Former 'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno may be returning to television

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Jay Leno Coming Back to TV With Car Show
By RYAN GORMAN

Jay Leno may be returning to television.

The former "Tonight Show" host is reportedly in talks to host a prime-time show on the CNBC cable network.

The as-yet unannounced project will focus on the comedian's vast knowledge of and collection of cars, according to the The Hollywood Reporter (THR).

The curious deal brings Leno, 64, back to NBCUniversal after an acrimonious last few years hosting the "Tonight Show" which saw him cede the reigns to Conan O'Brien in 2009 only to take show back in 2010 and retire earlier this year.

It appears to be a broader version of a "Jay's Garage" special the financial news network aired over Labor Day weekend titled "The Ultimate Car Week."

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Mark Twain Prize for American Humor honoree Jay Leno is applauded by the audience at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
Jay Leno is interview on the red carpet as he arrives at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor honoree Jay Leno waves to the audience as he is announced at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
Mark Twain Prize honoree Jay Leno passes the bust of Mark Twain to Jerry Seinfeld after being presented with the prize at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
Mark Twain Prize honoree Jay Leno tells jokes after being presented with the prize at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
Mark Twain Prize honoree Jay Leno speaks after being presented with the prize at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
Mark Twain Prize honoree Jay Leno holds the prize as he is joined by, from left, Al Madrigal, Robert Klein, Chelsea Handler, Kristen Chenoweth (behind Leno), J.B. Smoove, Jerry Seinfeld, Wanda Sykes, Seth Meyers, and Kevin Eubanks speaks at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19: Honoree Jay Leno poses for a photo with fans at the 2014 Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize For American Humor honoring Jay Leno at The Kennedy Center on October 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19: (L to R) Alex Sykes, Wanda Sykes, honoree Jay Leno and his wife Mavis arrive at the 2014 Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize For American Humor honoring Jay Leno at The Kennedy Center on October 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19: Honoree Jay Leno arrives at the 2014 Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize For American Humor honoring Jay Leno at The Kennedy Center on October 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19: Honoree Jay Leno and his wife Mavis Leno arrive at the 2014 Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize For American Humor honoring Jay Leno at The Kennedy Center on October 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19: Honoree Jay Leno arrives at the 2014 Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize For American Humor honoring Jay Leno at The Kennedy Center on October 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19: Honoree Jay Leno arrives at the 2014 Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize For American Humor honoring Jay Leno at The Kennedy Center on October 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2014 file photo, comedian Jay Leno performs during the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in [Beverly Hills, Calif. Standup comedy will have a home at the Kennedy Center more than once a year now as the arts center plans to make laughter a more permanent part of its repertoire. On Thursday, the center is announcing a new comedy series, presenting three top acts each year, beginning with Jay Leno and Kathy Griffin in 2015. The new program comes just before Leno is awarded the Mark Twin Prize for American Humor, the nation’s top humor prize, on Sunday at the center. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Master of Ceremonies Jay Leno speaks onstage at the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball presented by Mercedes-Benz at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Recording artist Josh Groban (L) and master of ceremonies Jay Leno speak onstage at the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball presented by Mercedes-Benz at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Master of Ceremonies Jay Leno (L) and music producer David Foster speak onstage at the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball presented by Mercedes-Benz at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Master of Ceremonies Jay Leno (L) and Carousel of Hope Chairman Barbara Davis speak onstage at the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball presented by Mercedes-Benz at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Jay Leno and wife Mavis Leno arrive at the 2014 Carousel Of Hope Ball Presented By Mercedes-Benz at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Comedian Jay Leno attends the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Jay Leno poses for a portrait at his car garage on Wenesday September 24, 2014 in Burbank, CA. The longtime host of The Tonight Show, continues to tour extensively performing comedy. Leno is going to be the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Jay Leno is interviewed at his car garage on Wenesday September 24, 2014 in Burbank, CA. The longtime host of The Tonight Show, continues to tour extensively performing comedy. Leno is going to be the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)
LANCASTER, PA - SEPTEMBER 21: Jay Leno changes clothes after performing at the American Music Theatre on Sunday September 21, 2014 in Lancaster, PA. The longtime host of The Tonight Show, continues to tour extensively performing comedy. Leno is going to be the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)
LANCASTER, PA - SEPTEMBER 21: Jay Leno performs at the American Music Theatre on Sunday September 21, 2014 in Lancaster, PA. The longtime host of The Tonight Show, continues to tour extensively performing comedy. Leno is going to be the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)
