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Top 10 Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show Moments So Far

May 25th, 2014 9:00am EDT
Top 10 Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show Moments So Far
Jimmy Fallon has taken late night television by storm since taking over the reins of The Tonight Show from Jay Leno this past February. One of the reasons Fallon has been so successful is that he is a master at creating moments on his show that go viral on the Internet for weeks and months to come. Fallon's so good at it, that's he's managed to get some well known Hollywood celebs to engage in behavior they otherwise would never even consider, all for our enjoyment and entertainment.

Here are 10 of our favorite moments so far from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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Kevin Bacon Recreates Epic 'Footloose' Dance On 'The Tonight Show'

March 22nd, 2014 11:30am EDT
Kevin Bacon
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of “Footloose,” Kevin Bacon brought his dance moves to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

On Friday’s episode, Fallon declared dancing illegal, telling audience members, "Rules are rules, guys. No dancing!"

Watching backstage from his dressing room, Bacon said: "Dancing is illegal? Jump back. This is 'The Tonight Show' there has to be dancing."

The actor, 55, popped in a cassette tape of the film's soundtrack song, "Never," and completely reenacted his dance from the iconic movie. He even smoked a cigarette and drank from a bottle before chuc...
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Kevin Bacon Celebrates '6 Degrees Of Kevin Bacon' 20th Anniversary

March 10th, 2014 5:03pm EDT
Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon was not a fan of the game with his name on it, but has learned to love the connections.

In 1994 a group of college students found that Kevin had an extraordinary amount of stars attached to him and had the chance to introduce him to the game in 1995 on The Jon Stewart Show.

"I thought it was a joke at my expense. I thought somebody was trying to pick the biggest loser they could find and joke about the fact I could be connected to Laurence Olivier in two steps," Bacon told Buzzfeed at South by Southwest, where he was celebrating the game's 20th anniversary.

"I nearly canceled...
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'The Following' Season 2 Episode 3: Coalescing

February 4th, 2014 8:48am EST
The Following
The Following finally got down to brass tacks in 2.3 - meaning it finally set all of the pieces in dangerous motion, stripping away a main mask, and reestablishing relationships on both sides of the good and evil divide that animates the series.

On the unmasking: I was a little suspicious of Lily from the beginning, because she did she manage to survive that subway attack. And my wife pointed out that that's the way the Followers work - get Ryan to start falling in love with, or at least liking, someone, as a way of getting to him and getting him to drop his guard (See my review of last w...
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Kevin Bacon's Daughter Sosie Named Miss Golden Globe

November 22nd, 2013 11:51am EST
Sosie Bacon
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick's daughter Sosie has been named Miss Golden Globe 2014. On Jan. 12, the aspiring actress will help presenters hand out trophies during the 71st annual event.

The Hollywood Foreign Press, which is behind the Golden Globes, traditionally gives the honor to celebrity offspring.

The 21-year-old said during the annoucement: "I am so grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for naming me this year's Miss Golden Globe. As a young actress who is just beginning my career, it is truly an honor to be a part of such a special night in film and television."

Ot...
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Check Out Kevin Bacon In The Classic 80s Film 'Quicksilver,' Now On Blu-ray

August 7th, 2013 5:56am EDT
Quicksilver
Jack Casey (Kevin Bacon) is pedaling for all he's worth as a bicycle messenger on a collision course with danger in "Quicksilver."

As he darts through the city traffic, making his rounds in the fast-paced world of maverick messengers, Jack uncovers a sinister web of murder and intrigue.  When he falls for Terri (Jami Gertz), a fellow messenger who has become a pawn of an unscrupulous drug dealer, it's up to Jack to act quickly.

Speeding toward the final-and deadly-showdown, it's heart-stopping chase, and the ultimate test of Jack's courage. Set to the driving beat of a dynamic soundtrack...
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Kevin Bacon Rejected 'Lousy' Role In 'Footloose' Remake

June 8th, 2013 5:30pm EDT
Kevin Bacon
Actor Kevin Bacon, who appeared in the 1984 classic movie “Footloose,” rejected an opportunity to make a cameo in the 2011 remake because the role he was offered was "lousy."

Bacon shot to fame as lead character Ren McCormack in the original, so he was excited when he was asked if he wanted to return to the franchise for director Craig Brewer's modern update.

However, Bacon was not impressed with the scene he had been cast in and decided to turn down the part - for the good of the whole movie.

Speaking at the Follow This event at New York's Paley Center for Media on Tuesday (04Jun13), he...
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'R.I.P.D.' Looks Like A Ghostbusting 'M.I.B.' - Watch The Trailer Here

April 18th, 2013 11:26am EDT
RIPD
The first trailer for R.I.P.D. (no, not the Rhode Island Police Department) has just surfaced, and boy, does it look cool.

