Jimmy Fallon
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Jimmy Fallon
James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon, Jr. is an American actor, comedian, singer, musician and television host. He currently hosts Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, a late-night talk show that airs Monday through Friday on NBC. Prior to that, he was best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998–2004, as well as for having appeared in several films.
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Jimmy Fallon Never Recovered From His Disastrous Trump Interview
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In September, back when President Donald Trump was still just the Republican presidential nominee, Jimmy Fallon invited him to appear on “The Tonight Show” for some fun and games.  The decision to have Trump on at all proved controversial at the time, as some thought Fallon should have gone the way of Seth Meyers, who months earlier had banned Trump from his late-night show for as long as the Trump banned The Washington Post from his rallies.  But the interview itself led to another level of anger for liberals around the country. Rather than confront Trump about his decision to build a campaign on xenophobic promises, Fallon went the other way, tossing him softball questions about coins and laughing uproariously at Trump’s joke about hamburgers. He even ruffled Trump’s hair. Fallon’s interview, in many people’s eyes, was a not just embarrassing, but dangerous, normalizing the views of a seemingly unstable man who was threatening the central tenets of the country, all in ex ...
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Jessica Biel Says She Eats In The Shower Because #MomLife
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Back in October, Jessica Biel shared an unusual Instagram post that resonated with a lot of moms. The actress posted a photo of a plate, fork and cup of coffee in the shower. “Yes. I eat in the shower. I admit it,” she wrote in the caption, along with the hashtag #ShowerEats. The post elicited a lot of responses from her fellow parents, who commented that they engage in similar multitasking stunts. Yes. I eat in the shower. I admit it. Chicken apple sausage and espresso. Try it. I dare you. #ShowerEats A photo posted by Jessica Biel (@jessicabiel) on Sep 30, 2016 at 1:35pm PDT Appearing on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday, the actress elaborated on her Instagram post and got real about parenting. “You eat in the shower?” Fallon asked her. “This is just mom life,” she replied. Biel and her husband Justin Timberlake are parents to a son named Silas, who turns 2 in April. It seems that being a parent has he ...
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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon (as Trump) Meets the Press
NYTimes - 7 days
Mr. Fallon and other hosts took comic inspiration Thursday from President Trump’s 77-minute news conference.
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Alec Baldwin And Jimmy Fallon Just Did Competing Donald Trump Impersonations
Huffington Post - 14 days
As President Donald Trump continues to inspire protests, Jimmy Fallon’s brand of throw-no-punches comedy seems to increase in cringe-worthiness.  Nevertheless, Fallon hosted Alec Baldwin on “The Tonight Show” Thursday, ahead of Balwin’s 17th time hosting “SNL” this weekend. Baldwin has recently regained massive popularity with a beloved (and bordering on vicious) impersonation of Trump. During a recurring game segment called “Box of Lies” ― where Fallon and his guest guess whether the other is lying about an object hidden to only the guesser ― Baldwin broke into his Trump persona seemingly impromptu. While trying to lie about having a Chewbacca mask with a blonde wig in front of him, Baldwin instead stated ― in his signature Trump squint and pout ― that his object was a burrito filled with bananas.  “It’s a banana burrito!” he said in his Trump voice. The two then went back and forth trading their best Trump impersonations ― minus the orange makeup and bad ...
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Sorry, Donald, But 'SNL' Is Having Its Biggest Season In Two Decades
Huffington Post - 16 days
In the last four months, President Donald Trump has called NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” “boring,” “unfunny,” “one-sided,” “biased,” “unwatchable,” “terrible,” “the worst of NBC” and “a complete hit job.” Watched Saturday Night Live hit job on me.Time to retire the boring and unfunny show. Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks. Media rigging election! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016 But if ratings are any indication, he’s wrong. In fact, NBC told The Huffington Post that Season 42 of “SNL” is the show’s most-watched season in 22 years. That means “SNL” is doing better right now than it ever did in the Will Ferrell and Tina Fey years, and it hasn’t done so well since Mike Myers was still a part of the cast, during the 1994-1995 season. Overall this season, the show’s total viewership is up 22 percent compared to this time last year and up 19 percent among 18-to-49-year-olds. Last week’s show was actually the second biggest of the week among 18-t ...
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Joe Jonas And Jimmy Fallon Bro Out In Their Undies For Some Reason
Huffington Post - 17 days
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Hear singer's uncanny celebrity impressions
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Singer Alessia Cara showcased her arsenal of impressive celebrity impressions on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
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Keanu Reeves and Judd Apatow did standup with jokes written by kids
Yahoo News - 22 days
Knock knock. Who's there? Three rising "kid" comedians! Last night on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon , the jokes that had the audience cracking up were all written by real kids ages five through ten. The jokes covered all kinds of topics from kolas falling out of trees to some old school political humor.  The late night host was joined by actor Keanu Reeves and director/producer Judd Apatow; each guy created their own comedian persona to deliver the punch lines. Apparently wearing funky blazers is a requirement when doing standup. Who knew kids could come up with funnier jokes than adults? Stephen Colbert takes on Trump's love of theatrics with 'So You Think You Can SCOTUS' Ellen DeGeneres and Jamie Dornan turn up the heat in an office supply bondage sesh Watch Ricky Gervais and Stephen Colbert debate the existence of God Unique German words will help you express yourself like a boss
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Powerless Review: NBC's DC Comedy Has Potential, But Lacks Punch - Cinema Blend
Google News - 24 days
Cinema Blend Powerless Review: NBC's DC Comedy Has Potential, But Lacks Punch Cinema Blend Who wouldn't want to live in a superhero universe? You could have incredible powers, the chance to save the world, and live an all-around fascinating existence. Sadly, not all of us have that luxury. In a world defended by the super, some people have ... Powerless stands strong amid the cluttered superhero landscapeA.V. Club Interview: Vanessa Hudgens and Christina Kirk Talk Powerless' Comedic Take On SuperheroesThe Mary Sue Vanessa Hudgens and Jimmy Fallon Sang the Friends Theme Like You've Never Heard ItTIME Billboard -MTV.com -Just Jared -Yahoo Food all 63 news articles »
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Cate Blanchett Gets Emotional While Roasting Donald Trump
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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Bill Maher Has A Very Important Message For People Interviewing Donald Trump
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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Bill Maher has issued a stark warning to fellow TV hosts who interview President-elect Donald Trump in the upcoming months. “If you are going to have him on, he’s a politician,” Maher said on Wednesday’s broadcast of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “I know he’s actually a game show host from Queens, but now he’s the president of the United States, so if you’re going to have him on ― this is everybody ― hold his feet to the fire,” he added. “Don’t let him use you.” ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jimmy Fallon
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    On September 15, 2016, Fallon hosted Donald Trump on The Tonight Show during the United States presidential election.
    More Details Hide Details After the appearance, Fallon was criticized by some media critics and viewers on social media for the uncontroversial questions he asked of Trump. David Sims, writing in The Atlantic, called the interview an "embarrassment." In response to the criticism, Fallon said to TMZ: "Have you seen my show? I’m never too hard on anyone. We’ll have Hillary Clinton on tomorrow, and we’ll do something fun with her too." Fallon told David Steinberg on the Showtime series Inside Comedy that as a child he and his sister would imitate Steve Martin and Dan Aykroyd's "Wild and Crazy Guys" routines from Saturday Night Live, and that he listened to comedy records, learning to imitate Rodney Dangerfield from them.
  • 2015
    He reiterated this point at the 67th Emmy Awards on September 20, 2015, where he also appeared in public without his finger bandaged for the first time.
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    In an interview with Billboard magazine in September 2015, Fallon explained that his finger still had limited mobility and that another surgery would be required.
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    As of July 14, 2015, he was expecting to spend another eight weeks without any feeling in his finger.
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    On June 26, 2015, Fallon suffered a ring avulsion, an injury he suffered by tripping over a rug in his home and catching his ring on a counter top which nearly tore off his finger.
    More Details Hide Details He was taken to the emergency room then sent to a surgeon who performed microsurgery on his finger. Fallon spent 10 days in the ICU before going home. He discussed this on the July 13 episode of the Tonight Show and thanked the doctors and nurses who helped him.
    Fallon's third book, Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada, a children's book, was released in June 2015.
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  • 2014
    Fallon's Tonight Show debut on February 17, 2014, on NBC's network engaged 11.3 million viewers.
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  • 2013
    On April 3, 2013, following a period of speculation, NBC officially announced that Fallon would succeed Jay Leno to become the sixth permanent host of The Tonight Show following the 2014 Winter Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details Fallon and Leno sang the "Tonight"s parody of Tonight Show together.
    Discussions for Fallon to take over The Tonight Show began in early 2013.
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  • 2012
    In 2012, Fallon released his second comedy album, Blow Your Pants Off, which compiles many of his musical performances on Late Night. The album won a Grammy in 2013 for Best Comedy Album.
