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Jack Paar

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  • Fallon a gracious host in 'Tonight Show' debut

    Fallon a gracious host in 'Tonight Show' debut
    Starting his “Tonight Show” hosting tenure Monday, Jimmy Fallon proved he can snag A-listers and, in the early going, ratings. The numbers that came out Tuesday showed him crushing the competition, at least for now.  But his moments of real,...
  • Jimmy Fallon readies his next-generation yet throwback 'Tonight Show'

    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...
  • Dickie Smothers: 'I'm Not Dead Yet,' Shopping TV Spots

    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...
  • The Beatles powered TV, and TV powered the Beatles

    Fifty years ago next Sunday, on Feb. 9, 1964, via "The Ed Sullivan Show," America met the Beatles. It was not the group's first appearance on American television. CBS News had reported, dismissively, on British "Beatlemania," and Jack Paar had aired...
  • 'Tonight Show' staffers to be laid off as show leaves Burbank

    'Tonight Show' staffers to be laid off as show leaves Burbank
    As "The Tonight Show" moves from its longtime Burbank home to New York City, where it originally debuted, 164 staffers will be laid off, an NBC spokesman confirmed on Friday. The layoffs, which were first reported in the Burbank Leader, involve...
  • PASSINGS: Michael Baigent, Elliott Reid, John L. Dotson Jr.

    Michael Baigent 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...
  • Margaret Pellegrini dies at 89; actress played Munchkin in 'Oz'

    Margaret Pellegrini dies at 89; actress played Munchkin in 'Oz'
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Frank Tripucka, Reiko Douglas, A.C. Crispin, Rep. E. Clay Shaw

    PASSINGS: Frank Tripucka, Reiko Douglas, A.C. Crispin, Rep. E. Clay Shaw
    Frank Tripucka Broncos quarterback in first AFL season Frank Tripucka, 85, who quarterbacked the Denver Broncos in their inaugural AFL season and later allowed his No. 18 to be unretired so Peyton Manning could wear it, died Thursday in Woodland Park,...
  • Emmys 2013: The 'In Memoriam' clips they could have played

    Emmys 2013: The 'In Memoriam' clips they could have played
    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,...
  • Fallon's in, Leno's out: NBC courts younger viewers

    Fallon's in, Leno's out: NBC courts younger viewers
    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...
  • The Beatles, JFK and Nov. 22, 1963

    The Beatles, JFK and Nov. 22, 1963
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. The connection between the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the eruption of Beatlemania in the U.S. a little more than two months later when the group showed up on “The Ed...