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Carson Daly and Fiancee Expecting Third Child

It’s a “Today” baby boom: Carson Daly and his fiancee, Siri Pinter, are expecting their third child this summer. Daly, who has a 5-year-old son and a 1-year-old daughter with Pinter, announced the news yesterday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

The due date for Baby Daly is just one week away from the due date of Savannah Guthrie‘s first child. “I can’t wait until we all go to Lamaze class together,” Guthrie quipped on “Today” this morning. Watch:

Bret Baier ‘Ready For a Rap-Off’ With Brian Williams

Long before Jimmy Fallon got the idea to edit together clips of Brian Williams “rapping,” another news anchor that’s on in the 6pmET hour tried his hand at “Rapper’s Delight” — live.

The Daily Caller found video from 2011 of Fox News anchor Bret Baier performing “Rapper’s Delight” at the Bob Hope Classic, an annual charity golf tournament in California. Watch:

“I’m ready for a rap-off anytime,” Baier joked in a radio interview with WMAL. “I’ll tell you this — that editor, holy cow. That’s a lot of hours … it’s really strong. It’s very, very strong.”

Aside from his musical skills, Baier is a man of many talents: last week, he and his wife Amy were awarded the inaugural Joseph E. Robert, Jr. Prize in Philanthropy from the Children’s National Health System. Baier is a vocal advocate for children with heart disease, as his son, Paul, was born with congenital heart defects and has undergone seven angioplasties and three heart surgeries.

Here’s Brian Williams and Lester Holt ‘Rapping’ ‘Rapper’s Delight’

Jimmy Fallon has a new gig, but he’s brought some recurring segments, including one where clips of Brian Williams on “NBC Nightly News” are spliced together into a rap, along to “The Tonight Show.” Last night, it was “Rapper’s Delight” — featuring both Williams and Lester Holt. Watch:

Meanwhile, on “Nightly News” yesterday, Williams apologized to Arsenio Hall for leaving him off a graphic showing all the late-night hosts on TV. “In apologizing to Arsenio, we just wanted to point out: at least you’re in good company here,” Williams said. “Last July we left the state of New Hampshire off the map and had to apologize to a U.S. Senator. Just last night on this broadcast we re-named the city of brotherly love ‘Philadelpia.’ So chalk it up to being on the air at 4 a.m. in the morning in Russia, but it won’t happen again.”

Jimmy Fallon on Matt Lauer and Al Roker’s Double Luge: ‘You Can’t Unsee That’

Jimmy Fallon officially took the helm of “The Tonight Show” last night with a star-studded debut that was the show’s first broadcast from New York in 42 years. Fallon reserved part of his monologue for NBC colleagues Matt Lauer and Al Roker, who learned (or attempted) to luge on the Olympic track in full spandex last week. “You can’t unsee that,” Fallon said of the stunt. “Actually, the screaming actually came from their sled.” Watch:

Before ‘Tonight’ Jimmy Fallon Drops by ‘Nightly News’

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Before he left for Sochi, “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams sat down with Jimmy Fallon. The interview runs tonight on “Nightly News,” just hours before the first Fallon “Tonight Show” tonight,  following Olympics coverage and the late local news, around MidnightET. With Williams, Fallon talks about the excitement of bringing “The Tonight Show” back to New York, he previews the new theme music composed by The Roots, and drops a few clues about the show’s not-yet-seen studio.

Ronan Farrow: ‘I Love the Idea of Getting People More Involved in the News’

With less than a month to go until his show debuts on MSNBC, Ronan Farrow is busy brainstorming ideas for the network’s 1pmET hour. The 26-year-old, who worked as a foreign policy official in the first Obama administration, said on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” he loves “the idea of getting people more involved in the news.”

“Where a lot of the news just leaves you by the side of the road once they tell you the story, my hope is every week we’ll introduce a kind of call to action, where we can track how people are actually reacting to the story, being a part of it themselves, and being a part of the solution,” Farrow said. Watch:

Kroft on Leno: ‘They’re Forcing Him Out While He’s a Solid No. 1′

Steve Kroft‘s interview with Jay Leno for “60 Minutes” last night comes 22 years after Kroft’s first interview with the NBC late night host, when Leno took over “The Tonight Show” from Johnny Carson. What’s changed in those 22 years?

“[H]is life has changed very little,” Kroft says. “He’s a creature of habit… he tells jokes, he writes jokes, he goes to his antique car garage, and he watches television with his wife, Mavis.”

“He’s done everything that NBC has asked him to, and they’ve tried to fire him twice,” says Kroft. “And now they’re forcing him out while he’s a solid No. 1.”

Meanwhile, on the “Today” show this morning, Matt Lauer talked with Leno and with Jimmy Fallon, who will be taking over “The Tonight Show” on Feb. 17.

Will Brian Williams Have to Choose Between Fallon and Letterman?

With just weeks to go until Jimmy Fallon takes over as the host of NBC’s “Late Night,” rival CBS host David Letterman thinks Brian Williams may never appear on his show again.

“They’ll make you go on Jimmy. You’ll never come back here. This is your last appearance,” Letterman said to Williams this week on “The Late Show.” “Do they mind you coming to see me?”

“Oh, they loathe it,” Williams joked. “But I honor my friendships. Jimmy’s just upstairs from me, I see him all the time. I would like to call myself a regular on his show, and dare I say on yours.” Watch:

Jimmy Fallon Looks Beyond ‘Tonight Show’ to ‘Nightly News,’ ‘Today,’ and Being the ‘New Carson Daly’

SNLMadonna and the Mayor were just two of the drop-ins on tonight’s “Saturday Night Live” hosted by SNL alum Jimmy Fallon. Paul McCartney, Barry Gibb and Chris Rock stopped by too. During “Weekend Update” there was a passing of the baton. When Fallon, a former “Weekend Update” anchor takes the reins at the “Tonight Show” next year, current “Update” anchor Seth Myers takes over his job at “Late Night.”

“I hosted ‘Late Night’ for five years and now the ‘Tonight Show,’ Fallon said during “Update.” “Five years after that I’ll host the ‘Nightly News,’ then, five years after that the ‘Today’ show. And five years after that I’m the new Carson Daly.”

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is leaving his job on New Year’s Eve talked about his future plans: “I’ll be fulfilling a lifelong dream of consuming a small soda on a smoke-free beach.” Bloomberg also joked that he’s applied to teach Spanish.

Earlier on “Update,” Myers joked about an upcoming New Year’s Eve special: “NBC announced this week that Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb will host a primetime special on the network called ‘A Toast to 2013,’ in which they recount their favorite stories from the past year. But, shh, it’s actually an intervention.”

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Maddow at the ‘Pinnacle:’ ‘I Quit. I’m Done.’

rachel maddow_304x200Fresh off her “Simpson’s” cameo, Rachel Maddow told Jimmy Fallon her life mission is now complete.

“This is the pinnacle of my existence,” Maddow said on “Late Night” Thursday. “I’ve had a great life, I have the best job in the world, but being drawn on ‘The Simpsons’… I sort of feel like, ‘I quit, I’m done, this is it!’”

Now that her cartoon mission is complete, Maddow looks to the remainder of things she wants in life —a flying jet pack and an easier time catching fish.

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