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Fallon Blasts Trump on Charlottesville: 'Shameful'

Late-night host said seeing white supremacists made him 'sick to my stomach'

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon once caught a lot of flak for mussing Donald Trump's hair, but now that Trump actually is president, Fallon is getting a lot more serious, Mashable reports. On Monday's Tonight Show, Fallon addressed the violence in Charlottesville, Va., leading to the deaths of Heather Heyer and... More »

Demi Moore Says She Lost Front Teeth Due to Stress

'I sheared off my front teeth,' she tells Jimmy Fallon

(Newser) - Rough Night star Demi Moore has been having a rough time dentally: She revealed on the Tonight Show Monday that she is missing her two front teeth. After host Jimmy Fallon held up a toothless photo she had provided, Moore explained that she had lost the teeth due to stress,... More »

The Aftermath of Fallon's Famous 'Trump' Tousle

Late-night host talks about famous hair mussing, the reaction, how it has affected him

(Newser) - It was the hair tousle felt 'round the world —and it may have helped dethrone Jimmy Fallon from his perch atop of that world, Dave Itzkoff notes for the New York Times . The 42-year-old Fallon, who started hosting NBC's Tonight Show in 2014, famously drew backlash in... More »

McCarthy's 'Spicey' Hippity-Hops Back to SNL

Alec Baldwin returns as Trump, holds reality show

(Newser) - Melissa McCarthy and Alec Baldwin could be mistaken for Saturday Night Live cast members at this point in the season, reports NPR , as both returned Saturday in their recurring roles as Sean Spicer and President Trump, respectively. In the Cold Open, Baldwin held forth in the Oval Office, running through... More »

There's a New Late Night Ratings King

Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' has overtaken 'Tonight Show'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert has hit another milestone in his stunning late-night turnaround against Jimmy Fallon of NBC's Tonight Show. Colbert's Late Show won in the Nielsen ratings for the ninth consecutive time last week, his margin of 400,000 viewers the widest lead since the CBS star overtook Fallon... More »

Fallon Devotes Entire Show to Michelle Obama

A 'strong, smart' woman and 'a great dancer'

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon devoted an entire episode of The Tonight Show on Wednesday to bidding farewell to First Lady Michelle Obama, whom he called "a strong, smart, independent woman, an activist, a style icon, and a great dancer." Obama was Fallon's sole guest, though Dave Chappelle and Jerry... More »

La La Land Wins Big at Awards Show

Jimmy Fallon hosted the 2017 awards show from the Beverly Hilton

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon kicked off the 74th Golden Globes Awards Show with a musical number that incorporated many of the night's stars, followed by a moment of mild panic as he started his opening monologue and realized that his teleprompter was broken (watch his ad-lib via a video posted by... More »

How Late-Night Hosts Reacted to Trump Win

'Thank God we legalized marijuana yesterday'

(Newser) - Late-night hosts pivoted from candidate Donald Trump to President-elect Trump on Wednesday night, combining punchlines and audience group counseling after the billionaire's defeat of Hillary Clinton, the AP reports. A selection:
  • "For years I've come out every night and asked how you're doing, but I've
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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 »

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