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Five Revelations From Jay Leno's Producer About Drunk, Obnoxious, and Demanding "Tonight Show" Guests

 

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 David Berg was a producer for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" during its entire run.  His memoir, "Behind the Curtain:  An Insider View of Jay Leno's Tonight Show", came out yesterday.  Here are five of the best revelations . . .

 

1.  Christian Bale was a very difficult guest and got into arguments about potential "personal" questions that don't seem very personal at ALL . . . like "Where did you grow up?" and "What was your first acting gig?"

 

2.  The show had a bar installed backstage to help guests relax.  Quentin Tarantino drank so much at the bar when he was a guest in 2003 that he wound up slurring his words and was incoherent on the show.

 

3.  Dennis Rodman made 28 appearances on the show and had such a problem with being late they wound up having to send a helicopter to get him.

 

4.  The show tried to bribe Bill Clinton to come on and sent him a $12,000 custom-made bike.  He accepted the gift but still wouldn't come on the show because he resented all of the Monica Lewinsky jokes.

 

5.  The show once bumped Benjamin Bratt for a segment with an animal trainer because they knew it would do better ratings. Bratt boycotted the show from then on.

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