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In a Pickle: Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers Pass the Late Night 'Torch'

UpdatePosted 01/29/2014 12:00PM

Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers Pass the Late Night Torch – in Hilarious Fashion

Originally posted 01/29/2014 09:00AM

Seth Meyers is preparing to take the reins of Late Night from Jimmy Fallon when the latter moves to The Tonight Show, and Fallon had his successor on the show Tuesday night for an important tradition: the passing of the Late Night pickle.

This isn't just Fallon being Fallon, however: Apparently it's a real, longstanding Late Night tradition. David Letterman's staff gave the pickle to Conan O'Brien when he inherited the show, and O'Brien gave it to Fallon when he took over.

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Jimmy Fallon Would Love to Be a 'Punk Rock' Postal Worker | Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon Would Love to Be a 'Punk Rock' Postal Worker

Originally posted 01/28/2014 09:00AM

Just so you know, Jimmy Fallon has a fallback idea, a Plan B if taking over The Tonight Show, his dream showbiz job, doesn't work out.

In an interview with himself, for the March Men's Health, the smartly comedic Fallon, 39, offers a charming heart-to-heart chat, noting he's ready to become a mail carrier – he already took the test – if his historic gig on the NBC talk show falls apart when he takes over for Jay Leno on Feb. 17.

In addition to wearing shorts in the summer, "You also get to drive that vehicle that should be illegal in the United States where the steering wheel is on the other side," Fallon says gleefully of the government perks of going postal. "They have no rules. They are the punk rock of government jobs."

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Who Does Jimmy Fallon Credit as His Guru?

Jimmy Fallon: Mentor Lorne Michaels 'Helped Me With Everything'

Originally posted 01/08/2014 07:30AM

Jimmy Fallon takes over The Tonight Show next month, yet the still-humble late-night host makes it clear who deserves the biggest thank-you for his success: Saturday Night Live mentor Lorne Michaels.

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Check Out NBC's First Tonight Show Promo with Jimmy Fallon

NBC Debuts First Tonight Show Promo with Jimmy Fallon

Originally posted 01/06/2014 12:30PM

Heeeeeere's … Jimmy!

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PHOTO: Jimmy Fallon's Daughter, Winnie, Is Ready for New Year's Eve | Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon's Daughter, Winnie, Is Ready for New Year's Eve

Originally posted 12/31/2013 02:45PM

Looks like somebody's all revved up to celebrate the start of 2014.

Jimmy Fallon's daughter, Winnie, has an expression on her face that says, "Bring on the festivities!"

The doting dad posted a pic of his 5-month-old on Instagram, captioning it, "I heard 2014 is gonna be more fun than 2013."

For Winnie, the new year will bring lots of firsts – solid food! Crawling! Walking! Talking!

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Melissa McCarthy Talks to Jay Leno About Elle Cover Controversy

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Melissa McCarthy to Jay Leno: Controversial Elle Cover Was Meant to Evoke 'Walk of Shame'

Originally posted 11/02/2013 03:20PM

Melissa McCarthy's ELLE magazine controversy now has a name: Jacket Gate.

The Mike and Molly star laughed with Jay Leno on Friday as she discussed the fallout over her choice to sport a large Marina Rinaldi coat on the cover of ELLE's Women in Hollywood issue.

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Jane Lynch Chokes Up Remembering Cory Monteith

Originally posted 07/18/2013 08:15AM

Jane Lynch fought back tears as she remembered Cory Monteith as a big-hearted soul in an emotional appearance Wednesday on The Tonight Show.

"He was a really bright light in our family, and we've lost a really great guy," the actress, 53, said of her Glee costar, who died last weekend at age 31.

Lynch said Monteith was always grateful for having been given the chance to act on Glee, and he shared that good fortune with others.

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Seth Meyers Will Replace Jimmy Fallon as Host of Late Night | Seth Meyers

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Seth Meyers Will Replace Jimmy Fallon as Host of Late Night

Originally posted 05/12/2013 05:00PM

It's official!

Seth Meyers will replace Jimmy Fallon as the host of Late Night.

"We think Seth is one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation. His years at SNL's 'Weekend Update' desk, not to mention being head writer of the show for many seasons, helped him hone a topical brand of comedy that is perfect for the Late Night franchise," NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said Sunday.

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Late Night Battle Royal: Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno Come Out Swinging – in Song (VIDEO)

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Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno Come Out Swinging – in Song

Originally posted 04/02/2013 08:15AM

It had to happen. Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon, the former reportedly about to be replaced as Tonight show host by the latter, have come to blows. Blowing out their lungs in song, that is.

In a terrific and remarkably good-natured spoof that is getting high-profile play – not bad for anybody's ratings – Fallon's Late Night show opened on Monday night with his getting a call from Leno, who had just wrapped up his Tonight show.

"Hey, kid. How you holding up?" Leno, in L.A., asks Fallon, whose desk in his New York office is strewn with newspapers reporting the NBC late-night-host succession.

Fallon, 38, said he's okay and inquired how Leno, 62, was. "Yeah," says the 20-year Tonight veteran. "I'll live. I've been through this before, y'know. Got to admit, I'm a little sick of this."

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Jessica Simpson: It's Hard Being Pregnant in Heels | Jay Leno, Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson: It's Hard Being Pregnant in Heels

Originally posted 03/13/2012 08:20AM

Jessica Simpson took her maternity wardrobe to new heights Monday night – with her footwear.

"We're waddling at this point," the expectant star, 31, told Jay Leno on Monday's Tonight Show. "I'm wearing six-inch heels today, and it's a lot of weight to carry on six inches."

Although Simpson, who recently went behind her dad's back to bare all for ELLE, says she's not quite ready to give birth to her baby girl, she's already preparing for the worst.

"Labor is really going to hurt," says the mother-to-be, whose new show Fashion Star premieres Tuesday (9:30 p.m. ET) on NBC. "I have so much respect for my mom and all the women across the world."

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