Despite filling hosting duties on Saturday Night Live last night, former Alumni Jimmy Fallon may have gotten help from a few Friends – but it is those few Buddies who helped deliver huge laughs on a memorable Christmas episode of Comedy-Sketch Series, now in its 39th Season!
In addition to Madonna, Sir Paul McCartney, Barry Gibb and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Fallon got a major boost from his Pal and Musical Guest and multi-time Host, Justin Timberlake!
Sir Paul McCartney would kick-off the star-studded Affair in the Evening’s Opening Monologue which would have Fallon doing his best impressions of David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Sir Paul McCartney, only for the latter to appear suddenly on-stage!
See Fallon and McCartney perform Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas:
Timberlake brought back his popular Musical Liquorville Sketch, this time in Holiday Spirit and with the help of Fallon, competing with a Charity Gift Wrapper in Cast Member Aidy Bryant. Bring it on down to Wrappinville! Adorbs!
See TheWrap-Off below!
Although nobody expected it, Madonna had Instagrammed a Photo real-time of her on the Saturday Night Live Stage sitting behind what appeared to be The Bee Gees. Within moments, those watching SNL would realize would this would mean! And who could guess the real Barry Gibb himself would join-in on the fun!
Madonna and the real Gibb himself on The Barry Gibb Show!
Perhaps one of the Highlights of the Evening was the Musical Sketch Let’s Do It in my Twin Bed featuring Fallon and the Ladies of SNL, a bit of an Homage to The Pussycat Dolls with Sisters singing about a little wild surprise for their Boyfriends, “getting wild in a bed for a child!” at their Mom and Dad’s!
Watch Let’s Do It in my Twin Bed below:
One thing that never ceases to make me laugh are imaginary Music Compilation Sketches and here is SNL‘s take on NOW That’s What I Call Christmas featuring impressions of Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli and Alan Rickman:
My favourite Sketch though was the super-sweet Baby, It’s Cold Outside Sketch with Weekend Update‘s Cecily Strong, with her as the clingy One-Night-Stand who manages to win Fallon over amidst a Blizzard in NYC:
Global Television will have the official Videos up on their Site at some point today. Click here to see the official Videos.
After weeks of speculation, at last Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno confirm what we already sorta knew! Indeed, Fallon will be taking over hosting duties for Leno on 60-years-running institution The Tonight Show beginning 2014 after Leno‘s contract ends and the Show moves from West to East Coast.
To address the rumours, both Fallon and Leno put together a Musical Sketch featuring Tonight from West Side Story, where we learn that wow! the latter can actually sing amazingly well! Mostly funny, the Sketch also captures Leno‘s sadness as he reflects upon an ending chapter and Fallon‘s gratitude for the opportunity.
Watch it below:
Meanwhile, Fallon‘s Saturday Night Live Alumni and Friend Seth Meyers is said to be a lock to take-over Fallon‘s current gig on NBC‘s Late Night Franchise. More to come on this…
So basically, Seth Meyers is the new Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy Fallon is the new Jay Leno. And Jay Leno is leaving on-top.
Here to ring-in the fourth Season of NBC‘s Community, Stars Danny Pudi and Alison Brie flew into Toronto amidst one of the biggest storms of the year, determined to spread the word about the amazing Cult Hit Series about a quirky group of Students at a fictional Colorado Community College. Just having premiered on February 7, 2013, the new Season – its first without longtime Showrunner Dan Harmon – already is garnering rave reviews.
Pudi who plays the Pop Culture-obsessed Abed and Brie, known best for her work on AMC‘s Mad Men as Trudy Campbell and the overachieving Annie on Community, have a full day of Press lined up today, kicked-off by a visit to KISS 92.5‘s Studios, appearing on The Roz & Mocha Show (audio available later). The Duo also appeared on multiple feeds of CITY‘s Breakfast Television around the Country.
Pudi and Brie were awesome to stop for a quick Snap with Billy and me, their kind Publicist offering to help-out! We did an almost-replica of our Shot with fellow Cast Members Gillian Jacobs and Yvette Nicole Brown, who visited Toronto just last September to promote the Series’ third Season.
CITY airs Community on Thursday nights at 8:00 PM EST.
The amazing Katherine LaNasa might be a familiar face. She’s built a solid Career based on Television and Film Work, including turns on NYPD Blue, Judging Amy, Justice and Two and a Half Men. More recently, she starred in 2012 Box Office Hit The Campaign as Cam Brady’s (Will Ferrell) delightfully funny Wife, Rose. Later this year she will be seen in Thriller The Frozen Ground alongside John Cusack, 50 Cent and Nicolas Cage. The Film is based on true events surrounding the Hunt for Alaskan Serial Killer Robert Hansen.
LaNasa currently stars in NBC‘s Deception as Sophia Bowers. The Primetime Soap stars Argo Alumni Victor Garber and Tate Donovan, while Meagan Good plays the starring Role of Joanna, a Detective who finds herself welcomed into the wealthy Family of her Best Friend, Vivian who dies mysteriously of an Overdose.
