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Talk show icon Jay Leno will receive Kennedy Center honor

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will honor retired "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno with its Mark Twain humor prize at a gala in Washington on October 19, it said Wednesday. Leno, 64, who stepped down from the long-running NBC show in February……

Obama tells Leno: Persecution of LGBT people violates basic morality

President Barack Obama on Tuesday night condemned Russia and some African countries for persecuting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals. “I’ve been very clear that when it comes to universal rights, when it comes to people’s basic freedoms, that whether you are discriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender…

Romney: Uninsured with preexisting conditions should be denied coverage

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday insisted that President Barack Obama’s health care reform law should be overturned and that people with preexisting conditions should be denied coverage if they had never had insurance before. During an appearance on NBC’s Tonight Show, host Jay Leno told Romney that he…

Leno to O’Reilly: ‘This anti-gay thing, it doesn’t make any sense’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly told NBC’s Jay Leno on Tuesday that people should cut Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum some slack for his “dopey comments” on social issues. “I have no idea what Rick Santorum stands for,” Leno admitted to O’Reilly. “All I know is, he doesn’t like condoms,…

Michelle Obama on Barack’s Al Green impression: ‘He sings to me all the time’

The President has got a lot of attention for his apparently impromptu performance of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” at the Apollo Theater in Harlem earlier this month. But it took late night comedian Jay Leno to ask his wife what she thought. Michelle Obama admitted that the President sings…

India ‘to complain to U.S. over Jay Leno temple gag’

India is to formally object to a joke by US TV host Jay Leno in which he said that the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine for Sikhs, was a summer home for wealthy presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Minister Vayalar Ravi termed the gag by “The Tonight Show” host as “quite unfortunate and quite objectionable” and said…

Smoke pot? Who cares? Schwarzenegger says

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says no one cares if you smoke a joint. The Hollywood actor-turned-governor signed a law five weeks ago that made possession of up to an ounce of marijuana the equivalent of a traffic ticket. It carries a penalty of no more than a $100 fine and no…

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