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.
On Friday night, Justin Timberlake ended his week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon with two great performances. In total from past shows, Fallon and Timberlake have performed three different “History Of Rap” medleys. They decided to do it again and it was awesome. From Missy Elliot’s “Get Ur Freak On” to Notorious B.I.G.‘s “Hypnotize to Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” and many more – they covered twenty five different songs.
Justin Timberlake also performed a medley of some of his past greatest hits which included “Like I Love You” to “My Love,” “Cry Me a River, and “Señorita“. I’ve included both medleys below as well as the list of all the songs they included in the rap medley. Enjoy!
Justin Timberlake‘s week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon continued last night with another live music performance and another comedic sketch. This time, the two pals did a sketch as if they were kids at summer camp.
In the sketch, it’s 1983 the two are young boys at summer camp, with braces and all.It’s bed time and everyone’s supposed to be quiet, but these two can’t help but sing “Africa” together. When you’re at a sleepover or camp with friends, of course you don’t want to go to be right away. The two rascals keep getting in trouble for making so much noise, but continue to sing and it’s a pretty funny sketch overall. I love Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon together. Check out the funny video below.
As you may already know, Justin Timberlake is on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon all week, promoting his new album The 20/20 Experience. On Monday night, he sat down with Fallon and chatted about his experience hosting SNL this past weekend (which was his fifth time) and the two pals proceeded to do impressions of each other – all in good fun.
Last night, Justin brought his “SexyBack” by performing a barbershop quartet version of his past hit single with the help of Jimmy Fallon and The Ragtime Gals. The song is actually one of my favorite Justin Timberlake songs and I remember a long time ago he had said he’d never perform it again… I’m glad he changed his mind.
Watch the guys sing “SexyBack” below. I’ve also included his original music video for the song in case you want to revisit it. Enjoy!
It’s a big a bit week for Justin Timberlake, having just hosted a pretty epic episode of SNL over the weekend and just opened up his new album to be streamed for free for a limited time on iTunes. Last night he was on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for an interview and also to perform some music from his new album. JT is on Fallon’s show all week so there will be more good stuff to come.
Both guys are under the weather at the moment and we learn it’s because they made out over the weekend LOL. The first topic of discussion is the SNL episode and what it was like for JT. After Fallon starts making fun of how JT sings, JT joins in and makes fun of himself even better. LOL. Then the tables are turned and JT makes fun of Fallon by doing impressions of him and they’re actually pretty funny.
I freaking love Michelle Obama. This week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the First Lady stopped in and did a little dance with Mr. Fallon… who was of course dressed in drag.
In honor of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign, and to encourage parents everywhere to get up and get moving with their kids, Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama present the “Evolution of Mom Dancing.” The duo demonstrate various dances, including: “grocery shopping,” “Single Ladies,” “The Happy Snapper,” “The Pulp Fiction” and more. I have to say that Michelle Obama really steals the stage – especially when it gets to doing the dougie.
Is she not the funnest and fiercest first lady ever? Watch the funny video from Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel below.
Josh Duhamel is very handsome- there is no denying that. But nothing makes a man sexier than when he has a few dance moves in his back pocket to win you over on the dance floor. On last night’s episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Josh and Jimmy cut a rug together with a little back beat courtesy of Jimmy’s late night band, The Roots. What got this conversation going? Talk of Fergie, Josh’s beau.
“Here’s my one concern I would have being married to Fergie—dancing. Does she make you dance?” Jimmy asked. “She’s a good dancer.” Josh replied with “We’ve danced, but I keep the expectations low.” That suddenly lead into Josh asking Jimmy to dance with him. After Jimmy displays he’s go-to move, the back-up to the bar, the boys got up infront of the desk and decided to show off.
After watching the clip a few times, I can’t help but want to hit up the club with Duhamel and test drive a few of those moves with him. Am I right?
Backstage before last night’s episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy, 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.” It’s such a cute video with all the kids joining in as well! Definitely something that will get you into the holiday spirit and Mariah’s song is up there as one of my favorite Christmas songs.
You may recall that Christina Aguilera was also recently on the show and performed “Your Body” with Fallon and The Roots, with everyone only using office supplies as instruments. More recently though, Fallon has been getting into the holiday spirit and last week performed a hilarious holiday mashup with Rashida Jones – definitely worth watching if you haven’t. Watch last night’s performance below and it’s bound to brighten your day.