I caught-up with the lovely LaNasa (just at TIFF last September for Jayne Mansfield’s Car) whose Actor Husband Grant Show (Melrose Place) was by her side, as she exited Global Television‘s The Morning Show (National Edition). The still-handsome Show was nice enough to offer to take a Snap of us and after chatting with his Wife, I noticed her posing with an injured Middle Finger, which was dressed colourfully in a Cast and Ribbon. “This is my Gay Pride Finger, do you like it?”, she asks. I joked back, “Yes, I totally feel represented!”, which she laughed at before heading into her SUV. She revealed that she hurt her Finger filming the Season Finale of Deception recently. Now that’s really digging into your Role! Champ.
LaNasa is in Toronto the entire week Co-Hosting the popular Program between 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM EST.
Global Television airs Deception Monday nights at 9:00 PMEST/PAC. Click here for more.
After seven epic seasons including six Golden Globe wins and ten Primetime EMMY Awards, NBC‘s 30 Rock said farewell tonight in an hour-long Finale. Despite a continual slip in ratings, acclaim never stopped pouring-in for the Series-within-a-Series Sitcom which debuted in October 2006.
Despite the laughs tonight, there was an underlying current of emotion beneath the Humour. We saw an often-quiet Lutz(John Lutz) finally have a Blow-up over what the Crew would have for their final Lunch (he insisted on Blimpies), Jenna (Jane Krakowski) capping everything off with a stirring rendition of the Theme Song to a fictitious Legal-Thriller she starred in prior, named The Rural Juror and of course Liz tying-up loose ends with both Tracy (Tracy Morgan) and Jack (Alec Baldwin). “I love you too, Jack“, says Liz to Jack after he fumbles to say so in a long-winded Speech aboard a Boat, before having a Eureka! moment in which we learn his next big idea – See-Thru Dishwashers. They even flash-forward and we see Page Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) running the ship as Liz‘s mixed-race Great Granddaughter pitches a Series to him, while Spaceships fly outside the windows of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
Over the years I had the pleasure of meeting many of the Cast Members of 30 Rock as they came to Toronto for various reasons. Some came to promote their Books, some came for Stand-Up Comedy, some came to film, some came to sing – a perfect Snapshot of just how diversely-talented this Cast was. Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of meeting Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey, but one can always hope!
Casino Royale. Quantum of Solace. Clash of the Titans. The Three Musketeers. These are just some of the more recent Films in which you’ve seen Mads Mikkelsen and while out getting Breakfast with Billy early this morning, I bumped-into the brilliant Actor who looked like he was out for a walk or a jog. Mikkelsen who earlier this year won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival in May for The Hunt, currently is in Toronto filming Hannibal.
The upcoming NBC Series which centers around Criminal Profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) who seeks help from famed Psychiatrist and Cannibalistic Serial Killer Hannibal Lecter (Mikkelsen), yet at the same time becomes his greatest Nemesis. Fans of Silence of the Lambs will eat this up. In a non-Cannibal sorta way of course.
Things aren’t slowing-down any time soon for the dark, mysterious Danish Actor who has been in Toronto multiple times before for TIFF and even promoted both The Hunt and upcoming Period Drama, A Royal Affair, while filming Hannibal. I did meet the Actor back in 2009 following a Screening of the phenomenal Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, but am thrilled to have a Snap together with him. Mikkelsen was smitten with Billy, leaning-down to give him a pat on the head. Super-gracious!
Hannibal wraps in February 2013. Learn more about the Series here.
Umm… if he looks this good on a day off, just how good does he look like when he’s glammed-up? Toronto Fans have long been hungry for the incredible Jonathan Rhys Meyers and on a chance run-in (honest!) tonight , I crossed paths with him and a Friend after enjoying some Italian this Canadian Thanksgiving Day.
The brilliant Actor is known best for his eclectic and amazing Body of Work which includes Bend it like Beckham, Woody Allen‘s Match Point and more recently award-worthy turns in CBS Mini-Series Elvis and Showtime‘s The Tudors. He tells me he arrived in Toronto about a week ago to begin work on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. This first Adaptation of Cassandra Clare‘s popular Novels has Meyers starring as Arch Villain Valentine Morgenstern, who happens also to be the Biological Father of Clary Fray (Lily Collins) and also the Adoptive Father of Jace Lightwood (Jamie Campbell Bower).
Although filming for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is set to wrap early next month, Meyers simultaneously is getting ready to begin work in the Titular Role on upcoming NBC Series, Dracula. Set in London, Dracula poses as an American Businessman who secretly wants to seek revenge on those who ruined his life centuries ago.
Meyers is a true Class Act and noticing off-the-bat our Photo didn’t turn-out the first time, he asked kindly that his lovely Friend take another, before wishing me a Happy Thanksgiving! A real honour – one of the greatest Actors of my Generation.