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Watch 'Black Panther' Star Letitia Wright Freestyle on 'Fallon'

Watch 'Black Panther' Star Letitia Wright Freestyle on 'Fallon'
Black Panther star Letitia Wright faced off with one of the world's undisputed freestyle masters, the Roots' Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, in a goofy rap battle on Wednesday's Tonight Show. But a late contender, host Jimmy Fallon, may have emerged victorious.

The "Freestyle Generator" selected three words for the rappers to shoehorn into their verses. An admittedly nervous Wright was tasked with connecting "disco," "Red Lobster" and "Vibranium" (the latter a reference to the fictional metal in her blockbuster superhero film) – a task she pulled off with ease. "Me and Black Thought,
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Letitia Wright Raps About Red Lobster and Vibranium With Jimmy Fallon (Video)

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Letitia Wright Raps About Red Lobster and Vibranium With Jimmy Fallon (Video)
Avengers: Infinity War” star Letitia Wright took on The Roots’ Black Thought in a freestyle rap battle during her appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

The generator popped out words like Disco, Red Lobster and Vibranium, which Wright countered with, “I specialize in that.”

She then rapped: “Check it / Me and Black Thought / Spin your head like a disco ball / Yo, natural disaster / Call your pastor, let him pray for you, yo / Yo, let’s go grab some food at Red Lobster / Roots, tell me how I can win an Oscar / I said Red Lobster / Better tick it off / Ay, yo, yo /And I spit this flow / So free off the dong vibranium got me feelin’ oh so cold / Uh, with this flow/ Ay!”

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Black Thought was up next, and the generator spit out words Yodel, Toothbrush and Snuffleupagus.

“This is such a mean game,” Wright said after seeing the latter word.

But Black Thought slayed his turn, even managing to incorporate the difficult third word.

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“Call my car, I’m going home,” Wright said in response. “That was so good!”

For her final round, Wright had to use the words Hammer, Burrito and Benedict Cumberbatch. This round didn’t go so well, so Fall0n took the mic and did a surprise freestyle rap, finishing it with “you’re my cumberb—-!”

Wright will reprise her “Black Panther” role of Shuri in “Avengers: Infinity War,” hitting theaters on April 27.

Watch the video above.

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Claire Danes Shares "Embarrassing" Story About Filming Homeland While Pregnant

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Claire Danes stopped by The Tonight Show on Wednesday and told an "embarrassing" story about filming Homeland during her first trimester. Danes, who is now in her second trimester, said the first trimester was her "least favorite phase" because she felt "horrible." "You just feel just rotten and you're not allowed to say why," she told host Jimmy Fallon. "I was filming quite a lot but just inadvertently, like, falling asleep all the time. And it was embarrassing."  One day on set, Danes fell asleep with her face up against a crocheted bag her colleague made for her. When her team woke her up to film a close-up, she had a "crocheted indentation"...
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Letitia Wright Crushes Her Freestyle Raps on The Tonight Show

Letitia Wright Crushes Her Freestyle Raps on The Tonight Show
Cardi B has some competition! While promoting Black Panther in February, Letitia Wright revealed the fun way she and her co-stars would spend their downtime on set. "What we did a lot was have rap battles," the 24-year-old actor revealed to E! News. "I would always win, so those were pretty funny moments!" So, when Wright stopped by The Tonight Show Wednesday to promote Avengers: Infinity War, Jimmy Fallon put her skills to the test. Using a random word generator, The Roots' Black Thought and Wright took turns freestyling, since Fallon said he is "not known" for his rapping. A casual viewer might imagine it would be hard to incorporate the words "disco," "Red...
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Leslie Jones, Colin Jost to Star in ‘Baby Nurse’ for Universal

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Leslie Jones, Colin Jost to Star in ‘Baby Nurse’ for Universal
Leslie Jones and Colin Jost will star in Universal’s “Baby Nurse,” the first film that Lorne Michaels will develop under his new pact with the studio, it was announced Wednesday.

“Baby Nurse” will follow a special agent assigned to the most humbling undercover role in the history of the FBI. Written by Austin Winsberg, Michaels will be produce alongside executive producer Jost.

On Wednesday, it was announced that Universal Pictures has entered into a first-look production agreement with the Emmy-winning producer and his Broadway Video. His long-time collaborator, Erin David, will oversee the film division.

