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Heeeere's Jimmy!

After weeks of speculating and awkward, unfunny duets, NBC finally make it official today: Jimmy Fallon will take over The Tonight Show in 2014.

Jay vs. Jimmy

“Jay Leno is an entertainment icon, making millions of people laugh every weeknight for more than 20 years,” said Steve Burke, Chief Executive Officer of NBCUniversal, adding:

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The rumors are now an awkward reality for NBC:

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jimmy Fallon has signed a deal to replace Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show.

Jimmy Fallon with Makeup

Of course, NBC itself is yet to publicly comment on this shake-up, even though Leno continually slams executives in his monologue and even though he and sang a duet with Fallon on Monday that acknowledged the chatter.

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Jay Leno took a break from slamming NBC last night to try and make light of the controversy swirling around The Tonight Show.

With the network reportedly trying to force Leno out, bring in Jimmy Fallon and move the program to New York, the hosts jumped on the phone with each other yesterday and belted out a paraphrased version of "Tonight" from West Side Story.

Give it a look and listen now:

Funny? Lame? Too little and too late?

Sound off now with your take on the latest rumors: Who do you want to host The Tonight Show in 2014?

 

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For the fourth consecutive night, Jay Leno has joked about the late-night mess at NBC.

Well, he's talked about it at least. Joked would imply the references were actually funny.

But with rumors circulating that Jimmy Fallon will take over The Tonight Show in 2014, Leno has been on the offensive all week.

He compared network executives to snakes a couple days ago and last night he quipped:

“Are you all into March Madness? People are talking about who’s in, who’s out, who’s gonna be eliminated. And that’s just here at NBC. I’ve never been in the paper this much. It’s fantastic.”

Like we said, not remotely funny. But sort of edgy at least. Watch now:

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Well, this at least explains why Jay Leno is hating on NBC so much these days.

For the second time in a couple weeks, a report states that the network will not resign The Tonight Show host when his contract expires next year, setting the stage for Jimmy Fallon to take over the iconic program.

Moreover, according to The New York Times, Fallon will move The Tonight Show to New York.

  • Jimmy Fallonin a Tux
  • Jay Leno Close Up

The show has not aired in Big Apple since it debuted with Steve Allen in 1954.

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Jay Leno was at it again last night.

The Tonight Show host, who some believe will be forced out after his contract is up in the spring of 2014, pissed off NBC last week by mocking the network's pathetic ratings.

But an exchange of emails with executive Robert Greenblatt apparently did nothing to quell Leno's anger with his bosses. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Leno has made headlines once again for railing against NBC, referring to the higher-ups as "snakes" in the following segment from his most recent monologue:

Robert Greenblatt

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Jay Leno finally pushed the envelope! And it was funny! Who knew he had it in him?

The bad news: He mocked his own network, and now NBC is very far from pleased.

Jay Leno Photograph

The play-it-safe comedian and NBC executive Robert Greenblatt reportedly had an "exchange of pointed emails" about jokes aimed at the network.

The big-chinned one was doing what he's done for years in mocking NBC’s sliding ratings, but Leno apparently went too far on February 28, saying:

"The most common thing people are giving up for Lent? Watching NBC," Leno quipped. "It's so bad, NBC called Manti Te'o and asked him to bring in some imaginary viewers."

The report comes amid rumors that Jay Leno will be replaced as The Tonight Show host by the struggling network ... but you have to admit, that's a good one.

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Do not anger the Beliebers.

It's a lesson that's inherent to those who report celebrity gossip, but one Olivia Wilde had to find out the hard way after chastising the singer on Twitter.

After Wilde told Justin Bieber to "put a f--king shirt on" earlier this month, her account was bombarded with irate messages from riled up Beliebers.

Very intelligent and totally sensible ones, obviously. Watch below as the actress reads some of the best Tweets she received on the Tonight Show ...

Wilde also offered a preface: "This started because Justin Bieber went out without his shirt on… he was in London, and it's so cold there and I was concerned."

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A new rumor suggests that Jay Leno will retire from The Tonight Show next spring. For real this time. Seriously. No backsies for a change.

Jay Leno on Set

A pair of high level NBC executives say the network is concerned that Jimmy Kimmel's move to 11:35 p.m. on ABC is sucking up all the younger late-night viewers - and that Jimmy Fallon should therefore be installed as Tonight Show host before it's too late.

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Jimmy Kimmel is at it again.

The ABC talk show host, who previously referred to Jay Leno as a sellout, blasts his rival once more in the March issue of Playboy.

“I always feel bad if I hurt anybody’s feelings," Kimmel tells the magazine. "But I don’t believe Jay Leno has actual feelings, and he doesn’t seem to be that worried about other people’s feelings.”

Kimmel adds that Leno has the "same rhythm" for every single joke and that he plans his monologue specifically to be the opposite of Jay.

Ouch. Harsh. Fighting words, indeed. Which of these comedians do you find funnier?

And the Winner is?

Jimmy Kimmel is now squaring off against Jay Leno. Which of these two do you find funnier? View Poll »

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