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Watch a Late Night Host Smell Sofia Vergara’s Hair

He said it smelled like pudding

The host of Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen, took a whiff of Sofia Vergara’s hair on the show Thursday Night. Cohen said that it smelled delicious, like pudding, but Vergara pointed out that it was actually her perfume.

Vergara has a perfume on the market called “Sofia.” It took her a year to decide on the scent for her fragrance, according to her interview in Allure. The scent she decided on in the end is based off of fruits and florals– but not, as it turns out, pudding.

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Jennifer Hudson’s Son Idolizes a Pop Star… And It’s Not Her

Hint: He wears a white glove and a sequin jacket

Jennifer Hudson said on Late Night with Seth Meyers that her 5-year-old son, David, is a big fan of the late Michael Jackson.

Hudson showed a cell-phone video clip of her little son dancing like Jackson to “Beat It.” Her son is so taken with Michael Jackson, he even said he liked him more than his own mother. He later took his statement back, Hudson said on the show, and said Michael Jackson was his favorite dancer, and Hudson was his favorite singer.

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Watch Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton Lip Sync Battle with Jimmy Fallon

Lip syncing is harder than it looks

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton appeared on The Tonight Show Wednesday and had a lip sync battle with Jimmy Fallon, who is known for playing quirky games with guests on his show.

One of the performances had Shelton and Stefani singing the duet “Endless Love” with the male and female parts switched. Stefani played Lionel Richie’s smooth, deep voice, and Shelton mouthed the words to Diana Ross’s part.

Shelton and Stefani are coaches on the newest season of The Voice.

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Watch Jimmy Fallon and Julianna Margulies Deliver High School Morning Announcements

You wish these were your high school morning announcements

In a Saturday Night Live-esque sketch, Jimmy Fallon and Julianna Margulies dressed up as a high school principal and vice principal and acted out delivering high school morning announcements Tuesday on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Rather than the dull morning announcements you may have heard back in the day, Fallon and Margulies sang out typical morning announcements about parking passes and the debate team to the tune of current pop songs such as “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift and “Rude” by MAGIC!.

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See Barbra Streisand’s First Appearance on The Tonight Show in 51 Years

Streisand and Fallon performed a duet where Fallon played Elvis

Actress and singer Barbra Streisand appeared on The Tonight Show Monday for the first time since 1963, and sang a duet with host Jimmy Fallon.

The pair sang Elvis Presley’s hit song “Love Me Tender,” with Fallon standing in for “the king” complete with the appropriate hair-do and sunglasses.

Streisand’s appearance on The Tonight Show was to promote her new duets album, “Partners,” which has tracks that sample Elvis recordings. Streisand’s last appearance on a late night talk show was a brief cameo on the The Late Show in 1994.

 

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Watch Morgan Freeman Talk About Being Mistaken for Samuel L. Jackson

He was wearing a hat and glasses at an airport

Morgan Freeman, also known as the ‘voice of God,’ said during Thursday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! that he was once mistaken for another legendary actor: Samuel L. Jackson.

Freeman told host Jimmy Kimmel that he was wearing a hat and glasses at an airport when a man came over claiming he knew who Freeman was despite his incognito attire. But the man said that Freeman was Samuel L. Jackson, who was also recently mistaken for Laurence Fishburne by an L.A. news anchor.

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Watch Hugh Jackman Describe The ‘Uplifting’ Experience of Singing at Joan Rivers’ Funeral

He sang "Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage"

Joan Rivers’ funeral was held on Sept. 7, and as she wished, it was a star-studded affair with celebrity guests like Sarah Jessica Parker, Howard Stern and Rosie O’Donnell. Rivers had also wanted X-Men star Hugh Jackman to perform at her funeral after seeing him in a musical, The Boy From Oz, 10 years ago. Jackman sang a song from that musical titled “Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage.”

Jackman described the experience on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as “uplifting” and “moving” but also “funny.”

