1. Fresh Air TV critic David Bianculli reviews last night’s premiere of the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon: 

On last night’s opening show alone, the featured guests were Will Smith and U-2, but there were enough cameos to make it feel like an event called “Celebrities on Parade.” Seated at his desk after his opening monologue, Jimmy Fallon joked that one of his buddies, who bet that Jimmy would never host The Tonight Show, owed him a hundred dollars. To the delight of the crowd, Robert De Niro came out unannounced from behind the curtain, slammed a $100 bill down on Fallon’s desk, then exited without saying a word. After that, doing the same thing in rapid succession, so did Tina Fey. Joe Namath. And a string of others, from Mariah Carey, Joan Rivers and Seth Rogen to Sarah Jessica Parker, Mike Tyson and Lady Gaga. And then, as the capper, Stephen Colbert came out, with a bucketful of pennies which he poured all over Jimmy Fallon, while taking a Selfie and giving him an appropriate welcome for someone who’s a new competitor in his Colbert Report time slot. 
"Welcome to 11:30, bitch," Colbert said. 


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    Fresh Air TV critic David Bianculli reviews last night’s premiere of the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon

    On last night’s opening show alone, the featured guests were Will Smith and U-2, but there were enough cameos to make it feel like an event called “Celebrities on Parade.” Seated at his desk after his opening monologue, Jimmy Fallon joked that one of his buddies, who bet that Jimmy would never host The Tonight Show, owed him a hundred dollars. To the delight of the crowd, Robert De Niro came out unannounced from behind the curtain, slammed a $100 bill down on Fallon’s desk, then exited without saying a word. After that, doing the same thing in rapid succession, so did Tina Fey. Joe Namath. And a string of others, from Mariah Carey, Joan Rivers and Seth Rogen to Sarah Jessica Parker, Mike Tyson and Lady Gaga. And then, as the capper, Stephen Colbert came out, with a bucketful of pennies which he poured all over Jimmy Fallon, while taking a Selfie and giving him an appropriate welcome for someone who’s a new competitor in his Colbert Report time slot.

    "Welcome to 11:30, bitch," Colbert said.

    image via CNN

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