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Kermit the Frog sings 'It's Not Easy Being Green' -- with help from Jimmy Fallon: VIDEO

Jimmy Fallon snagged the St. Patrick’s Day booking for the Tonight Show last night — Kermit the Frog.

Kermit is currently making the publicity rounds for Muppets Most Wanted, and stopped by Fallon’s show Monday night to sing his classic song, “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” It’s all very sweet and melancholy and nostalgia-inducing… until Fallon — green beer in hand — shows up mid-song to remind Kermit that March 17 is actually the easiest day of the year to be green.

And with that, the duo got positive. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

'Jeopardy!' champ Arthur Chu's winning streak ends -- VIDEO

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He can’t win ‘em all, apparently. Arthur Chu’s 11-game Jeopardy! winning streak ended Wednesday when he wagered everything on an incorrect Final Jeopardy! answer.

But losing isn’t so bad — Chu is still walking away with his earnings from more successful games, which come to a total of $297,200. Pocket money, you know.

Chu won the third highest of any Jeopardy! contestant, following number one winner Ken Jennings and David Madden at number two. Chu’s success came partly from his strategy of jumping around the game board and finding Daily Doubles before his fellow contestants, which has earned him a villainous reputation — one that he’s embraced.

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Jon Hamm photobombs tourists on 'Tonight Show' -- VIDEO

Watch your back, George Clooney: You’re not the only star who smolders and loves a good practical joke.

On Monday, Jon Hamm followed up his recent Saturday Night Live cameo by participating in a new Tonight Show bit. As Jimmy Fallon explained, the show had had asked tourists to pose on the “Top of the Rock” — the roof of the building where Fallon tapes — for pictures that would be used to promote Rockefeller Center. Naturally, people agreed — but when it came time to say “cheese,” Hamm appeared behind them, striking the perfect pose to ruin enhance the shot.

Watch below, and ponder whether you’d ever forgive yourself if you were that close to Don Draper and didn’t even know it:

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Lindsay Lohan teases possible 'Mean Girls' reunion on 'Tonight Show', has water war with Jimmy Fallon -- VIDEO

It’s the power of Oprah: This is the Lindsay Lohan people want to see.

The actress stopped by the Tonight Show last night to promote her upcoming reality show, which premieres on OWN this Sunday. Lohan charmingly giggled her way through a light discussion about being a selfie-taking pro, as well as her new life in New York.

But the big bombshell was Mean Girls-related. (That’s the very best kind of bombshell.) As anyone who’s been on the Internet recently is aware, the beloved high school comedy’s 10th anniversary is next month. And, according to Lohan, when she was backstage with Tina Fey before Fallon’s first Tonight Show, the two spoke about doing some kind of reunion. Viral-happy Fallon instantly volunteered to host the shindig on his show. So fetch.

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'Supernatural' recap: It's complicated

 Sam and Dean are still in the midst of their brotherly spat, but the Winchesters weren’t the only dynamic duo having relationship troubles in this week’s episode of Supernatural. The other pair of embattled buddies? None other than the Ghostfacers, who made their reappearance this week after a five-season (!) absence.

As you might be able to guess, it wasn’t exactly a happy reunion between the brothers and “supernaturalists”/official pains in the rump Harry (Travis Wester) and Ed (A.J. Buckley). In fact, Ed and Harry were probably the last people Sam and Dean expected to encounter while investigating the case of a girl who died after capturing the image of a mysterious being in a selfie. But it turned out Ed and Harry had picked up the case while tracking a mysterious being known as ThinMan.  And while it wasn’t idea to be working with the Ghostfacers around, Sam and Dean had no choice but to find a way to co-investigating without being tempted to off the mouthy duo. (Actually, it was mostly Dean who had to restrain himself.) READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother': That Mother twist has to be a red herring. Right?

