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Joan Rivers ‘Resting Comfortably’ in New York City Hospital

FILE  Comedian Joan Rivers Hospitalised After She Stops Breathing Following An Operation On Her Vocal Chords
Joan Rivers attends the 2009 Mardi Gras VIP party at the Zeta Bar of the Hilton Hotel in Sydney on March 5, 2009 Mike Flokis—Getty Images

Comedian was scheduled to perform Friday in Red Bank, N.J.

Updated 7:39 a.m. Friday

Joan Rivers, the 81-year-old comedian and television personality, was rushed from a doctor’s office to a New York City hospital on Thursday morning after she went into cardiac arrest, according to the Associated Press.

“This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to. Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support,” Sid Dinsay, a spokesman for the hospital, said in a statement. Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, said Thursday that Rivers is “resting comfortably” after the episode.

Rivers, who rose to national fame with her 1965 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, was scheduled to perform on Friday in Red Bank, N.J. The Count Basie Theatre said in a statement on its website that Rivers’ show has been postponed and that they “look forward to hosting the iconic comedienne in the near future.”

The entertainer gave a talk on Wednesday at the Time-Life building, where TIME is based, and had told the audience she had no physical ailments — even calling herself “lucky” — according to a reporter who was at the event. Rivers said she does not restrict what she eats and joked that the processed foods and fake sugar may be what preserves the body.

With reporting by Dan Kedmey

TIME Television

Watch Jimmy Fallon Give Jared Leto an Unexpected Trim

The Tonight Show transforms into a barber shop

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Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon happened to have an electric trimmer when actor Jared Leto stopped by on Wednesday. Leto, who left a bit less scruffy, said during the segment that Fallon was “pretty good” at trimming beards.

Leto, who is touring with his band 30 Seconds To Mars as it promotes a new single, admitted during the show that he had been growing his beard out since the Academy Awards in March, when he won an Oscar for his supporting role in Dallas Buyers Club.

TIME Video Games

This Is What Happens When Jimmy Fallon Plays Goldeneye 007 with Pierce Brosnan

Hint: It does't go well for Mr. Brosnan.

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Want to see Jimmy Fallon square off with James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan (playing as his digital Bond-ian self) in Nintendo’s Goldeneye 007? Wish granted for roughly two minutes if you click the video above.

It’s weird watching someone like Brosnan, who I’m guessing isn’t a routine gamer, play a game like Goldeneye 007 on national TV. And that’s the point: It gives you little sense of what it’s like to play a fan-beloved game plenty would call Rare’s magnum opus, but then you’re watching to see how merciless a relatively serious gamer like Fallon’s going to be (relatively merciless), whether Brosnan’s going to be a good sport about it (a very good one), and what the audience is going to make of Fallon’s trademark sputtering and faux-obsequiousness.

Why was Brosnan on Fallon last night? To talk up his new film, The November Man, a spy flick about an ex-CIA agent drawn into the thick of an agency coverup.

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Watch Jimmy Fallon’s Hilarious House of Cards Parody

A dead-on spoof with a shocking twist ending

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Jimmy Fallon has already parodied popular TV shows like Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey, so it’s about time he crafted a spoof of House of Cards too. He channels Frank Underwood by busting out his best southern accent, donning a pretty terrible wig and speaking slyly into the camera. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to your new favorite show: House of Cue Cards.

The spoof features Ellen Barkin as a spot-on Claire Underwood, and also includes an extended reference to Freddy’s Barbecue. Be sure to watch the second installment below, which, in true House of Cards fashion, features a crazy twist ending:

 

TIME Television

Watch Late Night Hosts Pay Tribute to Robin Williams

Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and Conan O'Brien remember the late comedian during their shows

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Late night hosts including Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers addressed the death of Robin Williams Tuesday night. Tonight Show host Fallon, near tears, said, “He was one of a kind. He was one in a million.” Meyers took a moment to express his condolences to Williams’ family on his show, Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Late night host Conan O’Brien earlier broke the news to his audience during the taping of his show Monday night. He told his audience Tuesday night, “What I think a lot of people don’t know…is how crazily generous– he was so generous.”

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Watch Jimmy Fallon and Katie Holmes Play with Photo Booth

Katie Holmes and Jimmy Fallon decide to have some fun by swirling their faces with the Photo Booth app

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On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday, Fallon and guest Katie Holmes acted like teenagers from 2009 by playing with the iPad Photo Booth app.

The app, optimal for taking copious selfies, allows you to add dozens of zany effects such as filters and mirror images. Holmes and Fallon decided to have some fun by swirling their faces with the app. The effect shown can cause the user’s eyes to appear below their nose, much like a Picasso painting.

Whose face was the funniest? You’ll have to watch and decide.

 

TIME Late Night Highlight

Will Arnett Kicks Pinatas on The Tonight Show

Something Will Arnett would probably do anyway

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Will Arnett appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Thursday and played a new game called Karate Pinata. The game involves a revolving mobile of pinatas, and, like in the traditional game, Arnett was blindfolded. Kicking and flailing, Arnett had to try to break as many of the moving pinatas as he could.

Arnett is starring in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie out Friday. He plays April’s (Megan Fox) cameraman and nemesis, Vernon Fenwick.

TIME Television

Watch Jimmy Fallon and Megan Fox’s All-Star Pictionary Game

It wasn't a draw

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Megan Fox and Nick Cannon faced off against Jimmy Fallon and Wiz Khalifa in a game of Pictionary Wednesday on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. “Aliens,” “dancing” and “selfies” were just some of the guesses that were shouted out.

Fox was on the show to plug her role in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in which she plays April, a reporter who works with the classic mutant reptiles. Nick Cannon, on the other hand, is working on his producing jobs, including Drumline 2: A New Beat, which is now in post-production.

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Jimmy Fallon Makes The Roots Watch Horror Movie Version of The 50 Shades of Grey Trailer

More like "50 Shades of Freaked Out"

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The 50 Shades of Grey trailer has been in heavy rotation this week as fans get their first peek at Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in action as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, stars of EL James’s steamy boudoir bestseller turned sure-to-be blockbuster. So it wasn’t entirely surprising that Jimmy Fallon would ask The Tonight Show house band, The Roots, to watch the trailer. It never hurts to be up on current event in pop culture when the stars of the film will probably be stopping by the show during the eventual all-out 50 Shades press tour.

What The Roots didn’t know is that Fallon is an evil genius. They may have suspected as much after seeing him make acclaimed actor Morgan Freeman huff helium, but with this prank, he proved he belongs along side Lex Luthor, The Brain and Dr. Evil (or at least Dr. Doofenshmirtz) in the evil genius hall of fame. What did Fallon do? He secretly inserted a bleeding, screaming ghoul into the clip to scare the bejeezus out of them. Questlove did not approve.

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Vin Diesel Shows Jimmy Fallon His Breakdancing Moves

Vin Diesel shows Fallon how he and his brother used to make a little side cash

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Before he got famous, Vin Diesel and his brother were already in the entertainment business — not as actors, but as breakdancers.

Naturally, during last night’s Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon convinced him to demonstrate a few of his moves. And Diesel obliged, despite wearing dress pants.

Diesel appeared on the show to promote his upcoming movie Guardians of the Galaxy, due in theaters Friday.

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