April 25, 2012 |
President Obama has given a lot of major speeches. But never before has he punctuated one by dropping the microphone after, like he did Tuesday night on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (watch videos below) . It's the rhetorical equivalent of the end zone dance in the NFL, and came after Obama joined the NBC host in "slow-jamming" the news. And it was just one of the standout moments from the president's latest foray into late night television. Photos: The search for Romney's running mate Obama's appearance was part of his weeklong messaging effort to press Congress to extend lower interest rates for some student loan programs.
June 21, 2012 |
Model Kate Upton paid a visit to “Late Night” on Wednesday, where she promoted her latest eye-popping magazine cover - she's pictured on July's issue of GQ, sucking an extremely patriotic red, white and blue Popsicle - and, more importantly, showed Jimmy Fallon some of her renowned dance moves. Upton, who first shot to fame when a video of her doing the Dougie became a viral hit, recently created a sensation by performing another dance, the "cat daddy," while wearing the infamously microscopic bikini she wore on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
May 12, 2013 |
Seth Meyers has been tapped to be the host of NBC's "Late Night" after Jimmy Fallon takes over for Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show" next year. The appointment of Meyers, a cast member and head writer on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," had been expected for weeks. Lorne Michaels, the producer of "Saturday Night Live," will oversee Meyers' show, which airs at about 12:30 a.m., after "The Tonight Show. " Michaels also will be executive producer of "The Tonight Show" after it moves to New York with Fallon as host.
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 3, 2013 |
Ending weeks of gossip and speculation, NBC confirmed that Jimmy Fallon will succeed Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show" in the spring of 2014. Although Leno is still the most-watched late-night television host, NBC is making the move because it thinks Fallon will do better with younger viewers in the years to come. This is not the first time NBC has announced a plan to replace Leno. In 2009, NBC put Conan O'Brien in as host of "The Tonight Show" only to see ratings decline.
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.