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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:

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:

Does SportsCenter need to worry about the new Fox Sports 1 anchors?


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:

Drunk Ron Weasley celebrates Harry's birthday (and looks familiar) on 'Fallon' -- VIDEO

As any good witch- or wizard-wannabe knows, the Boy Who Lived isn’t much of a boy anymore. In fact, he turned 33 yesterday — on a date that also happens to be Harry Potter mastermind J.K. Rowling’s own birthday. (There must be some powerful magic at work every July 31.)

Naturally, Harry’s fans and celebrated the big day by writing fawning online tributes, making elaborate cakes, and admiring all seven of Kazu Kibuishi’s new covers for the series. And then there was Harry’s best friend Ron Weasley, who decided to fete his friend by singing a special song on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon… and chugging something that looks a little stronger than butterbeer.


'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' season 2 react: Jerry Seinfeld rides again with Sarah Silverman, David Letterman


The most risky thing about Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is the length. Each installment is just the right size to feel like a tedious waste of time if the jokes or chatter don’t land. The first two episodes of the second season avoid being weak cups of Jerry, although one offers a better jolt than the other.


Sorry, folks, Jimmy Kimmel didn't really buy that $1.9 million nude Bea Arthur painting

Remember that nude painting of the late actress Bea Arthur that sold to an anonymous buyer at a Christie’s action for nearly $2 million last week? Well, yesterday afternoon, comedian Jeffrey Ross sent a pretty stunning tweet, revealing that the mystery buyer was none other than late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. “Biggest surprise of my life. Thank you @jimmykimmel – the most generous guy in the world!” Ross wrote, linking to a photo of himself holding what appeared to be the painting. Kimmel, in turn, tweeted back, “@realjeffreyross Bea is watching over us, but especially you.”

Various news outlets quickly jumped on the story but, alas, some nude-Bea-Arthur-painting-related rumors are just too beautiful for this world. Kimmel tweeted last night that it was all just a joke and he had not, in fact, purchased the painting of the Maude and Golden Girls star: “Contrary to ‘news’ reports, I didn’t buy the Bea Arthur painting – not even for @realjeffreyross - but I did buy the Mona Lisa Lampanelli.” (A rep for Kimmel told The Hollywood Reporter that the painting in Ross’ tweet was actually a prop from Jimmy Kimmel Live!)

So who did fork over $1.9 million for artist John Currie’s 1991 work, “Bea Arthur Naked”? Well, we still don’t know for sure. But we can say this: Jay Leno has not actually come out and denied it.

Read more:
Nude Bea Arthur painting sells for $1.9 million
Naked painting of ‘Golden Girls’ star Bea Arthur could fetch millions at auction

Will Smith really wants you to remember that he used to be a rapper -- VIDEO

Remember when Men in Black 3 came out last year, and suddenly Will Smith just would not stop performing his old rap hits everywhere he went? (He kept doing it into the fall!)

Well, now that the Fresh Prince has another movie coming out — M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth — he’s apparently doing the rap thing again. Witness, for example, Smith’s big Late Show entrance last night, which the CBS Orchestra thoughtfully underscored with the strains of “Summertime.” Once he recognized they were playing his song, the movie star couldn’t resist rapping along. And after he noticed that his mic wasn’t capturing his rhymes, Smith also couldn’t resist stealing one of the band’s microphones and starting his verse over from the beginning.


'SNL': Who should replace Seth Meyers on 'Weekend Update'?

The news that Seth Meyers has been tapped as the next Late Night host begs an obvious question: Who will take over the Saturday Night Live anchor job?

My first pick: Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney. Mulaney has been a with the show for a few years, and since his pilot, Mulaney, wasn’t picked up, he could be looking for a bigger role on the late-night program. Mulaney has appeared in a few sketches before — check out his rant against Girl Scouts on Weekend Update — as well as garnered raves for his stand-up special, New In Town – so he would be a perfect fit. (A rep for Mulaney didn’t respond to EW’s request for comment.)

I don’t really see a current Saturday Night Live performer rising to “Update.” While I’d watch Bill Hader do just about anything on television, it’s unlikely that the character-driven performer would choose to give up a larger role in sketches to anchor the faux broadcast. The same goes for buzzy newcomers Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong. Perhaps Saturday Night Live should reach out to a former cast member — Maya Rudolph is searching for a new show after Up All Night was canceled, and her two brief cameos on this past week’s broadcast show she’s just as funny as ever. Besides Rudolph, SNL should consider some of these funny ladies who didn’t get the Late Night job, such as Samantha Bee or Amy Sedaris. READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Kimmel honors Charles Ramsey with fake trailer for History channel doc -- VIDEO

Charles Ramsey — the man who is simultaneously famous for eating a Big Mac, rescuing three women from a presumed decade in captivity, and giving television interviews like it was “an evening at the Apollo” — has already been fêted with an Autotuning, multiple talk show spotlights, and (now) an ad for a cable TV special, courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel. As the late-night host explained, “A star has been born.” A star who says some “hilarious s—.”

Check out the deep-voiced voice-over treatment below.


Kristen Wiig returns to 'Saturday Night Live,' busts a move in new promos -- VIDEO

Saturday Night Live Hall-of-Famer Kristen Wiig returns home to host the show this Saturday with musical guest Vampire Weekend. If the new promos are any indication, we’re all in for a treat. Wiig’s Garth & Kat partner Fred Armisen played along for her promos, which involve everything from reliving some of Wiig’s most famous characters (Jump-roping Rhonda!) to Armisen slapping her across the face for abandoning the show.

Other revelations: Wiig and Armisen have some wicked dance moves, and it wouldn’t be the craziest thing in the world for Olivia Newton-John to make a surprise appearance this Saturday. (Is it the Christmas show already?) But the moral of Wiig’s return is simple: You never know what you got till it’s gone. Now DANCE! (But, please… don’t make her sing.)

Watch Kristen Wiig’s SNL promos below! READ FULL STORY

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