Monday, February 22, 2010

Leno's Guest List Next Week: Olympians & Sarah Palin

From The New York Times:

February 22, 2010, 1:20 pm
Leno’s Guest List to Include Palin, Vonn and ‘Jersey Shore’ Cast

Jay Leno will return to “The Tonight Show” next Monday with a guest list loaded with names intended to bring back the kind of audience lead he enjoyed on the NBC show before his ill-fated side trip to prime time.

Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, will appear on Mr. Leno’s second night back. It will be her first interview on a late-night talk show, and it will be on the one that happens to compete with David Letterman, with whom she has engaged in a long-standing feud.

Mr. Leno will have the skiing star Lindsey Vonn on his first night back, followed by the cast of “Jersey Shore” on Wednesday. His second-week guests include Simon Cowell and Kim Kardashian.

The full list for the first two weeks:

Monday, March 1 – Guests include Jamie Foxx, the Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn and a musical performance by Brad Paisley

Tuesday, March 2 – Guests include Sarah Palin, the Olympic snowboarder Shaun White

Wednesday, March 3 – “Jaywalk All-Stars” with the cast of “Jersey Shore,” Chelsea Handler, speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno and a musical performance by Avril Lavigne

Thursday, March 4 – Guests include Matthew McConaughey and Jason Reitman

Friday, March 5 – Guests include Morgan Freeman and Meredith Vieira

Monday, March 8 – Guests include Simon Cowell

Tuesday, March 9 – Guests include Christoph Waltz, the animal expert Dave Salmoni and a musical performance by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Wednesday, March 10 – Guests include Kristen Stewart and Guy Fieri

Thursday, March 11 – Guests include Dana Carvey and Kim Kardashian, with a musical performance by Colbie Caillat

Friday, March 12 – Guests include Dakota Fanning and Judd Apatow

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