Actor Brad Pitt made a surprise appearance in a pre-taped skit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (15Oct14), during which the World War Z star battled the late night host in a break dancing competition.
Rapper will.i.am made a surprise appearance in drag on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (06Oct14) in a pre-taped skit with the late night host and Questlove from The Roots band. In the segment, Fallon and the Black Eyed Peas star dressed up as young girls to record a music video at a high school dance for a song for fake teen show Ew.
Actor Ben Affleck could not betray his loyalty to the Boston Red Sox and refused to wear a rival New York Yankees baseball cap in his new movie Gone Girl.
The Massachusetts native and die hard Red Sox fan was asked by director David Fincher to don a Yankees hat in a scene in the thriller in which his character attempts to avoid being recognised at a New York airport. However, Affleck contested Fincher's costume choice because he was not willing to wear the logo of his beloved team's longtime rival.
Affleck tells the New York Times, "That was the only fight David (Fincher) and I had, and it was a legitimate fight. I said, 'David, I love you, I would do anything for you. But I will not wear a Yankees hat. I just can't. I can't wear it because it's going to become a thing, David. I will never hear the end of it. I can't do it.' And I couldn't put it on my head."
Affleck and Fincher came to an agreement and the actor donned a New York Mets hat instead.
Barbra Streisand is heading back to late-night U.S. TV programme The Tonight Show for the first time in 50 years. The diva has scheduled an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for 15 September (14) to promote her new duets album, titled Partners.
Streisand last appeared on the hit show to promote her very first album when Johnny Carson was host. The singer/actress will chat and perform on Fallon's show on Monday.
Alec Baldwin has cancelled an upcoming question-and-answer session because of poor ticket sales.
The former 30 Rock star was due to appear at the University of Arizona on 15 November (14) as part of his A Conversation with Alec Baldwin series, where he talks about his life and career.
However, on Wednesday (10Sep14) he took to Twitter.com to announce the event has been scrapped, writing, "My appearance at @UofA this Fall has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales. Sorry I won't be seeing you."
Singer Meghan Trainor teamed up with U.S. TV presenter Jimmy Fallon and his house band The Roots for a special acoustic rendition of her song All About That Bass, with the hip-hop group using school instruments for the performance. The creative collaboration featured on Thursday's (04Sep14) episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
Monday night (yes, Monday) was the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC and millions tuned in. Late Night host Seth Meyers gracefully took on the task of hosting. While the show might have been way too long, we found quite a few enjoyable moments that made us laugh, smile, and cry.
Seth Meyer’s Opening Monologue
Hosting any awards show is tough, but Seth held his own. He didn’t need a musical number, or heavy gag-jokes, to win over the audience. Seth was his usual charming self, with great delivery when it came to a friendly jab, or two.
Beyonce Showed Up
Oh you didn’t know, Queen Bey graced our screens last night? Amy Poehler AKA Beyonce, is half the reason we even tune into these awards shows. She’s either hosting, presenting, or just being fabulous, and that’s alright by us.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Matthew McConaughey Jokes
“Matthew McConaughey doesn't even own a television. I happen to know for a fact that he traded his television for a conch shell full of weed.”
The "Billy On The Street" Skit Was Surprisingly Good
"He's the host of the #Emmys this year!" "Um, Seth Macfarlane?" Haha.
— Yes/No Films (@yesnofilms) August 26, 2014
Usually, we're not too crazy about Billy On The Street, but his pre-taped skit with the Emmys' host, asking people on the street questions about the Emmys, was pretty hysterical.
Bryan Cranston’s Mustache
The guest of honor.
This Epic Makeout Sesh
Louis C.K.’s Simple, But Sweet Acceptance Speech
Nothing long-winded, just straight to the point, yet sweet. He also made sure to point out that Sarah Baker was the star and reason he won.
Retta Live-Tweeting The Whole Night
What is happening right now?? #Emmys pic.twitter.com/s9MsTYMOrj
— Retta (@unfoRETTAble) August 26, 2014
Poehlsy!!!! #JustLikeBey #Emmys
— Retta (@unfoRETTAble) August 26, 2014
I love how Jessica Lange is killing this “Ima let these fools know I’m still helluh sexy” saunter to stage. #Emmys
— Retta (@unfoRETTAble) August 26, 2014
Retta, AKA Donna on Parks and Recreation and lover of live-tweeting, captured some of the most interesting moments from the night on Twitter.
When Joffery Confronted His Mother
When They Gave George R.R. Martin A Typewriter
And asked him to please write faster.
He was immediately on the case.
Ricky Gervais Just Being Ricky Gervais
"Now that is a television face. Not even really a television face. It's a Netflix face.” – Jimmy Kimmel
When Jimmy Fallon Seized The Day
Gwen Stefani messed up Stephen Colbert’s name, so Jimmy assumed that meant the Emmy was up for grabs. We’d all have done the same if we were there.
Billy Crystal’s Touching Robin William’s Memoriam
Which of these did you love the most? Tweet us your favorite moments from the night!
Actor/singer Jared Leto had a hairy surprise during a guest spot on Jimmy Fallon's U.S. late night show when the host decided to trim the actor's beard. The comic suggested, "(He'd) take the beard down a notch", before proceeding to shave nervous Leto's beard with an electric razor.
Actor Jason Statham's life flashed before him as he found himself trapped in a military vehicle at the bottom of the Black Sea after losing control of the truck on the set of his new action movie The Expendables 3. The former Olympic diver told the Today show he almost drowned when the brakes failed and he ran over a jetty while test driving the vehicle in Bulgaria, and now he has expanded on the story, revealing he felt sure he would die.
Statham tells late night host Jimmy Fallon, "It wasn't a close shave... This was serious.
"I'm in the truck... and I slam on the brakes and nothing happens... Next thing you know I've hit two cameramen (and) they literally thought I'd killed them and a split second later I'm going nine feet over the edge of this concrete jetty and I'm going down towards the Black Sea. I'm thinking, 'I've gotta get out of this'.
"I'm trying to prise myself from behind the wheel to get out the window. The windows are down. The truck hits the water and the water just slams me back and we're just sinking fast, straight to the bottom.
"I'm 60 feet at the bottom of the Black Sea, stuck in the mud, thinking, 'Hang on a minute... This is how it ends!'"
The tough guy's survival instinct "kicked in" and he lived to tell the tale of his near-death experience.
He explains, "You pull yourself out the window, start grabbing at the wall and try to get the surface... (but) they don't call it the Black Sea for nothing. It was a total nightmare.
"At that point, you really do understand who your friends are - I'm looking around... and I say, 'Where's Sly (Sylvester Stallone)?' and he's still on the side of the dock with his iPhone going, 'Jason, you need a towel?'"
Rockers Kings Of Leon have axed nine shows on their current U.S. tour after drummer Nathan Followill was injured in a bus crash. The band's tour bus came to a sudden halt after a pedestrian walked in front of the vehicle in Boston, Massachusetts over the weekend (09-10Aug14).
Followill was hospitalised after the accident to treat a number of broken ribs, and doctors have advised him to stop work so he can recover.
The band has now axed nine concerts, including shows in New York, Ohio and New Hampshire.
Followill says, "I'm counting down the days until I can get back in the saddle and continue what has been our best American tour so far."
The group will resume the trek on 28 August (14) in New Jersey. They will go ahead with a planned performance on U.S. late night TV programme The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (13Aug14), with the show's resident band leader ?uestlove filling in for the injured drummer.