If you haven't heard of the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" yet, you've probably been offline for the last week or so. Hello, here to fill you in! The challenge is meant to help raise awareness, and donations, for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. To participate, you are supposed to videotape yourself while pouring a bucket of ice water on your head, then nominate your friends to take the challenge. Recently, more and more celebrities have been participating and nominating their celebrity friends. It's been raising a lot of awareness, as well as creating a lot of hot men in wet t-shirts.
Draco Malfoy (I'm sorry, Tom Felton)
Nominated: Ron Weasley (okay, sorry again, Rupter Grint), Josh Gordon, and Paul Hodge
Nominated: His 3rd grade teacher Don Padget, his first acting coach in New York Bob Luke, and his teacher Pat Jackson.
Nominated: Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie, and Sebastian Stan
Nominated: Irving Azoff, Kanye West, and Susan Sarandon
Nominated: Prince Harry
Nominated: Sophia Smith, Pharrell Williams, John C. Reilly, and Will Ferrell
Nominated: Cub Swanson, Peter Tunney, and Olivia Culpo
Nominated: Nick Jonas, Alex Pettyfer, Nelly, Alanna Masterson, and Diplo
Nominated: Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, and Marilyn Manson
Nominated: Robert Pattinson, Matthew McConaughey, and Eric The Actor
Nominated: Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, and Matt Niven
Eddie Redmayne & Jamie Dornan
Eddie Nominated: Sally Light and Jamie Dornan
Jamie Nominated: Andrew Garfield
Nominated: Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, and Mark Ruffalo
Robert Downey Jr.
Nominated: Chris Hemsworth and Vincent D'Onofrio
Nominated: Louis Tomlinson, John Terry, and Novak Djokovic
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Nominated: Gregory Smith, Nick Offerman, and Dave Bautista
Nominated: Benedict Cumberbatch and Luke Evans
Nominated: John Green, Nat Wolff, and Dylan O'Brien
Nominated: Joe Maganiello
Nomiated: Jimmy Fallon, Steve Higgns, and The Roots
Nominated: Mark Wahlberg, Channing Tatum, and Brad Slater
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Award-winning actress/singer Audra Mcdonald used her vocal skills to sing the answers to a variety of random questions found online on Yahoo.com during an hilarious segment on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (23Jul14). She was joined onstage by The Good Wife star Josh Charles and host Jimmy Fallon, who sat side-by-side at a grand piano and tickled the ivories to provide a little background music.
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The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will air on Monday (oddly enough), August 25, and will be hosted by Saturday Night Live vet and Late Night host Seth Meyers. Here are the nominees recognized for their achievements over the course of this past year in television.
Best Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang TheoryLouieModern FamilyOrange Is the New BlackSilicon ValleyVeep
Best Drama SeriesBreaking BadDownton AbbeyGame of ThronesHouse of CardsMad MenTrue Detective
Best Actor - ComedyLouis C.K. - LouieDon Cheadle - House of LiesRicky Gervais - DerekMatt LeBlanc - EpisodesWilliam H. Macy - ShamelessJim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory
Best Actress - ComedyLena Dunham - GirlsEdie Falco - Nurse JackieJulia Louis-Dreyfus - VeepMelissa McCarthy - Mike and MollyAmy Poehler - Parks and RecreationTaylor Schilling - Orange Is the New Black
Lead Actor - DramaBryan Cranston - Breaking BadJeff Daniels - The NewsroomJon Hamm - Mad MenWoody Harrelson - True DetectiveMatthew McConaughey - True DetectiveKevin Spacey - House of Cards
Lead Actress - DramaLizzy Caplan - Masters of SexClaire Danes - HomelandMichelle Dockery - Downton AbbeyJulianne Margolies - The Good WifeKerry Washinton - ScandalRobin Wright - House of Cards
Best Mini-SeriesAmerican Horror Story: CovenBonnie and ClydeFargoLutherTremeThe White Queen
Best TV MovieKilling KennedyMohammad Ali's Greatest FightThe Normal HeartSherlock: His Last VowThe Trip to Babylon
