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Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon go to summer camp on 'Tonight Show'

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon donned wigs and braces for a Tuesday Tonight Show sketch that involved the two acting like teenage boys who just can’t stop singing Third Eye Blind’s “Jumper“—even despite their counselor’s pleas to stop.

The two have performed the “Camp Winnipesaukee” sketch before, with previous versions featuring Timberlake and Fallon belting out fellow throwback hits Toto’s “Africa” and Hootie and the Blowfish’s “Only Wanna Be With You.” READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon, Oprah Winfrey star in a soap opera (with vocal effects)

Many people don’t remember this, but back in the ’80s, Jimmy Fallon and Oprah Winfrey starred in a soap opera together. The two played a husband and wife on Midnight Meadows, which was almost as popular as Days of Our Lives.

To refresh everyone’s memory, Fallon played a clip from the ’80s hit when Winfrey stopped by the Tonight Show. Apparently, it wasn’t just a soap opera, but rather a soap opera with vocal effects.

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The year late-night got it right... and dodged another meltdown

Was it really as simple as getting rid of Jay Leno?

For the longest time, late-night television was a battlefield. Beginning with Johnny Carson’s retirement in 1992—which set up the Leno/Letterman divide that would define the landscape for two decades—and best epitomized by the disastrous 2009 Tonight Show handover and subsequent takeback from Conan O’Brien, late-night has always been a bloody zero-sum conflict that inflated every minor change to the equation into a major tectonic shift.

NBC so bungled the Leno/O’Brien transition that when rumors began to emerge in early 2013 that the last-place network was planning to push top-rated Leno out for good and hand the keys to the Tonight Show to the younger, cooler Jimmy Fallon, another fiasco seemed inevitable. While the whispers grew, Leno fanned the flames on his show, making jokes about being knifed in the back by NBC execs. No one thought he would go quietly, and his critics, late-night rivals, and the other networks waited gleefully for another wave of schadenfreude. READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon and Ricky Gervais crack up during 'Lip Flip'

Jimmy Fallon and Ricky Gervais participated in Fallon’s Tonight Show bit “Lip Flip” Tuesday night, and things got dirty.  READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: EW's Best and Worst of 2014, starring Entertainer of the Year Jimmy Fallon

It’s our favorite time of year again: list-making season!

To celebrate, this week’s Entertainment Weekly dives deep into 2014 to give you our rundown of the year’s best and worst in pop culture. Movie critic Chris Nashawaty ranks the year’s top films (we see you, Boyhood and Guardians of the Galaxy) and calls out some bad ones (two too many volumes, Nymphomaniac!); TV critics Jeff Jensen and Melissa Maerz rave about Transparent and Fargo but refuse to Wanna Marry Harry; the music team reps Lana Del Rey and St. Vincent while rejecting Robin Thicke; and the books staff relishes Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven and Smith Henderson’s Fourth of July Creek yet would rather not remember Ruth Reichl’s Delicious!.

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Benedict Cumberbatch tries to get Jimmy Fallon to say 'booty' on 'The Tonight Show'

Benedict Cumberbatch had a case of the giggles Monday night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon while playing the show’s new game, Three-Word Stories.

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Jimmy Fallon plays Pyramid with Jeff Daniels, Usher, and Nick Jonas

If there are things to be learned from Monday night’s game of Pyramid on the Tonight Show, they include that Jeff Daniels can dance his heart out and that Nick Jonas kind of sucks at knowing gangster movies.

In this round of the classic game, Daniels partnered up with Usher and gained a strong lead thanks to Daniels’ willingness to go all-in on the twerk as Usher guessed various dance moves. It looked like Fallon got a dud of a partner as Jonas failed to recognize seminal gangster movies such as Scarface, Goodfellas, The Usual Suspects, and The Godfather.  READ FULL STORY

John Oliver shoots salmon at Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman, everyone else in TV

Last Week Tonight called in a few friends for its final episode of the year, uniting all of television, and a few film stars, under one idea all audiences can enjoy—celebrities being hit in the face by salmon.

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Jay Leno makes first 'Tonight Show' appearance since retiring

Last night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, former host Jay Leno came by—not just as a guest, but as a performer. Following waves of applause, Leno performed a brief standup set, feigning surprise when Jimmy Fallon called him to the couch for an interview.

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Matthew McConaughey and Jimmy Fallon throw footballs at each other's faces

Matthew McConaughey seems like the right celebrity to enlist to toss around a football, and that’s just what Jimmy Fallon did on the Tonight Show. Only their game of “Facebreakers,” named because they are aiming at panes of glass adorned with each other’s faces, was pretty competitive. Though McConaughey starts out strong, soon it’s Fallon’s to lose, and by the end, who’s keeping count anyway.

But the true joy of this is watching McConaughey talk to himself before a throw: “Got to settle down, McConaughey; hang on one second, babe.” Later McConaughey makes some Wolf of Wall Street-esque noises. Watch the video below. READ FULL STORY

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