If you’ve been following the world of late night talk shows lately then you most likely know that there is once again a lot of news about Jay Leno leaving The Tonight Show only to be replaced by Jimmy Fallon.
The two funny men felt it was time to respond to the rumours by addressing it the only way they know how: with a dramatic duet backed with music from West Side Story’s “Tonight.” They don’t exactly answer anything except for the fact that they really like each other and there is no bad blood between them. Though the ending will leave you scratching your head and thinking maybe this is going to happen. Let’s just hope we don’t have another “Conan O’Brien fiasco of 2010.”
In a completely G-rated activity, Channing Tatum and Jimmy Fallon play a fun game of “Sticky Balls.”
While it’s totally appropriate to watch, one can’t help but giggle at the sexual innuendos Jimmy throws around while explaining the rules. Donning Velcro suits in a race to see how many balls they can stick to each other, one simply cannot help laughing while watching how serious these two get in competition.
After seeing 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike (for obvious reasons), there’s just something very charismatic and funny about Channing Tatum. You might as well call him CHARMING TATUM.
(OKay, that was super lame.)
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You’ve heard him sing some of your favourite holiday classics on his album Christmas, but now you can hear Canadian crooner Michael Buble like you’ve never heard him before. His new album There’s No Place Like Hum For The Holidays features the singer HUMMING all the Christmas classics, including “Let It Snow,” “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells.”
The album also features Dave Matthews with Buble humming along to “The Little Drummer Boy.” If the album doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, the ad certainly will. Buble skis, walks through a winter wonderland and sips hot cocoa in front of a high tech green screen.
You can purchase the album for the low cost of $25, except not really because it was all a spoof for Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night talk show. One thing is for sure. Buble has a wicked sense of humour.
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Backstage before the show, Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey and The Roots grabbed some instruments you’d find in an elementary school classroom and stopped by the Late Night music room to sing Mariah’s holiday classic, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
If you aren’t already in the holiday spirit, this video will make you feel like you just chugged a mug of warm cocoa by the fireplace while someone blows mini paper snowflakes by your head. Inviting an elementary school choir join in on the chorus gave their rendition even more heart and you can’t help loving their sparkly red attire.
Don’t forget to check out their version of “Call Me Maybe” with Carly Rae Jepsen. What song do you want to hear them cover next?
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These days, it’s all about crossing musical genres. Guaranteed you’ll have a solid Top 40 hit if you mix dubstep with pop or throw a little rap into a club banger. Jimmy Fallon and Carrie Underwood certainly understand that. The two showed off their little known singing group from the 90s called “Jim Carrie” on Late Night and performed countrified rap songs.
C’Rap, as it’s called, takes classic rap songs and throws in a little twang. And it certainly is C’Rap — in the most hilarious way possible!
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Midtown was a ghost town last night during Hurricane Sandy but Jimmy Fallon decided to tape Late Night, anyway. He even promised all the audience members a free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream if they showed up in the rain. Unfortunately they had to send audience members home before the show because of safety concerns, but Fallon still managed to find a sweet lineup of guests, including Padma Lakshmi, Flight director Robert Zemeckis and the band Imagine Dragons.
His opening monologue was pretty awkward because there was no laughter to fill the gaps of silence, but that kind of made the whole thing more hilarious. It’s pretty impressive that his crew continued despite the shoddy circumstances. I’m sure there was tons of laughter at home!
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Jimmy Fallon fulfilled a seemingly impossible audience request on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this week. The audience member said he loves both reggae and Barbershop Quartets but he’s never heard the two genres fused together. Well, it so happens that Fallon is a member of a Barbershop Quartet called The Ragtime Gal and they do a swell reggae cover.
The four guys, dressed in colourful striped blazers and white pants, covered reggae classic “Looking Your Big Brown Eyes.” As if the undeniable appeal of reggae wasn’t enough, adding four harmonizing men in red bow ties and straw hats is an unexpected touch that makes our heads explode.
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It all comes down to this single battle. Who reigns supreme as the most awesome person, between Jimmy Fallon and Justin Bieber? Fallon makes me snort laugh in a very unattractive but highly pleasurable way while JB has so much swag his name could be an adjective. It’s hard to choose.
After an eye-winking Bieber tells
grandpa Fallon to suck it, they agree to settle their differences with a marathon of competitions. JB’s record Believe might sell more than Fallon’s comedy album Blow Your Pants Off but Fallon’s better at tons of other stuff, including video games, checkers, holding breath and rock paper scissors.
But who’s just a little bit more awesome? Place your bets here.
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While performing in Melbourne, Australia, Kanye treated his fans to a lengthy, auto tuned freestyle about his ex. Yeezy returned to his 808 days and ‘computer crooned’ the song Say You Will.
He went off script and started his own R-Kelly-like musical rant about texting a girl he used to date at 2:45 in the morning. It’s nice to see that even Kanye West, the man with marble boardroom tables and fur pillows, drunk dials like the rest of us.
Watch the video below, it’s highly entertaining and should make you chuckle. Special thanks to our friends at MTV Canada who tweeted the link.
Starting on Wednesday December 7 at 8pm EST – the Internet will be forever changed with Out To Lynch. Ian Lynch is hosting his own late night talk show LIVE on andPOP.com. His first guests are Daniel Johnson from Stereos and some of the cast of Degrassi The Next Generation.
We’ve all heard what Twitter, Facebook and essentially every other news source has had to say about James Franco’s hosting duties at this year’s Oscar ceremonies.
Everyone thought he had pulled a Pineapple Express. Was he stoned?
This Friday on CBS’s Late Night with David Letterman, we’ll hear what Franco himself has to say.
