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    NBC Exec and Leno Clashed Over Jokes

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 29: Television host Jay Leno speaks during the Feminist Majority Foundation's Fifth annual Global Women's Rights Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel on April 29, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jay Leno

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    What, NBC can't take a joke? Though the network has denied rumors that it plans to replace The Tonight Show host Jay Leno, three executives told The New York Times this week that Leno and Robert Greenblatt, the network’s top entertainment executive, have clashed over Leno’s jokes about NBC. Greenblatt complained in an email to Leno about monologue jokes that the host made last month in the wake of NBC’s fall to fifth place in the February sweeps, behind even Spanish-language channel Univision. Among the host’s jokes were one-liners like, “It’s so bad, The Biggest Loser isn’t just a TV show anymore; it’s our new motto.” And: “It’s so bad, NBC called Manti Te’o and asked him to bring in some imaginary viewers.”

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