In case you missed it, Christina Aguilera was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week, and she did the most hilarious — and totally spot-on — impression of Britney Spears singing “This Little Piggy,” to the beat of “Hit Me Baby One More Time.” Needless to say, it was amazing.
Of course, it inspired a heated “Were you a Christina or Britney girl growing up?” conversation around the office (Lots of Christina fans around these parts, in case you were wondering), which then inspired this week’s workout playlist: The Britney and Christina Showdown. Happy sweating, people! Read more »
On last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Wyomissing native Taylor Swift revealed her and Fallon’s bygone hobby of attending New York City sporting events and letting loose when they were featured on arena Jumbotrons. Of course it’s not true—considering it looks like they’re in the same arena the whole time—but it’s funny, nonetheless, and that’s why I’m dropping it here for you today. Check it out above.
Will Smith dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night to promote his new movie, Focus. During the interview Fallon broke out his iPad so the two could tinker with a new app called Loopy that allows you to record a variety of sounds, then it layers them all together to make a nifty song. The pair take turns beatboxing and when all the tracks are playing in harmony they top it off with a rendition of Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock’s “It Takes Two.” It’s pretty fantastic. Check it out above, and look out for Smith’s shout out to Philly and The Roots.
Last night, to celebrate The Tonight Show’s return to Los Angeles, Jimmy Fallon opened the show with a remake of the intro to Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The Roots make an appearance, with Questlove, Black Thought and the guys busting a Carlton dance move. DJ Jazzy Jeff shows up, too. Check it out above.
Following last night’s Super Bowl Jimmy Fallon and The Roots paid tribute to the game by doing an a cappella version of Freddy Mercury’s “We Are the Champions” with a host of their famous friends—everyone from Sam Smith and Ariana Grande to Christina Aguilera. It’s a delightful watch for this oh-so-gloomy Monday. Check it out above.
In other Fallon Philly connections: Kevin Hart showed up to promote his latest film The Wedding Ringer, and got caught up in a lip sync battle with Fallon and Will Ferrell. Check that clip out below:
Much like their ditty with Mariah Caray last year, singing her infectious “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Jimmy Fallon and his Philly-bred house band, The Roots, teamed up with One Direction to sing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”—with toy instruments.
The guys add an extra special touch with their vert ugly Christmas sweaters, and lots of energy. Check out the video above.
The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon was left without a musical guest yesterday evening, when scheduled performers U2 had to cancel last minute. Bono couldn’t make it because he was in the hospital recovering from an injury he sustained from a cycling accident.) So instead of scheduling another act last minute, Fallon took an even better route: He and his house band—Philadelphia’s The Roots—performed as Bono and U2.
“We already have the best band in the world—The Roots are here every single night,” Fallon said, before slipping into Bono’s glasses and cap and taking to the stage to perform a spot-on cover of U2’s 1988 hit “Desire.” Give it a watch above.
Last night Steve Harvey stopped by The Tonight Show to host a round of Tonight Show Family Feud that pitted host Jimmy Fallon (along with Jason Segel and show announcer Steve Higgins) against Questlove, Tarik, and James of The Roots.
The teams were asked to come up with alternative names for marijuana, and a fill-in-the-blank question that started “I love to play with my … ”
Check it out up top.
Jimmy Fallon hosted Mo’ne Davis and her catcher, Scott Bandura, on Friday night. Jimmy yelled a lot.
Yesterday, when posting a video of Philly comedian Kevin Hart riding a roller coaster with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, writer Victor Fiorillo made a suggestion: “Let’s get Questlove and Fallon to ride the vomit-inducing Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom at Great Adventure.”
This morning he gets his wish. Well sort of. Questlove and The Roots took their turn on the Universal Studios version of Zumanjaro: Dr. Doom’s Fearfall. And it was captured on tape and shown last night on The Tonight Show. Check out the clip above.