Channing Tatum, Jimmy Fallon
This week, Anderson Cooper found out that his colleagues hate his new scented candle, and Christoph Waltz gave a dramatic reading of the Sesame Street theme. Hulu unveiled the trailer for Season 2 of its series The Wrong Mans, and Bryan Cranston narrated a children's book called You Have to F---ing Eat. Also, in late night news, Channing Tatum and Jimmy Fallon played a rousing game of "Box of Lies" on The Tonight Show, and Jack McBrayer recalled the time he clocked Mariah Carey in the face with a Frisbee. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Amy Poehler, George R.R. Martin and Seth Meyers
This week, Ellen DeGeneres launched her own video channel, called EllenTube, and Daniel Radcliffe showed off his (impressive!) rapping skills on The Tonight Show. Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers decided to find out just how well George R.R. Martin knows Game of Thrones, and the cast ofDancing With the Stars got scared out of their minds while prepping for the Halloween episode. Also, a woman in New York filmed herself walking around the city to demonstrate how often women get harassed on the street. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Amy Poehler devotes a substantial amount of ink in her new memoir Yes Please to telling readers that she "had no business" writing a book in the first place. With a schedule that includes 12-hour days on her sitcom Parks and Recreation, as well as raising two boys under 6, Poehler makes no secret of what a tedious process it was to complete Yes Please. Fortunately, the final product is much easier to consume than it apparently was to produce.
But while there aren't any jaw-dropping revelations per se, Yes Please includes plenty of new information about Poehler that even die-hard fans probably didn't know. Here are the most interesting tidbits we learned about the comedienne:
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.
This week, two dearly departed comedians were honored by the TV industry at large: Billy Crystal paid tribute to his friend Robin Williams at the Emmy Awards, and former Saturday Night Live cast member Phil Hartman finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (as well as an entire day dedicated to him). Elsewhere, Jeff Bridges — or was it The Dude? — stopped by The Colbert Report, a new trailer for Gone Girl debuted, and a pair of elephants rocked out to violin music. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
The Cast of Modern Family
The Emmys were held on a Monday night this year for the first time since 1976, but apparently that didn't deter people from tuning in.
Although the telecast was down about 10 percent from last year's show, this year's Seth Meyers-hosted outing was the second-highest rated Emmys of the past eight years.
Andy Samberg and Seth Meyers
In planning this year's Emmy Awards, host Seth Meyers and his executive producer, Mike Shoemaker, took a cue from the Golden Globes. Shoemaker, who spoke with TV Guide Magazine behind the Nokia Theatre right after Monday night's telecast, says he and Meyers wanted to emulate how the Globes open by going straight to the jokes.
Seth Meyers made it through his first time hosting the Emmys unscathed — until he walked off the stage, that is.
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?