Best Actor - Mini-Series/TV MovieBenedict Cumberbatch - SherlockChiwetel Ejiofor - Dancing on the EdgeIdris Elba - LutherMartin Freeman - FargoMark Ruffalo - The Normal HeartBill Bob Thornton - Fargo
Best Actress - Mini-Series/TV MovieHelena Bonham Carter - Burton and TaylorMinnie Driver - Return to ZeroJessica Lang - American Horror Story: CovenSarah Paulson - American Horror Story: CovenCicely Tyson - The Trip to BountifulKristen Wiig - Spoils of Babylon
Best Variety ShowThe Colbert ReportThe Daily ShowJimmy Kimmel Live!Real Time with Bill MaherSaturday Night LiveThe Tonight Show
Best Reality Competition ShowThe Amazing RaceDancing with the StarsProject RunwaySo You Think You Can DanceTop ChefThe Voice
Best Supporting Actor - Comedy SeriesFred Armisen - PortlandiaAndre Braugher - Brooklin Nine-NineTy Burrell - Modern FamilyAdam Driver - GirlsJesse Tyler Ferguson - Modern FamilyTony Hale - Veep
Best Supporting Actress - Comedy SeriesMayim Bialik - The Big Bang TheoryJulie Bowen - Modern FamilyAnna Chlumsky - VeepAllison Janney - MomKate McKinnon - Saturday Night LiveKate Mulgrew - Orange Is the New Black
Best Supporting Actor - DramaJim Carter - Downton AbbeyJosh Charles - The Good WifePeter Dinklage - Game of ThronesMandy Patinkin - HomelandAaron Paul - Breaking BadJon Voight - Ray Donovan
Best Supporting Actress - DramaChristine Baranski - The Good WifeJoan Froggatt - Downton AbbeyAnna Gunn - Breaking BadLena Headey - Game of ThronesChristina Hendricks - Mad MenMaggie Smith - Downton Abbey
Best Guest Actor - ComedySteve Buscemi - PortlandiaLouis C.K. - Saturday Night LiveGary Cole - VeepJimmy Fallon - Saturday Night LiveNathan Lane - Modern FamilyBob Newhart - The Big Bang Theory
Best Guest Actress - ComedyUzo Aduba - Orange Is the New BlackLaverne Cox - Orange Is the New BlackJoan Cusack - ShamelessTina Fey - Saturday Night LiveNatasha Lyonne - Orange Is the New BlackMelissa McCarthy - Saturday Night Live
Best Guest Actor - DramaDylan Baker - The Good WifeBeau Bridges - Masters of SexReg E Cathey - House of CardsPaul Giamatti - Downton AbbeyRobert Morse - Mad MenJoe Morton - Scandal
Best Guest Actress - DramaKate Burton - ScandalJane Fonda - The NewsroomAllison Janney - Masters of SexKate Mara - House of CardsMargo Martindale - The AmericansDiana Rigg - Game of Thrones
Too busy preparing Thanksgiving dinner instead of catching the late night shows? Watch Christina Aguilera's revealing performance on The Tonight Show and find out what the rest of the late night shows were thankful for this year.Remember you can catch all the late night highlights every week right here on Hollywood.com.
Thank You for Your ServiceAs a tribute to the selfless men and women who serve to protect this country, Christina Aguilera wore an incredibly sexy sailor outfit that received a standing ovation from the all-military audience of The Tonight Show on Thanksgiving night. Later on, she performed the song "Candyman" from her fifth studio album, Back to Basics.
Girls Night KaraokeHow did Jimmy Fallon spend his Thanksgiving? Singing Thanksgiving-themed parodies of Katy Perry, Lorde, and Miley Cyrus songs with Rashida Jones and Carrie Underwood!
A Thanksgivukkah PageantThe planets aligned this years for the very rare occurrence when Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah happen to fall on the same day. To celebrate this once in a lifetime moment (apparently, this won't happen for another 79,000 years!), the very adorable students of Shepard Hill Elementary put on a play about it on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
#CandyPatinkinA very special guest made a timely late night appearance to help Jimmy Fallon advance to the next level of Candy Crush.
Tracy's Troubling ThanksTo show everyone what he's thankful for, Tracy Morgan listed exactly 28 Thanksgiving-y thoughts that'll really make you think.
An All-Star DocumentaryIt was bound to happen: Ken Burns plans to make a documentary about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Martha Stewart.
A Different Sort of Hunger GamesInstead of fighting to the death, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire star Josh Hutcherson shot some hoops with Jimmy Fallon, playing a game of H-O-R-S-E using Thanksgiving food instead of a basketball.
