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Tarik Trotter chats with Jimmy about his already legendary 10-minute Hot 97 freestyle, explains how he met Questlove and does a mini freestyle for the audience.

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<![CDATA['Tonight' Thank You Notes: Alabama, Earmuffs]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 22:34:49 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/223*120/jtynote.jpg

Jimmy pens thank you notes to office holiday parties, the names Rey, Poe, Finn and Kylo and other things.

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<![CDATA[See What's on the Menu for the 75th Golden Globe Awards]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 21:21:12 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Golden+Globes+11.jpg The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards are on the way and of course there is food involved.

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<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: 'Hostiles' Premiere]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:54:46 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-893205366.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Jackson Says Weinstein Smear Campaign Derailed Sorvino, Judd]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:42:52 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/jacksonjudd.jpg

Director Peter Jackson says he is now realizing that Harvey Weinstein's advice to avoid working with Mira Sorvino or Ashley Judd was likely part of a smear campaign against the two actresses.

Jackson tells Stuff that he was told by Miramax in the late 1990s that they were "a nightmare" to work with and thus didn't consider either for his Lord of the Rings films.

Sorvino said on Twitter that she burst out crying when she saw the article. She says it is confirmation that Weinstein derailed her career.

Judd also spoke out on social media following Jackson's revelation.

Judd and Sorvino are among dozens of women who have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct. A spokesperson for Weinstein disputed the account, saying that his company Miramax was not involved in casting, which was handled by New Line.


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<![CDATA[Under Fire: Damon Slammed for Louis C.K. Defense ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:32:12 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/damontrouble.jpg

Matt Damon dived deep into the sexual harassment controversy engulfing not only Hollywood but much of the country, and he's taking heavy fire for comments some believe defends those accused of committing sexual assault.

In an interview with ABC News Damon made pains to condemn those accused of rape and sexual assault, but asked if there wasn't a difference between those accused of assault and less egregious antics. 

"There's a difference between, you know, patting someone on the butt and rape or child molestation, right?" Damon said in the interview. "Both of those behaviors need to be confronted and eradicated without question, but they shouldn't be conflated, right?"

Damon was also criticized for an apparent defense of comedian Louis C.K., who came under fire after admitting to a pattern of sexual misconduct which included masturbating in front of female co-workers.

"I don't imagine he's going to do those things again," Damon said of C.K. "You know what I mean? I imagine the price that he's paid at this point is so beyond anything that he — I just think that we have to kind of start delineating between what these behaviors are."

"When (C.K.) came out and said, 'I did this. I did these things. These women are all telling the truth.' And I just remember thinking, well, that's the sign of somebody who — well, we can work with that,'" Damon told ABC.

Damon was roundly criticized on social media as being tone deaf to the larger issue of sexual harassment.

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But the condemnation on social media wasn't universal, as some came to Damon's defense believing there should be a distinction drawn between lesser and more grave offenses.

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Damon, a longtime collaborator of Harvey Weinstein's, reiterated he was unaware the movie mogul's alleged criminal misdeeds.


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<![CDATA[Lauer Faces New Inappropriate Workplace Relationship Claim]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:53:07 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NUP_178972_0027.JPG

A former "Today" show production assistant says she had a brief, consensual relationship with Matt Lauer nearly two decades ago, explaining she felt too intimidated by his stature to turn down his advances after reaching out to NBC's star anchor for career advice. 

Her account of a secret workplace affair when she was 24 years old and Lauer in his 40s is the latest accusation of sexual misconduct against Lauer, who was terminated from NBC News in November after a colleague's complaint of inappropriate sexual behavior. Other women have come forward with other alleged incidents of sexual misconduct. 

Addie Zinone said that Lauer flirted with her by instant message, asked her to lunch when she asked for career advice then invited her to his dressing room for a quick encounter, the first of several, including one at the 2000 Democratic National Convention — a relationship that began a few weeks before she was scheduled to leave the show.

She said in an account in Variety, which was corroborated with a friend she told at the time and records she kept of the instant messages, that, "even though my situation with Matt was consensual, I ultimately felt like a victim because of the power dynamic." She said she left her subsequent job as a local news anchor in part because she "didn't want to start my career being known one of Matt Lauer’s girls."

"I was in shock," Zinone told NBC News. "One day I'm just a normal, hardworking PA ... and now I'm walking in a cloud of confusion."

Zinone confirmed to NBC News the account she provided to Variety. NBC News also confirmed that she worked at "Today" during the time in question.

