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Oprah Shows Some Tonight Show Love

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With the whole NBC drama going on over The Tonight Show, it seems Oprah Winfrey has picked her favorite.

Set to be interviewed by Momma Oprah is none other than Jay Leno!

Oprah revealed on her talk show today that she's going to Los Angeles for a "one-on-one" interview with the funnyman with the episode airing this coming Thursday.

And we can pretty much guess how the interview will go.

Some lighthearted jokes and plenty of Leno trying to convince the audience that he's not at fault for having Conan O'Brien pushed out.

Guess it pays off to be friends with the big O!

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66 comments to “Oprah Shows Some Tonight Show Love”

  1. 1

    I love Oprah, but she doesn't have a very sophisticated sense of humor. Hence, her issues with Letterman and now Conan?

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  4. 4

    4th! its not jay's fault that conan sucks at his job

  5. 5

    Best thing that could happen. letterman should have Conan on his show the night the " new" tonight show comes back on the air after the Olympics! that would be a big FUCK YOU!!!!

  6. 6

    JAY's show bombed, not Conan's. They wouldn't have taken Jay's show off the air if it was doing well. Jay is a conniving bastard. Shouldn't he be hiding in a closet somewhere spying on people like he's done in the past?

  7. 7

    Perez, why are you all up on Conan's nuts?
    He has never even invited you on any of his shows.
    That is how much he regards you and cares about your "support".

  8. 8

    Conan's show bombed in the ratings. He had lost 50% of the audience. Jay consistently blew away everyone else at the 11:35 time slot. Jay was FORCED out by NBC exec's who signed a contract to keep Conan on NBC 5 years ago. Jay bombed. Conan bombed. HOWEVER, Jay at the 11:35 slot had huge ratings. How is this JAY'S fault? I feel badly for Conan, but this is not Jay's fault. Just NBC.

  9. 9

    He's a ONE TRICK PONY yeilding a KNIFE.

    Watch your back OPRAH!

  10. 10

    Dirty Debbie has the right idea.

    Are you listening DAVE ?

  11. slump says – reply to this


    what a lot of people don't realize is that conan was offered to stay but to push back the time slot of the show… he declined, now he pays the price… he's freaking walking away and taking 33 mil with him… what's the big deal?

  12. 12

    yeah Oprah- let's show how poor Jay is really a nice guy. Why not have OJ on next to tell us what a great husband he was?

  13. 13

    I LOVE Oprah. They should give the Tonight Show to her. I find her hysterically funny with her facial expressions, funny voices, and witty comments.

  14. 14

    WAKE UP PEREZ !! your love for Conan has blinded you to the truth, Conans ratings SUCKED, he was killing the Tonight Show, true Jays ratings were poor as well but Jay is not forcing Conan out, Don't you think Jay would love to walk w/ that kind of money vs. the risk and humiliation of going back to his old job,

  15. 15

    Conan is getting paid millions for getting fired, while others who are jobless get a few hundred in unemployment, i dont feel sorry for him anymore and i see no reason to pit Jay against Conan, your a typical hollywood snob trying to prolonged a unneccessary celebrity fued.

  16. 16

    Thank God that niglet's show is going off the air soon!

  17. 17

    Careful Oprah, you don't want to get Lenoed too.

  18. CBE says – reply to this


    For an 'insider', you really don't understand or know the business. Leno did not push out O'Brien. Even an outsider can tell it was a business deal from NBC at the executive level. What you post as fact, is only your opinion. If you have facts to the contrary, that would be breaking news. If I was Leno, I would do what Carson did and have a guest banned list - starting with those who spoke against him, without knowing the facts. Carson had a huge list, including Joan Rivers.

  19. 19

    I'm hoping that no one watches Jay.

  20. 20

    Oprah = Sell Out. I bet she can't sleep at night knowing that she's taking cash to promote garbage…that's why she's eating herself to death. It is literally eating her up. Walk away from the money, Oprah. You've actually become everything you despise in life. Lots of money can do that to a person.

  21. 21

    Oprah, just because you dated him back in the seventies doesn't mean you have to humor him still. He's an arrogant prick who planned this takeover - I mean, it's pretty obvious. I'm with Coco.

  22. 22

    OMG She's such a sellout and he certainly has an excellent PR team. Anyways I'm with CoCo!

