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Are Oprah and Obama Anti-Coco?

Leno lines up gigs with Oprah Winfrey and White House



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    Are President Obama and Oprah Winfrey on Team Leno?

    Many Conan O'Brien fans are reeling from his untimely departure from NBC. Unfortunately, the college-aged hipsters who make up his demographic don't have a lot of clout.

    Jay Leno, on the other hand, has fans in high places. The once-and-future Tonight-Show host proved it Friday when he landed guest spots for the two big Os --- Oprah and Obama.

    Leno, who is scheduled to return to his "The Tonight Show" hosting duties on March 1, has been scheduled for a one-on-one interview with Oprah Winfrey that will air on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Thursday.

    Remarkably, the White House Correspondents' Association also announced today that Leno will be a guest performer at this year's annual dinner on May 1. This is Leno's third appearance at the event.

    While the correspondents arranged for Leno's attendance weeks ago, the timing of the announcement seems less than coincidental.

    Does this mean that Oprah and Obama aren't on Team CoCo?

    Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.