A representative for Lauer had no comment on Zinone's account. Lauer has previously said he is "embarrassed and ashamed" and sorry for what he did to hurt people, though he also said some of what he's been accused of is "untrue or mischaracterized."

The Variety report includes print-outs of messages sent between Lauer and Zinone, who arrived at "Today" as an intern in 1999 and said she was close with the other anchors, Katie Couric, Al Roker and Ann Curry. She said she got the following message from Lauer out of the blue, after she accepted a position as an anchor for her hometown station.

"hey … i hope you won't drag me to personnel for saying this. but you look fantastic. i don't know what you have done, or what is going on in your life … but it's agreeing with you. just thought i would mention it," Lauer purportedly wrote. 

He complimented her appearance in another message, then invited her to his room after their lunch, she said.

Zinone later left her job to become a journalist in the Army Reserve, then joined "Access Hollywood." She said that on a day when she was featured on the "Today" show for Veteran's Day years later, Lauer didn't come to work.

Her account of meeting with Lauer in his dressing room is consistent with what others told Variety, which previously reported that Lauer made use of a button under his desk that locked the door to give him privacy for such liaisons.

NBC News management declined to comment on Zinone's account to Variety. A representative has previously said that "current NBC News management was never made aware of any complaints about Matt Lauer's conduct" before hearing from the woman whose account on Nov. 27 resulted in Lauer's termination later that week. 

An attorney for that woman, whose identity NBC News has not reported, told Stephanie Gosk that the network has not done enough to protect the confidentiality of his client. He wrote in a Washington Post op-ed Friday that he's received many questions about her identity, but that she wants to maintain her privacy.

NBC News responded with this statement: "The network has protected the victim's anonymity all along and will continue to do so."



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Hashtag #WorstGiftEver]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 02:08:30 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/216*120/Screen+Shot+2017-12-15+at+5.07.29+AM.png

Jimmy Fallon reads his favorite tweets with the hashtag #WorstGiftEver.



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Kevin Hart and the Radio City Rockettes]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 04:43:20 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/hartScreen-Shot-2017-12-15-at-4.58.26-AM.jpg

Kevin Hart makes his "Tonight Show" entrance with high kicks from the Radio City Rockettes before chatting with Jimmy Fallon about his new baby Kenzo's nicknames and first photo shoot.



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<![CDATA['Late Night': Laura Dern Pays Homage to Carrie Fisher]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:44:04 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/lauraScreen-Shot-2017-12-15-at-4.48.05-AM.jpg

Laura Dern tells Seth Meyers it's "incredible" to be a part of the new generation of "Star Wars" films with so many strong, female characters. She says they had "the greatest muse possible" in Princess Leia, the late Carrie Fisher. 



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<![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:12:43 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/myr_hlt_s5e044_626_acl_20171214-151332286609000002.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at the Federal Communications Commission's vote to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules and the Trump White House's petty dramas.

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<![CDATA['Super-Size Me' Director Admits to History of Sex Misconduct]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:04:01 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/spurlockGettyImages-490893902.jpg

Director Morgan Spurlock, best known for his documentary film, "Super-Size Me," admitted Wednesday to a history of sexual misconduct dating back to his college days, NBC News reported. 

Spurlock, 47, wrote "I am part of the problem,” in a blog post in which he confessed to settling a sexual harassment lawsuit, cheating on all of his romantic partners, including both of his wives, and was accused of rape in college. 

The post was shared from Spurlock's verified Twitter account. A representative for the documentarian declined to provide a comment.

In a tweet after his blog post, Spurlock said he was "seeking help."



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<![CDATA['Late Night': Black Women Axed Moore and Omarosa in 1 Night]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:41:50 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/myr_amber-151324016744600002.jpg

"Tonight Show" correspondent Amber Ruffin says "you're welcome" on behalf of black women for the Democratic win in Alabama's Senate race. She enthusiastically says black women not only got rid of Roy Moore, but they also got rid of Omarosa, "both in one night!"

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<![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at Moore, Bannon and Trump Loss]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:50:44 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/lossScreen-Shot-2017-12-14-at-3.48.54-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at the Democrats' shocking Alabama election victory, which delivered a stunning blow to both Steve Bannon and President Donald Trump.



