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Between 20 and 25 employees of NBC's "The Tonight Show" have been laid off and host Jay Leno has taken a substantial pay cut, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told CNN on Saturday.

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Jay Leno's 'green' garageupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 11:12:00

Jay Leno shows CNN around his garage where he attempts reconcile his love of cars with his concern for the environment.

People.com: QUOTED: Jennifer Aniston Tells Jay Leno How a Sperm Bank Works (Sort of)updated: Fri Jul 30 2010 14:11:00

"You go to a bank and you have a card ... I honestly don't know exactly." •Jennifer Aniston, after explaining the premise of her upcoming movie The Switch (in which her character seeks a sperm donor to have a child), responds to Jay Leno's question about how sperm banks operate on the Tonight Show Thursday.

NBC takes U-turn with fall lineup after Lenoupdated: Mon May 17 2010 17:31:00

NBC learned fairly quickly that Jay Leno at 10 p.m. was not hitting the sweet spot with viewers.

Celebrities, journalists join for night of comedyupdated: Sun May 02 2010 07:42:00

President Obama's punch lines targeted a diverse group Saturday -- from teen sensations the Jonas Brothers to comedian Jay Leno, whom he described as the only person with worse ratings than his.

People.com: Jay Leno: Conan O'Brien and I 'Got Screwed' by NBCupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 07:47:00

"I think Conan will come back and he'll be strong," the Tonight Show host tells Joy Behar

Jay Leno: Conan O'Brien 'got screwed'updated: Wed Mar 31 2010 16:05:00

HLN's Joy Behar talks with Jay Leno about the late night drama between him and Conan O'Brien.

Leno: Conan and I got 'screwed'updated: Wed Mar 31 2010 16:05:00

Jay Leno expects Conan O'Brien will return to late-night television as a head-to-head competitor against NBC's "The Tonight Show."

People.com: Jimmy Kimmel Admits to Sucker-Punching Jay Leno - and Enjoying Itupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 14:32:00

The late-night host and David Letterman joke that they'll miss dissing Jay Leno on their shows

Celebs on Leno's returnupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 09:55:00

Celebrities at the NAACP Image Awards give their thoughts on Jay Leno's return to 'The Tonight Show.'

Leno faces new pressures with return to old time slotupdated: Wed Mar 03 2010 09:55:00

Talk show host Jay Leno returned Monday night to his old time slot as host of NBC's "The Tonight Show," nine months after he ceded the spot to Conan O'Brien in a failed move to primetime.

People.com: PEOPLE's TV Critic Sizes Up Jay Leno's Returnupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 14:13:00

After the wreckage NBC wrought, the former Tonight host is back home again

People.com: Jay Leno Returns to the Tonight Showupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 09:47:00

"It's good to be home ... at least for a while," the host says in his monolgue

People.com: Is Kevin Eubanks Leaving the Tonight Show?updated: Wed Feb 17 2010 09:27:00

Jay Leno's longtime musical sidekick reportedly plans to move on after the show returns to late night

People.com: Jay Leno Felt Sucker-Punched by Jimmy Kimmelupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 06:48:00

The NBC host tells Oprah he could have edited it out of the show but opted to leave it in

Leno to Oprah: 'This was a huge mess'updated: Thu Jan 28 2010 12:45:00

If you're looking for someone to blame for NBC's late-night horror show, take aim at the network, Jay Leno told Oprah Winfrey on Thursday in an exclusive interview.

Leno to Oprah: I haven't spoken to Conanupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 09:28:00

The two most-discussed talk-show hosts aren't talking -- to each other, that is.

People.com: Jay Leno Can't Bring Himself to Call Conan O'Brienupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 23:30:00

Once "things cool down … maybe we'll talk," says the once and future Tonight host

Expect more late-night talk show dramaupdated: Tue Jan 26 2010 09:09:00

Magnanimous in defeat, which could turn into victory, Conan O'Brien bequeathed "The Tonight Show" back to Jay Leno Friday after first thanking NBC for at least putting him on the map.

CNNMoney: Conan's exit: 'It is the right business move'updated: Fri Jan 22 2010 17:18:00

The high-profile squabble that captivated late-night television for weeks comes to a close Friday, when Conan O'Brien makes his final appearance as host of "The Tonight Show."

Leno to headline White House correspondents' dinnerupdated: Fri Jan 22 2010 06:30:00

Comedian Jay Leno will headline the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in May, the group said Friday.

Celebs weigh in on Conan, Lenoupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 12:50:00

Celebrities at the Golden Globes give their thoughts on NBC's late night woes.

