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12:45pm: NBC begins to wrap up past the 90-minute mark. Greenblatt says they’ve been planning this Upfront for five months, and introduces the Roots for one last performance as suits dash for the exits.
12:38pm: Hands down the funniest part of the presentation is the Leno-Fallon duet, a belting medley covering all aspects of NBC. “Maybe NBC will beat Univision,” Leno croons. When Fallon sings that Greenblatt makes good decisions, Leno chirps back, “What about ‘Ready for Love’?”
12:34pm: Select clips from “SNL” play after an intro from Paul Telegdy, and end up garnering the most laughs of the entire presentation. Segs from Leno and Fallon also perform well in room, reminding the aud of NBC’s strength in latenight, even after the PR mess that was the “Tonight Show” baton handoff.
12:29pm: Greenblatt takes a moment towards the end of the presentation »
- AJ Marechal
Vince Vaughn embraced to his stand-up comedic roots last night, as he returned to Studio 8H to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ for the first time in 15 years. There were several highlights from last night’s episode, including Bill Hader’s Al Pacino biopic series, Jason Sudeikis and Kenan Thompson’s take on “Accidental Racist” as Brad Paisley and LL Cool J during the ‘Weekend Update’ segment and two performances from R&B singer Miguel. NBC also released a bonus web exclusive dress rehearsal sketch featuring the new Bathroom Cobra. The full episode and clips from the show, featuring Vaughn and Miguel, can be viewed on the ‘Saturday Night Live’ section on NBC’s official [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
When the world tuned in to watch Oprah interview Lance Armstrong last year, talkshow host Jimmy Fallon landed the scoop everyone had been waiting for: the testimony of Armstrong's closest accomplice – his bike. "I did notice he was riding me really fast … especially uphill," the racing cycle confessed when asked the crucial question on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, "did he know his rider was taking performance enhancing drugs?". The audience cackled; Fallon barely kept a straight face, and the producers of his popular talk show probably knew they weren't going to be able to keep hold of his silliness and charm for much longer.
And so, to plenty of noise in the Us last week, 38-year-old Fallon was announced as the replacement for Jay Leno, »
The rumors are true: Justin Timberlake will release another new album in 2013. Speaking with Ryan Seacrest on Monday night at an event for Timberlake's comeback album, "The 20/20 Experience," the singer revealed his newest disc is only the first half of the experience; part two, a second album with 10 more tracks, will arrive later this year.
That news was hardly surprising as Roots drummer Questlove spoiled Timberlake's surprise over the weekend by posting about it on a message board at his site, Okayplayer.com. Timberlake had spent a week with Questlove and The Roots on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," and the drummer also acted as DJ before Timberlake's "surprise" show at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas on Saturday night.
i will say the album is Overly ambitious. like a Lot of ideas crammed into one. spoiler alert. 20/20 Vol 2 comes out in nov. (10 songs now.....10 songs later= 20 vision) i admire »
- Christopher Rosen
Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" might not drop until Tuesday, but there is already talk of a second volume hitting shelves in just a few months.
Timberlake will reportedly release Vol. 2 of "The 20/20 Experience" in November with 10 more songs, MTV News notes. The news came from Roots drummer Questlove, who performed with Timberlake on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and DJ'ed before his South by Southwest (SXSW) show on Saturday.
Questlove first broke the Timberlake news on an Okayplayer.com message board on Saturday. The Philadelphia native offered up the alleged spoiler in response to a post about the New York Times's critical review of Timberlake's comeback album, according to Billboard.
i will say the album is Overly ambitious. like a Lot of ideas crammed into one. spoiler alert. 20/20 Vol 2 comes out in nov. (10 songs now.....10 songs later= 20 vision) i admire the balls it took to make this record. cause »
- The Huffington Post
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson — Nyu professor, heartbeat of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and music historian reporting from the trenches — is publishing a memoir. Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove will break down the Roots bandleader's upbringing in 1970s Philadelphia, "pivotal moments in black music and pop culture," and encounters with "some of the lates, the greats, the fakes and the true originals of the music world," including Jay-z, Stevie Wonder, Kiss, and hopefully Bill Cosby that one time on Late Night. The memoir is due June 18 from Grand Central Publishing, the same imprint responsible for books by Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Ellen DeGeneres, and, soon, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. Now go look at the full Mo' Meta Blues jacket cover. So good. »
- Zach Dionne
The 63rd Berlinale is coming to a close, and the awards have been announced!
Golden Bear - Child's Pose, directed by Călin Peter Netzer
Jury Grand Prix - An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker, directed by Danis Tanović
Best Actor - Nazif Mujić, An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker
Best Screenplay - Closed Curtain, written by Jafar Panahi
Outstanding Artistic Contribution - Cinematographer Aziz Zhambakiyev, for Harmony Lessons
Best First Feature Award
The Roots are working on a record with Elvis Costello that should be out later this year. Roots drummer and resident good guy Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson tells Billboard that the collaborative project was sparked by Costello’s three appearances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. “It was really love at first sight,” Questlove said. “The second time he came on, we surpassed the first one. So by the third time, he was like ‘Let’s stop messing around and do something together.’” That "something" turned into Costello and The Roots recording about 20 songs together, 12 to 14 of which »
8 items from 2013
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