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Jimmy Fallon sets first guests for 'The Tonight Show' as Will Smith and U2

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Jimmy Fallon is set to take over for Jay Leno as the host of The Tonight Show and Fallon has announced his first two guests. Fallon will feature Will Smith and U2.

Variety reported that Fallon plans on keeping some of the portions of his former show for this move. The show will feature taped skits and bits that have been a highlight and fan favorite from his Late Night show.

Fallon made the announcement on Sunday afternoon during his winter Television Critics Association press tour session, The Hollywood Reporter added. He also added that the show will be taking place in New York.

U2 has been nominated for Best Original Song by the Academy Awards for their work on the feature film, Mandela: A Long Walk To Freedom for "Ordinary Love."

Fallon will take over for Leno on Feb. 17 but will be featured on the last week of shows for Leno. Leno will feature Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks as his last guests. Crystal was the first guest to ever appear on Leno.

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