People.com: Jay Leno: I Have No Animosity Toward Conan O'Brienupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 11:01:00

Trying to set the record straight, Leno thinks he's back to late night - but, "I don't know"

'Looks like we might be back at 11:30,' Leno tells audienceupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 09:56:00

Jay Leno expects NBC to announce Tuesday that he will return to hosting "The Tonight Show," a job he handed off to Conan O'Brien last summer, the comedian said Monday night.

Has Leno lost his nice guy appeal?updated: Fri Jan 15 2010 17:02:00

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel ripped into Jay Leno on his own show Thursday night, and Rosie O'Donnell -- who has been outspoken about her support of Conan O'Brien -- has canceled her January 27 appearance on "The Jay Leno Show."

NBC finally getting late-night ratings boostupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 11:45:00

NBC has been the butt of nearly every joke in late night this week, and many of them were aired on NBC itself.

Conan O'Brien made the smart moveupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 15:00:00

By refusing NBC's offer of a "Tonight Show" shifted to a post-midnight, post-Jay Leno time slot, host Conan O'Brien has protected the 56-year-old tradition of that program. And he's also protected the 46-year-old Conan O'Brien.

O'Brien: Moving 'Tonight' for Leno would be 'its destruction'updated: Tue Jan 12 2010 22:21:00

Conan O'Brien suggested in a statement Tuesday that he will not accept NBC's proposal to move him and "The Tonight Show," which he's hosted for seven months, to 12:05 a.m. ET.

Will new shows make NBC worth seeing?updated: Tue Jan 12 2010 22:11:00

Jay Leno couldn't salvage NBC's prime-time ratings. Now the network is making bets on high-profile producers to perform triage next season.

People.com: Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien Poke Fun at Their Plightsupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 11:30:00

The TV hosts essentially let their bosses have it in Monday's monologues

Leno-O'Brien folliesupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 22:59:00

Leno and O'Brien make themselves the butt of their own jokes. Jeanne Moos plays musical chairs at the talk show desk.

Leno holds nothing back in monologue after getting prime time axupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 22:59:00

Jay Leno pulled no punches on his show Monday night, the first since NBC confirmed the TV host was being kicked out of his low-rated 10 p.m. slot after just three months.

NBC's Leno back to late nightsupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 11:59:00

NBC host Jay Leno is going back to late nights after a low-rated experiment in prime time, the network announced Sunday.

Moving Leno (again) a mistake?updated: Mon Jan 11 2010 11:59:00

Howard Kurtz talks with two top television industry critics about NBC's rumored late night reshuffling.

People.com: It's Official: NBC Canceling Jay Leno's Prime-Time Showupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 09:37:00

But the network hopes to keep both Leno and Conan O'Brien in late-night

CNNMoney: Jay Leno to move back to NBC's late nightupdated: Sun Jan 10 2010 20:28:00

NBC host Jay Leno is going back to late nights after a low-rated, three-month experiment in prime time, the network announced Sunday.

For NBC, one bad decision after another, analysts sayupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 19:19:00

It's unlikely that NBC will lay down any final edicts about the fate of "The Jay Leno Show" before the start of the Television Critics Association's press tour on Sunday, but one thing is certain: NBC only made a bad situation worse by moving the late-night host to prime time instead of investing in scripted shows.

People.com: Is Jay Leno Headed Back to Late Night?updated: Fri Jan 08 2010 10:09:00

NBC doesn't deny a report the talk show host will resume his 11:30 p.m. slot

Speculation swirls around Jay Leno, primetime show's futureupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 09:13:00

Entertainer Jay Leno did the ol' soft shoe as speculation swirled that NBC might cancel his show or move it back to the 11:35 p.m. ET time slot.

People.com: Jay Leno Likes Being an Underdogupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 14:08:00

But the host says he preferred late night, and takes the blame for low ratings

People.com: Michelle Obama Knows Her Brady Bunch Trivia!updated: Sun Oct 25 2009 10:28:00

She names all the Brady kids, dishes on her iPod playlist and more as she answers "10 Questions at 10" on The Jay Leno Show

Kanye sensed he was wrongupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 21:12:00

Rapper Kanye West told Jay Leno that his outburst at the MTV awards was a mistake.

Kanye West calls Swift with 'sincere apology'updated: Tue Sep 15 2009 21:12:00

Kanye West called Taylor Swift with a "very sincere" apology Tuesday for interrupting her acceptance speech at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, Swift said.

Kanye West tells Leno 'my hurt caused someone else's hurt'updated: Tue Sep 15 2009 10:51:00

Kanye West appeared to blame the pain of his mother's death two years ago for his "rude" behavior at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

Kanye West could be Leno's new Hugh Grantupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 17:04:00

Jay Leno says immediacy is key to his new show, and he should have plenty of it for his prime time premiere Monday, when Kanye West is a musical guest.

