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August 14, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Should Kevin Durant or James Harden show up at your cocktail party, bringing up Dwight Howard's name isn't exactly the best icebreaker. NBC's Jimmy Fallon found that out the awkward way when the two Oklahoma City Thunder stars appeared on his show Monday night. "What do you think of Dwight Howard going to the Lakers?," Fallon asked Durant and Harden in a giddy and excited tone many would hear from Lakers fans. Durant shrugged his shoulders. Harden turned and slightly laughed.
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March 19, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Monday morning's 4.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Angelenos out of bed and reminded them that their city is prone to being shaken up from time to time. But as far as the "Big One"? Well, not even the brightest seismologists can foresee when the next earthquake might strike. But that didn't stop Jimmy Kimmel from once again duping his favorite gullible strangers: the innocent men and women of Hollywood Boulevard. On Tuesday night's show, Kimmel sent his camera crew out for another installment of "Lie Witness News," in which average passersby are asked to comment on news events that have never happened.
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August 28, 2010 | Emily Christianson, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Jimmy Fallon's got a big job ahead hosting the Emmys on Sunday. It's a good thing this isn't the first time he's emceed a kudos-fest. The late night funnyman has a decade-long history with awards shows from co-hosting the 2001 MTV Movie Awards to his hilarious T-Pain-style moment as a presenter at the 2009 Emmys. Now, let's look back at some of the Emmy nominee's funniest award show promos, song parodies and more with the video slideshow below. Clicking the arrow in the lower right corner will open a full-screen version.
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March 13, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before finding a way to get that lost hour back.  The Skinny: I literally got chills watching "The Americans" on FX last night. I know I keep plugging it but trust me, it's worth an hour of your time. Thursday's roundup includes a look at Disney's search for an Anne Sweeney successor and the new journey for Noah's ark. Also Jimmy Fallon has made NBC's "Tonight Show" his own with a dose of energy and originality, says our critic Mary McNamara. Daily Dose: The WWE is still shopping its franchise shows "Raw" and "Smackdown," which have been airing on NBCUniversal's USA and Syfy for years.
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March 12, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Turns out you can teach an old time slot new tricks. The recent passing of "The Tonight Show" torch from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon sparked the inevitable state-of-the-genre conversation. In a world ruled by tweets and memes, Netflix and YouTube, is there even a place for late-night talk shows anymore? FOR THE RECORD: Jimmy Fallon: A critic's notebook in the March 13 Calendar section implied that "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon has not interviewed a U.S. president. In fact, Fallon interviewed President Obama on his previous show, "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Blake Shelton, Nick Offerman, Jimmy Fallon and writer Chris Tartaro are ... "The Chickeneers. " Things got a little egg-centric on the "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" set Thursday when "The Voice" judge, "Parks & Rec" star, late-night host and TV writer performed their rendition of "Ho Hey!" by Grammy-nominated band the Lumineers. Dressed as chickens. Clucking their way through the whole song. No words, just clucks. Bock , bock and everything. The quartet was costumed as bright yellow fowl, a la Big Bird, and delivered a nearly straight-faced performance of the hit song in celebration of Easter this Sunday.
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April 19, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Justin Timberlake says that Jimmy Fallon heckled him during his wedding speech. The "Suit & Tie" crooner, who married actress Jessica Biel in October 2012, put the late-night host on blast in his essay about Fallon for Time's 100 most influential people . "Picture this: I'm in the heart of an impromptu speech at my wedding reception in front of 150 guests, pouring it out to my lovely new bride," Timberlake wrote ...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
How dire has the Fort Lee, N.J., traffic jam scandal known as "BridgeGate" gotten for Gov. Chris Christie? So bad that even Jersey's golden child, Bruce Springsteen, is mocking it. Springsteen appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday to sing a parody of his anthemic hit "Born to Run" alongside Fallon. The new song, "Gov. Christie Traffic Jam," took dead aim at the governor's current headache. Fallon appeared first, dressed in his best early '80s "Born in the U.S.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Bruce Jenner manhandled Jimmy Fallon through an interview Tuesday night on Fallon's show - an interview ostensibly booked to clear the air after an unfortunate run-in between the two at the London Olympics, in which the decathlon champ told the talk-show host bluntly, enough with the blanking jokes about my face. Jenner, of course, has made no secret of his plastic surgery. "I just want to thank you for being on the show," Jenner said after a lengthy explanation of how he came to be on Fallon's stage, "and ... I appreciate being on the show.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Jimmy Fallon is used to welcoming guests to “Late Night,” but this week he's been hitting the talk-show circuit to promote “Guys With Kids,” the new sitcom he produced. On Thursday he paid a visit to “The Late Show,” where he and David Letterman, the very first host of “Late Night,” talked shop. Although his dislike of Fallon's NBC colleague, Jay Leno, is legendary, Letterman frequently welcomes other late-night personalities to his show and is rarely anything but gracious (except, of course, when the subject of Leno comes up)
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March 12, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Turns out you can teach an old time slot new tricks. The recent passing of "The Tonight Show" torch from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon sparked the inevitable state-of-the-genre conversation. In a world ruled by tweets and memes, Netflix and YouTube, is there even a place for late-night talk shows anymore? FOR THE RECORD: Jimmy Fallon: A critic's notebook in the March 13 Calendar section implied that "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon has not interviewed a U.S. president. In fact, Fallon interviewed President Obama on his previous show, "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. Please see note below for details. You might have thought everything was building toward a new U2 album and tour this year after the group's performances at the Academy Awards and on the first episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” its Super Bowl commercial and other recent high-profile appearances. But now Billboard reports that the new album with which U2 has been working with producer Danger Mouse won't be ready until 2015, and therefore touring plans are also being pushed back.
