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No one in the 10 p.m. time slot's got swagga like Jay. Leno, that is.

The usually edgeless talk-show host just managed to book Rihanna for her first public performance since the Chris Brown attack six months ago.

The singer will be joining Kanye West and Jay-Z on Jay-L's prime-time debut Sept. 14, with the hip-hop trio set to perform their new single, "Run This Town."

But that's not the only major get Leno may have up his sleeve…

The host told E! News last night that he's close to locking in Tom Cruise to participate in his new segment, "The Green Car Challenge," wherein celebrities race each other in alternative fuel vehicles.

"We talk cars and motorcycles all the time," Leno said of the Days of Thunder risktaker. "A lot of celebrities like green and a lot of celebrities like cars and here's a chance to combine the two and we're going to see who is the fastest green celebrity."

Sounds like someone's show is already off and running.


Want more Leno? Team WWK got the scoop on his new show, including which better-be-ready-for-primetime players he's bringing along for the ride.