Venus Ramey on Leno
Venus Ramey, the 1944 Miss America and former Cincinnati City Council candidate, gets another shot at national publicity on "The Tonight Show" tonight (11:35 p.m., Chs. 5, 2). Ramey, 82, made Enquirer headlines a week ago when she shot out a truck tire of a man she says was stealing from her farm in Waynesburg, Ky., about 140 miles south of Cincinnati. Police then arrested the man and two others.
Ramey lived in Cincinnati one and off for about 30 years. She attended Withrow High School. She was crowned Miss America in 1944, representing Washington D.C.
Leno's first guest tonight is Conan O'Brien, who's in California preparing to broadcast his "Late Night" show all next week from San Francisco. Conan's lineup next week includes Dana Carvey (Mon), George Lucas (Tues), Robin Williams (Weds), "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson and Bob Weir from the Grateful Dead, (Thurs) Snoop Dogg and Tom Waits (Fri).
And in two years, O'Brien will take over Leno's show.... (I wish Jon Stewart was replacing Leno, not Conan.) Still no word who will replace O'Brien in '09. Any suggestions? Don Imus, Rosie O'Donnell (just kidding)...