Jimmy Fallon Officially Taking Over The Tonight Show If Jay Leno Ever Steps Down
It's as official as it's going to get: Jay Leno is stepping down from The Tonight Show again and Jimmy Fallon will be replacing him, though we've all been here before. The switch is expected to happen during NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics next year, and will bring The Tonight Show back to New York City under Lorne Michaels as Executive Producer. Will it all go down smoothly, or are we in for another round of late night wars?Read on...
Jay Leno Airs YouTube Clip, NBC Claims Ownership Years Later
Copyright infringement is a pretty murky environment, especially on the internet. Piracy is constantly brought up in nearly every conversation had about media being broadcast across the tubes and for good reason. But zealous over-enforcement and bogus takedowns seem to be the norm now. Such is the case with Brian Kamerer's campaign video he made for a friend that Jay Leno aired on his show in 2009. And now, NBC claims they own the video.Read on...
Google “Watch Conan,” Check the First Result … Problem?This is the first result you get when you Google "Watch Conan." Huh? From a search engine optimization perspective, this is probably because the URL in question is http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show rather than, say, nbc.com/jay-leno-tonight-show, so it would presumably gotten a lot of Conan-centric backlinks when O'Brien was helming the show. Since Conan's show just started on TBS, it probably won't be long until teamcoco.com or the SEO'd up TBS page, http://www.tbs.com/video/conan/ (title tag: "Watch Conan O'Brien Full Episodes, Conan Videos, Conan Comedy Clips @ TeamCoco.com") get the glory, but it's still ironic and a little evil that Jay Leno presently snags the top spot. Apparently, more than 40,000 people search "watch Conan" every month; sorry guys. (EW via BuzzFeed; pic via the latter)Read on...
Leno’s Mean-Spirited Facebook Gag Puts Times Square Bomb Suspect on “Team Coco”
Add this to the list of things Jay Leno has done to Conan O'Brien that Conan would probably never do to him: In a Facebook-centric gag on last night's Tonight Show, Leno briefly showed a fake Facebook page for Faisal Shahzad, the suspect in the attempted Times Square bombing this past weekend. (Since fake Facebook pages are always funny.) In addition to participating in such uproarious activities as "rollerblading" and "blowing up Nissan Pathfinders" and being a member of "Al Qaeda" and the "Pakistan Frequent Flyers Club," Leno makes the terror suspect a member of Team Coco.
And this isn't some Photoshopped ONTD scam, either: You can see it at the 3:45 mark in Hulu's official clip from the show. Video evidence after the jump:Read on...