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Jimmy Fallon Is Officially Taking Over ‘The Tonight Show’ – Moving Show To New York City

In news that surprises no one, Jimmy Fallon has inherited The Tonight Show’ from Jay LenoNBC confirmed rumors on Wednesday that Fallon would be taking over for Leno next Spring, and both hosts took the chance to address the the big news during their shows.

Hello! Welcome! This is Late Night with Jimmy Fallon…For now, Fallon joked during Wednesday’s taping. He went on to say, “You guys probably heard the news – I’m going to be taking over the Tonight Show next February! But don’t worry. Until February, our focus is right here on whatever this show is called…I want to thank everyone here at Late Night, the staff, the crew, and of course The Roots. I have to say thanks to Jay Leno for being so gracious. It means so much to me to have his support. I just want to thank the fans for staying up to 12:35am and watching us.”

Of course Jay couldn’t help taking another swipe at NBC’s low ratings, and his old rival David Letterman during his monologue.

I got to be honest with you, I had a really awkward day today. I had to call David Letterman and tell him he didn’t get ‘The Tonight Show’ again. Awful! Terrible.” If that didn’t make you roll your eyes, he also said, “I have just one request for Jimmy: We’ve all fought, kicked and scratched, to get this network up to fifth place, now we have to keep it there! Jimmy, don’t let it slip into sixth!

Dave’s the “old guy” now…with the two Jimmys!

Letterman also addressed the news on his show, getting in a dig at Leno and NBC’s history of backtracking.

It seems like we just went through this. Didn’t we just go through this? Jay Leno now is being replaced, and this is the second time this has happened. I mean, it’s crazy. He’s being replaced by a younger late-night talk show host — what could possibly go wrong?  Honestly. They had pretty good luck with this in the past.”

The man has a point. Is Jay really leaving this time around? I don’t hate Leno or anything, but the way he and the network screwed over Conan O’Brien back in 2010 left a bad impression that has made me dislike him ever since. To be fair, some of ‘The Tonight Show”s issues during Conan’s short lived stint were O’Brien’s fault. I didn’t think he would bring in the silly sketches that made him so likable on ‘Late Night,’ but there was something missing that kept me, a Conan fan, from tuning in.

I wish Jimmy luck, and if the other rumors are true and the show will be moving back to New York, I don’t think Fallon will have the same trouble with the show that Conan did. Of course, now Fallon will be going up against Letterman, and the other other Jimmy, but given the success Kimmel has had this might show that the younger, and frankly funnier, guys are taking over. But can we get a female or minority late night host, please?!

Ryan Lochte Visits ‘The Tonight Show’ And Lands Roll On ‘90210’

Derrrrrrp.

One of my many Olympic boyfriends made his first late night television appearance on ‘The Tonight Show,’ even donning a pair of Speedo shorts with the show’s logo on the back during the opening bit.

It was hard to ignore Kristen Bell, who is engaged to actor Dax Shepard by the way, and her obvious thirstiness, but I have to say RyRy did a pretty good job here, mostly because all he had to do was talk about himself. He discussed his grueling workouts and the possibility of him doing ‘Dancing With The Stars.’ He got an A in a dance class, bless him.

“It’s hard to walk and talk, like, at the same time. Huh huh.” Ryan Lochte onset of “90210”

Ryan’s first acting roll with be on an episode of ‘90210‘ which he shot this week while he was in L.A. I pretty much gave up on the CW so I won’t be watching, but I’m sure he’ll be fine. All he has to do is stand there shirtless and look hot. He’s so good at that.

[Ed.Note: DivaJulia saw that big ol’ Jethro doofus Ryan chatting about how hard it was on the set of 90210 because he had to “remember, like words and to remember to move and stuff”.  Let’s just say Brittani ~ the girl who wants RyRy, digs him a whole lot more than DivaJulia does….oh, HEY, Jason Richardson, Track and Field Gold Medalist!]

 

Jason Richardson….that’s right.


Michelle Obama and Gabrielle Douglas On ‘The Tonight Show’

Michelle and Gabby (and Stupid Jay Leno)

 

Our beautiful FLOTUS Michelle Obama made another appearance on ‘The Tonight Show,’ this time discussing that famous kiss-can incident with President Obama at a basketball game. She explained that she didn’t “turn him down,” but was a little freaked out seeing herself on the jumbotron,

This is the background. We had just — the girls [daughters Malia and Sasha] and I went somewhere else. We met him at the game. And I had just walked in and sat down, and I just saw my face on the Jumbotron. And I’m still a little embarrassed. So I just — I didn’t see the kiss cam part. … So I didn’t know we were supposed to kiss.”

As for politics, Michelle said that glad that her husband’s health reform bill, the Affordable Care Act, was deemed constitutional and welcomed Congressman Paul Ryan to the presidential race. “I hope that he and his family embrace the opportunity, which I know they will, to get out there and meet people in this country.”


Although obviously very busy, she stuck around to talk with Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas.  Douglas talked about her her pre-Olympics life having to move all the way to Iowa to train and the McDonald’s diet that kept her so strong throughout the competitions.

Mostly, Douglas is happy with the way her life has changed since she and Team USA kicked butt at the Olympics.

I think it’s very different and when I mean different it’s in a better way,” she said. “I mean I never thought I would be doing the show with the First Lady or even you, Jay!”

Oh, Gabby.