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Chris Hemsworth Talks Being PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, Wages Water War with Jimmy Fallon

Originally posted 01/14/2015 08:00AM

You don't get a membership card, but being PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive does come with some perks.

And Chris Hemsworth is reveling in them, as he told Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night.

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Watch Jimmy Fallon's Perverted Pictionary Fail (VIDEO)

Originally posted 01/09/2015 04:30PM

Jimmy Fallon is a man of many talents – drawing footlong hot dogs is not one of them.

When the The Tonight Show host, 40, teamed up with Golden Globe nominee J.K. Simmons for a game of Pictionary on Thursday, he left his guest befuddled.

Beholding Fallon's first attempt, all Simmons, 60, could say was, "Wow."

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Ohio State vs. Oregon: Jimmy Fallon Asks Puppies to Predict Football Championship

Originally posted 01/08/2015 11:15AM

Jimmy Fallon and puppies: What more do you even need?

Well, how about football, too?

On Wednesday's The Tonight Show, Fallon called upon a snuggly pack of golden retrievers to look into the crystal (okay, metal) chow bowl and determine who will win the 2015 college championship between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Oregon Ducks.

As ever, the starting line-up consisted of Brad Johnson, Kyle McAdams, Mary Kennedy, Ted Mooney, Roger Blain, Lisa Armstrong and Gary Frick, Jr. (the heir to Fallon's dog Gary Frick, who predicted – unfortunately, alas – the 2012 Presidential election in favor or Republican Mitt Romney).

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Bradley Cooper Channels Neil Young in Tonight Show Air Guitar Riff (VIDEO)

Originally posted 01/06/2015 12:05PM

[YOUTUBE "R1dW8M4EqYY"] Bradley Cooper has been hiding a secret talent!

On Monday, the two-time Oscar nominee – rocking a truly questionable hat-wig combination – revealed to Jimmy Fallon that he plays guitar.

Air guitar.

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Gabrielle Union Talks About Her Wedding, Bringing Tuna Casserole to Prince (VIDEO)

Originally posted 12/02/2014 09:30AM

Married folk: What was your favorite part of your wedding? The dress? The cake? The ceremony? Seeing your husband- or wife-to-be at the other end of the aisle?

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What Does Jay Leno Think of Jimmy Fallon's Work on The Tonight Show? | Jay Leno

Jay Leno: I Miss The Tonight Show – But Jimmy Fallon Is 'Terrific'

Originally posted 11/30/2014 09:30AM

Nearly 10 months after stepping down as host of The Tonight Show, Jay Leno is finding ways to fill his time – but says he misses the show that he helmed for 4,610 episodes.

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Who Was Johnny Carson's Least Favorite Tonight Show Guest? | Bob Hope, Johnny Carson

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New Book Reveals Johnny Carson's Least Favorite Tonight Show Guest: Bob Hope

Originally posted 11/06/2014 01:40PM

Richard Zoglin is the author of Hope: Entertainer of the Century, published this week by Simon & Schuster and cited by reviewers as the definitive biography of the comedy legend. In its current issue, PEOPLE singles it out as the book of the week. Here, an excerpt from the work.

Viewers of The Tonight Show during the 1970s and '80s might have assumed that Bob Hope was one of Johnny Carson's favorite guests.

No one appeared on the show more often than the comedy legend, and his guest appearances clung to a familiar, almost comical ritual. He would walk out to the strains of his theme song, "Thanks for the Memory" – sometimes unannounced, supposedly a "surprise" guest.

After some banter with Johnny, sprinkled with Hope's obviously prepared gag lines, he would introduce a reel of taped highlights from his upcoming special. Then he would scoot away, always with somewhere urgent to go.

One of those who grew tired of the routine was Johnny Carson.

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Joan Rivers, Johnny Carson & the Bumpy Road to Tonight | Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers, Johnny Carson & the Bumpy Road to Tonight

Originally posted 09/04/2014 03:15PM

Joan Rivers, who died on Thursday, was one of late-night television's true pioneers. And inextricably tied to her legacy of trailblazing is her relationship with The Tonight Show, and the long shadow that Johnny Carson cast over her career.

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Watch Out, Jimmy Fallon: Stephen Colbert Can Sing (and Dance), Too! | Stephen Colbert

Watch Out, Jimmy Fallon: Stephen Colbert Can Sing (and Dance), Too!

Originally posted 04/13/2014 08:30AM

Jimmy Fallon joked on Twitter that Stephen Colbert will need to change his first name to Jimmy when he joins the ranks of late-night talk show hosts next year, but he might not be smiling once the Colbert Report star settles into David Letterman's chair.

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