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Last night, the first of the new TV season, there was late-night war between NBC’s The Tonight Show and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. The Kimmel show closed down Hollywood Boulevard for a free Paul McCartney mini-concert; the former Beatle sang two songs in the studio and 13 more for the crowd of 10,000 outside on the street. The guest on Leno’s Tonight was Justin Timberlake, who talked about Obama but didn’t perform because he didn’t feel well. But he should feel well enough tonight when it’s his turn to close down the Walk of Fam for a mini concert of his own. But somewhat surprisingly, both Jay Leno and David Letterman, who had former president Bill Clinton as his guest, beat out Kimmel and the Beatle in the ratings. F*ck the numbers, let’s dance! Here’s Paul performing “Lady Madonna” for the packed crowd in the street
“Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis was sentenced last month to 270 days in jail and three years’ probation for choking a woman he picked up at a nightclub, and repeatedly slamming her head to the ground at his Los Angeles mansion in 2011. The day after he was convicted, he told The Hollywood Reporter that members of the jury were “retarded,” and said “they should all be lined up and shot.” And just yesterday JP Morgan Chase Bank has reportedly begun foreclosure proceedings on his $11-million Bel Air estate (pictured) after he declared bankruptcy seven months ago and has slacked off on his mortgage payments, that now total some $127,000. Francis has had a number of other legal troubles as well. Last year, a jury found him guilty of defaming casino mogul Steve Wynn by saying he threatened to kill him over a gambling debt. Dozens of other lawsuits have targeted Francis, who built an empire producing and marketing videos of young women exposing themselves. Hard to feel sorry for the guy who made his fortune by abusing and exploiting women in the worst way. (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
Next Monday, Paul McCartney will guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live and, after his in-studio interview segment, McCartney will take to Hollywood Boulevard for a live performance – right out on the effing street. The Boulevard, where World of Wonder headquarters is conveniently located, will be closed from Highland to Sycamore, and traffic will be diverted in an effort to contain the anticipated hordes. The ex-Beatle still has it. The next night, Kimmel will host the natty and talented Justin Timberlake, and again the Boulevard will be shut down when JT takes to the street to perform a sampling of songs from his new about-to-drop album The 20/20 Experience. We can already hear drivers angrily cursing Kimmel and shaking their fists at having to face detours two days in a row.
And we’re already cursing and shaking our fist at AMC for stretching out its departing series, Mad Men. After splitting the final season of Breaking Bad into two parts to air in 2012 and 2013, the network will now be pulling the same stunt for Mad Men, the grandpappy of AMC’s Original Series series. So the seventh-season order of Mad Men has been upped from 13 to 14 episodes – seven to air in spring of 2014 (“The Beginning”) and the final seven (“The End of an Era”) airing in the spring of 2015. We’ve already started to lose interest in it.
At NBC’s upfront presentation to advertisers back in May, the network announced that Jay Leno would bring his 22 years behind the Tonight desk to a much-anticipated (by us) end during the week leading up to the 2014 Winter Olympics, which commence February 7. It also announced that Jimmy Fallon would replace him on Monday, February 24, the night after the closing ceremony, and will be broadcast from Manhattan, produced by Lorne Michaels. Immediately following Fallon that night will be the debut of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:30AM, also originating from New York City. The good news is that Leno’s staff are already bailing on him; several producers have moved in with Chelsea Handler’s people. (via deadline)
Let’s ID these guys starting at top left: 007 Daniel Craig gets juiced walking around New York City; handsome Patrick Wilson (remember how dreamy he was in Little Children?) attends the premiere of Insidious: Chapter 2 at the Universal CityWalk in Hollywood; Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are reunited and it feels so wrong, thrown together on the same flight landing at LAX; and the Ginger Prince was present at the WellChild Awards at the Dorchester Hotel in London, a ceremony celebrating sick children and the Brit professionals who care for them. He’s a good prince. (Photos: Pacific Coast News)
From the top: Alexis Arquette sweetly celebrates her brother David’s birthday at his nightclub Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood; ruggedly handsome Dolce & Gabbana model David Gandy at Pup Aid, the annual charity event in Primrose Hill, London, which raises awareness of and fights against the cruel puppy mills; actors Robin Wright and Ben Foster land together (are they?) at the Toronto airport for the annual ritual gathering of movie stars at the city’s famed International Film Festival; and Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari is spotted wending his way through LAX, but we’re not sure if he’s coming or going. Looks like he’s not sure either. (Photos: Pacific Coast News)