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Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 6:10PM EDT
A Tonight Show viewer used audio filters to find out Mark Ruffalo's bleeped-out Avengers 4 title
NBC put a black bar and bleeped out the audio when Ruffalo blurted out the Avengers 4 title (possibly as a joke). Twitter user Anton Volkov was able to remove the bleep to hear what Ruffalo actually told Jimmy Fallon on Friday night's show.
Posted Sunday 10/07/18 at 5:20AM EDT
Jimmy Fallon: NBC initially didn't want me or The Roots in late-night
Fallon, who celebrates his 10th anniversary in late-night in March, credited Lorne Michaels with helping him land his role while speaking at The New Yorker Festival. Fallon says NBC was equally hesitant when he pitched the network on The Roots as his house band. NBC didn’t want the Roots. They were like, The Roots are too urban or something,” Fallon remembered. “I went, you’re totally wrong. Do you know these guys? Go see them. Have you seen them?"
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 9:05PM EDT
Stephen Colbert's Late Show beats Jimmy Fallon among total premiere week viewers, while tying in the demo
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
That's a change from a year ago, when Colbert topped Fallon in total premiere week viewers, but lost to him in the key 18-49 demographic.
Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 2:44PM EDT
Judge dismisses lawsuit from fired Tonight Show cameramen claiming Questlove had them fired for receiving racist texts
Source: Page Six
The two former cameramen accused the Jimmy Fallon bandleader of having them fired after they reported racist texts they received from a Tonight Show stagehand.
Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 1:16PM EDT
Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Hart returned to high school
Source: Entertainment Weekly
As part of Hart's co-hosting stint on The Tonight Show, he and Fallon took over a high school in Queens for a day that included gym, algebra, lunch and graduation.
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:16AM EDT
Kelly Clarkson's daytime talk show to debut on NBC stations in fall 2019 as a lead-in for Ellen
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Voice star's NBC Universal-produced daytime talk show has been sold to 30% of NBC stations less than two months after she filmed a pilot. The Kelly Clarkson Show will replace Steve Harvey's Steve talk show. "I love connecting with people, playing games, music and finding ways to help or give back to communities/organizations,” Clarkson said in a statement. “Having my own talk show where I get to do all of these things is pretty much a dream job!” Clarkson's talk show is described as a "weekday brunch party" featuring guests who would typically never meet. Clarkson's pilot featured a set dressed like a barn with guests Chloe Grace Moretz, Josh Groban and Terry Crews, as well as a group of quilting ladies from North Carolina.
- Clarkson accidentally spilled the beans on her talk show pickup while visiting Jimmy Fallon
- What will happen to Steve Harvey's Steve talk show? It's unclear, but the 7-year-old Steve has become expensive after relocating to Los Angeles
- Days of Our Lives might be the long-term casualty of Clarkson's talk show
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
Matt Czuchry got into acting after winning Mr. College of Charleston
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Resident star, who's most famous for The Good Wife and Gilmore Girls, says he won free acting classes when he competed on a male beauty pageant and was named Mr. College of Charleston 20 years ago. "You know what's crazy is because backstage everybody's making fun of the whole thing and when I saw free acting classes, it was a light bulb moment for me," he told Jimmy Fallon. "I'm like, 'I gotta win this thing. This is an opportunity.' And, you know, in your life you never know when these opportunities are gonna come and I felt it in that moment."
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Jimmy Fallon's Central Park Tonight Show will feature cameos from stars like Justin Bieber
“It’s a giant deal for us. No late night show has done it,” Fallon said of The Tonight Show tonight becoming the first-ever late-night show to broadcast from New York City's Central Park. “We have a couple of surprises,” Fallon teased to People. “We went out and already shot a thing in Central Park with a pal of ours. I don’t want to say his name (but) it rhymes with ‘Justin Greeber.’ Anyway, it’s a really dumb bit and it’s really funny.”
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Aerosmith joins Jimmy Fallon and The Roots to perform "Walk This Way" with classroom instruments
Steven Tyler and his bandmates are the latest musicians to participate in The Tonight Show's "Classroom Instruments" bit.
