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ICYMI: Brian Williams and Jimmy Fallon Slow Jam Immigration

Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 10.40.14 AMLast night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, NBC’s Brian Williams took a moment to slow jam on the controversial topic of immigration.

“I wanna slow jam the news, and I’m not the only one,” Fallon introducing the veteran anchor. ”Hello, I’m Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News and ladies and gentlemen, I too wish to slow jam the news,” said Williams to a cheering audience.

During the jam sesh, Fallon congratulated the artist known as “Breezy Weezy” on his 10 year anniversary of hosting NBC Nightly News, “from all of us here at NBC, we wanna say congratulations on 10 years of hosting the 16th hour of the TODAY Show.”

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John Oliver Ends Season with a Bang from the ‘Salmon Cannon’

Ahead of his performance tomorrow at “The Concert for Valor” on the National Mall, John Oliver ended the inaugural season of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” with a segment poking fun at a Washington state news story which featured a cannon that could launch salmon over dams.

Oliver gathered an impressive list of his celebrity buddies being shot in the face with the “Salmon Cannon,” including Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks, Dwight Howard, Seth Meyers, Anderson Cooper, Mario Batali, Rachel Ray, David Letterman, Wanda Sykes, Stephen Colbert, Wayne Brady, Meredith Vieira, and Joel McHale. Even Homer Simpson and R2D2 made appearances.

Don’t forget, “The Concert for Valor” is a free event tomorrow on the National Mall in honor of Veterans Day. (Oliver’s wife Kate Norley is an Iraq War veteran.) Click here for more information.

Obamas Talk ‘Learning to Drive’ as First Daughter Malia Obama Turns 16 on July 4th

Screen Shot 2014-07-04 at 13.40.02America’s birthday is not the only celebration today in the nation’s capital – it’s also Malia Obama’s birthday. And for the eldest First Daughter, it’s not just any birthday, it’s her Sweet Sixteen.

The Washington Post’s Pamela Kirkland put together a video report for the occasion, which includes appearances by First Lady Michelle Obama on “The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon” and “Live! with Kelly and Michael.” To host Kelly Ripa, Michelle Obama said, ”I think our agents don’t want us driving with teenagers…Especially the President’s detail, I don’t think they want him in the state when she’s learning how to drive.”

It also includes footage from an ABC News special in which President Barack Obama said, “We’re going to have to figure out the logistics of that, but I promised her, she will in fact, be able to learn how to drive.”

Check it out, after the jump. Happy birthday Malia, and America! Read more

CNN’s Jake Tapper Joins Seth Meyers, NJ Gov. Chris Christie Sits Down with Jimmy Fallon

Looking for a laugh? Look no further than tonight’s comedy lineup where CNN host of “The Lead” Jake Tapper will sit down with Seth Meyers for his “Late Night” program. No clue yet as to what the topic of conversation will be but expect some jabs at the news anchor’s media career and March coverage of the missing plane.

Also running the circuit – Chris Christie will join Jimmy Fallon as a guest on “Tonight.” The New Jersey Governor has been a joke line for Fallon, most recently surrounding criticism of Bridgegate. On past programs, Fallon quipped ”Christie was furious when they blocked the bridge because he thought they said they were blocking the fridge” and “Christie apologized and promised the bridge will stay open for cars, trucks, and the buses he’s throwing his staff under.”


“Late Night with Seth Meyers” airs on NBC at 12:35am. “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” precedes Meyers at 11:35pm, also on NBC.

Jimmy Fallon Disses C-SPAN

jimmyfallon.jpg NBC’s late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon spared no time Tuesday night going after C-SPAN. During his “Pros and Cons” segment he said spoke of the network’s high ratings Sunday night from passage of the House health care reform bill.

Pro: C-SPAN earned its highest ratings in 10 years.

Con: 12 people watched.

Jimmy Fallon’s C-SPAN Joke

NBC’s Late Night Host Jimmy Fallon gets political. It’s at 3:05.

“If you want to get the sensation of watching 23 years of C-SPAN, just watch two minutes of C-SPAN,” Fallon said.

Firecrackers, BBQ and Journos: 4th Of July At The White House

By now you may have seen the report on Gawker that some of the White House press corps celebrated the 4th of July with President Obama on the South Lawn. Gawker dishes that reporters from NYT, WaPo, Time, Newsweek, ABC, NBC, CBS, Politico and more were invited by the White House, but with certain stipulations…

“You are being invited to attend this event as a guest. Blogging, Twittering or otherwise reporting on this event is not permitted. If you feel that you cannot agree to abide by these ground rules, please don’t claim a ticket.”

The night was technically closed to the press and covered by a pool reporter, Baltimore Sun‘s Paul West. Politico‘s Mike Allen caught some heat for including the pool report in his Playbook, but not mentioning that he was actually there. Gawker heard tickets opened up last minute and the WH staff thought it’d be nice to invite the press corps.

There were about 1,500 people there, including military and veteran families, and the Foo Fighters and Jimmy Fallon performed, before a fireworks show.

So two questions come to mind- is there any problem with this? And would you go if you were an invited member of the WH press corps?

You’re a member of the White House press corps, would you accept the invitation under those stipulations?(poll)

Is there anything wrong with accepting this invitation?(poll)

NPR Leads Webby Winners With Seven Awards

This morning the winners of the 2009 Webby Awards were announced and NPR racked up seven awards, including wins for music division, mobile news and podcasts.

Other winners include NYT for Best Copy/Writing, Best Practices and video awards for “Pogue’s Posts” and “The Frugal Traveler: Budget Europe.” HuffPost wins best political site. wins for best Variety video for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. They also won for best full episode player. And the BBC’s Website beat out,’s Spectra Visual Newsreader, The Daily Beast and HuffPost for best News site.

Fallon is also 2009′s Person of the Year, and Sarah Silverman and Seth MacFarlane also win individual awards. And Twitter won “breakout of the year.” Check out the complete list here.

The Webbys will be presented June 8 in New York City during a ceremony hosted by SNL’s Seth Meyers. (h/t WebNewser)