May 7, 2009

The War on Late Night

Prince: The Wind Beneath Jay Leno's Wings

Will Prince turn out to be Jay Leno's Bette Midler?


The pint-sized, purple-loving singer from Minnesota has agreed to perform on the penultimate edition of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC said Thursday. Prince will appear alongside Billy Crystal, who also visited the very first edition of Leno's "Tonight Show."

"Tonight" historians will recall that Midler serenaded Johnny Carson on the next-to-the-last edition of his iconic NBC show. No word yet on whether Prince is planning something touching ("Purple Rain," perhaps) or a bit funkier ("Darling Nikki"?)

The rest of Leno's final week guest bookings:

—Monday, May 25: Mel Gibson and Lyle Lovett.
—Tuesday, May 26: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dwight Yoakam.
—Wednesday, May 27: Wanda Sykes and Sarah McLachlan.

Leno will reveal his final guest during a conference call with reporters next week.

  • Posted May 7 at 12:16 PM


  • Digg it!
  • Add to Del.Icio.Us
  • Add to Technorati
  • Stumble It!
  • NewsVine
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Facebook
  • Facebook
  • Add this post to Reddit

Previously on TV MoJoe

Conan Says 'Bye-O' to McMahon

Conan O'Brien will pay tribute to the late Ed McMahon on this evening's edition of "The Tonight Show" by airing…

VIDEO: Ed McMahon on His TV Legacy

The passing of Ed McMahon has cast a pall over TV land, as one of the medium's true icons has…

Fuller: Has He Had His Fill of 'Heroes'?

UPDATE: "Yes, I've left 'Heroes' to concentrate on my development. It's a bummer and I'm sad to go, but NBC…

Fox Creates New VP Slot to Boost Diversity

Fox Broadcasting has created a new executive position devoted to boosting diversity in its programming and has tapped former UPN…