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 6:27PM EDT
Kevin Hart to co-host The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
Hart will sit in with Fallon on Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 1:11PM EDT
Norm Macdonald: The Tonight Show wanted me to apologize for my controversial #MeToo comments
Macdonald detailed to Howard Stern this morning how he ended up being dropped from last night's Tonight Show at the last minute following outrage over his interview with The Hollywood Reporter in which he portrayed Louis CK and Roseanne Barr as victims. According to TVLine, Macdonald said when he arrived at his dressing room, Tonight Show producers made it clear that Fallon would have to acknowledge his comments, and they urged him to apologize at the beginning of his appearance. Then Fallon himself stopped by and asked, “How should we play this?” Macdonald agreed to address the comments at the end of the interview. But Macdonald said Fallon's producers didn't like that idea, adding that they were "crying" over the idea of letting him appear on-air. “He was very broken up about it, he didn’t want this,” Macdonald said to Stern. “Jimmy said, ‘Come back whenever you want, but I think it will hurt the show tonight,'” Macdonald said, adding: “I said, ‘Jimmy, that’s the last thing I want to do, is hurt your show.” Macdonald said he understood where Fallon was coming from. “Part of the reason I love (Jimmy) is because he does nothing about the news," said Macdonald. "He’s just a song-and-dance man. He’s not a political comedian.” Macdonald, who apologized on Twitter for his comments after the cancelation, also explained to Stern that "I’m totally behind the #MeToo movement," adding that he wasn't saying what Roseanne and Louis CK have experienced "was way worse than what victims went through. What the victims went through is horrible.”
- The Tonight Show's cancelation is a reminder of how safe Fallon plays it: "Navigating complex issues presented by Macdonald’s dust-up — without fear of embarrassment — requires a host with intellectual heft, a broad sensibility and courage to confront. Jimmy Fallon has yet to prove he bears such qualities," says Colby Hall, adding: "As we saw last night, Mr. Fallon hides from the task of confronting meaningful topics moving the public discourse."
- Macdonald told Stern he was confused during his Hollywood Reporter interview because "I'm a dumb f*cking guy"
- Macdonald's "apology" was a bunch of words resembling an apology, but meant nothing at all
- Macdonald says The Comedy Cellar should give women traumatized by Louis CK's surprise standup $200 each: "I think they could get through the trauma if they were paid $200 and could buy some nice shoes."
Posted Tuesday 9/11/18 at 9:05PM EDT
Norm Macdonald apologizes for "minimizing the pain" of Louis CK and Roseanne Barr's victims
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"Roseanne and Louis have both been very good friends of mine for many years," Macdonald tweeted on Tuesday evening, hours after his controversial #MeToo comments were published in The Hollywood Reporter. "They both made terrible mistakes and I would never defend their actions. If my words sounded like I was minimizing the pain that their victims feel to this day, I am deeply sorry." Macdonald said in The Hollywood Reporter interview promoting his new Netflix show, "well, Louis and Roseanne are the two people I know. And Roseanne was so broken up (after her show’s reboot was canceled) that I got Louis to call her, even though Roseanne was very hard on Louis before that. But she was just so broken and just crying constantly. There are very few people that have gone through what they have, losing everything in a day. Of course, people will go, 'What about the victims?' But you know what? The victims didn’t have to go through that." ALSO: Macdonald doesn't seem to realize that second chances are earned. UPDATE: The Tonight Show canceled Macdonald's appearance Tuesday, saying in a statement: “Out of sensitivity to our audience and in light of Norm Macdonald’s comments in the press today, The Tonight Show has decided to cancel his appearance on Tuesday’s telecast."
Posted Tuesday 9/11/18 at 12:52PM EDT
Maya Rudolph cracks up Jimmy Fallon by doing an impression of him
Source: E! Online
The Tonight Show host gave his former SNL colleague, who was visiting with fellow SNL alum Fred Armisen, "an E for effort" for her Fallon impression.
Posted Friday 9/07/18 at 12:18PM EDT
Paul McCartney and Jimmy Fallon prank tourists on 30 Rock elevators
Watch their Tonight Show bit, surprising fans who were simply riding elevators for NBC Studios tour.
Posted Friday 8/17/18 at 1:55PM EDT
Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show will air from Central Park for one night in September
T-Mobile will present the Thursday, Sept. 13 event, with plans for a nationwide sweepstakes to send fans to New York for the special taping.