<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Top Stories]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Sun, 29 Nov 2015 21:46:19 -0500 Sun, 29 Nov 2015 21:46:19 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Tonight': Thank You Notes to Kids Table, Tofurky]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:25:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tonight+Show+Thank+You+Notes+to+The+Kids+Table+Tofurky.png “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon pens thank you notes to cranberry sauce, second cousins and other things.]]> <![CDATA[Late at Night on NBC]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:00:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP24762024125.jpg

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<![CDATA[Jimmy Fallon, Rashida Jones Sing Holiday Parodies ]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:25:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tonight+Show+Jimmy+Fallon++Rashida+Jones+Sing+Holiday+Parodies+of+Taylor+Swift+Rihanna+Drake.png “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and Rashida Jones perform holiday-themed parodies of 2015's biggest songs, with cameos from Queen Latifah and Eric Nally from "Downtown.”]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Worst Christmas Presents]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:26:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Late+Night+The+Worst+Christmas+Presents+They+Ever+Got+Each+Other.png “Late Night” host Seth Meyers and his family talk about the worst presents they’ve ever given each other for Christmas, including a pink cowboy hat.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:49:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Late+Night+Giving+Thanks+on+Thanksgiving.png “Late Night” host Seth Meyers gives thanks for the people and things he holds dear.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight' NFL Superlatives: Bears and Packers]]> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:53:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tonight+Show+NFL+Superlatives+Chicago+Bears+and+Green+Bay+Packers.png “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon hands out superlatives to Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers NFL players.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight': Kid Dictionary With Nathan Lane]]> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:57:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tonight+Show+Kid+Dictionary+with+Nathan+Lane.png “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and Nathan Lane first watch clips of kids defining words, then take turns guessing what the children were describing.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Alternative Thanksgiving Day Parade]]> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:13:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Late+Night+Alternative+Thanksgiving+Day+Parade.png "Late Night" host Seth Meyers looks at the promo of the Alternative Thanksgiving Day Parade.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Uzo Aduba on Starring in 'The Wiz!' with Mary J. Blige]]> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:11:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Late+Night+Uzo+Aduba+on+Starring+in+The+Wiz+with+Mary+J+Blige.png Uzo Aduba tells "Late Night" host Seth Meyers what it was like working with stars like Mary J. Blige in "The Wiz!"]]> <![CDATA[Wu-Tang Sells Sole Copy of New Album]]> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:06:34 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4908639841.jpg

Wu-Tang's new album ain't nothing to...mess with.

The 90's rap group sold a lone copy of its new album, "Once Upon A Time in Shaolin," for millions to an undisclosed buyer.

"We hope that the impact of this historical sale will echo through the ages and maybe remind us every now and then that music is a great art form that should be valued as such," Robert Fitzgerald Diggs aka RZA, Wu-Tang Clan founding member, said. 

The online auction house did not reveal the purchase price for the one-of-a-kind album but did say the "figure is in the millions," according to the press release. The mysterious buyer is not allowed to "commercialize" the album for 88 years. 

In 2013, the album was completed by the group's surviving members and has been kept in a vault at the Royal Mansour hotel in Marrakech, Morocco, since.

The auction house, Paddle8, collaborated with the group and MoMa in March to play a never-before-heard 13 minute snippet of the album. 

The album's sale beat out the auction's highest sale record of a rare recording of Elvis' first song that was sold to The White Stripes frontman Jack White for $306,000.

A hand-carved box holds the album and its accompanied by a 174-page leather-bound manuscript printed on designer parchment. 

The sale seems appropriate coming from a rap group that once said: "Cash Rules Everything Around Me."

