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Caryn James

Watch Joaquin Phoenix Break Up with Jimmy Fallon

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  • December 12, 2013 10:02 AM
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How good an actor is Joaquin Phoenix? He plays a touchingly heart-broken, love-lorn ordinary guy in Spike Jonze' Her, yet we all suspect his real personality is closer to the bizarro performance art he displays on talk shows and the sort-of doc I'm Still Here. His conversation with Jimmy Fallon last night had a little bit of each.

The New Heisenberg: Jimmy Fallon Does 'Joking Bad' (Video)

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  • September 12, 2013 1:29 AM
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Now down to its final episodes, Breaking Bad gets darker, wilder, more go-for-broke. The lighter side? That would be Joking Bad, the latest pop-cult parody from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Jimmy Fallon's 'Game of Thrones' Update: Watch 'Game of Desks'

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  • May 25, 2013 1:24 AM
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I am not a Game of Thrones fan. For two seasons, I really tried, but gave up when some unbearably awful line of dialogue sent me running. In season 1, the line was "I am a Khaleesi of the Dothraki." As one irate comment pointed out at the time, that's the equivalent of "I am the Queen of England," which was pretty much my point - that's a terrible line. My GOT aversion comes with some exceptions, though: Peter Dinklage, just because he's fantastic as the wily Tyrion, and now Jimmy Fallon, whose parody Game of Desks premiered last night. Guess who announces herself as the Khaleesi?

Watch Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno's Duet 'Tonight,' About 'Tonight' (UPDATED)

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  • April 2, 2013 1:59 AM
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Here, ironically enough, is the ultimate proof that Jimmy Fallon should take over for Jay Leno: a congenial duet between the two men commiserating about the media flap and speculation that Fallon will replace Leno in 2014, singing "Tonight" from West Side Story rewritten to suit their story. It's a bit of satiric and public relations genius, acknowledging and trying to defuse the rumors at the same time. (UPDATE: Two days after this video appeared, NBC announced that Fallon would take over Tonight in February; everyone obviously knew this was coming and decided to spin the transition right this time.)

Justin Timberlake's All-Star, All-Good SNL (Video)

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  • March 10, 2013 12:13 PM
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Justin Timberlake was totally aware of the high expectations for his hosting gig on SNL - "Thank you, Internet," he said during the monologue - but there was no need to worry. He was so on, he even gave just the right sly, I-know-it's-hokey reading to the line "Five Timers Club" when announcing his membership as a five-time host.

Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Downton Sixbey’: Lady Hedith’s Answer

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  • February 7, 2013 9:07 AM
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Last night in Part 2 of Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Downton Abbey’ parody, ‘Downton Sixbey,’  Lady Hedith – the incomparable and lovely Fred Armisen --  repsonded to a declaration of love and a marriage proposal from Downton’s heir, Lord Questlove. Their parents, including Fallon as the Earl of Downton Sixbey and Whoopi Goldberg as Lady Whoopi  had something to say about that.

Jimmy Fallon Returns to 'Downton Sixbey' (Video)

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  • February 6, 2013 11:04 AM
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Jimmy Fallon calls it 'Downton Sixbey' (in honor of his studio, 6B). I think of it as'Keeping Up With The Granthams' (hoping for the spinoff,' Lady Hedith and the Dowager Take Miami'). But whatever you call it, the 'Late Night' satire is a howling spoof of 'Downton Abbey'. Picking up on this season’s Downton plot, here the Earl of Sixbey reveals how he has lost the family fortune (it was not investing in a railroad).

Jimmy Fallon Channels James Taylor: "I've seen Romney, I've seen Bain."

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  • September 8, 2012 8:28 PM
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James Taylor wrote some enduring lines with:

Watch Downton Sixbey, Part 2: Jimmy Fallon, The Heir and His Mom

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  • May 25, 2012 10:52 PM
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If Downton Abbey is beginning to seem like a memory lost in the mist, if you are longing to hear Higgins the valet ask a footman, “Did you Febreeze His Lordship’s pantaloons?” you are ready for the new installment of Downton Sixbey from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Will Ferrell Visits Jimmy Fallon: Wears Tight Pants, Shows New Movie Trailer

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  • May 11, 2012 11:13 AM
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Will Ferrell’s comedy is both incomparably goofy and totally droll about it, and both sides of his humor kicked in during his guest spot on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He was promoting his hosting spot on this week’s SNL, but also brought along the trailer for his new political comedy with Zach Galifianakis, The Campaign, coming in August.

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