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One Direction and Jimmy Fallon Do ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ with Ugly Christmas Sweaters and Classroom Instruments

The boys of One Direction are really making the most out of their time in the Big Apple.

Fresh off the heels of Saturday Night Live, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik dropped by The Tonight Show for a little classroom instrument fun.

Peggy Truong |

Steve Harvey and ‘Family Feud’ Should Always Be on ‘The Tonight Show’

It was a showdown between the Roots Family and the Fallon Family on Monday night, as Steve Harvey and Family Feud took over The Tonight Show for a condensed version of the game show.

And boy, are we glad for the takeover.

Peggy Truong |

Idina Menzel Performs ‘Let It Go’ with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots

Idina Menzel had a rough night at the Oscars, but she got a second chance on The Tonight Show, singing the now Academy Award-winning song “Let It Go” from Frozen with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. …

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Miley Cyrus Goes A Cappella with The Roots

Miley Cyrus went a cappella with The Roots for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, singing a version of “We Can’t Stop” the crew from Pitch Perfect would be ac-obsessed with. …

Robert Kessler |

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots’ Sesame Street Performance with Elmo and Friends is Actually Pretty Amazing

Thank you, Jimmy Fallon, for bringing a smile to the child in all of us today.

The latest Late Night classroom instruments session has arguably put all other previous performances (sorry Mariah Carey, Robin Thicke and Carly Rae Jepsen) to shame.

Peggy Truong |

Jimmy Fallon, Robin Thicke and The Roots Tackled the ‘Classroom’ Version of ‘Blurred Lines’ Last Night

The (unofficial) song of the summer made its way to Studio 6B this week.

That’s right: Robin Thicke and “Blurred Lines” received the Late Night classroom treatment, courtesy of Jimmy Fallon and The Roots.

The gentlemen squeezed into a small room with instruments like a mini xylophone, banana shaker and ukulele…

Peggy Truong |

Mariah Carey Sings ‘Classroom’ Edition of ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ With Jimmy Fallon on ‘Late Night’ (VIDEO)

Now that’s how you sing a Christmas song.

On Wednesday, Mariah Carey made a surprise appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for a special rendition of her holiday hit, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”

Donning a red dress and matching pumps, Mimi delivered her lines as Fallon, Questlove,…

Peggy Truong |

Christina Aguilera Performs ‘Office’ Rendition of ‘Your Body’ with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on ‘Late Night’ (VIDEO)

New York natives Jimmy Fallon and Christina Aguilera came together on Friday — twice.

Following an appearance on Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together, a one-hour telethon that also featured performances by Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Aerosmith, Aguilera joined Fallon on the set of Late Night.

“I love New York .

Peggy Truong |

What to Expect From the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Thanksgiving is just days away, and that means the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is just down the block as well. This year’s festivities will include the classic floats, clowns, and marching bands, with a few new helium-filled balloons, such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Kung Fu Panda, and Murakami’s Kaikai & Kiki.


Jimmy Fallon And ‘Parks And Recreation’ Team Up For World’s Greatest ‘Glee’ Parody (VIDEO)

On last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Fallon returned to his Glee parody show, “6-bee,” with the help of the cast from Parks and Recreation. That’s right two awesome shows came together to parody and celebrate another awesome show. Christmas has come early this year!
In this hilarious “episode,” the 6-bee team…


Jimmy Fallon, Randy Jackson, and The Roots Try Getting Our Pants On the Ground (PHOTOS)

You know what? General Larry Platt was really onto something when he wrote “Pants On The Ground.” And when performed by Jimmy Fallon, Randy Jackson and The Roots…it sounds absolutely incredible. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving….

Alex Blagg |

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon’s Bloggy Notion

Jimmy Fallon won’t be starting his gig as host of NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon until March 2nd. Like other recently promoted celebrities, the former Saturday Night Live wiseacre seems determined to hit the ground running. In what he says will be a regular occurrence, Fallon, 34, has released his first video blog for…

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