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3rd March 2015

Fact: Ryan Reynolds was literally left with egg on his face during an appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (02Mar15) after playing a messy version of Russian Roulette. The actor accepted a challenge from host Jimmy Fallon to take turns in choosing from a carton of eggs, which contained eight hard boiled and four uncooked, and smashing them on their heads. Fallon became the first to break two raw eggs on his head and lost the game, but Reynolds wasn't left out - he chose badly on one occasion and was left with egg in his hair too.


18th February 2015

Fact: Pop star Taylor Swift poked fun at her penchant for dancing during awards shows and sitting courtside at New York Knicks basketball games by taking part in a comedy sketch with funnyman Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on America's The Tonight Show on Tuesday (17Feb15). In the segment, titled NYC Fan Dance Cam, the pals pretended to attend a variety of Big Apple sports events and throw their popcorn in excitement as they were 'caught' on camera, before busting out their best silly dance moves, which were broadcast on a fake Jumbotron.


6th February 2015

Quote: "I loved our reunion! We've wanted to do one for years and this was the perfect way to do it. I'll always commit 100 per cent to AC Slater!" Tv host Mario Lopez thoroughly enjoyed reprising his role in 1990s high school show Saved By The Bell when U.S. chat show host Jimmy Fallon reunited the cast for a skit on The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon this week (beg02Feb15).


5th February 2015

Fact: Actor Vin Diesel had mixed emotions as he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (04Feb15), because the Universal Studios Hollywood lot in Los Angeles, where the chat show host is presenting his programme for a week, was where he first met his Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker over a decade ago. He told the host, "The first time I ever met Paul Walker was in this room. We were doing a read through for the first Fast & Furious." His pal was killed in a car crash in California in 2013.


3rd February 2015

Fact: Movie stars Chris Pratt and Chris Evans joined U.S. Tv host Jimmy Fallon to photobomb fans celebrating the Super Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday (01Feb15) by jumping into shots during a photo session specially set up for The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon. The trio crept up on unsuspecting devotees and pulled funny faces behind them as the camera clicked away.


15th January 2015

Fact: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow showed off her vocal skills on Wednesday (14Jan15) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon by singing Broadway versions of hip hop songs including Drake's Started from the Bottom, Nicki Minaj's Anaconda and Big Sean's I Don't F**k with You.


6th January 2015

Fact: Actor Bradley Cooper showed off his air guitar skills on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (05Jan15) when he gave a faux performance of Neil Young's Down By The River. The American Hustle star donned a permed wig for his near-perfect guitar-less performance, during which he acted out Young's guitar riffs for the audience and viewers.


23rd December 2014

Fact: One Direction joined U.S. Tv host Jimmy Fallon on his talk show The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon on Monday (22Dec14) to perform a unique version of holiday song Santa Claus is Coming to Town. The boyband and Fallon's house band The Roots performed the tune using nothing but makeshift instruments found in a school classroom instruments. The comedian previously staged a similar singalong with Mariah Carey.


16th December 2014

Fact: Tv mogul-turned-actress Oprah Winfrey gave fans a laugh during an appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (15Dec14) by pretending to shoot scenes for a fake 1980s soap opera called Midnight Meadows. The Lee Daniels' The Butler star joined host Fallon to try out different effects on their voices during the sequences, which included one with Auto-Tune. One dramatic scene also called on Winfrey to slap Fallon.


14th December 2014

Fact: Wrestler-turned-actor DWAYNE 'THE ROCK' JOHNSON channelled his inner zen master during an appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (11Dec14) for a funny sketch with host Jimmy Fallon. The pair donned long, black wigs and traditional robes for the Intense Staredown segment, in which they sat in silence against a fake mountain background as voiceovers shared their deep thoughts and feelings. Robert Downey, Jr. previously featured in a similar skit in October (14).


