<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:05:34 -0700 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:05:34 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[A One Direction Reunion? Hawking Says It's Possible]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:06:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Zayn-Malik.jpg

Stephen Hawking offered some theoretical hope for One Direction fans still reeling from member Zayn Malik's decision to leave the band.

The iconic physicist and cosmologist said while appearing via the hologram for a lecture at the Sydney Opera House in London over the weekend that the singer could one day be a member of a pop group in another universe.

Hawking was asked to talk about the cosmological effect of Malik's unexpected departure during the talk.

"My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay attention to the study of theoretical physics because, one day, there may well be proof of multiple universes," said Hawkins, according to a video clip posted online.

Hawkings added, "It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe. And in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction."

The band announced in March that Malik had decided to leave the group after five years.

"I feel like it is now the right time for me to leave the band," he said in a statement posted to Facebook. "I'd like to apologize to the fans if I've let anyone down, but I have to do what feels right."

The band continued its world tour after the announcement.

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<![CDATA[Foo Fighters Share Tribute Video for D.C. Anchor]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:28:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/2015-04-24_13491.jpg

The Foo Fighters are fans of veteran Washington news anchor Jim Vance, too.

In the wake of news that Vance will be signing off from Washington’s News4 at 11 next month, the Foo Fighters created a tribute video featuring one of Vance’s most-watched segments.

The clip of Vance's side-splitting reaction to a model repeatedly wobbling then falling on a catwalk — thanks to her sky-high heels — made him a bit of a YouTube celebrity a few years back. The Foo Fighters' YouTube tribute called "Jim Vance, We're Going to Miss You" opens with someone kicking back on the couch, donning an Orioles hat then playing off some "Bawlmer" stereotypes. A television then airs the Vance clip that garnered national attention.

Vance, who has worked for NBC’s Washington TV station for 46 years, will continue to anchor News4 at 6. He has been honored by many national and local journalism organizations, inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame, and named Washingtonian of the Year.

Watch the full video above.

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<![CDATA[Shots Fired at Lil Wayne's Tour Bus Near Atlanta]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:12:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP120226067482.jpg

Lil Wayne's tour bus was hit by gunshots on a highway near Atlanta early Sunday morning, police say, hours after the rapper had performed at a club in the city.

No one was injured in the shooting on I-285 around 4 a.m. Sunday, Cobb County police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Authorities do not have any suspects, though police told E! News the shots were fired from a white vehicle.

The rapper and his entourage were later seen leaving a parked bus surrounded by crime scene tape, NBC affiliate 11Alive reported. Video on the Journal-Constitution's site showed several men, including one resembling Lil Wayne, walking and lifting up and stepping under the tape.

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<![CDATA[Stars of Comic-Con 2014]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:27:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Ben-Affleck-452736862.jpg Check out all the hottest celebrities attending Comic-Con 2014 in San Diego.

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<![CDATA[Cecily Strong's Best WHCD Jokes]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:06:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Cecily-Strong-White-House-Correspondents-Dinner-2.jpg "Saturday Night Live" cast member Cecily Strong shared the stage with President Obama at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday, skewering politicians, the Secret Service and even the president himself.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Obama Jokes at Correspondents' Dinner]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:09:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Obama-White-House-Correspondents-Dinner-1.jpg President Obama poked fun at politicians, government officials and himself at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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<![CDATA[Fallon's Thank-You Notes]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:52:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2015-04-25+at+10.47.55+AM.png Jimmy Fallon pens thank you notes to Take Your Child to Work Day, Ray-Ban and other things. ]]> <![CDATA[Fallon: "Nonsense Karaoke" With Pratt]]> Sat, 25 Apr 2015 07:45:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/470980856.jpg Chris Pratt and Jimmy Fallon take turns on "The Tonight Show" singing well-known songs like "Uptown Funk," except the lyrics have been replaced with nonsense sentences.