Another Kanye controversyupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 17:04:00

HLN's A.J. Hammer has the details on the MTV VMAs and a controversial disruption from rapper Kanye West.

Jay Leno ready for prime timeupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 20:23:00

Jay Leno's new show will be freshly baked five nights a week with three times the comedy of his former "Tonight Show," the comedian promised.

People.com: Jay Leno Loses Weight, Gets in Shape after Hospitalizationupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 08:50:00

"I've been running four miles every day," says the TV host, whose show hits primetime in the fall

People.com: Jay Leno Delivers His Final Tonight Show Monologueupdated: Sun May 31 2009 10:08:00

The host thanks Monica Lewinsky, Michael Jackson and Bill Clinton in front of a cheering crowd

Staff's kids help Leno say goodbye to 'Tonight'updated: Sat May 30 2009 08:19:00

Jay Leno ended his 17-year reign as the host of "The Tonight Show" Friday with the children of people who met and started families while working at the long-running late-night show during his tenure, according to audience members who attended the taping.

Late night guard changesupdated: Sat May 30 2009 08:19:00

As Jay Leno leaves the "Tonight Show," HLN's AJ Hammer reflects on his rocky start, legacy and show's next host.

Jay Leno leaves 'Tonight' behindupdated: Fri May 29 2009 13:15:00

You'd think someone who lasted 17 years as host of a television program in this day and age -- particularly a show as venerable as NBC's "Tonight Show" -- would be receiving praise and honor.

People.com: Mel Gibson Tells Jay Leno About His Eighth Child: 'I Guess I'm Octo-Mel!'updated: Tue May 26 2009 11:48:00

The actor graces the Tonight Show and talks about his divorce and his pregnant girlfriend

Entertainment Weekly's Picks of the Weekupdated: Sun May 24 2009 14:59:00

Friday night marks the biggest changing of the guard in late-night TV in 17 years, and the Pick of the Week: Jay Leno says his last good-night (to 11:35 p.m. ET, anyway) and gives the chair to Conan O'Brien.

People.com: Inside Jay Leno's Closet: Not His Clothesupdated: Fri May 22 2009 11:58:00

"I don't own any suits of my own," the NBC star tells PEOPLE

Jay Leno: '10 o'clock is like the new 11:30'updated: Thu May 14 2009 17:06:00

Jay Leno plans "something really unusual and different" when he hands over "The Tonight Show" to Conan O'Brien on May 29, 17 years after Johnny Carson left the hosting duties to him.

People.com: Mel Gibson to Help Jay Leno Say Farewellupdated: Thu May 07 2009 18:28:00

The actor-filmmaker is on the guest roster for the Tonight host's last week

People.com: Jay Leno Reveals Mystery Ailment: Exhaustionupdated: Sun May 03 2009 16:27:00

"It's an embarrassing thing," Leno tells PEOPLE of the cause of his two days of hospitalization

People.com: Jay Leno Jokes About Hospitalizationupdated: Tue Apr 28 2009 11:36:00

"I ate a raw pig a friend brought back from Mexico," he says in his return to The Tonight Show

People.com: Jay Leno Released from Hospitalupdated: Sat Apr 25 2009 19:37:00

The host of The Tonight Show was under observation for apparent dehydration, his rep tells PEOPLE

'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno out of hospitalupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 18:28:00

TV talk show host Jay Leno was released from the hospital Friday, his representative said.

People.com: Jay Leno Is Hospitalizedupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 13:07:00

The TV host cancels his taping, but is "doing just fine," says a Tonight Show rep

Jay Leno hospitalized; 'Tonight Show' tapings canceledupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 21:15:00

TV talk show host Jay Leno fell ill and checked himself into a Los Angeles, California, hospital on Thursday, his representative said.

Leno adds second free show in Detroit areaupdated: Tue Mar 17 2009 08:52:00

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you. Give out free tickets and the whole world will come.

Politician slams suburban setting of Jay Leno's free 'Detroit' showupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 13:41:00

Comedian Jay Leno's plan to hold a free concert for the jobless of Detroit, Michigan, drew criticism from a politician in the city.

People.com: Jay Leno to Give Free Show in Detroitupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 16:18:00

The car buff heads to the Motor City because of its high unemployment

Jay Leno offers free show for joblessupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 10:01:00

Comedian Jay Leno unveiled his own stimulus package for the jobless in Detroit, Michigan.

