NBC Confirms That Fallon Will Replace Leno
NBC has released a statement confirming the long-suspected rumor that Jay Leno will be vacating the Tonight Show desk. Jimmy Fallon has been confirmed as his replacement.
According to the NY Times, the change will occur in February following the conclusion of the Winter Olympics in Russia. NBC plans to use the games to promote Leno’s farewell and Fallon’s debut. The show will also be relocating from Los Angeles to New York — where it first began. Jay told the newspaper, “The main difference between this and the other time is I’m part of the process. The last time the decision was made without me. I came into work one day and — you’re out. There really aren’t any complications like there were the last time. This time it feels right.”
- Jay also discussed his tenure hosting the show saying, “I’m glad I’ve kept it No. 1. When I started people said, ‘Oh the only reason you’re winning is because of ‘ER,’ or ‘The only reason you’re winning is because Hugh Grant came on and said that one thing.’ Well, at least now I can say the only reason we’re winning is cause we’re winning.” He added that after the end of his reign as host he plans to be “back on the road, being a comedian again.”
- Fallon will be the Tonight Show’s sixth host.
Women Seek Money For DNA Test To Determine Whether Or Not They Are Twins
Two 25-year-old women living half a world away from each other, are trying to raise money on Kickstarter so they can find out if they Are long-lost twins. One of the girls, French fashion student Anais Bordier, said she saw Samantha Futerman in a YouTube sketch and said it was like looking into a mirror. Bordier, who lives in London, did a little research and found out that Futerman — an actress — was also a 25-year-old who had been born in South Korea then adopted at a young age. Bordier went so far as finding Futerman on Facebook and discovered that they have the same birthdate as well. Futerman explained, “At first glance, I only saw my face staring back from her profile picture. After just a few clicks and a personal message from Anais, I knew I was about to embark on a journey that no one else had ventured before… I was positive that this girl was in fact my biological twin sister.” The two have already started to get to know each other and say they share “a twisted sense of humor, a love of cheese and an apparent Napoleon complex.” The women are using Kickstarter to try and raise money so they can meet, conduct a DNA test as well as document the whole adventure. Within 15 days of posting their story, they raised almost $35,000. (Yahoo)
A new survey finds that Americans respond to a bad day with their wallets. The survey was conducted by online shopping website Ebates.com, and finds that nearly 52-percent of respondents said they spend money to improve their mood, and more than half of them say they do this “retail therapy” online. Nearly 19-percent of participants said a tough day at work would trigger their spendings, while almost 15-percent said they shop after receiving bad news, and just over 12-percent said they reach for their wallet after a fight with their significant other. The survey covered one-thousand adults, and found that women are more likely than men to shop to improve their mood, and while women usually shop for clothing, men usually shop for food. (Live Science)
More Brides Wearing Black Wedding Gowns
It won’t be overtaking white or ivory any time soon, but Yahoo! Shine reports that a growing number of fashionable brides are walking down the aisle in black wedding gowns. According to Shine, the trend began in 2011 when Vera Wang, the world’s most famous bridal wear designer, had 15 black wedding dresses in her runway show. Fashion forward Sarah Jessica Parker was way ahead of the curve in 1997, when she wore black to marry husband Matthew Broderick. But she apparently regrets it now, telling Harper’s Bazaar, “I would white it up, I’d wear a beautiful, proper wedding dress, like I should have worn on that day.”