Wednesday, June 29

New Sum 41 Music Video Features Many a Meme


This truly is the summer of pop punk resurgence. Between Blink-182, Green Day, Simple Plan and Good Charlotte, a number of albums have been released or are soon to be released that 15-year-old me really would have enjoyed, and current me probably will still like.

Oh, and let's add Sum 41 to that list. The Canadian pop punkers just dropped the first single from their album 13 Voices, an aggressively...well, aggressive song called "Fake My Own Death." The music video is a meme lovers dream, featuring all kinds of annoying things flying across the screen while the band plays amidst the battlefield. This is the first album that features three guitar players, so it should lend itself to some creative sound. We'll see – for now, this is plenty to nod your head to.

Monday, June 27

Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis Can't Fight This Feeling


Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis played long-lost brothers on the Fox TV show The Last Man on Earth. One of the running jokes on the show is that they love to sing duets, but only one song ever makes an appearance on the show: REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling."

By the time the pair appeared on The Tonight Show, their routine was fully perfected. Host Jimmy Fallon loves to sing as well, but the "brothers" may have him beat.

Saturday, June 25

Anna Kendrick Joins James Corden for "A Soundtrack to a Love Story"


James Corden's song-themed sketches are easily the best part of his show – we all know "Carpool Karaoke" is great, but he brings fan-favorite Anna Kendrick back for a medley of 11 songs in just under five minutes. 

It's called "A Soundtrack to a Love Story," and it'll take you through all the emotional ups and downs of the crazy roller coaster ride we call love. You'll see Corden and Kendrick exchanging vows to Bruno Mars' "Marry You;" Kendrick finding another woman's bra and accusing Corden, who simply references Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me" before getting dinged on the head with a frying pan; and Kendrick weeping over a carton of orange sorbet while tearfully crooning Adele's "Someone Like You." It's delightful. Enjoy!

Friday, June 24

Ricky Gervais Does Amazing Impressions in 30 Seconds


Ricky Gervais claims that he's a brilliant impressionist, and Jimmy Fallon wanted to put him to the test. The Tonight Show host challenged Gervais to do as many impressions as he could in 30 seconds. To be fair, Gervais was being a little cocky Star Fox and brought it on himself, but Fallon is more than game to give him some names to impersonate. So...how did Gervais do? You'll just have to check out the video above to find out.

Wednesday, June 22

This Just In: Leo Messi is Good


Taking down the dreams of the U.S. Men's National Team with him, Argentina's Leo Messi broke the all-time scoring record in his club's 4-0 victory Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Copa America Centenario. Naturally, he did it with an absurdly amazing goal on a free kick. Just watch and marvel.

Tuesday, June 21

This Foot Locker Commercial with D'Angelo Russell is Delightful


Being a rookie in the NBA is tough. Just ask Karl-Anthony Towns, Devin Booker or D'Angelo Russell. More specifically, soon-to-be-the-number-one-overall-pick Ben Simmons will ask the trio about life as a professional. KAT and Booker have fairly typical advice on how you're not in college anymore, you're amongst grown men, etc etc. But the real gem comes from Russell, who asks Simmons if he has a phone. You'll see why.

Monday, June 20

RIP, Anton Yelchin




I first saw Anton Yelchin in the movie Charlie Bartlett, which introduced me not to just a terrific actor, but also to a delightfully catchy song by the Eels that played while the end credits rolled. Yelchin died early Sunday morning at the age of 27, when his car rolled backwards and pinned him against a mailbox pillar and a security gate at his Studio City home. It seems like a freak accident and is yet another reminder of the frailty of life, so go out there and live it to the fullest.

Yelchin also starred in movies like Alpha Dog and Terminator Salvation, but he was most well known for his role as Chekov in the Star Trek movies directed by JJ Abrams. Here's a compilation of some of Chekov's best moments, demonstrating why Yelchin truly was a pleasure to watch on the big screen.

Cleveland Cavaliers Win NBA Championship, LeBron Reacts


Well, for how uninteresting the first six games of the NBA Finals were, we sure got an instant classic in Game 7. LeBron James had a triple double and unanimously won the Finals MVP award, and then had an emotional post game conference as well as a fun little post game press conference. Check it out above.

Oh, and my favorite fun fact of the playoffs? The Warriors lost nine games all regular season. They lost nine in the playoffs alone. And people argued they would have beaten the '95-'96 Bulls...ha!

Sunday, June 19

Jim Gaffigan's Father's Day Gift Guide on The Tonight Show


Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. Jim Gaffigan has five kids, and finding the right gift for dad is "not a layup." So he took to The Tonight Show to give his ultimate gift guide for anyone struggling to find the perfect present for pops. If your gift this year was a letdown, bookmark this for next year. You'll have a great chance to make things right.

Tuesday, June 14

Anderson Cooper Reads Emotional Tribute to Orlando Victims


Choosing to honor the names and lives of the people lost in the Orlando nightclub shooting, Anderson Cooper gives an emotional tribute, sharing facts and faces of the victims. If you watch one thing today, let this be it.

Saturday, June 11

Slow Jam the News with Barack Obama


The Tonight Show and Jimmy Fallon both greatly benefit from having The Roots as their house band. Not only do they provide terrific music, they offer awesome side sketches, like their "Classroom Instruments" chaos, and they can slow jam with the best of them.

The latter was on display, as Fallon welcomed President Obama into the studio for a little slow jamming of the news. It's marvelous, and a terrific reminder that we never have, and likely never will, have another president quite like Barack Obama. Let's enjoy these last few months he's in office.

Sunday, June 5

To Celebrate The NBA Finals, Mean Tweets Is Back


As the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers square off in the NBA Finals for the second straight year, people are taking to Twitter to say mean things. Oh wait, they do that all the time. Check out the vitriol some NBA players get in the latest baller edition of "Mean Tweets." Jimmy Kimmel Live has curated mean muggin' from Jalen Rose, Klay Thompson, Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala, Russell Westbrook, Reggie Miller, Doc Rivers, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Stephan Curry, DeAndre Jordan and Dikembe Mutombo. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 4

RIP Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali died at the age of 74 last night after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. While I never got to see The Greatest fight during my lifetime, just watching any number of clips of him is spectacular. For all the good he did in the ring, though, he did plenty outside of it, too. However, nothing will top his ability to trash talk. Nothing. RIP.


Wednesday, June 1

Clueless Gamer is Back, Game of Thrones Style


Conan O'Brien's "Clueless Gamer" segment ran into a rough patch in the previous episode, with Seth Rogen and Zac Efron simply drawing genitals on Conan's face throughout the entire scene. It was juvenile and not entertaining, but fortunately, the series bounces back here.

Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey of Game of Thrones fame join Conan to play Overwatch. Who will emerge victorious? Team Lannister or Team Coco?