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Posted Nov 27, 2009 @ 2:18 PM

Now I'm thinking maybe there may have been a conflict of interest in relation to a code of ethics for servicemen? Perhaps competing in uniform for themselves isn't acceptable, but winning for somebody else is okay?


They have servicemen in uniform competing on "The Price is Right" all the time and no mention is made of playing for charity. They are playing for themselves.
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Posted Nov 27, 2009 @ 3:31 PM

They have servicemen in uniform competing on "The Price is Right" all the time and no mention is made of playing for charity. They are playing for themselves.

Thanks. Hmmm, well then, I'm done trying to make sense of that absurd debacle last night. Clearly it will haunt me, though.
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Posted Dec 1, 2009 @ 1:59 AM

Jennifer Lopez doing tonight's "10 @ 10" segment either (A) drunk off her ass, or (B) high on prescription meds, was unintentionally hilarious.
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Posted Dec 1, 2009 @ 1:48 PM

The Air Force Captain who competed and won should've gotten the car and the other three servicemen should've gotten a consolation prize like $1000 gas gift card.

Overall every servicemen in the audience should've gotten something and something good. Oprah, Ellen and the View audiences get great stuff all the time. I don't expect Jay to give his regular audience anything but he should make an exception for our servicemen.


Come on you guys, NBC said going in that this program was all about keeping production costs low. Heck, a car and gift cards would cover three days of taping (or just one scripted program's catering bill for an episode). Thank goodness for the production company that the armed services don't expect an on-camera appearance fee too...

Isn't it the military's duty to insure a free country so Jeff Zucker and the rest of the NBC brass can pull down a year's worth of a serviceman's salary in a couple of days? Why do you hate our country?

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Posted Dec 1, 2009 @ 1:50 PM

What's next? "Imagine Jimmy Stewart having sex? It would go something like this..."


BWAH!!! As long as the words "Attaboy, Clarence!" are not used.
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Posted Dec 5, 2009 @ 12:18 AM

Did anyone watch last night's show with Morgan Freeman on it? He was wearing a dark brown glove on this left hand. Looks like the fingertips were cut out of it. Jay didn't say anything about it. Was Morgan hurt?
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Posted Dec 5, 2009 @ 10:49 AM

It's a compression glove to help repair nerve damage suffered in an automobile accident in 2008
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Posted Dec 8, 2009 @ 10:45 PM

Gabourey Sidibe is beyond charming. I wish she was on a talk show every day. She's just a total breath of fresh air. Her reaction to meeting a member of NSYNC was delightful.
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Posted Dec 8, 2009 @ 11:57 PM

Yes, Gabby is great. I've seen her on several other shows. Loved the NSYNC quiz. The "Precious" clip made me want to see the movie again.
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Posted Dec 11, 2009 @ 1:43 PM

Did anyone watch this last night? I tuned in just in time to catch Barry Manilow. Is he sick? He looks so gaunt in his face.
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Posted Dec 11, 2009 @ 11:21 PM

SeptSkyBlueEyes said:

Did anyone watch this last night? I tuned in just in time to catch Barry Manilow. Is he sick? He looks so gaunt in his face.

I'm a longtime fan (over 30 years). He's FINE. He recently underwent repeat bilateral hip surgery (redo of an arthroscopic procedure--But NOT a hip replacement, as is always speculated when it's announced he's had/having hip surgery--originally performed in 2006). He may have lost some weight in conjunction with that (since your hlps bear at least some weight when you're walking & he's had surgery on them). He's naturally thin, has the kind of metabolism that keeps you that way. He may have lost some weight in connection with the hip problems, but NO he's NOT sick with any other illness.

Hope this helps. And I enjoyed his performance last night, short though it was.
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Posted Dec 11, 2009 @ 11:29 PM

Thanks for the explanation above.

