TIME Late Night

Johnny Carson Reigns as America’s Favorite Late-Night Host, Poll Finds

Johnny Carson On 'The Tonight Show'
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Twenty-three years after retiring from The Tonight Show — and a decade after his death — Johnny Carson remains the most popular late-night TV host, and it’s not even close, according to results of a scientific poll released Tuesday.

Carson, who hosted the NBC show from 1962-1992, was identified by 25 percent of Americans who were asked the open-ended question: “Who is your favorite late-night television talk show host of all time?”

The Quinnipiac University Poll surveyed 2,105 Americans by telephone.

Coming in second was David Letterman, who earned 13 percent of the vote, though the recently retired host was beat by “none,” which scored 14 percent of the vote.

The Quinnipiac poll broke down the results into four different age groups, and Carson was such a dominant choice among older Americans that it more than made up for the fact that only 1 percent of people ages 18-29 called him their favorite host.

In third place overall was Tonight Show host Jay Leno, with 7 percent. He was followed by his successor, Jimmy Fallon, with 6 percent. ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O’Brien of TBS each got 3 percent of the vote, while Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart got 2 percent.

Even Bill O’Reilly cracked the Top 16 list that Quinnipiac released Tuesday, though he’s not technically a late-night talk-show host (his Fox News Channel show airs at 5 p.m. on the West Coast).

Quinnipiac also asked respondents to name their favorite host currently on TV, and Fallon won with 20 percent of the vote, compared with 11 percent for second-place Kimmel.

Third in the “currently on TV” category was O’Brien (6 percent) followed by Stewart (2 percent). Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert — who gets Letterman’s old show in September — was next with 1 percent.

This article originally appeared on Hollywoodreporter.com

TIME Music

Jay Rock Shares Introspective ‘Money Trees Deuce’

Revolt TV's Harlem To Hollywood Studio Reveal
Vincent Sandoval—WireImage Jay Rock attends Revolt TV's Harlem to Hollywood Studio Reveal at Revolt Live Studios in Hollywood on Jan. 24, 2014

Of the many highlights off Kendrick Lamar’s debut studio album good kid, m.A.A.d city, he and Jay Rock’s cut “Money Trees” gave us one of the best hooks of 2012 (forever thankful for “It go Halle Berry, or hallelujah”). Also, Rock’s charged verse contrasted with the lower-key energy of his TDE label mate.

If “Money Trees Deuce” is any indication, maybe currency-bearing forestation is the corner Jay Rock will rep from now until forever. “Deuce” has a more melancholic feel to it, not that the first iteration on gkmc was all good times. Though the sequel is sans Kendrick, Rock is more than capable of steadying “Deuce” on his own. Listen to it below.


This article originally appeared on EW.com

TIME Football

Rob Gronkowski’s Family to Appear on Family Feud

(L-R)Father Gord Gronkowski, Brothers Dan Gronkowski, Gordie Gronkowski, Rob Gronkowski and Glenn Gronkowski arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles.
Frazer Harrison—Getty Images (L-R)Father Gord Gronkowski, Brothers Dan Gronkowski, Gordie Gronkowski, Rob Gronkowski and Glenn Gronkowski arrive at the 2012 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 11, 2012 in Los Angeles.

No word yet on whom the Patriots star's family will face

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and his family will appear on Family Feud, the NFL star’s brother Chris said on Tuesday.

Chris Gronkowski told the Boston-based radio show Toucher and Rich that the four eldest Gronkowski brothers and their father will film the show this weekend. There’s no word on when the episode will air, or exactly whom the Gronkowski family will face—but the football world has high hopes they will go head-to-head with another one of the NFL’s most famous families, like the Mannings or the Vereens.

All we can say, well, is get ready for more Gronk.

TIME Books

E.L. James’s Grey Quickly Tops Bestseller Lists

Vintage Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian

The book will officially be available on June 18

The new edition of Fifty Shades of Grey, as told from billionaire entrepreneur Christian Grey’s perspective, has already shot to the top of Barnes & Noble and Amazon bestseller lists.