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<![CDATA["Tonight": Jimmy Fallon Swaps Seats With John Cleese ]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:42:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Monty-Python-John-Cleese.jpg

It all started with the coconuts.

“The Tonight Show” got infinitely sillier on Thursday night, as Jimmy Fallon welcomed Monty Python — Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and John Cleese — to Studio 6B.

The famously irreverent, mostly British sketch comedy troupe is celebrating the 40th anniversary of their (equally irreverent) classic movie, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Idle graciously bestowed Fallon with the first-ever Python Award (a coconut, naturally).

But when Cleese got upset with his spot next to Gilliam, the gracious host decided to swap seats, and roles. Cleese picked up Fallon’s notes, and Fallon talked “Holy Grail" trivia ahead of their appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday night.

“We couldn’t afford real coconuts,” Fallon said, affecting a British accent that veered closer to Beatle than Python. “And it was sort of funny because Terry didn’t even know. Terry didn’t even know we had fake coconuts.”

Fallon also welcomed Captain America himself: Chris Evans, who reprises his role as Marvel’s red-white-and-blue hero in “Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.”

Then Fallon invited Evans’ brother Scott — and his own sister, Gloria Fallon — for a family round of flip cup.

And on the “Tonight Show Shaggy-Off,” Jimmy’s announcer Steve Higgins went head-to-head in a rap battle against the famously loquacious Shaggy. (The Jamaican-born reggae-fusion star recently released his new single, “I Need Your Love.”)

In his national TV debut, Miami hip-hop star LunchMoney Lewis performed his upbeat tune “Bills” off his newly released EP of the same name.

“The Tonight Show” returns Friday with “Jurassic World” star Chris Pratt and “Avengers 2” actress Elizabeth Olsen.

Photo Credit: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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<![CDATA[Seth Meyers Takes A Closer Look at "Clinton Cash"]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:42:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers-Closer-Look-Clinton-Cash-23-April-2015-1080_1200x675_433592387826.jpg Seth Meyers takes a look at Peter Schweizer's book "Clinton Cash."]]> <![CDATA[Russell Crowe Endures Seth Meyers' Impression of Him]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:46:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Seth-Meyers-Russell-Crowe.jpg Are you not entertained? The "Gladiator" star is not entertained.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: "Tonight Show" Shaggy-Off]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 01:34:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Steve-Higgins-Shaggy-Tonight.jpg Steve Higgins and Shaggy go head-to-head in a rap battle to determine who's the better Shaggy.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: John Cleese Replaces Jimmy Fallon as Host]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:01:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Monty-Python-23-April-2015.jpg When Monty Python's John Cleese gets tired of sitting next to Terry Gilliam, he and Jimmy swap seats.

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<![CDATA[DashCam Confessional the Duet]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:57:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DoverCops.jpg

Three months after becoming a viral sensation with a dashcam video of him rocking out to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off," Pennslyvannia police officer Master Cpl. Jeff Davis is back. This time, he has a friend.

The video, posted to the Dover Police YouTube page begins with a tribute to the original lip-syncing video before Davis picks up Officer Demetrius Stevenson and the two proceed to perform a duet to many popular hits.

This time, both officers lend their voices to the video.

The department has said it makes the videos to show a human side to their officers.

Watch the full #DashCamDuet below.


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<![CDATA[Gov. Chris Christie Doesn't Like Sharing Ice Cream]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:14:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy+Fallon+Chris+Christie+22+April+2015.jpg

Chris Christie was coy about his presidential plans during his Wednesday visit to “The Tonight Show.” But the New Jersey governor did divulge a secret of sorts: His favorite dessert is ice cream.

Naturally, host Jimmy Fallon introduced the governor to “The Tonight Dough,” the official Ben & Jerry’s flavor of “Tonight.” So Christie carved out a spoonful — only to deftly spin away from Fallon with the carton of frozen deliciousness.