LANCASTER, PA - SEPTEMBER 21: Jay Leno is interviewed before performing at the American Music Theatre on Sunday September 21, 2014 in Lancaster, PA. The longtime host of The Tonight Show, continues to tour extensively performing comedy. Leno is going to be the next recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4610 -- Pictured: Host Jay Leno reminisces on his 22 year run as host of the Tonight Show on February 6, 2014. (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4610 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Jack Black, host Jay Leno and Kim Kardashian during Jay Leno's farewell song on February 6, 2014. (Photo by: Stacie McChesney/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Billy Crystal, left, talks to host Jay Leno during the final taping of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," in Burbank, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Leno brings his 22-year career as the show host to an end Thursday in a special one-hour farewell broadcast. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4610 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Carol Burnett, singer Sheryl Crow, actor Jack Black, basketball player Chris Paul, host Jay Leno, actor Jim Parsons, Kim Kardashian, and Oprah Winfrey during Jay Leno's 'Farewell Song' on February 6, 2014. (Photo by: Stacie McChesney/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4610 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical guest Garth Brooks and host Jay Leno on February 6, 2014. (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4610 -- Pictured: Musical guest Garth Brooks performs on February 6, 2014. (Photo by: Stacie McChesney/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Comedian Jay Leno appears onstage during a commercial break on the final episode of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at The Burbank Studios on February 6, 2014 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
FILE - In this July 30, 1993 file photo, Ed McMahon, left, former announcer of the "Tonight Show," looks on as "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno breaks into laughter during the taping of the show in Burbank, Calif. McMahon, the loyal "Tonight Show" sidekick who bolstered boss Johnny Carson with guffaws and a resounding "H-e-e-e-e-e-ere's Johnny!" for 30 years, has died at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 86. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Air Date 01/28/1992 -- Pictured: Guest host Jay Leno on January 28, 1992 (Photo by Joseph Del Valle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 30 -- Pictured: host Jay Leno during 'presidential poll' segment on June 30, 1992 (pictured) president William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton (Photo by Wendy Perl/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - AUGUST 4: Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton appears on the 'Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC Studios August 4, 2003 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4570 -- Pictured: (l-r) Former President George W. Bush during an interview with host Jay Leno on November 19, 2013 -- (Photo by: Stacie McChesney/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Al Gore at 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC Studios in Burbank, Ca. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
President Barack Obama, left, appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in Burbank, Calif. Thursday, March 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN -- Episode 1144 -- Pictured: (l-r) The new host of 'The Tonight Show' Jay Leno, host David Letterman on May 7, 1992 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Comedian Jay Leno during an interview with guest host David Letterman on July 4, 1979. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank)
Jay Leno breaks out in laughter as band leader Branford Marsalis reveals his bikini during taping of "The Tonight Show" in Burbank, Calif., Feb. 2, 1993. Marsalis wore the attire after losing a Super Bowl bet to Leno. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
British actor Hugh Grant,left, reacts to a question about his arrest for lewd conduct from host Jay Leno during the early moments on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,"  Monday, July 10, 1995 in Burbank, Calif. It was Grant's first publicity appearance since his arrest involving a prostitute. (AP Photo/Eric Draper)
"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno, in military gear, arrives at the NATO base of Aviano, northern Italy, Saturday Dec.16 1995. What's a U.S. troop deployment without big-name entertainment? Jay Leno, in the tradition of Bob Hope and other USO stars, flew in to this air base Saturday to buck up morale for the first large group of U.S. troops headed for Bosnia. (AP Photo/Alberto Lancia)
Talk show host Jay Leno, left, and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, right, hold piglets during the taping of "The Tonight Show" at the NBC studios in Burbank, Calif. Friday, April 26, 1996. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Elizabeth Dole, left, wife of Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole, reacts as she sits on the back of a motorcycle with Jay Leno, host of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Monday, Sept. 30, 1996, before a taping of the show in Burbank, Calif. Mrs. Dole was a guest on the show. (AP Photo/NBC, ho)
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures during a taping of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at the NBC studios in Burbank, Calif., Friday Aug. 11, 2000.(AP Photo/Michael Caulfield)
Brad Johnson, left, and Keyshawn Johnson, center, of the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, joke with Jay Leno on the Tonight Show, Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, in Burbank, Calif. The Buccaneers defeated the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ric Francis)
Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, jokes with host Jay Leno during taping of "The Tonight Show" in Burbank, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003. Schwarzenegger announced that he would run for governor of California in the recall election scheduled for Oct. 7. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., left, and "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno share a moment during Kerry's appearance on the show at NBC studios in Burbank, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
"The Tonight Show" host Jay Leno poses with a copy of his new children's book "If Roast Beef Could Fly," Monday, March 22, 2004, in Burbank, Calif. It's based on a family cookout from his childhood in which mischief led to a ruined rotisserie of meat. (AP Photo/Ric Francis)
Members of the World Champion Boston Red Sox, from left, Dave Roberts, Alan Embree, Mike Timlin, David Ortiz and Derek Lowe reacts as Jay Leno rips open his shirt to reveal a "Papie" t-shirt during their visit to the ''Tonight Show with Jay Leno,'' on Monday night, Nov. 1, 2004, in Burbank, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Comic Jay Leno speaks as he accepts the Hall of Fame award on behalf of the Tonight Show from the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, Monday, April 18, 2005. The convention attracts 100,000 participants from around the world.(AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)
