Late-Night Lately: Ariana Grande's Snapchat Duet, Kristen Wiig as the 'Bachelorette,' Bryan Cranston's Acting Lesson

8:00 AM 7/16/2016

by THR Staff

THR's Late-Night Lately rounds up the best sketches and guests with a look at what's to come next week.

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The Hollywood Reporter's Late-Night Lately is a one-stop shop for all of the most memorable moments of late-night TV, coming to you each Saturday morning to ease you into your weekend.

So fill up your coffee, set your DVR for the week and sit back. Below are a few of the week's best, funniest and strangest late-night moments you can't afford to miss.

— Compiled by Jennifer Konerman

  • Ariana Grande, Jimmy Fallon Perform Snapchat Duet

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    Ariana Grande has another hidden talent: She can run through all the filters on Snapchat and still look amazing.

    The pop singer teamed up with Jimmy Fallon for a hilarious (and sometimes terrifying) Snapchat duet of her hit “Into You.” Grande tries out the viking (with beard), bee, toast face and does a super-strange face-swap with the Tonight Show host, all the while lip-syncing their way through the Dangerous Woman single.

  • Kristen Wiig Pretends to Be 'The Bachelorette' on 'The Tonight Show'

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    On Wednesday, Kristen Wiig continued her tradition of pretending to be famous figures for her Tonight Show interviews. This time, the actress pretended to be The Bachelorette star JoJo Fletcher, claiming her name is short for "JoJosephina." 

    Wiig, as usual, was hilariously oblivious as to JoJo's real life and The Bachelorette in general. For instance, when Fallon asked her about what happens in the fantasy suites, Wiig's JoJo replied, half-asking, "The fantasy suites? That's where I go on dates?" 

    Fallon showed Wiig's JoJo pictures of the final four contestants, but she didn't seem to know any of their names, making up monikers for the contestants. Chase McNary was dubbed "Deucey," while Jordan Rodgers, whom Wiig's JoJo claimed was a huge Star Wars fan, was dubbed "JorJor Binks."

    Fallon took a few minutes to promote Ghostbusters and showed a clip from the Sony reboot, with Wiig playing along saying, as JoJo, that she was excited to see the movie that she's heard good things about.

  • Bryan Cranston, Stephen Colbert Explore Acting Without Any Subtlety

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    Bryan Cranston loves playing characters who are subtle in revealing themselves to the audience, he told Stephen Colbert on Monday night.

    The Late Show host agreed, but noted, "I think the test of a great actor is, can you play the opposite? A poorly written character that just kind of walks in and awkwardly announces his entire backstory?"

    The Infiltrator actor was put to the test with a segment called "Too Much Exposition Theater," in which he rocked a top hat, an eye patch and an elaborate mustache, and explained a ton about his character with an accent during a "casual but very informative chat" with Colbert.

  • Bill O'Reilly Tells 'Late Night' Martin Luther King Wouldn't Have Been Involved With Black Lives Matter

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    Bill O'Reilly adamantly defended his boss, Roger Ailes, Wednesday night when he stopped by Late Night with Seth MeyersThe outspoken Fox News personality said the recent sexual harassment allegations leveled against his boss by former employee Gretchen Carlson are false: "I stand behind Roger 100 percent."

    Calling Ailes "the best boss I've ever had," O'Reilly added: "In this country, every famous, powerful or wealthy person is a target. I'm a target. You're a target. At anytime, someone could come out and sue us, hack us, go to the press, anything like that. And that's a deplorable situation." 

    O'Reilly also talked about his dislike for the Black Lives Matter movement. "It's a destructive movement in my opinion," O'Reilly told Meyers. "If you look at the Black Lives Matter leadership, it's a movement that's based upon America is inherently an evil country based on white superiority. And they don't want to solve the problem, they want to break the system down." 

    "Dr. Martin Luther King was the best American patriot for the advancement of civil rights ever," O'Reilly said. "He never would been in Black Lives Matter because it's too volatile."

  • Kristen Wiig and Seth Meyers "Clear the Air" on 'Late Night'

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    Seth Meyers and Kristen Wiig have known each other for a decade, and the Late Night host thought it was about time they forgave each other for past problems they've had in a segment called "Seth and Kristen Clear the Air."

    Meyers apologized for not responding to Wiig's emails right away, and Wiig's apology jokingly revealed that she had always thought Meyers spelled his last name "Miyerrhzzz." She also thought his name was Beth this whole time. 

    As they continued to ask each other for forgiveness, Wiig said she had sold Meyers' name to a Japanese energy drink that cures male impotence. That's not all. Wiig once dosed Meyers with LSD. "I thought sending you on a psychedelic journey would be really funny," she said.

    "My son's face transformed into Larry King's face," said Meyers. "Do you think that's funny?"

    "A baby with old man face wearing suspenders? I actually don't think there's anything funnier," said Wiig. 

  • Late-Night Lineup: July 17-23

    Monday, July 18
    The Late Late Show with James Corden: Star Trek Beyond's Zachary Quinto joins James Corden to discuss the new film and perhaps address his thoughts on the news that John Cho's Sulu has been revealed to be gay

    Tuesday, July 19
    Watch What Happens Live: Ghostbusters stars Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones join Andy Cohen in the clubhouse. 

    Wednesday, July 20
    Conan: O'Brien kicks off his week at Comic-Con with the cast of HBO's Silicon Valley.

    Thursday, July 21
    Conan: Supergirl's Melissa Benoist and The Flash's Grant Gustin join Nick Kroll and Weird Al Yankovic during TBS' star-studded Comic-Con week. 

    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Senator Elizabeth Warren and Billy Eichner join Colbert as the Republican National Convention heats up in Cleveland, or what Colbert is calling it: "The 2016 Trumpublican Donational Coventrump." 

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