Letterman, 63, received some heavy criticism after his 1995 Oscar appearance also.
“I was so bad that they talked for a while about shutting down the motion picture industry. … I was God awful,” recalls Letterman. However, 32-year-old Franco one-uped the late-night King by arguing that nobody accused him of being on drugs.
“They didn’t say you were stoned,” Franco says. “People said I was under the influence.” He compared his stoner-demeaner to his co-host Anne Hathaway’s over energetic display of musical-child-syndrome.
“I think the Tasmanian Devil would look stoned standing next to Anne. She has a lot of energy!,” says Franco. “I haven’t watched it back yet. Maybe I had low energy? I honestly played those lines as well as I could.”
Following this year’s Oscars, part of the criticism noted that Franco’s over-exhaustion in taking on more than is humanly capable is not an excuse to justify his lacklustre performance. Critics felt that he should have taken the gig more seriously than he did.
“I never dreamed of being, like, the best Oscar host ever,” he says on Friday night’s episode. “It was never on my list of things to do. It doesn’t mean I didn’t care and it doesn’t mean I didn’t try hard, right?”
Letterman reassures Franco through his classic wizardry of words, ”There will be, I think for you, a modicum of embarrassment, which you shouldn’t feel. That will pass. You’ll go into a period of numbness, and then you’ll become rightly defiant.”
Check out the full interview this Friday night on CBS’s Late Night with David Letterman.
Could Jimmy Fallon be the next Conan O’Brien? Rumors are circulating that the “Late Night” host could be next on the chopping block at NBC due to sagging ratings, according to the New York Post.
Nielsen ratings have indicated that viewership for Fallon’s late-night talk show has dropped 20 per cent since this time last year. Additionally Fallon is being killed by his competition at CBS and ABC.
“NBC executives are concerned about the ratings drop and are doing all they can to promote Fallon,” one insider told the Post. “They’re even dragging him out of bed in the morning to do the Today show to promote his own show.”
However NBC still maintain that they support Jimmy Fallon and are pleased with the show’s performance. A spokesperson for the network said, “We are huge Jimmy Fallon fans and could not be happier with his performance. Fallon continues to win night after night in the key demographic.”
The Late Show host’s marriage and image was very publicly put through some rough times late last year when a sex scandal and extortion plot involving Letterman sleeping with coworkers broke. Letterman is, however, ready to put things back together, or at least try.
As E! Online reports David Letterman made an appearance on Live! With Regis and Kelly and spoke about life at home and the struggle to repair a situation that has gone down the drain. Letterman’s personal life has been quiet as of the past little while, but appearing on the popular talk show this morning, Letterman spoke about the current state of his relationship.
Though the time was mostly filled with quips and typically light material, at the end of the interview Regis Philbin asked Letterman a question about how life at home was, which sparked a heart-felt answer.
First acknowledging the past, Letterman said, “You know when something like this happens—and mostly it was reckless behaviour on my part—and if you behave recklessly and it hurts your family, well then of course it hurts you.”
The late night star seemed to be genuinely hurt by the whole ordeal and, as the rest of the interview suggested, ready to start over. He compared his life to a bomb exploding but remained optimistic that he would be able to put the pieces back together.
“It was stupid behaviour. You take a look at the explosion and it knocks you down, and you wake up every morning and you’re scared and you’re depressed and sad and you kind of gotta let that knock you down…and pretty soon you’ve gotta start knocking it down.”
“And then when that happens, you’re able to take a look at the pieces left of your life, because you think an explosion has taken place, and you’re looking at the shards and you see, well, can we put this back together? And by god, maybe you can put it back together, and maybe it won’t be the same, but maybe it’ll be different—maybe it can even be better in a different way.”
Letterman seems to have just a vague idea of what to expect in the future for his personal life, but kudos to him for keeping a positive outlook on the situation.
Though he has talked about the scandal previously on his own show, this morning marks the first time he has publically addressed the matters outside of the Late Show studio.
Without a focus on being funny, appearing on Live! With Regis and Kelly gave Letterman the chance to deliver his message: He is hopeful and starting to rebuild his relationship with wife Regina.
Letterman also thanked his friends, Philbin included, for supporting him through this time.
As first reported yesterday, there is a late night shake up going on at NBC. It turns out that the NBC executives want to move Jay Leno back to his 11:30 time slot, which begs the question “What will happen to Conan?” Well TMZ reports that NBC has given Conan two options.
Option 1: – Conan stays at NBC and is given the midnight to 1:00am time slot, after Leno airs at 11:30.
Well that was short lived. TMZ is reporting that there is a late night shakeup taking place at NBC. After the Olympics Jay Leno will be returning to his 11:30 time slot. The question still to be answered is if Jay’s show will be a half hour followed by Conan, or an hour and goodbye Conan. TMZ reports further that both comedians are aware of the changes.
Interestingly Conan has been on thin ice before with NBC. When O’Brien first appeared in 1993 with Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the show appeared with generally unfavorable reviews and dismal ratings. NBC was very close to canceling the show altogether but O’Brien bounced back. Let’s hope he can do the same.
It’s official: Jimmy Fallon has a steady job again.
The 33-year-old SNL alum has finalized talks to take over as host of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” O’Brien will be moving into Jay Leno’s old digs when he retires next year.
At a news conference in New York on Monday, Fallon claimed that “It’s a comedian’s dream to get this job.” He also said that he had missed performing for a live audience.
Fallon will be right at home at the NBC talk show, with SNL creator Lorne Michaels as his boss again.
It’s been a good year for Fallon. He recently married Nancy Juvonen, Drew Barrymore’s producing partner.