Walking Down Memory LaneHaving appeared on The Tonight Show many times, Garth Brooks was treated to a retrospective reel of his past visits when he sat down to chat with Jay Leno on Wednesday.
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After experimenting with a batch of newcomers like Josh Hutcherson and Lady Gaga, Saturday Night Live is returning to a mill of tried and true favorites to round out the rest of the year.
Actor and Achorman 2 star Paul Rudd is set to host the December 7 episode with musical guest One Direction. This will be Rudd's third time hosting SNL. His last hosting gig was in 2010 when he appeared alongside musical guest Paul McCartney. Next, actor John Goodman will be returning as host on the December 14 episode. Goodman will make his return after a long hiatus from hosting duty. The actor has hosted SNL a lofty 12 times, but hasn't appeared on the sketch show since 2001. Goodman's musical guest will be the rockers Kings of Leon.
Finally, the December 21 Christmas episode will feature host Jimmy Fallon and musical guest Justin Timberlake. Fallon, a former member of the SNL cast, is the current host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and is slated to take over Tonight Show duties from Jay Leno in February. This will mark Timberlake's fifth appearance as a musical guest on the program.
The pre-votes are in, and we finally have the nominee list for the 2014 People's Choice Awards thanks to the People's Choice blog. And man, oh, man is it a hefty list.
With a total of 58 categories, the awards show covers music, movies, and television with categories from "Favorite Action Movie Star" to "Favorite TV Anti-Hero" to "Favorite TV Bromance." This year's top contenders are Glee (with 8 nods), Katy Perry (5 nods), and Sandra Bullock (5 nods). And don't worry about Bullock's Gravity co-star George Clooney feeling left out — the two of them snagged a nod for "Favorite Duo." (You already know what we think about their magical pairing.)
We've got the entire list of nominees for you... have fun scrolling!
Favorite MovieDespicable Me 2Fast & Furious 6Iron Man 3Monsters UniversityStar Trek Into Darkness
Favorite Movie ActorChanning TatumHugh JackmanJohnny DeppLeonardo DiCaprioRobert Downey Jr.
Favorite Movie ActressGwyneth PaltrowJennifer AnistonMelissa McCarthySandra BullockScarlett Johansson
Favorite Movie DuoChris Pine & Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness)Jennifer Aniston & Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers)Robert Downey Jr. & Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron Man 3)Sandra Bullock & George Clooney (Gravity)Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy (The Heat)
Favorite Action MovieFast & Furious 6Iron Man 3Star Trek Into DarknessThe WolverineWorld War Z
Favorite Action Movie StarBrad PittChanning TatumHugh JackmanRobert Downey Jr.Vin Diesel
Favorite Comedic MovieGrown Ups 2The Hangover Part IIIThe HeatInstructions Not IncludedWe’re the Millers
Favorite Comedic Movie ActorAdam SandlerBradley CooperChris RockJames FrancoZach Galifianakis
Favorite Comedic Movie ActressEmma WatsonJennifer AnistonMelissa McCarthySandra BullockScarlett Johansson
Favorite Dramatic MovieCaptain PhillipsGravityThe Great GatsbyLee Daniels’ The ButlerPrisoners
Favorite Dramatic Movie ActorChanning TatumChris HemsworthHugh JackmanLeonardo DiCaprioRyan Gosling
Favorite Dramatic Movie ActressAmy AdamsEmma StoneHalle BerryOprah WinfreySandra Bullock
Favorite Family MovieDespicable Me 2Monsters UniversityOz the Great and PowerfulPercy Jackson: Sea of MonstersThe Smurfs 2
Favorite Horror MovieCarrieThe ConjuringHansel & Gretel: Witch HuntersInsidious: Chapter 2Mama
Favorite Thriller MovieA Good Day to Die HardThe CallNow You See MeRed 2White House Down
Favorite Network TV Comedy2 Broke GirlsThe Big Bang TheoryGleeHow I Met Your MotherModern Family
Favorite Comedic TV ActorChris ColferDarren CrissJesse Tyler FergusonJim ParsonsNeil Patrick Harris
Favorite Comedic TV ActressJane LynchKaley CuocoLea MicheleMelissa McCarthyZooey Deschanel
Favorite Network TV DramaChicago FireThe Good WifeGrey’s AnatomyNashvilleParenthood
Favorite Dramatic TV ActorJim CaviezelJosh CharlesKevin BaconMark HarmonPatrick Dempsey
Favorite Dramatic TV ActressJulianna MarguliesMariska HargitayPauley PerretteSandra OhStana Katic