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<![CDATA['Tonight Show': Pros and Cons of Thanksgiving]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:14:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tonight+Show+Pros+and+Cons+of+Thanksgiving.png “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon weighs the good and bad of celebrating Turkey Day with family and friends.]]> <![CDATA[Adele, Fallon: 'Hello' With School Instruments]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:27:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tonight+Show+Jimmy+Fallon+Adele+The+Roots+Sing+Hello.png Adele joins “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in the Tonight Show Music Room to perform "Hello" with classroom instruments.]]> <![CDATA[Oliver Platt Is Bracing for His 1st Chicago Winter]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:59:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Late+Night+Oliver+Platt+Is+Bracing+for+His+First+Chicago+Winter.png Oliver Platt talks to “Late Night” host Seth Meyers about gearing up for his first winter in the Windy City of Chicago.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Ferrera's Vegas Trip With 'Superstore' Cast]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:00:15 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Late+Night+America+Ferrera%27s+Crazy+Vegas+Trip+with+the+Cast+of+Superstore.png America Ferrera tells “Late Night” host Seth Meyers about her trip to Las Vegas with the cast of “Superstore."]]> <![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: Will Smith]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:32:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/topEnt-AP_830181963579.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Redmayne Talks Transgender Role in 'The Danish Girl']]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 13:19:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DanishGirl-thumb.jpg Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne discusses his role as Lili Elbe, the first known person to undergo gender reassignment surgery. "The Danish Girl" is in theaters Nov. 27, 2015.]]> <![CDATA[Sarah Palin: U.S. Can't Filter 'Bad Guys' From Refugees]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 08:23:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/PalinLateNight-NUP_171832_0047.jpg

Sarah Palin doesn’t trust the federal government’s vetting process of Syrian refugees.

“There’s no way to filter out those who’d want to do this country harm,” she told “Late Night” host Seth Meyers on Monday.

Meyers asked Palin why there was so much resistance from governors to accept Syrian refugees. At least 31 governors said they opposed the resettlement of refugees from the war-torn country in their states following the Paris attacks that killed 130 people on Nov. 13.

“Their message is not ‘we don’t want Syrian refugees,’” Palin said. “Their message is ‘what is the vetting process? How do we know these are the innocents that are coming over and actually needing aid and they’re not the bad guys infiltrating under the guise of refugees?’”

Meyers reminded the former governor of Alaska that there is an 18 to 24 month vetting period refugees need to pass before being accepted, and, even with that in place, there would never be a fool-proof way of weeding out potential terrorists from real refugees.

“You should not trust what the federal government is telling you about the 18 to 24 month vetting process,” Palin said, adding that freedom is a foundation of being American.

“That’s why people are so desperate to come here,” Meyers said, calling the rejection of refugees fear-based. “I do think they want to come here to enjoy the same things you and I are lucky enough to enjoy.”

Palin agreed, saying freedom is “an exceptionalism we’re all blessed with.”

“It’s just unfortunate that as we know, as we saw in Paris, there are some people, though, want to get to a country to do harm,” she said.

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<![CDATA['Tonight Show': Box of Lies with Adele]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:37:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tonight+Show+Box+of+Lies+with+Adele.png “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and Adele take turns trying to stump each other about what items are hidden inside their mystery boxes.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show': Dictionary Definitions 'Money,' 'Pumpkin Beer']]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:34:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tonight+Show+Dictionary+Money+Pumpkin+Beer.png “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon takes a look at the latest definitions added to existing words in the dictionary, like "karaoke" and "tryptophan."]]> <![CDATA['Late Show': Sarah Palin Talks Syrian Refugees]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:29:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Late+Show+Sarah+Palin+Talks+Syrian+Refugees.png "Late Show" host Seth Meyers talks to Sarah Palin about why governors are trying to block Syrian refugees from entering their states.]]> <![CDATA['Late Show': Jeb Bush's Christianity Test for Syrian Refugees]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:25:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Late+Show+Jeb+Bush%27s+Christianity+Test+for+Syrian+Refugees.png "Late Show" host Seth Meyers looks at Jeb Bush's proposed Christianity test for Syrian refugees.]]> <![CDATA['Wizard of Oz' Dress for Sale]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 05:47:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP969171107376.jpg

If you have $1 million to spare, you could own a piece of movie history.

