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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...

Latest Brian Williams &#39;Rap&#39;: Snoop&#39;s &#39;Gin and Juice&#39;
Latest Brian Williams 'Rap': Snoop's 'Gin and Juice'
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Leno Says Goodybe&mdash;Again
 Leno Says Goodbye—Again 

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...

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
...

Romney Slow-Jams With Fallon
 Romney Slow-Jams With Fallon

Romney Slow-Jams With Fallon

The 'Mitt man' probably won't be launching a rap career

(Newser) - "You gotta listen to the Mitt man," intones Jimmy Fallon, as he and Mitt Romney slow-jammed the news last night. Fallon worked in some digs about "47%" and the like, but Romney laughed along. Real Clear Politics has a few other clips from his visit, which included...

Springsteen, Fallon Tweak Christie on Bridge Scandal

Perform 'Governor Chris Christie's Fort Lee, NJ, Traffic Jam' on 'Late Night'

(Newser) - Chris Christie may have just hit bottom: The New Jersey governor is such a huge fan of Bruce Springsteen that he actually wept when the Boss hugged him . But last night, hours after Christie's State of the State speech , Springsteen joined Jimmy Fallon on Late Night to bash the...

Stars Clog SNL's Christmas Episode

Fallon, Timberlake joined by Bloomberg, McCartney

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live had itself a merry little star-studded Christmas episode last night, with SNL alum Jimmy Fallon guest hosting, while Justin Timberlake played musical guest ... though as Kevin Rutherford at Billboard notes, "for all intents and purposes, think of him as a backup host of sorts." The...

Jay Leno's Last Show: February 6

Jimmy Fallon takes over after the Olympics

(Newser) - Jay Leno's last night hosting his Tonight Show will be February 6, reports Deadline.com . And this time , it's expected to stick. The decision means that Leno will host right up until the Winter Olympics begin on NBC, and Jimmy Fallon will take over after they end on...

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...

Leno: Yep, I&#39;m Gone Next Year
 Leno: Yep, I'm Gone Next Year 

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...

Leno, Fallon Duet on Tonight's Future

Hosts show their friendship, West Side Story -style

(Newser) - Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon have had it up to here with hearsay about the Tonight Show's future, and they're doing something about it: singing. The two hosts launched into a version of "Tonight, Tonight" from West Side Story last night, reflecting on what's next for...

Critics 'Despise' Leno—But Audiences Adore Him

NBC is making a mistake: Howard Kurtz

(Newser) - To hear the media tell it, it's about time NBC kicked Jay Leno to the curb . TV critics hate Leno—you can see it in the way they're covering this newest debacle—but most of the country loves him, Howard Kurtz points out on CNN . Leno has the...

Leno Won't Let Up on NBC Jokes

He slams network again, twice, amid speculation on Fallon taking over

(Newser) - He just can't stop , apparently. Jay Leno kept up the NBC jokes last night amid speculation that the network is getting ready to replace him with Jimmy Fallon next year, reports Entertainment Weekly . The latest offerings:
  • “Doctors in Canada were shocked after pulling a three-inch knife blade from
...

Leno Bashes NBC Amid Fallon Rumors

'Tonight Show' host hits network 3 nights in a row

(Newser) - Hmm, can anyone think of a reason Jay Leno might be unhappy with NBC? Amid rumors that he's being replaced as Tonight Show host by Jimmy Fallon, Leno has mocked his network for the past three nights, the AP reports. Late night hosts often take potshots at the hand...

Fallon Replaces Leno Next Year
 Fallon Replaces  
 Leno Next Year 
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Fallon Replaces Leno Next Year

Show will move back to New York in new studio, says NYT

(Newser) - Those murmurings about Jimmy Fallon replacing Jay Leno next year? OK, they're still rumors, but three different outlets—the New York Times , the LA Times , and the Hollywood Reporter —now say it's a done deal, with the only question being the timing. The best bet seems to...

Is NBC Talking Exit Plan for Leno?

Sources say network is worried about losing young audience, eying Jimmy Fallon

(Newser) - The end could be nigh again for Jay Leno: The Hollywood Reporter , citing "two high-level industry sources," says that NBC is looking to make the 2013-2014 season of the Tonight Show the comedian's last. Leno's heir apparent this time around? Jimmy Fallon, as the network reportedly...

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