Nathan Lane was on The Tonight Show yesterday and he has a beef with Jimmy Fallon. The Producers’ star doesn’t think it is fair that the NBC late host beat him out twice for the Emmy. The problem Lane has is that Fallon won for hosting Saturday Night Live while Lane lost out for guest starring (acting) on a show.
The Broadway baby was very standoffish, so his co-star Matthew Broderick tried to bring peace between the two men. That’s when things went from bad to worse. Lane asked Fallon, “When do we play Beer Pong, bitch?” I guess that is the wrong to say to him because Jimmy jumped over the desk and attacked his guest. Who knew that the nicest guy in late night actually has a temper? Now we know, if you don’t want to get your a$$ kicked by Fallon, then don’t call him “bitch!” But if you do want him to kick your bum, then call him that.
Jimmy Fallon has been doing The Tonight Show for over 100 episodes now, and he is not ashamed to ask people how he can improve on it. Instead of going to his target demo, he went to people who are not old enough to stay up that late to watch it for at least another decade. That’s right, he went to elementary students and they were really honest with him. Little Lia, who is in fourth grade, told him, “My advice is to not go above your exspectations. If you can’t do a joke don’t do it.” Which is really good advice and spot on. Not only for him, but all the other late night hosts.
Third grader Payton comforted him after his letter by saying, “Good luck Mr Jimmy. I know you can get better.”
Finally, Sophia, who’s also in the third grade, started off her letter by addressing it to “Mr Kimmel”. See even kids can’t tell them apart. We adults are not alone.
So do you think he should follow those kids’ advice or do you think he’s been doing a good without it?
It has been a little over a month since we lost the great Robin Williams and his best friend, Billy Crystal, talked about him on The Tonight Show yesterday. He shared with Jimmy Fallon that they used to stay up late at nigth talking on the phone working on their comedy, and it was exhausting. Then he shared a story about the time that Michael Dukakis said that Mork was from Uranus and all hell broke loose in Robin’s magnificent mind. I mean, can you imagine saying that planet, out of all of them, to someone who as genius as Robin Williams. What was he thinking? Obviously he wasn’t.
I just love hearing Crystal talking about his true gem of a friend, that I wanted to make sure you heard it too.
Jimmy Fallon challenged The Voice’s Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani to a Lip Sync Battle on The Tonight Show yesterday and the country crooner won it all with the first number. His first song was Taco’s Puttin’ on the Ritz. It wasn’t his lip syncing that won me over, it was his tap dance moves at the end of the performance. Who knew? Shelton just finds new way to tap his way into my heart and this was just the latest.
Forget Alfonso Ribeiro, Blake is the true Tap Dance Kid!
Barbra Streisand was on The Tonight Show tonight, her first late night appearance in half a century. Therefore, you’d think that Jimmy Fallon would treat her like the Queen of England. Especially since, in NY she is bigger than that other English lady.
I am not sure the NBC late night host did her justice during their duet number. This should’ve been about Babs, not about him thinking he could do a good Elvis Presley. Which I don’t think he did. Or showing off he’s such good friends with Blake Shelton that he is vocal double. Finally, closing out the bit by trying to do his best Michael Buble, but in reality he just sounded like himself.
Why does everything on his show have to be about him and making people laugh at everything? It’s like he is a spoiled little kid and everything has to be about him and how cute he is. But to someone who isn’t related to the brat, he is just an annoying little child you can’t wait to get away from and wish his parents would do a better job raising him.
Don’t get me wrong, I like Fallon. I am just so tired of everything being about him. Sometimes its needs to be about the guest and not him. Like during the classroom instruments, he needs to sing louder than the singer whose song they’re singing. He’s not a singer, he’s a comedian. If he is doing something like he did with Bruce Springsteen, I get doing it in character. In ways, I think he takes those performances more seriously than like the one he did tonight.
Sorry, this has been bothering me for a while and tonight was the final nail. And the funny part is, I am not a fan of Babs. But this was a get you treat with a respect. There are certain people who earn that. One of the biggest names in showbiz who hasn’t been on late night in fifty, yes 5-0 years, I think we can all agree she earned it.
Do your schtick with your everyday guests, but don’t do it with a legend.
BTW don’t tell my dad or my NYC BFF that I wrote this post, they will yell at me for saying anything negative about Fallon. I feel bad doing it, I really do. I am sincerely sorry because I think he’s the nicest guy in late night. But just because he is late night’s baby (in age) that doesn’t mean he should act like one.
Am I alone in my feelings about Jimmy Fallon and some of his bits?
Jimmy Fallon added a new game to his The Tonight Show repertoire where he and his guest will be left looking like pigs with slop all over their faces. The first victim was Glenn Close, and the Oscar winner was not afraid to get dirty. In fact, she handled it better than the NBC late night host. Therefore, she was the winner not only of the game, but of the night too.
Hug Jackman was a guest on The Tonight Show on Wednesday. He had so much fun on the show that he didn’t leave. The X-Man made the couch his bed and by the looks of it, it was very comfortable. Too bad Jimmy kicked him out because I could watch him on the show all the time.
Adam Levine was on The Tonight Show yesterday and Jimmy Fallon and him talked about Gwen Stefani doing a John Travolta to Stephen Colbert’s name. The Maroon 5 singer explained that his Voice co-Coach was having problems saying his name before they presented and he tried to help her out. But when the time came, nerves took over.
Then the NBC late night host explained that his going up there to accept the award was unplanned. Colbore, I mean Coldbear, I mean Colbert, and him had not planned what happened next and it all came naturally.
No doubt that one little f*ck up by the No Doubt singer turned into comedy gold.
Most people are for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because it is getting the word out and raising a lot of money for Lou Gehrig’s Disease; but there is one group who is not happy about it. They are the National Ice Council and they shot a PSA to tell people to stop wasting precious ice. The video was then released to The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon to let people know exactly how they feel. After you watch it, tell me if you agree with them or will you continue wasting ice, ice baby?
Yesterday, on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon caused two of his guests some discomfort.
First up was Lindsay Lohan. When he was going though his suggestion box, someone mentioned that they challenged the Mean Girl to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Since she had not responded to that person in time, they asked the NBC late night host for some help. He worked his magic and suddenly she appeared. Something I am sure she regretted after he dumped a cold bucket of ice water on her head.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Fallon next trimmed Jared Leto’s bush on the show. Not the one that we could only see on cable, but the bush that is on his face. Something he so desperately needed, even though he didn’t want to go through with it. Too bad Jimmy didn’t take it all off. I miss the 30 Seconds from Mars’s singer’s clean shaven face. Although with that hair and beard, I can’t believe no one has asked him to play Jesus. He seriously looks like him. Doesn’t he?
Now back to Fallon, since I am a sadist, I love when he tortures people!