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People Aren't Laughing About Fallon Laughing With Trump

He did his part to normalize 'Trump's bigotry, xenophobia, and lies'

(Newser) - Donald Trump stopped by the Tonight Show on Thursday, and Jimmy Fallon woke up Friday to find himself facing wave after wave of criticism for conducting what the Huffington Post calls a "softball interview even by softball standards." Here's what the media is saying about Fallon's... More »

Obama to Congress: 'How Do You Like Me Now?'

He tells Jimmy Fallon he's genuinely worried about GOP

(Newser) - President Obama literally dropped the mic during an appearance on the Tonight Show Thursday, in which he slow-jammed the news and talked Trump, reports E! Asked if he thought Republicans were happy with the presumptive nominee, Obama replied that Democrats certainly are. "But the truth is I am actually... More »

Ellie Kemper Had a Hard Time Hiding Pregnancy

Even though 'I'm an actress, presumably'

(Newser) - Ellie Kemper announced her pregnancy Wednesday night on the Tonight Show , and from the story she told, it's somewhat surprising the news didn't leak earlier. She was supposed to ride a rollercoaster for an Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt scene she was filming, Kemper explained, but since it was still... More »

Melissa McCarthy Delivers 'Epic' Lip Sync

Totally crushes Jimmy Fallon on 'Tonight Show'

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy clearly won Monday night's Lip Sync Battle with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, with a performance that's being called " epic ," " gritty ," and " the messiest , most entertaining lip sync ever." But Fallon did give it his best shot, expertly miming... More »

Clinton: Trump Is 'More Obsessed With Me'

Says battle with him would be 'quite the showdown'

(Newser) - The position remains open: Jimmy Fallon is still interviewing candidates for president, putting Hillary Clinton in the hot seat on Thursday's episode of the Tonight Show ; Donald Trump sat for a mock job interview on Monday. Clinton had a few clever retorts to Fallon's clipboard of questions. Asked... More »

Trump Reveals His Greatest Weakness

He's 'too nice too long' and 'too bad for too long'

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon put Donald Trump on the hot seat for a "mock job interview" for president on the Tonight Show on Monday, and the result was a slightly softer side of Trump. After admitting that he did cry "when I was 1," per the New York Daily ... More »

Wiig Can't Keep it Together as Khaleesi, er, 'Karen'

Though she didn't really resemble Khaleesi

(Newser) - Kristen Wiig went on the Tonight Show last night dressed as Daenerys Targaryen, the Khaleesi from Game of Thrones, though the resemblance pretty much stopped after Wiig's blond wig, Khaleesi-like outfit, dragon prop, and hugely inconsistent accent. "Remind me again, what is your real name?" asked a laughing... More »

Fallon Stages Saved by the Bell Reunion

'Tonight Show' host has been trying to do this for years

(Newser) - During the Tonight Show's week in LA, Jimmy Fallon took another one of his trips down memory lane last night, reuniting much of the Saved by the Bell cast for a skit about Fallon's supposed days with them at Bayside High. Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack), Tiffani Thiessen (Kelly), Mario... More »

The Real Honey Boo Boo: 'A Tiny, Dimpled Monster'

Reality TV is to blame: Christy O'Shoney

(Newser) - If you watched Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson on the Tonight Show last week, you saw what you've probably come to expect from her: a sassy little girl who refused to give Jimmy Fallon a friendship bracelet and showed off her cheerleading moves. But Christy O'Shoney attended... More »

Latest Brian Williams 'Rap': Snoop's 'Gin and Juice'

'Tonight Show' viral video is pretty perfect

(Newser) - If you liked Brian Williams' "performance" of "Rapper's Delight," you'll love this version of him doing Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice." The going-viral video appeared on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show last night, and the NBC Nightly News anchor's rendition got... More »

Tonight Show Fave, Comedian David Brenner Dies at 78

Standup pioneered observational comedy of Seinfeld

(Newser) - Other veteran comics could head straight to The Tonight Show couch to banter with Johnny Carson, but David Brenner had to do a stand-up routine when he was a guest. Finally, Carson told a puzzled Brenner why. "I like to sit back, smoke a cigarette and laugh for six... More »

Brian Williams 'Rapped' Amazing 'Rapper's Delight'

Jimmy Fallon makes viral video for 'Tonight Show'

(Newser) - In a pretty fantastic video that aired last night on the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon's team pieced together dozens of news clips that resulted in a "performance" of "Rapper's Delight" by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. Weekend anchor Lester Holt and Today co-host Kathie Lee... More »

Fallon Charms on Tonight Debut

Show back in NYC after 42 years

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon took the helm of the Tonight Show last night in a star-studded debut that marked the show's return to New York City after more than 40 years in LA. The newbie's guests included Will Smith and U2—who performed new song "Invisible" on the roof... More »

Leno Says Goodbye—Again

'I don't like goodbyes, NBC does'

(Newser) - A tearful Jay Leno said a second and presumably final farewell to the Tonight Show last night after 22 years, calling himself "the luckiest guy in the world." In an unusually sentimental moment for the host, he shared that he lost his mother the first year he hosted... More »

Tonight, Jay Leno Bids Adieu to Tonight

Sandra Bullock cries; plus, what's next for Leno

(Newser) - Jay Leno will host his last episode of the Tonight Show tonight. A roundup of the news swirling around his departure:
  • Sandra Bullock appeared on last night's show, and offered a tearful tribute to Leno, according to the Hollywood Reporter . "You've always been so kind. That's
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George W. Bush's Latest Painting: Jay Leno

Former president interviewed on 'Tonight Show'

(Newser) - George W. Bush sat down with Jay Leno on the Tonight Show last night, making what NPR calls a "relatively rare appearance on national TV." (As he explained to Leno, with the late night host "about to head out to pasture ," the former president "just... More »

Kardashian: Swimsuit Pic Was 'Big Middle Finger'

Talks about weight loss with Jay Leno on the 'Tonight Show'

(Newser) - That swimsuit selfie Kim Kardashian posted to Instagram a couple weeks ago was a "big middle finger to the world," Kardashian told Jay Leno last night on the Tonight Show . All the critics who snarked about the weight she gained while pregnant "really hurt my soul,"... More »

Obama to Leno: 'We Don't Have Domestic Spy Program'

Covers a lot of ground, from Snowden to terror, on 'Tonight Show'

(Newser) - President Obama covered a lot of bases—most of them serious—in his fourth Tonight Show appearance as president. Some highlights from the Jay Leno interview, which Politico sees as part of the president's push to "get back to being Barack Obama again" and stop being the butt... More »

Jimmy Fallon: Not So Nice After All?

Axes manager before getting 'Tonight Show' gig

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon might seem like the consummate nice guy, but a story in the New York Post implies that may not actually be the case. Just before signing the deal to start hosting the Tonight Show in 2014 , Fallon dumped his longtime manager, sources say. Fallon and Eric Kranzler had... More »

Leno: Yep, I'm Gone Next Year

Jimmy Fallon expected to take over 'Tonight Show' in February

(Newser) - The worst-kept secret in Hollywood is secret no more. NBC and Jay Leno confirmed today that Leno will leave his Tonight Show in 2014 after 22 years and turn over hosting duties to Jimmy Fallon, says the Hollywood Reporter . As part of the move, Fallon will indeed bring the show... More »

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