25 memorable moments from ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

25 memorable moments from 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' Following in the footsteps of Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon had some pretty big shoes to fill when taking over the 'Tonight Show' on Feb. 17, 2014. Check out 25 of the most memorable moments with some of Hollywood's biggest A-list guests as Jimmy Fallon celebrates his 3rd anniversary as the 'Tonight Show' host. Continue Reading

What audiences didn’t see on Minneapolis version of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

The most heart-warming moment of Jimmy Fallon’s unprecedented performance at the Orpheum Theatre Sunday came when the late-night king slid up next to guest Justin Timberlake to re-enact their Bee Gees impressions in a giddy rendition of “Nights on Broadway.” Unfortunately, the impromptu nod to “Saturday Night Live” came after the cameras had been turned off, the Teleprompter had gone dark and the 300-plus crew members had already started loading up the vans for the long haul back to New York City. Timberlake and his band also sang "Drink You Away" once the show ended after the Orpheum audience started chanting, "one more song!" Not that millions of viewers who stayed up late on a school night didn’t get enough treats during the live broadcast of “The Tonight Show,” which aired 90 minutes after Super Bowl coverage had wrapped. Dwayne Johnson munched popcorn while debuting a trailer for the upcoming film, “Skyscraper,” which looks to be like The Rock’s version of “Die Hard.” Cast members from “This Is Us” stumbled through the drama’s “Big Three” chant. The Roots, the show’s invaluable house band, was in an extra jubilant mood as the group originated in Philadelphia. And Timberlake showed off even more musical chops than he did at halftime with the help of special guest Chris Stapleton. Despite the sold-out venue’s lack of booze — or even diet sodas — the tightly-packed hour had a party atmosphere, led by late-night’s most care-free host who seemed genuinely giddy about his virgin voyage to the Twin Cities. “You heard it here first. We are moving the show to Minneapolis,” he said at the top of the program as the crowd remained on their feet throughout the opening monologue. “Hold on to your tater tots!” During one commercial break, Fallon took questions from the audience, triggering the inevitable request from Continue Reading

Donald Trump parodies himself on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Donald Trump got to play opposite one of his favorite celebrities on "The Tonight Show" Friday – himself. In a way, that is: The front-running Republican presidential candidate teamed up with NBC host Jimmy Fallon for a take on the old “talking to myself in the dressing room mirror” routine. Fallon and Trump wore matching dark suits and sculpted coifs for the bit, which had Fallon as Trump strolling past a wall of portraits of the real-estate kingpin while finishing up a phone call. "I'm about to go out for my interview with Jimmy Fallon. I'll call you back after I comb my hair," Fallon said in his best Trump-speak. "Talk to you in 3 hours." Trump seemed game for the sketch's sendup of his famous love affair with himself, his accent, and his penchant for going heavy on promises and light on details, occasionally favoring the studio audience with a bit of side-eye. Mimicking Trump's hand-waving, derogatory style of talk, Fallon plunged into some faux interview prep. "Question 1. Are you ready for the Republican debate next week?" "Look, the truth is, I'm always ready," Trump replied. "Look, it's a BIG debate, but I'm always ready." Fallon swung at the pitch: "It's not just big. It's HUUUUUGE." The crowd screamed. The pair riffed on Trump's promise to "Make America Great Again" by fostering job growth – without really saying how. How, Fallon asked, would Trump create jobs? "I'm just gonna do it," said Trump, nonplussed. "Right. Right. But how?" "By doing it. It just happens," Trump replied to audience howls. Fallon also ribbed Trump about his vow to build a wall on the U.S./Mexico border, but his interest flagged when the candidate gave a non-jokey answer to a question about the economy. "Sorry, I wasn't paying attention. I was too busy staring at my beautiful reflection," Fallon-as-Trump apologized. "I'm Continue Reading

Hillary Clinton shows charm on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon, pokes fun at Donald Trump

Heeere's ... Hillary. Hillary Clinton showed she keeps up with the Kardashians — and went mano a mano with an imitation Donald Trump — in a Wednesday appearance on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon. Clinton gushed over Kim Kardashian after Fallon mentioned his surprise at seeing the unlikely pair appear together in a selfie. “She and her husband Kanye came to one of my fund-raisers in L.A.,” Clinton said. “They were just delightful,” she added. “I really enjoyed meeting them and talking to them ... She’s a pro about the selfie deal.” Clinton also had a starring role in a sketch in which she was forced to endure a telephone interview with Fallon as he reprised his imitation of The Donald. Fallon, wearing a dark suit and Trump-like hairstyle, told Clinton they haven’t seen each other since his “last wedding.” CANDIDATES LOOK TO TAKE DOWN DONALD TRUMP AT ROUND TWO OF GOP DEBATE  “Well, I’m sure I’ll see you at the next one,” Clinton replied, drawing laughs. Asked what she would do to help women, Clinton ticked off her priorities — including equal pay in the workplace and affordable child care for families. “I’m curious, Donald,” Clinton said at the end of her answer. “What’s your stance on women’s issues?” “I know a lot of women,” the faux Trump said, “and they all have issues.” Clinton later took a shot at Trump’s best known physical attribute — his hair. The phony Trump was talking about Clinton rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ bald head when she cut him off. “Well, at least he doesn’t have just one strand that he twirls over his head like a soft-serve at Dairy Queen,” Clinton fired back. BARACK OBAMA BLASTS GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, SAYS THEY YAP ABOUT 'DOOM Continue Reading

