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Benedict Cumberbatch recites R. Kelly's 'Genius' on Kimmel: 'I can't wait to turn you on' -- VIDEO

Who knew Sherlock was a fan of slow-burning, explicitly sexual hip-hop?

Well, that’s elementary, my dear Watson, especially when it comes to Jimmy Kimmel Live late night antics. Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch appeared on Kimmel last night and gave a dramatic reading of R. Kelly’s “Genius,” a song from the artist’s upcoming album Black Panties.

“I give you Emmy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominee, Benedict Cumberbatch,” announced Kimmel to an impenetrable wall of audience shrieks. It was a simple setup — the English actor sat only on a stool, bathed in a single light — you know, the better to let the lyrical greatness shine through.

“Go to sleep, and when we wake up, I’mma hit that thing again,” Cumberbatch reads.

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Late Night Highlight: Jimmy Fallon and Kelly Ripa introduce 'Sauna Shorts' -- VIDEO

Today in This Exists: Sauna Shorts, a newfangled post-workout relaxer/weight loss contraption “lined with a silicone heating element that adjusts from 95° F to 167° F to induce perspiration and increase blood flow to help reduce inflammation of joints and help soothe tense, sore muscles.”

They also look mighty fetching when worn by Jimmy Fallon and Kelly Ripa, who donned the sweat-inducing pants on Fallon’s show last night. Check out the moment in our highlights video below. Warning: The word “crotch” comes up early and often.

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PopWatch Planner: 'Almost Human, 'Catching Fire,' 'Key and Peele,' and more

What’s worthy of PopWatching this week? Well, consider this week the calm before the holiday-movie storm. Next week is Thanksgivukkah and then a virtual Christmas-movie-marathon-mania follows. Before you get your dose of jolly caroling cheer, scenes of holly-trimmed (and secretly hostile) family dinners, and everyone quoting Love Actually, consider this your bah, Humbug! week, filled with a stocking’s worth of everything that’s anti-holiday — teens killing teens, crime-solving robots, and sardonic humor. Merry watching!

All times listed are Eastern.
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Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and more take a crack at Toronto mayor Rob Ford's drug scandal

Anthony Weiner owes Rob Ford a big, fat, thank you text. The Toronto mayor’s crack-smoking scandal is the latest bumbling politico to hijack the headlines, and in particular, a favorite subject to be lampooned by late night hosts.

In case you’ve been holed up in a D.A.R.E sweatshirt cocoon, Ford is the Toronto mayor who was saddled with allegations that he was caught smoking crack on video. In a news conference on Tuesday he admitted, “Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine,” he said. “But no, do I, am I an addict? No. Have I tried it? Probably in one of my drunken stupors, probably approximately about a year ago.” This slippery slope of shoddy substance abuse logic had late night hosts in a comedy stupor of their own last night. Read on for our round-up of the best Rob Ford jokes of last night from Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and more. READ FULL STORY

Watch Jimmy Kimmel's annual 'I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy ' prank

Oh, Jimmy Kimmel, you sneaky late night show host!

Kimmel held his third annual “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy” prank last week and created another video of your children in utter sadness and devastation, for your enjoyment of course.

His team received so many submissions that it took them a whole weekend to sift through through videos of crying children. Oh to be so young and precious that the sight of an empty pumpkin trick-or-treat bucket crumbles your world to Reese’s pieces. Some memorable bits? Inconsolable blond brothers wailing like banshees and rustling through tragically empty wrappers and a daughter whose tantrum is foiled by the force of gravity.

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Jimmy Fallon and Alec Baldwin starred in a cop show in the '80s -- VIDEO

Talk about a spit-take.

Alec Baldwin stopped by Monday night’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and the duo revealed some “found footage” of their late, questionably great ’80s cop sitcom, Point Pleasant Police Department.

“We get into a lot of, you know, messy situations,” Baldwin teased as Fallon rolled the clip.

And Baldwin’s right, though the two don’t solve any crimes. Instead, they snack — a lot — and, well, let’s just say they get into each other’s faces. Perhaps they were simply trying to enunciate?

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Kanye West on Kimmel: Epic rant to clarify last rant

After Kanye went on a Twitter rant following Jimmy Kimmel’s spoof of his BBC interview, the two agreed to talk it out on Wednesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. And in true Kanye form, he went on another epic rant to clarify his last rant.

“We had a big dumb fight on Twitter but he was nice enough to come on tonight,” said Kimmel, who tried to cut the tension by opening with accessories. He asked about Kanye’s outfit (“Ralph”), was he wearing a new grill (“No, they’ve been in my mouth for three years”), before showing a clip of the skit that started it all (even Kanye was smiling!)

“The truth is, the main reason I did that is because I like to see kids curse,” said Kimmel who admitted he didn’t watch the entire BBC interview. Both assured us this wasn’t a publicity stunt. READ FULL STORY

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jimmy Fallon, and Stephen Merchant's 'lip-synch battle for the ages' -- VIDEO

Last night’s episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon took an unexpected turn when writer/comedian/actor Stephen Merchant showed up with a little game he invented with his pals John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. It’s simple, really: Each person gets the opportunity to lip-synch two songs of choice, and whoever does the best job of lip-synching — which, Ashlee Simpson can attest, isn’t easy — wins!

But this was a three-way battle between Merchant, Fallon, and this week’s EW cover star, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

First up, Merchant kicked things off with the DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince tune “Boom! Shake the Room.” Then Fallon took things back to the ’80s with the Human League classic “Don’t You Want Me?,” and Gordon-Levitt took things back even further with Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer,” complete with a mic-stand drop.

Round two consisted of Merchant shaking his groove thang to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” Fallon getting the crowd involved in the A-ha hit “Take On Me,” and Gordon-Levitt bringing things home with Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” Watch all the magic unfold (and find out who won) in the video below:
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Arsenio Hall makes his return to late night -- how did he do?

Arsenio Hall is back! After a nearly 20-year hiatus from the spotlight, Eddie Murphy’s best friend has re-emerged with his new syndicated series Arsenio.

Resurfacing on the small screen Monday night for what he called a “party with friends,” Hall, brought ’90s flair to his late-night broadcast. From his opening sequence with Jay Leno as his shrink to guest Chris Tucker, a performance from Snoop Dogg (now Snoop Lion), and Tara Reid spotted in the audience, the 2012 winner of Celebrity Apprentice evoked late-night nostalgia.

Hall stuck to the formula he left behind in 1994: funny jokes, iconic hip-hop performances, and that memorable “woof woof” chant. The highlight came when Hall presented a time capsule filled with memorabilia from his last taping, revealing a prosthetic butt that he claimed belonged to Paula Abdul. To much surprise, the former American Idol judge popped onstage, complimenting the work of the fake butt and congratulating Hall on his triumphant comeback

She also took the opportunity to get in a few jabs against former nemesis Simon Cowell:
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Does SportsCenter need to worry about the new Fox Sports 1 anchors?

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On Saturday FOX launched its 24-hour sports channel FOX Sports 1, and despite a solid roster of NASCAR, UFC, and MLB games, the clear must-watch on the schedule is the the flagship highlights show, FOX Sports Live and it’s co-anchors Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole. Onrait and O’Toole have been entertaining Canada for years with their unique brand of sarcasm and adorable Canadian accents, and this weekend they traded in their beaver-pelts and igloos for spray tans and plastic surgery as they headed south for their debut from Los Angeles. In a throwback to the haloed SportsCenter days of Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick, FOX Sports 1 is banking on chemistry and entertainment from their anchors to drive ratings and pull in viewers.

Here are a few of the highlights:
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