April 2, 2013 |
On Monday night, Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon addressed the rampant speculation about the future of "The Tonight Show" the way any of us would: by performing a song from "West Side Story. " In an amusing and effective display of unity, the two hosts teamed up for a duet that aired at 12:36 a.m., just as "The Tonight Show" was switching over to "Late Night. " It began with Leno walking backstage, where he was swarmed by reporters (apparently security in Burbank isn't what it used to be)
October 9, 2013 |
Who says Miley Cyrus is trying to escape her background in family television? On Tuesday night, the former "Hannah Montana" star took to Jimmy Fallon's late-night show to talk up her just-released " Bangerz " album, which follows a summer of nonstop controversy related to the fact that Cyrus has grown up -- gasp! -- and is now interested in many of the things other 20-year-olds are interested in. Yet old allegiances die hard, so for her performance of her song "We Can't Stop," Cyrus enlisted Fallon and his house band, the Roots, for a tribute to that squeakiest-clean of vintage TV series: "The Brady Bunch.
December 5, 2012 |
Sometimes words are unnecessary, so skip the rest of this paragraph and click above for instant joy. The messengers? Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey and the Roots, who got together prior to Carey's appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to do a version of "All I Want for Christmas Is You. " The version is wonderful, and will light up the blackened hearts of the Grinchiest souls. ALSO: The saddest Christmas songs ever? Riffing on the highs, lows of the sonic landscape DMX sings 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,' sort of Twitter/ @liledit PHOTOS, VIDEOS & MORE: PHOTOS: Holiday TV specials PHOTOS: 15 shocking moments from 'South Park' VIDEO: Watch the latest fall TV trailers here
February 8, 2013 |
Aspiring comedians, consider yourselves warned: Make fun of Bruce Jenner at your own peril. As both Jimmy Fallon and Joel McHale have learned the hard way, the Olympic decathlete and Kardashian stepdad doesn't take too kindly to cracks about his frighteningly taut visage. The subject came up Thursday on “Late Night,” when McHale was discussing a run-in with Kris Jenner earlier in the day backstage at “The View.” She scolded him for running in fear from her family, presumably to avoid awkward encounters with the very people he ridicules so often on “The Soup.” But the “Community” star stuck up for himself, claiming that he's “deathly afraid” of Bruce Jenner for a number of reasons.
August 7, 2012 |
Despite last-minute maneuvering by outgoing Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak, "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon is no longer in talks to host next year's Oscars telecast, according to sources close to the situation who were not authorized to speak publicly. But his boss, "Saturday Night Live" executive producer Lorne Michaels, may still be in the running to produce the demographically challenged awards show. Sherak initiated talks with the NBC late-night host just as his tenure as academy president was drawing to a close.
December 21, 2012 |
With its emphasis on music and games over tedious, pre-scripted interviews, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" is in many ways the freshest show of the late-night genre. But on Thursday night Fallon and a gang of fellow funnymen, including Billy Crystal and surprise guest Jerry Seinfeld, served up a new version of the classic Abbott & Costello routine "Who's on First?" about a team of peculiarly named baseball players. When it comes to comedy, it doesn't get much more old-fashioned than "Who's on First?"
September 18, 2013 |
NBCUniversal and Lexus are partnering on a novel advertising campaign that will encourage viewers of "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" to suggest concepts in real time for an ad that will be performed live later during the same night's telecast. NBC and Lexus advertising executives have been honing their "real-time marketing" concept for the last few months. The four-week campaign is set to roll out during Fallon's Thursday night show to promote the new Lexus IS vehicle. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Here is how it will work: A team of improv comedians will encourage viewers of the show to pitch concepts for a "live commercial.
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.
May 8, 2013 |
With "The Office" set to retire May 16 after nine seasons on NBC, series star John Krasinski has been hitting the talk-show circuit. On Tuesday, he stopped by "Late Night," where he recalled the terror he felt his very first day on the show, talked about attending the Met Gala on Monday and, most notably, engaged in an epic lip-syncing battle with host Jimmy Fallon. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The two went head-to-head, hamming it up to a series of hits by Katy Perry, Run DMC, Das EFX and Boys II Men. They started out relatively tame, gradually working up to James Brown levels of exertion.
August 2, 2012 |
It's hardly certain that Jimmy Fallon will emcee next year's Oscars, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been talking to the talk show host about taking over Hollywood's biggest awards show. He would replace Billy Crystal, who received mixed marks for his Oscar work earlier this year. It wouldn't be Fallon's first brush with such a gig. The comedian hosted 2010's Emmy Awards, and the notices were positive. While the Academy Awards have often used movie stars in the hosting role -- sorry to remind you of James Franco and Anne Hathaway -- there's a rich tradition of tapping TV personalities, a list that includes Johnny Carson, David Letterman and Jon Stewart.