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  • 2010
    Fallon also hosted the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards in 2010.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon premiered in March 2009 to mixed reviews.
    More Details Hide Details In discovering the show's style, it took much less time than his predecessor. Producer Michael Shoemaker felt that it solidified when the show used Susan Boyle as a joke. While other late-night programs had centered on her appearance, Fallon's Late Night debuted a sketch in which Boyle's emotional performances could "salve any affliction." It was this style of humor, that Adam Sternbergh of New York dubbed "the comedy of unabashed celebration," that led to the program's success. Fallon proved himself different from other late-night hosts, with more of a reliance on music, dancing, impersonations, and games. Between Fallon's own musical sensibilities and the recruitment of his house band, hip-hop collective The Roots, his incarnation of Late Night "evolved into the most deeply musical of TV’s musical-comedy variety programs", with sketches in which he parodies Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen going viral online. Coincidentally, it was during the Tonight Show debacle that Fallon's show found its footing. Another component built into the program was its association with social media and the Internet. The first majorly successful online clip was of Fallon and Justin Timberlake performing a "History of Rap". Online interaction and its presence on the show soon became crucial to its success. As of August 2013, Fallon was earning a salary of $11 million a year for his work on Late Night.
  • 2008
    In May 2008, Fallon was announced as the successor to O'Brien's Late Night.
    More Details Hide Details Fallon was considered an odd choice for the job, both by executives at NBC (who "hated" the idea and predicted it to be a failure), and among the general public. This was referenced in an early promo for the series: "You loved him on SNL! You hated him in the movies! Now you're ambivalent."
  • 2007
    He met his wife, producer Nancy Juvonen, during production of the film and the two wed in December 2007.
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    A few months later, Fallon proposed on the dock at sunset with a Neil Lane designed engagement ring in August 2007 at Nancy's family home in Wolfeboro on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.
    More Details Hide Details They were married three months later. They have two daughters: Winnie Rose, born in 2013, and Frances Cole, born in 2014; both were born via gestational surrogacy. Fallon was raised in a Catholic family and, when he was a child, wanted to eventually become a priest. He has a female English cream Golden Retriever dog named Gary Frick that has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. On February 22, 2011, Fallon was on The Dr. Oz Show and had a mole removed from his left hand in front of a live studio audience by cosmetic surgeon Arthur Perry.
    After meeting on the set of Fever Pitch, Nancy and Jimmy began dating in May 2007 after Drew Barrymore invited Fallon to a birthday party she threw for Nancy.
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    Fallon married film producer Nancy Juvonen, co-owner of production company Flower Films, on December 22, 2007.
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    Michaels urged NBC to give Fallon a holding deal in February 2007 so that he couldn't be lured elsewhere.
    More Details Hide Details To prepare for the role of a late-night host, Fallon toured college campuses and comedy clubs for eight months, where he tested out a new, 50-minute routine. He also began watching the comedy of Chevy Chase, Dick Cavett, and Johnny Carson, as well as The Larry Sanders Show.
  • 2004
    With big expectations from the studio, Taxi premiered in the fall of 2004 and was a flop with critics and audiences, resulting in Fallon's first failure. 20th Century Fox had already signed him on for his second major role, starring opposite Drew Barrymore 2005's romantic comedy Fever Pitch, before Taxi was unsuccessful.
    More Details Hide Details Fever Pitch did not do much better, receiving mild reviews and tepid box office returns.
    Due to these conflicts (and his contract ending), his sixth season at SNL was his final, with Fallon signing off at the conclusion of the show's twenty-ninth season in May 2004.
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  • 2003
    He split his time in the fall of 2003 between shooting the film in Los Angeles and returning to New York City for SNL.
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  • 2002
    Fallon was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2002, an honor Fallon found embarrassing.
    More Details Hide Details Fallon began to pursue a movie career beginning in 2004. He had spurned most major roles due to lack of time and disinterest in the dozens of scripts he read. He signed on for his first lead role in Taxi, a remake of a French film. Fallon had read the script in the prior years but became more interested when co-star Queen Latifah became attached to the project. He was also attracted to the film's action comedy tone, seeing comparisons with SNL alumnus Eddie Murphy's first big film, 48 Hrs. (1982).
  • 2001
    During this time, Fallon parlayed his SNL success into co-hosting the 2001 MTV Movie Awards and 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, and the recording on his debut comedy album, The Bathroom Wall (2002), which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.
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    Fallon called a December 2001 sketch in which he imitates Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger in a mirror opposite Jagger his favorite thing he had done up to that point.
