<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - ]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:33:48 -0700 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:33:48 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Joni Mitchell Still Hospitalized, "Doing Fine"]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:49:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Joni-Mitchell.jpg

Music legend Joni Mitchell is still hospitalized but is "doing better," her spokeswoman told The Los Angeles Times on Wednesday.

The singer-songwriter was taken to a Los Angeles hospital after being found unconscious at her home in Bel Air Tuesday, according to her official website.

Mitchell, 71, is said to have regained consciousness soon after, and is receiving treatment for an unknown ailment. The spokeswoman told LA Times, Mitchell is undergoing tests to determine the cause of the incident.

A statement on her website, which is not run by the singer, said: "Joni was found unconscious in her home this afternoon. She regained consciousness on the ambulance ride to an L.A. area hospital.

"She is currently in intensive care undergoing tests and is awake and in good spirits. More updates to come as we hear them. Light a candle and sing a song, let's all send good wishes her way."

A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman confirmed they had attended her residence, but would not reveal the identity of the individual who received treatment.

NBC4 contacted Mitchell's representatives for comment, but has yet to receive a response.

The phrase "Joni Mitchell please be okay" was trending on Twitter Wednesday, while musical titans such as Boy George, Billy Idol and LeAnn Rimes also tweeted messages of support.

In December it emerged she is no longer able to perform as she is suffering from rare skin condition, Morgellons disease.

"I can't sing any more - don't miss it. I can't play any more - don't miss it. I've got all these instruments laying around and hopefully one day I'll pick them up," she told Billboard.

Morgellons is a condition in which thread-like fibers appear under the skin, and patients often complain of feeling crawling or stinging all over.

But while some medical experts say it is a physical illness, others suggest it is a type of psychosis.

The Canadian-born star, who later settled in Southern California, has contributed to a range of genres during her career, including folk rock, folk jazz, jazz, pop

Her best known songs include 70s classics "Big Yellow Taxi" and "Woodstock," while her 1971 recording Blue is rated the 30th best album ever made by Rolling Stone magazine.

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<![CDATA[Walker Crash Lawsuit Response]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:38:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tlmd_paul_walker_roger_rodas_accidente_carro_santa_clarita.jpg

Attorneys for Porsche say a fiery crash that killed actor Paul Walker and a friend, who was behind the wheel, was caused by a driver who "exposed himself and others to such perils," according to statements in response to a lawsuit that alleges problems with the car were to blame. 

Roger Rodas, 38, was behind the wheel of the high-performance Porsche Carrera GT supercar when it slammed into a tree and burned north of Los Angeles. Walker, 40, and Rodas, a professional race car driver, were killed in the November 2013 crash as they left a charity event in Santa Clarita.

Rodas' widow, Kristine Rodas, filed a lawsuit in May 2014 against Porsche Cars North America, the sports car company's United States importer, claiming her husband was an experienced driver and that the car was flawed.

In their response filed earlier this week, attorneys for Porsche said "Roger Rodas's death, and all other injuries or damages claimed, were the result of Roger Rodas's own comparative fault."

"Roger Rodas knowingly and voluntarily assumed all risk, perils and danger in respect to the operation or use of the subject 2005 Carrera GT, that the perils, risk and dangers were open and obvious and known to him, and that he chose to conduct himself in a manner so as to expose himself and others to such perils, dangers and risks, thus assuming all the risks involved in using and operating the vehicle," according to the nine-page document.

The results of an investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and California Highway Patrol were released in March 2014 and concluded that it was unsafe speed and not mechanical problems that caused the crash. That investigation was aided by engineers from Porsche, who evaluated the wreckage of the rare car.

Crash investigators determined Rodas was traveling at speeds between 80 and 93 mph. The mid-engine, 600-plus horsepower vehicle began to drift out of a curve and slammed into the tree located in an industrial park area about 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Porsche engineers examined the mangled and burned wreckage and determined there were no problems with the car's electrical systems, brakes, throttle, fuel system, steering, suspension or other systems.

Crash investigators also determined the car's tires were about nine years old and the vehicle was fitted with an aftermarket exhaust. The response filed by Porsche's attorney says the car was "abused and altered" and "misused or improperly maintained."

The lawsuit, which could take years to resolve, claims the vehicle was not equipped with safety components, such as a crash cage designed to protect occupants, and a proper fuel tank. It also claims a suspension failure led to the crash.

Rodas and Walker co-owned an auto racing team named after Rodas' shop, Always Evolving, and Rodas drove professionally for the team on the Pirelli World Challenge circuit in 2013. Walker's death occurred on a break in the filming of "Fast & Furious 7."

<![CDATA[Trevor Noah Defends Old Tweets]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:21:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/151785950.jpg

Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of "The Daily Show," rejected the backlash over his graphic tweets targeting Jews and women as an unfair reflection of him and his comedy.

"To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn't land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian," Noah posted Tuesday on his Twitter account, the same one that included past tweets others deemed offensive.

Comedy Central also came to his defense, calling Noah a "provocative" comedian who "spares no one, himself included."

"To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair," the network said in a statement, adding that he has "a bright future at Comedy Central."

Noah was announced as Jon Stewart's successor Monday. The next day, he was a trending topic on Twitter as he drew fire for jokes described as tasteless, hateful — and unfunny.

Roseanne Barr was among those calling out the 31-year-old South African comic, who has an international following and 2 million Twitter followers.

"U should cease sexist & anti semitic 'humor' about jewish women & Israel," she tweeted late Monday.

Noah's controversial tweets were posted between 2009 and 2014.

In 2009 he wrote: "Almost bumped a Jewish kid crossing the road. He didn't look b4 crossing but I still would hav felt so bad in my german car!"

