This week, people are talking about the "Best Song Ever," a "Full House" semi-reunion, and Kristen Wiig as Michael Jordan.
1D's "Best Song Ever"
Earlier this week, Directioners were super excited when One Direction's new single, "Best Song Ever," leaked a few days early. The song was set to come on July 22, and the band was even releasing daily video teasers culminating in a countdown until the song's release. With only five days to go, the song leaked online July 17. To be fair, the band had been teasing the song since they released the trailer for their 3D movie, "This Is Us," back in June. I doubt this will hurt sales even a little bit.
This week, we're talking about how Spock meets Spock (part deux), John Krasinski is the next Katy Perry, and we buy boxes of tissues in order to prepare for "The Office" series finale.
Star Trek early release
"Star Trek Into Darkness" was originally supposed to be released Friday, May 17. But trekkies are getting so antsy that the movie release has been moved up one day. According to Paramount, the Wednesday evening IMAX showings are already sold out, so movie execs wanted to give fans a chance to see the film even if they weren’t able to nab tickets. Plus, with movies like "Iron Man 3" and "The Great Gatsby" opening early overseas, they figured: why not? Personally, I’m pretty excited to see the film. I still love that they found a way to write Leonard Nimoy (original Spock) into the first movie to appear alongside Zachary Quinto (new Spock), even if it was a little hokey. But others seem to dig it, too, as evidenced by the latest Audi commercial (above)!
Speaking of Jimmy Fallon, the former SNL star is great at making viral videos on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Remember Timberweek (five straight nights of Justin Timberlake goodness)? Or the evolution of mom dancing with FLOTUS Michelle Obama?
Jimmy Fallon knows his market, and it's possible that part of his ability to create an awesome video is what landed him Jay Leno's gig. Whatever the case, as long as he doesn't stop making silly videos, I'm happy. Here, he, Blake Shelton (country singer/judge on "The Voice"), and Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson from "Parks and Recreation"/mascot for masculinity everywhere) take a crack at singing The Lumineers song "Ho Hey."
Congratulations! You totally just watched a two-minute video of grown men clucking to the tune of a Lumineers song. And you probably loved it.
This week, it’s movies and television talk, part two, as we delve into late-night switch-ups, a beloved movie critic, and the return of a fan favorite show.
Tonight Show Switch-up
Rumors started swirling earlier this week that Jimmy Fallon would be replacing Jay Leno and take over "The Tonight Show" gig on NBC. The two released a cheeky video that didn’t really confirm nor deny the rumors (at left), but NBC confirmed on Wednesday that yes, Jay Leno would be stepping down from his late-night hosting gig to make room for Jimmy Fallon. "The Tonight Show" will also be moving back to NYC to its old home at 30 Rock. Jimmy Fallon said, " I’m really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow." (Get it? Because his current show starts after midnight?) Hopefully this sticks, because I love Jimmy — but I also know we’ve totally heard this before when Conan O’Brien took over Leno’s show and then had the hosting gig taken away. So I guess we’ll see!