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Who Will Be Jimmy Fallon's First 'Tonight Show' Guest?

This Feb. 21, 2013 photo released by NBC shows Jimmy Fallon, host of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," on the set in New York.
This Feb. 21, 2013 photo released by NBC shows Jimmy Fallon, host of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," on the set in New York. A study released Monday of gags made by late-night comics found that Obama and Democrats provided the lion?s share of punchlines during the first six months of the year. That?s an abrupt change from 2012, when Mitt Romney proved a gift to the comic gods. (AP Photo/NBC, Lloyd Bishop, File)

Much of the planning for the first three weeks of the new show is already in place, Mr. Fallon said. “I know the first guest, kind of,” he said, adding that he and his writers have “about four options” for how the first edition of the new “Tonight” show will open. “I don’t think it will be a pretaped bit. I probably want to do it live,” Mr. Fallon said, declining to give more details.

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