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March 7, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Lindsay Lohan stopped by "The Tonight Show" on Thursday to promote her Oprah Winfrey Network docu-series and catch up with her old friend Jimmy Fallon.  Unlike the late-night skewerings the embattled star has experienced, Fallon was friendly and warm to the newly clean starlet, who also appeared on his first episode of "The Tonight Show" last month. On Sunday, OWN will premiere "Lindsay," Oprah Winfrey's docu-series, which is being credited with helping Lohan get back on her feet since she left her court-ordered rehab in July 2013.
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March 4, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Idina Menzel, the mysterious "Adele Dazeem" of Oscar fame, performed "Let It Go" with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots on Monday night.  And it's arguably a more outstanding performance than on Sunday's Oscar telecast. Tony-winner Menzel, whose name was mangled by presenter John Travolta, sings her heart out along with Fallon, who chimes in charmingly on the high notes. Luckily, that doesn't ruin it. The talk-show host appears to be playing children's blocks. The Roots are on other instruments straight from the toy box.  There's even a kazoo.  And the whole group rocks out. It's infectious!
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Every decade or so Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler get together to make a movie, and on Wednesday night "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon asked them to express their lovey-dovey feelings in song. "Every 10 years we get to fall in love again," said the pregnant actress, 39, who appeared with Sandler to promote their upcoming rom-com, "Blended," due in theaters in May. "We do. We enjoy it, we have a lot of fun together," added Sandler, 47. PHOTOS: Celebrity weddings and engagements of 2014 The pair have costarred in 1998's "The Wedding Singer" and 2004's "50 First Dates.
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February 27, 2014 | By Scott Collins
Thank you,  Jimmy Fallon, for giving the late-night ratings race the kick in the pants it needed. Not even two weeks into his new "Tonight Show" gig, Fallon has dominated viewing in a way that few expected. On Thursday, NBC released Nielsen data that showed Fallon's "Tonight" on NBC gathered 10.4 million total viewers during its first week, including people who watched on their DVRs up to three days after the original broadcast. That makes it the biggest overall audience for the program since the last week that Johnny Carson hosted, in May 1992.
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September 12, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
In the grand tradition of "Late Night" TV parodies " Game of Desks " and " Downton Sixbey " comes "Joking Bad," a spot-on spoof unveiled Wednesday targeting everyone's favorite meth drama, "Breaking Bad. " In the epic, 13-minute sketch, Jimmy Fallon, rather than being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, is given six months to come up with new material for "The Tonight Show. " PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of 'Breaking Bad' His quest for the finest jokes leads to encounters with a number of "Breaking Bad"-inspired characters (and at least one real one)
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August 12, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
As Times pop music critic Randall Roberts wrote in a recent profile , Earl Sweatshirt is building a complicated relationship with fame -- even as his upcoming major-label debut promises (or threatens) to bring it closer. The L.A.-based rapper -- part of the Odd Future collective that's also given us Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator -- takes a hard look at that relationship in his song "Burgundy," which he performed Friday on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. " "My grandma's passing, but I'm too busy trying to get this stinking album cracking to see her," he raps over the Roots' instrumental backing, "My priorities messed up, I know it / I'm afraid I'm gonna blow it. " PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times If that weren't clear enough, notice that he spends the first third of the three-minute performance offstage (and the rest of it nearly swallowed up by his oversized hoodie)
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February 26, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Jimmy Fallon has learned a valuable lesson in Week Two of his "Tonight Show" run: Never ever challenge Paul Rudd to a lip sync contest unless you're prepared to go all out. On Tuesday night's show, Rudd and Fallon had "Tonight's" first such contest. The rules were simple: two songs were selected. Neither competitor knew what the other picked. And the winner was the person who lip synced the best. As a guest on the show, Rudd had the honor of going first, and his selection was Tina Turner's "You Better Be Good to Me. " Rudd gave an impressive showing, but Fallon would not be outdone.
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