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Barbra Streisand Is Going on The Tonight Show

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Barbra Streisand and James Brolin are seen on May 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. GONZALO/Bauer—Griffn/GC Images

Her appearance with Jimmy Fallon on Monday will be her first guest appearance in more than 50 years

Barbra Streisand will join Jimmy Fallon as a guest on The Tonight Show on Monday night.

Fallon announced his upcoming guest on Wednesday; NBC said it will be the film and music icon’s first guest appearance on a late-night talk show in more than 50 years (though she made a quick cameo on The Late Show With David Letterman in 1994, as The Hollywood Reporter noted).

Streisand’s appearance will coincide with the release of her new duets album “Partners” on Sept. 16. The album will feature 12 new duets with the likes of Billy Joel, John Mayer and Michael Bublé. It also promises a “one-of-a-kind virtual duet” with the late Elvis Presley, according to NBC.

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It’s Official: Broadcast Late Night Stays White and Male

Brit comic James Corden may be brilliant as Late Late Show host. But the "no other qualified candidates" line is looking increasingly weak.

I’m getting used to typing this news, but we have another new late-night host: British comedian and actor James Corden will take over the CBS Late Late Show from Craig Ferguson next year.

And I’m getting used to typing this news, but it also means that each of the major-network late-night shows will continue to be hosted by a white guy. (On Comedy Central, Larry Wilmore will take over Colbert’s slot next year; Chelsea Handler is going to launch a talk show on Netflix.)

I can see you making the Alicia Florrick blah-blah-blah hand gesture at me. I know! You’ve heard this before! And let me be clear: sheerly from personal bias, I do not oppose the prolific offering of jobs to white guys named James.

Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O’Brien–talented, funny guys all. Stephen Colbert is the greatest talent in late night since David Letterman, and I can’t wait to see what he does with Letterman’s job. As for Corden–I know him only from occasional British TV roles (including the very funny The Wrong Mans, which he also writes), and I’m not going to prejudge him. He may be great! I hope he’s great!

But it’s no slam against Corden to say that this gives the lie to some of the usual reasons networks give for not finding women or people of color to host late-night shows. First: that the highest-profile possibilities–Ellen DeGeneres, say, or Tina Fey–are otherwise engaged and probably uninterested. And second, lack of candidates: that there are simply far more obvious choices with relevant experience who are men.

Corden may be brilliant. But he’s not exactly obvious. Sure, showbiz being what it is, there aren’t as many women with the specific late-night grooming that men like Colbert or Fallon had. But if you hire Corden, you’re casting a fairly wide net.

Wide nets are good! O’Brien was more obscure than Corden when he took over Late Night–a writer, pfft! Ferguson was only somewhat better known. You can do very well by looking beyond the usual next-in-line candidates. We should encourage it.

But can you honestly argue that, if you’re opening your search to lesser-known (at least in America) comics from around the English-speaking world, none of them–not just in this decision, but over and over–is a woman or a person of color? Can you seriously claim that not only is there no non-white-guy equivalent of Stephen Colbert, there is no non-white-guy equivalent–not a one–of James Corden?

I hope Corden is a smashing success, because I am someone who likes to laugh. I’m just saying, and I don’t blame Corden for this, that the next time a network brings out the “no qualified candidates” argument, I’ll laugh even harder.

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Watch Jimmy Fallon Challenge Adam Levine to a Children’s Song Sing-Off

Maroon 5 frontman sang 'Heads, Shoulders Knees and Toes' in the style of Sinatra

Jimmy Fallon challenged Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine, to a sing-off involving children’s songs Tuesday on The Tonight Show.

The game involved imitating famous singers as if they were singing well-known children’s songs. Levine belted out his best Sinatra voice, singing the song, “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes,” while Fallon did a not-so-recognizable imitation of Iggy Azalea singing “Old Macdonald” to the tune of her hit song, “Fancy.”

Levine and the rest of the band released their newest record, “V,” on Tuesday ahead of a world tour in 2015.

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