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Jimmy Fallon thanks YouTube subscribers with 'La Bamba' performance -- VIDEO

To celebrate reaching three million subscribers on The Tonight Show‘s YouTube channel, Jimmy Fallon did what anyone would do: He got his crew together to sing a rendition of “La Bamba.”

Watch the whole performance, including an attempted (and failed) solo by announcer Steve Higgins, below. Usted es el capitán, Jimmy:

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'Saturday Night Live' best host poll: Did Seth Rogen play it too safe? -- VOTE

Perhaps Seth Rogen’s latest Saturday Night Live episode wasn’t especially inspired: it opened with the requisite weed jokes, made fun of his oft-imitated laugh, and leaned on some unnecessary celebrity cameos. But if you love Rogen’s slacker comedy, maybe that was exactly what you tuned in for. At least he didn’t tap dance or juggle torches to prove that he’s not just a funny guy.

Voters in our ongoing third annual Mr. Saturday Night contest will have to decide whether Rogen played it too safe for a guy who was hosting for the third time, or if he delivered exactly what the audience wanted.

Last week’s host, Anna Kendrick, sang her way to the top of the poll, scoring 47.8 percent, nearly twice as much as her nearest competitor, Jimmy Fallon, who looks slightly vulnerable for the first time with 24.8 percent. But who knows if Kendrick’s impressive debut will last: Louis C.K. scored 33.1 percent in his first week, but he sank to fourth in his second frame, with only 8.72 percent. Some of Josh Hutcherson‘s fans took the week off, apparently, as he went from 22.9 to 10.0 percent, still enough to hold third place. Sadly, Melissa McCarthy‘s luck finally ran out after narrowly skirting elimination for three straight weeks; she barely trailed Louis C.K. with 8.70 percent. READ FULL STORY

Here's what the other late-night hosts had to say about Stephen Colbert replacing David Letterman -- VIDEO

The comedy community is busy congratulating Stephen Colbert, who has earned the coveted role of  Late Show host. The news came Thursday afternoon, just one week after outgoing host David Letterman announced his plans to retire in 2015 — and just in time for other late-night hosts to send their regards during Thursday’s new episodes.

Jon Stewart offered the fondest farewell to his Comedy Central colleague, reminiscing about Colbert’s time on The Daily Show with a ridiculous old clip in which both comedians completely blow it because they’re making each other laugh so hard. But Stewart’s ensuing tribute to the man he calls “a very talented actor, writer, dancer, and improvisational comedian” was touching:

“Truly one of the great pleasures of doing this show has been trying to maintain professional composure whilst Mr. Colbert is making me laugh uncontrollably,” Stewart said on last night’s Daily Show. “So, the exciting news today is I no longer need a cable subscription for the privilege of watching Stephen Colbert. Our good friend Stephen Colbert will be heading to CBS to take over the Late Show from, for at least me, the comedian broadcaster who was the best there ever was, David Letterman. Here is the exciting thing for me — I think Stephen Colbert is up for the challenge. So while we wish Dave the absolute best for a well-earned retirement, there’s no greater joy than seeing a genuinely good man who works as hard as he can every day and deserves all the success in the world actually get that success. For Stephen, we’re just thrilled. Here’s what I’m looking forward to — to be able to walk down Broadway and to look up at the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee and see the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon and Stevie Nicks re-create 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around' -- VIDEO

When the incomparable Stevie Nicks made an appearance on The Tonight Show Wednesday, playing one or two of her hits just wasn’t going to be enough for Jimmy Fallon. The musically-inclined host planned something much more memorable — re-creating the music video for “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” Nicks’s 1981 duet with Tom Petty.

Fallon assumes Petty’s role — shaggy blond wig, floral shirt, and all — while Nicks proves she’s still got it, not to mention a sense of humor. Here’s Fallon’s version:

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Anne Hathaway debuts as a lounge singer on 'Jimmy Fallon' -- VIDEO

Let’s start with the good: Anne Hathaway sounded great when she stopped by the Tonight Show Tuesday to sing old-timey versions of hip hop songs, accompanied by Jimmy Fallon on piano. (Like an earlier installment of this series featuring Ariana Grande, the bit was technically introduced as “Broadway versions” of rap tunes — but that just seems inaccurate.)