  23. 23

    you people that think jay forced conan out are retarded. i am no fan of jay but when nbc says hey we want to fire conan your timeslot is doing terrible want your old job back? what the fuck would you say. Conan is gonna walk away with millions his staff is compensated, If Conan had the ratings no of this would have happened

  24. 24

    havent respected oprah in awhile now with her promoting crazy shit like suzanne sommers books ( with barely showing another side to the issue) and her horrible interview with whitney houston where she fed her her lines.

  25. 25

    Oprah invited Conan on too but Conana's not allowed to give interviews.

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  27. 27

    …And it wasn't Leno's fault. He agreed to step back in favor of Conan. NBC screwed over Conan, you can't hold Leno accountable for that.

  28. 28

    Re: perezhasanalleakage – Thanks for being one of the few intelligent people posting on this topic!

  29. 29

    Oprah AND Leno can SUCK IT! I'm with Coco!!!

  30. 30

    He can do damage control all he wants. HE'S the one who brought David Letterman's wife into it. There is no repair for that fuckery!

    Leno is dead to me.

  31. 31

    Well …BOTH of them have more chins than a Chinese telephone book !

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  33. 33

    perez youre sucha dumb fuck JAY IS THE BEST COMEDIAN EVER. ljahgkljdsfh i fucking hate you fucking fat ass

  34. 34

    sooooo 1) this is just like the obama crap. just because she has leno on doesn't mean she is siding with him
    2) BOTH leno's & conan's shows did bad. don't put the blame on just one. its all on nbc so they can suck a fat one I hope leno's show does just as badly. they never gave either show much of a chance, no show ever does well right off the bat, it takes time.

  35. 35

    team jay all the way!!! he didn't do anything - not his problem conan couldn't be funny. stop blaming jay about the ratings and own up to not getting his own! and shut up about your biased blogs

  36. 36

    You idiot. Oprah has become a platform for people to clear the air. She's not taking sides.

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  38. 38

    Another reason Leno sucks. Begging for acceptance after screwing over his best friend(Letterman) who helped him tremendously in his early days, and Conan, who is just a hard working nice guy. Anyone that thinks Conan's ratings were low because of him, is clueless. It's been proven and documented that Leno's 10 PM show dragged down the entire network and especially local news and late night. Also, Leno was way behind Letterman in the ratings for his first 5 years and NBC stuck with him, which is what they didn't do for Conan. Just like Letterman and Howard Stern have said, Leno steals their material and still can't manage to be funny.

  39. 39

    I am so tired of the whole Conan/Leno thing. Personally I don't find either of them remotely funny or entertaining. And, really, there should be no "team" to be on. BOTH show's ratings sucked. Blaming Leno's show for Conan's horrible ratings is just plain stupid. If people WANTED to watch his show, whether or not they watched Leno's wouldn't matter. Anyone who thinks otherwise is a moron. Truth is, both shows sucked. That's why nobody watched either of them. NBC fucked up when they gave Conan the show. He was doing ok (not great) in his original spot. They should have looked for some fresh blood to host. Conan fucked himself by signing the contract and Leno should have taken a year or two off before starting his new show. It was obviously a rush job. Conan had the opportunity to stay on NBC but he CHOSE not to. Neither NBC or Leno FORCED him to make that decision. People shouldn't be mad at Leno because he is choosing to stay on NBC. Besides, he got what…45 million? Boo fucking hoo I feel so bad for him.

  40. 40

    Perez, what is going on with your site???? TWICE in a couple of days, once on my home pc and once at work, I've gotten messages, when I'm on your site, that a VIRUS has been blocked. Two different computers; two different types of anti-virus software….I enjoy your site, but this is frightening.

  41. 41

    what a perfect couple.

  42. 42

    Conan and Letterman both make fun of her frm time to time, and Jay prolly does not.
    I have been bored with Oprah for years now. She does great charity tho, but with her money, you kind of have to. It helps off set crazy taxes.She is not funny and is insane about celebrities. Yawn.

  43. 43

    WHY must she stick her snout into absolutely everything?

  44. 44

    I don't think Conan is funny, and I think Jay is a real prick. He makes a living looking down on people, making fun of them. He has to tell a joke, then explain it because he thinks the audience is too stupid to get it the first time. He makes fun people's looks… he spent a half an hour telling Garth Brooks how fat he was…. that was the last time I could stand watching. Jaywalking is all about making fun of stupid people…. I hate Leno, will never watch him. I hope the Tonight show tanks.