“You have to share!” Fallon protested, as Christie scooted away from the desk and onto another couch. “You have to share!”

Turning to the camera, Christie said: “It’s the greatest ice cream ever.”

Christie, who is in the midst of his out-of-state “Tell It Like It Is” town hall tour, ribbed Fallon about bearing the brunt of too many jokes on “Tonight.”

“I feel like I’m on the show every night,” the governor said. “I’m tired, man.”

“No, you’re great,” Fallon reassured him. “You look great.”

“If I look great, what the hell with all the jokes every night?” Christie shot back, laughing.

And while Fallon isn’t exactly known for his incisive political interviews (“I thought it was ‘Meet the Press!’” Christie joked), he did prod the Republican on his possible presidential plans.

“I wanna know: Are you running for president?” Fallon said.

“Well I have a day job, which keeps me busy,” Christie said. “But soon — May or June we’ll be letting everyone know what we decide.”

The normally outspoken Republican refrained, however, from commenting on the other candidates.

“If I run,” you’ll find out exactly what I think.”

Apparently, Christie doesn’t even spare his family members from that iconic brashness.

“My daughter Sarah is 19,” he said. “She said to me, ‘Whatever you do, don’t eat anything on the show.” Raising an ice-cream-laden spoon, Christie deadpanned, “For you, Sarah.”

Speaking of political good humor, Fallon also poked fun at the current president. In a segment called “Obama Expressions,” he featured photos of President Obama making awkward facial expressions, and then captioned them with phrases like “The Sup, Bae?” and “The Heeeeeyyyy.”

Fallon also welcomed Russell Crowe, who stars and directs “The Water Diviner,” which opens in theaters Friday.

Country star Kenny Chesney stopped by Studio 6B to perform “Wild Child.”

“The Tonight Show” returns Thursday with “Captain America” and “Avengers” star Chris Evans and legendarily silly British sketch comedy troupe Monty Python. Musical guest LunchMoney Lewis sits in with The Roots.

Photo Credit: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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<![CDATA[Blake Lively Was Speechless When She Met President Obama]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:50:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Seth-Meyers-Blake-Lively-22-April-2015.jpg Blake Lively tells Seth Meyers how she was speechless when she met President Obama.

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<![CDATA[Seth Meyers Visits Yankee Stadium]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:45:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers-Yankee-Stadium-22-April-2015-1080_1200x675_432657987578.jpg Seth Meyers gets a tour of Yankee Stadium from the Yankees employees who know it best.]]> <![CDATA["Tonight Show": Obama Expressions]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 01:25:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Obama-Expressions-Fallon-22-April-2015.jpg Jimmy explains the meaning behind President Obama's lesser-known facial expressions, like "The Heeeeyyyy."

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<![CDATA[Sandra Bullock Named People's Most Beautiful Woman]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:51:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP304924443588.jpg

Actress Sandra Bullock has been named the world's most beautiful woman by People magazine. 

Bullock, 50, told the magazine that her first reaction on hearing the honor was, "That's ridiculous." These days, her own vision of beauty is being a mother to her 5-year-old son, Louis.

"Real beauty is quiet. Especially in this town, it's just so hard not to say, 'Oh, I need to look like that,' " she said. "No, be a good person, be a good mom, do a good job with the lunch, let someone cut in front of you who looks like they're in a bigger hurry. The people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren't trying."

Bullock first gained international attention for her role in the 1994 smash action/thriller "Speed" alongside co-star, and then bigger box office draw, Keanu Reeves. "A Time to Kill" (1996), "28 Days" (2000), "Miss Congeniality" (2000),  "Infamous" (2006) and ("The Proposal" (2009) followed. 

She was awarded the best actress Academy Award in 2010 for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy, a caring mother whose family took in a homeless boy who became a first-round NFL draft pick, in "The Blind Side." Bullock was nominated once again in the category for her portrayal of an astronaut adrift in space in "Gravity" (2013).

