Can't get enough of Benedict Cumberbatch's sexy voice? Watch his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that will absolutely knock your ... um, socks ... off, plus the rest of the late night highlights from this post-holiday week.Check back here every week to see the latest late night show highlights at Hollywood.com.
Rhythm and CumberbatchFor those looking for the perfect mix of high and lowbrow, watch Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) read the actual lyrics of R. Kelly's song "Genius."
Honoring MadibaOn Thursday, the world mourned when it was announced that Nelson Mandela, the beloved former South African president and anti-apartheid revolutionary, passed away at the age of 95. On that night R. Kelly performed his song "Soldier's Night" as a tribute to Mandela on The Arsenio Hall Show.
A Break From MayhemCraig Ferguson took pause from his usual opening comical intros to pay respects to the late Nelson Mandela. But rather than let himself speak about the South African humanitarian, Ferguson passed the honors to someone who knew him personally by showing a 2009 clip of Archbishop Desmond Tutu telling a story about the kindness Mandela often displayed.
Thirty Seconds to DallasHe's certainly come along since his days as Jordan Catalano from My So Called Life. Thirty Second to Mars' Jared Leto dropped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to talk about his buzzworthy role as a transgender woman in The Dallas Buyers Club.
A Surprise VisitThe Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons treated a very lucky woman (who coincidentally looked a lot like his sitcom co-star Mayim Bialik) from the audience of Conan to an impromptu tour to the set of his show.
A McNasty ComboStephen Colbert gave his "Thought for Food" regarding the trans fat ban and the dubious origins of McDonald's elusive McRib.
Dance-off, Round 2Two Detroit Pistons fans reignited their choreographed rivalry and extended their viral celebrity status when they battled on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this past Tuesday.
IHOP for MoneyConan O'Brien tried to sell out by shooting a commercial for the very lucrative breakfast chain, the International House of Pancakes.
Everybody's giving NBC a hard time — or at least it sure looks that way if you sift through the much of the pop culture events of the past few years.
Just last night, Jay Leno finally joined the hubbub with some jokes of his own, quipping about NBC's recent cutbacks, which cost Leno 20 staffers and a few million bucks shaved off his yearly salary.
"NBC now stands for Nothing But Cutbacks, as you may have heard," he jokes. And because no one can resist making fun of Kathie Lee and Hoda, he added that they'd been forced to switch their Today show fourth hour beverages to Keystone Light. But this is only the somewhat ironic icing on the cake. NBC has sustained criticisms steadily and from every direction over the past few years — even the network's own series get in on the gags. Want proof? Check out these other buzzy retorts and watch Leno's entire NBC riff below. 30 Rock, All The Time, But Especially in "Khonani" Who could forget that 30 Rock loves to joke about its network? No one, because you can't throw a Kenneth country bumpkin one-liner without hitting a joke at NBC's expense in each and every episode. However, no joke was quite as perfectly executed as the "Khonani" episode in Season 4, which took a brutally honest and hilarious dig at NBC's handling of the Conan O'Brien Tonight Show issue by reenacting the situation with a story line about Khonani, the night janitor, losing his job. Get it? Because it sounds like Conan. Community's Real Life Dark Time Line When NBC benched cult hit Community at midseason, the internet was uproarious. From Tumblrs to angry Tweets to flash mobs, fans were determined to get the series back on the air. But no movement was more endearing or clever than the one that had TV critics and fans alike adorning their Twitter avatars with Abed's "darkest timeline" goatees. Plus, everyone looked pretty fabulous in them. Alec Baldwin Tweets Angrily at The Today Show To be fair, I'd be pretty angry (and incredibly confused because I'm not exactly famous) if paparazzi set up outside of my apartment too. It was just a little much for the man who literally makes NBC jokes for a living to bring it into real life. Gloria Steinem Doesn't Like Your Playboy Club, NBC Between this public criticism of the now defunct NBC show about Playboy bunnies in the '60s and Desmond Tutu's recent outcry against Stars Earn Stripes, NBC is in hot water with quite a few well-respected folks. The Olympics-Inspired #NBCFail When NBC decided to air the biggest Olympic events on a time delay in order to successfully boost ratings, they accomplished the goal. Of course, they miffed quite a few Olympics fans along the way. There were many manifestations of backlash, but none was as elegantly simple and effective as this little hashtag. #sorryNBC. Hoda and Kathie Lee: NBC's "Drunks" Everyone loves to poke fun at the Today show's sauciest duo, but no one does it quite as scathingly as NBC's own SNL. It was best when former cast member Jenny Slate played Hoda, but either way, joke's on you — yet again — NBC. Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: NBC (2)] More: Huzzah! (Is That Right?): 'Community' Renewed For Season 4 'Community' Showrunner Dan Harmon: "I Would Have Fired Me Too" Alec Baldwin Will Return to '30 Rock' If It Gets a Seventh Season