After every Tonight Show, Jay Leno gives the intro for Jimmy Fallon‘s show, but last night it was a tiny bit different. After weeks of very public rumors about the future of The Tonight Show, current host Leno and probable future host Fallon joined forces to do a sketch that was intended to lampoon the situation.
It was a great idea: switch up the lyrics to West Side Story‘s “Tonight” to mock the duo’s current awkward situation. Except in execution, Fallon came out on top and Leno showed why he might be on the way out.
Halle Berry swung by The Tonight Show on Monday night to promote her new film The Call and to reveal that she had signed on for a sequel to The X-Men. But Jay Leno (and the rest of us) didn’t hear to much of that, because we were way too distracted by Halle’s super scandalous dress!
If her insane costumes are any indication, Heidi Klum has got to be really really fun at parties. And the super-modeling legend confirmed our theory last night when she swung by The Tonight Show and she ended up dancing on Jay Leno’s desk in a sheer black dress! It all started when she described how she spent the Golden Globes, (un)officially known as the most raucous night in Hollywood.
“I had fun. I was with my friend Lorraine Schwartz, she’s like one of the best jewelry designers,” said the former Victoria’s Secret angel. “We were at the Harvey Weinstein party afterwards, and she was like, ‘This party is so boring, we need to do something fun.’ And she’s like, ‘Go and dance on the table,’ so, someone had to.” And she was just the one to do it! “So I did. And, you know, I had a few glasses of champagne and so I was like, ‘Why not?’”
While Kristen Stewart went edgy and black-and-white in Balenciaga for On The Road this weekend, yesterday saw her getting edgy and colorful in Peter Pilotto for Jay Leno. The actress was promotion The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 and chose the kaleidoscopic, digital-print ‘Damask’ Resort 2013 mini-dress you see above. She paired it with Christian Louboutin ‘Decollette’ black pumps and a Cartier ‘Juste Un Clou’ bracelet and we think the whole ensemble is pretty ace on her. And she was in quite a jovial mood through the segment. When Leno asked her, “What are you going to miss the most about playing Bella? Are you going to miss any of it?” she jokingly replied, “No, especially not these guys like ever, ever” while pointing to the audience. The conversation then skims over everything from those masks she wore for Halloween with Robert Pattinson, which she got from Tokyo. Which leads to an interesting, but hilarious, little bit about … sex toys. See for yourself!
Speaking of Rob, he was on Jimmy Kimmel the same night so it was a bit of a Twilight takeover! He also partook of the funny sauce as he was saying things like, “I don’t understand, my lip is literally like a vacuum,” when talking about his kissing scenes in the film.
Drew Barrymore is officially a mom! The 37-year-old actress has given birth to her first child with husband Will Kopelman. The big moment actually came last Wednesday, but the couple’s rep confirmed the news today. “We are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman,” says the statement to People. “Born September 26th, healthy, happy and welcomed by the whole family.Thank you for respecting our privacy during this most special time in our lives.” Congrats on the baby, and for keeping it quiet so long, you guys! And big props on picking the name Olive. A shout-out to Drew’s role in the holiday special Olive The Other Reindeer, perhaps? Or maybe she just really loves the Olive Garden (BREADSTICKS, ya’ll!).
The happy parents were married on June 2nd of this year at Drew’s home in Montecito California, and since then we’ve watched Drew’s baby bump grow. Will there be a sibling for little Olive in the near future? Maybe! “We’ll start with one,” she said during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno soon after her marriage. “See how it goes and if we could be so blessed…that would be wonderful.” But the real question is: Will Tom Green be the godfather? We’ll go with “no” on that one.
The Olympics may be over, but we’re holding on to memories of cheering on our favorite athletes for dear life. There’s something truly beautiful about the Olympic Games and how it unites a country (and gives us something to talk about in an awkward elevator encounter). We do not want to say goodbye! That’s why we spent today looking for ways to indulge in the games for just a little while longer. Something tells us some of the Games’ breakout stars will never be too far from our radar! For now, here are 10 of our favorite ways to not let go of the 2012 Summer Olympics:
1. Ryan Lochte will be appearing on an upcoming episode of the CW’s 90210. He will cross paths with recently reunited couple Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Max (Josh Zuckerman) at a resort, where they are attempting to strengthen their relationship. For his sake, we hope he acts better than he interviews!
2. Have you seenMichael Phelps in the new Louis Vuitton ad? If your answer is “Hmmm I don’t remember…” then no, you haven’t seen it because it is definitely unforgettable! Michael Phelps has proven to be more than just a trendy athlete to love. He overcame a bad reputation and is now only regarded of as the most decorated Olympian of all time.
3. We can’t get enough of the McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed meme, and we know it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Her unimpressed face photobombs the most perfectly chosen images throughout the day. McKayla got in on the fun when Aly Raismantweeted this photo of Maroney, Kyla Ross and herself standing outside a closed swimming pool.