The iconic blue-and-white gingham pinafore dress worn by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz" could become one of the world's most expensive costume dresses if it sells at auction Monday.

The dress is one of the very few complete "Dorothy" costumes still in existence, according to Bonhams, which is set to auction the dress Monday.

Researchers with the company believe at least 10 dresses were made for the film, but most were recycled by MGM and used in other films.

Bidding starts at $1.2 million at Bonham's "Treasures from the Dream Factory" sale in New York.

Other items up for auction include Steve McQueen's racing suit from "Le Mans," Marilyn Monroe's red saloon gown from "River of No Return" and Warren Beatty's trench coat and hat from "Dick Tracy."

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<![CDATA[Spike Lee's ‘Chi-Raq’ Makes World Premiere Sunday]]> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 21:22:48 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-477813206.jpg

Spike Lee's controversial film “Chi-Raq” will make its world premiere Sunday night in Chicago.

The film's title, a portmanteau of "Chicago" and Iraq," has garnered significant criticism throughout the production process.

Area politicians, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said the title denigrates residents of Englewood and surrounding areas, where the movie was filmed by comparing their neighborhoods to war-torn Iraq.

The film’s IMDB page describes the movie as a “modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.”

In the movie, a group of women organize to take a stand against the violence after a child is killed by a stray bullet, according to IMDB.

The film’s stars include Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Teyonah Parris, John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson.

Several of the movie's cast members attended a service led by Father Michael Pfleger, a supporter of the film, at Saint Sabina Church on Sunday.

Lee spoke at the service and addressed skeptics head-on. “Chicago, you gotta deal with the truth,” Lee said. “These numbers don’t lie. So you can dig your head in the sand and say ‘Spike’s from New York he don’t know what he’s talking about,’ but the truth is the truth no matter where you come from,” Spike said.

The invite-only premiere will be held at the Chicago Theatre. “Chi-Raq” will be released in select theaters Dec. 4.

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<![CDATA['SNL' Pokes Fun at Carson's Refugee Views]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:33:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-498290248.jpg

"Saturday Night Live" started with "Fox and Friends."

The crew likened videos of Wal-Mart shoppers on Black Friday to Syrian refugees coming into the country. 

"Syria's always been good to me," Brian Moynihan said before talking into his cellphone -- mistaking Syria for Apple's Siri.

Jay Pharoah played a soft-spoken Ben Carson.

"Sorry if I seem revved up about this," Pharoah said with a monotone as the presidential candidate about the vetting process for refugees.

"All refugees will be given mad libs that says 'death to blank,'" Pharoah explained. "Anyone that writes 'America' will not be allowed in America."

Faux Carson said in close to a whisper President Obama made him so angry it was enough to "flip his top."  

When asked why Carson appeared so calm, he responded: "Oh I'm like a koala bear. I may seem nice on the outside but on the inside, I've never held an elected office."

The refugee issue and other political hot topics resurfaced in a later bit where a family gathered at the table for Thanksgiving could only stop bickering for one thing: Adele. A recording of her song "Hello" was enough to get everyone to stop yelling at each other and instead stand up and sing along. 

Adele performed later on "SNL" as the musical guest. 

Matthew McConaughey hosted and in his monologue riffed on the origin of "alright, alright, alright," his famous catch phrase from "Dazed and Confused."

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<![CDATA[WATCH: 'Funny or Die' Spoofs NBC’s 'Chicago' Trilogy]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 20:16:24 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-496399540.jpg

NBC recently premiered “Chicago Med,” completing the Dick Wolf trilogy of the “Chicago” franchise. However, the shows’ creators may need to consider adding a fourth drama thanks to a "Funny or Die" parody called “Chicago Sanitation.”

The spoof takes viewers through a rollercoaster of emotions as workers try to juggle life, love, and garbage.

The humorous take on NBC’s hit shows features quotes like: “You sort garbage better than anyone on this team. Why can’t you sort out your life?”