Favorite Actor in a New TV SeriesAndy SambergJonathan Rhys MeyersJoseph MorganMichael J. FoxRobin Williams
Favorite Actress in a New TV SeriesAllison JanneyAnna FarisMing-Na WenRebel WilsonSarah Michelle Gellar
Favorite TV Crime DramaBonesCastleCriminal MindsThe MentalistNCIS
Favorite Competition TV ShowAmerica’s Got TalentDancing with the StarsMasterChefThe VoiceThe X Factor
Favorite Cable TV ComedyAwkward.Cougar TownHot in ClevelandMelissa & JoeyPsych
Favorite Cable TV DramaDownton AbbeyPretty Little LiarsSons of AnarchyThe Walking DeadWhite Collar
Favorite Premium Cable TV ShowCalifornicationGame of ThronesGirlsHomelandTrue Blood
Favorite Cable TV ActressAngie HarmonClaire DanesCourteney CoxLucy HaleMaggie Smith
Favorite TV Anti-HeroDexter Morgan (Dexter)Jaime Lannister (Game of Thrones)Norman Bates (Bates Motel)Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead)Walter White (Breaking Bad)
Favorite TV BromanceBlaine & Sam (Glee)Ryan & Esposito (Castle)Sam, Dean & Castiel (Supernatural)Sheldon, Leonard, Howard & Raj (The Big Bang Theory)Ted, Marshall & Barney (How I Met Your Mother)
Favorite TV Gal PalsCaroline & Max (2 Broke Girls)Lily & Robin (How I Met Your Mother)Meredith & Cristina (Grey’s Anatomy)Penny, Bernadette & Amy (The Big Bang Theory)Rachel & Santana (Glee)
Favorite On-Screen ChemistryCastle & Beckett (Castle)Damon & Elena (The Vampire Diaries)Derek & Meredith (Grey’s Anatomy)Emma & Hook (Once Upon A Time)Kurt & Blaine (Glee)
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ShowBeauty and the BeastOnce Upon A TimeSupernaturalThe Vampire DiariesThe Walking Dead
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActorAndrew LincolnIan SomerhalderJared PadaleckiJensen AcklesStephen Amell
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV ActressEmilia ClarkeGinnifer GoodwinKristin KruekNina DobrevTatiana Maslany
Favorite TV Movie/MiniseriesAmerican Horror StoryBehind the CandelabraThe BibleSharknadoThe White Queen
Favorite Daytime TV Host(s)Ellen DeGeneresKelly Ripa & Michael StrahanDr. Phil McGrawRachael RaySteve Harvey
Favorite New Talk Show HostArsenio HallBethenny FrankelJenny McCarthyQueen LatifahRoss Mathews
Favorite Late Night Talk Show HostConan O’BrienDavid LettermanJimmy FallonJimmy KimmelStephen Colbert
Favorite Streaming SeriesArrested DevelopmentBetween Two Ferns with Zach GalifianakisHouse of CardsLosing It with John StamosOrange Is the New Black
Favorite Series We Miss Most30 RockBreaking BadDexterFringeThe Office
Favorite New TV ComedyBrooklyn Nine-NineThe Crazy OnesDadsThe GoldbergsThe Michael J. Fox ShowThe MillersMomSean Saves the WorldSuper Fun NightTrophy Wife
Favorite New TV DramaMarvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.BetrayalThe BlacklistDraculaHostagesOnce Upon a Time in WonderlandThe OriginalsReignSleepy HollowThe Tomorrow People
Favorite Male ArtistAviciiBlake SheltonBruno MarsJustin TimberlakeMichael Bublé
Favorite Female ArtistBritney SpearsDemi LovatoKaty PerryP!nkSelena Gomez
Favorite Breakout ArtistAriana GrandeAustin MahoneIcona PopImagine DragonsLorde
Favorite Pop ArtistBritney SpearsBruno MarsDemi LovatoJustin TimberlakeKaty Perry
Favorite Country ArtistThe Band PerryBlake SheltonCarrie UnderwoodLady AntebellumTaylor Swift
Favorite Country Music IconAlan JacksonGeorge StraitTim McGrawToby KeithWillie Nelson
Favorite Hip-Hop ArtistDrakeJay ZKanye WestLil WayneMacklemore & Ryan Lewis
Favorite R&B ArtistAlicia KeysCiaraJustin TimberlakeRihannaRobin Thicke
Favorite BandImagine DragonsMaroon 5One DirectionOneRepublicParamore
Favorite Alternative BandFall Out BoyImagine DragonsMumford & SonsMuseParamore
Favorite SongJust Give Me A Reason (P!nk feat. Nate Ruess)Mirrors (Justin Timberlake)Radioactive (Imagine Dragons)Roar (Katy Perry)When I Was Your Man (Bruno Mars)
Favorite AlbumThe 20/20 Experience (Justin Timberlake)Bangerz (Miley Cyrus)Based on a True Story… (Blake Shelton)Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke)To Be Loved (Michael Bublé)
Favorite Music VideoBest Song Ever (One Direction)Heart Attack (Demi Lovato)Just Give Me A Reason (P!nk feat. Nate Ruess)Roar (Katy Perry)Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus)
Favorite Music Fan FollowingBritney Army (Britney Spears)Directioners (One Direction)KatyCats (Katy Perry)Little Monsters (Lady Gaga)Lovatics (Demi Lovato)
We're impressed you read the whole list.
