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Jay Leno books final guests on 'The Tonight Show'


Presenter Jimmy Fallon lies on the stage as the microphone moves up and down as he presents the award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Video by REUTERS

Jay Leno books final guests on 'The Tonight Show'

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Jan 19, 2014

Three nights before Jay Leno hands over his "Tonight Show" crown to Jimmy Fallon, Fallon will appear as Leno's guest on Monday, Feb. 3 confirms NBC.

"The Tonight Show" guests for Leno's final week also include: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Betty White and Blake Shelton.

Leno will host Billy Crystal as his final guest on Thursday, Feb. 6, as Crystal was also "his first guest on the couch more than two decades ago," reports Access Hollywood. That happened when Leno took over "The Tonight Show" from Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992. Country legend Garth Brooks is booked as Leno's final musical act.

Here's the full schedule of guests for Leno's final week:

Monday, Feb. 3: Jimmy Fallon, Betty White

Tuesday, Feb. 4: Matthew McConaughey, Charles Barkley, Lyle Lovett

Wednesday, Feb. 5: Sandra Bullock, Blake Shelton

Thursday, Feb. 6: Billy Crystal, Garth Brooks

The band Vintage Trouble will also appear sometime during the week, likely in a pre-taped performance.

Fallon's first night as host follows the conclusion of the Olympics, on Monday, Feb. 17. Billboard has confirmed that his first guests will be "iconic rock band U2 and actor/former-rapper Will Smith . . . U2 will be the musical guest while Smith will be the premiere episode's first interviewee."

The show will re-locate from Burbank, Calif., to New York to accomodate Fallon. Fellow "Saturday Night Live" veteran Seth Myers takes over Fallon's old "Late Night" slot beginning Feb. 24.

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Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.