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NBC late-night host J ay Leno is just like Jason in the "Friday the 13th" movie franchise, Jimmy Kimmel — Leno's soon-to-be time-slot-competitor — told reporters in a phone call last week. "He seems to pop up just when you t h ink h e's dead — he comes alive, and he's got a hatchet," the star of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" said on the call, which was supposed to be about the historic move of his show to the plum 11:35 p.m. time slot, where he'll swim with the big fish, Leno and CBS's David Letterman, starting Jan.8. Kimmel gave mostly polite, noncommittal answers to reporters' questions about his show's promotion from midnight to the earlier time slot, which is now occupied by the storied Te d K o p pel-created news program, "Nightline" The reporter who kicked off the Q&A, for instance, wondered what was the best and the worst advice Kimmel has received about moving to the more prestigious time. Kimmel said he hadn't gotten much advice. Asked whether the j okes would have to be somewhat tamer, Kimmel said: "The jokes remain exactly the same."

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Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney attend a reception hosted by President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the White House earlier this month. Kimmel has plenty to say about Jay Leno but little to say about his show's new time slot. Kimmel, in fact, dismissed the thought that the showwould have to change in any way as being an "out of date" idea. Asked how his performance might change now that he's swimming with the big fish, Kimmel responded: "I don't know, really." So please, don't judge The Reporters Who Cover Television harshly if they asked Kimmel a mess of questions about Leno. Liketheonewhotold Kimmel how "noble" he was for making touching comments about the

shooting of schoolchildren in Newton, Conn., on his Monday broadcast. That said, the reporter then wondered whether Kimmel had "gotten wind of some of the rumblings" about "possiblechanges atother marquee late-night programs" that "might occur in the next year or two ... in an effort to perhaps youth-ify them or at least keep pace with what you and ABC are doing." Because, as you can see, to this reporter's credit, he was trying very, very hard not to actually say Leno's name.

Anyway, we, and Kimmel, assumed thatthe reporter was referring to a recent New York Daily News report that NBC suits were mulling whether to give the "Tonight" show to Jimmy Fallon when Leno's contract expires, in 2014. File that report under "Duh." "Jay Leno is not going to be able to stay on television forever, and obviously Jimmy Fallon is the heir apparent, and he's doing a great job, so it makes sense people would talk like this," Kimmel responded. "That said, you can never count Jay out," he added, lauching into his "Friday the 13th" gag. Another reporter wondered, "What's your problem with Jay?" "Well, first of all, I will say 99 percent of the thinking and talking I do about Jay Leno comes when I'm doing an interview," Kimmel asserted. "Otherwise, I d on't t h ink much about him, but people ask me about him constantly." He onlyanswers the questions, he said, because on his show, "there's nothing I dislike more than a guest who won't answer the question." He insisted: "It may seem that I'm obsessed with Jay Leno and I promise I'm not." Kimmel revealed to the reporters that he'd cleaned out his home office this week and had found a couple of the 25

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HAPPY BIRTHDAYFORSUNDAY, represent the best of your sign, and also the worst of your sign. For instance, you endure unceasingly,yetyou can't seem to let go and enjoy yourself. Why be so courageous Stars showthe kind only not to enjoy of day you'll have li f e? This year is ** * * * D ynamic about learning to ** * * P ositive b e present in the ** * A verage moment, which ** So-so will occur after this * Difficult spring. If you are single, you could meet someone who makes you want to change your status. If you are attached, together you will have a case of spring fever! Taurus is grounded like you are. ARIES (March 21-April 19) ** * Many of you might question the materialism of this holiday, yet you enjoy all of the hoopla. Don't be unduly hard on yourself right now. Meet up with loved ones and friends, plan on visiting those at adistanceand catch uponeveryone's news. Tonight: Back in the saddle.

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** * * E njoy the moment and all the peoplearoundyou.Youcould havealot of ground to cover. Prioritize, and you will find the right direction in which to head. A child needs a lot of your time, so get him or her involved in your tasks. Tonight: Let go,and enjoy themoment.

LEO (July23-Aug.22) ** * Pressure builds, and your mood reflects your stress level. Find a few moments alone to ground yourself. You might have to step away in the next 24 hours, as you could find yourself caught in the middle of a family issue. Try not to make the situation worse than it is. Tonight: Help an older friend or relative.

to get what they want. What gives you more leverage is that you understand the mechanisms at work here, whereas they might not. Vocalize your feelings, and your message will get through to them. Tonight: Say"yes," if possible.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov.22-Dec. 21) ** * * F inishing what others left undone might not be glamorous, but is necessary. Once you are clear, you can control how you spend your time. Make choices that put a smile on your face. A decision based on your instincts is righton. Tonight: Treat this day like any other Sunday.

