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So remember that time when NBC gave Jay Leno the boot and brought in Conan O’Brien? Remember how long that lasted? And how they had to buy Conan out of his contract? That worked out well for them and we all know that Leno came back and is still on the air. For now. Because if you haven’t heard, next year Jimmy Fallon is taking over the Late Show.

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Now, this doesn’t really have anything to do with ratings, unless NBC isn’t thrilled with having the number one show in the time slot. So let’s talk about Leno as a teenage girl for a second. Can you imagine how devastating/upsetting/annoying/angering it would be to be fired from your late night duties not just once BUT twice, in favor of someone else. Granted, technically he isn’t being fired because his contract will be up, but I would imagine your self-esteem has to take some sort of hit here. Maybe he is used to it because he’s been in the business for a long time and he’s getting older and generally that is what happens in the biz. But, being replaced even when you have the number one slot has to sting.

Leno is only 62 so if he was going to the Carson route, he still has 4 years before stepping down. But, obviously this is not really a choice of stepping down as much as it is being dethroned if you will.  It’s the entertainment business and they love them a younger, fresher face (and if I am being honest I had a huge crush on Fallon back when he was on SNL, even though he couldn’t make it through an entire skit without breaking character and laughing. But he was just so charming). Speaking of Carson, Lorne Michaels had this to say about Fallon, “He’s the closest to Carson that I’ve seen of this generation”. Quite the compliment. Maybe NBC will get it right this time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOCfbYDvezU

(Sorry for the terrible quality, but this is my favorite Fallon skit and a perfect example of him not being able to maintain character)

By the way, the network has NOT confirmed the switch up. Seth Meyers is also reportedly first in line to take over for Fallon. We shall see in due time.

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And by week I mean year. Seriously, 2013 is going to be the year of JT (hopefully that rubs off on me since we have the same initials) and it is only March. Not even a full 3 months into the year and the hooplah over Justin is ridiculous. He will have to do something insane to wreck this for himself. I think at this point, even if his album flops, that’ll still be press that works in his favor.

So let’s review why JT is having the best year ever:

He got to debut his new single “Suit and Tie “with arguably the biggest rapper around, Jay-Z, at the GRAMMYs, and in black and white (obviously for TV purposes only. He doesn’t have THAT much power…or does he?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gs9PBBCtcA

Next, he hosted SNL this past weekend for the 5th time, and to make sure that it went well, since they heavily promoted it, they brought out the big guns. Chevy Chase, Alec Baldwin, Dan Aykroyd, and Steve Martin all made appearances. In fact, Dan and Steve reprise their roles as a couple of wild and crazy guys in the Dating Game skit. I for one have to admit that I am not a huge fan of Justin’s acting chops. He was alright in the Social Network, but whenever he tries to do the RomCom thing it seems forced. I felt the same way about his monologue. However, the Vegan-Ville skit was right on the money.

(There are a view curse words because it is SNL afterall)

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/bring-it-on-down-to-veganville-justin-timberlake-reprises-his-rapping-homelessville-mascot-on-snl/

I will now have the Harlem shake stuck in my head all day, which is the worst since there are not many words and it makes me want to flail around like a fish out of water. Annnnnnnd I’m listening to it as I write this. Thanks, JT.

What else is Justin doing this week? Oh you know, just hanging out with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night EVERY NIGHT. But, no one seems to mind. Is there anyone else that has been able to go from Disney to a super famous boy band to actor to ruler of the world? I can’t think of one. But the ladies love JT for obvious reasons (I mean he did bring sexy back. You thought I could go through a whole post without saying that?) and dudes want to hang out with him and have him as a wing man.

Like I said, there are 9 more months left of 2013. Let’s see what else Justin Timberlake has up his sleeves.

 

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