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Letterman Explains How He'd Handle Trump

"If I had a show, I would have gone right after him"

(Newser) - David Letterman hosted Donald Trump frequently during his 33 years in late-night TV, and it was a relationship Letterman enjoyed, telling the New York Times that Trump "could just take a punch like nothing" and thus was "the perfect guest." But in the interview, Letterman says he... More »

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 »

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 »

Colbert Is Turning Off Conservative Viewers

And that's bad for his ratings and CBS

(Newser) - Ten weeks after his debut as host of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert is falling behind in the late night race, Mediaite reports. And the answer why seems obvious: "Old Comedy Central habits die hard." Colbert is alienating conservative viewers with jokes at the expense of such targets... More »

Jimmy Fallon Hurts Other Hand

He fell while holding bottle of Jagermeister

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon's hands are having a very rough year. TMZ reports that the Tonight Show host—who spent 10 days in intensive care after a gruesome injury to his left hand in July —ended up back in a hospital in Massachusetts on Saturday night after injuring his right... More »

Jimmy Fallon's Finger Injury Was Insane, Gruesome

To fix it, they had to take a vein from his foot

(Newser) - Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon spent 10 days in a hospital intensive care unit after tripping in his kitchen and injuring a finger so badly it required six hours of microsurgery to save. The comic was back at work yesterday for the first time following the June 26 accident in... More »

Fallon Needs Surgery on Hand, Cancels Taping

He injured it somehow late last night

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show will be an unscheduled repeat tonight because the celeb injured his hand last night and had to cancel today's taping. It's still not clear what happened, but it was serious enough to require minor surgery, reports the Daily News . Fallon had been in... More »

Fallon, Jeb Bush Slow Jam the News

Or should we say, the 'white LeBron'

(Newser) - Now that he's an official candidate, Jeb Bush got the "slow jam" treatment on Jimmy Fallon's show last night on NBC . Among other things, he picked up the nicknames the "white LeBron," "little Jebby," "Jebediah," and "master debater." Fallon... More »

Fallon, Timberlake Lead SNL's Star-Studded 40th

Eddie Murphy makes an odd return to the show

(Newser) - Live from New York, it was a Sunday night, but a swath of legendary entertainers nevertheless came together to fete Saturday Night Live on its 40th anniversary. The SNL 40 special featured appearances from current and former cast members, film icons, and musical guests like Paul McCartney and Kanye West.... 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 »

5 Celeb Couples Who Used Surrogate Moms

Including one couple who had twins

(Newser) - Sometimes celebrity babies come into the world via a surrogate mom—and Radar rounds up 10 such cases. A sampling:
  • Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick used a surrogate mother to give birth to their twins , and during the pregnancy, Parker feared for the surrogate mom's safety thanks to
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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 »

David Letterman Retiring in 2015

He's announcing it on tonight's show

(Newser) - David Letterman is signing off after more than 30 years in the late-night business, reports TVLine.com . The host said during the taping of tonight's show that he will step down in 2015, reports AP . Bassist Mike Mills of REM, who appears on the show, first broke the news... More »

Jimmy Fallon, Rahm Jump in Icy Chicago Lake, Raise $1M

'Tonight Show' host even dressed for the occasion

(Newser) - The 32 degrees of Lake Michigan presumably drew a few blue words from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but a suit-and-tie-clad Jimmy Fallon outright screamed and raced for the shore this morning as the pair headlined the Windy City's Polar Plunge—and helped pull in more than $1 million for... 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 »

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