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Updated 6:30 AM CST, Tue, Jan 19, 2010
After a week of monologue war, Jay Leno left the jokes at the door and set the record straight on his side of NBC's talk-show mess. "Through all of this, Conan O'Brien has been a gentleman. He's a good guy. I have no animosity towards him," Leno said. Leno said it looks like he will return as host of "The Tonight Show" at 10:35 p.m. (CT) after O'Brien turned down a move to the 11:05 p.m. spot. Leno attributed the entire debacle to NBC executives who wanted to replace him on "The Tonight Show" when it was consistently finishing in first place. He said the network didn't think he could hold those ratings.
Singer Wyclef Jean tearfully denies any charity wrongdoing during a news conference yesterday. TheSmokingGun.com reported last week that Jean used $410,000 from the foundation to pay rent, production services, and Jean's appearance at a benefit concert. Jean says he never profited from his organization, Yéle Haiti, but admits mistakes were made.
Love is in the air! Tween-queen Selena Gomez and Nick Jonas were spotted getting on a tour bus together here in Chicago. The former flames haven't officially announced a reunion, but sources tell Perez Hilton Selena was also seen at Nick's concert in Detroit.
Jenny from the block becoming a lunch lady? "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy told People.com he's hoping Jennifer Lopez will make a cameo on the hit show as a cafeteria worker. The 40-year-old singer/actress is reportedly a fan of the show, which just won a Golden Globe for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy.
2 to TiVo:
"American Idol" - 7:00pm on Fox: It's Chicago audition night!
"Paranormal Cops" - 9:30pm on A&E: Chicago detectives by day, ghost detectives by night. On tonight's premiere, they investigate a Melrose Park basement being haunted by a talkative spirit with Capone connections.
First Published: Jan 19, 2010 5:15 AM CST