<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - ]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/feature/late-night-on-nbc http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:57:13 -0800 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:57:13 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Seth Meyers Dad Was a "Magnum P.I." Doppelganger]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:38:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Magnum+PI.png Growing up, Seth Meyers and his brother were sure their father — who looks like Tom Selleck — was Thomas Magnum from the TV series "Magnum, P.I." Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to win the Magnum, P.I. Look-alike contest. ]]> <![CDATA[Watch: The Time Ansel Elgort's Mom Met Bruce Willis]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:30:00 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Ansel+Elgort.JPG Ansel Elgort talks to Jimmy Fallon about presenting at the Oscars and revealed his mom's lack of pop culture awareness.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Pros and Cons of Watching "Empire"]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:03:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Pros+and+Cons2.png The Fox show's popularity inspired Jimmy Fallon to weigh the good and bad of getting invested in the hip-hop soap opera “Empire."]]> <![CDATA[Last Line of the News Story: Apple iCar, Kosher Pot]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:09:29 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Last+Line+News+Story.png Since most people only read headlines to get the gist of an article, Seth Meyers reveals some interesting facts hidden in the “last line” of news stories.]]> <![CDATA[Ryan Reynolds Talks About Fatherhood]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:14:43 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_167609_0433.JPG

Ryan Reynolds loves being a father, but admitted that he could use more sleep.

The “Green Lantern” actor stopped by “The Tonight Show” Monday to talk about his new movie “The Woman in Gold” and chatted with Jimmy Fallon about his newborn daughter's "sleep allergy."

"We think that she thinks she's protecting us from the sleep monsters," Reynolds said. "She's like, 'Oh, I gotta keep them up or the sleep monsters will get them’.”

The 38-year-old actor even tried using “that Baby Einstein Stuff” to get the 9-week-old to nap, but revealed a major flaw in this method.

“For me, that's like horse tranquilizer," Reynolds joked. "I could go down on a lit stove."

Fallon then challenged Reynolds, who had yet to win a game on “The Tonight Show,” to play a round of “Egg Russian Roulette.”

“I always like to lose when I come play fun games,” Reynolds quipped. “I lost in Old Man Shuffleboard and Water War.”

Egg Russian Roulette is played with a carton of 12 eggs — eight boiled and four raw. Each contestant takes turns selecting one egg at a time and smashing it over their head. The first person to crack two raw eggs loses.

Reynolds went first, and feeling good about his choice, crushed the egg over his head without hesitation.

“In your face Jimmy,” he gloated while pointing at his opponent.

Next, Fallon selected an egg and immediately seemed to regret his choice.

“Oh no, I already know what’s going to go down,” Fallon cried as he broke a raw egg over his head.

The actor hit a streak of beginners luck, selecting a hard boiled egg on his second and third round.

“I’m still going to dinner after this,” Reynolds joked.

The host was also able to salvage his hair from yolk on his next two turns.

Reynolds finally picks one he’s “not confident about,” shaking the raw egg nervously as he smashed it over his head.

With the score tied, Fallon suggested they each grab an egg and simultaneously crack them on their heads.

Watch the clip to see if Reynolds was finally able to break his “Tonight Show” game losing streak.

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<![CDATA[Fallon and Meyers: This Week's Guest Lists]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:00:35 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fallon_generic.jpg

Mark your calendars and set your DVRs: The following are this week's guests on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers." 



Thursday, February 26: James Spader, Margot Robbie and musical guest Tobias Jesso Jr.

Friday, February 27: Josh Hutcherson, Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer and Michael Schlow

Monday, March 2: Ryan Reynolds, Terrence Howard and musical guest Kelly Clarkson

Tuesday, March 3: Judi Dench, Ansel Elgort and musical guest Gza with Tom Morello and The Roots

Wednesday, March 4: Danny DeVito and Zoe Kravitz



Thursday, February 26: Will Forte, Ellie Kemper and musical guest Sleater-Kinney

Friday, February 27: Kathy Griffin, Peter Sarsgaard and musical guest The Mavericks (repeat)

Monday, March 2: Kelly Ripa, Nick Frost and musical guest Echosmith. Kate Pierson sits-in with The 8G Band

Tuesday, March 3: Tom Selleck, Anne Heche and Marlon James. Kate Pierson sits-in with The 8G Band

Wednesday, March 4: Kenneth Branagh, Felicity Huffman and musical guest Purity Ring. Kate Pierson sits-in with The 8G Band

Thursday, March 5: Jada Pinkett Smith, Ginnifer Goodwin and Robert Smigel. Kate Pierson sits-in with The 8G Band



(These listings are subject to change and additions will be made. Check back regularly for updates.)

