Rachel Maddow isn’t just good at looking cute and making politicians look like idiots. She is also an amateur mixologist. (Good skill to have if that whole MSNBC hosting gig falls through.) Last night on “Late Night,” Rachel taught Jimmy Fallon how to do “pickleback” shots, which is one shot each of Jameson and pickle juice. “It’s a little weird,” she says. The word she’s looking for is revolting. [I find them delicious, actually. -- Editor] But I’d still drink them, because Rachel Maddow made them. And also, there’s something in pickle juice that makes it a good hangover cure. I’m sold. [Hulu.com]
Everything we learn about model/TV presenter/Madewell designer Alexa Chung just makes us like her more. Take the story she told Jimmy Fallon about her DJ skills. Alexa admitted that she doesn’t so much DJ as burn a couple of CDs with her favorite songs and then pretend to be confidently mixing the songs. And if that fails, she just pretends to walk down an imaginary set of stairs. [Fashionista]
Did you catch Jimmy Fallon hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend? I’m not the hugest Jimmy fan, but I thought he did a great job hosting — after all, he was a fulltime cast member for years. And he didn’t do it alone! It was a full blown reunion of past cast members, including Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who showed up with Jimmy to challenge Seth to a joke-off. Clip above!
On Monday night, Michele Bachmann visited Jimmy Fallon’s late night talk show and his house band, The Roots, played a little music like they always do. But then it became clear yesterday that the song was called “Lyin’ Ass Bitch,” a 1985 ditty from the band Fishbone. (The Roots’ drummer Questlove tweeted a teaser that afternoon — “aight late night walkon song devotees: you love it when we snark: this next one takes the cake. ask around cause i aint tweeting title” — that tipped people off.) This morning, Bachmann appeared on Fox News to say NBC owes her an apology and “that had it been Michelle Obama and that song had been played, I have no doubt that NBC would have apologized.” Bachmann squarely named the song selection/title “sexism” (as did feminist bloggers).
And although I can’t believe I am saying this about Michele Bachmann or Fox News, I actually agree. Keep reading »
Michele Bachmann visited Jimmy Fallon last night and completely made me understand how other people love her. If I didn’t think her political beliefs were absolutely reprehensible, I’d like her! That Rick Perry “three” joke was a good one, you have to admit. [Gotcha Media]
Jimmy Fallon dragged out his Justin Bieber wig again for a little performance of “(That’s Not My) Baby,” a song denying the pop star knocked up a fan. Mariah Yeater, 20, filed a paternity lawsuit against the Biebs this week, claiming he is the father of her three-month-old son. I never believed this story in the first place — are you kidding? this kid is the most virginal virgin alive — but Jimmy Fallon’s re-telling of the alleged assignation in a bathroom at the Staples Center after a concert almost makes me wish it did go down. Forty-five seconds, y’all! [PopDust] Keep reading »
Watching Justin Timberlake perform “The History of Rap: Part 3″ on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” makes us wish that J. Tims would give up this silly acting dream of his and get back to what he’s really good at: singing panty-dropping jams. Come on Justin, give the world what it wants. [NBC]
If I could pick anyone to play Girl Talk Jenga with, it would be Melissa McCarthy and Jimmy Fallon. I thought Girl Talk questions were spicier, though, like “Who do you want to play Seven Minutes In Heaven with?” I guess they have to keep it PG-13 on “Late Night.” [Late Night With Jimmy Fallon]
Two things we absolutely love: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and old-school Axl Rose. So imagine how much we loved Joseph Gordon-Levitt singing Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” in the style of Axl Rose Tuesday night on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” “This guy does the best Axl Rose,” Jimmy said before challenging Joseph to sing a random song as the lead singer of Guns n’ Roses. Of course, Jimmy kicked things off by performing “Pumped Up Kicks” as David Bowie, and the two finished with a duet of Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory.” [Washington Post]