A 2012 post derides "jewish chicks." Another one from 2011 jokes about "a hot white woman."

In a post from 2011, he writes: "Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I'm sexy!" He attributes the joke to "fat chicks everywhere."

He also slammed the United States' midsection in a 2013 tweet, writing that "When flying over the middle of America the turbulence is so bad. It's like all the ignorance is rising through the air."

The tweets showed a different side to Noah than the picture painted by Comedy Central and the comedian himself just a day earlier: In a phone interview Monday from Dubai, where Noah was traveling on a comedy tour, he likened himself to the New York-born Stewart, saying, "One thing we both share: We are both progressives." He added, "traveling the world I've learned that progressives, regardless of their locations, think in a global space."

Noah, the son of a black South African mother and white European father who speaks six languages, was being pitched by Comedy Central as reflecting a new age of global multiculturalism, "a citizen of the world," in the words of Michele Ganeless, the network's president.

He was named a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving "The Daily Show" following 16 years as the show's principal voice. Although no dates have been disclosed, Stewart is expected to depart by the end of the year, with Noah taking over soon afterward.

On Monday, Ganeless spoke of the advantage of introducing Noah to a mainstream U.S. audience through "The Daily Show," with viewers coming to the show he hosts with no preconceptions. "They will get to discover him, and form their opinions of him, as they watch him host."

But by Tuesday, some opinions were already forming. Weighing in on Noah's selection, a Slate column compared his vetting to that of Sarah Palin as a running mate for presidential candidate John McCain.

The choice of a new host for "The Daily Show" is a critical decision not only for the satirical-news program, but for the network, whose identity has largely been forged by the "Daily Show" franchise, which for years was followed by the likewise signature "The Colbert Report."

By the end of this year, Comedy Central will have completely remade this programming block. In January, African-American comic Larry Wilmore replaced the "The Colbert Report" hosting "The Nightly Show."

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<![CDATA[Chris D'Elia on the Dangers of Roasting Justin Bieber]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:48:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Chris+D%27Elia.JPG Chris D'Elia was surprised to find that Selena Gomez fans came at him harder than Beliebers after the comedian roasted Justin Bieber.

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<![CDATA[Puppies Predict the 2015 Final Four Championship]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:31:54 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Puppies+Predict.png Jimmy Fallon welcomes back his panel of puppies to predict the results of the upcoming NCAA Championship between Final Four contenders the Kentucky Wildcats, Wisconsin Badgers, Michigan State Spartans and Duke Blue Devils.]]> <![CDATA[Watch: "Bob Dylan Lullabies" with Ethan Hawke]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:45:37 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Ethan+Hawk.JPG Ethan Hawke and Jimmy Fallon perform traditional children's lullabies in the style of Bob Dylan.

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<![CDATA[Fans Remember Selena]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:40:33 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/selena033115.jpg

It has been 20 years since the music world lost Tejano superstar Selena, but devotion to the singer runs deep in Texas, especially on the anniversary of her death.

At KNON 89.3-FM in Dallas, the requests for Selena come in daily.

“If we don’t play it for a whole show, folks will call up and ask us to play some Selena,” said radio disc jockey Jesse Gonzales.

Gonzales was 13 years old when the “Queen of Tejano” was murdered inside a Corpus Christi hotel on March 31, 1995. He had just seen her perform in Oak Cliff months before.

“She always put on a show,” said Gonzales. “She never just sang to you. She made sure you were part of what she was doing.”

Selena's death at the hands of her fan club president, Yolanda Saldivar, sent shock waves through the Latino community. Cars with ribbons and messages of mourning could be seen driving across North Texas following her death in 1995.

Twenty years later, the sorrow has turned to celebration. Parties in Oak Cliff over the weekend honored her life, and the movie version of her life story played at the Texas Theatre. The celebrations were attended by fans of all ages – including many young people who were not alive at the time of Selena’s death.

Gonzales said that’s because her soulful sound remains relevant.

“She spoke to us, our culture, who we are,” said Gonzales. “Everything that is going on in her music back then is still going on in our communities today. Our people are still going through the same things that they’ve been going through for the last 20 years.”

Saldivar is serving a life sentence in the singer's death.

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<![CDATA[Rolling Stones Will Tour the US]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:47:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ROlingSTones.jpg The Rolling Stones are set to start a tour across America.]]> <![CDATA[Watch: Extreme Dog Shaming]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:06:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Extreme+Dog+Shaming.png Seth Meyers digs up some of the worst fuzzy offenders in this "Late Night" edition of the internet phenomenon of dog-shaming.]]> <![CDATA[Watch: "Tonight Show" Popular Mathematics]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:08:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Mathematics.png In an effort to make basic math more relatable to kids, Jimmy Fallon breaks down basic arithmetic using pop-culture references and notable names]]> <![CDATA[Helen Mirren's High-Pitched Acceptance Speech]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:20:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Helen+Mirren.JPG Jimmy Fallon presents Helen with a faux award, and she gives an impromptu acceptance speech while they suck the helium out of balloons.

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<![CDATA[Helen Mirren's "Simple Life"]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 02:58:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/468163034.jpg

Helen Mirren may have played “The Queen” on big screen, but in real life, the actress rides the subway and washes her Crocs in the dishwasher.

The Oscar winner, who is currently living in the Big Apple while starring as Queen Elizabeth in the play “The Audience,” stopped by the “Tonight Show” Monday to talk about her new movie “Woman in Gold” and chatted with the host about her adventures traveling on New York City trains.

“It so funny to me that you take the subway,” Fallon said as he pulled out a picture of Mirren who was spotted on the R train. “You seem so posh.”

“The guy next to me is doing the classic ‘manspreading’ thing,” Mirren groused.

