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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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Anne Hathaway Disputes 'Drowning' Rumors, Sings Snoop Dogg With Jimmy Fallon

Anne Hathaway Disputes 'Drowning' Rumors, Sings Snoop Dogg With Jimmy Fallon

Originally posted 04/09/2014 09:10AM

Rumors of Anne Hathaway's near-demise have been greatly exaggerated.

The star appeared on Tuesday's Tonight Show to talk with Jimmy Fallon about photos from January that seemed to show the actress in some nautical trouble.

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Watch: Idina Menzel Sings Frozen's 'Let It Go' Perfectly – with Classroom Instruments

Originally posted 03/04/2014 10:00AM

You've seen "Let It Go" performed by a 9-year-old. You've seen it performed in Times Square. You've even seen it performed by Adele Dazim. But you've never seen it like this.

Frozen star Idina Menzel stopped by The Tonight Show Monday night, and took the film's Oscar-winning ballad out for a spin in Jimmy Fallon's patented Classroom Instruments Cover Method, which instantly turns any song into an exercise in homespun cuteness.

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Is He Crazy? Jimmy Fallon Takes a Polar Plunge in Chicago | Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon Takes a Polar Plunge in Chicago with Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Originally posted 03/02/2014 12:30PM

Live, from Lake Michigan, it's Swimmy Fallon!

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Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon: A History of the 'History of Rap'

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon: A History of the 'History of Rap'

Originally posted 02/22/2014 03:00PM

When Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake get together, it can only mean one thing: time to set your DVR.

Whether it's The Barry Gibb Talk Show on Saturday Night Live, "#Hashtags" and "Evolution of End Zone Dancing", we know that when these two team up it's going to be magic.

But the real magic happens when they team up to perform the "History of Rap."

The pair offered up Part 5 on the Tonight Show on Friday, and, indeed, it was awesome. But it made us want to take a look back at Parts 1-4.

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