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Jimmy Fallon Faces Off Against Aaron Paul, Florida Georgia Line, & Tig Notaro In A FIERCE Game Of Musical Beers — Watch!

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Jimmy Fallon LOVES his drinking games!

The host with the most beer played a big round of Musical Beers when Aaron Paul stopped by on Wednesday night!

Of course, you can't play a two man game, so the Saturday Night Live alum invited comedienne Tig Notaro as well as musical guest Florida Georgia Line to play along!

Video: The Final Five Gold Medal Gymnasts Play Hungry Hungry Humans With Jimmy!

Unfortunately for Fallon, the late night host proved he needs to brush up on his reflexes as he was the first one out! The rest of the competitors, however, played a VERY tight game!

Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazingly close race (below) to find out if Aaron's Need for Speed helped him come out on top!

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Tracy Morgan Tells Howard Stern How Masturbating Was A HUGE Part Of His Hospital Recovery — Listen!

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It's been two years since Tracy Morgan's terrible car accident that left the comedian in critical condition and killed his friend James McNair.

Since the tragedy, the Saturday Night Live alum has had quite a comeback as he returned to his old NBC stomping grounds to host the NBC sketch show, got back to stand up, and even made a surprise appearance at the Emmys!

Related: Fired SNL Stars Jay Pharoah & Taran Killam Already Have New Jobs!

Even though Tracy doesn't like talking about the accident, he did open up a bit when he stopped by Howard Stern on Tuesday, all about about the dirtier parts of recovery — like masturbation!

The 30 Rock star apparently cleaned his pipe A LOT at the hospital. He explained:

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Leslie Jones Meets Superfan Matthew McConaughey & Gets THISCLOSE To Michael Phelps In AH-Mazing Rio Olympics Coverage!

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It's no surprise Leslie Jones is having a BLAST at the Rio Olympics!

The Saturday Night Live cast member has been the unofficial olympic hype woman on social media for the past week, in what started off as passionately watching the games at home to actually being invited to Brazil to capture the action in person!

And you better believe the Ghostbusters star is making the best out of her time in Rio!

On Thursday, Jones was living every fan's dream — from hanging out with USA gymnastics stars Simone Biles and Aly Raisman to cheering on some historic swimming races!

Related: Simone Biles' Biological Mother Talks About Her Drug Past!

Not only did the comedienne get to witness Simone Manuel become the first African-American to win an individual swimming Olympic gold medal, but she also got to see Michael Phelps become the most decorated Olympian EVER after his 22nd gold medal win!

Of course, the fun didn't stop there. Jones also got to hang out with fellow celebrity swim fan Matthew McConaughey — and even performed a "horrible" cartwheel for Romanian gymnastics coach Béla Károlyi!

Ch-ch-check out all the glorious fun Jones is having at Rio so far (below)!

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Don't Worry About Fired SNL Stars Jay Pharoah & Taran Killam — They Both Already Have New Gigs Lined Up On The SAME Network!

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It's almost as if they're highly sought after in their field or something…

We still don't know what was going through Lorne Michaels' head earlier this week when he decided to fire both Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah after six years on Saturday Night Live… but it may have been the best thing possible for their careers.

That's because in just the two days since the NBC casting news first broke, both comedians already have new gigs lined up over at Showtime!

Photo: 21 Saturday Night Live Cast Members Who Got Fired!

According to SHO president David Nevins at the Television Critics Association's press tour on Thursday, Taran will star in Season One of Friday Night Lights' Jason Katims' comedy anthology Mating, while Jay landed the pilot for a new show called White Famous from Californication's Tom Kapinos.

Needless to say, Showtime is much more critically acclaimed than NBC, so we're extremely happy that both actors were able to land on their feet following their sudden SNL terminations.

Unfortunately, no word on Jon Rudnitsky's potential prospects just yet…

Will U be watching Mating and/or White Famous on Showtime in 2017??

[Image via NBC.]

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Leslie Jones Is Officially In Rio — She Even Has Her Own Olympics Snapchat Filter! See Her First Comedic Coverage!

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Leslie Jones slays all day!

The Saturday Night Live star has been enthusiastically live-tweeting the Olympics ever since the Opening Ceremony on Friday, and her AH-Mazing reactions even captured the attention of NBC!

Earlier this week, the network offered to fly the Ghostbusters actress down to Rio de Janeiro to act as a contributor to their media coverage.

Related: Ghostbusters May Not Be Getting A Sequel After All!

Miz Jones officially landed on Thursday, and Brazil's seaside city — and Snapchat — welcomed the funny lady with open arms!

The comedienne took to Twitter to share cute clips of her flight, her hotel, and the city that she filmed on Snap, complete with her OWN filter!

The 48-year-old's lens for the 2016 Games consists of a

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Jay Pharoah Finally Breaks His Silence After Surprise SNL Firing… But Is He Hinting At Behind-The-Scenes Drama?!

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Live from New York it's… only three of the cast?

Television viewers were modestly shocked on Tuesday when it was announced that both Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah had been unceremoniously fired from Saturday Night Live after six years on the late night sketch show.

Not only were they arguably the two most talented male players in the cast, but they're also two of the most featured comedians… which means Lorne Michaels must have something big planned for Season 42 to replace them…

Photo: 21 Saturday Night Live Cast Members Who Got Fired!

While Taran addressed his sudden departure shortly after the NBC news broke, Jay remained suspiciously quiet all day long — as did fellow axed actor Jon Rudnitsky, but he was still new, so…

Luckily, the Barack Obama impersonator finally referenced his termination in an Instagram post on Wednesday alongside Taran and Vanessa Bayer… but is he subtly placing blame on

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