The plot centers on Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds), a police officer killed in the line of duty. But instead of just dying and fading away, he is contacted by the other-worldly RIPD, or "Rest In Peace Department," because of his unique skills -- apparently good cops make for excellent ghost busters.

The RIPD is dedicated to keeping the living world filled with the living and making sure the dead stay dead.

Walker teams up with a former wild-west sheriff known as Roy Pul...
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Kevin Bacon Stays In Character While Filming 'The Following'

February 26th, 2013 2:45pm EST
The Following
While filming serial killer drama "The Following," Kevin Bacon stays in character all day long and only switches off when he leaves the set.

The actor plays a troubled agent hunting down murderers in the TV series and insists the dark subject matter makes it impossible to be his normal self during breaks on set.
 
He told Britain's OK! magazine, "I have to work on that (relaxing). The one thing I can't do is switch it off and on over the course of the day like some people can. They say cut and turn to the person and say, 'Anyway, blah blah blah, what time is lunch?' But I have to kind of s...
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'The Following' Series Premiere Recap - Is It Worth Following?

January 22nd, 2013 3:53pm EST
The Following
After months of hype, The Following finally premiered last night on Fox and, for the most part, the first episode did not disappoint. Created by Kevin Williamson, the brainchild behind the Scream movie franchise as well as The Vampire Diaries, The Following paints a portrait of a serial killer so intelligent and psychopathic that the cat-and-mouse game he initiates in the pilot will be enough to carry an audience through at least the first season. 

Our killer is Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), a former English professor who is an expert in Gothic literature, especially the works of Edgar Alla...
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Kevin Bacon Calls For Christmas Charity Donations

December 14th, 2012 3:15pm EST
Kevin Bacon
Kind-hearted actor Kevin Bacon is urging fans to vanquish their inner Scrooge by giving generously to charity during the festive season.

The Footloose star has written a holiday message to stress the importance of charitable giving over the Christmas period and he is encouraging people to give donations to good causes in lieu of gifts.

In an article for the Huffington Post, he writes, "We wait all year for this season of kindness and giving, and many of us literally wait until the clock runs out on December 31st to support the causes close to our hearts (and get that tax credit)."

"We...
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Celebrity Telethon Helps Raise $23 Million For Hurricane Sandy Victims

November 4th, 2012 10:54am EST
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen and Sting were among those who performed at a concert on Friday to raise money for those suffering after Hurricane Sandy devastated the east coast.

Aguilera kicked off the telethon saying, "I was born in Staten Island. Four days ago Hurricane Sandy came through and devastated it, as it did most of the eastern seaboard. We've come together tonight to tell every single person who's suffering that we are here for you. We will do whatever we can to help. We will not leave anyone behind because every single one of you matters."

Billy Joel, Mary J. Bli...
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Top 10 Celebrity Couples

July 14th, 2012 2:30pm EDT
Will Smith &  Jada Pinkett Smith
Approximately 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce in the United States, and if you add celebrity to the equation that percentage seems to increase exponentially.

Check out the stars who have filed for divorce in 2012 alone: Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, Seal and Heidi Klum, David Arquette and Courteney Cox, and Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman. Johnny Depp and his longterm partner Vanessa Paradis also called it quits.

Despite rampant divorce rumors, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith have weathered the storm after 15 years of marriage. And believe it or not, there are several celebr...
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Kevin Bacon Hospitalized, Gets Stitches

April 3rd, 2012 8:28am EDT
Kevin Bacon
Kevin Bacon was admitted to hospital on Monday after injuring his head.

It is not known how the star came by the injury but he took to Twitter hours after his health emergency to alert fans he had had stitches at Atlanta Medical Center in Georgia.

Full of praise for the professionals who treated him, Bacon posted, "Cracked my head this morning. Thanks to AtlantaMedicalCenter for sewing me up! They had me in 'Stiches'".
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2012 SAG Awards Fashion: A Skinny Angelina, Lots Of Black Gowns & More

January 30th, 2012 9:10am EST
2012 SAG Fashion
Many stars attended last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards, and black was one of the most popular colors on the red carpet.

Angelina Jolie showed off her particularly thin figure in a draped black gown. Other stars in black included Stacy Keibler, Jayma Mays, Amber Heard, Ashlee Simpson, Emma Stone, Glenn Close, Heather Morris, Tina Fey and Melissa McCarthy.

But there were some spots of color in the bunch, including Sofia Vergara's bright pink gown and Emily Blunt's seafoam green dress.

Check out all the looks on the following pages:

Michelle Williams

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie...
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Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon Are Distant Cousins

January 14th, 2012 1:00pm EST
Kyra Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon
Happily married couple Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick have been left stunned and shaken by a new family tree study - after discovering they are distant cousins.

