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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.

Jimmy Fallon's first 'Tonight Show' guests include Justin Timberlake, Michelle Obama

It’s no secret that U2 will be the first musical guest to take the stage when The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon premieres Feb. 17, but now they have some company. Viewers who tune in during Fallon’s first week can expect to see performances by Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and more. Additionally, Fallon will feature a stacked lineup of non-musical guests, including Jerry Seinfeld and first lady Michelle Obama.

Read on to find out who’s scheduled to stop by during the first week of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:

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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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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

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