In 2012 the Guiness Book of World Records listed Bullock as the highest paid actress in the world with a haul of $56 million. 

As well as cover star Bullock, People's "Most Beautiful" issue highlights nearly 200 other women including Ariana Grande, Taraji P. Henson, Laverne Cox, Gigi Hadid, Meghan Trainor, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Padma Lakshmi.

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<![CDATA[Fallon: Pot Delivery Pros and Cons]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:40:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Pros-Cons-Pot-Delivery.jpg Jimmy weighs the good and bad of using an Uber-like app for marijuana.

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<![CDATA[Blake Lively Plays "Say Anything" With Jimmy Fallon]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:41:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Blake-Lively-21-April-2015-1080_1200x675_431989827570.jpg Blake Lively and Jimmy Fallon took turns saying random words — and the first person to stumble, blank or repeat a word got a piece of tape stuck on their face.]]> <![CDATA[Ethan Hawke: Losing an Oscar Is Better Than Winning One]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:22:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers-Ethan-Hawke-Losing-Oscar-21-April-2015-1080_1200x675_431990339759.jpg Ethan Hawke tells Seth Meyers why not winning an Oscar is better than taking a statuette back home.]]> <![CDATA[The "Voice" Recap: America Picks Top 8]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:47:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/465788930.jpg

The number of contestants on “The Voice” dwindled down to eight Tuesday, as two Team Christina performers were sent home.

Koryn Hawthorne (Team Pharrell), Corey Kent White (Team Blake), Sawyer Fredericks (Team Pharrell), India Carney(Team Christina), were among the first acts to make it to this week's top 8.

Country star Reba McEntire guest starred and sang, "Going Out Like That" before Meghan Linsey (Team Blake) and Kimberly Nichole (Team Christina) found out they were safe.

Team Adam Levine performed a contemporary version of "The Joker" to get the crowd roaring before Hannah Kirby (Team Blake) was picked to move on to next week's round.

The bottom three consisted of Joshua Davis (Team Adam), Deanna Johnson (Team Christina) and Rob Taylor (Team Christina).

All three had to perform a song to try and win an "Instant Save" from America. Taylor went with "Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay," Johnson sang "Help Me Make it Through the Night" and Davis performed "I Won't Back Down."

At the end, the "Instant Save" went to Joshua Davis, eliminating Johnson and Taylor from the game. The "instant save" protected Deanna Johnson of Team Adam last week.

The top 8 contestants are:

  • Koryn Hawthorne (Team Pharrell)
  • Corey Kent White (Team Blake)
  • Sawyer Fredericks (Team Pharrell)
  • India Carney (Team Christina)
  • Meghan Linsey (Team Blake) 
  • Kimberly Nichole (Team Christina)
  • Hannah Kirby (Team Blake)
  • Joshua Davis (Team Adam)

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<![CDATA[Seth Meyers: "Live Free or Die Tryin'"]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:09:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers-Live-Free-GOP-20-April-2015-1080_1200x675_431243331687.jpg Seth Meyers discusses the GOP's presidential candidates on the segment "Live Free or Die Tryin'"]]> <![CDATA[Helen Mirren Is a Little Bit in Love With Vin Diesel]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:16:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Helen-Mirren-Seth-Meyers-20-April-2015.jpg Helen Mirren tells Seth Meyers that she's a little bit in love with Vin Diesel.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Jimmy Fallon's Do Not Play List]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:11:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Do-Not-Playlist-20-April-2015.jpg Jimmy Fallon rediscovers the music of forgotten musicians like Vincent Capretta and Maroon, with mixed results at best.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Pictionary with LL Cool J, Rose Byrne and Big Sean]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:12:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Pictionary-LL-Cool-J-Rose-Byrne.jpg Jimmy Fallon and Big Sean face off against LL Cool J and Rose Byrne in a game of Pictionary.

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