The pair teamed up with top genealogist Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for new TV special "Finding Your Roots," and he reveals they were not exactly thrilled with what they dug up.

The historian explains, "It turns out they share two things - they both are descendants from people who owned slaves, and they are indeed distant cousins."

And they weren't the only celebrities shocked by findings from the past on the show - crooner Harry Conni...
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Cindy Crawford, Lance Bass, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Aida Yespica & More Celebs Rang In The New Year At The Beach (See Pics!)

January 2nd, 2012 8:45pm EST
Celebs At The Beach 2012
Several celebrities rang in the New Year while on vacation around the world. Reality stars and A-listers alike, there was plenty of fun in the sun for the likes of Jessica Alba, Cindy Crawford, Stacy Keibler and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. The stars were sighted in sandy locales such as South Beach, St. Bart's and Cabo San Lucas. Real Housewives of New Jersey's Melissa Gorga, designer Marc Jacobs and South American hardbodies Aida Yespica and Claudia Galanti were also spotted.

Check out all the sizzling pics below!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga and husband Joe ...
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Kyra Sedgwick Shows Off Her Tramp Stamp, Great Bikini Body In Hawaii

January 2nd, 2012 2:00pm EST
Kyra Sedgwick
We spotted Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgewick enjoy a day at the beach in Hawaii yesterday with their 17 year old daughter Sosi.

Kyra, 46, looked fabulous in a bikini and showed off a tattoo on her lower back. Hubby Kevin, 53, didn't look half bad either for a guy his age.

The actress's popular TNT show "The Closer" is winding down. The final six episodes of season seven leading up to a spinoff are set to air in early 2012. Kevin stars in the upcoming film "R.I.P.D." about a newly deceased cop who's drafted into a squad of zombie cops that battle the supernatural.
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Kevin Bacon Launches Animal Protection Crusade

November 17th, 2011 2:21pm EST
Kevin Bacon
Actor Kevin Bacon has launched a new campaign against the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline in a bid to protect the rare spirit bear.

Environmental activists have been campaigning to prevent the building of the pipeline, which will transport oil reserves from Canada through the heart of the U.S. to the Gulf of Mexico, and last week, President Barack Obama shelved the controversial plan until after the 2012 election - to allow for a review of the proposal.

However, the delay has conservationists worried the added time will give oil giants a chance to gain more support.

And the Footloose...
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'Real Steel' Edges Out 'Footloose' At Weekend Box Office

October 17th, 2011 8:21am EDT
Real Steel
Hugh Jackman's robot boxing movie "Real Steel" has narrowly fought off competition from new dance remake "Footloose" to make it a second week atop the box office chart.

"Real Steel" locked down an extra $16.3 million in ticket sales this week to remain at number one, edging out "Footloose," starring Kenny Wormald in the part made famous by Kevin Bacon in 1984. It debuted in second place with opening weekend takings of $16.1 million.

Horror reboot "The Thing" entered the countdown at three, while Steve Martin's comedy "The Big Year" failed to tickle audiences and opened in ninth place.
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Review: 'Footloose' More Of A Jitterbug Than A Waltz

October 8th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Here's a poster
Grief is confounding in that, over time, it can hypnotize and make us do some rash and terrible things. We can lash out at the ones we love most, drown ourselves in vices like food and alcohol, or even choose to watch that terrible, terrible, Oliver Stone 9/11 movie. In the case of “Footloose”, a movie more about mourning and grief than it probably intended to be, the drunk-driving death of several teenagers has caused a small town to outlaw unsupervised “Lewd” dancing.

Things kick off some time after this, when Bahstonian Ren MahCormahhhck, moves to the biahble-belt south to live with his...
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Check Out 'Footloose' On Blu-ray & Delux Edition DVD Sept. 27

September 25th, 2011 6:30am EDT
Footloose
In the lively adolescent-oriented musical "Footloose," a city kid named Ren (Kevin Backon) attempts to adapt to life in an ultra-conservative backwater Midwestern town.

Once there, he ends up leading the repressed teenagers into a rebellion against the town fathers, who have outlawed rock & roll and dancing.

The Blu-ray and DVD delux edition include brand new bonus material such as interviews with Bacon and Sarah Jessica Parker, a tribute to Chris Penn, a costume montage, and a first-ever look at Bacon's screen test.

Check out the trailer for the NEW "Footloose" here:
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Spotted: Chelsea Handler, Shia Labeouf, Kevin Bacon, Demi Lovato & More Party In LA

August 30th, 2011 7:30pm EDT
Audrina
The stars hit the town this weekend and we’ve got all the details! [RIGHT] Shia Labeouf, Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge, Chelsea Handler, Jesse Metcalfe and tons more all attended the (BELVEDERE)RED launch party Friday night held at The Box in Hollywood. Belvedere partnered up with product Red to help raise proceeds for the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Africa. The celebs looked good and had fun, all for a good cause!