I actually thought his gaunt look was due to pulled skin as in face lift.
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Posted Dec 11, 2009 @ 11:36 PM

Thanks BW for your answer.
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Posted Dec 18, 2009 @ 11:52 PM

Post deleted.

Edited by YellowOctober, Feb 1, 2010 @ 3:47 AM.

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Posted Dec 22, 2009 @ 12:20 AM

Jay Leno is the best, experienced interviewer ever. I enjoyed Adam Lambert together with his Band. What a performance and it was one of Jay's best shows lately. He really knows how to make his guests comfortable. Way to go Jay!
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Posted Dec 22, 2009 @ 2:16 AM

Jay Leno is the best, experienced interviewer ever.

One of the more experienced interviewers, yes. But the best? I personally find his interviews very one-note. As a talk show host, the interview his not his strong point.

I enjoyed Adam Lambert together with his Band.

I don't understand the guy at all. He's not worth the fuss surrounding him.

Edited by dbrits, Dec 22, 2009 @ 2:17 AM.

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Posted Jan 3, 2010 @ 2:14 AM

One of the more experienced interviewers, yes. But the best? I personally find his interviews very one-note. As a talk show host, the interview his not his strong point.

Neither is comedy.

Really, his strong point might be called "shmoozing". It works on a lot of the audience, it works on the guests, etc. It makes Jay a "least common denominator" thing--he doesn't threaten anyone.
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Posted Jan 6, 2010 @ 4:19 AM

That "10 @ 10" segment w/ Snooki from The Jersey Shore=Roughly 5 minutes of my life that I'll never get back! ):(
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Posted Jan 7, 2010 @ 12:45 PM

Report: NBC to fire Leno

Listened to the report, and the guy basically said that NBC's losing a lot of money from their owned and operated stations getting killed in the ratings during their late local newscasts. The reporter hasn't heard from his sources if Leno is going to be completely gone from NBC, but Leno's definitely going to be gone from 10:00. If Leno is going to get the Tonight Show back (the reporter said what everybody knew: Leno never wanted to leave TTS) or not is unknown to the reporter at this time.

All that is from one source right now, so who knows how true it is.
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Posted Jan 7, 2010 @ 4:13 PM

And now, to show how crazy these rumors are getting: TMZ is reporting that Jay Leno will be replacing Conan at 11:30 after the Olympics. Which sounds ridiculous to me -- NBC has ordered a bunch of pilots, but it's not like they have 5 finished shows waiting in the wings to replace Leno at 10 PM.
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Posted Jan 7, 2010 @ 4:14 PM

NBC is going to have to shell out a ton of money to either one of them if they fire them. The 11:30 half hour thing just seems stupid and jackassy so that is probably what they will do.

Edited by biakbiak, Jan 7, 2010 @ 4:16 PM.

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Posted Jan 7, 2010 @ 4:44 PM

Jay might offer to just leave and go back to stand-up. He's made a ton of cash and at one time was a brilliant stand-up. If true, it might be the best thing to happen to him.
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Posted Jan 7, 2010 @ 6:17 PM

NBC executives held discussions with both Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien Thursday about the future of the network’s late-night lineup. And while executives said that no final decision has been made, they did not deny that the network is considering moves that could include returning Mr. Leno to his old job as host of “The Tonight Show.”

http://mediadecoder....n-tonight-show/
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Posted Jan 7, 2010 @ 7:49 PM

Jay might offer to just leave and go back to stand-up. He's made a ton of cash and at one time was a brilliant stand-up. If true, it might be the best thing to happen to him.

Jay doesn't have the guts to do this.

Just like he didn't have the balls to insist on a different format when they put him on at 10PM. Once a week, for the entire night, in a semi-variety format, with tons of stand-up, music, etc., on lets say... Fridays and/or Saturdays... when nothing else was getting ratings might have made him a hero, not the goat he turned out to be. Instead he actively cooperated in making a listless, half-committed clone of his 11:35 show, and anyone who watched could tell he was just going through the motions.
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Posted Jan 7, 2010 @ 8:19 PM

Just like he didn't have the balls to insist on a different format when they put him on at 10PM.