The actress pointed out that the move — a bane of many female subway riders — is not a new concept, men are just finally getting called out on it. 

Mirren also revealed that she is a complete addict when it comes to wearing Crocs, though that wasn’t always the case. The first time she ever saw a pair of the foam clogs she thought they were “absolutely hideous.” It wasn’t until her “The Tempest” co-star Alan Cummings convinced the actress to try a pair, that Mirren had a change of heart.

“Their so comfortable and you can wash them in the dishwasher,” Mirren said.

The “Tonight Show” host could not resist the opportunity to tease the “Prime Suspect” star about the shoes and gifted her with a special pair of Crocs featuring the British flag.

“I love them! Can I try them on right now?” Mirren asked as she proceeded to toss her heels and slip on the clogs.

Fallon praised Mirren on her “proper British accent” before asking if she would sound as posh speaking while sucking on helium. There was only one way to find out.

“Where do you keep your Academy Award?” Fallon asked in a chipmunk-like voice after inhaling a big gulp of helium balloon air.

“I keep my Academy Award on the stairs in my house in London,” Mirren said while trying hard to keep from laughing at the sound of her own voice.

Mirren then suggested that Fallon present her with an award so that she can give an impromptu acceptance speech.

Watch the video above to see who made the thank you list in Dame Helen's faux high-pitched award speech.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tom Brady Jumps Off a Giant Cliff]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:03:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/221*120/brady4.JPG

New England Patriots quarterback and San Mateo native Tom Brady posted a video of himself jumping off a giant cliff, sending thousands of fans into a frenzy.

"Never doing that again!" Brady says in the Facebook video post from Saturday, which quickly went viral, getting over nine million views and 50K shares.

Never doing that again! #AirBrady

Posted by Tom Brady on Saturday, March 28, 2015

"Are you going to jump off?" a voice can be heard asking him at the start of the video. And the next thing you know, Brady dives. Hundreds of Pats fans commented on the post on Facebook:

"Bob Kraft and Bill Belechik just passed out," wrote Ellen Maloney.

"The best QB in the history of the NFL needs to be tucked away safely in a padded room. No more of that, TB12!," wrote Aaron Diaz.

"A collective gasp heard all over New England!" wrote Thomas Mitchell.

Photo Credit: Tom Brady via Facebook]]>
<![CDATA["The Voice" Recap: Final #VoiceKnockout]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:42:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/The+Voice+30+Mar.jpg

With only a few spots remaining in the live rounds, some of the best competitors on "The Voice" delivered some of their very best performances in hopes of advancing past the final round of #VoiceKnockouts.

The wild card for Monday's episode? Christina Aguilera's final steal, which she guarded closely in hopes of winning over the perfect vocalist.

Nate Ruess, the two-time Grammy Award-winning frontman of the band fun., returned to The Voice studio to help coach the singers through their songs.

The first knockout competition featured two talented soul singers from Adam Levine’s team: Tonya Boyd-Cannon, who sang the Stevie Wonder classic “I Wish,” and Barry Minniefield, who wowed judges with powerful high notes on “What You Won’t Do for Love” by Bobby Caldwell.

“America needs to see a 53-year old black man giving it his all on stage,” coach Pharrell Williams said. “I love what you guys do so much. I wish I had a steal.”

Levine was likewise torn between the two contestants, but ultimately picked Boyd-Cannon to advance.

“I am so grateful because I’ve learned so much,” a tearful Boyd-Cannon said. “I’m going to the live playoffs with Team Adam, baby!”

Coach Blake Shelton challenged Kelsie May and Brooke Adee, his “two teenage singers,” to prove themselves under the spotlight — and in front of Ruess, who left both contestants star-struck. (In rehearsal, Adee was so stunned by Ruess that she forgot the words to her song.)

May decided to perform Taylor Swift’s “Tim McGraw,” while self-described “alternative artist” Adee belted out “Electric Feel” by MGMT.

Blake lamented having to choose between the two 16-year-old talents — “What the hell am I gonna do?” he moaned — but settled on Adee. “As much as I lean country, I can’t ignore when somebody like Brooke puts together a performance that solid,” he said.

The next #VoiceKnockout featured two dynamic singers from Team Christina: India Carney and Joe Tolo.

In what Pharrell Williams called “a big moment” for both singers, Carney delivered a powerhouse performance of “Big White Room” Jessie J, while Tolo hearkened back to his religious roots by singing Joan Osborne’s “One of Us.”

Carney wowed the crowd — and the judges — with her performance, as Aguilera picked her for a spot in the live rounds.

Like Shelton, Williams pitted two of his fresh-faced vocalists against each other: Jacob Rummell and Lowell Oakley.

Rummell, whose distinctive high tenor earned him a steal from Williams, tried to find his confidence onstage with a performance of “Life of the Party” by Shawn Mendez.

Oakley struggled in rehearsals, cracking on a high note during his rehearsal of “My Girl,” the Motown classic by The Temptations. But Williams encouraged him to keep trying: “What I just heard was a beautiful take on a classic song that a lot of people can’t touch,” he told the young singer.

And even though Oakley admittedly didn’t perform how he wanted, Williams picked him — and urged him to be more confident. “I’ve saved you twice already,” he said. “I’m not gonna give up on you.”

Team Christina’s second #VoiceKnockout featured the electric tenor Rob Taylor, who delivered a thrillingly soulful rendition of Al Green’s “Love and Happiness.”

Next up was the Treeva Gibson, who sang “Chasing Pavements” by Adele.

“I grew up always wanting to be a singer — but being from the deaf community, I was never really sure I could make it,” said Gibson, whose parents are both deaf.

In an effort to inspire Gibson to sing with gusto, Ruess even grabbed the mic during rehearsals and performed his own rendition of “Chasing Pavements.”

