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January 13, 2010

Jay Leno: Hey, Since Conan's Getting So Much Sympathy, You Know What? I Might Walk Too

"You are damaging my reputation. You'll have to pay me even more now."

TV funnyman Jay Leno is "furious" with how NBC has treated him and Conan O'Brien and is reportedly considering walking away from the network.

A day after O'Brien threatened to walk away from NBC, Leno is considering doing the same.

"They have put Jay in a terrible position. It looks like he is the reason that Conan is now without a job. Jay is a great guy and it's not fair that due to NBC's stupidity he looks like the bad guy," a TV insider told the celebrity blog PopEater today.

"Plus, what happens when Jay does return to the 11:35 slot if his audience doesn't immediately follow? How can he possibly trust the same network that canceled Conan after only seven months?"

A Leno spokesman denied the report.

He does have a point: He didn't engineer this. NBC did. But everyone's accusing him of screwing over a, ahem, competitor/rival again. (As if that's the worst thing in the world.)



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