August 28, 2012 |
First the Olympics and now the Republicans. There seems to be a conspiracy to keep a lot of Americans watching their televisions long into the night. At Tuesday night's hurricane-challenged and already once rescheduled Republican convention, the star speaker of the night, first lady wannabe Ann Romney, doesn't take the podium until 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, another convention headliner, to follow directly after. For folks in the East eager to hear about the soft side of Mitt Romney or to see if this will be Christie's Convention Moment, that means a rather late night.
June 7, 2013 |
It's Friday, so what better time for the latest musical mash-up from the creative minds at "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"? This time around, the people behind the all-clucking verison of the Lumineers and "All I Want for Christmas" with classroom instruments have assembled sound bites of the NBC News anchor "rapping" the song "Regulate" by Warren G. (On Wednesday night, it was " Nuthin' but a G Thang . ") Perhaps the funniest thing about these mash-ups is that performing a cover of a '90s-era hip-hop classic is exactly the kind of thing the newsman might do. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Bri-Wi, are you listening?
June 8, 2013 |
During a recent interview with Pop & Hiss about his new album "IV Play," The-Dream seemed most excited by far about "Too Early," a mournful electro-blues cut the influential R&B star recorded with Gary Clark Jr. on guitar. So perhaps it's no surprise that for his gig Friday on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," The-Dream chose to play "Too Early" over the album's title-track single. Whatever his reasoning, we're glad he did: Expertly backed by Clark and Fallon's house band, the Roots, The-Dream brought a unique mixture of swagger and vulnerability to his performance; the moment near the end when his voice cracks is heartbreaking in all the right ways.
July 29, 2013 |
For Arsenio Hall, revisiting the talk show circuit after a nearly 20-year absence, comes with at least two caveats for the Dog Pound looking to get reacquainted with their ol' late night pal: less hair, littler shoulder pads. "It's kind of the same Arsenio you know," Hall joked while promoting his upcoming late-night talker, "The Arsenio Hall Show," Monday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour. Hall made a splash on the late-night arena in the late '80s and early '90s, with his hit syndicated talk show, bringing a new voice to the scene and creating memorable moments along the way (he cites Magic Johnson's revealing he had HIV, and then-presidential hopeful Bill Clinton playing the saxophone as his most personally memorable shows)
February 14, 2010 |
The most interesting person on late-night television is a 47-year-old Scottish reformed alcoholic high-school dropout, drummer, actor, comic and novelist named Craig Ferguson, who since 2005 has been hosting "The Late Late Show," which follows David Letterman's "Late Show" on CBS. He is not the only talk show host whose work I like, or even the only one I'm tempted to call a genius -- the other would be Letterman, whose Worldwide Pants produces Ferguson's...
February 13, 2014 |
Look who's helping Seth Meyers make his debut on "Late Night" -- the runner-up to the commander-in-chief, Joe Biden. Biden announced that he would appear with the new host of the NBC talk show via Twitter: "Must-see TV. " The vice president, who has had his share of bloopers over the course of his career, adds a lively political touch to the debut, which will also feature Meyers' former "Saturday Night Live" castmate Amy Poehler. Perhaps Poehler will appear in Hillary Clinton guise.