E.L. James, the author of the successful series, announced the impending arrival of Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian on Monday. According to a statement, James dedicated the book to her fans in the opening page saying, “This book is dedicated to those readers who asked… and asked… and asked… and asked for this.”

“Christian is a complex character,” James said in the statement, “and readers have always been fascinated by his desires and motivations, and his troubled past. Also, as anyone who has ever been in a relationship knows, there are two sides to every story.”

Grey will officially be available on June 18 (the fictional character’s birthday), but fans can pre-order their copy today.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

TIME celebrities

Sir Ian McKellen Says He Regrets Not Coming Out ‘Much Earlier’

Sir Ian McKellen attends a Meet The Actor event at the Apple Store in London on May 26, 2015.
Ian West—AP Sir Ian McKellen attends a Meet The Actor event at the Apple Store in London on May 26, 2015.

"I think I would have been a different person and a happier one"

For Sir Ian McKellen, coming out not only made him happier—it also made him a better actor.

In an interview with the Huffington Post, the actor discussed the experience of coming out to both his family (“nobody gave a damn!”) as well as the media, saying his emotions became much “freer.”

“I think up to that point, I had been using acting as a disguise—somewhere where I could express my emotions, and draw attention to myself in a way that I didn’t particularly want to do in real life,” McKellen told the Huffington Post. “Acting became not about disguise, but about telling the truth. And my emotions became much freer. I was able to act better as I think you are able to do any job. Everyone’s better if they’re being honest.”

According to the actor, his film career took off after he came out, citing his role in Gods and Monsters as one of the first to garner public attention. In the film, McKellen played the role of director James Whale, who was gay.

“I regret and always shall that I didn’t see the significance of coming out at a much earlier date because I think I would have been a different person and a happier one,” the actor said. “Self-confidence is the most important thing that anybody can have. You don’t have that if part of you is ashamed or hiding something. I can reassure people who don’t feel they’re able to, the world will like you better because people like honesty and authenticity.”

According to the publication, McKellen is set to receive the Trevor Project’s Trevor Hero Award and will also serve as one of four Grand Marshals during New York City’s Pride celebration later this month.

For more on the interview with McKellen, including what advice he would offer to struggling LGBTQ youths, head on over to the Huffington Post.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

TIME movies

Clint Eastwood to Direct Biopic of ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Pilot

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger captain of the US Airways flight #5149 that landed in New York's Hudson River in 2009, poses in his office at his home in Danville, Calif on Jan. 10. 2011.
Paul Sakuma—AP Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger captain of the US Airways flight #5149 that landed in New York's Hudson River in 2009, poses in his office at his home in Danville, Calif on Jan. 10. 2011.

Capt. 'Sully' Sullenberger famously landed an Airbus A320 in the Hudson River

In 2011 it was J. Edgar Hoover; in 2014, ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle. Now, director Clint Eastwood seems to have found his next all-American protagonist: Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who safely landed an Airbus A320 in New York City’s Hudson River in 2009.

Eastwood is set to direct the as-yet-unnamed biopic on the now-retired airline pilot, lauded as a national hero after the so-called “Miracle on the Hudson,” when he was forced to land US Airways Flight 1549 on water after a flock of Canadian geese disabled both of his engines following its takeoff from LaGuardia Airport.

The film is based on the New York Times bestselling memoir Sullenberger co-authored with Wall Street Journal columnist Jeffrey Zaslow: Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters.

If the film does nearly as well as Eastwood’s American Sniper, which grossed upwards of $543 million worldwide in 2014, it’ll be a smooth landing indeed.

TIME movies

This Honest Entourage Trailer Won’t Keep Anybody From Seeing the Movie

But it's still pretty funny (and accurate)

The Entourage movie hits theaters June 3, but maybe if people see the misogyny and racism revealed in this “honest trailer,” they’ll boycott it and stay home to read bell books instead.

