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Jay Leno on "Oprah" show Thursday

The episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" featuring the Jay Leno interview will air this afternoon on WTVD.

In the interview, which was taped on Tuesday, Leno tells Oprah that he has not talked to Conan O'Brien personally about the upheaval over "The Tonight Show." According to The New York Times, Leno initially told Oprah that the jokes about him told on other shows were not hurtful, but later indicated that he was bothered by them.

The interview with Oprah is designed to repair Leno's damaged image, and according to early reports, he was in full martyr mode during the show.

Why was Kiefer Sutherland wearing a dress on "Letterman?"

Why was "24's" macho super agent Kiefer Sutherland wearing a dress during his appearance on Wednesday night's "Late Show with David Letterman?"

You can blame The New England Patriots.

Sutherland's homely frock seemed to take Letterman by surprise, but it made for a funny interview.

Check out the video below for the whole story:

What to Watch on Friday: Letterman blackmail plays out on "Law & Order"

Law & Order (8pm, NBC) - In a twist on the Letterman blackmail story, Samantha Bee ("The Daily Show") plays a daytime talkshow host embroiled in scandal with connections to the murder of a freelance journalist.

Dollhouse (9pm, Fox) - Echo and the team travel to Arizona in an attempt to dismantle the Rossum Corporation's mainframe. Series finale is next week!

Medium (9pm, CBS) - Devalos revisits a past horror on the anniversary of his daughter's death, and Allison has dreams that shed new light on the mystery.

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (NBC) / The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) (11:35pm) - These two late night shows have been great all week, and things are unlikely to settle down any time soon. Watch one of these and tape the other. 

Letterman and others skewer Jay 'Big Jaw' Leno (VIDEO)

The late night world is in turmoil while NBC stews in their own ineptitude, but the beneficiaries (for now, at least) are the viewers. The current late night shows are on fire poking fun at Jay Leno and the Peacock, making it harder than ever to decide who to watch each night before bed.

Perhaps the funniest late night skewering last night came from David Letterman, who knows a little something about getting screwed by NBC. Letterman repeatedly referred to Leno as Jay 'Big Jaw' Leno, and did a pretty hilarious immitation of Leno's high-pitched voice. Jimmy Kimmel was also hilarious, doing his entire show impersonating Leno, and his guest, Chevy Chase, wore a Conan O'Brien wig. Conan's monologue was also funny, telling his audience he would soon be available for childrens parties.

In case you missed the fun, we've pulled together all the good clips from the shows. Just click below to begin watching and laughing.

Letterman zings Tiger: Who said Dave would never be funny again?!

After news of David Letterman's affairs with staffers broke earlier this year, a lot of people said that he'd never again be able to joke about other celebrities caught up in similarly sordid stories.

Wrong. 

Here's the self-deprecating talk show host from last night's show poking fun at Tiger Woods. Funny stuff.

Adam Lambert to perform on Letterman show tonight

Oh, will he or won't he? You'll have to tune in to see.

Adam Lambert is scheduled to perform on tonight's "Late Show with David Letterman."

In the wake of the AMA controversy, he could go safe, or since it's late night, the unapologetic glam rocker could kick it up a few notches. 

Very opportune scheduling for Dave.

"Late Show" airs at 11:35pm on CBS.

The "Mad Men" fashion connection to tiny NC town

Brooks Brothers announced this week that they are introducing a Limited "Mad Men" Edition suit designed by Janie Bryant, the Emmy Award-winning costume director connected to AMC's hit drama. The "Mad Men" suit is inspired by the suits worn on the show by characters Don Draper and Roger Sterling (left), but with a slightly more updated look (and price tag -- the suits will retail for $998).

The Fayetteville Observer wrote a nice article on Tuesday about the suit's launch which connects Brooks Brothers and "Mad Men" back to a tiny town in eastern North Carolina where a Brooks Brothers shirt factory is located. (I happen to know a little bit about this town -- Garland, N.C. population 808 -- and the Garland Shirt Factory which makes those Brooks Brothers shirts. I grew up there, and my grandmother worked as a seamstress in that factory in the 1960s and early 1970s). 

The Fayetteville article gives some nice background on the factory, and indicates that the actors on "Mad Men" wear shirts which are made there. They also reported that the factory makes custom shirts for famous people such as . . .

Jimmy Kimmel also dating staffer

Since David Letterman's critics are calling for CBS to fire him for having sexual relationships with members of his staff, could Jimmy Kimmel soon be feeling a little heat himself?

It seems Kimmel is in a relationship with Molly McNearney, a writer on his staff, and has been dating her for several months. McNearny was hired as an assistant on the show in 2003, promoted to writer in 2006, and promoted to co-head writer in 2008.

Kimmel is the host and executive producer of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" which airs Monday through Friday at midnight on ABC. 

Kimmel says he did not tell jokes about Letterman on his show when Letterman's relationship with Stephanie Birkitt was revealed on October 1. 

WarmTV in the Letterman Faceoff

WarmTV faced off against North Raleigh News/Midtown News editor Matthew Eisley today over whether or not talk show host David Letterman should be fired for having sexual relationships with staffers.

I argued that while the trysts are embarrassing for Letterman, they are not fireable offenses. Matthew argued that the relationships compromise Letterman's ability to be funny

Apart from the fact that I'm an "idiot" (I love the intelligent dialogue, people!), where do you guys come down on this?

Letterman: Where's the scandal?

The news broke last night before "The Late Show with David Letterman" even aired: during an earlier taping of the show yesterday, Letterman had admitted to his audience that he had been the victim of an attempted blackmail scheme that would have covered up sexual affairs he'd had with some of his female staffers.

The news is certainly embarrassing -- even humiliating -- for Letterman. But is it a scandal in the same sense as say, John Edwards fathering a love child while running for president? Or Gov. Eliot Spitzer hiring hookers? And yet, "scandal" has been the word used most often today to describe the incident, particularly on morning news shows.

"The Letterman Sex Scandal!"

That tells me I'm supposed to be shocked and outraged. Well, I'm not.

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