Trump among planned guests on ‘The Tonight Show’


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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at a rally at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, S.C. NBC announced Tuesday, Sept. 1, that Trump will sit down with host Jimmy Fallon to discuss his campaign and other issues on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," on Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at a rally at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, S.C. NBC announced Tuesday, Sept. 1, that Trump will sit down with host Jimmy Fallon to discuss his campaign and other issues on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," on Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)


NEW YORK — Donald Trump is returning to NBC.

Not to his old show, “The Celebrity Apprentice,” but to “The Tonight Show,” where he’ll be a guest on Sept. 11.

Currently leading the Republican field in the 2016 presidential race, Trump will sit down with host Jimmy Fallon to discuss his campaign and other issues, NBC announced Tuesday. Terrence Howard and Pharrell Williams will also be guests that night.

Other scheduled guests next week (countering premiere week for CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”) are:

Sept. 8: Richard Gere, Jessica Simpson and Keith Urban.

Sept. 9: Justin Timberlake, Ellen DeGeneres and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Sept. 10: Andy Samberg and Carrie Underwood.

Christie tells Fallon he might ‘go nuclear’

NEW YORK — Chris Christie says he’s thinking of taking a more aggressive approach during the next Republican presidential primary debate.

During an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” Monday night, the New Jersey governor and presidential candidate told Fallon that he’s considering going “nuclear” if he’s relegated to the sidelines during the next GOP face-off, which will be moderated by CNN later this month.

“Stay tuned on Sept. 16th,” Christie told Fallon, “We may be changing tactics. You know, if I get to like 15 questions in a row -— count ‘em at home — if I get to 15 in a row (where he’s not called on), you’re going to go ‘Uh oh, he’s going to go nuclear now.’”

Christie’s return to late-night TV comes as he’s been struggling to gain momentum in the crowded Republican field in the summer polls. During the interview, Fallon, who often jokes about Christie during his monologue, pressed the famously brash governor, suggesting that he’s been overshadowed by billionaire businessman and Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Pandora plans ad-free day

NEW YORK — Pandora will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with a day of free advertisements.

The streaming service said Tuesday it will launch Listener Love Day on Sept. 9 for 24 hours without ads.

Pandora currently offers a free subscription with ads and an ad-free subscription for $5 a month. Nearly 80 million listeners tune in each month.

In a statement, Pandora founder Tim Westergren said Listener Love Day is “a celebration of a decade of connecting music fans to the artists that matter to them.”

‘Judge Joe Brown’ released from jail

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Former television judge Joe Brown has been released from jail after serving a five-day jail sentence for contempt of court.

The Commercial Appeal reports Brown was released from the Shelby County Jail Tuesday morning. Brown turned himself in last Thursday.

Brown, a former Memphis judge, was charged with contempt after an outburst in Juvenile Court in March 2014. Magistrate Judge Harold Horne sentenced Brown to five days in jail following a verbal exchange in which Brown called the Juvenile Court a “sorry operation” and challenged Horne’s authority.

In a ruling issued Aug. 14, the Tennessee Supreme Court refused to allow Brown to appeal a Court of Appeals decision that had upheld the jail sentence.

Men in Pokemon threat denied bail

BOSTON — Two Iowa men accused of making online threats of violence against a Pokemon competition in Boston were ordered held without bail Tuesday after a judge rejected arguments by their lawyers that their comments amounted to idle online bravado.

Judge Thomas Horgan ordered Kevin Norton, 18, of Ames, and James Stumbo, 27, of Boone, held for at least four months as they await trial.

Prosecutors say the men made social media threats against last month’s World Pokemon Championships and had a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR-15 rifle and nearly 300 rounds of ammunition in their car when they tried to register for the event Aug. 20.

During a dangerousness hearing in Boston Municipal Court, Boston police Detective James Simpson said Stumbo posted a photo of Norton’s car, with two guns crossed on the trunk, with the message, “Kevin Norton and I are ready for worlds Boston here we come!!!”

Simpson also described chatroom conversations Stumbo participated in with others in which references were made to the Boston Massacre of 1770, the Boston Marathon bombings and the Columbine massacre.

Stumbo’s lawyer, Steven Goldwyn, said it was mere speculation that the “vague bravado talk” by Stumbo means a shooting would have been carried out.

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at a rally at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, S.C. NBC announced Tuesday, Sept. 1, that Trump will sit down with host Jimmy Fallon to discuss his campaign and other issues on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," on Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2015/09/web1_105571018-533f1cecc1e94530b91342b212184f08.jpgFILE - In this Aug. 27, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after speaking at a rally at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, S.C. NBC announced Tuesday, Sept. 1, that Trump will sit down with host Jimmy Fallon to discuss his campaign and other issues on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," on Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

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