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Watch Jimmy Fallon and Steve Carell Sing ‘Sexual Healing’ With a Barbershop Quartet

The 40-year-old virgin has come a long way

Steve Carell joined Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show Wednesday night, reminding the audience that he is not, in real life, the scary character he plays in Foxcatcher. The pair took turns singing verses from Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing” as a candy-striped quartet ably delivered a four-part harmony behind them.

Running this song through the barbershop wringer extracts pretty much all of its soul — and sexiness, for that matter — and that seems to be the idea. The Ragtime Gals, as the group is known, has de-sexed such songs as “Ignition (Remix),” “I Wanna Sex You Up” and “SexyBack” — the latter featuring its original singer, Justin Timberlake. It’s all part of the “friendly fun house” to which Entertainment Weekly attributes Fallon’s successful takeover of the Tonight Show, earning him the much-deserved title of “Entertainer of the Year.”

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Watch Ed Sheeran Make a Fan’s Day by Surprising Her on Live TV

Before she knew it, she was singing karaoke with the singer himself

Ed Sheeran is the antithesis to the bad boy rocker. He gives his fans free tickets to see his shows. He’s friends with the Muppets. He felt so bad after trashing a hotel room that he, an international pop star, cleaned it up himself. And he continued his nice guy streak by surprising a young fan this past week on Ireland’s Late Late Toy Show.

Aimee Keogh appeared on an episode of the show dedicated to showcasing the season’s most popular toys, to demonstrate a karaoke game for Playstation 4. While singing Ed Sheeran’s “Lego House,” she felt a tap on her shoulder and turned around to see the singer himself standing behind her. He proceeded to duet with her and offered to fly her family to London for one of his concerts next summer.

Though she exhibited all of the trappings of teen fandom, she managed to keep her composure and sing along with Sheeran. In a radio show debriefing after the surprise, host Ray D’Arcy asked, “Have you come down from cloud nine yet?” Her response: “No, not yet.”

Read next: Watch Sam Smith Surprise Everyone by Bringing Ed Sheeran on Stage to Sing ‘Stay With Me’

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Meghan Trainor Performs New Thanksgiving Classic Songs on Jimmy Kimmel Live

“Whoa — Why Did Linda Bring Kevin?” is sure to become a new holiday classic

Last night, Jimmy Kimmel rightly pointed out the serious lack of songs about Thanksgiving, despite the existence of an entire genre of Christmas music. To fill this gap, he invited Meghan Trainor — whose number one single “All About That Bass” is finally seeing the last of its parodies — to create some brand new turkey day classics.

Dressed in her best autumn sweater, Trainor tackles many of the subjects that make Thanksgiving a memorable day, if not always in a good way: travel delays, racist family members, politics at the dinner table, and other holiday plights that only a heaping helping of mashed potatoes can begin to compensate for.

As the faux-infomercial unveils more song titles, including the spot-on “I Would Like to Leave (To Get Drunk with My Friends),” it becomes apparent that Thanksgiving is perhaps best enjoyed sans music. The smell of gravy and the sight of a giant inflatable Pikachu should set the mood just fine.

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Kacey Musgraves Is the First Guest to Appear on Jimmy Kimmel via Hologram

“I’m feeling very futuristic right now.”

Kacey Musgraves had a big night at the Country Music Awards last night. She won Song of the Year, performed with Loretta Lynn and became a trending topic on Twitter thanks to her Priscilla Presley-inspired hairstyle. In between all of this, she made time to give an interview with Jimmy Kimmel — via hologram.

Musgraves beamed into Hollywood from Nashville, greeting Kimmel with a virtual high-five. She spoke about performing with her idol, keeping it a secret from her grandmother and experiencing an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction moments before taking the stage.

Holography has been used in recent years in decidedly creepier ways: Both Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson were virtually resurrected to perform at Coachella and the Billboard Music Awards, respectively. It remains to be seen whether the technology will catch on. If nothing else, it certainly saves money on airfare.

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Jim Carrey Is Booked to Host Saturday Night Live on Oct. 25

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Actor Jim Carrey speaks onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. Kevin Winter/MTV1415—Getty Images for MTV

He first hosted the show almost two decades ago

Saturday Night Live has booked Jim Carrey to host its Oct. 25 broadcast.

Carrey, a two-time Golden Globe best-actor winner, has appeared on SNL twice before, in 1996 and 2011, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The comic actor will host the show just in time to promote Dumb and Dumber To, the sequel to 1994’s Dumb and Dumber, in theaters on Nov. 14.

Singer Iggy Azalea will join comedian Carrey as the show’s musical guest, the late-night television show announced on Twitter. The “Fancy” singer also tweeted about her upcoming SNL stint.

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Watch Conan O’Brien Take the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge

It might be the best one yet

Conan O’Brien is the latest high-profile star to take on the ALS ice-bucket challenge — and outdoes everyone in the process. That’s because he seemed to have misunderstood the whole point of the ALS campaign.

“Apparently if I get ice water poured on my head, ALS will then pay me $100. That’s a pretty sweet deal,” said O’Brien as he looked into the camera.

