Oh Sam Rubin. Our bumbling and lovable Ch 5 entertainment reporter is as famous as he will ever be – and it’s his worst day ever! He was interviewing Samuel L. Jackson live yesterday and mistook him for Laurence Fishburne. It was so painful to watch – Rubin kept trying to apologize and then move on with the interview. But Sam Jackson would not let it go. He goes on to explain the difference between himself and all the other black actors doing commercials right now. Its pretty funny. here is the video
While the Olympics are taking over NBC – the Late night guys are putting the finishing touches on their new shows. Jimmy Fallon has revealed the guests for his first week as host of “The Tonight Show”. He’ll kick things off next Monday night with Will Smith and U2, and on Tuesday, he’ll have Jerry Seinfeld, Kristen Wiig and Lady Gaga. The rest of the week is just as star studded -Will Ferrell, Michelle Obama, Bradley Cooper and of course, Justin Timberlake.
Meanwhile – Seth Myers just announced that Fred Armisen will serve as his permanent bandleader and sidekick on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”. Fred used to play Barack Obama on SNL where he and Seth worked togehter for the past decade. He actually has a big musical background he is a guitarist and a drummer – was in a punk band in the 80′s and performed with Blue Man Group in the 90′s. Seth premieres the following week – Feb 24th.
If you are a fan of The Hunger Games – good news. They say Philip Seymour Hoffman’s likeness will be digitally recreated for ‘Hunger Games’. The NY Post says he will be inserted into at least one emotional scene. Experts in special effects say these days with technology its easier to use someone’s likeness for a shot or two. Obviously you can generate a great actor like Phyllip Seymor Hoffman. But technology can help finish the story line.
The NY Daily News claims Julia Roberts’ half-sister Nancy Motes was found dead of an apparent drug overdose. There is no official report from the Coroner’s office yet. The family is both shocked and devastated. Julia has already canceled several appearances this week and next.