07:17 PM EDT 02/21/2014
Originally posted 02/17/2014 02:15PM
What do mom-dancing, hashtags and children's instruments have in common? They're all topics that Jimmy Fallon, with his one-of-a-kind ingenuity and enthusiasm, was able to mine for big laughs – and, once they hit the Web, big views.
Possibly more than any other show, Fallon's Late Night understood the science of making comedy bits go viral. The formula was easy to explain, but hard to master: Take a celebrity, give him or her a trending topic and find a cutesy, nostalgic spin, then hopefully watch the views roll in.
In honor of Fallon's assumption of the Tonight Show throne Monday night, enjoy this side-splitting collection of some of his most-viewed sketches:
Originally posted 01/08/2014 01:00PM
You can call her Cinderella.
Originally posted 12/30/2013 08:30AM
Cinderella obviously has a cell these days.
Call Me Maybe singer Carly Rae Jepsen will make her Broadway debut in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Broadway has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl," said Jepsen, 28, "and I look forward to working with this incredibly talented cast to tell this classic tale."
Originally posted 07/15/2013 08:10AM
Originally posted 07/01/2013 08:30AM
The star gets innovative in her new campaign for Candie's
Originally posted 06/29/2013 08:15AM
Carly Rae Jepsen may have a handsome musician boyfriend, but the singer admits maintaining a relationship and a pop star schedule is "hard work."
"It takes a lot of planning and organization which, if you know me, are two of my least awesome skills," the 27-year-old told PEOPLE at Seventeen's "Pretty Amazing" Luncheon in New York on Thursday.
Jepsen, who has been dating singer-songwriter Matthew Koma for about 11 months, struggles to coordinate with him.
Originally posted 05/08/2013 06:55PM
The "Call Me Maybe" singer debuts a fresh and fiery look
Originally posted 03/05/2013 11:20AM
Urged on by tens of thousands of petitioners, Carly Rae Jepsen has backed out as a headliner of a Boy Scouts of America concert this summer, saying the Scouts' ban on gay members conflicts with her personal beliefs.
Jepsen, 27, was one of two headlining acts scheduled to play at the 2013 National Scouting Jamboree in West Virginia in July.
In a tweet Tuesday morning, the Canadian singer said she couldn't participate in an event held by a group with an anti-gay agenda.
Originally posted 02/23/2013 08:00AM
Josh Duhamel, shanté you stay.
This year's 2013 Kids' Choice Awards host is serving up a handful of lip-synchs worthy of RuPaul's Drag Race.
In a new promo for the show, which airs March 23 (8 p.m. ET) on Nick, the dad-to-be, 40, is performing the nominated songs – dressed up as the artists who sing them. (You can see his amazing transformations in the video below.)
Originally posted 02/13/2013 04:45PM
Heartbreak was far from the theme of Carly Rae Jepsen's catchy, career-launching Grammy-nominated radio hit, "Call Me Maybe" – but in her latest single, the starlet touches on romance gone wrong.
Reliving the past failed relationship that inspired "Tonight I'm Getting Over You," Jepsen, 27, recently explained at PEOPLE's pre-Grammy soiree at Sayers Club in Hollywood, "As an artist, it's fun to explore [my] many sides and sort of go through my experience with love in a more personal way. I hope you haven't experienced it, but I certainly have had that relationship that is on-again, off-again and good and bad."
The singer – who has most recently been dating fellow musician Matthew Koma – goes on to say, "With this particular song, it was sort of that decision that even though [the relationship] is hot and cold, sometimes you've got to move on."
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