Thursday, July 30, 2009

Joan Rivers bashes Jay Leno at critics confab

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Don't look for Joan Rivers to be a guest on Jay Leno's new talk show anytime soon.

The ribald comedienne ripped Leno when asked about the prospects of his upcoming 10 p.m. weekday outing on NBC.

"I think it's brilliant that Leno is at 10 p.m., because America can get bored more easily and go to sleep earlier," Rivers told reporters at the Television Critics Assn confab Wednesday. "When was the last time you heard, 'Did you hear what Leno said last night?'"

Rivers, of course, frequently subbed as guest host for Leno's "Tonight Show" predecessor, Johnny Carson. She also is a Leno competitor since her new TV Land cable TV show "How'd You You Get So Rich?" will debut in the 10 p.m. slot on August 5.

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