The not-so-good: The bit maybe isn’t exactly…funny? It’s too bad for Hathaway, who could use a silly viral video right about now. That said, elsewhere on the show she gave a charming interview, explaining to Fallon how those pictures where she looks like she’s drowning in the ocean were blown entirely out of proportion, thanks to paparazzi.

We’re all guilty here, guys. Watch the Princess of Genovia perform below:

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Jimmy Fallon gives Top 10 reasons why David Letterman is retiring -- VIDEO

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The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to retiring Late Show star David Letterman with an homage to one of the comedy legend’s most iconic bits: The Top 10 List.

Fallon called his late-night competitor “one in a million” before delivering the sendup, The Top 10 Reasons Why David Letterman Is Retiring, which includes:

10: Wants to quit while he’s still able to compete on Dancing With the Stars.
9. Made millions selling crack to Rob Ford.
8. Time slot was getting too “Jimmyesque.”
7. He’s not retiring — he’s “consciously unhosting.”
6. Stop! Hammock time!
5. Hillary/Letterman 2016!
4. After 31 years, finally got through to the Obamacare website!
3. One word: E-loprah
2. Jay Leno needs a partner for next season’s Amazing Race.
1. Jimmy Fallon is stealing his bits.

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The real Sarah Palin chats with Jimmy Fallon's Vladimir Putin -- VIDEO

Russian president Vladimir Putin is seeking advice from Sarah Palin. At least, Jimmy Fallon’s Putin wants to hear what the “mama grizzly” has to say.

On Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show, Fallon mentioned the current tensions in Ukraine, and the recent phone call President Obama had with Putin over Russia’s attempted takeover of Crimea. Little did we know, but there was also a second phone conversation, one between Putin and someone who had predicted his invasion of Ukraine back in 2008: Palin.

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'Saturday Night Live' best host poll: Unvarnished Louis C.K., pure and simple -- VOTE

A lot of guest hosts use Saturday Night Live as a platform to showcase hidden talents, like action stars who also sing, or actors who can do backflips. Good for them, but sometimes it’s nice to see the host stick to what he does best. Perhaps, that’s why I appreciate Louis C.K.’s stints on SNL so much. His monologues are straight-up versions of his stand-up — like George Carlin used to do — and even his sketches make use of the Louie character he’s cultivated on TV. If you like Louis, chances are you enjoyed the most recent SNL. If his brand of humor leaves you cold, well, maybe it was a long night.

Louis is the latest host to take a shot at Jimmy Fallon, who has an enormous (insurmountable?) lead in our most recent Mr. Saturday Night poll. In fact, Fallon’s support jumped 13 points after Lena Dunham‘s SNL debut, a polarizing episode that left the Girls star in a disappointing third place. The Josh Hutcherson grass-roots campaign continues to thrive, as the Catching Fire player held steady in second place. Melissa McCarthy finished in fourth again, but she’ll be hard-pressed to fight off elimination two weeks in a row.  READ FULL STORY

Late Night Highlight: Over 20 years later, Joan Rivers returns to 'Tonight Show' -- VIDEO

It’s been a while since Joan Rivers has been allowed on The Tonight Show. When the comedian — Tonight‘s permanent guest host from 1983 to 1986 — was given her own late night show at Fox, Tonight host Johnny Carson retaliated by banning his protégée from ever appearing on his program again. The Fashion Police host stayed away through the Leno, Conan, and second Leno administrations, only making her first Tonight reappearance during new host Jimmy Fallon’s first episode — and her first full comeback last night.

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Jimmy Fallon impersonates Bill Cosby, in front of Bill Cosby -- VIDEO

Jimmy Fallon took his special rapport with other celebrities — or is that total fanboy fawning? — to a new level last night when Bill Cosby stopped by The Tonight Show.

When the comedy legend took the stage, Fallon admitted that he can’t help but break out his Cosby impersonation while in his presence. “Because when I talk to you,” the late-night host said, pausing between words, “I…slow…everything…down….” Fallon even broke out those famous Cosby Show dance moves. The only thing he was missing, in fact, was a Cosby sweater:
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