Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon poked fun at the late-night rumors swirling around them in a music video that aired between their back-to-back NBC shows Monday night.
In a spoof of the romantic ballad Tonight from West Side Story, Leno, who was backstage at the Tonight show on the West Coast, and Fallon, in his Late Night office in Manhattan, serenaded each other by cellphone.
Fallon plaintively asked Leno if they’re still friends, despite reports that Fallon will soon displace Leno as Tonight host. Leno assured him they are.
Then the number began, with the duo warbling, Tonight, tonight, who’s gonna host Tonight’? ... Why do they say we fight?
And the big finish: Tonight, tonight, who cares who hosts Tonight’? People just watch online the next day!
New Bravo series look at marriages
Bravo has new series coming on two sides of marriage: the newlywed year and divorce.
The network said Tuesday that a new series, Newlyweds: The First Year, debuts May 6 and profiles four couples from their wedding day until their first anniversary.
Another series, with the working title Divorce Diva, is about a woman who tries to help splitting couples manage the breakup without an expensive court fight.
China to lend hand with ‘Transformers’
Michael Bay’s Transformers robots are shaping up again with an assist from China.
Paramount Pictures announced a deal Tuesday with China Movie Channel and Jiaflix Enterprises to help on the production of Transformers 4, the next installment in the director’s blockbuster franchise.
According to the agreement, China Movie Channel, which is overseen by the Chinese government, will help select filming sites in China, and with theatrical promotion and possibly post-production work there.
It also will work with the filmmakers on casting Chinese actors in the movie, which stars Mark Wahlberg and is due out in June 2014.
‘20,000 Leagues’ to film in Australia
The Australian government has announced that Walt Disney Studios will film the movie remake of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in Australia.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Tuesday that the government will pay producers $22.6 million to make the movie in Australia.
The announcement comes after The Wolverine starring Australian actor Hugh Jackman recently wrapped filming in Sydney.
Gillard said the The Wolverine created more than 1,750 jobs, contracted more than 1,027 Australian companies and generated more than $80 million in investment.