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Best known as the creator and executive producer of “Saturday Night Live,” Michaels is already part of the NBCUniversal branch. He is an executive producer of the Emmy-nominated “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Night With Seth Meyers” on NBC, as well as IFC’s “Documentary Now!”, “Portlandia” and “30 Rock.”

“Lorne Michaels is already such a vital part of the NBCUniversal family, so we are thrilled to formalize our long standing relationship with him on the film side of his company,” said Peter Cramer, president of production at Universal. “We look forward to collaborating with Lorne and his fantastic team as he continues his unparalleled run of success in producing quality, all-audience entertainment.”

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His film credits include serving as a producer on “Mean Girls,” “Baby Mama,” “Wayne’s World,” “Tommy Boy” and “Three Amigos,” the latter of which he produced and co-wrote with Steve Martin and Randy Newman. He has spent almost 30 years at Paramount Pictures with his films.

Additionally, Michaels renewed his television deals — he resigned multi-year agreements for “SNL” and extended his NBC primetime deal.

CAA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman L.L.P represented Michaels and Broadway Video in the deal.

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Lorne Michaels Signs Film Production Deal With Universal

Universal Pictures has entered into a first-look production agreement with “Saturday Night Live” creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels and his company Broadway Video, Variety has confirmed.

At the same time, Michaels has extended his deal with NBC, keeping the comedy icon in the Comcast family. NBC declined to comment, but the NBC deal is a multi-year one. Michaels’ previous film pact had been with Paramount. Both NBC and Universal share a same parent company in cable giant Comcast.

The first film being developed under the new film deal is “Baby Nurse” with Leslie Jones and Colin Jost attached to star. Austin Winsberg wrote the original screenplay about a special agent assigned to the most humbling undercover role in the history of the FBI. Michaels will produce alongside executive producer Jost, who serves as “SNL’s” head writer and “Weekend Update” co-host.

Michaels is one of the dominant forces in television comedy.
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Lorne Michaels Launches Universal Deal With Leslie Jones-Colin Jost Comedy ‘Baby Nurse’

Universal Pictures has made a first-look production deal with Lorne Michaels and his Broadway Video banner. Michaels — already ensconced at NBC as the long-running producer of Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers — extends that deal, and on the movie side, he moves from a long-term deal with Paramount Pictures. Michaels and the studio come right out of the gate with the Universal comedy Baby Nurse, from a script…
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Amy Schumer’s 12 Best Moments: From a ‘Slutty’ Tattoo Joke to That Startling Cheer Dance (Photos)

Amy Schumer’s 12 Best Moments: From a ‘Slutty’ Tattoo Joke to That Startling Cheer Dance (Photos)
Amy Schumer’s early stand-up comedy always had her playing coy, cute and humble. But she would surprise you with humor so smutty, sexual and self-deprecating. Since then, she’s blossomed as a physical comedian, a feminist and a body-positive icon without losing that innocent charm. And with her new movie “I Feel Pretty” opening Friday, she’s still surprising us. Schumer is behind a lot of great sketches on her show “Inside Amy Schumer,” from parodies of “12 Angry Men,” “Friday Night Lights” and a hacky fake talk show. But these moments are designed to highlight the best of Schumer’s range as a comedic actress.

Katie Couric

Amy Schumer practically broke Questlove when she told this story to Jimmy Fallon. Schumer took Katie Couric’s phone at a gala dinner and texted her husband saying she wanted to…well you should just watch the clip. What makes it hilarious isn’t strictly what she said but that she did it as if it was involuntary.

Bradley Cooper

Amy Schumer has a hilarious obsession with Bradley Cooper, and honestly, who would blame her? She’s mentioned on numerous talk shows and in her stand-up how she’s pestered him at awards shows, shouted his name and declared herself in a relationship with him. “He’s the type of hot that when you see him, you immediately grab your ankles,” Schumer joked on “SNL.” But Schumer isn’t just gushing; she’s creating a believable fantasy for women everywhere.

Milk Milk Lemonade

Watching “Milk Milk Lemonade” should practically come with an Nsfw warning for how much colorful, eye-popping gyrating it puts on screen. But “Milk Milk Lemonade” takes the overtly sexualized imagery so often seen in similar music videos and frames women’s bodies as something natural “where my poop comes out.” Plus it’s actually a damn catchy song.