But it was Taylor’s performance — and his dynamic falsetto — that earned him a spot on the live rounds.

In the final knockout of the night, Team Adam’s Lexi Dávila faced off against rocker Joshua Davis. Davis chose to sing the Amos Lee’s ballad “Arms of a Woman” in honor of his wife. Dávila lit up stage with an electric “Anything Can Happen."

“Lexi came out today and astonished both myself and Nate,” Levine said. “And Josh has some serious competition.”

Shelton — always eager to play the contrarian against Levine — commended Davis on his performance.

“Joshua, I really wanted to spoon with you,” Shelton said. “That is easily the best I’ve ever heard you.”

But just seconds after Levine picked Davis as the knockout winner, Aguilera swooped in with her final steal, claiming the talented Dávila for Team Christina.

“Thank you for being so dumb,” Aguilera crowed at Levine, “because she’s MINE!”

“The Voice” returns Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central, featuring a live @periscope Viewing Party with the #VoiceTop20.

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<![CDATA[Shirley Temple Memorabilia Goes on Tour Before Auction]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:07:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/shirley+temple.JPG

Costumes, toys, photos and autographs from Shirley Temple's 1930s film career are coming to a city near you.

A spokeswoman for the late actress said Monday that a collection of keepsakes from Temple's time in Hollywood will be exhibited at museums across the country before being put up for auction in July.

Publicist Cheryl Kagan says the traveling exhibition will begin April 30 at the Strong Museum in Rochester, New York.

Among the items on view will be a baby grand piano inscribed by Theodore Steinway and a child-size race car that was a gift from Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, along with Temple's autograph collection and costumes from her various films.

The exhibit will travel to Boston, New Jersey, California and Texas before the July 14 auction in Kansas City, Missouri.

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<![CDATA[Wilco Cancels Ind. Performance ]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:26:04 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/138868264.jpg

The Chicago-based band Wilco won’t be performing in Indianapolis for their scheduled tour date on May 7, the band announced in a Facebook post Monday afternoon.

Wilco stands in solidarity with the uproar of opposition that has come against the state of Indiana after Gov. Mike Pence signed into effect a “Religious Freedom” bill that allows businesses to refuse service to gays, lesbians and transgendered.

“The ‘Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act’ feels like thinly disguised legal discrimination to us,” the band said in their statement, while offering refunds to fans that already had purchased tickets.

A Washington-based Human Rights Campaign said Indiana lawmakers "have sent a dangerous and discriminatory message," in signing of the bill.

"They've basically said, as long as your religion tells you to, it's OK to discriminate against people despite what the law says," said Sarah Warbelow, the group's legal director.

Gov. Pence has vigorously defended the state religious objections bill since signing it into law Thursday.

"There has been a lot of misunderstanding about this bill," Pence said. "This bill is not about discrimination, and if I thought it legalized discrimination in any way I would've vetoed it."

Those arguments didn't satisfy opponents who worry the law, which will take effect in July, presents Indiana as unwelcoming and could give legal cover to businesses that don't want to provide services to gays and lesbians.

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<![CDATA[Jay Z's Tidal Set to Relaunch]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:00:04 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/jay-z-454627193.jpg

Watch out, Spotify – there’s a new streaming service in town.

Music streaming service Tidal is set to officially relaunch Monday under new ownership by rapper Jay Z. The company will hold a press conference at 5 p.m. ET where its new owner “will announce a commitment to a new direction for the music industry from both a creative and business perspective.”

Tidal boasts 25 million tracks with “high fidelity sound quality, high definition music videos and expertly curated editorial" features. It could give competitors such as Spotify and Beats a reason to be concerned. Its plan of attack also includes getting first releases of tracks by big-name artists before other digital streaming services, according to TechCrunch.

Unlike Spotify, Tidal does not offer a free streaming option. The music streaming service – which Jay Z reportedly acquired for $54 million – costs subscribers $19.99 per month for high quality streaming compared to Spotify’s premium, ad-free price of $9.99 per month.

Tidal subscribers also have the option of “standard definition service” matching Spotify’s premium price of $9.99.

Tidal currently has 35,000 subscribers – a smaller amount than Spotify’s 15 million paying subscribers as of January.

Spotify has run into controversy with big-name artists such as Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean taking their entire catalogs off the service after claiming its failure to fairly compensate musicians. TechCrunch reports that Tidal is offering musicians “payouts of twice as much as its rivals.”

The Jay Z-owned streaming service has already garnered support from big-name musicians including Madonna, Kanye West, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj.

West and Rihanna were just two of the musicians using social media to support Tidal by using the hashtag #TIDALforALL and changing their Twitter profile pictures to the same shade of cyan.

A teaser video featuring musicians supporting the service was released March 30 to coincide with the relaunch.

Tidal currently offers a 30-day free trial for new users.

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<![CDATA[Sold-Out Crowd Descends on Levi's for WrestleMania]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:44:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/WM31_03292015ca_2266.jpg

A sold-out crowd of 76,000 screaming fans descended on Levis Stadium for WrestleMania 31 — also known as the Super Bowl of wrestling. Tickets weren't cheap either, some wrestling fans paid more than $10,000 for a ticket. That helped make it the highest ever grossing event ever for WWE. It raked in more than $12.5 million.

Fans said it was well worth it.

After four days of buildup, the gates to the main event opened at 1:30 p.m. The crowd was loud and enthusiastic all night.

Joe DiBenedetto came from Fresno to watch the show. He said he had a great time at WrestleMania.

“The charisma, the camaraderie — everybody around us," DiBenedetto said. "It was like one, big happy family. And I mean you got to see some old characters, new characters, arising, departure. Everything was great.”

