April 3, 2013 |
Jay Leno is out at "The Tonight Show"; Jimmy Fallon is in. Now the question on everyone's lips is who will be the new host of “Late Night”? The candidates might include Seth Meyers, John Mulaney, Chelsea Handler, Andy Cohen and W. Kamau Bell. “Weekend Update” anchor Seth Meyers is already rumored to be a top contender for the job. Like Fallon, he's spent nearly his entire career at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where he's been a “Saturday Night Live” cast member since 2001 and head writer since 2006.
April 19, 2013 |
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 ...
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)
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)
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.