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Jaboukie Young-White Performs TV Stand-Up Debut]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:34:45 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tjf_jaboukieyoungwhite_20171213-151323901417700002.jpg

Jaboukie Young-White makes his TV stand-up debut with jokes about how his race changes city to city, why millennials are broke and how Donald Trump's presidency makes everyday tasks revolutionary.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': How Black Women Helped Stop Roy Moore]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:25:29 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/blkwomenroyScreen-Shot-2017-12-14-at-3.18.36-AM.jpg

"Tonight Show" correspondent Yamaneika Saunders tells Jimmy Fallon her back and every black woman's back across America hurts from carrying the weight of the election in Alabama. She says black women are as excited as Roy Moore would be if he was allowed back into Limited Too. 



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<![CDATA[Tavis Smiley, Suspended by PBS, Vows to Fight Back]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:45:32 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/smilAP_673656454166.jpg

PBS has suspended radio and TV host Tavis Smiley after finding what it called "troubling allegations" of sexual misconduct, making him the second high-profile star to be ousted from a network known for its high-brow, genteel programming.

The Public Broadcasting Service said Wednesday an independent investigation uncovered "multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS." His show's page at PBS was scrubbed on Thursday.

Smiley shot back on Facebook, saying PBS "overreacted" and calling it "a rush to judgment." He said he has never harassed anyone and claimed one relationship the network uncovered was consensual.


"If having a consensual relationship with a colleague years ago is the stuff that leads to this kind of public humiliation and personal destruction, heaven help us," he said. "This has gone too far. And, I, for one, intend to fight back."

PBS responded to Smiley's accusations by saying it stands by the integrity of the investigation. "The totality of the investigation, which included Mr. Smiley, revealed a pattern of multiple relationships with subordinates over many years," a PBS spokesperson said.

The ouster comes weeks after PBS cut ties with anchor and talk show host Charlie Rose, citing "extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior" by him toward women at his PBS talk show.

Smiley brought rare diversity to late-night TV and has drawn the ire of conservatives and liberals alike for some of his views. He has worked for six networks over a 30-year career. His radio program "The Tavis Smiley Show" was distributed by Public Radio International from 2005 to 2013. He has been with PBS for 14 seasons and some 3,000 episodes.

Smiley also has a development deal with Warner Bros. Television and was working with J.J. Abrams to turn his new book about Michael Jackson's last days and death into a limited TV series. He also has a podcast via PodcastOne.


Smiley was expected to launch a nationwide 40-city tour of a theatrical production next month focusing on the last year of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. "Death of a King: A Live Theatrical Experience" is based on Smiley's 2014 book of the same title and was to start Jan. 15, King's birthday.

"Death of a King" is being produced by Mills Entertainment, which did not respond Thursday to requests for comment. Several of the venues slated to host the show did not respond to queries about whether the show would play as scheduled. One that did, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, said: "We just learned of these allegations and at this time will reserve comment."

Walmart, which had been a sponsor of Smiley's talk show and the upcoming touring theatrical show, cut ties with him. "We take these issues very seriously and are troubled by the recent allegations," the retail giant said in a statement. "As a result, we are suspending our relationship with Mr. Smiley, pending the outcome of the PBS investigation."

Hay House, which distributes the Smiley Books imprint, said all Smiley projects were "on hold" pending an internal review. Smiley had planned in September to release "Leading by Listening: Connecting through Conversation to Transform Your Relationships and Your Business."

The dismissals of Smiley and Rose at PBS follow dozens of firings and suspensions of prominent men who have been accused of sexual misconduct or harassment. The wave began this fall with allegations lodged against Harvey Weinstein and has impacted numerous high-profile TV and media figures, with Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor, journalist Mark Halperin, NPR news chief Michael Oreskes, reporter Glenn Thrush and New Republic editor Leon Wieseltier all felled, among others.

According to Variety, the investigation into Smiley found that he had engaged in sexual relationships with multiple subordinates and created "a verbally abusive and threatening environment."

Smiley in a Facebook post claims PBS "refused to provide me the names of any accusers, refused to speak to my current staff, and refused to provide me any semblance of due process to defend myself against allegations from unknown sources."

AP National Writer Hillel Italie contributed to this report.



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<![CDATA[Goodbye Princess: The Enduring Force of Carrie Fisher]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:02:14 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/210*120/GettyImages-607402204_master.jpg

An air of finality looms over the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi" – and not just in the title.

The installment marks the farewell flesh-and-blood performance of Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa, who first flickered onto screens 40 years ago as a hologram beamed by a droid.