The Foodroom

“Inside Amy Schumer” had a lot of pitch perfect parodies, but Schumer stands out the most in this Aaron Sorkin parody of “The Newsroom.” She elevates the sketch beyond putting Sorkin’s walking and talking monologues in a fast food setting, making her screwball, romantic banter hilariously smutty as well.

Golden Globes with Jennifer Lawrence

Back at the Golden Globes in 2015, one of the greatest celeb Bff pairings was born when Schumer took the stage with Jennifer Lawrence. If she’s J-Law, then Amy Schumer’s nickname is “A-Schu” (say it out loud). They look alike, sound alike, can make each other laugh, and Lawrence’s awkward, cool-girl persona is a stage presence Schumer has spent her whole career cultivating.

The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen

Schumer already appeared on “Last Comic Standing” and as a writer and actress with some visibility, but her ruthless insult comedy here was when she truly broke out, going on to earn a Comedy Central special and then her own show. She’s especially tough on Mike Tyson and his “slutty back tattoo” on his face.

Dance from Trainwreck

There are a lot of great moments from “Trainwreck,” a truly underrated recent comedy (I’m partial to this one). But even though it ends with a familiar, Hollywood ending dance scene, Schumer makes it work. She’s not just hamming it up the way Will Ferrell or Melissa McCarthy might. She’s confident and comfortable in her own skin even as she’s hilariously outmatched by the cheerleaders around her.

Last F—able Day

I hesitate to include this brilliant “Inside Amy Schumer” sketch because, by design, Schumer is the fourth funniest woman in it. But she has a way of bringing out the best in other funny ladies, and the gag is an inspired commentary about women of a certain age in Hollywood.

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Colbert Receives Third-Highest ‘Late Show’ Ratings Ever With Comey Interview

Colbert Receives Third-Highest ‘Late Show’ Ratings Ever With Comey Interview
James Comey delivered more than a little excitement to Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night — and that’s saying a lot, as the late-night host was more than a little hyped for the strongly-promoted appearance.

Along with answers to some of Colbert’s most-burning questions about his ousting by the Trump administration, the ex-FBI director also brought with him “The Late Show”s highest overnight rating on any night this season and its third-highest overnight rating ever.

Starting at 11:35 p.m., the sitdown posted a 3.5 rating/9 share for Colbert’s program that evening, and a 0.6/4 in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary data from Nielsen’s metered markets. That second number marked the program’s highest-rated Tuesday in the key demo for the season.

Also Read: Watch Stephen Colbert's Full 32-Minute Grilling of James Comey Here (Video)

The highly-anticipated interview also gifted “The Late Show” with its biggest lead over NBC’s “The Tonight Show” (1.8 percent) since its premiere back in September 2015 (which saw a 2.5 percent over Jimmy Fallon’s late-night program).

Speaking of Tuesday’s competition Colbert’s program won its times slot by around 0.1 of a point, with the “Tonight Show” putting up 1.7/5 overall and a 0.6/4 in the 18-49 range, while ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” earned a 1.5/4 and 0.4/3 in the key demo.

You can see Colbert’s full 32-minute grilling of Comey here.

The Late Show” airs weekdays at 11:35 p.m. on CBS.

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Jimmy Fallon and Robert De Niro Reminisce About First Late-Night Interview

After reuniting with Meet the Parents co-star Ben Stiller for a Saturday Night Live cameo, Robert De Niro paid a visit to The Tonight Show on Monday, where he and Jimmy Fallon reminisced about De Niro's being Fallon's first talk show guest ever.

De Niro made an appearance on the premiere episode of Fallon's Late Night in 2009. When Fallon brought up the nearly decade-old interview, De Niro replied with a simple "Yes," proving that things haven't changed much.

"Most of your answers were one-word answers, yeah," Fallon replied, laughing. "But I remember, I was so nervous."

De Niro's pre-interview antics didn't seem to...
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Somehow, Robert De Niro Has Never Seen a Dog Before (Video)

Somehow, Robert De Niro Has Never Seen a Dog Before (Video)
Robert De Niro, meet the dog. And by that, we mean the entire popular household pet species that the actor has somehow never heard of until now.

