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Justin Timberlake And Jimmy Fallon Are Having More Fun Than You Are

Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake performed their history of hip-hop last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Lloyd Bishop/NBC hide caption

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On last night's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake (who's terrific in The Social Network, which opens tomorrow) did a three-minute "history of hip-hop" that, while extremely silly, is highly instructive if you're curious about why both of these guys have a lot of fans. Simply put, they're having a fantastic time, and there's no pretentiousness in it, and it's accompanied by The Roots — who continue to be Fallon's greatest asset.

Between this and the opening of the Emmys, Jimmy Fallon is fast becoming a veritable ambassador for good-natured, non-snarky, entirely joy-fueled entertainment — a niche that sorely needs filling.



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