THIS.IS.EVERYTHING!!! No exaggeration. Waking up to this made getting out of bed much easier this morning.
Christina Aguilera dropped by The Tonight Show to promote her return to The Voice. During her appearance, she played a rousing game of ‘Wheel of Musical Impressions‘ with Jimmy Fallon.
As luck would have it (producer manipulation *wink*), the wheel landed on Britney Spears on the 34-year-old singer’s turn. She delivered a spot-on impersonation of Spears singing “This Little Piggy” to the tune of “(Hit Me) Baby One More Time.” It’s so good it blew Fallon’s mind.
X-Tina also delivered amazing impressions of her Burlesque co-star Cher and her fellow Voice judge Shakira singing the Folgers Coffee jingle and the Golden Girls theme song respectively. Definitely check out the clip below. It’ll make your day.
NBC went a little overboard with its special celebrating Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary. If you count the hour-long red carpet special, the entire tribute clocked in at four and a half hours. Mind you, the last hour was filled mostly with commercials, but still. A tad overkill.
With that being said, there were plenty of memorable moments from a star-studded roster including SNL alums Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig, Jane Curtain, Amy Poehler, Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Martin Short, Steve Martin, Adam Sandler and plenty more fan favorites. They were joined by A-list stars such as Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Kerry Washington, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Douglas, Sean Hayes, Melissa McCarthy and Taylor Swift to name just a few.
Throughout the night, Lorne Michaels and company resurrected popular skits including Celebrity Jeopardy once again featuring an inappropriate Sean Connery, Maya Rudolph as Beyonce and Mike Myers and Dana Carvey reuniting for Wayne’s World. Another highlight saw Jane Curtain joining Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Weekend Update anchor desk.
The two most disappointing moments was the N Sync reunion that was rumored but never happened and Eddie Murphy’s awkward return to his former stomping grounds. Talk about underwhelming.
Check out my favorite moments below which includes Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s sensational opening number referencing SNL’s most iconic moments from the past four decades. Be sure to weigh in afterward on your favorite and least favorite moments.
Once again, Jimmy Fallon has proven NBC execs right with their decision to bestow The Tonight Show chair upon him. The 40-year-old late night host consistently entertains with his charming skits and antics.
In honor of The Tonight Show returning to Los Angeles since Jay Leno left, Fallon parodies one of the most beloved and memorable theme songs of the 90s- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. With the aid of DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribeiro, Jimmy films a bang-on recreation. Definitely watch it out below, especially if you’re a fan of Ribeiro doing his signature Carlton dance.
Love, love, love both these ladies. While most of primetime was in rerun mode due to Thanksgiving, late night provided some original programming. Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Lawrence popped up on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman’s Late Show respectively, Thursday night.
Underwood joined Rashida Jones and Fallon as they performed a holiday medley. Instead of using traditional Yuletide tracks, the trio mashed up some of the year’s biggest pop hits including “Roar,” “Blurred Lines,” and “Royals” but with altered lyrics. Carrie belted lines like “You made me cook a butterball. And then a green bean casserole,” to the tune of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” Just like Miley’s AMAs performance, a giant kitten appeared on the screen behind her.
Meanwhile over at CBS, Lawrence along with Jonah Hill, Vince Vaughn, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Martha Stewart recited Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s infamous crack apology. As you recall, Ford recently admitted to smoking crack and made a series of inappropriate remarks. Oh, Canada! Check out both clips below.
The latest public appearance in Lindsay Lohan’s image rehabilitation tour (2013 edition) took place on Late Night. The 27-year-old actress showed off her comedic skills with Jimmy Fallon during his “Ew” sketch. Lindsay’s appearance reminded me how awesome most of her skits on Saturday Night Live were. Hopefully, Lorne Michaels invites her back soon.
One of the highlights on last night’s bit included Fallon’s female alter ego asking Lilo if she had seen Miley Cyrus’ twerking video. “EW,” she replies and says that “twerking is so 2-0-1-3″ and it’s all about scrumping nowadays. What’s scrumping you say? Watch the video below and find out.
Do you have friends who suffer from excessive hashtagging, whether manually done or auto-generated? I have a few that immediately come to mind. Myself, I’m all about a few select hashtags here and there.
On Tuesday night’s Late Night, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake banter back and forth, prefacing each statement with the ever so trendy #. It’s what some Twitter convos would sound like if said in real life. Try taking a shot each time they say it. You’ll be drunk within five seconds of the video.
The skit was part of JT’s TimberWeek on his pal’s show. A similar stunt he used to promote The 20/20 Experience. Naturally, he came back and did it all over again for the sequel dropping next week.
Whenever Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake get together, it’s guaranteed to be a good time. Their chemistry is undeniable and infectious. They’ve previously tackled the history of rap and now they’ve teamed up to show the evolution of end zone dances. With football season in full swing, the timing couldn’t be more perfect.
Naturally, the duo poked fun at controversial NFL players Manti Te’o, Aaron Hernandez and Tim Tebow. The latter’s signature pose was updated in light of his recent status free agent status. Shade, shade, shade.
But their clip wasn’t just limited to athletes, even Timberlake was a target at one point. If you ever wanted to see Fallon execute ‘N Sync’s “Bye, Bye, Bye” choreography, you’re in luck. Along the way, actual real touchdown celebrations are performed as well. Check out their dancing anthology below.
It was the worst kept secret in Hollywood and thank God it’s finally official. NBC is replacing Jay Leno on The Tonight Show for the second time. If you recall, Conan O’Brien succeeded Leno back in 2010 only to be ousted in a highly-publicized manner. Hopefully, Jimmy Fallon’s stab at 11:35 will yield better results. I really don’t want NBC to bring back Leno yet another time on the late night talk show.
“Jay Leno is an entertainment icon, making millions of people laugh every weeknight for more than 20 years,” said Steve Burke, Chief Executive Officer of NBCUniversal. “His long reign as the highest-rated late-night host is a testament to his work ethic and dedication to his viewers and to NBC. We are purposefully making this change when Jay is #1, just as Jay replaced Johnny Carson when he was #1. Jimmy Fallon is a unique talent and this is his time. I’m thrilled he will become the sixth host of ‘The Tonight Show’ at exactly the right moment, in conjunction with our coverage of next year’s Winter Olympic Games from Sochi, Russia.”
Even though Leno has publicly made fun of his impending ouster during his nightly monologue, he had nothing but kind words for Fallon. “Congratulations Jimmy,” Leno said in a statement. “I hope you’re as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you’re the old guy. If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.” In his usual hilarious fashion, Fallon responded, “I’m really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow.”
Clearly these two have admiration for each other and have no hard feelings. If you missed it a couple of days ago, the two filmed a video addressing the rumors of their rivalry. Check out the clip below which includes some singing and more.