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It’s The Handmaids vs. The Pearsons!
The dust is only beginning to settle from this morning’s Emmy nominations announcement, but Team TVLine is already looking ahead to the Sept. 17 ceremony — specifically the Outstanding Drama Series duel between NBC’s This Is Us and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. In the latest edition of the TVLine Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Michael Ausiello, Editor-at-Large Matt Mitovich, Executive Editor Kim Roots and Senior Digital Editor Andy Swift weigh in which of the two breakout dramas is the bigger frontrunner heading into the CBS-televised kudoscast.
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- Lars Brandle, Billboard
Their "Name That Song Challenge" followed straightforward rules. The Roots pick a tune – this set was heavy on 1980s radio hits – and play it one instrument at a time, usually leading with a synthesizer line. The contestants are equipped with buzzers; whoever rings first gets to name the track.
Fallon dominated the first half of the game, quickly identifying A-Ha's "Take on Me" and Toto's "Africa." He chortled with glee after »
Rae Sremmurd celebrated Swae Lee's birthday with a performance of their new SremmLife 2 track "Swang" on The Tonight Show Wednesday. Swae and his co-emcee Slim Jxmmi took the stage with the Roots, who provided the song's bass-heavy beat and syrupy synths.
Swae Lee commandeered the cut, jumping easily between spitting bars to crooning the end of the defiant hook in his surprisingly delicate falsetto: "Hop out, drop, top, got y'all talkin' I need it right now/ Cash in the air, yeah, what goes up gotta come down."
Rae Sremmurd released SremmLife 2 last August, »
Burbank, CA (June 06, 2017) – Just in time for Arrow’s sixth season on The CW, viewers can catch up with the thrilling series as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-rayTM and DVD on September 19, 2017. Averaging 3 million viewers weekly for each original episode, Arrow is the #2 series on The CW season to-date amongst Adults 18-34, behind only The Flash.* The release contains all 23 exhilarating episodes from the fifth season, the show’s 2016 Comic-Con Panel, never-before-seen featurettes, and much more. Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season is priced to own at $49.99 Srp for the DVD and $54.97 Srp for the Blu-ray which includes a Digital Copy. Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season is also available to own on Digital HD via purchase from digital retailers.
*Source: Nielsen National TV View Live + 7 Day Ratings, excluding repeats, specials, and <5 telecasts; 16-17 Season To-Date = 9/19/16-1/22/17
In Season Five, newly appointed »
- ComicMix Staff
Miley Cyrus concluded her day-long NBC takeover with back-to-back appearances on The Tonight Show and Late Night Wednesday. The pop star began her day on Today, promoting her new single "Malibu," and that night unveiled her latest shocking career turn when she interrupted Jimmy Fallon's monologue dressed as The Tonight Show's beloved character, Hashtag the Panda (previously played by Ben Stiller and Chris Rock).
After Fallon joked about President Donald Trump canceling a trip to China when he learned the country didn't have a single Panda Express, Cyrus »
RelatedCBS Fall Schedule: Young Sheldon Lands Post Big Bang Slot
Here at TVLine, we immediately jumped at the chance to screen each trailer — which you can also do by clicking here — and we’re ready to divulge our totally unfiltered, brutally honest snap judgments. (Also included: Reactions to the first trailer for CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery, which you can view here.)
Some people collect comics, others collect rocks, but Seth Rogen has an unusual collectable item and he showed it off on his social media accounts. Related: Seth Rogen Proudly Joins University of Vermont Fraternity This week Rogen, 35, revealed on Twitter that he snagged the Roots’ drummer’s comb while hanging out on “The Tonight Show Starring […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
Anne Hathaway isn't afraid to sing a little tune. But the Les Miserables and Colossal star had no idea what she was getting into when she agreed to play a game of "Google Translate Songs" with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. The premise was simple enough: take some hits and put them through the sometimes unreliable app.
Hathaway went first, trying her hand at that smash song by The Weeknd, "My Front is Not Felt" (aka "Can't Feel My Face"). With the Roots providing the track, Hathaway sang the following nonsense chorus: "In your presence my front is not »
- Gil Kaufman, Billboard
Amazon has teamed with Grammy-winning hip-hop band The Roots and their Passyunk Productions to develop an animated children's series, South Street Sounds (working title), along with a live-action children's series. Both projects will be executive produced by The Roots' Tarik Trotter and Ahmir Thompson, their manager Shawn Gee (Soundclash) for Philly Films, and Brian Sher (Boss) for Category 5 Entertainment. Written by Becky Friedman (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) and… »
Welcome to the ballroom, Dancing With the Stars fans -- after two eliminations into season 24, the competition is really heating up! While Normani Kordei and Val Chmerkovskiy topped the leaderboard last week with their steamy routine to "Hey Big Spender," we'll have to wait and see if their skills will hold up on Monday, as Nancy Kerrigan and Artem Chigvintsev, and Heather Morris and Alan Bersten are leading closely behind. Stay tuned because Et is bringing you all the DWTS coverage with weekly recaps, and breakdowns of all the standouts, surprises and slip-ups.
Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays on ABC.
Sheeran pumped a banana-shaped shaker for extra percussion and sang over a mix of xylophone, kazoo and ukulele. The busy arrangement was a far cry from the sparse pop of the studio version of "Shape of You," but the performance still captured the song's playfulness, especially as the Roots hummed the song's rumbling backing vocals.
"Shape of You" will appear on »
Ed Sheeran has delivered some unique performances during the course of his career, but playing his new track “Shape of You” on child’s classroom instruments, backed by Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, is arguably right up there. Keeping time with a banana-shaped shaker, Sheeran sings the tune in the “Tonight Show” music room for Monday’s […] »
- Brent Furdyk
Jimmy Fallon headed into the crowd to mine source material for his trusty house band. With Valentine's Day and the NBA All-Star Game around the corner, Fallon asked audience members to answer hypothetical-yet-topical questions: "If you could make up your own candy heart, what would it say?" "If you owned your own basketball team, what would it be called?"
The Roots' Black Thought came up with a few whimsical lyrics based around the answers. »
Kristen Stewart and Big Sean joined Jimmy Fallon and the Roots' Tariq Trotter for a game of "Facebreakers" on The Tonight Show. Stewart will be hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, and Big Sean just released his album I Decided.
For the game, the four participants paired off to throw footballs at glass squares featuring prints of Stewart and Fallon's faces. The Super Bowl-appropriate game led to some jokes from Big Sean about having to "throw balls at [Fallon's] face." After a tough start from Stewart, whose first throw bounced off the glass, »
Jimmy Fallon knew just whom to turn to for all of his Golden Globes needs.
Questlove, who is this year’s musical director, revealed that he helped Fallon prepare for his hosting duties — even if it was in the middle of the night.
“Usually with Jimmy Fallon it starts with a call at one in the morning with a bunch of exclamation points,” the Roots drummer told People Deputy Editor Jd Heyman on the People and Entertainment Weekly live pre-show. Like, ‘Hey how about!’ And then you have to make it happen.”
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16 items from 2017
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