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)
September 10, 2013 |
Arsenio Hall is back on late night after a 19-year absence, and his return made a strong showing in ratings Monday, especially in Los Angeles, according to early numbers from Nielsen. In Nielsen's 25 markets with local people meters, CBS Television Distribution's "The Arsenio Hall Show" beat all other late-night talk show telecasts in key demographics. The show garnered a rating of 1.2 among adults aged 25-54 years old and a 1.0 in the 18-49 age group. PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings For comparison, among 18-49ers, “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” scored a 0.6 and a delayed "Late Show With David Letterman" got a 0.5 and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" received a 0.8. "The Arsenio Hall Show," which featured appearances by Paula Abdul, Chris Tucker and Snoop Dogg (putting aside his Snoop Lion alter ego)
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...
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.