February 28, 2014 |
Swimmy, er, Jimmy Fallon's plunge into the lake is about to break some records. More than 3,000 people have now signed up for this year's Polar Plunge -- which benefits Special Olympics Chicago -- splashing way past last year's number of 2,300. According to Special Olympics Chicago president Jen Kramer, donations have spiked too, and with a little social media support, she believes this year's event will raise more than $1,000,000. "We've seen a massive uptick in people who want to participate and donate," she said.
March 7, 2014 |
After heating things up as a member of the "Hottest Geek Guys of Winter 2014" , NFL pro (and former Chicago Bear) Israel Idonije cooled off by taking part in the Chicago Polar Plunge last weekend. This came on the heels of the announcement that his comic book company Athleta Comics would be going through a slight name change, to Athlitacomics, LLC . He also released a sneak peek at the cover to his company's first comic, "The Protectors" , created by Idonije and written by Ron Marz ...
December 11, 2013 |
Goats, foxes, the Prancersize lady, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmell and Overly Attached Girlfriend reminded us Wednesday that the Harlem Shake happened this year. That cast of characters has one thing in common, and it's that all of them went viral on YouTube in 2013 by themselves. But a video posted Wednesday of all of YouTube's popular and meme-tastic icons went viral itself, amassing more than 3.3 million views in less than 11 hours. The video was produced by YouTube and Portal A, a San Francisco based...
May 12, 2013 |
NBC officially named Seth Meyers to replace Jimmy Fallon as host of "Late Night" in 2014 when Fallon takes over "The Tonight Show. " Meyers, a Northwestern University alum, is head writer at "Saturday Night Live" and "Weekend Update" anchor. "Late Night" will remain based in New York, NBC said in a release, with Lorne Michaels as executive producer and Mike Shoemaker continuing as day-to-day producer. "We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation," NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenbatt said in a...
February 12, 2014 |
Kanye West will help Seth Meyers kick off his first week as host of "Late Night. " The Chicago rapper will be a guest on the show's second night, Feb. 25, NBC announced in a press release Wednesday. The announcement follows news that Fred Armisen will lead the new "Late Night" band, called The 8G Band. Meyers takes over hosting duties Feb. 24 from Jimmy Fallon, who has moved to an hour earlier as host of "The Tonight Show. " Fallon's debut is set for Feb. 17. Meyers will welcome the following first-week guests to...
January 29, 2014 |
Seth Meyers takes over the "Late Night" desk Feb. 24, but that desk is currently empty. He and NBC have a plan to dress his desk--and earn a winner a chance to meet the soon-to-be former "Weekend Update" anchor. Enter the "Late Night with Seth Meyers" #SethsDesk contest and you will get a chance to meet Meyers at a test show in New York City in February. Enter by Feb. 10 and you could win: A meet-and-greet and photo-opportunity with Seth Meyers Luxury Flyaway Trip to New York City for you and a guest $1,000 bucks in...