<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usFri, 29 Jul 2016 19:05:59 -0500Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:05:59 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[American Airlines Sky Ball XIV]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:44:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/SkyBallTim2016.jpg

NBC 5 and The Airpower Foundation invite you to get your tickets today to the American Airlines Sky Ball XIV on Saturday, October 22, at the American Airlines Hangar in the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. This three day event starts on Thursday, October 20 with the Medal of Honor Bob Hope award gala honoring Tony Orlando, and ends with an exciting Black Tie Gala on Saturday, October 22. General admission and VIP sponsorships are available to this elegant evening featuring live entertainment from country superstar Tim McGraw and special guests Lee Greenwood, and Terry Fator.  Actor and veteran advocate Gary Sinise will co-host the event. There simply is no other event in the country that matches the scope, power, and impact of Sky Ball and this year will set the bar to an even higher level than ever before.

The Airpower Foundation, a non-profit foundation that raises money in support of our military and their families, was created by the Fort Worth Airpower Council in 1999. The Foundation prides itself on funding only those programs that directly benefit veterans, members of our military, Wounded Warriors and their families.

To purchase tickets, donate online and for more information visit www.skyballinfo.com.

American Airlines Sky Ball XIV
in support of Airpower Foundation
featuring Tim McGraw
Saturday, October 22
Doors Open at 5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
American Airlines Hangar at DFW International Airport
Buy tickets or donate online today at www.skyballinfo.com

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<![CDATA[A Role of a Lifetime: Dallas Summer Musical Archivist]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:04:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DSM-Kimberly-Richard-072916.jpg

As patrons pick up tickets in the lobby of the Music Hall at Fair Park to see one of Dallas Summer Musicals' modern shows, they do not realize Sally Soldo, Dallas Summer Musicals' archivist, is steadily working to uncover, catalog and digitally preserve an extensive collection of Dallas' theatrical history.

Soldo's job, unlike the show business going on just above her, is not glamorous. In a section of a basement that is noisy due to mechanical equipment, stifling hot in the summer, frigid in the winter and constantly covered in dust, Soldo sorts through file drawers, boxes, and cabinets and comes face-to-face with history that is both professional and personal.

Soldo began performing with the Dallas Summer Musicals in 1955 at the age nine in a production of South Pacific. By the time she was sixteen years old and officially joined the dance ensemble, she had performed in thirty shows.

"Every day was a learning opportunity. It was the best education. I was working with the best directors, choreographers, and actors," Soldo said.

In a photo of the stage shortly after the company moved from Fair Park’s Band Shell to the Music Hall at Fair Park in 1951, Sally points out five small microphones evenly spaced out on the edge of the stage and comments on her own singing.

"That's why I'm so loud. I grew up here and those were the only microphones we had here. There were no body mikes or booms. I had to learn how to project," she said.

Her experience at Dallas Summer Musicals helped her develop a career as an award-winning actress and she treasures the lessons she learned and the friendships she made at the beginning of her career. Her personal scrapbooks are filled with photos and playbills signed by celebrity cast members.

Soldo appeared in Calamity Jane with Carol Burnett playing the title role. At the time, Burnett was four months pregnant and the cast hosted a baby shower for her. Soldo still has the handwritten thank you note from Burnett, expressing gratitude for the "cute Texas outfit" Soldo's mother selected for the legendary performer's baby.

The archives in the Dallas Summer Musicals' basement mirror Soldo's personal collection, but on a larger scale.

The organization began in 1941 as Opera Under The Stars with a production of Blossom Time. There were no performances in 1942 because of World War II.

A new season was launched in 1943 under the name of Starlight Operetta. Ten shows were presented over ten weeks in the summer and ticket prices during the first season ranged from $.30 to $1.10.

The archives date back to the first season in 1941 and include promotional photos, production photos, playbills, souvenir programs, and scrapbooks filled with advertisements, postcards, subscription brochures, reviews, and articles.

Boxes and shelves are filled paperwork, Kodachrome slides, hand-typed scripts and performers’ contracts.