Fans watched as Sting stepped into a WWE ring after 14 years of anticipation, and former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was named a Hall of Fame inductee. Also, East Bay native The Rock paid a visit to the event.

But 15-year-old Damian Prado had his own highlights.

"I got to spend time with my father, and not just that, but I also got to spend time with the WWE Universe," Prado said. "So, it was awesome.”

WrestleMania 31 drew an international crowd with fans from 40 countries. People like Frankie Lawrence came from Bedford, England.

”This was a dream come true, coming across to America for the first time and actually watching my dream, WrestleMania,” Lawrence said.

Many jumped on light rail and came directly from a fan event at the San Jose Convention Center. The trains were definitely crowded, and many people had to stand for the trip.

"The light rail was an easy way to get from the hotel and convention to Levi's Stadium. You don't have to worry about car and parking parking and all the hassles," WrestleMania attendee Jason Heinitz said.

For those who opted to drive, many complained about a major backup once they got off Highway 101 and tried to make it to the stadium. But late Sunday afternoon, that seemed to clear up.

After the event, the parking lot cleared out within 45 minutes.

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<![CDATA[Robin Williams' Children Battle Widow Over Estate ]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:08:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP741201775385.jpg

Seven months after Robin Williams' tragic suicide, his family is taking their battle over his estate to the courtroom.

According to court documents, Williams’ three children will dispute with the late actor's widow, Susan Schneider, Monday morning over the rights to Williams' Marin County home and the belongings inside.

In her filing, Schnieder alleges the comedian's children from two previous marriages took items without her permission from the Tiburon, California, home she shared with Williams.

Williams' trust granted his children his memorabilia and awards in the entertainment industry and some other specific personal items, but also called for the creation of provisions to benefit his wife, who has two teenage sons of her own. This included the couple's home in Tiburon, California and "the contents thereof,” according to the actors will, The New York Times reported.

Schneider is asking the court to exclude the contents of the Tiburon home from items Williams wanted the children to have.

The case over the details of Williams’ trust is expected to go beyond Monday’s initial hearing.

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<![CDATA[2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:52:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NUP_168016_0013.JPG The hottest celebrities in music attended the 2015 iHeartRadio Music at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif. Click through to see some of your favorite stars on the red carpet and performances from the show.

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<![CDATA[Coachella Bans Selfie Sticks on Festival Grounds]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:03:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/181*120/Coachella2014-Sunday-Scenery.jpg

Festival goers can leave behind their selfie sticks when packing for their trips this year.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California is the latest in a string of festivals and venues to ban ticket holders from carrying in the popular selfie stick. 

"NO Selfie Sticks / Narsisstics [sic]," the website reads. Festival organizers did not immediately reply to a request for comment. 

Selfie sticks help large groups take selfies easier, but organizers of several large music festivals around the nation are banning the stick on their grounds. 

Earlier in the week, Lollapalooza, a summer music festival in Chicago, also had a noticable addition to its FAQ section on the website for 2015 festival goers, NBC Chicago reported: no selfie sticks.

"GoPro attachments like sticks, selfie sticks & monopods," the website clarified. Professional recording equipment, such as detachable zoom lenses and tripods, will also not be allowed into festival grounds. 

It was immediately unclear whether other large music festivals in California would institute a similar ban. HARD Fest, a popular music festival in Los Angeles, did not specifically mention selfie sticks on their prohibited items list, though they do not allow professional recording equipment such as cameras with detachable lenses, or videos cameras or GoPros. 

Other popular California music festivals, such as Outside Lands in August or County Summer in June, do not specifically mention selfie sticks. The highly anticipated San Diego festival, Kaaboo, will not allow audio or video recording equipment on festival grounds. 

ULTRA, a large music event in Miami, specified on their website that they would not allow festivals goers in Miami to bring in "professional cameras, flash cameras or video and audio recording equipment, or camera poles." Summerfest, a Milwaulkee, WI festival, did not specify whether they would allow the sticks. 

Music festivals are not the first to institute a selfie stick ban. The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museumbanned the popular sticks in February

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<![CDATA["The Rock Obama" Returns to "SNL"]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:38:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SNL-The-Rock-Obama-2.jpg

Whether he’s throwing down The People’s Elbow or underpinning the next explosive iteration of “Fast and the Furious,” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a talent for keeping a franchise alive.

And with “Furious 7” hitting theaters on Friday, it was only fair that his fourth “Saturday Night Live” hosting appearance marked the return of another classic: The Rock Obama.

In the cold open sketch, President Barack Obama (Jay Pharoah) tried to keep his temper in check while meeting with three of his most outspoken critics: House Speaker John Boehner (Taran Killam), Sen. Tom Cotton (Kyle Mooney) and Sen. Ted Cruz (Bobby Moynihan).

But when the obstinate Republican senators pushed him too far, the commander-in-chief transformed into his surly counterpart: The Rock Obama (Johnson).

“Don’t be alarmed,” the hulking president said. “The Rock Obama much like Barack Obama, only larger and more violent.”

His first target: Boehner.

“You. Orange Man,” he said, lifting Boehner by his collar. “You like Israel? Maybe you should go visit Israel!” as he tossed the House speaker through a White House window.

The Rock Obama dispatched with Cotton and Cruz in similar fashion, only to be interrupted by his wife Michelle (Sasheer Zamata) and an apologetic Secret Service agent (Beck Bennett).

“Turns out there’s been a mentally ill vagrant living in the White House garden for the last two months,” the agent said.

“Are you kidding me?! My garden?!” the first lady howled, before she, too, transformed into her larger, more violent alter-ego: She-Rock Obama (Leslie Jones).

“You tried to protect us—but who will protect you?!” she shouted, ripping off the agent’s arm and clubbing him over the head with it.