12th December 2014

Fact: Actor Steve Carell put his vocal talents to the test on Wednesday night (10Dec14) by teaming up with U.S. late night host Jimmy Fallon to perform an a cappella version of Marvin Gaye classic Sexual Healing on The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon. The Foxcatcher star follows in the footsteps of Kevin Spacey, who previously joined Fallon's Tv barbershop quartet, The Ragtime Gals, to perform a unique rendition of Jason Derulo's Talk Dirty earlier this year (14).


28th November 2014

Fact: Actress and U.S. Tv personality Whoopi Goldberg gifted late night host Jimmy Fallon with a giant chocolate turkey on the Thanksgiving episode of The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (27Nov14).


18th November 2014

Fact: Actor Jim Carrey made a surprise appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (17Nov14) with a ventriloquist dummy version of his Dumb & DumbER co-star Jeff Daniels and serenaded the U.S. Tv host.


20th October 2014

Fact: Bradley Cooper was literally left with egg on his face during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday (17Oct14) when he and the host played egg Russian Roulette. The two pals had to pick eggs from a carton of 12 and smash them on their foreheads. Eight of the eggs were hard-boiled and the others raw. The odd duel ended in a draw after both Fallon and Cooper smashed one raw egg and four hard-boiled on their heads, leaving only two fresh eggs left in the carton. They smashed those on each other's heads.


16th October 2014

Fact: Actor Brad Pitt made a surprise appearance in a pre-taped skit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (15Oct14), during which the World War Z star battled the late night host in a break dancing competition.


9th October 2014

Fact: Robert Downey, Jr. became a bizarre zen master during an appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (08Oct14) by dressing up in a traditional robe and donning a long wig to take part in an Intense Staredown comedy sketch. The actor sat silent opposite host Fallon on a fake mountain set and contorted his face in a series of hilarious expressions as a recorded voiceover shared his thoughts of wisdom about everything from world peace to stuffed-crust pepperoni pizza.


1st October 2014

Fact: Actor Miles Teller showed off his musical skills on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (30Sep14) by playing the drums with house band The Roots.


21st September 2014

Fact: Actors Seth Rogen and James Franco surprised U.S. Tv host Jimmy Fallon as he celebrated his 40th birthday on Friday (19Sep14) by jumping out of a fake giant cake topless. Franco wore a police hat and bow tie and waved a pair of handcuffs. The pair made the unexpected appearance on The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon to introduce the show's special guest, soul legend Stevie Wonder, who belted out his Happy Birthday hit.


18th September 2014

Fact: Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton faced off with comedian Jimmy Fallon in a lip-syncing battle for a sketch on America's The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (17Sep14). The No Doubt star tackled Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe, while country singer Shelton pretended to belt out Taco's Puttin' on the Ritz, complete with a little tap dance, as Tv host Fallon mimed along to Ellie Goulding's Burn. The Voice judges then teamed up to 'perform' Lionel Richie and Diana Ross' Endless Love duet, with Stefani taking on the male vocals and Shelton pretending to sing Ross' part.


11th September 2014

Fact: Hugh Jackman showed off his bowling skills on Wednesday (10Sep14) as he joined U.S. Tv presenter Jimmy Fallon in a fun game of Pool Bowling during an appearance on The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon. The newly-invented game required the stars to knock bowling balls into the pockets of a giant pool table. The Australian actor struggled and narrowly lost out to the talk show host.


9th September 2014

Fact: Actor Jason Segel teamed up with U.S. Tv host Jimmy Fallon to take on members of his house band, hip-hop group The Roots, in a fun game of Family Fortunes during an appearance on The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon on Monday (08Sep14). Comedian-turned-game show host Steve Harvey moderated the segment, which The Roots won.


13th August 2014

Fact: Actor Rob Riggle proved he was game for a challenge on Tuesday (12Aug14), when he joined U.S. comedian Jimmy Fallon and his The Tonight Show house band The Roots to douse themselves in buckets of ice cold water - all in the name of charity. The fundraising phenomenon has taken social media by storm in recent weeks to raise money to fight Lou Gehrig's disease. Pop star Justin Timberlake performed the dare on Monday (11Aug14), and then nominated Fallon and The Roots crew to do the same, which they did within 24 hours. They also vowed to donate to the Als (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Association to help raise awareness about the condition.


