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Jay Leno Feels Mistreated by NBC

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24:  TV personality Jay Leno arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 24, 2013 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Jay Leno (who either will or will not be replaced by Jimmy Fallon next year) wrapped up a week of public bickering with ratings-challenged NBC by accusing the network of betrayal, in joke form. After relaying the story of a Canadian man who recently had doctors remove a knife that had been in his back for three years, Leno zinged, "Imagine that. The guy had a knife in his back for three years. He must have worked at NBC too." And then he decided to do a poop boat reference: "Have you heard about this alleged feud that I’m having with NBC?" he asked. "I think it's going to be okay. I had dinner last night with a bunch of executives [and] to make it up me, what they did, they are sending my wife and I on an all-expenses-paid Carnival cruise." Elegant.

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images