10 Stars Who Bit The Hand That Fed Them

Jay Leno has created some buzz for NBC this week after firing some shots at the big men upstairs in his monologues on The Tonight Show, which apparently continued on Wednesday when the host compared the network to extinct dinosaurs.

It all started in late-February when he joked about NBC’s low ratings by calling the network “Cinco de Ratings” after it sunk below Univision in viewership. And reportedly, that landed him in hot water with entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt.

But, that hasn’t stopped the comedian was taking more shots at the network. On Monday night, he poked fun at the execs saying, “You know the whole legend of St. Patrick, right? St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland — and then they came to the United States and became NBC executives.”

But this wasn’t all the host had to say. The very next day, he continued his firestorm commenting, “Did you hear about this? A 28-year-old woman from Serbia has a rare brain condition where she sees everything upside down. The good news? She’s now been given a job at the White House as President Obama’s economic adviser. Isn’t that crazy? It’s unbelievable. She sees everything upside down. In fact, she thinks NBC is at the top of the ratings.”

Ouch! So what’s possibly fueling Leno to lash out?

Reports have been circling that NBC brass is already plotting Leno’s replacement with Jimmy Fallonwho attracts a much younger viewer demographic, when the late show vet’s contract is up in Summer 2014.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that that a celeb has spoken out about their projects or their bosses. From Katherine Heigl’s Knocked up and Grey’s Anatomy comments to Halle Berryclick through our gallery above for 10 stars who bit the hand that fed them.

What do you think of Leno’s jabs at his own network? Comment below!

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