On Monday’s “Tonight Show,” Jimmy Fallon and his high-profile guest wandered the halls of 30 Rock, where they ran into this strange animal De Niro hasn’t encountered before: The domestic canine.

“Usually rabbits aren’t so big,” the Tribeca Film Festival host said at the site of a labradoodle puppy.

Also Read: 'SNL': Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller Do 'Meet the Parents' as Robert Mueller and Trump's Lawyer (Video)

A confused Fallon politely corrected his guest, who was still quite skeptical about the bizarre beast.

“I don’t trust things that lay eggs,” De Niro, who also told the NBC late-night personality that he was once “betrayed” by a cat, said.

Before agreeing to hold the pooch, the man who just played Robert Mueller on “SNL” checked with Fallon to make sure the animal was warm-blooded and didn’t have “any hidden quills or spikes that I should know about.”

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It’s safe to proceed, “Raging Bull.”

Watch the video above. No, you won’t get the full cat betrayal story.

“That’s between me and the cat,” was all De Niro would say.

Don’t let this clip get back to Jinxy from the “Meet the Parents” franchise.

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Snoop Dogg May Become a Late-Night TV Host, and Why He Doesn’t Want to Host the Oscars

Snoop Dogg May Become a Late-Night TV Host, and Why He Doesn’t Want to Host the Oscars
Snoop Dogg, late night talk show host? That could be the next evolution in the always-surprising career of the hip-hop icon, whose TBS game show “Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild,” returns on Sunday for a second season.

“It’s the best job in the world to be a game show host, coming from being a rapper and a football coach,” Snoop recently told IndieWire. “This is a comfort zone for me.”

Of course, Snoop is no stranger to the hosting world, having landed an Emmy nomination last year in the outstanding reality host category, along with Martha Stewart, for “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party.” But now, Snoop said he’s also kicking around some ideas that might put him in the same arena as Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and his old buddy Jimmy Kimmel.

“There are people reaching out to me that like what they see and like what I’m doing,
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Fans Think Emily Ratajkowski Is Pregnant After Her Cryptic Af Instagram Post

Is Emily Ratajkowski pregnant? Fans think that the model and actress is expecting her first child with her new husband Sebastian Bear-McClard after she posted a rather cryptic photo on Instagram, which quickly sparked rumors and speculation. "Bearing fruit," the 26-year-old wrote in the caption of herself perched in an orange tree, holding an orange right in front of her flat tummy. Fans immediately flooded the comments section to try to decode the meaning of her post, and maybe of them thought it was more than obvious that this is Emily's way of announcing her pregnancy. "If this isn’t a euphemism for pregnancy, I don’t know what is," one fan wrote," Is that a hint you're pregnant?" A post shared by Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) on Apr 14, 2018 at 8:14am Pdt It's unclear if fans are just reading too far into the caption or if she really is pregnant.
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Late-Night Lately: Cardi B Hosts, Conan Heads to Italy, Comedians Roast Mark Zuckerberg

The Hollywood Reporter's Late-Night Lately is a one-stop shop for all of the most memorable moments of late-night TV, coming to you each Saturday morning to ease you into your weekend.

So fill up your coffee, set your DVR for the week and sit back. Below are a few of the week's best, funniest and strangest late-night moments you can't afford to miss.

This week: Cardi B stepped in as guest host with Jimmy Fallon, Conan O'Brien went to Italy for his latest special abroad, John Oliver made his own crisis pregnancy center and the hosts zeroed in...
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Shania Twain Reveals How Her Lyme Disease Is Affecting Her New Tour: "It's Such a Silent Evil Thing"

Now that Shania Twain has kicked off her Shania Twain Now tour, the singer is speaking out about about her recent Lyme disease diagnosis is affecting her latest string of concerts. "Lyme disease does affect your life for sure. It's such a silent evil thing. A lot of the symptoms you just learn to live with. I was lucky that I caught it early. I did get a lot of damage but I'm not battling with degenerative organ issues so I feel very fortunate," Shania, 52, revealed in a new interview. "By the time you're my age, you have something. Everybody's got something in some form of their life. I'm proud of myself on one hand for persevering," she told E! News. As for Shania's pre-show ritual, the music icon admitted her traditions have changed a bit after her diagnosis. "It's more work for me now vocally because of the Lyme
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'Taxi 5': Film Review

'Taxi 5': Film Review
Released in France almost 20 years ago to the day, the original Taxi movie quickly became a national sensation. Conceived and produced by Luc Besson, the $8 million Marseilles-set action comedy raked in more then eight times its budget at the worldwide box office back in 1998, launching the careers of its two stars — not to mention its young co-star, Marion Cotillard — while spawning three successful sequels over the next decade. (This doesn’t include the woeful 2004 American remake, starring Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon in roles they’d probably like to erase from their IMDb pages.)

