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On the eve of his momentous transition from 12:30 to 11:30, Jimmy Fallon is about to get plenty of attention, and it begins Dec. 21, with his second-time host stint on "Saturday Night Live." Justin Timberlake is musical guest, and you already know about the long and memorable Fallon/Timberlake association. (Oh, and Kings of Leon is musical guest on the 14th.)
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Earlier this week, Tuesday to be exact, "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" named Josh Lieb as the top producer as well as chief of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," which arrives Feb. 17.
This was one of those moves that instantly raised eyebrows, questions and chatter: Why would Fallon change producers now after earlier naming "Late Night" veteran Amy Ozols...Read more »
This is on our trending-worldwide-about-to-go-viral radar: Miley Cyrus performing an a capella version of "We Can't Stop" with the Roots and Jimmy Fallon. Word of reassurance: It's better than the one she performed with Robin Thicke.
(By the way, what NBC show hasn't Miley been on the last few days? This isn't a quiz or a trick question -- I do believe she's been on every single show on the NBC air. She is busy.)
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Welcome to movies, miniseries and -- what the heck -- let's do reality and variety series too, in today's Emmys' picks. The minis category is always a good one, thanks to HBO. And as you will notice below, HBO will most assuredly will win something this Sunday.
LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE: Michael Douglas, "Behind The Candelabra," HBO; Matt Damon, "Behind The Candelabra,"...Read more »
Of all the ridiculous things that have consumed the Internet in recent weeks, this has created a big stir: Ben Affleck as Batman is not a good thing. Who knows why so many apparently feel this way, but fans do have a way of hating on something until they love on something. It's either a great overwhelming comic-connish passion or a dark fury fueled by hate.
There is no middle ground. Affleck stepped into this when he agreed to assume probably the most iconic role in pop culture, so he shouldn't have been surprised by the reaction, but apparently he was. He addressed all this on last night's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Go to 1:50 in this clip for further talk about Affleck and Batman.
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Yesterday, this "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" digital original arrived, parodying "Breaking Bad" - and parodies, not imitations, are the sincerest form of flattery. But best here are the cameos - you should be able to anticpate a few of these, possibly not the last one. Won't spoil it for you...
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Jimmy Fallon will present Justin Timberlake with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs Sunday night. The logic of this needs no explanation -- Timberlake hasn't just become one of late night TV's most relaibly entertaining guests, but co-creator and presenter of "Late Night's" (arguably) most successful ongoing "element" (for want of a better word) during the Fallon...Read more »