Did Jimmy Fallon Plead The Fifth When Asked About Justin Timberlake and Brittany Spears’ 2002 Relationship?


When you enter the studio of Andy Cohen’s “What What Happens Live,” you have to know that there is a chance you will have to play the game, Plead the Fifth. Jimmy Fallon, host of “The Tonight Show,” was the latest celebrity to take on the game.

In the game Andy asks the celebrity three questions and you can only plead the fifth to one of those questions, you must answer the other two. If you are unfamiliar with the term, to plead the fifth means to invoke the right that allows witnesses to decline to answer questions where the answers might incriminate them. In other words, they don’t have to answer the question.

Andy started off asking Jimmy who he would marry, shag or kill, using his rival late night talk show hosts as the options. Andy offered up Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden and Stephen Colbert. Of course, Jimmy didn’t plead the fifth to that one. He opted to marry Colbert, shag Kimmel and kill Corden.

“I’m friends with all of them. I’m trying to think who would be least mad if I killed them,” Jimmy said.

Then came the big Justin/Britney question. However, instead of asking Jimmy why Justin and Britney broke up, he asked him did Justin ever confide in you about why they broke up. All Jimmy had to do was respond, “yes.” So Jimmy didn’t have to plead the fifth and now we know, that he knows, the reason for the pop stars split. But we’ll never know.

“I didn’t phrase that question correctly,” Andy said.

“Yeah you screwed up there. Now you can’t go back now,” Jimmy responded.

Then finally, when asked if there was a celebrity he had ever blacklisted from “The Tonight Show,” Jimmy said, “No, everyone is invited to come on my show.” And with that, Jimmy survived Plead The Fifth, without having to plead the fifth.

After his appearance, news broke that Jimmy’s mother, Gloria, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4 and the late night host would be canceling taping of “The Tonight Show,” for the week. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jimmy and his family.

Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.

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