Common on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Common was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and sat down for a fun interview that talked Oprah and Michael Jordan.

Oprah of course because Common left her hanging at the Oscars in the most hilarious moment of the night (en route to his win with John Legend for “Glory”.)

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Common saves face by explaining what he was thinking to Kimmel below.

He also recalls the well-known tale of being a ball boy for Michael Jordan, but Common adds a new story from those times too.

And finally, he was also on Jimmy Kimmel to promote his new movie — the first time I’m hearing about this, might I add — Run All Night with Liam Neeson and Ed Harris. Common will play an assassin contracted by Ed Harris’ character to find and kill Liam Neeson. You can see an exclusive clip of Common’s role at the end of the video above, which reveals Common doesn’t have great negotiating skills, ha! The full trailer is below. I’m in on this one. Liam Neeson and a movie-long chase scene? How can you not be?

Kenny and Warren G “Regulate”

I was waiting for Jimmy Kimmel Live’s new #MashupMonday series to involve a rapper and this was about as great and unforeseen choice and combo that I could have imagined.

Kimmel teamed up Warren G with saxophonist Kenny G for a rendition of “Regulate”. This means that Kenny G dazzles with his soprano sax over Nate Dogg’s smooth hook. The smoothness of the song in general, performed well by Warren G too, is very adaptable for the sax and I was honestly grooving in my seat watching this. The awesomeness of this needs no more words… so just watch above.

Kimmel was on fire the whole night actually as Kobe Bryant was a guest and his reaction to the viral Lakers post-game interview the other night after beating the Celtics was absolutely absolutely priceless. (that’s right, 2 absolutely’s.)

And actually, the whole show is pretty much going up here. Chrissy Teigen was the other guest and she has a magic trick. Then, Guillermo at the Oscars was probably the best red carpet interviews I’ve ever seen, ha!

Morris Day & the HAIM “Jungle Love”

For those in the 20-something generation like myself, when you think of Morris Day & the Time is it really wrong to instantly think of Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back?

Because that’s what I thought of when I saw that the band was performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live as part of his new Mashup Mondays series that combines 2 bands into 1 cleverly titled new band. Last night it was Morris Day & the Time with HAIM… wait for it… Morris Day & the HAIM.

I love puns and I approve this one. I also approve their performance of “Jungle Love”, which found the girls swinging and shuffling along as well. Funky.

Celebs Read Mean Tweets: Music Edition #2

Everyone loves Jimmy Kimmel’s Celebs Read Mean Tweets series and with the Grammys now less than a week away, here’s a music-only edition with hip hoppers like Drake, Childish Gambino, Wiz Khalifa, and Iggy Azalea in the mix with a lot of other big-name musicians.

My favorite of those 4: Wiz’s mean tweet was pretty funny.

Childish Gambino on Jimmy Kimmel Live

The late nite circuit was great for hip hop last night. Hit the previous post for Joey Bada$$ on Fallon and scroll below for Childish Gambino’s 2-song performance of “Sober” and “3005”.

Both songs are catchy and great choices for the late night stage. I enjoyed Gambino’s wilin’ out as “Sober” progressed. I also enjoyed the guitar solo at the end, and the timpani making a powerful appearance in “3005”. Note the timpani.

Bobby Shmurda “Hot Boy” on Jimmy Kimmel

The song of the summer is not dead!

Bobby Shmurda and the Shmurda Team invaded Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to perform “Hot Boy” and the video is above ICYMI.

Lowkey, I pressed play to see if Shmurda would toss the hat. How does he not toss the hat???