The video wraps up by teasing the “newest” shows of the “Chicago” series you may (or may not) see on NBC’s upcoming lineup.

Photo Credit: Getty Images
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<![CDATA[Box Office Preview: 'Mockingjay - Part 2']]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:07:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_bop1119_1500x845.jpg "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" hits theaters this week.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show': Fallon Interviews Jindal (Aziz Ansari) ]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 03:25:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tonight+Show+Jimmy+Fallon+Interviews+Bobby+Jindal+Aziz+Ansari+About+Ending+His+Campaign.png “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon talks to former GOP presidential candidate Bobby Jindal (Aziz Ansari) about suspending his campaign for now. ]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Fred Armisen Recaps 'The Originals']]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 03:14:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Late+Night+Fred+Armisens+Extremely+Accurate+TV+Recaps+The+Originals.png Fred Armisen gives his hilarious, extremely accurate TV recap of “The Originals."]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show': Secret Handshake With Bieber]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 03:10:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tonight+Show+Secret+Handshake+with+Justin+Bieber.png “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and Justin Bieber greet each other with their elaborate secret handshake.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Josh Hutcherson on Living in a Hotel with Co-Stars]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 03:08:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Late+Night+Josh+Hutcherson+on+Living+in+a+Hotel+with+His+Hunger+Games+Co-Stars.png Josh Hutcherson tells “Late Night” host Seth Meyers about his experience of living with his “Hunger Games” co-stars in a hotel.]]> <![CDATA[Fred Armisen Recaps 'Into the Badlands']]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 06:47:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Late+Night+Fred+Armisens+Extremely+Accurate+TV+Recaps+Into+the+Badlands.png Fred Armisen gives his hilarious, extremely accurate TV recap of “Into the Badlands."]]> <![CDATA['Tonight' NFL Superlatives: Cardinals, Bengals]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 06:50:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tonight+Show+NFL+Superlatives+Cardinals+and+Bengals.png “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon hands out superlatives to Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals NFL players.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight': Come Dance With Jennifer Lawrence]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 06:48:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tonight+Show+Come+Dance+with+Us+with+Jennifer+Lawrence.png “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and Jennifer Lawrence show clips of an instructional dance video starring two dancers that look just like them.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Closer Look at Syrian Refugee Debate]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 06:48:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Late+Night+A+Closer+Look+at+The+Syrian+Refugee+Debate.png “Late Night” host Seth Meyers takes a closer look at the current debate involving Syrian refugees.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show' NASCAR 500 Race in Rockefeller Plaza]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 03:32:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/The+Tonight+Show+NASCAR+500+Race+in+Rockefeller+Plaza.png “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon, Justin Bieber, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and The Roots' Tariq each pair up with a driver competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship - Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch - to compete in a relay race through Rockefeller Plaza.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Meyers Hosts a Republican Debate]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 03:16:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Late+Night+Republican+Debate.png "Late Night" host Seth Meyers moderates a Republican presidential debate featuring all the candidates.]]> <![CDATA['Tonight Show' Pros and Cons: Obama Joins Facebook]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 03:10:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/219*120/Pros+and+Cons+Obama+Joining+Facebook.png "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon weighs the good and bad of Barack Obama becoming the first president of the United States to have a personal Facebook page.]]> <![CDATA['Late Night': Fred Armisen's Extremely Accurate TV Recaps ]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 03:06:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Fred_Armisen_s_Extremely_Accurate_TV_Recaps_Haven.png Fred Armisen does his hilarious "extremely accurate" recap of "Haven."]]> <![CDATA[Behind the Scenes: Macy's Holiday Peanuts Display]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:14:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/charlie-brown-window.jpg To mark the 50th anniversary of the Peanuts Christmas special, each Macy's window depicts a scene from the show. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how it was put together.

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<![CDATA[Final Part of 'The Hunger Games' Premieres]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 10:21:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_hungergames1116_1500x845.jpg The blockbuster franchise, "The Hunger Games," wraps up this week with the release of "Mockingjay: Part 2." ]]>