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.
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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.
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.
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
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
Things are going to get awkward on the Late Show tonight.
As previously announced, America’s favorite headline maker Lindsay Lohan is visiting David Letterman tonight, and if this preview clip is any indication, the host isn’t going for the softball questions.
In the clip, made available by CBS this afternoon, Letterman takes the actress by surprise, shifting talk to her upcoming stay in rehab. “What are they rehabbing, first of all?” he asks. “We didn’t discuss this in the pre-interview,” Lohan replies, before calling rehab “a blessing.”
Watch their exchange below.
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When Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen described the members of New Kids on the Block as the first boy band-turned-man band, he wasn’t kidding. Faster than you could say “Mazel!” the Beantown balladeers were talking about Joey McIntyre’s junk, and the adult conversation didn’t stop until the WWHL aftershow cameras clicked off.
Fresh off the release of their album 10, McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, and brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight were eager to take on everything Cohen had on tap. As is custom at the Bravo Clubhouse, this included cheekily named games with titles like “New Kids on the Jock” (yes, that was a bulge-identifying contest — which they nailed) and “Who Kids on the Block” — a kiss-and-tell, Newlywed Game-style lark during which we learned Danny has always done well with the ladies and that Joey is, very proudly, the quintet’s biggest Masshole. READ FULL STORY
Usher visited Jimmy Fallon last night to promote the new season of The Voice, and it initially seemed as if his electric presence short-circuited the entire stage. ”This is very interesting,” Fallon said, as the lights went pitch black just as he was introducing Usher. ”No, this is good, you guys. This is the way he wants it to be lit.”
Before he finished that sentence the lights came back on.
What followed was a delightful, if at times a little confusing interview. Usher teased that people don’t always get his humor — but that he was like ”black Larry David”– after a joke about his rings fell flat. ”I don’t know what to believe anymore,” Fallon said. ”It’s a tricky interview for me.”
With all these tricks for Fallon, it almost seems like NBC is putting him through a rigorous vetting process for something.
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