Jay Leno Urging NBC To Fire Jimmy Fallon From “Tonight Show”?
Jay Leno is NOT urging NBC executives to fire Jimmy Fallon from “The Tonight Show,” and hire him to once again take over, despite a ridiculous tabloid report. Gossip Cop can debunk this claim. We’re told it’s “laughable” and “untrue.”
According to the National Enquirer, Leno is put off by Fallon’s supposed “hard-partying.” A so-called “insider” tells the tabloid, “[Leno] has been telling [NBC] that Jimmy risks wrecking the show’s reputation with his out-of-control antics.” The magazine’s supposed source adds, “He wants them to fire Fallon before he does any more damage. And he’s made it clear that he’s prepared to step in to save the day.”
Of course, the tabloid goes on to make the allegation that Fallon has a drinking problem because of the recent unfortunate incidents in which he fell down. The magazine quotes a seemingly phony “pal” of Fallon’s as saying that the talk show host also “seems to mix in circles where cocaine is used… He is spiraling out of control.”
As Gossip Cop reported, Leno returned to “The Tonight Show” last month for a bit in which he performed the monologue in place of Fallon. The tabloid’s baseless story seemingly stems from that appearance. The “insider” claims that doing the monologue “reminded Jay of how much he missed hosting the show.”
Actually, Leno is very happy with his new gig hosting the CNBC series “Jay Leno’s Garage,” a show revolving around his massive automobile collection. Additionally, Gossip Cop has busted numerous tabloids for alleging that Fallon has a problem with alcohol, which he does not. Regardless, a “Tonight Show” production source assures Gossip Cop that Leno is not calling for NBC to ax Fallon. We’re told the entire story is “laughable” and “untrue.”