    The Tonight show should show Johnny Carson re-runs for the next 15 years….

  45. 45

    Oprah is for old rich people. the bitch thinks it's cool to give Sarah Palin air time, so seriously Oprah is a fucking idiot, and relevant only to privileged middle aged white people with no sense of humour.

  46. 46

    i love jimmy fallon! he's the most talented of all the late night hosts.
    i too hope leno tanks. i will not watch him. he's an ass .

  47. Nesa says – reply to this


    To hell with Leno and Oprah!

  48. 48

    Conan is the luckiest man alive. His lack of talent to attract the Tonight Show audience was obscured by the classless way he tried to manipulate his fans into believing his failure was anyone's fault but his own.

    The big mistake NBC made was hiring him for this revered spot in the first place. Conan's lasting legacy will by that of someone who failed in the most important job he was ever given. No amount of pointing fingers and acting like a low class baffoon will ever change that fact.

    He gets $30,000,000 to pad his fall from the middle.

  49. 49

    I'm team Coco all the way.

    Oprah better have Conan on as well.

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  51. 51

    I am still waiting for the very Big O to come Out. I can see gail and her muff diving each other.

  52. 52

    Re: DirtyDebbie

    I was thinking the same thing and my money says it will happen. I still think Coco was a complete brat the way he behaved through all of this I can't believe anyone would want to hire this brat.

  53. 53

    He's going to get all the ratings with her on his show

  54. 54

    ugh….so disappointing Oprah!

  55. 55

    oh look to hasbeens SUCKING up to each other. they both SUCK!

  56. 56

    Didn't it ever occur to them at NBC that they lost the viewers at 9:00, not 10:30 because of Jay? Jay's a jerk and the suits at NBC are stupid. Nuff said.

  57. 57

    Yeah, I really have to agree with you on that one. Dave's wife didn't do anything to Leno and to make a joke about her was exceptionally rude on Jay's part. Kind of speaks to his desperation.

  58. 58

    When Leno comes back………..he will get high ratings for one week………….then its letterman as usual for the country

  59. 59

    Re: JanetFan
    You have no business sense. Conan was FORCED. They were gonna move him to 12am, that's pretty much giving him no choice but to leave.

  60. 60

    I am so tired of hearing how Jay stole the limelight from Conan. They both were good, however NBC is a station that is hurting for ratings. Unfortunately, they had no confidence in Conan. The execs did, not Jay. He was probably notified and made an offer that pretty much none of you would refuse that blog on this website. If you show was cancelled and you were facing unemployement and someone offered you millions of dollars to come back and reclaim a past position… Would you turn it down?

  61. 61

    Re: Texas Mom – Like JanetFan said, if people wanted to watch Conan, they would have, REGARDLESS if The Jay Leno Show was lousy or not. So what you're saying is, if they tuned out for Leno, they kept tuning out for the rest of the night. That doesn't even make sense. People could have changed the channel back to NBC if they truly had wanted to see Conan…

  62. RPORC says – reply to this


    Wrong move, Big O! Jay has no valid excuse. He will spin his story to make himself look good and not a jerk like everybody already knows! He should just have let Conan host the show and vow out gracefully but he didn't. So, now he has to explain to this stupid Oprah who is also taking advantage of the whole f-up to be visible and relevant. Who cares about Jay and Oprah but their dense fans. Go out and help the Haitians, J and O and don't waste our time with your BS! Enough already - Conan is gone and hope he'd be back sooner. Please Fox, get Coco back on late night pronto!

  63. 63

    How does having a guest on her show make that guest her favourite? You put words and opinions in people's mouths Perez and it just shows how shallow you are. I don't know how you got this amount of success in your life, but I know you are losing the battle when it comes to 'grey matter of facts'.. lol you still with me here? You ate a hotdog yesterday… Does that mean you don't like burgers as much? Hotdogs are your fav now? dig deep chubo, use your brain once in a while, it might help you prolong your 15 minutes.

  64. 64

    Re: LadyGagaQueenOfMusic – STFU AND STOP USING CAPS!

  65. 65

    Re: LadyGagaQueenOfMusic – STFU AND STOP USING CAPS! Can't figure out when to press the SHIFT button? Or too lazy to get that tiny brain of yours working with literate writing? obviously gay, fat and lazy… perfect match for this site. Poopy pants.

  66. @v@ says – reply to this


    Well, she's showing ratings savvy, anyway…