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Gwen Stefani sparkles in silver at 2014 Emmy awards

Gwen Stefani sparkles in silver at 2014 Emmy awards

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Gwen Stefani sparkled in a silver ensemble at her very first Emmys ceremony, and had a John Travolta moment where she mispronounced "The Colbert Report."
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston lock lips in 'Seinfeld' reunion at Emmys

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston lock lips in 'Seinfeld' reunion at Emmys

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Julia Louis-Dreyfus playfully kissed Bryan Cranston -- with whom she appeared in "Seinfeld" -- after she won an Emmy for her work on her latest comedy "Veep."
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Josh Brolin is interested in 'The Goonies' sequel

Josh Brolin is interested in 'The Goonies' sequel

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Original "The Goonies" star Josh Brolin expressed his enthusiasm for a sequel Thursday on "The Tonight Show."
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Chris Christie flips at town hall attendee over Bruce Springsteen

Chris Christie flips at town hall attendee over Bruce Springsteen

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) --If there's one thing Chris Christie won't stand for, it's someone challenging his love for Bruce Springsteen.
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Pierce Brosnan to star in 'November Man' sequel

Pierce Brosnan to star in 'November Man' sequel

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Aug. 20 (UPI) --Irish actor Pierce Brosnan is to star in a sequel to his soon-to-be-released action-thriller "The November Man."
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'Saturday Night Live,' HBO sweep at Creative Arts Emmy awards

'Saturday Night Live,' HBO sweep at Creative Arts Emmy awards

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) --Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Fallon and HBO clean up at the Creative Arts Emmy awards show.
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Sylvester Stallone wanted to strangle Arnold Schwarzenegger

Sylvester Stallone wanted to strangle Arnold Schwarzenegger

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Sylvester Stallone "wanted to strangle" Arnold Schwarzenegger during their old rivalry, but he now respects the actor as a "brilliant" performer.
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Taylor Swift joins Jimmy Fallon in new 'Ew' skit

Taylor Swift joins Jimmy Fallon in new 'Ew' skit

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Taylor Swift admitted that getting back together with an ex was "ew" while appearing on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday.
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Jimmy Fallon tears up during Robin Williams tribute

Jimmy Fallon tears up during Robin Williams tribute

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Jimmy Fallon opened his show Tuesday night with a tribute to Robin Williams, tearing up as he described his admiration for the comedian and actor.
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Julia Roberts beats Jimmy Fallon at 'Face Balls'

Julia Roberts beats Jimmy Fallon at 'Face Balls'

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Julia Roberts stopped by Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" Thursday to play a new game called Face Balls.
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Morgan Freeman, Jimmy Fallon talk on helium

Morgan Freeman, Jimmy Fallon talk on helium

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) --Morgan Freeman and Jimmy Fallon had a "very undignified" interview on helium Thursday on "The Tonight Show."
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Audra McDonald sings Yahoo! Answers on 'Tonight Show'

Audra McDonald sings Yahoo! Answers on 'Tonight Show'

NEW YORK, July 24 (UPI) --Six-time Tony award winner Audra McDonald appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" to do a hilarious musical read of Yahoo! Answers.
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Kelly Ripa gets soaked on 'The Tonight Show'

Kelly Ripa gets soaked on 'The Tonight Show'

NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) --Kelly Ripa and Jimmy Fallon play a trivia game in which both contestants get soaked by giant water balloons.
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Jimmy Fallon channels Neil Young, performs 'Fancy' with Crosby, Stills & Nash

Jimmy Fallon channels Neil Young, performs 'Fancy' with Crosby, Stills & Nash

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) --Jimmy Fallon revived his Neil Young impression Monday to cover Iggy Azalea hit "Fancy" with Crosby, Stills & Nash.
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Pitbull discusses his tight, white World Cup pants, plays beer pong with Jimmy Fallon

Pitbull discusses his tight, white World Cup pants, plays beer pong with Jimmy Fallon

ORLANDO, Fla., June 20 (UPI) --Pitbull's tight, white World Cup pants give him a boost in a beer pong match on "The Tonight Show."
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Jimmy Fallon arrives for the Food Bank for New York City's Sixth Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner honoring Jon Bon Jovi at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York on April 21, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon, Jr. (born September 19, 1974) is an American actor, comedian, singer, musician and television host. He currently hosts Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, a late-night talk show that airs Monday through Friday on NBC. Prior to that, he was best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998–2004, as well as appearing in several films.

James Thomas Fallon Jr. was born in Brooklyn, New York. Jimmy is the son of Gloria and James Fallon, Sr., who is a Vietnam War veteran. His family later settled in Saugerties, New York, while his father worked at IBM in nearby Kingston, New York. He is of Irish descent. As a child, he and his older sister, Gloria, would reenact the "clean parts" of Saturday Night Live that his parents had taped for him. Fallon was such a fan of Saturday Night Live that he made a weekly event of watching it in his dormitory during college. In his teens he impressed his parents with different impersonations, the first being of James Cagney. He was also musically inclined, and started playing guitar at age 13. He would go on to mix comedy and music in contests and shows.

Fallon attended St. Mary of the Snow, a Roman Catholic parochial school, and Saugerties High School. He graduated in 1992 and attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. He was a Computer Science major, but switched to Communications in his senior year, dropping out 15 credits shy of a degree. "I was a Computer Science major. I got out once it got really hard. I made it up to C++. Then I couldn't do the math — it got really confusing. I switched to Communications, which is a ridiculous major — let's be honest," he recalls. On May 9, 2009, Fallon received a B.A. in Communications and an honorary Doctorate degree from The College of Saint Rose after presenting college officials with his impressive portfolio, which satisfied all requisites for his degree. In addition to receiving a BA, Fallon spoke at the school's 86th commencement. That night, on Saturday Night Live, he held up his diploma during the closing of the show. Additionally, he showed excerpts from the ceremony on his late night show May 11, 2009.

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