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<![CDATA[Watch: "History of Duets" With Kelly Clarkson]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:39:59 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Kelly+Clarkson.JPG Jimmy Fallon and Kelly Clarkson perform a medley of the greatest duets of all time including including Sonny and Cher‘s “I Got You Babe,” Human League‘s “Don’t You Want Me" and Elton John‘s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.”

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<![CDATA[Watch: Egg Russian Roulette with Ryan Reynolds]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:24:53 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Falln+Ryan+Reynolds.JPG Jimmy Fallon and Ryan Reynolds take turns smashing eggs on their heads without knowing which are cooked and which are raw.

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<![CDATA[Jimmy Fallon Asks: What Color is #TheDress?]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:27:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Ponders-TheDress.jpg

The question that divided social media over the week also seemed to wreak havoc on "The Tonight Show" — or at least on the mind of its host.

“I apologize if I’m in a weird mood tonight," Jimmy Fallon said in his opening monologue Friday night. "I just lost all my friends over the color of a dress."

That would be #TheDress, which was so bafflingly polychromatic that it spawned a contentious debate (blue and black? white and gold?) and more than a few jokes.

“I think somebody should ask Obama, our country’s first gold president," he said.

“It’s gold history month,” quipped Fallon’s announcer, Steve Higgins.

Fallon wrestled with the question again in his weekly "Thank-You Notes" bit.

“Thank you, anonymous thief who stole Lupita Nyong’o’s $150,000 dress — or as the rest of the world calls it, not the dress we care about right now,” Fallon said. “It wasn’t blue and black, that’s all I’m saying.”

And when Fallon thanked the Cleveland Browns for introducing a new logo that's virtually identical to their old one ("more importantly: still not brown”), he nearly gave up on the question altogether.

“I don’t know what color anything is anymore," he said, before bursting into an impromptu “West Side Story”-styled song-and-dance number in the studio. (“Is it black and blue?! No it’s white and gold!”)

Comediennes Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, whose Comedy Central show "Broad City" is in its second season, visited "Tonight" to play a game of "Truth or Truth" with Fallon.

“Have you ever stolen anything?" Jacobson cooly asked Fallon.

“No,” Fallon deadpanned. “Just a couple of TVs.”

Besides trying to eke out gossipy details from each other's pasts, the guests and the host tried to stay as straight-faced as possible — and make the others crack up with hilariously over-the-top renditions of "truth or truth?"

Josh Hutcherson — known for his role as Peeta Mellark in "The Hunger Games" movies — also stopped by the studio to talk about his role in Ron Howard's upcoming project, "The Trailer." Naturally, Fallon asked him about his Twitter account.

“You can drunk-text, right?" Hutcherson said. "If you drunk-tweet, it’s like 2.1 million times worse. It can take 12 years to build a career, and you can ruin it in 140 characters or less.”

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<![CDATA[Ilana Glazer, Abbi Jacobson Play "Truth or Truth" on "Tonight"]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:51:56 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Truth-or-Truth-Abbi-Jacobson-Idina-Glazer.jpg Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, stars of Comedy Central's "Broad City," join Jimmy Fallon on "Tonight" for a game of "Truth or Truth."

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<![CDATA[Watch: Jimmy Fallon Thanks Kale, the Cleveland Browns]]> Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:55:14 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Thank-You-Notes-27-Feb.jpg Jimmy Fallon writes thank-you notes to Alaska, kale and the Cleveland Browns.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Will Forte Reveals "Second Chance Theater" Ideas]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:21:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Will+Forte.JPG Seth Meyers asks Will Forte to perform some of his best unseen sketches "Second Chance Theater" sketches the next time the "SNL" alum returns to “Late Night.”

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<![CDATA[Watch: “Tonight Show” Hashtags #EmailFail]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:07:46 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Hashtags.JPG In light of the Gmail glitch that forced users to send email to the wrong people, Jimmy Fallon reads his favorite tweets with the hashtag #EmailFail.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Flip Cup with Margot Robbie]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:11:01 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Margot+Robbie.png Jimmy Fallon and Margot Robbie face off in a winner-take-all Flip Cup battle for toilet paper and red Solo cups.]]> <![CDATA[Watch: Ice T Re-Voices "Scooby-Doo," “Dora" & "G.I. Joe" Cartoons]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:20:27 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Ice+T.JPG Ice T revealed to Jimmy Fallon that he once had a long career doing voiceover for animated children's shows like "G.I. Joe," "Scooby-Doo" and "Dora the Explorer.”

Photo Credit: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC]]>
<![CDATA[Aguilera Knows Why Blake Shelton Wins "The Voice"]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:36:42 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Christina+Aguilera.JPG Christina Aguilera talks about her Grammy win for "Say Someting" and reveals the reason behind Blake Shelton's success in "The Voice."

