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In April, it was announced that Jimmy Fallon would be taking over hosting duties on “The Tonight Show” after Jay Leno vacates in 2014. Now, it has been announced that Fallon’s successor is going to be Seth Meyers! They couldn’t have picked a better, more suitable guy for the job.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said, “We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation. His years at SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’ desk, not to mention being head writer of the show for many seasons, helped him hone a topical brand of comedy that is perfect for the Late Night franchise.”
Lorne Michaels said, “Since 1982, there have been three Late Night hosts starting with David Letterman, and Seth couldn’t be in better company.”
Seth joked, “I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car. 12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate. I hope I can do it justice.”
What do you think of Seth Meyers taking over for Jimmy Fallon? Share your thoughts with us below!
Did you hear that, folks? Jay Leno is finally throwing in the towel on “The Tonight Show”. He is turning over the reins to the show to veteran talk show funny man Jimmy Fallon. Finally, a host that we can actually get behind!
Jay took over the show from Johnny Carson back in 1992, and eventually turned it over to Conan O’Brien in 2009. Shortly thereafter, he ousted Coco and returned to the show. That move has left a bad taste in a lot of his viewers’ mouths, so we are holding out hope that he doesn’t give a repeat performance to Jimmy this time around.
The Hollywood Reporter has more of the nifty details:
Jay Leno will conclude his 22-year run headlining Tonight in spring of next year, at which point the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon host will move up an hour to the 11:35 p.m. slot. The move also will see Tonight return to 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, where it will be executive produced by Fallon’s former Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels.
“Congratulations, Jimmy,” said Leno. “I hope you’re as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you’re the old guy. If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.”
The announcement comes just one month after The Hollywood Reporter revealed NBC was preparing an exit plan for Leno. THR further reported on Tuesday that Fallon had signed the Tonight deal and that Saturday Night Live stalwart Seth Meyers is being eyed as his Late Night replacement.
Will you tune in to watch “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon”? It has a nice ring to it, no?
Jay Leno must have heard the rumors that he was gearing up to get replaced with Jimmy Fallon by the head honchos over at NBC, because he doubled down on the funny — twice in one night! ZING!
During his monologue, he took the opportunity to nail it to the network TWICE!
He said, “Doctors in Canada were shocked after pulling a three-inch knife blade from the back of a 32-year old man. The knife had been in there for three years! Imagine that, the guy had a knife in his back for three years. He must’ve worked at NBC too. I was stunned by that.”
Afterward, he joked, “Have you heard about this alleged feud that I’m having with NBC? I think it’s going to be OK. This is real: I had dinner last night with a bunch of NBC executives. To make it up to me, what they did, they are sending my wife and I on an all expenses paid Carnival cruise. How about that? So it looks like it’s going to be OK. Fantastic!”
At the end of next year, it’s being rumored that Jay will be replaced by Jimmy. As much of a stranger he is to comedy, these last few days, he’s had a few zingers. Who knew?!?
What do you think should happen with Jay Leno? Should he be replaced by Jimmy Fallon? Should they wait until the end of next year to give him the boot? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below!
As we’ve previously reported, Jimmy Fallon might be looking to fill Jay Leno’s shoes on “The Tonight Show” as its official host for the 2013-14 season. Be that as it may, but it leaves a void in the late night spot for the network. Enter Howard Stern….possibly!
Even for late night, it’s hard to imagine he’ll be tame enough for network TV. After it leaked last week that Jimmy Fallon is likely to take Jay Leno’s 11:30 p.m. time slot in 2014, new rumors are abounding as to who will take Fallon’s late-show spot. One of the rumored contenders? Shock jock Howard Stern. A source at NBC tells the New York Post that Stern is seriously being considered for the gig. Stern’s agent and NBC have so far declined to comment on the rumor.
“Page Six” reports that anything regarding Howard taking the soon-to-be open late night slot is being kept hush hush:
His agent, Don Buchwald, says he won’t comment on clients, and NBC’s new head of late night, Doug Vaughan — an old friend and former colleague — has literally gone radio-silent.
We would love it if Howard Stern had his own spot on late night television. What do you think? Hit the comments with your thoughts!
Hat tip: Scottie and Chris Z.
Is Jimmy Fallon going to be replacing Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show” for the 2013-14 season? If so, it wouldn’t be because he [Leno] really wants to step down. Of course, we all remember how Leno did Conan O’Brien when he tried to step down the first time back in 2010. A short while later after his show tanked in the ratings, he insisted that he take the reins back over from Conan.
Now, it appears that Jay might be replaced against his own will. Reportedly, Jimmy Fallon will be announced as the new host of the show in the summer. A source close to the situation said that the network wanted to bring Jimmy Fallon in to combat Jimmy Kimmel’s move to the 11:35PM time slot.
A source said, “The more time Jimmy Kimmel is in that slot, the more the young audience goes that way, the harder it is for [Fallon] to keep that audience.”
Another source revealed, “Kimmel has done extremely well. Jay wins overall, but on any given night, it’s neck-and-neck in 18-49. I understand where they might have fear and also feel that they own the solution [in Fallon].”
Which late night host do you prefer to watch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
As Jimmy Fallon screeched over and over “Let Us Play With Your Look”, Lindsay Lohan emerged from the back of the audience. She walked through the crowd, motioned for a guy to follow her on stage and proceeded to “play with his look”.
So basically, Lindsay snubbed Barbara Walters to sit down with Jay Leno and do really dumb, unfunny skits on Jimmy Fallon. Babs must be livid!
Watch the video below:
Lindsay looked strangely uncomfortable as Jimmy (in character) fell over on the rug and got swooped up backstage. She messed her victim’s hair up into a faux-hawk and then it was weirdly as if she had absolutely no idea as to what she was going to do next.
After her momentary lapse of reason, Lindsay scurries off to the back curtains looking frantically for an exit. With all of the crack shenanigans this girl has gotten herself into, we are honestly not sure if she is acting or if this is real. What do you think?
John Mayer, once known as a complete a-hole, is becoming nicer and more gentlemanly. He recently has been promoting his newest album on the show “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”. On the show, he discussed how his most recent attempt to dazzle a woman played out. He was putting “Fifty Shades Of Grey” into a song for her. This is a super cheesy attempt to get a girl to like you.
“I was trying to impress her, and she had [the book] on her Kindle,” Mayer said. “And so I said, ‘I’m going to sing it to you.’” He continued, “So I sang her one of the pages of Fifty Shades of Grey.” After he revealed her hilarious reaction by saying, “She fell to the ground … laughing.” This guy is a pathetic loser and a disgrace to all of men around the world. This guy tries to be nice and he realizes that he just makes himself look even more retarded.
“I’ll never be that cool,” Mayer admitted to Jimmy. He could say that again. Take her on a romantic date. Don’t sing a controversial book to her.
Jimmy Fallon broke out his best Robert Pattinson impression for a holiday-themed episode of his show, titled, Robert Is Bothered. He was dressed as Rob’s Twilight character, Edward Cullen. Nice touch!
You know what bothers Robert the most this time??? The holidays!!!
He said, “Holidays bother me. Shopping bothers me. Christmas shopping bothers me! Christmas shopping is stupid!”
See the hilarious video HERE!
The Pussycat Dolls performed their “Slumdog Millionaire” smash hit dance song, “Jai Ho” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday.
Check it out:
The song is so catchy. Are you digging it?
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