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Watch Rachel Maddow Explain Donald Trump’s ‘Genius’ Campaign on Tonight Show

“He will never have more power than he has right now”

Rachel Maddow isn’t certain that Donald Trump wants to be president.

“Look what happens to people who become president. Barack Obama is 40 years older than when he got sworn in seven years ago,” Maddow told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Thursday night.

But the host of the The Rachel Maddow Show expressed to Fallon that Trump’s presidential run has granted him an enormous amount of power; Trump is pushing an extremely right-wing campaign, making his run as an independent a guaranteed win for the Democrats.

“He will never have more power than he has right now,” Maddow told Fallon. She emphasized that Trump’s position is genius; regardless of how he runs, Trump will have either party in political debt to him.

“Half of the country’s political infrastructure is going to owe him for the rest of their lives. That is the art of the deal,” Maddow said, slyly alluding to Trump’s 1987 memoir.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Jimmy Fallon Will Stay on the The Tonight Show For Another 6 Years

Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on July 20, 2015.
Douglas Gorenstein—NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on July 20, 2015.

NBC renewed the host's contract

Jimmy Fallon isn’t going anywhere.

The Tonight Show host is sticking around on NBC for another six years.

NBC announced the host’s contract was renewed Thursday, extending his late-night gig to the year 2021.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Watch Jimmy Fallon Mock Donald Trump’s Spat With Megyn Kelly

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Someone has to fill the Jon Stewart void.

Stephen Colbert may be “twitching” to get back on TV and sink his teeth into Donald Trump, but his comedian colleagues are already on the beat. On Monday’s “Tonight Show,” Jimmy Fallon delivered a spot-on impersonation of the Donald, with some help from fake tanner and a combover.

Fallon poked fun at Trump’s record of demeaning comments toward women, and his retroactive attempts to clean them up. Fallon opened with Trump’s latest comment, when he told CNN’s Don Lemon on Friday that there “was blood coming out of [Megyn Kelly’s] wherever” during the FOX Republican debate. Kelly had grilled Trump on his history of misogynist comments during the debate. The remark was widely condemned by liberals and conservatives alike as an unnecessary reference to menstruation (though Trump claims he was talking about Kelly’s nose.)

“Yesterday I called Megyn Kelly to personally not apologize,” Fallon riffed. “I was not referring to hormones or menstruation. Period.”

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Ice T’s Version of The Smurfs and Care Bears Will Make You Rethink Your Childhood

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NBC—NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Actor Ice-T during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on July 30, 2015

Ice T is a man of many talents: he raps, he acts — and now he does inappropriate voice-overs for cartoons

To screams of laughter from the crowd, Ice T showed his talent as a voice actor when he dubbed over scenes from Care Bears, The Smurfs and Dora the Explorer on Thursday’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

“Yo, yo, yo why don’t you all quit your moaning and check this” said Ice T as Grumpy Bear in his NSFW version of the cartoon. “I turned this Rumba into a bomb.”

Ice T, who brought along British bulldogs for the interview with Fallon, is expecting his first child with Coco, his wife of 14 years. Luckily, there now will be plenty of Ice T-approved children’s entertainment available for the little one.

Watch the whole interview below.

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Watch Jimmy Fallon Put Tape All Over Katie Holmes’ Face

In a game of "say anything"

Whatever you think about Katie Holmes’ acting skills, one thing is certain: she can’t keep up with Jimmy Fallon on improvisation.

The actress paid a visit to The Tonight Show on Thursday, where she was invited to play a game of “say anything.” She and Fallon took turns saying a word, any word, so long as it hadn’t previously been said. Anytime someone stumbled, the other person got to put a piece of tape on their face. Fallon tried to make Holmes feel a little better about herself between rounds, saying, “Even with that on your face, you still look beautiful.”

“I know,” Holmes replied. “But we have to concentrate.”

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Watch Judd Apatow Slam Bill Cosby During Tonight Show Stand-Up Set

"I think we do have to stand up for the women and say that we believe you"

Judd Apatow brought his crusade against Bill Cosby to Monday’s edition of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, blasting the 78-year-old during a stand-up set on the late-night show.

