Jensations: Wednesday, February 17
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Updated 6:45 AM CDT, Wed, Feb 17, 2010
Leno Loss: More late night losses are coming to NBC. Jay Leno's longtime bandleader and trusty sidekick, Kevin Eubanks, is leaving "The Tonight Show," sources tell Extra. Another source says Eubanks will be on the debut of the revamped "Tonight Show" when it returns on March 1. Eubanks joined the band in 1992, taking over as leader two years later.
Gagapalooza: Lady GaGa, Soundgarden and Green Day are looking like the headliners for the 2010 Lollapalooza music festival, according to The Daily Swarm. Promoters won't officially announce the lineup until spring, but multiple industry sources say those three are locked in for the August 6-8 event. Three more headliners will be added. Arcade Fire and the Strokes are rumored to be included on that list, according to Billboard.
Palin's POed: Sarah Palin is upset again, this time over the portrayal of a character with Down syndrome on an episode of the Fox animated comedy "Family Guy." "Fox Hollywood -- What a disappointment," Palin posted on her Facebook page. Palin, a Fox News contributor, said Sunday's episode felt like "another kick in the gut." Her youngest son, Trig, has Down syndrome.
Ebert's Interview: Legendary film critic, Roger Ebert, sat down for his first interview and photo shoot since his last jaw surgery. In the March issue of Esquire magazine, Ebert talks about losing his lower jaw and ability to speak to jaw cancer. He also examines his relationships with former partners, Gene Siskel and Richard Roeper.
Tonight's 2 to TiVo:
"2010 Winter Olympics" - 7:00pm on NBC: Shaun White, Lindsey Vonn, Apolo Ohno and Chicago's own Shani Davis all compete tonight...need I say more?
"American Idol" - 8:00pm on Fox: Tonight the judges cut it down to the top 24!
First Published: Feb 17, 2010 6:20 AM CDT