April 4, 2013 |
Following NBC's confirmation Wednesday that Jimmy Fallon will take over “The Tonight Show” in February of next year, late-night hosts reacted to the news with a mixture of heartfelt congratulations for Fallon, gracious farewells to Jay Leno and harsh mockery for NBC. On “Late Night,” Fallon admitted to having had an “emotional” day, and expressed his gratitude to his “Tonight” predecessor. “I have to say thanks to Jay Leno for being so gracious. It means so much to me to have his support.” Leno congratulated Fallon, but mostly he used the opportunity to make fun of NBC and share some passive-aggressive advice with his soon-to-be replacement.
March 21, 2013 |
In his "Late Night" monologue Wednesday, Jimmy Fallon joked about the flurry of reports about his imminent takeover of "The Tonight Show" and the show's possible move back to New York after four decades in Burbank. "Before we get started I have to talk about the rumors that came out today that we'll be moving up to 11:30, or as my parents call it, 'Eh, still too late,'" he said. "Actually the rumors are true. NBC is turning 'The Tonight Show' into a diving competition.
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)
January 30, 2014 |
This may be Super Bowl weekend, but for a certain percentage of the population, anticipation may be higher about the prospect of seeing the "Full House" dads reunited again on screen in an ad for Dannon yogurt. But for those unable to wait until Sunday, Jimmy Fallon provided America with a quick hit of "Full House" goodness on Wednesday's show. Fallon kicked off the show with a little sketch in which he woke up from a nightmare induced by his anxiety about leaving "Late Night" for "The Tonight Show," which he's due to take over Feb. 17. And to make the moment something that people would talk about, he added the dads from "Full House," Bob Saget, John Stamos and Dave Coulier.
January 9, 2014 |
It's anyone's guess how viewers will react to the changes at NBC's "Tonight Show" next month. But new host Jimmy Fallon is pretty sure he would get a thumbs-up from his predecessors. "I wish Steve Allen or Johnny Carson were still alive. They'd be proud of what we're doing," Fallon, currently the host of NBC's "Late Night," said during a recent promotional swing through Los Angeles. "In our heads, we've been doing the 'Tonight Show' for five years. We're just on at a later hour. " The time slot will change Feb. 17, when Fallon takes over the 11:35 p.m. "Tonight" desk from Jay Leno, the show's longtime host.
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
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?"
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.