Actor Will Smith appears with host Jimmy Fallon on the first edition of NBC’s revamped Tonight Show. Photograph: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

A performance by U2 against a shimmering Manhattan sunset on the roof of NBC’s 30 Roc(...)

Host Jay Leno with actor Billy Crystal during a commercial break while taping the last episode of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in Burbank, California. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Johnny Carson’s departure from “The Tonight Show” was an abdication. Jay Leno’s last show, on Thursday, was closer to a retirement party - a bitterswe(...)

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison reacts after Oracle Team USA beat Emirates Team New Zealand in race 17 of the America’s Cup Finals last night in San Francisco. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

What would you do? On one hand, you have 60,000 people at a conference, plus hundreds of thousands online, waiting for you to appear and speak to them(...)

Even by host Neil Patrick Harris’s standards, the mid-show cabaret tune, The Number in the Middle of the Show, was light on laughs and celebrity cameos. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

When it comes to television award shows, the Emmys have consistently tried to emulate other awards shows. They think they’re the TV Oscars. From cerem(...)

US president Barack Obama speaks at the opening ceremony of the George W Bush Presidential Centre in Dallas, Texas. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

People sit around a fountain basking in the Texan sunshine as a sculptor chisels the names of the board of directors into a stone at the entran(...)