
Tina Fey opened the proceedings by declaring that her...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Sunday night's Emmy Awards featured the standard "In Memoriam" segment, in which the faces and clips of the recently deceased played to varying levels of applause. But this year, they made a decision to single out five people to receive special tributes,...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:47 PM
Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last of the 124 little people who played Munchkins in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," died Wednesday at her Glendale, Ariz., home. She was 89.
The 4-foot-tall Pellegrini, a frequent guest of honor at "Oz" festivals...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Historical mysteries author sued publisher of 'Da Vinci Code'
Michael Baigent, 65, a writer who gained attention for launching a lawsuit contending that "The Da Vinci Code" stole ideas from his book, died of a brain hemorrhage June...
| Apr 13, 2013
Comic great Jonathan Winters was struggling to make a name for himself in the early 1950s when a man at the nightclub where he was performing offered some life-changing advice.
Winters had a talent for channeling the voices of celebrities like Gary...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Bob Hope was the wisecracker. Milton Berle was a clown. George Burns and Gracie Allen were farceurs of domestic life. And Jack Benny was the "Everyman" comedian.
For nearly half-a-century, Benny kept audiences in stitches with his alter-ego of a vain...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 1:14 PM
NBC ramped up its fight to gain a younger late-night audience by confirming Wednesday that Jimmy Fallon will take over as host of "The Tonight Show" in 2014.
Ending weeks of gossip, NBC made the announcement that current host Jay Leno would end his...