People.com: Jay & Conan Get Silly About Leno's Primetime Plungeupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:56:00

"We'll start at 10 p.m. right after the last hour of the Today show," Leno says in his monologue

People.com: Jay Leno Jokes: NBC Pulled Me Back Inupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 08:09:00

The Tonight Show host talks about his new show premiering next year

People.com: Michelle Obama: We Buy the Clothes We Wearupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 17:46:00

But, as controversy surrounds Sarah Palin's expense-account wardrobe, Obama says she's "empathetic"

People.com: Jay Leno & Ryan Phillippe Still 'Friends' After Interview Controversyupdated: Sat Apr 12 2008 17:53:00

Plus: The Tonight Show host mulls his late-night future

People.com: Jay Leno Apologizes for Remarks to Ryan Phillippeupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 14:54:00

The TV host "didn't mean any malice," he says in a statement to PEOPLE after criticism from gay activists

People.com: Jay Leno Criticized for Remarks to Ryan Phillippeupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 09:53:00

The TV host comes under attack after asking the actor for his "gayest look"

Time.com: The First Comedy Strikeupdated: Mon Feb 04 2008 18:55:00

The strike Jokes, at least, have died down. David Letterman -- back on the air with his writers after making a separate deal with the Writers Guild -- has moved on to wisecracks about the Cloverfield monster and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Jay Leno, who has returned sans scribes but is supposedly writing the monologues himself (angering the Guild, which claims he's violating strike rules by doing so), is pummeling viewers with the usual rat-a-tat of gags playing off the headlines, from the presidential primaries to funny animal news.

The laughs are backupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 14:51:00

Late-night comedians went back to work -- some with, some without writers.

People.com: Writers Guild: Jay Leno Violated Rulesupdated: Fri Jan 04 2008 10:44:00

The Writers Guild is not laughing about Jay Leno's return to NBC's Tonight Show Wednesday night.

People.com: Leno, Letterman Return to the Airupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 18:22:00

Video courtesy CBS It took two presidential candidates to help the two late-night kings of television return to the air Tuesday: Republican hopeful Mike Huckabee, with Jay Leno, and Democratic contender Hillary Clinton, with David Letterman.

Late night shows returnupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 11:53:00

Some late night talk shows return with new episodes tonight despite the WGA strike. CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports.

Time.com: Letterman, Leno Return to Late-Nightupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 06:00:00

Late-night TV hosts returned to the air Wednesday after a two-month hiatus, showing support for their striking writers, plenty of creative stretch marks -- and at least two scruffy beards

Leno, O'Brien to returnupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 08:31:00

CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports on the plans for Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien to return to air without striking writers.

Time.com: Progress in Hollywood Labor Talksupdated: Thu Dec 06 2007 11:00:00

Both sides in the Hollywood writers strike expressed optimism that progress was being made in contract negotiations aimed at ending a five-week walkout

Writers on strikeupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 08:37:00

CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports that the Writers Guild of America has gone on strike.

People.com: David Letterman, Jay Leno Set to Go on Hold?updated: Sun Nov 04 2007 20:25:00

David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Conan O’Brien may have to button their lips come Monday – due to the proposed strike of the Writers Guild of America.

Time.com: Tonight Set Auctioned for Charityupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 12:00:00

When "The Tonight Show" decided to redecorate its set, the old furniture was destined for more than a garage sale. Host Jay Leno decided it should be auctioned online for a friend's community group

Attorney says Jackson will not testifyupdated: Tue May 24 2005 09:41:00

Talk-show host Jay Leno testified Tuesday that he received several phone messages from Michael Jackson's accuser in 2000 and talked to him briefly on the phone, but the comedian said neither the boy nor his family asked him for money.

Jackson attorneys oppose lifting gag order on Lenoupdated: Tue Mar 08 2005 12:57:00

Attorneys for Michael Jackson have formally objected to a request by Jay Leno to exempt the comedian from a gag order so that he can lampoon Jackson's legal woes on "The Tonight Show."

Leno: Clarify Jackson trial gag orderupdated: Thu Mar 03 2005 08:41:00

Late night talk show host Jay Leno, subpoenaed to appear as a defense witness in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial, has asked that a judge clarify the gag order in the case so he can continue to mention the trial in his nightly monologue.

A season of TV stumpingupdated: Thu Oct 07 2004 14:29:00

Letterman, Leno , "The View, " Regis and Kelly, Dr. Phil, Oprah -- it seems that the 2004 campaign trail leads to television talk shows as much as it does to hotly contested states.

O'Brien to replace Leno on 'The Tonight Show' updated: Mon Sep 27 2004 15:35:00

Jay Leno will hand over the reins of NBC's "The Tonight Show" to "Late Night" host Conan O'Brien -- but not until 2009, the network announced Monday.

Fortune: Hey, Bill--Free Career Advice Here!updated: Mon May 29 2000 00:01:00

Bill Clinton will leave office in a mere eight months, and he told the White House Correspondents' Association dinner last month that his staff has been sending him tips on resume writing. "They re...

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