The 40th annual show will be hosted by 2 Broke Girls stars Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings on CBS on Jan. 8 at 9 PM. Final voting ends on Dec. 5.
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No, you didn't read that incorrectly — neither Lady Gaga or Josh Hutcherson has hosted Saturday Night Live before. However, things are about to change: according to Deadline, both Gaga and Hutcherson will take to the Studio 8H stage during November.
Gaga is set to host (and appear as the musical guest) on Nov. 16, which is five days after the release of her new album ARTPOP. As for Hutcherson, he will make his debut on Nov. 23 in an effort to promote The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which hits theaters the night before, alongside the popular sister-band HAIM.
Upon hearing news that neither Gaga or Hutcherson has never played the part of host for the late-night show, we started thinking about which other big-name actors have yet to receive their comedy gold-star from Lorne Michaels.
Here are 10 actors who we're surprised have never hosted SNL before:
Leonardo DiCaprioLeo — the boy who graced the bedroom walls of every high school girl after starring in Romeo + Juliet and Titanic in the early '90s — has never hosted SNL? Someone needs to fix that.
Kristen BellFor someone who's been a part of the Hollywood scene for quite some time (and who seems to have such a strong sense of humor both on and off the screen), it's quite strange that she hasn't been invited to Studio 8H yet. But hopefully her upcoming Veronica Mars movie will give the SNL producers the right idea.
Aaron PaulAfter watching Pauls' "E-Meth" commercial parodies, we have no qualms about his ability to host the entire show. Plus, without our weekly fix of Breaking Bad, we're desperate to see Paul on our TV sets again.
Peter DinklageAlthough Dinklage has graced the SNL stage with his presence during a cameo, we definitely think he deserves the whole 90 minutes. We want more Peter Drunklage!
Lena DunhamDunham is about to enter her third season of Girls and we haven't seen this funny lady take the stage? We're calling bulls**t. (We're just not-so-secretly hoping that we'll get to see another Girls parody.)
Sandra BullockGravity might have just slipped around the corner after its stellar opening performance at the box-office, but that doesn't mean that Bullock can't head on over to SNL to have fun with some NASA sketches.
Nick OffermanOfferman has already shown his comedic excellence on Parks and Recreations, and plus, we're pretty sure that NBC would love to have one of its own host the show. All we can say is that we hope he brings his wife Megan Mullally along for the ride.
Amanda BynesWe're not saying that she should host anytime in the near future, but after years of starring in several of her own shows and movies, it seems like she's an untapped comedic treasure that SNL could have used to its benefit.
Ryan GoslingGosling might be more known for his recent dramatic roles, but that doesn't mean that he wouldn't be up for prancing around in silly costumes.
Michelle ObamaKanye West might have some problems with our First Lady, but we have no issue with Mrs. Obama making us laugh. We already know she can mom dance with Jimmy Fallon, so why not move those shaking hips on over to SNL?
And just one more surprise never-hosted: Brad Pitt. Can you believe that? He's Brad Pitt, after all!
