Thursday, February 7, 2014 Jay Leno passed the torch on to Jimmy Fallon, the new host of The Tonight Show host, as he said farewell after 22 years. “I don’t like goodbyes. NBC does, I don’t,” said Leno. He joked, “Well, tonight is our last show for real. I don’t need to get fired three times, I get the hint.”
In 1992, Billy Crystal was Leno’s first interview therefore it only seemed fitting that he be the last. “You were America’s nightlight. You helped us through good times and bad,” said Crystal, who sang “So Long Farewell” from the “Sound of Music.”
The goodbyes ranged from Sandra Bullock, Garth Brooks, Mark Wahlberg, Oprah and a great many other celebrities and legends.
In his farewell speech Leno said that many people have asked him why doesn’t he go to another network. After losing his mother, father and brother Leno said that he considers the NBC staff his family. Leno said he couldn’t imagine being with any other group of people.
Jimmy Fallon will take over The Tonight Show on February 17, 2014. In a taped he told Leno, “If a big story every breaks and you have your head full of jokes, you can always come home to the Tonight Show.”
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved ones and what Movieguide is calling, “Tremendous! One of the best Christian movies ever made.” Grace Unplugged releases on Blu Ray combo and DVD February 11, 2014.
Valentine’s Day is centered around your loved ones. It is a day to recognize how important they are. Watching Grace Unplugged is the perfect way to celebrate love and devotion. Stars like Toby Mac and Mandisa, have watched the movie and are voicing their admiration for the fantastic film.
The Los Angeles Times said, “The key to its success: a smartly measured script by Brad J. Silverman…Ultimately, the movie’s you-can-have-it-all resolution…is not only uplifting but well-earned.”
AJ Michalka plays Grace – a teenager who is struggling to find herself. Along the way she is presented with obstacles and temptations that make her question her relationship with God and the morals she was raised on. Grace’s father, played by Desperate Housewives star James Denton, experimented with drugs and alcohol during his days as a rock star. He tries to convince his daughter that she is making the wrong decisions in life. Ultimately, the love for God and family prevail.
Bring Grace Unplugged into your home and celebrate the love you have for God and your family. Click here for more details.
Noah is the the latest film from director Darren Aronofsky, known for such significant artistic accomplishments as Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream. As with any Hollywood movie, you can expect some creative interpretations of the original story accompanied by extra drama and special effects. Russell Crowe and Emma Watson star as Noah and Ila, his adopted daughter. One of the most anticipated movies of 2014, Noah is set to hit theatres and IMAX on March 28th.
Peter “Pete” Seeger, 94 years-old, died of natural causes January 27, 2014. Seeger is considered to be one of the pioneers of contemporary folk music. He popularized songs like “This Land is Your Land” and “We Shall Overcome” and wrote famous hits like ”If I Had a Hammer” and “Turn, Turn, Turn.”
Seeger began his career in the late 1930s. “I come from a family of teachers, and I was looking for a job on a newspaper and not getting one,” he said in an interview with CNN. “I had an aunt who said, ‘Peter, I can get five dollars for you if you come and sing some of your songs in my class.’ Five dollars? In 1939, you would have to work all day or two days to make five dollars. It seemed like stealing.” But Seeger said he took his aunt up on the offer. “Pretty soon I was playing school after school, and I never did work on a newspaper,” he said “You don’t have to play at nightclubs, you don’t have to play on TV, just go from college to college to college, and the kids will sing along with you.”
And the rest is history. Seeger went on to make folk music his own genre by not allowing any stereotypes pin him to any specific tune or beat. The singer-songwriter will go down in history as a legend that paved the way for musicians around the world.