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** * * * Y our creativity emerges through your choices and actions. You can go with the flow and not be so concerned about others' reactions. Give up the need to be politically correct at this moment in time. Tonight: As a "free spirit" VIRGO (Aug.23-Sept. 22) ** * * * K eep reaching out to a friend fora day,whatwould you choose to do? ata distance. This person appreciates AauARiuS(Jan.20-Feb.18) ** * * S tay centered. Choose to stay your thoughtfulness. You might be close to home because it feels good. You surprised at the unexpected news he or also will level out others' hyper energy she drops on you. Approach a difficult TAURUS (April 20-May20) that way. Attend to last-minute details, child in a novel way. His or her reaction ** * * A partner challenges you, yet the could be off-kilter at first, but the end and make sure you have everything you reason is debatable. Perhaps this person result is worthwhile. Tonight: Follow the need. Tonight: Enjoy the tree and nibble might be acting out. Remain the gracious music. on a cookie while visiting with a loved Bull. Touch base with relatives and friends one. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) at a distance. Set the tone, and others will follow along. Tonight: Use your charisma. ** * * D eal with a partner directly. The PISCES (Fed.19-March20) concern that will arise between you stems ** * Keep communication open, even GEMINI (May 2t-Juoe20) from having two different perspectives. if you feel like slamming the phone ** * Know what is going on behind down.Someone atadistancecould be Establish boundaries in your customary the scenes. Fatigue could affectyour cold and/or distant. How this person way. Both of you will be smiling until an perspective. What a perfect excuse to take hour or so later, when the other party responded might not have anything to do a nap! Approach the remainder of the day might decide to change his or her mind. with you, but have everything to do with more energized. Still, you might choose him- or herself. In the long run, the issue Tonight: Indulge a family member. to clear up a disagreement. Tonight: Take likely will be solved. Tonight: Catch up SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.21j some much-neededpersonaltime. ** * * O t hers might be contentious andwith a friend.

CANCER (June21-Juty 22)

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Tp.m. ou H Cl, Movie:"The Sound ofMusic" — Julie Andrews' sweet voice fills the hills in this 1965 AcademyAward-winning musical based on the true story of Austria's Von Trapp family. Andrews plays the conventtrained governess of a wealthy Austrian's (Christopher Plummer) children. The score features such songs as "Edelweiss" and "My Favorite Things."

buttons sporting original drawings of David Letterman's he'd made years ago — in case any of the reporters had forgotten how obsessedhe isw ith Letterman. Kimmel then explained that when "Late Shift" — the book about the passing of the "Tonight Show" from Johnny Carson to Jay Leno — came out "andIrealized Jayhad schemed to take something away from someone that I a d mired ... that's what did it for me. "And the scheming seems to have continued," Kimmel said, inreferenceto Leno havingceded "Tonight" to Conan O'Brien, only to get it back again when NBC gave Conan the hook. Note to Kimmel: If you do not want reporters to think you spend all your time obsessing about Leno, give noncommittal answers to questions about Leno — you know, like the answers you gave to questions about your show moving to 11:35 p.m. — and go on to the next question. We haven't read a profile of you to date in which the most quotable things you said weren't about Leno. O'Brien already has the corner on the Hating Jay Leno market. At best, you're only going into the"Late Shift's" sequel as The Second Most Leno-Obsessed Late-Night Guy, and we get the feeling you're not a guy who's content to be second best at anything.

8 p.m.ou Q~ 3,"TheSimpsoos" — Marge shocks Homer by telling him she's unhappy with her new car because it would be too small if there's an addition to the family. Lisa has a secret involving cryptic messages and covert meetings downtown, and Bart is determined to find out what's up in "Adventures in BabyGetting." NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon voices his cartoon likeness. 9 p.m.on FOOD, "TheNextIron Chef: Redemption" —The final cookingchallenge in LasVegas requires the three remaining chefs to select ingredients they are passionate about. Their choices will shape the "last supper" and determine which two will move on to Kitchen Stadium for their final showdown in the new episode "Passion; Respect." 10 p.m. onE3, "The Mentalist" —Henry Thomas ("E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial") is all grown up and guest starring in this episode as a bounty hunter who also happens to be Lisbon's (Robin Tunney) younger brother. The siblings cross paths when a police chief's murder brings the CBI team to a resort town. Simon Baker and Amanda Righetti also star in "Where in the World Is Carmine O'Brien."

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10 p.m. ouHIST,"Bamazoo" — Darryl and John return to base camp with some badnews:They had to leave the broken-down excavator behind in the jungle. Unwilling to give up, Tim turns to Clate McDaniel, his second-string heavy equipment operator, to have another go at the job, which he plans to see through himself, in the new episode "OneWay Out."

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