Yeah, no, just kidding. Everybody who was planning on seeing it will obviously still go see it. Here’s what this trailer, brought to you by Screen Junkies, has to say about all the main characters from the HBO series:

  • Vince (Adrian Grenier): “A movie star with no talent, no charisma, and by some miracle, no herpes.”
  • E (Kevin Connolly): “The least fun part of every episode.”
  • Turtle (Jerry Ferrara): “Your average Entourage fan.”
  • Drama (Kevin Dillon): “The underappreciated brother of a more famous sibling, kind of like [Matt Dillon’s brother] Kevin Dillon.”
  • Ari (Jeremy Piven): “A sexist, racist, homophobe who is such an awful person, being a talent agent is the fifth-worst thing about him.”


TIME Disney

Disney Plans “Wearable” Toys to Get Kids Off the Couch

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Disney is making a risky bet with its new toys priced at $120 just for a starter kit.

Disney wants kids to wear electronic toys and pretend to be superheroes.

The entertainment company announced plans Tuesday for Playmation, a new line of toys in partnership with Hasbro that are a cross between computers and costumes. The first examples will be Iron Man gloves and Hulk fists based on Disney’s Marvel superhero brand.

Children will be able to use the wearables to interact with other toys in the line. Kids can also follow narrated stories, called “missions” that they can download.

The new toys, which are billed as a way to get children off the couch, are expected to hit the stores in October. Additional Star Wars and Frozen-themed toys are planned for 2016 and 2017 respectively.

The toys will cost $120, with accessories starting at $15. However, it’s unclear how much the additional software will cost.

The new line involves a higher degree of financial risk by Disney than usual because it is developing the necessary toy hardware in-house. If parents are unwilling to spend the extra money on toys, Disney will be out a lot of money.

Disney is also not the first toy company to dabble in “connected toys.” Mattel recently partnered with hardware gadget maker Quirky to create and market toys that make use of contemporary tech trends like sensors.


Why Caitlyn Jenner’s Name Doesn’t Start With a ‘K’

It was the "media associations"

When Caitlyn Jenner debuted her new name and look on the cover of Vanity Fair this week, the first thing everyone said was “wow!” The second thing everyone said was “why didn’t she spell Caitlyn with a K?”

It turns out that was on purpose. Jenner told Vanity Fair she was weighing names like Heather and Cathy, but Caitlyn kept popping into her mind. When her assistant independently suggested Caitlyn as well, Jenner said, “I love that name, too!” and that settled it.

But how should it be spelled — a C or a K, to keep up with his brood of daughters? Jenner “went back and forth about how it would be spelled,” Vanity Fair reports, only to decide to “break tradition, and the media associations that went with it” and settle on Caitlyn with a C.

Read More: How Transgender People Choose Their New Names

Jenner came out as a transgender woman in a Diane Sawyer interview in April, but didn’t reveal her new name until the magazine cover was unveiled Monday.

[Vanity Fair]

TIME Books

Shonda Rhimes Will Publish Her First Book Later This Year

Shonda Rhimes attends the 2015 ABC NY Upfront Presentation on May 12, 2015 in New York City.
Mireya Acierto--FilmMagic/Getty Images Shonda Rhimes attends the 2015 ABC NY Upfront Presentation on May 12, 2015 in New York City.

The successful showrunner adds author to her long list of titles

Simon and Schuster announced Tuesday that Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, will publish her first book in November 2015. The book, titled Year of Yes, chronicles a challenge the showrunner took on to say yes, for one year, to unexpected invitations.

In a press release, Rhimes said she wasn’t originally planning to share these experiences publicly. “Saying yes for an entire year turned out to be one of the most amazing decisions I have ever made,” she said. “It was also a little insane, a lot terrifying and sometimes wildly embarrassing. So this is not a story I ever planned to share with anyone.”

When Simon and Schuster approached her, Rhimes continued in the vein of the challenge she’d set for herself, and said yes.

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