Saturday, August 29, 2009

Jay Leno: Big week of celebrity guests

The first week of guests for Jay Leno's new 10 PM show have been announced, and the former "Tonight Show" host is obviously out to prove that he can score big, big names. Here is the lineup:

Mo 9/14: Jerry Seinfeld, Jay-Z with Rihanna & Kanye West
Tu 9/15: Tom Cruise
We 9/16: Robin Williams, Miley Cyrus
Th 9/17: Halle Berry, Bruce Hornsby & Eric Clapton
Fr 9/18: Drew Barrymore

Cruise and Berry, as far as I can tell, don't have any new projects to plug -- his most recent flick, "Valkyrie," has been out on DVD since May, and her multiple personality drama "Frankie and Alice" doesn't have a release date yet -- so the fact that they're appearing on "Leno" means they must really want to do the host a solid.

Barrymore will be promoting her directorial debut, the roller derby comedy "Whip It," while Jay-Z, Cyrus and Hornsby will have brand new albums out. Seinfeld is making a highly-touted return to TV comedy on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" this fall, and is exec-producing a midseason reality series for NBC called "The Marriage Ref."


  1. Anonymous said...

    It will be great to watch Seinfeld again. Id say his presence can only make an already amazing show even better. Both him and Larry David are great.


  2. Keonyn said...

    Wow, I'd say that's actually a pretty poor line up. Conan managed a much better premier week line up than that. I didn't have much interest in watching Leno again, and this certainly means there'll be less of a chance I'll flip him on.

  3. Anonymous said...

    Oh man, I didnt realize my comment about Seinfeld sounded like I was calling the LENO show an amazing show.

    HELL no! I didnt mean that. I was talking about "Curb Your Enthusiasm". But yeah, mentioning Larry David might have cleared things up for some of those who read all that.