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Jimmy Fallon’s First ‘Tonight Show’ Is Coming Right Up, and He Might Be a Tiny Bit Nervous

Also in the Afternoon Links: A ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 trailer, Ellen Page’s coming-out speech, and actual members of Congress reading ‘House of Cards’ lines.


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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon kicks off … well, tonight. And lil’ Jimmy’s got flutterbies! “I can’t even begin to describe what we are all feeling right now here at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC,” Fallon, or an intern with a killer Fallon-on-Tumblr impression, writes. “But — I know that we’ll never have this exact feeling ever again. By this time tomorrow we’ll no longer wonder what it would be like to do the Tonight Show. We can’t put that feeling — that moment back in the bottle. All we can do is try to make the best show that we can and make people happy. And we will. Here’s to the first of many. Fun.” The show airs at midnight and features Will Smith and U2.

A new Game of Thrones Season 4 trailer?! What did we do to deserve such majesty?!

AND a teaser for Orange Is the New Black Season 2, arriving June 6?! [Faints onto keyboarjrah9y2o23jjj]

J.K. Rowling is sticking with her Robert Galbraith pseudonym, and has a second detective novel in the Cormoran Strike series coming this June.

RuPaul’s Drag Race is getting a seventh season.

ICYMI: Ellen Page came out. Onstage. In front of hundreds of people. “I’m here today because I am gay,” she said. “And because maybe I can make a difference to help others have an easier and more hopeful time.”

Back to the Future–style Nike Power Laces in 2015, baby. (OK: maybe, baby.)

I know, I know — so much Lego stuff these days. But hear me out: official Ghostbusters set.

Watch a trailer for Unbroken, which the Coen brothers wrote and Angelina Jolie directed.

Pixar artist Josh Cooley awesomely illustrated some R-rated movie scenes and turned ’em into a picture book.

The All-Star Weekend performances are all online. If you missed the action, they include — deepbreath — Janelle Monáe, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Gary Clark Jr., Earth, Wind & Fire, Nelly, Trombone Shorty, Snoop Dogg, and Busta Rhymes. So many people who know how to do music.

Actual politicians awkwardly read some of Frank Underwood’s best House of Cards lines.
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Forget that deceased Murder She Wrote reboot; Octavia Spencer has a Fox pilot ready instead.

Showtime’s Penny Dreadful has a gruesome two-minute trailer. Always a little funny to be reminded Josh Hartnett exists, but not so funny to be reminded that monsters and bugs need pleasure, too.

And this is The Wolf of Wall Street set to the disgusting heaviness of Sweden’s Meshuggah. [via]