In his opening monologue, Johnson pointed out his skill at keeping franchises alive.

“Some folks in the industry have even referred to me as ‘Franchise Viagra,” he said, before launching into a song about how he’d revive movie series both moribund and beloved.

While filming a WWE promo shoot, Koko WatchOut (Johnson) took trash-talking with rival Trashyard Mutt (Moynihan) a little too seriously, to disastrous effect.

“He has herpes!” WatchOut shouted. "It's true! Oh, he's got herpes and he's got it bad!"

But even when Mutt asked him off-camera to keep the smacktalk limited to the wrestling mat, WatchOut overstepped his bounds.

“You remember the college girlfriend named Donna? It turns out that eight months after you broke up, she had a baby girl! Evelyn!

“What?!” a shellshocked Mutt cried.

“I met her! She’s a lovely girl! An honors student! And she doesn’t want a thing to do with you man, because you’re unfit to be a dad!”

Johnson also took on the title role in a mock movie trailer for an upcoming live-action reboot of “Bambi.” But unlike Disney original, Bambi and his friends—Thumper (Killam), Flower (Pharoah) and Faline (Cecily Strong) — have a thirst for vengeance and serious firepower.

“When I was a boy, they took away my mother,” the musclebound fawn says in the trailer. “Now it’s time for them to pay—dearly.”

On “Weekend Update,” co-hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che welcomed back Russian villager Olya Povlatsky (McKinnon) to discuss the Russian economy’s new signs of bouncing back. (Despite the recuperating ruble, she was still in need of a snack.)

“You know District 12 in Hunger Games? Based on richest neighborhood in my village,” she deadpanned. “Even Ebola would not come to Russia! It almost came, and then was like ‘No, too easy.’”

“Come on, Olya,” Jost chided her. “Russia can’t be that bad.”

“I have had frostbite ever since I was born, Colin,” she replied. “This is why my toes are like One Direction: Only four left.”

Breakthrough British singer-songwriter George Ezra lit up the Studio 8H stage, performing “Budapest” and “Blame It on Me.”

“SNL” returns on April 4 with veteran host Michael Keaton and first-time musical guest Carly Rae Jepsen.

Photo Credit: NBC Universal
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<![CDATA[WrestleMania Hall of Fame Ceremony]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:55:13 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/wrestlemania_hall_of_fame_set1.JPG

Wrestling fans have had lots to do before the main WrestleMania event Sunday evening.

At the SAP Center Saturday, a WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony inducted some of the biggest legends in wrestling into the Hall of Fame. And some of the biggest names in wrestling were there to honor them.

Several wrestling stars on the red carpet have ties to the Bay Area, including Roman Reigns, who will be wrestling tomorrow in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Levis Stadium against Brock Lesnar.

Roman said he has lots of family in the Bay Area. So does Eva Marie from the show "Total Divas." She was born and raised in Concord and graduated from Northgate High School. She said she is thrilled WrestleMania will be held at the new Levi's Stadium.

"I think Levi's Stadium is phenomenal," Marie said. "I can't wait for us to go in there and perform tomorrow night. I think it's great for the community. It brings so many people out that wouldn't normally come out to Levi's Stadium because it's the 49ers spot. So now that WrestleMania is there, it's bringing so much awareness to that facility. It's awesome."

Brett Heart already has been inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame. He said he is happy to have played a role in making wrestling so popular.

Seventy-one-thousand fans are expected to attend Sunday's event at Levi's Stadium. But on Saturday, it was all about honoring the legends as they are inducted into the Hall of Fame, including Randy "Macho Man" Savage and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

VTA said it is ready to handle tens of thousands of fans. The system has had some practice, with a whole season of 49ers games under its belt. The big difference is that tomorrow, many more fans will be from out of town. And they will be using the light rail line for the first time.

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<![CDATA[Slime and Stars at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 09:23:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP292145567037.jpg Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards]]> <![CDATA[San Diego's Easter Dining Guide]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:16:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/bloody+mary+0505.jpg

Grab the family, the pastel attire and maybe even the Easter Bunny: fabulous feasts for the holiday are just around the corner and we have your guide to the best bites in town. Spring into these San Diego dining selections from our friends at Yelp and make your reservations ASAP because spots are limited. Happy eating!

Waypoint Public (North Park)

Here comes Peter Cottontail! This family-friendly neighborhood bistro is hosting an Easter brunch on April 5 that’s just as suitable for beer lovers as it is for the egg-hunting tykes. Guests can indulge in chef favorites including Waypoint’s signature Pulled Pork Benny or Breakfast Pot Pie, all while enjoying a selection sips like Waypoint’s LemonAle Shandy or house sangria. The special event kicks off at 10 a.m. with an egg hunt for the kiddos, but the real kicker is that kids eat free during this Easter brunch.

Perfect Pairings (Carlsbad)
Not a morning person? This new(ish) dining experience in Carlsbad Village is offering a special Easter celebration with a 4-course prix-fixe dinner at $49 per person. Chef Aaron Gentry is guaranteed to wow your palate with his farm-to-table focus and proprietor Alex Morrison knows his wine pairings. The treats you’ll find at this unique location will surpass any Easter basket goody. Hop to it: the menu here changes every two weeks.

Kitchen 4140 (Clairemont)
Kitchen 4140 will offer guests a special Easter version of its popular Sunday brunch. Featured dishes will include Smoked Leg of Lamb and a Dry-Aged Prime Rib, amongst other holiday dishes, accompanied by fresh spring produce such as turnips, Swiss chard and heirloom vegetables (many from the restaurant’s newly enhanced garden, which makes up one half of this eatery’s 1,200 square foot garden-patio). Regular brunch items, like the Red Velvet Waffles, will also be offered on the menu.

