With stars like Tina Fey, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon apologizing and shows like "Community," "The Golden Girls" and "Scrubs" deleting episodes featuring blackface, Hollywood is finally beginning to reckon with one of its most insidious comedic tropes.
Don Cheadle opened up about his past experiences with racism and the police during a candid interview on The Tonight Show.
NAACP president and CEO Derrick Johnson thanked Fallon for his apology, calling it courageous and authentic.
Originally aired in 2000, the sketch features Fallon playing fellow "Saturday Night Live" veteran, Chris Rock.
A clip of Jimmy Fallon wearing blackface in an SNL sketch from 2000 has resurfaced online, leading to widespread criticism.In the video, the host of The Tonight Show can be seen impersonating comedian Chris Rock.
The Webby Awards may have had to cancel the in-person ceremony amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the 24th annual awards show goes on virtually with the “WFH: Webbys From Home.” Hosted by Patton Oswalt, the live-streamed celebration on Tuesday, May 19, upholds the traditions of the Webbys (the hallmark 5-Word Speech will live on), while […]
Archie Manners and Josh Pieters believe that their exclusive Carole Baskin interview was a "win-win."
“Tiger King” and Carole Baskin’s bizarre saga just took another surreal turn.In a bizarre prank only made possible by the coronavirus lockdown, two YouTubers used Zoom to pose as Jimmy Fallon producers and trick Baskin into giving her first interview since the release of the hit Netflix docuseries “Tiger King.”Claiming to be producers from “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” YouTubers Josh Pieters and Archie Manners reached out to Baskin to make her think she was appearing on the late-night show that is being broadcast from Fallon’s home during the coronavirus safe-at-home order. The pair recently pulled a similar stunt on some British celebrities — like pop star Craig David — using clips from “The Late Late Show With James Corden” that were aired during the COVID-19 lockdown, with Manners pretending to be a producer on the Zoom call.Also Read: Bill Maher Rips Into 'Tiger King' Star Joe Exotic: Torturing Animals Is What Got Us Into This Mess (Video)“There is often a moment where there isn’t a clip that’s suitable,” Pieters told Insider.com. “But that’s luckily where I have Archie on standby who can come in and act as the producer and say, ‘Oh we’ve got a quick change there, Jimmy’s just doing this,’ or ‘Jimmy’s just doing his makeup,’ and then it sort of explains why something sort of went wrong.”Baskin was chosen by the pair as a wild attempt to get the most unlikely guest they could find, and they said they were surprised when she agreed to the interview. Baskin, an activist fighting against private zoos that sell big cats, has been thrust into the public spotlight by “Tiger King,” which depicts her feud against exotic zoo owner Joe Exotic. Baskin has spoken out against the docuseries, calling it “salacious and sensational,” particularly in regards to its depiction of Exotic’s claim that Baskin killed her second husband who disappeared in 1997.Watch Baskin’s interview in the clip above.Read original story ‘Tiger King': Carole Baskin Unwittingly Gives First Interview to 2 YouTubers Posing as Jimmy Fallon Producers (Video) At TheWrap
Gigi Hadid publicly confirmed for the first time that she and Zayn Malik are expecting a baby.
Just days after news broke that Gigi Hadid is pregnant, the model personally confirmed everything in a new video interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Kate Hudson wanted to date Jimmy Fallon when they were making “Almost Famous” together, but Fallon never made a move.
Jimmy Fallon, Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell teamed up via video chat to create "The Longest Days of Our Lives," a hilarious, quarantine-inspired soap opera.
The late-night host, who was an "SNL" cast member for six years, was red-eyed and emotional.
The music live-streams that Global Citizen has been webcasting on a daily basis to promote World Health Organization initiatives during the coronavirus pandemic now have a considerably more spectacular outgrowth. The two organizations have announced "One World: Together at Home," a global special that will be seen and heard across major broadcast and cable networks […]
The comedian dances around in spandex shorts and a cowboy hat to encourage his followers to #StayAtHome.
Jimmy Fallon’s second night shooting “The Tonight Show: At Home Edition” was a hilarious debacle as his daughters stole the show.
Forced into isolation due to the coronavirus, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon will continue to make fans laugh with home videos.
For Hollywood’s entertainers, the show will go on amid the coronavirus pandemic — even if the venues have changed.
