W. Kamau Bell
Jimmy Fallon, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers. What do all these names have in common? They're all currently, or are going to be, late-night talk show hosts.
And they're all white guys.
In a column for Buzzfeed, comedian W. Kamau Bell rails against "the whiteness of late night," and comments upon the opportunities for change that have been passed up, in recent months especially.
Late-night hosts and guests honored Joan Rivers Thursday, each paying tribute to the pioneering comedian in their own way.
Our top moments of the week:
11. Best Explanation: Remember when Gwen Stefani Adele Dazeem-ed Stephen Colbert's name at the Emmys? According to Adam Levine, Stefani was super-nervous backstage, even after he offered a helpful mnemonic device. "We're going up there, and the whole time she's like, 'I can't pronounce Colbert. I can't pronounce it,'" Levine says on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. "I was like, 'If he wins, think: cold bear.'" Of course, Stefani went with...
Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers died Thursday after being taken off of life support, her daughter Melissa told The Associated Press. She was 81.
Seth Meyers continued his breakout year Monday night as the host of television's biggest night, the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Hosting a major awards show is ostensibly an honor, but increasingly, in the world of live-tweeting, a thankless assignment — and one that was made even more tedious by the fact that this year's Emmy telecast occurred on a Monday. Did Meyers rise to the occasion?
Our top moments of the week:
13. Best Affair to Remember: Bachelor in Paradise goes behind the scenes when contestant Michelle K. hooks up with a sound guy. But when producers find out and knock on their door, the sound guys freaks out and takes a page from a romantic comedy by jumping off the balcony. Wait, it gets better: He breaks his ankles. Interviewing him in the hospital Chris Harrison makes a point to ask...
For late night host Conan O'Brien, the tragic news of Robin Williams' passing came during the taping for Monday night's broadcast of his TBS show.
In the video below, O'Brien breaks the news to a stunned audience, explaining, "We tape these shows a few hours early and by the time you see this now on TV, I'm sure that you'll know. I'm sorry to anyone in our studio audience that I'm breaking this news. This is absolutely shocking and horrifying and upsetting on every level."
Conan O'Brien, Dave Franco
Conan has already taken on Lyft and video games, but now he's bumbling his way through Tinder — and he's taking Dave Franco along for the ride!
Tans gone wrong
In the utterly charming video, Conan and Franco create dating profiles for themselves under the names Chip Whitley and Djengus Roundstone. What follows is a hilarious rivalry over a 74-year-old woman, a van trip to track down one of Franco's matches and countless instances where Conan's ego gets knocked down a few pegs.
Terry Crews will emcee the Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 19, the organization announced Thursday.
Game of Pugs
This week, we learned that the Game of Thrones opening credit sequence is much better when redone with pugs. After passing on the sci-fi pilot Delirium last year, Fox opted to make the episode available on Hulu. Also, actress Eliza Coupewondered whether she should fake her own death and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog stopped by a few bars to observe fans watching the World Cup. And breakout singer Sam Smith debuted a gorgeous cover of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know." Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best onlinevideos: