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It would certainly be bad news if Seth Meyers left Saturday Night Live, as the "Weekend Update" host is one of the more consistently funny things about SNL these days. But perhaps it's time for the sketch comedy series' head writer to move on up at NBC. Meyers is reportedly in line to succeed Jimmy Fallon if and when Fallon takes over for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.
It looks like the rumors are true; Leno’s The Tonight Show days are reportedly numbered and the man who will take his place will, as previously hinted, is Jimmy Fallon. Not only that, but the change is expected to take place by the fall of 2014, and will be accompanied by a move back to New York City for the venerable late-night show.
Following a successful run on The Celebrity Apprentice, it's not entirely surprising news to learn that Arsenio Hall is making a comeback to late night talk show hosting. Prior to winning Donald Trump's favor on the NBC reality competition series, Hall was best known for hosting The Arsenio Hall Show back in the late-80s/early-90s. Well, that and playing Eddie Murphy's right-hand man Semmi in Coming To America.
So next week hasn’t officially been coined Springsteen week, but it should be. Beginning Monday, Late Night plans to kick off its Springsteen tribute with a musical appearance from the veteran musician and his E Street band. That won’t be the last we see from the band, however. The whole gang will return on Friday, March 2, for an interview and a little more music.
Perhaps the joke should never have been made. Because it was made, the lawsuit contends both Jay Leno and NBC are at fault for exposing the temple and the religion practiced in the temple to “hate” and “ridicule.” The lawsuit is seeking punitive damages and court costs.
While Saturday Night Live took a few shots at Tim Tebow a few weeks back in a sketch that poked fun of the football player’s religious enthusiasm and it looks like Jimmy Fallon took a similar approach in a musical number he performed on Late Night last night. Check it out ahead.
It’s pretty exciting when Tom Hanks announces any new TV project that he’s involved with because, well, they are all of impeccable quality. It’s no coincidence that many of his television endeavors are so good because pretty much all of them end up at the premium cabler HBO. Combine a brilliant actor and producer with the best television channel going and what you end up with are award-winning series. His next also tackles an important moment in American history: the invention of the Pop-Tart. Wait. What?
Rep. Michele Bachmann was looking for an apology from NBC over the incident on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and reports are stating that she got one. This follows a tweeted apology from the host of the late night talk show over the song choice made by the house band The Roots when the presidential candidate was making her way out to the interview chair.
In the world of late night television, there is one host who stands apart from the others. Where most of them got their start as stand-up comedians or writers, Jimmy Fallon cut his teeth at the sketch comedy giant Saturday Night Live. This may not seem like an important distinction but it's definitely one that Fallon should be taking advantage of because he can do things, like absolutely perfect impersonations of Jim Morrison, that the other hosts cannot.
Even though he has one of the more consistently funny late-night shows on television, it seems like Jimmy Kimmel is often forgotten in the Best Host conversation. Even newcomer Jimmy Fallon seems to get more talk, but I guess that's because of NBC's long-standing late-night tradition versus Jimmy Kimmel Live's relatively new entry into the format. However, Kimmel's show has an air of freshness that's often lacking in the genre and, thanks to the help of a day-timer, he's delivered another great sketch.
Conan O’Brien is visiting New York for the week, which means fans of the TBS talk show will get to see their favorite red-headed host back on the East Coast beginning with tonight’s episode. So far, during his trip, Coco managed to crash The Today Show, which you can see in this video ahead, and at some point, he may be officiating a same-sex wedding.
Last night, not only was Snooki a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live, but she was also joined by Beavis and Butt-head. If you missed the segment, which featured Butt-Head taking over for Kimmel and interviewing Snooki, you can watch it here!
What better way to reach out to the people than to stop in at a popular late-night talk show for a chat? That’s what President Barack Obama has planned during his trip to the West Coast next week. He’s set to appear on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday night.
ABC’s Nightline has garnered excellent TV kick-off week ratings. The show is up 7% compared to last year’s viewership in the same time period. However, that’s not why ABC should be patting themselves on the back. ABC should be patting themselves on the back because, for the first time ever, Nightline has beat out both The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and the Late Show With David Letterman to be king of the ratings in their time slot. Doing Ted Koppel proud, guys.
If the conclusion of the best-friendship between Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert has gotten you down, you’ll want to tune in to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight. What transpires between Colbert and Fallon is truly magical. Can’t wait? Watch their beautiful duet right here.