Pacific Coast Grill (Cardiff-by-the-Sea)
We bet that even the Easter Bunny can’t stay away from North San Diego beach spots like this one, where patrons can hop on over for Sunday brunch by the sea. The favorites from the menu will be served, plus specialty items have been added like the Puerto Buevo Style Lobster. Elevate your Easter dining with the Filet Mignon Breakfast Burrito or Chile-Braised Short Rib Tostada with cabbage slaw, pickled red onions & avocado salsa. The view from this practically-on-the-beach option can’t be beat.

The Torreyana Grille (La Jolla/Golden Triangle)
The kiddies will be delighted with the three Easter egg hunts offered in the gardens, complete with an appearance by the Easter Bunny himself. The Champagne Brunch for the holiday will feature live music, carving stations and more. Located inside The Hilton La Jolla, this dining option includes traditional buffet items abound with dishes like Eggs Benedict, Bourbon Glazed Ham and the famous bread pudding. If your morning isn’t complete without your vegetables, drink up: there’s also a Tito’s Handmade Vodka Bottomless Bloody Mary Bar for an additional $15.95 per person.

Solterra Winery & Kitchen (Leucadia)
The holiday goes from lunch into late night at this urban winery from noon to 10 p.m. on Easter Sunday. The menu will feature specialty items from the chef. Also, forget the Easter egg hunting and track down the wine pairing to compliment your celebration meal. Cold and hot tapas (small plates) are the focus here, like the Patatas Bravas with Spanish crema and the Steamed Clams in a sauce of tomato, chorizo, garlic and white wine. Solterra is committed to Southern California farms only, and also features local beers on tap.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Will Forte Sings Ode to His Beard]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 04:29:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Will-Forte-Beard-Song.jpg

What do you do when your beard goes away? If you're Will Forte, you grow another one. And then you sing about it.

Forte joined Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” and lamented the loss of the bushy beard he grew for his role in the TV comedy “The Last Man on Earth.” Forte even saved the beard hair—but not for himself.

“We were talking about this before: You gave your mom your beard hair?” Fallon asked.

“Mom requested the beard hair,” Forte insisted. “She does art projects based on all my things, and she said, ‘May I have your beard hair for a project I’m working on?’”

But with no art project to show for it and only a scant beard to replace the shaggy original, Forte decided to express his sorrow through music.

“This song is about the depression and sadness I went through when I had to shave my beard off,” Forte said. “It’s a tough time in every man’s life when he has to shave his beard.”

As is his weekly habit, Fallon took some time to pen thank-you notes. On Friday’s list of recipients: Pope Francis, garage sales and the Final Four.

“Thank you, the Final Four — or as you’re now known, One Direction,” joked Fallon, riffing on the much-lamented departure of Zayn Malik from the band.

Fallon was also sure to thank Madame Tussauds for making a wax figure of him.

“Which reminds me — sure, honey, I’d love to go to your sister’s for dinner this weekend,” Fallon said, mock-guffawing as he looked at his waxen doppelgänger.

Adam Horovitz (better known as rapper Ad-Rock of Beastie Boys fame) stopped by “Tonight” to chat with Fallon about his acting role opposite Ben Stiller in the upcoming movie “While We’re Young.”

“I’m on a talk show!” Horovitz said gleefully, before becoming self-critically taking stock of his apparel. “I feel like I should have worn a hat,” Horovitz mused. (He later returned to the stage wearing a purple beanie.)

Jeremy Wade, the host of Animal Planet’s “River Monsters,” also visited the studio — and he brought along a few tanks full of peculiar specimens. Among them were electric catfish — which Forte ill-advisedly tried to kiss — and the decidedly bizarre hagfish, which oozed gobs of sticky slime all over Fallon’s hands.

It still remains to be seen whether those hagfish earn a thank-you note next week.

Photo Credit: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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<![CDATA[Watch: Will Forte Sings an Ode to His Beard on "Tonight"]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:52:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Will-Forte-Ode-to-Beard-27-Mar-2015-1080_1200x675_419463747703.jpg Will Forte recently shaved off his beard and he misses it very, very much.]]> <![CDATA[Fallon Thank-You Notes: Final Four, Pope Francis]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:10:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallon-Thank-You-Notes-Tussauds.jpg Jimmy pens thank you notes to Pope Francis, garage sales and the new wax sculptures of him at Madame Tussauds.

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<![CDATA[What If James Bond Was a Pro Athlete?]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:54:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/spectre-FIRST-LOOK-1_rgb.jpg

James Bond is the greatest spy the world (of cinema) has ever seen. On Friday the first full-blown trailer of "SPECTRE," the 24th installment of the 007 movie franchise, was online.

It hints at unraveling some of the myestery surrounding Bond's past, answering questions that were presented in "Skyfall." Now, we know Bond has always been a physically imposing man so he must have a background in athletics.

But was he good enough to have gone pro in a sport instead of saving the world every few years or so?

Not much is known about Bond's formative years aside from schools he attended after the loss of his parents. But, a man who has been as successful in sports as he has been must have played something at some time, and played it well.

Perhaps the most obvious sporting pursuit of 007 is skiing. James has taken to the slopes in multiple films (and the picture accompanying this story suggests he does it again in "SPECTRE") with great success.

Bond briefly attending the University of Geneva (as did the character’s creator, Sir Ian Fleming) before being taught to ski in Kitzbühel, a world-renowned ski resort in Austria. Between 1950 and 1960, the peak of Fleming’s Bond works, Toni Sailer, Ernst Hinterseer, Hias Leitner, Anderl Molterer, Fritz Huber and Christian Pravda dominated skiing, winning 27 medals in the Winter Olympic Games and World Skiing Championships.

