I find the holidays generally pretty depressing, but oddly enough, I LOVE Christmas music. Like, I could listen to it year round. Nothing lifts my spirits like the opening bars of “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Silent Night.” Reese Witherspoon is also a fan of Christmas carols, so she agreed to sing “Silent Night” on “The Tonight Show” — only the lyrics had been changed to random and wonky phrases. The “Wild” actress actually has a decent set of pipes — remember her singing as June Carter Cash in “Walk The Line”? — but the sudden change in lyrics proved to be a bit of struggle. It’s okay, you don’t need to sing in tune to get into the holiday spirit.
When Brad Pitt paid a visit to “The Tonight Show” last night to promote his movie “Fury,” he opted out of the traditional interview route and chose to have a subtitle-fueled dance conversation with Jimmy. I have to admit, I’m pretty impressed with their moves! [Us Weekly]
The hilarious (and oddly dressed) Amy Sedaris hung out with Jimmy Fallon last week and gave him a not-so-accurate CPR lesson. What Amy lacks in lifesaving technique, she makes up for in humor.
Jimmy Fallon couldn’t help but notice that the world generally seems to be falling apart these days, especially whenever the evening news comes on. To help lift our spirits, he made up some good news. If only it were true! But hey, like Jimmy says, we’ll get through this together. Things have to get better eventually, right? [Gawker]
Apparently, I’m not alone in wishing Jared Leto would ditch that beard of his, and Jimmy Fallon was all too happy to offer a surprise shave to Leto during his “Tonight Show” interview. The horror in Jared’s eyes when Jimmy pulls out a razor isn’t enough to save him from a trim, whether he wants one or not. I only wish he’d gotten rid of the entire thing! [Fashionista]
Neil Young is on my list of sacred musical artists, but I have to hand it to Jimmy Fallon — his impersonation is damn near flawless. Last night on “The Tonight Show,” Jimmy donned a ratty bobbed wig and brought out special guests Crosby, Stills & Nash for a reunion of sorts, performing, of all things, Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” Why? Because WHY NOT. This is the second time Jimmy has paid tribute to Neil — in 2012, Bruce Springsteen joined him in full ’70s-era Boss regalia on “Late Night” and the two performed Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair.” Check that out over at Idolator!