[Serious spoiler alert if you haven't seen Monday's How I Met Your Mother]

Monday on How I Met Your Mother, fans were brought 10 years into the future, where Ted and the Mother were recounting old stories. Ted revealed that Robin’s mom came to her wedding after all, which was a surprise to the whole gang. The Mother countered that this wasn’t really a surprise: “What mother is going to miss her daughter’s wedding?” Cue Ted tears.

As my colleague Sandra Gonzalez noted in her recap, the scene seemed to imply that the Mother dies in the future — and that’s why Ted started telling his kids this whole nine-year-long story in the first place. This theory isn’t exactly new; it’s been floating around fan pages online for years. (In many of the predictions, Ted then gets together with Robin.) But, to me at least, it always seemed unlikely. Well, not anymore! READ FULL STORY

'Daily Show' welcomes new correspondent in appropriately meta segment -- VIDEO

As of yesterday, the best damn news team in America has a new member: Jordan Klepper, an Upright Citizens Brigade veteran who happens to look a lot like the vast majority of SNL‘s new featured players (read: blandly handsome; white). The Daily Show — which, in the fairly recent past, has come under fire for a lack of onscreen and behind-the-scenes diversity — made a joke of this in Klepper’s very first segment Monday night, naming him the program’s new Senior Caucasian Correspondent. And naturally, the self-referential humor didn’t stop there.

Theoretically, Klepper’s Caucasian-ness made him the perfect choice for a piece focusing on the situation in Crimea. In practice, the poor guy was so nervous that he ended up turning the entire segment into a self-conscious commentary on his own situation as a new member of the Daily Show family — culminating in a fourth-wall busting act that might have gotten Klepper the ax if, you know, it hadn’t been planned. Nicely done, Jordan; we’re sure Dad is very proud of you this morning.

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'How I Met Your Mother' recap: Mom's the word

Tonight’s episode of How I Met Your Mother may have stopped short of confirming our worst fears about the Mother’s fate in this heartfelt tale, but it certainly planted enough seeds to have me preparing for a real gut-punch come finale time.

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Oscars 2014 review: Who were the real heroes of an endless night?

Despite a terrifically loose Ellen DeGeneres, the first half of the Oscars was the type of slog that makes you wonder if your friends who don’t watch TV are onto something.

Last night got off to a dreadfully slow start — Ellen’s great monologue aside, which included that surprising and just-this-side-of-cruel dig on Liza Minnelli. From the beginning the show was almost fatally crippled by the thick-with-self-regard theme of “Heroes in Hollywood.” That meant puffy, poorly edited montages of  animated heroes, action heroes, and those ordinary among us who commit quiet acts of heroism (you know, average Joes like Abraham Lincoln and Muhammad Ali). Amy Adams spoke for all of us suffering quietly at home when she got caught checking her phone during Harrison Ford’s snoozy line reading of some Best Picture nominees.

The choice to have Bette Midler sing her old weepy “Wind Beneath My Wings” after the In Memoriam montage felt cheap and manipulative. (The segment producers could take notes from the elegance of Bill Murray, whose introduction of Harold Ramis as a 6th Best Cinematographer nominee was as poignant as it was understated.) And I think I speak for parents everywhere who cursed the whole production for holding Idina Menzel’s performance of “Let It Go” until the end after we promised our young children they could stay up and watch. (#John Travolta, you’re a mess.)

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Jimmy Fallon takes on office games with LeBron James -- VIDEO

Is this what we have to look forward to in Space Jam 2?

Probably not. Still, Jimmy Fallon added another notch to his viral video belt on Thursday’s Tonight Show when he joined guest LeBron James for “Wastepaper Basketball” — a perfectly ’80s ode to the wonderful office time waster, set to the music of Kurtis Blow.

The intentionally dorky video deserves special mention for rhyming “super fly” with “IT guy,” as well as for the uber-dated graphics interspersed with the duo shooting hoops (a.k.a throwing paper into a trash can). Somewhere, the Jim Halperts of the world are getting inspired.

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