In the video featured on Thursday night’s episode of Conan, the late-night host stood in a black T-shirt and gray shorts as a staff member poured the ice-cold water onto his head.

“Whoa! Wow that was cold!” gasped O’Brien. Someone off-camera then explained that he had to donate money in addition to completing the challenge. He jokingly fired back: “I pay? Why would I do both?!”

O’Brien, of course, did end up donating to ALS. But not before he revealed a hilarious trick of his own. Watch the video to find out.

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Chelsea Handler’s Late Night Show to End in August

Chelsea Handler at the amfAR Inspiration Gala on Dec. 12, 2013 in Los Angeles.
Chelsea Handler at the amfAR Inspiration Gala on Dec. 12, 2013 in Los Angeles. Dan Steinberg—Invision/AP

Chelsea Lately will finish its seven-year run on E! on August 26, a few months before Handler planned to leave the network

Chelsea Handler is finally getting her wish — sort of. After months of speculation and complaints from the star herself, E! announced Wednesday that comedian Handler’s night-time talk show, Chelsea Lately, will finish its seven-year run with a live finale on August 26. A special month-long run-up to the last show will look back on the show’s most memorable moments.

“I myself am more surprised than anyone that I was able to hold down a job for seven years, and it was a fantastic seven years,” Handler said in a statement. “I will always look back at my time on E! as most people look back at their time in college. I’m glad I went.​”

Handler’s manager told The Hollywood Reporter in March that she intended to leave the network — which she called “a sad, sad place to live” during a recent Howard Stern interview — when her contract was up at the end of the year.

The show’s ratings haven’t been the same lately: her audience declined 32 percent between 2010, the year before her most recent contract negotiation, and last year, Deadline reports.

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Stephen Colbert: A Video Primer

Can you tell where the character ends and the real Colbert begins?

Long before he was tapped to replace David Letterman on CBS’s “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert was making his mark on late night television. From his “reporting” on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” to his own “The Colbert Report,” to black-tie events, rallies and animated movies, the one time actor and comedy writer who pronounces his surname with a silent “t” has become synonymous with no-holds-barred, politically-charged satire, at all hours of the day.

ICYMI, here’s a handy compilation of some of Colbert’s most memorable TV moments from the past 12 years.

 

 

 

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Colbert on Replacing Letterman: ‘I Do Not Envy Whoever They Put in That Chair’

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Stephen Colbert and David Letterman during a taping of The Late Show in 2012. John Paul Filo—CBS/Getty Images

The satirical late-night host is due to break character to succeed David Letterman, who's retiring next year, but not before he jokes about how hard it will be. "Those are some huge shoes to fill," he said of Letterman's role, "and some really big pants"

Stephen Colbert praised David Letterman during the opening of his show Thursday, calling the man he’ll replace as Late Show host someone who “has influenced every host who came after him and even a few who came before him.”

“This man,” Colbert said. “He’s that good.

“I do not envy whoever they try to put in that chair,” Colbert added during The Colbert Report, which he’s leaving next year to succeed the retiring Letterman at CBS. “Those are some huge shoes to fill. And some really big pants.”

Colbert went on to praise Letterman’s run as a late night host, which he said spanned his “entire adult life.”

“Late night premiered my freshman year of college. I learned more from Dave than I did from going to my classes,” Colbert said. “Especially the ones I did not go to because I had stayed up until 1:30 watching Dave.”

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Stephen Colbert To Succeed David Letterman

Stephen Colbert during the "Been There: Won That: The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscapeon" special of The Colbert Report on Sept. 8, 2010 in New York City.
Stephen Colbert during the "Been There: Won That: The Returnification of the American-Do Troopscapeon" special of The Colbert Report on Sept. 8, 2010 in New York City. Scott Gries—Picturegroup/Comedy Central

The Comedy Central host who plays a conservative pundit will drop the character when he takes the reins from late-night legend David Letterman, who recently announced his plans to retire, CBS announced on Thursday

Stephen Colbert will take over as host of the Late Show when David Letterman retires, CBS announced Thursday.

Colbert, the host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report since 2005, was rumored to be CBS’s top choice to replace its iconic late night host. Letterman said last week on his show that he will retire in 2015, ending more than three decades in late night.

“Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television,” CBS president and CEO Leslie Moonves said in a statement. “David Letterman’s legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today’s announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night.”

Colbert’s ascension will mark a touchstone for his career, which first gained traction while he was a contributor on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and then exploded when he got his own show following Stewart’s.

“Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career,” Colbert said in a statement. “I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.

“I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me,” Colbert said, before adding a playful dig at Letterman’s teeth: “Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”

As Late Show host, Colbert will drop the caricature of a conservative pundit he has played to great effect at Comedy Central. Colbert has become known for almost never breaking character in public.

“I won’t be doing the new show in character, so we’ll all get to find out how much of him was me,” Colbert told ABC. “I’m looking forward to it.”

CBS said the producers and the location of the new Late Show have not yet been determined. The network said a premiere date for the show will be determined after Letterman decides when his last show will be.

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