13th August 2014

Fact: Comedian Jay Leno made a surprise return to his old programme The Tonight Show on Tuesday (12Aug14) to star in an hilarious spoof of hit political drama House Of Cards. Actress Ellen Barkin pulled off her best Robin Wright impression to portray her stoic character Claire Underwood, while the U.S. talk show's new host, Jimmy Fallon, channelled Kevin Spacey's cunning Frank Underwood for the House of Cue Cards sketch, which ended with Leno pushing his successor in front of a New York City subway train, mirroring a scene in season two of the Netflix show. Leno signed off from The Tonight Show in February (14), after 22 years in the Tv spotlight.


13th August 2014

Fact: Mickey Rourke was nursing a sore thigh during an unexpected appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (12Aug14) after giving himself a vitamin shot in the wrong place. The actor, who was jet-lagged after returning from a trip to Russia earlier in the day, needed an energy boost after being asked to step in as a last-minute replacement for his sick Sin City: A Dame To Kill For co-star Jessica Alba, and ended up having to conduct the interview with an ice pack to numb the pain. He explained, "I just got off a long flight from Russia. They called me about 20 minutes ago... I thought I'd give myself a B-12 shot and I couldn't reach my a**, so I put it here (in his right thigh)... I thought you could (do that)."


25th July 2014

Fact: Award-winning actress/singer Audra McDonald used her vocal skills to sing the answers to a variety of random questions found online on Yahoo.com during an hilarious segment on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (23Jul14). She was joined onstage by The Good Wife star Josh Charles and host Jimmy Fallon, who sat side-by-side at a grand piano and tickled the ivories to provide a little background music.


9th July 2014

Fact: Actress Halle Berry showed off her acrobatic skills on Tuesday (08Jul14), when she made a human hamster wheel with U.S. late night host Jimmy Fallon in a fun segment called This is How We Roll for The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon.


8th July 2014

Fact: Rock group Crosby, Stills, & Nash made a surprise appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (07Jul14) to sing an acoustic version of Iggy Azalea's rap hit Fancy with the late night host. During the segment, Fallon reprised his impression of Neil Young to complete the quartet.


13th June 2014

Fact: Actor Ben Stiller made a surprise appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (12Jun14) dressed up in a panda costume. The star danced around the studio before jokingly revealing himself as Hashtag the Panda, who frequently appears on the show during the host's monologues.


11th June 2014

Fact: Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were joined by comedian Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (10Jun14) in one of his famous Real People, Fake Arms skits. The pair used the arms of mannequins for a sketch called Jacob's Patience, in which the actors portrayed fast food workers making disastrous attempts to prepare The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon host a hamburger. The comedic duo appeared on the show to premiere the trailer for their new film, Dumb And Dumber To.


3rd June 2014

Fact: Producer Ryan Lewis took to the streets of New York to ask people for their opinions of himself as part of a pre-taped skit for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (02Jun14). Towards the end of segment, Lewis held up a photograph of himself and rap sidekick Macklemore in a bid to help them realise he was the person quizzing them. MACklemore also made a surprise appearance in the skit.


22nd May 2014

Fact: Actor Hugh Jackman took part in a Memorial Day-themed race on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (21May14), when he and the U.S. late night host rode around the studio on beer coolers attached to power scooters while wearing cans of ale strapped to helmets on their heads. The U.S. holiday, which traditionally launches the start of the summer barbecuing season in America, takes place on Monday (26May14). Following his appearance, Jackman tweeted, "I still wreak (sic) of beer! Dry cleaning bill sent to @jimmyfallon."