    More Details Hide Details In his later years on SNL, Fallon co-starred in skit titled The Barry Gibb Talk Show alongside musician Justin Timberlake, where the duo portrayed Bee Gees brothers Barry and Robin Gibb. It marked the beginning of a long-running friendship and collaboration with Timberlake. Fallon became well known for his tendency to break character in sketches, an attribute he himself, as well Michaels, disliked. It began in the infamous "More cowbell" sketch, when Will Ferrell wore a tighter shirt than expected, causing Fallon to crack up. Following this, other cast members would intentionally try to get Fallon to break. For example, Ferrell did this by squeezing his leg underneath the water in the "Luvahs In A Hot Tub" sketch. Critics derided this tendency as an example of a secretly smug persona, or how unprofessional he was. Other cast members believed he was attempting to steal the moment, to make the sketch about himself. The joke became near-constant during Fallon's final year on the show.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Fallon debuted on Saturday Night Live as a featured player at the beginning of the show's twenty-fourth season in September 1998.
    More Details Hide Details He became a star by his fourth episode, when he performed Halloween-themed versions of songs by popular artists, as well as his Sandler impression. His sudden popularity made Fallon a celebrity, where he was considered both charming and a sex symbol. Fallon possessed a strong female fan-base, receiving numerous letters from fans and becoming the subject of numerous fan-sites. He became the program's most featured mimic, with popular impressions of Robert De Niro, Jerry Seinfeld, and Howard Stern. In addition, he also starred as many original characters, including Nick Burns, an IT Support nerd, Pat "Sully" Sullivan, one of the Boston Teens with Rachel Dratch, and in Jarret's Room, a fictional webcast hosted by stoner college students Jarret (Fallon) and Gobi (Horatio Sanz). He was promoted to repertory player in his second season. In his off time, Fallon released a book comprising e-mail exchanges with his sister, titled I Hate This Place: A Pessimist's Guide to Life (1999), and filmed a minor role for the film Almost Famous (2000). During their time at SNL, Fallon and Horatio Sanz often drank together. Sanz has described Fallon and himself as "super-functioning alcoholics," and stated, "They say that kind of goes hand in hand with SNL, some kind of substance-abuse issues, because it's so stressful you easily find yourself blowing off steam a lot." For example, on one occasion, they spent a Friday night watching the Strokes perform a midnight show, staying up until the early morning drinking, despite having to do SNL that night. "We actually took what we thought being on SNL was, what people think is awesome about it, and we made it happen," said Sanz, who noted that he and Fallon got in more than a few bar fights.
    In 1998, Fallon appeared briefly on the show Spin City in the second season as a man selling photographs.
    More Details Hide Details He remained fixated on joining Saturday Night Live. After two years of working with the Groundlings, he auditioned for the program in 1997, but was unsuccessful. When he was cast in a pilot presentation for the WB, Fallon made sure to include a clause in his contract specifying that if he were to join SNL he would be released from his contract. His manager sent videotapes to Marci Klein and Ayala Cohen, producers for SNL. This was my ultimate goal. If I ever cut into a birthday cake and made a wish, I would wish to be on SNL. If I threw a coin into a fountain, I would wish to be on SNL. If I saw a shooting star, I would wish to be on SNL. I remember saying to myself, 'If I don't make it on show before I'm 25, I'm going to kill myself.' It's crazy. I had no other plan. I didn't have friends, I didn't have a girlfriend, I didn't have anything going on. I had my career, that was it.
    Fallon remained on SNL for six years between 1998 and 2004, co-hosting the program's Weekend Update segment and becoming a celebrity in the process.
    More Details Hide Details He left the program for the film industry, starring in films such as Taxi (2004) and Fever Pitch (2005). Following his film career, Fallon returned to television as the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC in 2009, where he became well known for his emphasis on music and games. He moved from that program to become the sixth permanent host of the long-running The Tonight Show in 2014. In addition to his television work, Fallon has released two comedy albums and three books. Fallon was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, and is the son of Gloria (née Feeley) and James W. Fallon. Fallon's ancestry is five-eighths Irish, a quarter German, and one-eighth Norwegian; his paternal grandmother, Luise Schalla, was from Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Lower Saxony, Germany, while one of his maternal great-grandfathers, Hans Hovelsen, was an immigrant from Fredrikstad, Norway.
    He was commissioned to join NBC's Saturday Night Live as a cast member in 1998, fulfilling a lifelong dream.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born on September 19, 1974.
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