Both NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night With Seth Meyers have decided to suspend production effective Friday, after previously considering moving forward without studio audiences, due to coronavirus concerns. Originally, starting Monday, March 16, NBC's premiere late-night shows had planned to tape new episodes without a studio audience. Instead, The Tonight […]
NBC and CBS said they would suspend production of its two flagship late-night programs for a period of at least two weeks, the latest bit of fallout around wee-hours TV related to the spread of coronavirus. Starting Friday, “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night” will suspend production through a previously planned hiatus, which had been […]
New York City’s late-night TV shows are going without live studio audiences as coronavirus continues to spread. That means “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show” and “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” will forego an in-house crowd.While Bee’s show is cutting its audience beginning with tonight’s taping and Oliver’s with this Sunday’s, all the other programs listed above will put that policy into effect next Monday.“The Late Show” will tape in front of an audience tonight and tomorrow night and a repeat was previously scheduled for Friday, an individual with knowledge tells TheWrap. Fallon and Meyers’ programs will also tape in front of live audiences tonight and Thursday, and do not record shows on Fridays.An individual with knowledge of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” which doesn’t return with a new episode until March 28, told TheWrap that producers are monitoring the situation closely in partnership with NYC and health officials and that a decision will be made about how to proceed as “SNL” gets closer to going back into production.Also Read: 'The View,' 'Live With Kelly and Ryan' and 'Good Morning America' to Tape Without Audiences Due to CoronavirusOn the West Coast, “Conan” is currently in reruns and on a scheduled hiatus for the next two weeks.A person with knowledge of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” told TheWrap that for now the tapings will continue as always, with a studio audience. A separate person with information on the plans for CBS’ “Late Late Show With James Corden” told TheWrap that one will also remain status quo. It’s also business as usual for Comedy Central’s “Lights Out With David Spade,” an insider tells TheWrap. All three of those shows tape in Los Angeles and their plans are subject to change.Representatives for HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” also an L.A-based late-night series, did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s requests for comment.Also Read: 'Survivor' Delays Production on Season 41 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic“Due to growing fears over COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ will tape tonight’s episode without a live studio audience,” a spokesperson for the show told TheWrap Wednesday. “Bee says she will instead ‘do the show in front of a mirror, which I actually prefer. Despite the efforts being taken, we still have heard from Sean Spicer that tonight’s taping ‘was the largest audience ever to witness an [taping of Full Frontal], period, both in person and around the globe.’ Wow!”An NBC spokesperson said in their own statement: “The safety of our guests and employees is our top priority. As a precautionary measure, starting Monday, March 16, we have decided to suspend live audiences for ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ and ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers.’ Per guidance from New York City officials, the company is hoping to do its part to help to decrease the rate of transmission in our communities. Our shows will continue filming on their regular schedule, and currently, there will be no impact on air dates.”In another statement, a CBS representative said: “Beginning Monday, March 16, ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” will film without a live, in-studio audience. This move is being made out of an abundance of caution regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the uncertainty of the situation for future weeks. Per guidance from New York City officials, CBS and ‘The Late Show’ are doing their part to help decrease the potential rate of transmission in our communities. There have not been any specific developments at The Ed Sullivan Theater to cause concern for audiences with plans to attend the show tonight, tomorrow, or who have attended in recent weeks. For several weeks, the team at the theater has been taking all necessary precautions to protect everyone who enters and works in the theater with enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures. For the past several weeks, ‘The Late Show’ producers have consulted daily to share information with other New York-based late night shows, who will also be moving forward without an audience.”Also Read: Crew Member on Fox's 'NeXT' Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Production Wraps in Chicago“Our top priority is the safety of our guests and staff. Beginning Monday, March 16th, Comedy Central’s NY based late night series, ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,’ will film without a live, in-studio audience,” a Comedy Central spokesperson said. “This move is being made out of an abundance of caution and concern regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus and per guidance from New York City officials to take appropriate actions. There have been no developments at ‘The Daily Show’s’ studio to cause concern for audience members who have plans to attend the show tonight or tomorrow. Measures have been taken to protect everyone who enters and works in the office and studio with enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures. For the past several weeks, ‘The Daily Show’ producers have communicated daily with other New York-based late night shows, who will also be moving forward without an audience beginning Monday.”HBO added: “As of this coming Sunday, March 15, ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ will film without a live, in-studio audience. We are taking this precaution in accordance with best practices as outlined by New York City officials. We will continue to monitor the situation.”These NYC-based late-night shows are far from the first programs with a live audience to cut that component from their program amid increasing concerns about COVID-19, which the CDC declared a pandemic on Wednesday.Earlier today, Walt Disney Television announced it was suspending live audiences from attending all of its NYC-based news broadcasts and talk shows, including “The View,” “Live With Kelly and Ryan,” “Good Morning America,” “Strahan, Sara and Keke” and “Tamron Hall.”Other programs that have cut their live audiences include “The Wendy Williams Show,” “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune.”A number of public events have been called off in recent days as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise in the U.S., with some health experts advising against public gatherings where the disease may be spread from person to person.One of the first and biggest events to be affected by the coronavirus threat was the now-canceled South by Southwest festival in Austin, which was originally scheduled to take place next week. Several other public events have been canceled or postponed — including political rallies, some TV networks’ upfront presentations, the Los Angeles Times’ annual Festival of Books, World of Wonder’s RuPaul’s DragCon and, potentially, the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals.Read original story All NYC Late-Night Shows to Tape Without Live Studio Audiences Amid Coronavirus Pandemic At TheWrap
Just call Jimmy Fallon 'cupid.' Hailey Baldwin gave the 'Tonight Show' host a bit of credit where her love life is concerned.