Even if...
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Kerry Washington and Jimmy Fallon Say ‘Not Today, Satan!’ on ‘Mad Lib Theater’ (Video)

Kerry Washington and Jimmy Fallon Say ‘Not Today, Satan!’ on ‘Mad Lib Theater’ (Video)
Kerry Washington was the guest on “The Tonight Show” on Wednesday night, and she showed off her acting chops as the latest participant in the show’s “Mad Lib Theater” segment.

After she filled in the blanks on host Jimmy Fallon’s questions with phrases like “Not today, Satan!” and “The dentist” — in response to the host’s questions like “What would you say if you saw a monster under your bed?” and “Something you hate doing” — the two took Washington’s words and headed the classroom… literally.

Washington and Fallon acted out a parent-teacher conference using the “Scandal” star’s responses. Playing a parent named Mr. Spectacularicious and a bespectacled teacher named Ms. Fluffy Girl — who discuss the travails of young Little Coconut. Unfortunately for the student of Lady Gaga Elementary School, dad isn’t thrilled with his D in “Going to the dentist” class, so he keeps yelling “Not today, Satan!”

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As you can imagine, laughs ensue.

Check out the full clip above.

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Kerry Washington's Mad Lib Theater Performance With Jimmy Fallon Is Worthy of an Oscar

Kerry Washington's Mad Lib Theater Performance With Jimmy Fallon Is Worthy of an Oscar
The Oscar for Best Actress in a Mad Lib Theater goes to Kerry Washington. Time and time again, the star has proven her acting chops with characters like Olivia Pope and Anita Hill. Well, add another unforgettable woman to the list—a New York school teacher holding a conference with Jimmy Fallon. The actress visited The Tonight Show set on Wednesday, where Mad Lib Theater was on the late-night menu. Before they could launch into a hilarious skit, they needed a script, so Fallon read off a series of prompts to Washington, including "type of nut" and "old TV show." By the time they were done, the script included Lady Gaga, "belly button" and "screwing"...
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Oh, Hello! Meet John Mulaney, the Comedian Responsible For Your Favorite SNL Jokes

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Get ready to say "Oh, hello!" to John Mulaney, Saturday Night Live's April 14 host. The 35-year-old comedian is known for his Netflix specials, voice work on Nick Kroll's show Big Mouth, and his time hosting the Independent Spirit Awards, but you might recognize his behind-the-scene talents more.

Mulaney wrote for Saturday Night Live for six seasons, beginning in 2008. He went on to win a Primetime Emmy Award in 2011 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, thanks to his work on Justin Timberlake's unforgettable singing monologue. He's also responsible for the jokes behind the beloved SNL character Stefon, made famous by Bill Hader. Hader has revealed in a number of interviews that Mulaney's humor and pranks frequently caused him to break on screen.

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In 2013, he left SNL to write and star in Mulaney, a TV show on Fox based on his own life.
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Jon Hamm, Emily Ratajkowski Get Competitive in Charades

Jon Hamm, Emily Ratajkowski Get Competitive in Charades
Jimmy Fallon met his match during Tuesday night’s Tonight Show, as he battled against Jon Hamm and Emily Ratajkowski in a game of charades.

Partnering with the model against the Beirut actor and The Roots' Tariq Trotter, Fallon was surprised after Ratajkowski was quick to guess his walrus impression as a clue for the song “I Am the Walrus.” After quickly scoring a point, the late-night host danced and celebrated eccentrically, something Hamm found confusing.

“You got one point. Feels like an outsized reaction,” Hamm quipped at the late-night host, also implying that Fallon shouldn’t celebrate just yet.

Meanwhile, Hamm...
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