Saturday night we spotted a bevy of celebrities at Perez Hilton’s infamous "One Night In Los Angeles" pre-VMA bash held at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. The ...
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Blake Shelton Reworks 'Footloose' Theme For Movie Remake

August 9th, 2011 10:37pm EDT
Blake Shelton
Country star Blake Shelton has signed on to revamp Kenny Loggins' Footloose anthem for the movie remake of the cult film.

The soundtrack will also feature new renditions of Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out For a Hero," Ann Wilson and Mike Reno's "Almost Paradise" and Deniece Williams' "Let's Hear it For The Boy" by acts like Victoria Justice, Hunter Hayes, Ella Mae Brown and Jana Kramer.

The film's soundtrack also features new tunes by Big & Rich, Cee Lo Green, David Banner and Zac Brown Band.

The remake of the 1984 film features newcomer Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough and Dennis Quaid.
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Review: Two Jews' Split Over 'Crazy Stupid Love' (Video)

July 27th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Crazy Stupid Love
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: 'Crazy Stupid Love' written by Dan Fogelman (Cars) opens with a shot of two sets of feet underneath a table in a restaurant. The feet belong to Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) and his wife Emily (Julianne Moore) Their feet are very far apart from one another...which tells us...something is not quite right with this couple.

As Cal studies the menu, he says to his wife...'Let's shout out on three what we want' But before he gets to three, Emily blurts out...'I want a divorce'. Not exactly what Cal was expecting.

Cal, up to now, has been living the...
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Summer Superhero Recap: What Worked, What Didn't, What Comes Next

July 25th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Summer Superhero Recap 2011
Now that Captain America has slung his mighty shield across the cineplexes, 2011’s summer superhero quadrumvirate—Thor, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern and Cap—is ripe for a recap: What worked, what didn’t, and most importantly, what comes next? (Oh, and even though they bested all four DC and Marvel characters at the box office, we’re not counting the Transformers or Harry Potter, okay?)

THOR

Released: May 6. Worldwide box office to date: ~$444 million. Rotten Tomatoes rating: 6.7/10

Marvel Comics’ God of Thunder kicked off the superhero summer in a film directed by the Shakespeare...
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Kevin Bacon Isn't Dead

July 14th, 2011 10:09am EDT
Kevin Bacon
Publicists for Kevin Bacon have shot down sick online reports suggesting the star has died in a car crash in Australia.

The rumors started circulating on Wednesday but Bacon's rep Jennifer Allen has assured fans the actor is alive and well and at work on new Billy Bob Thornton movie "Jayne Mansfield's Car."

She tells Entertainment Tonight, "Kevin is on set in Atlanta and is just fine."
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'X-Men: First Class' A Lot Like The First Film... But In All the Right Ways

June 7th, 2011 3:38pm EDT
X-Men: First Class
Unlike most superhero/comic book movies, there’s an overabundance of story in “X-Men: First Class. There are points in its 132-minute running time when it feels far more like an epic miniseries than a summer blockbuster. It’s surprisingly willing to downplay its big action sequences in order to focus on character development; the action is there, but it just doesn’t feel terribly important.

And yet, for the most part, “First Class” doesn’t feel overstuffed and rushed, or overlong and talky. There are a lot of characters to introduce after all, though director Michael Vaughn wisely capit...
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Review: 'X-Men First Class' 'Two Jews On Film' Just Like Prof X & Magneto Go Their Separate Ways (Video)

June 3rd, 2011 10:04am EDT
X-Men First Class
By Joan Alperin Schwartz: Right off the bat, I have to say that I gave 'X-Men First Class' 5 bagels out of 5. I absolutely loved it. The director, Matthew Vaughn did the 'X Men' franchise proud.

'X-Men First Class' is a prequel. Before Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) was Professor X and Eric Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) became Magneto, they were just two mutant guys discovering their powers and figuring out how to use them. Charles and Eric were also on the same side.

Charles is your typical nice guy...goodlooking, brilliant, and super rich. He's also an Oxford graduate whose sp...
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'X-Men First Class' Earns An 'A' And Resurrects Sinking Franchise

June 1st, 2011 11:00am EDT
X-Men First Class Earns An  A And Resurrects Sinking Franchise
“X-Men: First Class” has the pop and style and comic book action and humor beloved in this genre. Director Matthew Vaughn, who cut his chops on the hyper-visceral, hyper-violent “Kick-Ass” has accomplished something sort of great here. He’s resurrected a sinking franchise.

Starting in sunny Nazi occupied Poland, we meet the young Erik as he is ripped away from his mother by SS officers. So desperate to be with her, Erik unleashes his magnetic powers for the first time, mentally bending and contorting the metal fence keeping them apart.

Immediately after this feat, Erik is greeted by SS of...
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