[Blind Gossip] How does TV Guy do it? He works a full-time job… has a wife and little kids at home… and yet he still has the energy to party solo until the wee hours of the morning!
Wait a minute. This all sounds so familiar. Didn’t we tell you a similar story last year?
Why, yes we did! And here’s a fun fact for you: the last story just happened to have taken place at the EXACT same time and the EXACT same location as this story! Our TV Guy is nothing if not consistent.
Despite his seemingly boundless energy, TV Guy really shouldn’t stay out so late. After all, a lack of sleep could lead to a case of the sniffles.
Glug glug. Sniff sniff.
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[Optional] What is it going to take for him to stop?
TV Guy: Jimmy Fallon
Drunkster Jimmy Fallon is at it again!
If you read Blind Gossip regularly – or if you are one of the people who have witnessed his drunk, bumbling, stumbling antics at 3:00 am on a weeknight at various New York City bars – you already know that late night host Jimmy Fallon has a serious problem with the bottle.
Of course, his network is denying it. From The New York Post:
NBC worried Jimmy Fallon’s boozing got ‘out of control’
Jimmy Fallon was warned to cut back on his boozing by NBC chiefs following a series of bizarre late-night accidents, according to multiple insiders.
An NBC insider said of the funnyman, “There were fears that Fallon was out of control and something could happen while he’s out drinking. Things got so serious at one stage that execs feared that Jimmy was splitting up with his wife over his drinking, but they patched things up.”
The beloved “Tonight Show” host’s recent allegedly alcohol-aided antics include tripping on a rug at home and nearly severing his ring finger on a table in June 2015. Then he chipped his tooth “trying to open medicine for his injured finger” a few months later. In October 2015 he cut his hand on a bottle of Jägermeister. In September of this year a “very drunk” Fallon was seen alone at an NYC punk bar at 3 a.m, which sparked more NBC concerns.
Another Fallon source said, “He is a heavy drinker. He sees himself as somebody who needs image rehabilitation.” But, we’re told by another friend, “He knows he needs to be responsible. He has two kids. He has cut back on his drinking.”
The first source said that, while Fallon’s show is No. 1, a few key staff members have left to work for CBS rival James Corden. “Fallon is insanely jealous of Corden,” the source continued. “There’s been some upheaval, and Jimmy hasn’t handled it well. He’s at the top of his game, but he’s insecure.” Fallon has parted ways with his longtime publicist and just hired Brad Pitt’s crisis p.r. manager.
But Fallon has the full backing of NBC, and his contract was extended to late 2021.
Bob Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, told us, “Jimmy is one of NBC’s biggest assets, and we’re extremely proud that ‘The Tonight Show’ continues to be the late-night leader in all metrics, including ratings and social-media awareness. He’s in a class by himself, and we’re also looking forward to him hosting the Golden Globes in January. As a producer and star he delivers over 200 hours of television a year, and any suggestion that we have concerns about his behavior or have given him any kind of ‘warning’ is completely false.”
He delivers 200 hours of television a year! He can’t have a drug or alcohol problem! He’s beloved! Nothing to see here! Move along!
My, the denial runs deep with these people.
Notice that nobody is mentioning Jimmy’s little sniff sniff problem. That’s a whole ‘nother unfunny ball of wax.
By the way, the bar that we were talking about in the original blind item (and that is simply called a NYC punk bar in the article) is Manitoba’s. It’s located in the East Village and is one of Jimmy Fallon’s favorite bars for late night drinking… and bathroom sniffing.
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