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Not as serious as the Oscars but not as alcohol-friendly as the Golden Globes, the Emmys have a history of hilarious moments. Over the years, both hosts and presenters have created moments memorable enough to make suffering through an overly-long telecast or enduring yet another Jon-Cryer-Best-Supporting-Actor win worth it. We've gathered up the funniest Emmys moments of all time to keep you laughing ahead of the 65th Primetime Emmys on Sunday. Here's hoping 2013 will provide us with plenty more funny moments to add to this list.
Stephen Colbert Is Upset With The EmmysWhen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert took to the stage to present an award in 2006, Colbert seemed rather hostile towards the whole thing. His anger grew as the bit went on and Stewart attempted to reason with his friend while being forced to read the cheesy lines on the autocue. Finally, the whole thing comes to a head when Colbert gives the magnificent reason behind his frustration.
Groban Sings TV ThemesJosh Groban has made a career from singing pop songs in a classical style, and at the 2008 Emmys, he put his big voice to great use when he sang a medley of classic television theme songs. It turns out that Groban's also pretty good at impressions — his take on the South Park theme is a particular highlight — and with a cameo from Animal from the Muppets and a gospel choir, Groban takes a throwaway bit and makes it memorable. Plus, his slow motion run to the Baywatch theme is the perfect touch.
Lucille Ball Forgets Her GlassesThe original Queen of Comedy brought some slapstick to the 1975 Emmys when, while announcing the winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, she realized that she had forgotten her glasses and couldn't read the card. Although Milton Berle rushed to her assistance with both a wine glass and an actual pair of glasses, Ball had already mixed up the envelopes. Only Ball could make a minor mixup as funny as her character's iconic stint at a chocolate factory.
Jimmys Fallon and Kimmel WrestleLate Night Competitors Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel may have seemed amicable when they walked out to present an award at the Emmys, but it all quickly went south when Kimmel demanded to see the acceptance speech Fallon was trying to hide. It's a testament to the pair's inherent goofiness that the bit not only works, but with the added touch of Fallon awkwardly acting out the speech behind Kimmel, becomes something memorable.
The Office Gets New Co-WorkersIn 2011 the cast of The Office poked fun at Steve Carell's departure by having characters from from popular shows take part in an interview about the things they dislike about their jobs. With guest appearances by a very nervous Jesse Pinkman and Kim Kardashian — who, of course, is unfamiliar with the term "work" — the sketch shows that workplace annoyances are universal. However, the funniest moment comes courtesy of Leslie David Baker, whose deadpan delivery is a hilarious counterpoint to Aziz Ansari's enthusiasm.
Jimmy Fallon Memorializes Shows That EndedFor his hosting gig in 2010, Fallon took inspiration from his experience the MTV VMAs eight years prior and decided to do a musical medley for a fun spin on the classic Emmys "In Memoriam" segment. Dressing up as Elton John, Boyz II Men, and Billie Joe Armstrong, Fallon eulogized 24, Law and Order, and Lost, respectively. With lyrics wondering why Jack Bauer never went to the bathroom and a magical five-part harmony Fallon used his manic energy and trademark impressions to add some much needed silliness to the proceedings.
Bob Newhart is Trapped in a Glass Case of EmotionCertain things in life are unavoidable — taxes, death, award shows running over time. In 2006, host Conan O'Brien showed the audience the ingenious way that the Emmys planned to avoid such a fate — beloved television star Bob Newhart was sealed in a glass container along with exactly three hours worth of air. He then threatened the nominees that if the ceremony went over the allotted time, Newhart would die. Newhart plays his growing panic perfectly, and the whole thing becomes even more memorable in light of his recent Emmy win — Newhart's first.
Ricky Gervais Wants His AwardBefore Ricky Gervais offended all of Hollywood by hosting the Golden Globes several times, he won an Emmy for playing David Brent on the original British version of The Office. Unfortunately, he wasn't there to accept his award, so Steve Carell did it for him. One year later, Gervais actually was at the Emmys and he was going to accept his award by any means necessary. Although this bit is fantastic because of Carell's incredible poker face, the real beauty of it is realizing that this is essentially the moment that won Gervais his Globes hosting gig.
Amy Poehler Doesn't Speak Spanish (or Italian, or Martian)Whenever these two funny ladies get together, it's amazing to watch — just look at their Golden Globes hosting job — and although Poehler gets a lot of attention for her nominee skits, it's when she's making up languages with complete abandon that she really shines. With Fey playing the straight man, Poehler takes a bit that would have been clunky and eye-roll inducing from anyone else and makes it a standout moment.
