Jay Leno is back behind the Tonight Show desk and for his second show tonight he is welcoming two of San Diego’s biggest stars: Olympic gold medalist Shaun White and American idol finalist Adam Lambert.
Shaun White is fresh from his gold medal run at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, the second gold medal of his career, after showing off the amazing Double McTwist 1260. At 23 years old, White is enjoying overwhelming success.
He was just interviewed by the talk show queen herself, Oprah Winfrey, and now he’ll be among Jay Leno’s first guests during his return to late night. White has already mentioned that he’s game to head out to Sochi, Russia for the 2014 winter games so you will be seeing even more of him in the future.
Adam Lambert gave his first solo show over the weekend at the Fantasy Springs Resort in the city of Indio near Palm Springs, California. Fans traveled from all over the country to see Lambert perform a one hour set. Lambert has been dealing with controversy since what many considered a risque performance on the American Music Awards back in November and recently for criticizing Susan Boyle’s album. Surely fans will be watching to see what Lambert does next when he gives a performance on The Tonight Show.
Jay Leno’s return to late night has been amidst controversy. Just this morning Howard Stern ranted about Leno on the Early show stating, “just the mere mention of Jay Leno’s name makes me want to vomit.”
Leno returned to late night on Monday with a “Wizard of Oz” parody, waking up from a dream saying “there’s no place like home,” making it clear that he never meant to leave his Tonight Show hosting duties. It was as if Conan O’Brien never happened to The Tonight Show. Despite the criticism over his return, preliminary Nielsen ratings are showing that The Tonight Show was the number one show in its time slot beating The Late Show with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Interestingly enough, the other guest on Tuesday’s Tonight Show will be Sarah Palin. Will you be watching San Diego? You can watch the tonight show at 11:35 pm on NBC.