According to TV Guide‘s latest survey of salaries for TV actors, hosts and judges, the average pay rate has gone down in recent years. The reason, they say, is that a lot of movie stars are getting into TV, and competition is pushing down prices. So, you know, the typical star of a new TV show might only earn $30,000 an episode (tiny tears). Still, there are some mighty impressive paychecks being earned by the big names. Ashton Kutcher, for example, is raking in $700,000 an episode for his second season on Two and a Half Men, and his co-star Jon Cryer earns a not-too-shabby $600,000 per. They’re followed close behind by NCIS star Mark Harmon at $500,000 an ep (yes, that show is still on the air and very popular; ask your grandma). Mariah Carey’s $17 million gig on American Idol makes her reality-TV’s top earner.
But those folks have nothing on the syndicated TV stars. Judge Judy gets a reported $45 million a year, while Joe Brown and Kelly Ripa earn $20 million. David Letterman earns $28 million, and Jay Leno is a bargain at $25 mil. This makes sense of course, since all of the above work throughout the year, as opposed to your typical TV series. But if you’re planning your career, kids, the moral here is that there’s no money in sitcoms — go straight for the robe and gavel!
Jesse Pinkman, come on down! Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul stopped by Jay Leno’sTonight Show last night to gear up for the 5th season premiere of TV’s most anxiety-producing show. But in between talk of BB, Jay confronted the Emmy winner with a not-so-glamorous piece of his Hollywood past: an appearance on The Price Is Right! We were going to make a “The price is wrong, B–TCH!” joke right here, but Adam Sandler beat us to it.
Soon after arriving in LA in 1998, the then-19 year old actor showed up on the classic game show, looking incredibly -possibly unnaturally- pumped to be there! Did he do a few lines of Heisenberg’s potent Blue Sky beforehand? “You’re the man Bob! You’re my idol!” he shrieked at host Bob Barker. Thank god he got to be there during it’s pre-Drew Carey glory days.
This isn’t the first time Paul has opened up about his taste of greatness on TPIS. According to a 2010 interview in the Huffington Post, he did pretty well for himself. For a while, at least. “I made it to Showcase Showdown. I was going against a woman who was in the Marines, and I bid $132 over,” Nooooo! “So I lost, and she went over as well, so neither of us won anything.” Sadly he missed out on snagging an Apple computer, Camero and $1000 cash, but the story does have a happy ending. His friend also appeared on the show…and won! The grand prize included a trip to New Orleans, and he took Aaron along for the ride. And we’re sure the vacation was THE BOMB! Check out the full vid down below the jump.
Now that Halloween is over, we have (un)officially entered the Holiday Season. No one knows this better than Justin Bieber, who apparently kipped trick-or-treating last night so he could stop by The Tonight Show and pimp his new Christmas album ‘Under The Mistletoe’, which drops today. But when the singer stepped in front of the cameras, we found him looking decidedly less Bieber-like than normal. Although slowly vanishing for some time now, it appears that Justin has finally decided to jettison his trademark helmet-hair look once and for all. How will wig manufactures and Tumblr survive!? His spiky new ‘do seems to fall somewhere between Vanilla Ice and Frankenstein. Who knows, maybe it was just part of his Halloween costume.
Click under the jump for more on Bieber’s hair, his new album, and his duet with Mariah Carey!
Charlie Sheen became something of a folk hero in the early part of this year for going Hollywood rogue and basically bringing out the bats–t crazy in all of us. He famously kamakazi’d his multi-million dollar part on Two And A Half Men, went on a bizarro PR campaign that makes Whitney Houston look like a librarian, and then hit the road on a stadium tour of people who just wanted to watch Chaz high on the finest Columbian Sheen. You know, just basically winning left right and center.
But that was the old (manic) Charlie. The new post-Comedy Central Roast Charlie is going around atoning for his showbiz sins, saying that he wasn’t #winning, but actually “losing”. Say what!? Who are you and what have you done with our beloved national treasure of a trainwreck!? The actor appeared on The Tonight Showlast night, and actually appeared sorry for all of the craziness of the winter. “I realized I was pretty much ‘losing!’ I thought I could come back…kind of like you did,” he told host Jay Leno. He also says that he has no grudge against the Two And A Half Men producers. ”No, I’d have fired my ass, too,” he admitted. He also bears no ill-will towards the series new star, Ashton Kutcher. “I would just give him a hug and just say, ‘Make me proud, dude.’” Awww…*single tear of tigerblood*. We thought he’d release the warlocks on Ashton for sure!
Who knows, maybe Charlie’s starting to mellow. But not to worry, folks! You can party with 80s-90s era Chaz in the gallery below anytime you want!