"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno holds up his Daytona 500 credentials as he leans on the pace car Saturday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2006, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Leno is scheduled to drive the pace car before the start of the Daytona 500 on Sunday. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
Jay Leno reacts as he tells a story during an interview at the Palace in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills, Mich., Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Leno is in the Detroit area to promote two performances billed as "Jay's Comedy Stimulus Plan." (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Jay Leno, right, and his wife Mavis arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party on Sunday, March 7, 2010, in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Comedian Jay Leno, far right, pokes some fun at President Barack Obama, second from right, during the White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Saturday, May 1, 2010, in Washington. At far left is first lady Michelle Obama, second from left is Matt Winkler of Bloomberg. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Jay Leno performs onstage at the David Lynch Foundation: A Night of Comedy honoring George Shapiro at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Saturday June 30, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for David Lynch Foundation/AP Images)
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon, late night talk show hosts.
Jay Leno arrives on May 5, 2014 for a demonstration in support of Women's Rights and LGBT groups across from the Beverly Hills Hotel, owned by the Sultan of Brunei, who also owns the Bel-Air Hotel in Los Angeles, in Beverly Hills, California, which passed a resolution demanding May 7, 2014 the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, sell his hotel in the posh US city after he announced last week that he would push ahead with implementing sharia law, despite criticism both at home and internationally. The city council said they will send the resolution to the State Department asking Washington to 'take appropriate action to condemn the Brunei government's policies.' AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 5: Comedian Jay Leno participates in a rally to protest draconian punishment of women and gay people announced by the Sultan of Brunei outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan, on May 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The Sultan of Brunei is planning to implement a brand of Sharia Penal Code which calls for the stoning of people for various offenses including homosexual acts, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations, a move that has been criticized by The United Nations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 5: Comedian Jay Leno participates in a rally to protest draconian punishment of women and gay people announced by the Sultan of Brunei outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan, on May 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The Sultan of Brunei is planning to implement a brand of Sharia Penal Code which calls for the stoning of people for various offenses including homosexual acts, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations, a move that has been criticized by The United Nations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 5: Comedian Jay Leno participates in a rally to protest draconian punishment of women and gay people announced by the Sultan of Brunei outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan, on May 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The Sultan of Brunei is planning to implement a brand of Sharia Penal Code which calls for the stoning of people for various offenses including homosexual acts, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations, a move that has been criticized by The United Nations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 5: Comedian Jay Leno participates in a rally to protest draconian punishment of women and gay people announced by the Sultan of Brunei outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan, on May 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The Sultan of Brunei is planning to implement a brand of Sharia Penal Code which calls for the stoning of people for various offenses including homosexual acts, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations, a move that has been criticized by The United Nations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
FILE - This May 21, 2014 file photo shows American comedian Jay Leno reacts during an interview with the Associated Press in Jerusalem. Newly retired from “The Tonight Show,” Leno is now being awarded the nation’s top humor prize by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Leno will be honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by his fellow comedians in a performance Oct. 19 in Washington. The show will be broadcast nationally in November on PBS. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)
FILE - This Jan. 13, 2013 file photo shows Jay Leno, left, and Jimmy Fallon backstage at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Fallon will lead top comedians in saluting his “Tonight Show” predecessor Jay Leno with the nation’s top humor prize in October at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Leno will receive the prize during a performance by his fellow comedians Oct. 19 in Washington. The show will be broadcast nationally Nov. 23 on PBS stations. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)
Jay Leno arrives at the 2014 Carousel Of Hope Ball on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
EXCLUSIVE - Warren Littlefield, left, and Jay Leno pose backsage at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
EXCLUSIVE - Matthew McConaughey, left and Jay Leno pose in the green room at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Jay Leno presents the award for outstanding comedy series on stage at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Jay Leno presents the award for outstanding comedy series on stage at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Jay Leno, left, and Kathy Bates backstage at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
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Leno has kept anything but a low profile since he handed the "Tonight Show" over to Jimmy Fallon after 22 years at the helm.

