Jay Leno Apologizes For Years Of Jokes Targeting Asians
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Comedian Jay Leno issued an apology Wednesday for past jokes about Asians and Asian Americans. The Asian American advocacy group said it has spent years complaining about Leno’s comments. Leno said that at the time, he thought the comments were harmless but he acknowledges that he was wrong. “At the time I did those jokes, I genuinely thought them to be harmless,” Leno said. I do not consider this particular case to be another example of cancel culture but a legitimate wrong that was done on my part,” Leno continued.detroit.cbslocal.com
Jay Leno reveals what he thinks is the genius behind Elon Musk and Tesla
Jay Leno said he thinks the genius of Tesla's CEO Elon Musk is that "he was building the infrastructure as he was building the vehicle." "Even today, a lot of the major manufacturers build an electric car, but, oh, where do you charge it?" Electric car maker Tesla will be the newest member of the S&P 500 on Monday at its full float-adjusted market capitalization weight. "They don't have the range of the Tesla," Leno said. "If you're in a quiet, electric vehicle, you're not polluting and you're saving," said Leno.cnbc.com
Nearly a year after sudden exit, Shepard Smith returns to TV
The 56-year-old newsman, a Fox News original who joined that network at its start in 1996, says he's relishing the fresh start. Smith left more questions than answers upon his Fox exit, leaving others to speculate about why. His 3 p.m. newscast stood out at a network where opinion is king, and sometimes he challenged statements made by the network's prime-time hosts. Asked about it, Smith said that “I had felt like it was time for a new challenge for a long time. With CNN, MSNBC and the broadcast networks courting Smith, CNBC was considered an underdog, at best.
World-class hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance dies
In this Aug. 10, 2018, photo provided by Anderson Gould Jr. hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance performs at the "Hip Hop/Electronic: Indigenous Music & Dance of the Grand Performances" in Los Angeles. LaRance, a champion hoop dancer who traveled the world performing with Cirque du Soleil, died Sunday, July 12, 2020, after he fell while climbing on an old bridge in Rio Arriba County in New Mexico. (Anderson Gould Jr. via AP)
World-class hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance dies
In this Aug. 10, 2018, photo provided by Anderson Gould Jr. hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance performs at the "Hip Hop/Electronic: Indigenous Music & Dance of the Grand Performances" in Los Angeles. (Anderson Gould Jr. via AP)Champion hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance, who traveled the world performing with Cirque du Soleil then returned to New Mexico to coach youth dancers, has died at age 30. Nakotah LaRance started dancing when he was 5, Indian Country Today reported. He was also a master instructor at the Lightning Boy Foundation Youth Hoop Dancers. Jojo Vigil, 15, started learning from Nakotah LaRance seven years ago.
Jay Leno: What it's like to drive the Tesla Cybertruckfrom 'instant acceleration' to how the interior feels
You get instant acceleration," Leno tells Musk while driving the Cybertruck near Tesla's Hawthorne, California headquarters. Tesla says the pickup can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. "At Tesla, we always want to have the production car be better than the show car," the Tesla CEO tells Leno. In fact, Musk tells Leno that Tesla could take all of the pickup's proportions and "drop them by 5%." And speaking of the windshield, Musk touts the fact that Tesla is using "effectively, armored glass" for the windshield, roof and other windows in the truck.cnbc.com
Jay Leno once took a 50% pay cut on 'The Tonight Show'here's why he would do it again
At the height of his time hosting NBC's "The Tonight Show," Jay Leno reportedly earned a $30 million salary. But in 2012, he took a 50% pay cut bringing his salary down to about $15 million, the Wall Street Journal reported in order to prevent staff layoffs. "We managed to keep all our people and just spread the money around a bit," Leno tells CNBC Make It. Above all, Leno, now the host of CNBC's "Jay Leno's Garage," aims to keep his employees happy and fulfilled at work. He believes loyalty is crucial in creating a positive work environment.cnbc.com
Jay Leno loves his Tesla: 'There's almost no reason to have a gas car'
Jay Leno told CNBC on Tuesday that electric cars are the future and that the days are numbered for gasoline-fueled cars. They're faster than the gas car. So there's almost no reason to have a gas car unless you're doing long-haul duty." This isn't the first time Leno praised the electric car maker and its CEO, Elon Musk. "Jay Leno's Garage," a CNBC series about motor vehicles starring Jay Leno, announced its fifth season will premiere Aug 28.cnbc.com
CPAC 2014: Sen. Ted Cruz impersonates Jay Leno
CPAC 2014: Sen. Ted Cruz impersonates Jay Leno During his speech at CPAC 2014, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) used former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno’s employment troubles to take a swipe at President Obama’s promises made when campaigning for the Affordable Care Act.cbsnews.com