All of them were from Kitzbühel. So, for Bond to have held his own on those slopes at that time, he must have been pretty good. Focusing on that sport instead of joining British intelligence could have put 007 on the cover of a Wheaties box.

Perhaps the only things Bond has been on as often as skis are horses. Bond has raced on horseback in “Quantum Of Solace,” “The Living Daylights,” and “A View To A Kill.”

But, those are far from his only sporting endeavors. A brief look at the games he’s participated in over the years (and none of this includes any of the countless car and boat races or card games like poker or blackjack he’s become famous for):


Bond has to play golf against Dr. Auric Goldfinger for a bar of Nazi gold. He holds his own but only wins when he switches balls and DQ’s the evil doctor. The ball, however, does not enjoy the ruse when Oddjob crushes it in his fist.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Going back to his winter sport roots, Bond tries his hand at bobsled racing. James and Ernst Stavro Blofeld (played by Telly Savalas) are in a battle when they find the starting line of a bobsled track. Blofeld takes off first but Bond proves to be the superior pilot, catching up to Blofeld, climbing in to his sled for a fistfight, and sticking the villain on a low-hanging tree branch. A lesser athlete would have never been able to pull that off.

A View To A Kill

Before it became cool and Shaun White took it global, James Bond was snowboarding for survival. When his skis are shot off trying to escape from a Siberian mountain, Bond takes the metal runner from a blown-up snowmobile, straps it to his feet, and boards away (fittingly, with 'California Girls' by the Beach Boys playing in the background).

Die Another Day

Once again, Bond’s version of sports usually involves trying to avoid mortal wounding. He engages in a fencing match against Gustav Graves, a North Korean warlord who had his look and voice changed to pass as a well-do-to Brit (surprisingly NOT the most far-fetched aspect of this regrettable Bond film). Bond draws Graves in to a, “first blood drawn from the torso!” duel, taking the fight through a lovely home before Miranda Frost (in the film debut of one Rosamund Pike), an Olympic fencing gold medalist, breaks it up and declares Bond the victor.

That’s a fairly impressive resume, and one would have to assume Bond also played soccer while attending school. A man of his obvious athletic ability and mental toughness would have been a natural on the pitch.

Plus, it’s kind of interesting that when David Beckham, one of the most well-known figures in England’s football history, played for Manchester United, one of the world’s most well-known teams, he wore #7. Put a couple of 00’s in front of it and Bond would have delivered the United Kingdom a World Cup title years ago.

<![CDATA[Seth's Affirmations: Seth Is a Powerhouse, Seth Is in the Moment]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:01:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Affirmations+.png The “Late Night” writers were kind enough to write some affirmations for Seth Meyers to provide him with emotional support and encouragement. ]]> <![CDATA[Watch: "Tonight Show" Hashtags #HowIQuit]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:20:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Hashtag+HowIQuit.png Jimmy Fallon asks "Tonight Show" fans to submit their story of how they quit a job via Twitter with the hashtag #HowIQuit.]]> <![CDATA[Watch: "Tonight Show" Screen Grabs]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:26:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Tonight+Show+Screen+Grabs.png Jimmy Fallon asks "Tonight Show" fans to send in screenshots found on the Internet and shares some of his favorite submissions, including a 1000-year-old grandmother and an interesting Pat Benatar album cover on Pandora.]]> <![CDATA[Watch: "Late Night" Celebrity Spelling Bee]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:15:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Meyers+Celebrity+Spelling+Bee.JPG In this day and age, we know so much about celebrity lives thanks to social network and gossip magazine, but the real question is: Can you spell their name? Find out in this "Late Night" game of "Celebrity Spelling Bee."

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<![CDATA["Mitt in the Mirror" With Mitt Romney & Jimmy Fallon]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:16:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NUP_167998_1610.JPG

Mitt Romney finally revealed why he isn’t running in 2016, ending his presidential aspirations.

The 2012 Republican presidential candidate stopped by "The Tonight Show" Wednesday and chatted with Jimmy Fallon about the 2016 election and revealed that his 2-year-old grandson is training him for the Evander Holyfield charity fight.

Romney will be squaring off against the former heavyweight boxing champion on May 15 for Charity Vision’s “Fight Night” in Salt Lake City. Charity Vision is a non-profit organization that focuses on restoring curable sight impairment worldwide.

“It’s going to be a very quick battle,” Romney joked.

Having officially bowed out of the GOP race in January, the former Governor of Massachusetts was free to crack jokes about President Obama’s golf game, Hillary Clinton’s emails and his own presidential bid loss when he spoke to his “reflection” before sitting down with Fallon.

Fallon, pretending to be Romney in the “reflection” asked the real Mitt if he was ready for big interview.

“Well, actually I’m a little nervous," Romney admitted. "Jimmy is probably going to ask me why I didn’t run for president. What should I say?”

“Just tell him you enjoy the freedom. You get to sit back, relax, golf all the time, go on vacation whenever you want,” Fallon said as Mitt's reflection.

“AKA, be president?” Romney quipped.

Romney’s reflection, worried about the Holyfield charity fight, wanted some assurance that they weren’t crazy for taking on a heavyweight champion. The real Romney reminded the reflection that it was all in good fun. After all, he said, "what’s the worst that can happen?”

“That’s true, I guess it’s not the first time we lose to a black guy,” replied “reflection” Romney.

Watch the clip above to see what else Mitt Romney contemplates about with himself while talking to his “reflection.”

Photo Credit: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Mitt Romney in the Mirror]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:27:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fallon+Mitt+Romney+Face+Off.JPG Before his "Tonight Show" interview, Gov. Romney talks to his "reflection" in the mirror.

Photo Credit: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC]]>