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<![CDATA[Watch: "Celebrity Whispers" With Chris Pratt, Anna Faris]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:18:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Celebrity+Whispers.png Peggy Hess, Jimmy Fallon's entertainment correspondent, reports on what stars like Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are whispering about to each other on the red carpet.]]> <![CDATA["Parks and Rec" Cast Talk Finale on "Late Night"]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:19:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Parks+and+Rec+1.JPG The cast of "Parks and Recreation" talk about filming the series finale and reveals an alternate ending Chris Pratt pitched for himself.

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<![CDATA["Parks" Cast Sings "Bye, Bye, Li'l Sebastion"]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:32:57 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Parks+and+Rec+Song.JPG "The Parks and Recreation" cast sings “Bye, Bye Li’l Sebastian” in honor of the series finale.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Random Object Shootout with Gabrielle Union]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:56:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Random+Basketball.JPG Gabrielle Union and Jimmy Fallon, with some ringer assistance from Josh Duhamel, compete in a shooting contest using random objects including a doll bathtub filled with super bouncy balls.

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<![CDATA[“Tonight Show” Pros and Cons: The Deep Freeze]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:06:25 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Pros+and+Cons+Freeze.png Jimmy Fallon weighs the good and bad of dealing with country-wide subzero temperatures.]]> <![CDATA[WATCH: Jimmy Fallon Shares Your Funny Screengrabs]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:19:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/FallonScreengrabs.jpg Jimmy Fallon asks "Tonight Show" fans to send in screenshots found on the Internet and he shares some of his favorite submissions.]]> <![CDATA[ "A Couple Things" With Seth Meyers]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:16:26 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers_ACoupleThings.jpg Watch Seth Meyers's "A Couple Things" on "Late Night." ]]> <![CDATA[Watch: Mae Whitman Explains What a D.U.F.F. Is]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 07:44:53 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Mae+Whitman.JPG Actress Mae Whitman explains to Seth Meyers what the title of her new movie “D.U.F.F.” stands for. High School can be so mean.

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<![CDATA[Watch: "Tonight Show" Hashtags #AwwHellSnow]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 03:16:20 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Tonight+Show+Hashtags.png With the intense winter weather dumping record snow fall and freezing most of the country, Jimmy Fallon reads his favorite tweets with the hashtag #AwwHellSnow.]]> <![CDATA[Watch: Word Sneak with Martin Short]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 03:11:45 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Martin+Short1.JPG Jimmy Fallon and Martin Short works random words, such as tetherball and Beer Nuts, into a casual conversation.

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<![CDATA[Peter Sarsgaard's Name Inspired an "SNL" Sketch]]> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 01:00:31 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Peter+Sarsgaard.JPG Peter Sarsgaard remembers his "SNL" hosting duties and reveals that he was drunk during a sketch that was inspired by the actor's name.

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<![CDATA[Cohen, Fallon "Housewives" Taglines]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:58:25 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Andy+Cohen.JPG Andy Cohen talks to Jimmy Fallon about his tour with Anderson Cooper, and Fallon tries out a few Real Housewives-style intro tag lines.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Jimmy Fallon Surprises Fans at Ben & Jerry's]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:16:46 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Falon+Ben+and+Jerrys.JPG Jimmy Fallon gives out free scoops of his new "Tonight Show Dough" ice cream flavor by surprising customers at the Ben & Jerry's shop

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<![CDATA["Late Night" Joke Bucket: Hashtag, Naked Cowboy]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 04:16:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Joke+Bucket.png Seth Meyers reveals the highly scientific method "Late Night" writers uses to select punchlines for jokes. ]]> <![CDATA[Watch: Pros & Cons of Watching the Oscars]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:48:44 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Pros+and+Cons1.png Jimmy Fallon weighs in on the benefits and downfalls of tuning in to watch the 87th annual Academy Awards on Sunday.]]> <![CDATA[Fallon Celebrates First Year as Host]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:47:31 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NUP_167449_0334.JPG

Jimmy Fallon marked his one-year anniversary as Jay Leno’s successor on “The Tonight Show” with one very special treat.

The former “SNL” alum Tuesday unveiled a new Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor inspired by the late-night show: “Tonight Show Dough.”

The special pint will feature caramel and chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookie swirls, globs of chocolate-chip cookie dough and peanut butter cookie dough. All proceeds from sales of "Tonight Show Dough" will go to the non-profit organization SeriousFunChildren's Network.

This is the second collaboration between the Vermont-based dairy company and Fallon. In 2011 Ben & Jerry’s created “Late Night Snack” to commemorate Fallon’s former gig as the host of “Late Night.”