He has toured the country performing in comedy clubs, hosted an awards show in Israel and even teamed up with "Today Show" weatherman Al Roker to start an Afghanistan USO Tour, according to THR.

Leno also led a boycott against the famed Beverly Hills Hotel after it was purchased by the government of Brunei, a Middle Eastern country that enforces sharia law.

The workaholic comedian appeared in a recent interview at peace with his departure from America's living rooms.

Leno told the Associated Press he felt "liberated" to be free of the daily talk show grind and enjoyed getting back to his standup roots.

He even appeared open to being a guest on the "Tonight Show." Maybe he'll talk about his show on CNBC.

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Jay Leno looks on from the podium before speaking in support of women's rights and LGBT groups at a protest across from the Beverly Hills Hotel, owned by the Sultan of Brunei, demanding he rescind a Taliban-like Brunei penal code which included the stoning to death of gay men and lesbians and the public flogging of women who have abortions, on May 5 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The southeast Asian nation of Brunei, a would-be member of the Obama administrations Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, is under fire from Hollywood and human rights activists for adopting a brutal penal code based on Sharia law with punishments including flogging, dismemberment and death by stoning for crimes such as adultery and sodomy. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Jay Leno speaks at a gathering of Women's Rights and LGBT groups protesting across from the Beverly Hills Hotel, owned by the Sultan of Brunei, demanding he rescind a Taliban-like Brunei penal code which included the stoning to death of gay men and lesbians and the public flogging of women who have abortions, on May 5 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The southeast Asian nation of Brunei, a would-be member of the Obama administrations Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, is under fire from Hollywood and human rights activists for adopting a brutal penal code based on Sharia law with punishments including flogging, dismemberment and death by stoning for crimes such as adultery and sodomy. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 5: Comedian Jay Leno participates in a rally to protest draconian punishment of women and gay people announced by the Sultan of Brunei outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan, on May 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The Sultan of Brunei is planning to implement a brand of Sharia Penal Code which calls for the stoning of people for various offenses including homosexual acts, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations, a move that has been criticized by The United Nations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 5: A security guard confronts demonstrators protesting draconian punishment of women and gay people announced by the Sultan of Brunei on a sideway near the entrance to the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan, on May 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The Sultan of Brunei is planning to implement a brand of Sharia Penal Code which calls for the stoning of people for various offenses including homosexual acts, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations, a move that has been criticized by The United Nations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 5: The Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan of Brunei, is seen as nearby demonstrators protest draconian punishment of women and gay people has been announced by the Sultan on May 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The Sultan of Brunei is planning to implement a brand of Sharia Penal Code which calls for the stoning of people for various offenses including homosexual acts, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations, a move that has been criticized by The United Nations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 5: United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta participates in a rally to protest draconian punishment of women and gay people announced by the Sultan of Brunei outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan, on May 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The Sultan of Brunei is planning to implement a brand of Sharia Penal Code which calls for the stoning of people for various offenses including homosexual acts, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations, a move that has been criticized by The United Nations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 5: Demonstrators protest draconian punishment of women and gay people announced by the Sultan of Brunei near the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan, on May 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The Sultan of Brunei is planning to implement a brand of Sharia Penal Code which calls for the stoning of people for various offenses including homosexual acts, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations, a move that has been criticized by The United Nations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
A supporter of women's rights and LGBT groups holds a placard in protest at a street corner across from the Beverly Hills Hotel, owned by the Sultan of Brunei, demanding he rescind a Taliban-like Brunei penal code which included the stoning to death of gay men and lesbians and the public flogging of women who have abortions, on May 5 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The southeast Asian nation of Brunei, a would-be member of the Obama administrations Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, is under fire from Hollywood and human rights activists for adopting a brutal penal code based on Sharia law with punishments including flogging, dismemberment and death by stoning for crimes such as adultery and sodomy. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Supporters of Women's Rights and LGBT groups protest across from the Beverly Hills Hotel, owned by the Sultan of Brunei, demanding he rescind a Taliban-like Brunei penal code which included the stoning to death of gay men and lesbians and the public flogging of women who have abortions, on May 5 2014 in Beverly Hills, California, before the arrival of Jay Leno who spoke in support of the groups. The southeast Asian nation of Brunei, a would-be member of the Obama administrations Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, is under fire from Hollywood and human rights activists for adopting a brutal penal code based on Sharia law with punishments including flogging, dismemberment and death by stoning for crimes such as adultery and sodomy. