This probably won't make Howard Stern stop trashing him on the radio, but NBC has confirmed that Tonight Show host Jay Leno took a 50% pay cut to protect his staff from inevitable layoffs.
Between 20 and 25 employees lost their jobs at the late-night talk show last month, but the bloodbath could have been a lot worse because Leno gave up $15 million for the people working behind the scenes!
That's pretty admirable if you ask us considering
Tags: americas got talent, comcast, contract, howard stern, jay leno, nbc, pay cut, staff, television, the tonight show
Don't let his cuddly exterior fool ya!
Mess with Jay Leno, and you will feel his WRATH!
The Tonight Show talk show host was on a roll during his opening monologue where, right off the bat, he called out Comcast for laying off staff members even though the show is absolutely a cash cow for the network.
Watch (above) the HIGHlarious zingers for yourself!!!
Loyalty: the things it will make you do and say.
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NBC has officially sold off its 15.8% of A&E Networks — which also includes Lifetime and the History Channel — to Disney and Hearst Corporation.
The transaction cost the buyers $3.03 billion to gain 50-50 control of the television channels, while the sale allows NBC Universal's 51% holder, Comcast, to save up to buy the rest of entertainment company from General Electric.
What does this mean for U?
Not much. We're sure all your favorite programming will continue to air as usual until the ratings start to slide.
U can stop panicking now!
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It's official! Diddy is going the Oprah route!
After weeks of speculation, the Bad Boy CEO has announced that he will be launching a music-themed cable network called Revolt TV, which will be distributed by Comcast, and is expected to go live at the end of 2012!
Ch-ch-check out what he has to say (above)!
Wow! This is a huge step!
But frankly, it sounds pretty RAD!
Can't wait to see where this goes!
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Revolt is Diddy's baby!
A project in the works, music and music news only will broadcast — just like the old days of MTV.
With former MTV programming guru Andy Schuon involved, everyone
Tags: andy schuon, cameron diaz, comcast, diddy, mtv, new music channel, revolt
The world will watch Katharine McPhee star in Smash when it debuts on the small screen February 6. But U can see it earlier than that!!
In an official statement from Comcast's XFINITY TV, the news broke that fans and television enthusiasts can watch it as early as January 16!
Not only that, but they're gonna show us sneak peeks from next season's The Voice!! Niice!
Tags: comcast, deal, katharine mcphee, preview, smash, sneak peek, the voice, tv news, watch it before it debuts, xfinitytv
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A Georgia woman wanted an extra cable box for her grandchildren.
The grandkids were coming over to stay with G-ma and when wanted to call Comcast after getting her receipt…
She ended up talking with a phone sex operator!
The woman called the number Comcast GAVE her and she said she burst into tears when she found out what was on the other end.
Poor granny. LOLz
Check out the video above and find out what happened.
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