Every year, Jimmy Kimmel invites the Scripps Spelling Bee champion on to his show for a star-studded face-off (by "star-studded," we mean that some Kimmel regulars run the sketch, this year featured Cousin Sal and Guillermo) to see if the late-night host can take down the newly crowned kids. This year provided a bit of a bigger challenge than normal, considering that the Scripps was won by two winners.
If there was one thing last week's box office winner, Disney's revisionist tale 'Maleficent,' was missing, it was rap stars. There's not a single rapper in the entire film, it's all just Elle Fanning and Angelina Jolie and wood nymphs and spinning needles and such. No Ice Cube. No Ice-T. No Eminem. And this injustice will not stand -- because 50 Cent is out to correct it with his new feature film, 'Malefiftycent.'
It's billed as "The Greatest Sketch Ever," but is this little five-minute slice of wacky weirdness from last night's 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' really the best sketch ever? Well, probably not, but it's certainly one of the best, strangest and most original things to hit the late-night airwaves over the past few weeks, and it's definitely the kind of stuff Meyers and his crew should be doing much more of.
It's time for a new game on 'The Tonight Show,' as host Jimmy Fallon appears to be digging back into childhood hijinks for his latest amusing flexing (sort of?) of game-playing muscles. This time it's 'Face Breakers,' which is just about exactly how it sounds -- two players face off against a wall of glass, half of which includes their likeness, half of which look like their opponent, and just try to break the hell out of them with footballs. Good game, right?
Listen, Tom Cruise, we don't doubt your power or your intellect or your marketing acumen. You are one of the world's biggest stars, and you have been for a very long time. But to claim, on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' no less, that you invented the worldwide movie premiere tour that so many big blockbusters still embark on is, well, it's questionable. We have no way of proving you wrong, though perhaps some aged publicist will come out against you, claiming that they invented it, but probably not, because you're Tom Cruise.
You may have heard that they are making a new 'Star Wars' film -- actually, they're making a whole mess of new 'Star Wars' films, but you get the drift. Even if you're well aware of the production, you probably don't react to any bit of news about the film in the same way as Conan O'Brien's all-grunting, all-groaning 'Star Wars' Nerdgasm Choir, making their debut on last night's 'Conan.'
Jonah Hill should be having a great week! Jonah Hill is not having a great week. The two-time Academy Award nominee should be giddily promoting his surefire hit sequel, '22 Jump Street' on the late-night talk show circuit! The one-time 'Superbad' star instead kicked off his tour by turning up 'The Tonight Show' with one hell of an apology, a very necessary one after a paparazzi video hit the web earlier this week, showing an obviously angry Hill yelling a charged epithet at a photographer.
Now this is quite the late-night coup, as 'Late Night' host Seth Meyers managed to entice both halves of Hollywood's best couple, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, to hit up his show. At the same time. As guests. For the first time ever!
This may sound hard to believe, but back when Conan O'Brien arrived in Los Angeles as a starry-eyed (and possibly starving) television writer about three decades ago, gigs weren't just raining from the sky. The future late-night host had to take on some strange bits to make ends meet, including popping up in this NAMM (that's National Association of Music Merchants, in case you're not hip to esoteric professional groups) training video as the "opinionated type of customer."