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 5: Comedian Jay Leno participates in a rally to protest draconian punishment of women and gay people announced by the Sultan of Brunei outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan, on May 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The Sultan of Brunei is planning to implement a brand of Sharia Penal Code which calls for the stoning of people for various offenses including homosexual acts, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations, a move that has been criticized by The United Nations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 5: Comedian Jay Leno participates in a rally to protest draconian punishment of women and gay people announced by the Sultan of Brunei outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan, on May 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The Sultan of Brunei is planning to implement a brand of Sharia Penal Code which calls for the stoning of people for various offenses including homosexual acts, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations, a move that has been criticized by The United Nations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 5: Comedian Jay Leno participates in a rally to protest draconian punishment of women and gay people announced by the Sultan of Brunei outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan, on May 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The Sultan of Brunei is planning to implement a brand of Sharia Penal Code which calls for the stoning of people for various offenses including homosexual acts, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations, a move that has been criticized by The United Nations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Jay Leno speaks at a gathering of Women's Rights and LGBT groups protesting across from the Beverly Hills Hotel, owned by the Sultan of Brunei, demanding he rescind a Taliban-like Brunei penal code which included the stoning to death of gay men and lesbians and the public flogging of women who have abortions, on May 5 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The southeast Asian nation of Brunei, a would-be member of the Obama administrations Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, is under fire from Hollywood and human rights activists for adopting a brutal penal code based on Sharia law with punishments including flogging, dismemberment and death by stoning for crimes such as adultery and sodomy. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Jay Leno speaks at a gathering of Women's Rights and LGBT groups protesting across from the Beverly Hills Hotel, owned by the Sultan of Brunei, demanding he rescind a Taliban-like Brunei penal code which included the stoning to death of gay men and lesbians and the public flogging of women who have abortions, on May 5 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The southeast Asian nation of Brunei, a would-be member of the Obama administrations Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, is under fire from Hollywood and human rights activists for adopting a brutal penal code based on Sharia law with punishments including flogging, dismemberment and death by stoning for crimes such as adultery and sodomy. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Jay Leno watches as his wife Mavis speaks as supporters of women's rights and LGBT groups protest across from the Beverly Hills Hotel, owned by the Sultan of Brunei, demanding he rescind a Taliban-like Brunei penal code which included the stoning to death of gay men and lesbians and the public flogging of women who have abortions, on May 5 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The southeast Asian nation of Brunei, a would-be member of the Obama administrations Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, is under fire from Hollywood and human rights activists for adopting a brutal penal code based on Sharia law with punishments including flogging, dismemberment and death by stoning for crimes such as adultery and sodomy. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 5: Comedian Jay Leno participates in a rally to protest draconian punishment of women and gay people announced by the Sultan of Brunei outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan, on May 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The Sultan of Brunei is planning to implement a brand of Sharia Penal Code which calls for the stoning of people for various offenses including homosexual acts, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations, a move that has been criticized by The United Nations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 5: A tourist van slows down to look at a demonstrator protesting draconian punishment of women and gay people announced by the Sultan of Brunei at the entrance to the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan, on May 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The Sultan of Brunei is planning to implement a brand of Sharia Penal Code which calls for the stoning of people for various offenses including homosexual acts, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations, a move that has been criticized by The United Nations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 5: United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta participates in a rally to protest draconian punishment of women and gay people announced by the Sultan of Brunei outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan, on May 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The Sultan of Brunei is planning to implement a brand of Sharia Penal Code which calls for the stoning of people for various offenses including homosexual acts, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations, a move that has been criticized by The United Nations. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Jay Leno looks on from the podium before speaking in support of women's rights and LGBT groups at a protest across from the Beverly Hills Hotel, owned by the Sultan of Brunei, demanding he rescind a Taliban-like Brunei penal code which included the stoning to death of gay men and lesbians and the public flogging of women who have abortions, on May 5 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. The southeast Asian nation of Brunei, a would-be member of the Obama administrations Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, is under fire from Hollywood and human rights activists for adopting a brutal penal code based on Sharia law with punishments including flogging, dismemberment and death by stoning for crimes such as adultery and sodomy. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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