The film, opening Friday, nearly a year after Fisher's death at age 60, marks an opportunity to celebrate the legacy of an actress who gave life to one of moviedom's most iconic characters. The movie, dedicated to Fisher, doesn't represent a goodbye as much as a chance to say thank you.

The most powerful force behind “Star Wars,” particularly for those of us old enough to recall the opening of the original chapter, is memory. That's been the strength and occasional bane of a series rooted its past as much as its future.

We all know the story that started long, long ago: George Lucas's original 1977-1983 trilogy blasted into pop culture history. His 1999-2005 prequel trio landed with a thud.

Disney bought the franchise for $4 billion in 2012. The studio scored with 2015's satisfyingly retro "The Force Awakens" and last year’s excellent one-off "Rogue One," which ended on a note of hope, sounded by a back-to-the-future rendering of Princess Leia.

Judging from early reviews, first time "Star Wars" director Rian Johnson largely succeeded in merging the best of the old and the new with "The Last Jedi."

While more one-offs are in the works, including a young Han Solo flick directed by Ron Howard, the final film in the current trilogy is two years away.

Barring any change of mind on using digital recreations or old footage, "Episode IX" won't include Fisher.

Over the last four decades, we've watched Fisher’s Leia go from a teenage princess asking Obi Wan Kenobi for help to kicking stormtrooper butt to leading the Resistance as a general.

We've also seen Leia's spirit represented in generations of movie heroines from Sarah Connor to Hermione Granger to Wonder Woman and Jedi-hopeful Rey, stars of what are likely to end up as the two biggest action movies to debut in 2017.

Rey is poised to be trained by Luke Skywalker, Leia's brother and presumably the "Last Jedi" of the film's title. The return of Mark Hamill, teased at the end of "The Force Awakens," offers a major draw.

But the biggest cheers filling movie theaters around the world, no doubt, will be reserved for Fisher.

Luke's mentor, Yoda, once said: “Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force."

The sage's words are worth remembering during "The Last Jedi" and the "Star Wars" adventures to come – all riding the enduring wave of hope Fisher and her greatest cinematic creation, Leia, embodied.

Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.



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<![CDATA[Have Mercy! John Stamos to Be a First-Time Dad at 54]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:04:29 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/John-Stamos-and-Caitlin-McHughGettyImages-652497224.jpg

Uncle Jesse is going to be a dad in real life.

John Stamos announced that he is expecting his first child with fiancee Caitlin McHugh, 31.

The 54-year old "Fuller House" star said that he always wanted to be a dad, but wasn't sure if it would happen because of his age.

"People would say, 'You should have a child.' I was like, 'That ship has sailed,'" he told People Magazine.

In October, Stamos proposed to McHugh at Disneyland after two years of dating. He decided to propose after finding out that she was pregnant.

"I said I better have a ring on her finger because it's the right thing to do, and I wanted to marry her anyway," he said. "So I called her parent to ask, and it was like, 'You better!'"



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<![CDATA['Titanic' and 'Die Hard' Among Films Added to Film Registry]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:48:32 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/filmregister.jpg

A band of misfits known as the Goonies, a sinking ship, some baseball ghosts and the unrelenting New York cop John McClane are being added to the prestigious National Film Registry.

The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that the films "The Goonies," ''Titanic," ''Field of Dreams" and "Die Hard" are among the 25 movies tapped for preservation this year.

The library selects movies for preservation because of their cultural, historic or artistic importance.

This year's slate includes the 1987 musical biopic "La Bamba," ''Superman" from 1978, the 2000 thriller "Memento" and 1941's animated "Dumbo."

This year's picks bring the total number of films in the registry to 725. Last year, "The Breakfast Club," ''The Princess Bride" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and "Thelma & Louise" were picked.



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<![CDATA[Anderson Cooper: Trump Taunt on Twitter Wasn't From Me]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:59:31 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/anderson-cooper-trump.jpg

CNN's Anderson Cooper said Wednesday that someone had "gained access" to his Twitter account and sent out a tweet calling President Donald Trump a "pathetic loser."

The taunt from Cooper's verified account came after Trump had tweeted in the wake of Doug Jones' projected win in Alabama's Senate election. Trump noted that he had first backed Roy Moore's primary opponent, Luther Strange.

"Oh Really? You endorsed him you tool! Pathetic loser," Cooper's Twitter account replied.

Cooper later posted that he "just woke up to find out someone gained access to my twitter account" and was investigating.

Until Wednesday, no messages had been posted to his account since Sunday.



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