If we can’t have real, live episodes of Modern Seinfeld, at least we’ve got the next best thing: Actual standup from the man himself. Seinfeld stopped by The Tonight Show last night, as he is wont to do, and performed a few minutes of a new routine about how “food is over.” It’s not his best material, but there are a few solid laughs about Pop-Tarts and how gross breakfast was in the ’60s — and best of all, a handful of lines sound like they came straight from Fake Jerry’s mouth. (“Why does cake have frosting? You’re already cake! Take it easy!”)
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Have your senses recovered from Sunday’s GoDaddy kiss heard ’round the world? Have you finally managed to have a full night’s sleep without waking with a start, the sound of mouths being pushed together buzzing in your ear? Well… you can still watch this video, it’s not that bad.
Jay Leno sleazily tried to get Bar Refaeli to kiss him (somebody call Mavis!) on The Tonight Show, but things didn’t work out as planned (props to Jesse Heiman for being a good sport).
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Lesson of the day: Don’t joke that you’ll fork over some cash to Donald Trump — the Apprentice host may miss the humor and demand you pay up.
That’s exactly what’s happening to Bill Maher. During a guest appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last month, Maher quipped that Trump must be “the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan” (Exhibit A: his orange hair). In a riff off of Trump’s own offer to give $5 million to the charity of Barack Obama’s choice if the President released his college paperwork, Maher said he would do the same for Trump if the real estate mogul supplied proof that he is not descended from an ape. READ FULL STORY
Genial talk show host Jay Leno and aggressively odd rapper Nicki Minaj seem like they have approximately nothing in common. But on The Tonight Show yesterday, the two realized that they actually do share something: They’ve both been involved in high-profile celebrity feuds.
Yes, says Minaj, the animosity between her and fellow new American Idol judge Mariah Carey isn’t trumped up for the cameras: “It definitely isn’t a fake feud.” According to her, the fighting began as simple joking around before taking a turn for the real (maybe around the same time Nicki cursed out Mariah in North Carolina). “We’re both passionate, and both crazy, and we’re both, you know,” Minaj helpfully explained to Leno, adding, “and then sometimes it just goes ‘rawrr!'”
Jimmy Kimmel has been anything but shy about his animosity toward Jay Leno over the years, but exactly how deeply he dislikes the Tonight Show host is made evident in a recent article by Rolling Stone.
In the magazine’s cover story, Kimmel — whose late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live will find itself in direct timeslot competition with Leno and David Letterman starting Jan. 8 — is quoted as saying a host of harsh comments about Leno, with whom he has publicly panned in the past.
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The “Gangnam Style” craze: It’s not quite over yet!
Hugh Jackman’s Les Mis press tour took a slight detour last night when Jay Leno brought up the star’s recent trip to Korea — and asked if he had seen America’s
favorite least favorite probational favorite Korean rapper PSY when he was in Seoul. In response, Jackman noted that he and PSY go way back — all the way back to October, when PSY donned a pair of Wolverine claws and taught the Aussie how to do the “Gangnam Style” dance. Naturally, this led to Jackman asking Leno if he’d like to learn the dance as well. And because talk show hosts are legally obligated to embarrass themselves on air, Leno said “sure.”
Spoiler alert: Leno can’t move nearly as well as Jackman. But whether you love the Tonight Show host or are Jimmy Kimmel, you’ll probably enjoy watching him try to saddle up.
Hold the phone — Matt Damon hasn’t hosted Saturday Night Live since 2002?! That’s bananas. The show could definitely use a strong dose of Bourne 1.0 in 2013 — especially if Damon whips out his unexpectedly spot-on Bill Clinton impersonation.
The Promised Land star did that impression on The Tonight Show yesterday, regaling Jay Leno with an anecdote about a screening of Good Will Hunting at Camp David circa 1997. He sounded just like our 42nd president — or, at least, like Darrell Hammond speaking as our 42nd president. And as a bonus, the story revealed why Clinton loves Tom Hanks. (It’s not just because everybody loves Tom Hanks.)
The last time Lindsay Lohan stopped by The Tonight Show, Jay Leno steered the beleaguered actress through a surprisingly frank conversation about her legal woes, her jail time, and what she’s learned from her rocky post-Mean Girls years. “I made a lot of poor decisions in the past,” she told Leno. “And I’m dealing with the consequences of those decisions. So, yeah, there were times when I was concerned [about getting work], but I’m a fighter. And I know I have to work to gain the respect back. And I’m willing to do the work that I have to do to follow through with being an actress.”
Alas, Lohan’s most recent Tonight Show interview wasn’t nearly as candid — though between bouts of nervous hair-playing, she did briefly address canceling on Barbara Walters and the news that she apparently has a half-sister. Of the former, Lindsay said vaguely that “the timing wasn’t right” for a probing 20/20 sitdown; of the latter, she drily commented, “I guess I could give her one word of advice: Good luck with my dad.” READ FULL STORY
While her sometimes-boyfriend and full-time-costar Robert Pattinson was busy chatting up Jimmy Kimmel, Stewart stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night to discuss Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 2.
The actress — whose awkwardness during public appearances is well-documented — seemed particularly nervous for this chat, although she shouldn’t have been. The in-studio audience was supportive, cheering for her whether she discussed fans in Tokyo or the story behind her new fragrance.
In the more entertaining second segment, Stewart dished on vampires. When Leno asked her to set up Breaking Dawn — Part 2, she explained, “Popped one out, pretty concerned with that. Me and Edward are doing quite well, people keep trying to kill my baby. But I’m now super spectacular so I can take care of that, being a vampire.” READ FULL STORY
It’s Britney, bit** … and Simon.
The X Factor‘s two harshest judges, Britney Spears and Simon Cowell, stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night and aside from the usual chatter about Britney’s reaction to being booed by audiences and being “mean” to contestants, the reality stars also revealed some quirky facts about themselves. Here’s what we learned:
- 'Interview' 'will be distributed': Sony lawyer
- 'Hobbit' wins at weekend box office: $56.2M
- 'Fifty Shades of Grey' to debut at Berlin fest
- Kevin Hart to host 'SNL' in January
- 'SNL' host poll: How'd Amy Adams do?
- Mike Myers makes surprise visit to 'SNL'
- 'Mythbusters' on new format, cast changes
- 'Hannibal': Michael Pitt out, Joe Anderson in
- 'Colbert Report' has immortal, all-star finale
- 'Game of Thrones' refashions Arya's look
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