“Cosby is still out on the road. Isn’t that weird? He’s, like, doing stand-up? What do you think his act is like? Do you think he’s still talking about it?” Apatow said, before slipping into an impersonation of the comic. “Do you think he says, ‘Have you ever been in trouble with the wife? Did you ever get into the doghouse with the wife over something that you did?’”

More than 40 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault, though he has never been charged with a crime. Last weekend, the New York Times released a deposition of Cosby from a 2005 lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand, a Temple University employee who claimed she was drugged and molested by Cosby. In the deposition, Cosby admitted to giving her drugs, but said the sex was consensual. (“I walk her out. She does not look angry. She does not say to me, don’t ever do that again,” he said in the deposition. “She doesn’t walk out with an attitude of a huff, because I think I’m a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them.”)

Apatow alluded to the media coverage around Cosby in his stand-up routine, imagining a situation where Cosby’s wife, Camille Cosby, would confront the comic about an article.

“She says to me, ‘What is this in the paper about the raping, the drugging and the women?’” Apatow said in his Cosby voice. “And I said, ‘Do you like your life? Do you like the house, the jet? Then have a cappuccino and shut the [eff] up.’”

Apatow has been one of Cosby’s most vocal critics, frequently tweeting and commenting about the accusations. After excerpts from the 2005 deposition were released in June, Apatow called out Camille Cosby and former Cosby Show co-star Phylicia Rashad, who had previously supported Cosby, to “stand with the victims and not their attacker.”

Speaking to the TODAY show this month, Apatow explained why he has been so vigorous in his takedown of Cosby.

“I just kept noticing that no one else was saying that this was a bad thing,” Apatow said. “I would have loved to not talk about it. It’s incredibly sad. It’s one of the most tragic things that’s happened in our business, and I think we do have to stand up for the women and say that we believe you.”

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Watch New Daily Show Host Trevor Noah Explain How the Election Is Like Game of Thrones

"We need a map to show you who goes where, and how: The House of Bush!"

Trevor Noah, the comedian set to take over The Daily Show in September, is wasting no time when it comes to getting his own comic sensibility out there. In an appearance on The Tonight Show Friday night, the South African comic described the presidential election as akin to Game of Thrones: “We need a map to show you who goes where, and how: The House of Bush!”

As for what outgoing Daily Show host Jon Stewart told him about taking on the fake-news stalwart: “Jon has some great advice and some of it, I don’t understand, but I just nod. [….] The most important thing he said was, ‘Go out there and have fun. Do the best show that you feel you can do and the show that you feel needs to be done.'”

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Jimmy Fallon Taping Canceled Due to Injury

Taylor Schilling Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
Theo Wargo—NBC/Getty Images Taylor Schilling visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on June 15, 2015 in New York City.

"He's totally fine but we'll be airing a repeat"

Friday night ticket holders for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will have to reschedule their visit: the taping has been canceled after the host was injured.

The show’s official Twitter account shared the news Friday afternoon, explaining that Fallon had injured his hand.

When fans expressed concern over the host’s health, the team stepped in with extra reassurance:

The show’s staff will be in touch with those who’s planned to attend Friday’s taping to reschedule—though not everyone is taking it well:

At publication time, it’s unclear exactly how (or how severely) Fallon injured his hand.

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See What Professor Snape Sounds Like After Inhaling Helium

Alan Rickman on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' on June 17, 2015.
Douglas Gorenstein—NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Alan Rickman on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' on June 17, 2015.

It'll change your entire perception of Defense Against the Dark Arts

Professor Snape, a.k.a. Alan Rickman, struck fear in the hearts of Hogwarts’ students in the Harry Potter films, but there’s nothing more magical than hearing Rickman’s voice influenced by several mouthfuls of helium.

Back in 2013, Jimmy Fallon and Benedict Cumberbatch did their very best impressions of the actor during what they called a “Rickman-Off.” So, when Rickman himself appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show on Wednesday night, he was ready to confront Fallon – armed with two “truth-telling” helium-filled balloons.

“This is really like a James Bond show, this really is,” Fallon said. “I’m very sorry you were offended, I’m very sorry. And welcome to the show.”

The two laughed their way through the remainder of the interview, with Fallon finally getting the actor to say “Harry Potter” after he’d taken a few puffs from his helium balloon.

Watch the full interview below.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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