Taylor Swift also stopped by to congratulate Fallon on his one-year tenure and chatted with the host about their experience jamming out with Paul McCartney at the "SNL" 40th anniversary after-party.

“Where you freaking out as much as I did?” Fallon asked.

“Yes,” Swift said. “This is the reason for all the guitar lessons.”

Fallon mentioned that he was a little upset at the “Shake It Off” singer for having fun and dancing around at awards shows without him.

“That was our thing,” Fallon said.

“I’m sorry I forgot about that being our exclusive thing,” Swift said.

Fallon revealed that Swift attended various New York sporting events with him and the duo would “give it their all” on the jumbo-tron.

“We contacted the arenas around New York and actually got some random jumbo-tron footage,” Fallon said.

“Are we in it?” Swift asked.

“We’re actually a lot of it,” Fallon said.

To help remind the Grammy award-winning artist of their dancing past, Fallon played some of the “dance cam” footage he dug which included a Brooklyn Nets game, a New York Giants game, and a New York Islanders game.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Jimmy Fallon and Taylor Swift Jumbotron Dancing]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:35:38 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Taylor+Swift.JPG Jimmy Fallon reveals footage of himself and Taylor Swift dancing on the Jumbotron at various New York sports games.

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<![CDATA[Watch: "Fifty Shades of Grey" Beatdown]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 03:57:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+The+Beatdown.png “Fifty Shades of Grey” has dominated headlines and punchlines for the last few weeks. In order to help everyone get it out of their system, Seth Meyers tells as many “Shades” related jokes as possible in 60 seconds. ]]> <![CDATA[ Watch: Fallon's Do Not Play List]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:01:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Do+Not+Play+List.png Jimmy Fallon highlights some music and artists you should avoid listening to, including a group who wonder "If Boys Got Pregnant?"]]> <![CDATA[Fallon Recaps SNL's 40th Anniversary]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 03:18:33 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Fallon+SNL+Recap.png Jimmy Fallon shares stories from his whirlwind, celeb-filled night honoring 40 years of "Saturday Night Live."]]> <![CDATA[Jimmy Fallon's Thank-You Notes]]> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 02:31:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Thank-You-50-Shades-Beer.jpg Jimmy Fallon writes thank-you notes to "Fifty Shades of Grey"-themed beer, Madonna's Grammys outfit and icicles.

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<![CDATA[Jimmy Fallon Challenges Norman Reedus to "Facebreakers"]]> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 02:28:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Norman-Reedus-Facebreakers-3.jpg Norman Reedus flashes the crossbow skills that make him such a deadly zombie-hunter on "The Walking Dead" in a game of "Facebreakers" with Jimmy Fallon.

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<![CDATA[Norman Reedus Outduels Jimmy Fallon on "Tonight"]]> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 04:31:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jimmy-Fallon-Norman-Reedus-Facebreakers.jpg

Even casual fans of "The Walking Dead" know that Norman Reeedus is pretty handy with a crossbow.

Nevertheless, Jimmy Fallon made it his mission to outduel Reedus with the weapon Friday night on "The Tonight Show." 

The two faced off — literally — in a round of "Facebreakers." The objective: be the first to shoot out all the panes of glass featuring their opponent's face.

Fallon brought a showman's panache to his crossbow technique. Reedus, however, hit the targets efficiently, dooming the host to the surprise "reverse dunk tank."

The actor returns to the small screen Sunday night as zombie hunter Daryl Dixon in the hit AMC series.

Samuel L. Jackson returned to "Tonight" to talk about his upcoming movie "Kingsmen: The Secret Service," which opened in theaters Friday. The vintage-James-Bond-styled spy flick also stars Colin Firth and Michael Caine alongside fresh-faced actor Taron Egerton.

As is Fallon's Friday tradition, he also caught up on some correspondence by penning a few thank-you notes. On the docket: Madonna's fashion choices for the Grammys, "Fifty Shades of Grey"-themed beer, and icicles ("the perfect murder weapon!").

English chanteuse Jessie J took the stage and belted out a powerhouse performance of "Masterpiece," backed by the Roots.

"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" returns Monday with Edward Norton, Craig Robinson and musical guest Chris Brown.

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<![CDATA[This Week in Numbers: SI's Swimsuit Issue]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 03:15:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Meyers+This+Week+in+Numbers.png Seth Meyers sizes up the weeks biggest news stories including the Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit and Boston, in the ongoing "Late Night" segment "This Week in Numbers." ]]> <![CDATA[Watch: Catchphrase with Colin Firth and Jack McBrayer]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 03:01:53 -0800