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'30 Rock' cast reminisces on 'Jimmy Fallon' -- VIDEO

Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, and Jack McBrayer, all hanging out with Jimmy Fallon and telling behind-the-scenes stories about 30 Rock? And at some point, every one of them does a Tracy Morgan impression?

I want to go to there.

Last night, the principal cast of the celebrated NBC sitcom — 97 Emmy nominations, nerds! — visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, getting together for the first time since 30 Rock‘s wrap party in December. Their whole 26-minute appearance is worth watching, especially for the backstage tidbits. In the first part of the interview, for example, Jordan — er, Morgan — enthuses about that legendary wrap party, likening it to a Caligula-style orgy and saying that it gave him an opportunity to make out with every member of the show’s cast and crew. (Fallon: “Even with Alec?” Morgan: “Especially with Alec! I’m pregnant right now!”)

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Jimmy Fallon's Black Simon and Garfunkel tackle Rihanna's 'Diamonds' -- VIDEO

Hello, Black Simon & Garfunkel, our old friends — you’ve come to sing to us again.

In 2011, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon introduced a new bit in which a pair of Simon & Garfunkel soundalikes — a.k.a. Captain Kirk Douglas and ?uestlove of house band The Roots — performed mournful, harmonic covers of pop songs. Since then, the duo has tackled tunes including Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.”  Last night, they took the stage again to put their stamp on Rihanna’s “Diamonds.” This minute-long clip is enough to make me think that Black S&G should just go ahead and release a full album:

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Jimmy Kimmel's playing with the big boys, getting a haircut from Jennifer Aniston -- VIDEO

As the old showbiz saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it — and if it works at midnight, it’ll probably work at 11:35 p.m.” So it’s no surprise that last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live — the first episode to air directly opposite The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman — didn’t exactly reinvent the wheel.

That said, the 64-minute show featured plenty of memorable moments. Take, for example, this montage of celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves — a bit that hasn’t lost its punch even though it’s been done before. Bonus points for Bryan Cranston’s hilarious/terrifying contribution:

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Jessica Chastain assures David Letterman that 'Zero Dark Thirty' is 'not a documentary' -- VIDEO

Did the CIA give Zero Dark Thirty‘s Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal inappropriate access to classified information about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden? The Senate Intelligence Committee is currently investigating that very question — but star Jessica Chastain doesn’t seem to think the film’s director and screenwriter did anything wrong.

That didn’t stop the Oscar nominee from getting visibly uncomfortable when David Letterman asked last night if any confidentialities had been betrayed during the making of the movie, which finally opens in wide release Friday. “I’m afraid to be called in front of a Senate committee after this show!” she laughed at one point.

But seriously, folks: “I think it’s important to know that the film is not a documentary,” Chastain said, though she did also stress Zero Dark Thirty‘s authenticity. And in case you were wondering: No, she hasn’t met the woman on whom her character was based, since the agent in question is still working for the CIA.

Watch Chastain smile and squirm below:

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Jimmy Kimmel zings: Jay Leno 'hasn't been good at stand-up in 20 years'

Jimmy Kimmel has been anything but shy about his animosity toward Jay Leno over the years, but exactly how deeply he dislikes the Tonight Show host is made evident in a recent article by Rolling Stone.

In the magazine’s cover story, Kimmel — whose late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live will find itself in direct timeslot competition with Leno and David Letterman starting Jan. 8 — is quoted as saying a host of harsh comments about Leno, with whom he has publicly panned in the past.
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Jimmy Fallon, Billy Crystal, and Jerry Seinfeld revive 'Who's on First?' -- VIDEO

How about that — the world hasn’t ended yet after all!

To celebrate, let’s gather ’round our warm, comforting computer screens and watch a clip that evokes a simpler time — namely, this bit from last night’s Jimmy Fallon, in which Fallon enlists a few of his famous friends to help him perform Abbott and Costello’s classic play-on-words baseball bit “Who’s on First?” (The not-as-famous folk in the video are Fallon announcer Steve Higgins as Costello and Fallon head writer A.D. Miles as What.)

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Mick Jagger reads 'Letterman' top 10 list -- VIDEO

With 2012 rolling to a close, the Rolling Stones are squeezing the last bit of juice out of their (well-deserved) 50th anniversary celebrations, including stopping off at the Late Show to share some decades-honed rock ‘n’ roll wisdom.

An enthusiastic Mick Jagger put the moves on David Letterman’s audience, blowing kisses and waving to the crowd. “I don’t deserve it but thank you!” he said before launching into his “Top Ten Things I, Mick Jagger, Have Learned After 50 Years in Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Among the gems: “before shouting ‘Hi, Seattle,’ make sure you’re in Seattle”; and “a good way to keep yourself entertained is to sign every tenth autograph ‘Doris Goldblatt.'” Oh, and “never take relationship advice from Phil Spector.” Noted.

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Amanda Seyfried admits she's drunk on 'Letterman' -- VIDEO

How does Amanda Seyfried keep herself from feeling misérable while doing press? One word: booze.

During an appearance on the Late Show last night, the Les Mis star explained that while filming the musical, she and her castmates had to live “like monks” in order to protect their voices. That meant constant water guzzling, early bedtimes, and most importantly, no drinking. Now, though, all bets are off: “I’m pretty drunk,” she told David Letterman matter-of-factly when he asked if she’d had a tipple before coming on the show.

Wait, seriously? Yes — as their chat continued, it seemed pretty apparent that Seyfried was, in fact, pretty tipsy. When you’re that tiny and down three glasses of whiskey, the alcohol’s effects have to be fairly strong.

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Matt Damon's great Bill Clinton impression feels your pain -- VIDEO

Hold the phone — Matt Damon hasn’t hosted Saturday Night Live since 2002?! That’s bananas. The show could definitely use a strong dose of Bourne 1.0 in 2013 — especially if Damon whips out his unexpectedly spot-on Bill Clinton impersonation.

The Promised Land star did that impression on The Tonight Show yesterday, regaling Jay Leno with an anecdote about a screening of Good Will Hunting at Camp David circa 1997. He sounded just like our 42nd president — or, at least, like Darrell Hammond speaking as our 42nd president. And as a bonus, the story revealed why Clinton loves Tom Hanks. (It’s not just because everybody loves Tom Hanks.)

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Bill Murray gets kidnapped and stun-gunned on 'Letterman' -- VIDEO

That’ll teach the world’s most elusive star to sneak up on people.

Bill Murray stopped by the Late Show last night — but his entrance wasn’t quite as sedate as that of most celebrities. After David Letterman announced Murray’s arrival, the camera cut to an unmarked vehicle outside of the studio, where Murray was waiting, trussed up like a Thanksgiving turkey. He was soon escorted inside — and fake-stun-gunned when he started to talk back to his “captors.”

But don’t worry, fans — Bill seemed to recover from his harsh treatment once he plopped down on a plush chair next to Letterman’s desk. As soon as he sat, Letterman asked incredulously what that whole kidnapping thing had been about. Murray’s response? “It’s nice to be back.” And then the two of them had a pleasant conversation about spending the holidays in New York, complete with cocoa. As you do. Watch both videos below:

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