August 12, 2013 |
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)
September 28, 2012 |
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)
September 12, 2013 |
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)
September 12, 2012 |
At just 16 years of age, Tavi Gevinson has already been profiled by the New Yorker and the New York Times, become the darling of the fashion world, delivered a TED talk, and even launched her own website last year. Gevinson added to her list of accomplishments Tuesday night by visiting “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” to promote “Rookie Yearbook One,” a book inspired by the online magazine. It was Gevinson's "Late Night" debut, but if she was nervous, she certainly didn't seem like it. When Fallon asked the teen where she had grown up, the quick-witted teen answered, “I am still growing up outside Chicago.” Gevinson, who started blogging about fashion when she was barely a tween and was sitting in the front row at Fashion Week by 13, recalled the moment she realized her life as a style prodigy was “way different than middle school”: It's when she met Bjork. “There needs to be a different word for what she is because she's not a human,” Gevinson said of the Icelandid pop star.
March 29, 2013 |
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.
April 4, 2013 |
With Jimmy Fallon officially set to take over “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno next year, viewers can expect plenty of changes to the nearly 60-year-old late-night franchise. Of course there's the show's geographic relocation, from Burbank to a souped-up new studio at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. But there's also a vast stylistic difference between Leno, 62, and Fallon, who will be several months shy of his 40th birthday when he takes over “Tonight.” In his two decades at NBC, Leno has consistently led the ratings -- mostly, his critics claim, by playing it safe with middle-of-the-road jokes and softball interviews.