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Fireworks ahead on ‘Tonight’

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Tonight” host Jay Leno might want to wear referee stripes on Wednesday’s show when Ann Coulter and George Carlin are his guests. Coulter, the acid-tongued conservative with a new book out, and Carlin, the quick-witted, antiestablishment comedian who’s in the voice cast for the new animated film “Cars,” were booked at separate times for the NBC late-nighter, a spokeswoman said Monday. But the duo’s meeting could produce serious fireworks for “Tonight,” which usually limits its political fodder to Leno’s bipartisan monologue jokes. Coulter, author of “Godless: The Church of Liberalism,” has drawn fire for attacking the four New Jersey widows who pushed for an independent commission to investigate the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks in which their husbands died. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2In her book, Coulter accuses the women of “reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzis. I’ve never seen people enjoying their husbands’ deaths so much.” An appearance by Coulter on “Today” led to a prickly exchange with host Matt Lauer. – Associated Presslast_img

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