I doubt he's invested enough in the project to do this. Sometime this fall when this debacle was starting I saw Oprah interview Jay via satellite on her show. He seemed pretty non-plussed about "the pressure to be a hit" telling her he was making "crazy TV money and still able to have a regular life." At least back then he sounded like hey, if it works great - if not oh well.

I'm glad to see it's not working though. I miss the 10:00 pm dramas NBC used to have on. Unfortunately I think those days are probably gone for good. It's why I have HBO, Showtime, etc.

Edited by Cosmocrush, Jan 7, 2010 @ 8:20 PM.

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Posted Jan 7, 2010 @ 8:39 PM

I don't think NBC has the guts to fire Leno:

ABC previously had stated they would cancel Nightline and push Jimmy Kimmel Live back to 12:35 AM if they had gotten Leno, and I think would make an immediate push to get Leno if NBC did let him go.

What I think may wind up happening is this:

NBC gives local stations 10:00-10:30 PM ET-PT/9:00-9:30 PM CT-MT for local news.

Leno goes to 10:30 PM ET-PT/9:30 PM CT-MT and remains one hour.

Conan and Jimmy Fallon remain as is.

That looks like a compromise since then, NBC stations get to go with their local news an hour earlier, and given the fact that many people get up earlier than ever may be an advantage for NBC stations.


Edited to add:

Another advantage of this is for half the year, NBC could cut their late-night shows back to four nights a week (Monday-Thursday) and work out deals with the Pac-10 and Mountain West Conferences for a regional Friday Night Game of the Week telecast of College Football in the fall and College Basketball in the Winter months that would be after late local news in the east, starting at 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT (and on those Fridays, prime time programming in the west airing early from 5:30-7:30 PM PT during football season and during basketball season, one prime time show airing before basketball and one after basketball), then in March, April and into May even having an NHL game on Friday nights in the 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT slot. That can conceivably become a late-night sports time slot for NBC and bring in viewers who won't watch the late-night shows, but will come over to watch sports.

Edited by Wallyhorse, Jan 7, 2010 @ 8:43 PM.

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Posted Jan 7, 2010 @ 8:52 PM

Latest spin control from NBC:

We have the best comedy team in the business. We remain committed to keeping Conan O’Brien on NBC. He is a valued part of our late-night line-up, as he has been for more than 16 years and is one of the most respected entertainers on television.

http://www.thrfeed.c...pin-obrien.html
Note they don't say they're keeping Conan at 11:35.

Edited by MichaelFi, Jan 7, 2010 @ 8:53 PM.

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Posted Jan 7, 2010 @ 8:59 PM

NBC gives local stations 10:00-10:30 PM ET-PT/9:00-9:30 PM CT-MT for local news.

Not a chance. As soon as NBC gives up that real estate, there's no getting it back. Ever. Not even NBC is that shortsighted. They're increasing their scripted programming development, which seems to indicate they're returning to scripted shows at 10.
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Posted Jan 7, 2010 @ 9:29 PM

This is one big mess. Should've seen this coming. I think we all knew it was a bad idea moving Leno to ten and dumping the prime time shows. It was a dumb move on NBC and a bad move for Leno to stay. NBC practically pushed Leno out of the TTS because they thought keeping Conan was a bigger investment even though Leno was still number one in ratings. I think Leno should've said no to NBC's offer to keep him by moving him to ten and watch NBC fall on their faces when Letterman beat Conan in the ratings and laugh while doing a standup in Las Vegas or on his new show on a rival network like ABC or FOX.
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Posted Jan 7, 2010 @ 9:42 PM

Tonight's shows should be interesting. Any bets as to whether or not one or both of them mention it?

Edited by braggtastic, Jan 7, 2010 @ 9:43 PM.

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