In news that surprises no one, Jimmy Fallon has inherited 'The Tonight Show' from Jay Leno. NBC confirmed rumors on Wednesday that Fallon would be taking over for Leno next Spring, and both hosts took the chance to address the the big news during their shows.
"Hello! Welcome! This is Late Night with Jimmy Fallon…For now, Fallon joked during Wednesday's taping. He went on to say, "You guys probably heard the news – I’m going to be taking over the Tonight Show next February! But don’t worry. Until February, our focus is right here on whatever this show is called…I want to thank everyone here at Late Night, the staff, the crew, and of course The Roots. I have to say thanks to Jay Leno for being so gracious. It means so much to me to have his support. I just want to thank the fans for staying up to 12:35am and watching us."
Of course Jay couldn't help taking another swipe at NBC's low ratings, and his old rival David Letterman during his monologue.
"I got to be honest with you, I had a really awkward day today. I had to call David Letterman and tell him he didn't get 'The Tonight Show' again. Awful! Terrible." If that didn't make you roll your eyes, he also said, "I have just one request for Jimmy: We've all fought, kicked and scratched, to get this network up to fifth place, now we have to keep it there! Jimmy, don't let it slip into sixth!
Letterman also addressed the news on his show, getting in a dig at Leno and NBC's history of backtracking.
"It seems like we just went through this. Didn't we just go through this? Jay Leno now is being replaced, and this is the second time this has happened. I mean, it's crazy. He's being replaced by a younger late-night talk show host — what could possibly go wrong? Honestly. They had pretty good luck with this in the past."
The man has a point. Is Jay really leaving this time around? I don't hate Leno or anything, but the way he and the network screwed over Conan O'Brien back in 2010 left a bad impression that has made me dislike him ever since. To be fair, some of 'The Tonight Show''s issues during Conan's short lived stint were O'Brien's fault. I didn't think he would bring in the silly sketches that made him so likable on 'Late Night,' but there was something missing that kept me, a Conan fan, from tuning in.
I wish Jimmy luck, and if the other rumors are true and the show will be moving back to New York, I don't think Fallon will have the same trouble with the show that Conan did. Of course, now Fallon will be going up against Letterman, and the other other Jimmy, but given the success Kimmel has had this might show that the younger, and frankly funnier, guys are taking over. But can we get a female or minority late night host, please?!
Written by: Brittani
NOTE FROM TRENT:
Nine Inch Nails are touring this year.
I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked - which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.
The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Josh Eustis, Ilan Rubin, and me. The first shows will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the US this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014.
Lots of details and dates to come. See you soon.
I'll wait for the screams to die down.
Okay. I KNOW, RIGHT??? We've also got How to Destroy Angels (Trent's project with his wife Mariqueen Maandig and longtime collaborators Rob Sheridan and Atticus Ross,) releasing their debut album Welcome Oblivion March 5th.
all of us aren't that into HTDA 'round these parts, but we'll give a shout-out anyway. Our disdain stems from a rather One Direction-y fangirl attitude that Trent was saving himself for US. Hush up.) Ew.
Seriously though? Look. At. Trent. He has GREYHOUNDS. He's so cuuute.
DivaJulia and Brittani ARE "Sara and Susie".
Seriously. How cute is Mimoo? Jimmy Fallon always brings out the best and silliness in his guests and I kind of love Mariah for this:
I do wish Dem Babies Mama had dressed-down a bit, though. Mom jeans, KEDS and a puff-paint sweatshirt would have been AWESOME.
p.s. Dem Babies?? GORGEOUS children.
Jimmy Fallon celebrated his 38th birthday Wednesday by having his friend and 'Saturday Night Live' alum Maya Rudolph as a guest on 'Late Night.' During the interview, Maya talked about how she and friend always wanted to start a Prince cover band, but only recently had the time to do it after having 5 kids between the two of them. So what better way to debut Princess than on Jimmy' show where they were backed by The Roots.
This might be the first time that "Darling Nikki" has been performed uncensored on television. I say might because the Foo Fighters and Cee Lo covered the raunchy song during that god awful VMAs back in 2007. Either way, it was awesome and I hope to hear more from Princess. Maya is mostly known for being a comedic actress but she has dabbled in music, outside of Whitney Houston skits on SNL, check out her duet with Matt Sharp of The Rentals called "Not Tonight."
Written by: Brittani
I don't know about you, but I always figured our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln had a deep, quiet tone to his voice. Not true, says Lincoln historian, Harold Holzer.
When the Lincoln trailer finally debuted, it caused a slight stir of confusion, as the voice Day-Lewis uses for the character seems a bit higher than we may have expected. “When we finally match the voice to the face, it almost seems a little bizarre to not only associate Lincoln with that higher voice, but to hear it come from Daniel “I Drink Your Milkshake” Day-Lewis,” remarked MTV News.
Day-Lewis was ultimately exonerated for his Lincoln voice, as famed Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer told Smithsonian Magazine that Lincoln’s voice was likely higher that we assume. “Lincoln’s voice, as far as period descriptions go, was a little shriller, a little higher,” Holzer said.
Let's listen, shall we?