Katie Holmes at loss for words on ‘Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon

When it comes to saying what's on her mind, Katie Holmes seems to draw a blank. The "Women in Gold" actress stopped by the "Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon to play "Say Anything." The host and star went head-to-head in the game where they each had to take turns saying random words. If someone stumbled or repeats a word the opponent gets to put a piece of tape on the other player's face wherever they want to. The game went by really quickly as Fallon happily took home the win against the former "Dawson's Creek" star. "You've got to come back more often, like every week. It would be so fun," the host told Holmes as he dominated the game. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: New ad image for the launch of ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Heeeere’s Jimmy! NBC plans to plaster this image of Jimmy Fallon and his new “Tonight” show logo on billboards, buses and in magazines across the nation over the next few weeks. In this image, obtained exclusively by The News, Fallon can be seen grinning in front of a night-time Manhattan skyline as he casually strolls along the edge of a high-rise building, far above traffic. Above him hovers the new moon-shaped “Tonight” show logo and the tag line “Start spreading the news...” taken from the classic 1977 song, “New York, New York.” The “Saturday Night Live” alum takes over the show from Jay Leno after NBC’s Olympic telecast wraps up on Feb. 17. NBC has invested millions in Fallon’s new gig, moving the show back to New York City for the first time since Johnny Carson shifted the prodution to Burbank 42 years ago. The network has built Fallon a massive, high-tech studio at its Rockefeller Center headquarters in the same space where Carson and his predecessor, Jack Paar, hosted their versions of “Tonight.” Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Villanova’s Sad Piccolo Girl, Roxanne Chalifoux, plays with The Roots on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon

Ron Hunter was the biggest star of the NCAA Tournament’s first weekend, but Sad Piccolo Girl isn’t too far behind the Georgia State coach. Roxanne Chalifoux’s 15 minutes of fame carried over into Monday night, when the piccolo player from Villanova’s student band played with The Roots on “The Tonight Show.” Chalifoux became an Internet sensation when TBS’ cameras focused in on her, tears streaming down her cheeks, after the No. 1 seeded Wildcats were eliminated from the Big Dance on Saturday. RELATED: THE 10 GREATEST UPSETS IN MARCH MADNESS HISTORY When Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon recalled N.C. State’s upset of Villanova — “a heartbreaking loss,” he called it — some in the studio applauded. “She’s right there,” Fallon mock-scolded his audience. “Oh’ Roxanne don’t do it again, please.” Chalifoux played along — literally — performing Villanova’s fight song with The Roots and was good-natured as Fallon replayed the clip and then showed a series of memes that poked fun at Chalifoux’s emotional reaction to her team’s ouster. “It’s absolutely mind-blowing. All I thought I did was cry on national television,” Chalifoux said. In describing the moments before her tears went viral, Chalifoux told Fallon, “I’m looking up at the Jumbotron and I saw myself on it. And all I was thinking was, my dad was at the game, and I didn’t want him to see me crying. Then it turned into, like, everyone saw me crying.” Fallon told her that he loved her emotion, and then drew more out of the co-ed. The host presented her with a Tonight Show gift basket and tickets to a Taylor Swift concert. Chalifoux was psyched, but she kept it together — there were no tears on Monday night. ON YOUR PHONE? WATCH 'SAD PICCOLO GIRL' PLAY ON 'THE Continue Reading

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays Brainstorm on ‘Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon

Arnold Schwarzenegger has pretty strong opinions but he is no longer thinking for himself. The actor stopped by the "Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, where he played the game Brainstorm. Both the host and Schwarzenegger were connected by a contraption with lots of lights, by the head. The "Terminator" star gave an answer while Fallon had to ask what the original question might be. "I'll be back," the actor said during a round of the game. "What Chris Christie says after he leaves a buffet," the host responded as the crowd busted into laughter. "On top of Old Smoky," Schwarzenegger said as an answer. "Where did Willey Nelson's wife spend her honeymoon," Fallon answered back in the hilarious clip. Schwarzenegger came on the show Wednesday to promote his upcoming film, "Terminator Genisys," which hits theatres July 1. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Continue Reading

Ansel Elgort tells story of his mom meeting Bruce Willis on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon

While visiting "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, Ansel Elgort shared that his mother knows nothing about celebrities or actors. The actor shared a story from a recent party he attended with his mother where they ran into Bruce Willis and she had no idea who he was. "Bruce Willis and his wife were introduced to my mom," the "Insurgent" star said. "And my mom said, 'Hi, what's your name? What do you do?'" When Willis told Elgort's mom that he was an actor, the mother jumped in and said "Oh my son is an actor. How's that going for you?" Fallon asked how Bruce Willis responded to his mother's question. "He said 'It's going pretty good,'" Elgort told the host. Continue Reading

Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth, ‘SNL’ cast play musical beers on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” brought in an all-star group Thursday night to play a friendly game of musical beers. Hugh Jackman, Chris Hemsworth, and "Saturday Night Live" favorites including Colin Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Bobby Moynihan joined the host in the adult version of musical chairs. The group walked around a table while music was played and tried to grab a beer before another player could. Whoever was empty handed when the music stopped was out. The players dwindled quickly until Fallon and Hemsworth went head to head. Fallon beat out Hemsworth in the end with the help of Jackman. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH VIDEO HERE. Continue Reading