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Fans of the TV show Bones, which returns tonight at at 8 PM ET on Fox, have a love-hate relationship with one of the series' oddest little quirks: approximately four times per season, an episode will stop dead for about 60 seconds while the characters talk enthusiastically about some cool feature or another on the Toyota they're riding in. While some viewers find the in-show ads obnoxiously intrusive, others (including myself), actually appreciate how obnoxiously intrusive they are: by making the ad sections as blatant as possible, the show's producers are implicitly acknowledging how silly the practice is. You can tell that they're uncomfortable with the practice, though: clips of the Toyota scenes that show up on YouTube invariably get pulled almost immediately on copyright infringement claims.
Since the rise of the DVR means many of us hardly ever see commercials anymore, TV shows have gone ever further into this kind of integrated product placement. It's not just about the giant red and white Coca-Cola glasses in front of the American Idol judges anymore, or even things like that recent Project: Runway episode that was a barely-veiled 90-minute commercial for Yoplait's new Greek frozen yogurt. Brands are increasingly making their way into the scripted dramas and sitcoms.
Like Bones, Cougar Town has had season-long relationships with sponsors: for its second season, the critically-acclaimed sitcom's characters quite often found themselves lounging on the patio outside an ostentatiously prominent Subway restaurant. This culminated in a scene between Travis (Dan Byrd) and Laurie (Busy Philipps) in which the teen proclaimed his love for Subway's huge sandwiches and cheap prices. (And yes, that's Community's Danny Pudi, in character as Abed, behind them: this was the punchline of a season-long running gag on the second season of Community.)
After moving to TBS for its fourth season, Cougar Town started a new relationship with Target. Not only did series co-stars Ian Gomez and Josh Hopkins do an in-character commercial for the retailer that aired during every episode, an entire episode featured a subplot in which the perpetually broke Bobby (Brian Van Holt) treats a day inside a 24-hour Target as a miniature spa vacation. Modern Family had already gone to the red-and-white well, setting one storyline of a Christmas episode in a Target where mother and daughter duo Claire (Julie Bowen) and Hayley (Sarah Hyland) were attempting to finish all of the family's holiday shopping in 45 minutes.
The practice has become so widespread that the more self-aware shows have begun mocking themselves for it, such as a memorable break in an episode of 30 Rock where an ad for Snapple shows up in the midst of Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) complaining about the practice of integrated product placement in scripted TV. Others are more relaxed about the concept. On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Fey's erstwhile "Weekend Update" co-anchor has revived the practice of occasionally doing live ads at the beginning of his show's commercial breaks. And why not? After all, Johnny Carson did the exact same thing on The Tonight Show 50 years ago. Everything old is new again.
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The most popular music video of 2013, "Blurred Lines" got a "music room" cover on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night. Big silver balloons should have spelled out, "Robin Thicke has a big d**k ... new schtick." Thicke was accompanied by The Roots and Jimmy Fallon's strong but sometimes wavering voice. Everyone in the video plays a different musical instrument that might be found in a typical elementary school music room to recreate this hit. Jimmy Fallon and The Roots maintain the same fun loving vibe as the original video, singing into spoon clappers and maracas.
Like in any elementary school's music room, there must have been a great deal of fighting to see who got to play what instrument. Judging by Tuba Gooding Jr.'s smile as he works the banana shaker, we think it's safe to assume it is he who won that fight. Kamal Gray seems pretty happy too, gently banging on his rainbow colored xylophone. One thing is for sure; The Roots knew that the original song sounded great but needed more cowbell.
While they stick pretty close to the original song, the talented Black Thought takes it in a new direction and raps his own love verse over of T.I.'s debatably "rapey" lyrics. Check out the lyrics to Black Thought's verse below:
Good girlfriends, I had a fewBut the best girlfriend I ever had is youI thank God for my blessings, it began with youSo I put a ring on it and I married youCome on and take a ride with me on a avenueIf you see it and you want it, you can have it booYou have these other girls getting mad at youCause you got brains, looks and attitudeCause my skill line is getting blurrierI come home to my own Miss AmericaI mean this ain’t no ordinary loveGo and bring it here to my girl, hurry upI'm watching, I'm waiting and they not you, so they hatingThey just angry cause you ain't basicI'ma give you a standing ovation
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