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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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April 25, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Seth Meyers will go from late night to prime time in August: The funnyman will host this year's Emmy Awards, NBC and the Television Academy confirmed Thursday night. TV's biggest night falls on Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. -- remember, that's a Monday! -- on NBC, and the network certainly has proved to have a pool of worthy hosts (ahem, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey). Perhaps only a slightly less obvious choice than recently installed "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon (who hosted in 2010), the selection of Meyers comes on the heels of the "Saturday Night Live" alum being named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for 2014 -- so maybe he's been doing some influencing with his network bosses?
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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 22, 2014 | By Meg James
The NBC network is beleaguered no more. After nearly a decade in the ratings cellar, NBC is poised to finish the prime-time TV season in May in first place in the coveted advertising demographic of viewers aged 18 to 49.  February's coverage of the Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia, generated strong viewership and $1.1 billion in revenue, Comcast executives said in announcing the Philadelphia-based company's first-quarter earnings, which exceeded...
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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.
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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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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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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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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 ...
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April 4, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
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.
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April 22, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
NBC News anchor Brian Williams was a guest on "The Tonight Show" on Monday, and to celebrate, Jimmy Fallon introduced yet another montage of Williams "rapping" a classic song. This time, the straight-laced newsman tackled Snoop Dogg's 1994 hit, "Gin and Juice. " The songs are actually hundreds of clips of the "NBC Nightly News" edited together with Swiss watch precision. Previous installments in this ongoing survey of the history of hip-hop through the "Nightly News" have included Williams performing "Rapper's Delight" and N.W.A.'s "Straight Outta Compton.
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April 11, 2014 | By Luke O'Neil, guest blogger
After much speculation about who would take over for David Letterman on the "Late Show" after he retires next year, CBS announced Thursday that it will be Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert. That's a disappointing choice. What we need in a late-night host is "Stephen Colbert. " CBS CEO Les Moonves explained that Colbert would not host the show as his blustering character. "What you're going to get is the real Stephen Colbert," he said. "He said it's time to do something different. If he's going to be on our air for 20 years, as we all hope, it's not humanly possible to keep that character going.
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Stefanie Dolson seems like the type of person who is never at a lack for words. Nor does she appear to be one to fall back on sports cliches when being interviewed after a big game, like, say, the national championship. I'm basing this solely on the senior center's comments after Connecticut's 70-58 victory over Notre Dame on Tuesday to wrap up an undefeated season and a second straight NCAA title. "President Obama, we're baa-aaack!" she said into the ESPN microphone being broadcast inside the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., and on TV sets across the country.
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April 9, 2014 | By David Ng
Anne Hathaway has yet to make good on her oft-professed desire to perform in a Broadway musical. Her Oscar-winning turn as Fantine in the 2012 movie version of "Les Miserables" showed that she has the singing chops. And if we need more proof, the actress appeared on NBC's "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday to remind us that she can belt it out as good as Broadway's best. Hathaway, sporting close-cropped hair and a black pant-suit number, was accompanied on the piano by host Jimmy Fallon in a series of rap and hip-hop songs performed in a humorously over-the-top Broadway style.
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March 28, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before getting my cats a water fountain. The Skinny: I've started watching "Sons of Anarchy" on Netflix. While I am enjoying Season 1 I'm not sure  if I'm willing to commit to the series. I do want a vest though! Friday's roundup includes the box office preview, some big changes at ABC's "Nightline" and NBC News, and reviews of "Noah" and "Cesar Chavez. " Daily Dose: Charter Communications is refusing to throw in the towel in its efforts to acquire Time Warner Cable.
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March 28, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Joan Rivers returned to "The Tonight Show" Thursday after being banned for nearly three decades. The 80-year-old comic was welcomed by host Jimmy Fallon for her first sit-down interview in 26 years since a feud with former host Johnny Carson made her persona non grata at the network. Carson is credited with discovering the sharp-tongued Rivers in the '60s. He made her a writer on his show, and she even dedicated her book "Enter Talking" to him. But when she got her own competing, late-night talker on Fox in 1986, the pair fell out and never spoke again.
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September 12, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
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.
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April 24, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Alternately serious and silly, President Obama weighed in on the ongoing Secret Service scandal and even "slow jammed" the news as he taped an appearance on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday. Obama, already the first sitting president to appear on "The Tonight Show," "The Late Show" and "The Daily Show," treaded even deeper into the overnight hours as part of his two-day, three-state tour of college campuses to press his case to extend lower interest rates for some student loan programs.
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March 25, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Carson Daly may have his own "Voice" team in the making - the TV host is expecting his third child! The TV and radio personality made the announcement on "The Tonight Show" Monday. "I've got two kids; I have a 5-year-old and my daughter's 19 months, and we're expecting a third," the 40-year-old told Jimmy Fallon, adding that they were looking into a "swagger wagon" a.k.a. a mini-van. PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom Yep, from doing "TRL" spoofs to trading dad stories - that's how old these buddies have become.
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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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