18th May 2014

Fact: Adam Sandler surprised his movie co-star Drew Barrymore on Friday (16May14) by dropping by the New York studios of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to join the actress during her interview, in which the host impersonated Sandler calling in to the talk show from Hollywood. The old pals are currently promoting their third film collaboration, romantic comedy Blended.


7th May 2014

Fact: Actor Zac Efron made a surprise appearance in drag on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (06May14) in a pre-taped skit with his Neighbors co-star Seth Rogen and the late night host. In the segment, Rogen, Efron and Fallon dressed up as the young girl hosts of a fake teen show, called Ew, in which they danced to Lil Jon's Turn Down For What and mocked James Franco's recent Instagram.com dating scandal by stating they all received a text message from the actor.


2nd May 2014

Fact: Actor Andrew Garfield showed off his musical skills on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (01May14), when he played the guitar and sang the Spider-Man theme song while host Jimmy Fallon joined in on tambourine. They also had a little fun with The Amazing Spider-Man 2-themed bikes as they raced around the New York studios, with Garfield beating the talk show presenter to the finish line.


30th April 2014

Fact: Actress Diane Keaton showed off her fun side during an appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (29Apr14) by challenging the host to a wine-related game of beer pong. The pair attempted to bounce ping-pong balls into glasses of red wine. Keaton won by default when she caught the ball, sipped the wine and declared, "I won!"


11th April 2014

Fact: Actor Alan Cumming and the cast of Cabaret wowed the U.S. Tv audience on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (10Apr14) with a performance of Wilkommen. Cumming is currently starring in the classic stage show on Broadway.


2nd April 2014

Fact: Actor Samuel L. Jackson showed off his rhyming talents on Tuesday's (01Apr14) episode of America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon by reciting a 'slam poem' about U.S. Tv series Boy Meets World.


7th March 2014

Fact: Actress Lindsay Lohan was left drenched with water after playing the card game War with U.S. Tv host Jimmy Fallon on his show, The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (06Mar14). The Mean Girls star and the comedian poured glasses of water on each other every time they lost a round and they both ended the segment soaked through.


27th February 2014

Fact: Actors Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler showed off their vocal skills during a joint appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (26Feb14) by singing a nostalgic duet about the three romantic comedies they have starred in together over the past 16 years. The longtime pals previously teamed up for The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates, while they reunited for upcoming film Blended.


27th February 2014

Quote: Following his retirement from The Tonight Show, funnyman Jay Leno paid a surprise visit to Arsenio Hall's late night Tv series on Wednesday (26Feb14) to announce his friend's talk show has been picked up for a second season.


26th February 2014

Fact: Actor Paul Rudd showed off his lip syncing skills on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (25Feb14) as part of a fun competition with the U.S. Tv host. Rudd 'performed' Tina Turner's Better Be Good To Me and Queen's Don't Stop Me Now, much to the delight of the studio audience.


21st February 2014

Fact: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama showed off her acting skills on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (20Feb14), when she joined Will Ferrell and Fallon in an hilarious pre-taped skit where the actors dressed up as young girls in a fake TeenNick show called Ew.


20th February 2014

Fact: British actress Emma Thompson made a surprise appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (19Feb14) to partake in a game of charades with actor Bradley Cooper and country singer Tim Mcgraw.


19th February 2014

Fact: Actress Kristen Wiig channelled One Direction frontman Harry Styles on U.S. late night show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday (18Feb14), when she performed his song What Makes You Beautiful while dressed like the pop star for an hilarious interview.


18th February 2014

Fact: Acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee directed the opening credits for comedian Jimmy Fallon's new The Tonight Show series. The funnyman officially took over the long-running U.S. Tv programme from previous host Jay Leno on Monday (17Feb14) and relaunched the show in New York with scenes of famous Big Apple eateries like Katz's Deli and Red Rooster in Harlem.


11th January 2006

Fact: <p>Alanis Morissette has gone blonde. The rocker, who is set to wed actor Ryan Reynolds later this year (06), showed off her new look on The Tonight Show in America last night (10JAN06). </p>


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