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Spike TV, Jimmy Fallon team up for 'Lip Sync Battle' TV series

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Jimmy Fallon’s lip-sync battles have become one of his most recognizable and anticipated segments. Now, Spike TV is turning those intermittent appearances on Late Night and The Tonight Show into a series.

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U2 plan weeklong stay at 'The Tonight Show'

Clearly U2 don’t agree that absence makes the heart grow fonder. READ FULL STORY

Jay Leno to return to 'The Tonight Show' as a guest

Jay Leno is going to have to get used to being on the other side of the desk when he returns to the Tonight Show.

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Barbra Streisand to make rare late-night appearance on 'Fallon' Monday

Start kvelling. Barbra Streisand, who only infrequently pays late night shows a visit, will be the only featured guest on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show Monday, according to NBC. The singer, who is promoting an album of duets titled Partners, will be on hand Sept. 15 for what the network is billing as a “night of talk, comedy and performance.”

NBC is touting this as Streisand’s first guest appearance on a U.S. late night talk show in over 50 years, having last been a Tonight Show guest in 1963. She did, as The Hollywood Reporter noted, make a brief cameo on David Letterman’s The Late Show in 1994. (In 1993, Jay Leno sent Richard Simmons to report live from Streisand’s New Year’s Eve show at the MGM Grand and showed a clip of her performance.)

Streisand’s album, due out Sept. 16, features duets with the likes of Michael Bublé, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Blake Shelton, and Josh Groban. Somehow it seems likely that Fallon might decide to duet with her as well.

Neil Young and Jack White booked for 'The Tonight Show'

One of Jimmy Fallon’s most well-known characters is his impression of Neil Young. But on May 12, the host of The Tonight Show won’t need to don the hat and wig — the rock legend himself will be appearing on the late-night show.

Well, not by himself — Young will be joined by Jack White, who worked with the Canadian icon on his new album, A Letter Home. White, meanwhile, has his own new album to promote, Lazaretto, due in June.

Bonus reason to stay up late Monday night: Louis C.K. will also be appearing on the episode.

The Tonight Show airs weeknights at 11:35 ET on NBC.

Jimmy Fallon passes the baton -- err, pickle -- to Seth Meyers -- VIDEO

In 2009, Jimmy Fallon received a pickle from Conan O’Brien when Fallon took over The Late Night reins.

And now that Fallon is moving on to The Tonight Show, he gave the pickle to new Late Night host Seth Meyers. Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

Jay Leno was 'blindsided' by Conan replacement, but thinks Fallon on 'Tonight' makes 'perfect sense' -- VIDEO

How did Jay Leno really feel in 2009, when NBC revealed its master plan to hand The Tonight Show over to Conan O’Brien? The comedian doesn’t mince words in an upcoming interview with 60 Minutes, telling Steve Kroft that the decision took him completely by surprise. “I was blindsided,” he says, according to CBS News.

And though Leno adds that he never asked his corporate overlords to explain their reasoning, hearing he was being replaced felt like being rejected by his girlfriend: “You know, you have a girl [who] says, ‘I don’t want to see you anymore.’  Why? You know, she doesn’t want to see you anymore, okay?”

This time around, though, Leno seems much more at peace with the network’s machinations — even though, as the host notes in the clip below, he “probably would have stayed [on Tonight] a little longer” if he had his druthers.

That said, Leno adds, “it’s not my decision” — and he believes that bringing in “an extremely qualified young guy” like Jimmy Fallon, whom Leno likens to “a young Johnny [Carson],” makes “perfect sense.” So maybe this isn’t a happy ending for Leno — but at least it’s one he can understand.

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Jimmy Fallon talks 'Tonight Show': First guests? Will Smith and U2

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A month before he takes over NBC’s The Tonight Show from Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon hosted a room full of reporters at a Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour panel. To help facilitate the transition (and possibly to unscrew Leno from the host chair), Fallon will appear on Leno’s last installment of The Tonight Show on Feb. 6 before relocating the L.A.-based talk show to New York for his Feb. 17 debut. Here are some highlights from Fallon’s Q&A during and after the session, which also included new Tonight Show executive producer Josh Lieb. READ FULL STORY

Watch the first promo for Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' -- VIDEO

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NBC has released the first promo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which will debut Feb. 17. It highlights the passing of the baton throughout the years (yes, even Conan). Watch it below.

Seth Meyers takes over Fallon’s desk at Late Night on Feb. 24. READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon announces 'Late Night' special Jan. 5

Jimmy Fallon has announced a two-hour primetime special via — what else? — his Twitter feed. The Best of Late Night will air Jan. 5 from 9-11 p.m. ET.

It’s anyone’s guess as to how he’ll manage to cram five years’ worth of solid-gold ridiculata into just two hours! Seems daunting.

As we know, Fallon will replace Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show following the Sochi Winter Olympics in February.

Jimmy Fallon reveals his lunar 'Tonight Show' logo

This is really happening, people.

Late Night host Jimmy Fallon has just tweeted out the logo for his revamped Tonight Show, premiering next February after the Olympics on NBC. The all-caps letters are reminiscent of Fallon’s Late Night logo. The full orb may be making you thirsty for a beer. It seems more modern than current Tonight host Jay Leno’s own logo — and it’s also got approximately 90 percent more moon.

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Paul Rudd, John Goodman, Jimmy Fallon to host 'SNL' in December

Saturday Night Live has lined up its next three host/musical guest combos — a group of returning favorites that includes perennial favorites like John Goodman, Jimmy Fallon, and Justin Timberlake.

Anchorman 2 star Paul Rudd will host for the third time Dec. 7, with returning musical guest One Direction. Rudd last appeared on SNL in 2010, hosting with musical guest Paul McCartney; the British boy band first appeared on SNL in 2012. Their next album, Midnight Memories, drops Nov. 25.

On Dec. 14, the show will welcome back host John Goodman — who has hosted the sketch show 12 times already, albeit not since 2001. (Time capsule alert: The musical guest on Goodman’s last show was Ja Rule.) This time around, he’ll be joined by Grammy-winning band Kings of Leon, making their third SNL appearance. Goodman currently stars on Alpha House, Amazon’s first scripted series. The Kings’ latest album, Mechanical Bull, was released Sept. 24.

And Dec. 21’s special Christmas episode will feature a pair of ringers: Host Jimmy Fallon and musical guest Justin Timberlake. Fallon, a former SNL cast member, currently hosts NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and will take over The Tonight Show on Feb. 17. Though he has hosted SNL only once before (in 2011), he’s made several cameo appearances since leaving the show in 2004. Timberlake, meanwhile, will make his fifth appearance as musical guest — and his second in 2013 alone. Both he and Fallon have won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for hosting SNL in the past. Earlier this year, the pair also collaborated for a special Late Night event called “Timberweek,” which featured new Timberlake sketches, performances, and/or interviews on five consecutive episodes.

Melissa McCarthy's inside guide to the talk show circuit

Which late night host has such slippery floors that Melissa McCarthy “consider[s] it a victory” if she doesn’t fall? Which one did the Heat star once mistake for a lookalike? And who does McCarthy think was born to helm a network talk show?

Find out in this clip from the actress’s interview with Entertainment Weekly managing editor Jess Cagle, which aired this week on EW’s Sirius XM channel. Bonus: You’ll also get to hear a quick snippet of Jess’s ace Leno impression.

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