Soldo particularly loves the contracts. She can see how much the celebrity actors like Judy Garland, Carol Channing, Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Ginger Rogers, Joel Grey, and Rock Hudson were paid for specific roles over the years.

"Sometimes I find something glorious. I've found telegrams from Cole Porter and a script of Porgy and Bess," Soldo boasted. She is still looking for her first contract at the Dallas Summer Musicals.

Soldo appreciates the photos of window displays at Neiman Marcus and Sanger Bros department stores. The displays advertises a specific show and a mannequin is dressed in an outfit suggested for theatre-going.

A news article from 1951 shows off the organization's usherettes and their new uniforms.

Patrons often donate their vintage playbills and Soldo is charmed to discover they taped their ticket stubs and reviews of the show within the pages. Many patrons have also written notes about which actors they liked and which they did not. With those donated playbills, the audience becomes part of Dallas theatrical history.

The tape used to enclose the ticket stubs and reviews in donated playbills is one of Soldo's archiving challenges. Often the glue from the tape stains the documents. As Soldo opens one scrapbook, the glue fails and documents slide to the spine of the book, leaving a stain mark on a blank page. When Soldo started this archiving project seven years ago, she gravitated towards the massive collection of photos. She discovered she needed to erase crop marks, wax penciled numbers and the artistic outlining intended to improve contrast in the photos before she can scan it into a digital archive.

Flooding is a constant concern and Soldo is often surprised to discover how vibrant the colors of the publications have remained despite being exposed to extreme temperatures. She often needs to physically take apart the scrapbooks to successfully scan its contents and sometimes maintenance staff are called upon to grind the brads. After she scans the photos, she seals them in a plastic bag.

At a glance, Soldo can identify which photos she scanned and which she has not. Soldo admits deciding what to keep is challenging. "It sounded easy until I got down there and started trying to prioritize what I thought needed to be preserved," she said. "It's more than scanning a scrapbook."

Dallas Summer Musicals does not intend these archives to remain hidden in a basement. For their 75th anniversary in 2015, many of the pictures of the shows and Fair Park were used in a souvenir book about its history. The non-profit organization plans to create a lobby display of archival materials, hoping to educate patrons about its place in Dallas' vibrant history.

Sally Soldo knows this archiving project will outlive her, but she is proud to help preserve the history of a place where she found her artistic calling.

Kimberly Richard is a North Texan with a passion for the arts. She’s worked with Theatre Three, Inc. and interned for the English National Opera and Royal Shakespeare Company. She graduated from Austin College and currently lives in Garland with her very pampered cocker spaniel, Tessa.

Photo Credit: Kimberly Richard
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<![CDATA[Ian Ziering Dishes on "Sharknado 4"]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:19:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/3K1A9518.MOV.08_18_59_11.Still001.jpg Ian Ziering, star of SyFy's record-breaking "Sharknado" franchise, chats with us about what's in store for Fin Shepard this time around. He also hints at Tara Reid's fate. "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens" premieres Sunday, July 31, 2016. ]]> <![CDATA[Late at Night on NBC]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:00:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP24762024125.jpg

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<![CDATA[Malia Obama Spotted at Lollapalooza ]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:49:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/malialolla1.jpg

First daughter Malia Obama was spotted at Lollapalooza Thursday. Photos and videos posted on social media showed President Barack Obama's eldest daughter taking in the Cashmere Cat show at the festival.

“Was going hard to @CASHMERECAT and then Secret Service and Malia Obama just pull up,” Twitter user Alex Lao wrote Thursday.


The 18-year-old previously attended Lollapalooza in August of 2014, when she reportedly saw Chicago native Chance the Rapper perform, the Chicago Tribune reported at the time.

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Michelle Obama was also back in Illinois following her speech at the Democratic National Convention Monday. The first lady returned to the Obama family home in Kenwood, where increased police activity was visible.

President Obama gave a rousing speech as well at the DNC Wednesday night, although the Commander-in-Chief hasn’t been spotted around Chicago.

Photo Credit: Alex Lao/@alexanderlao
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<![CDATA[Voice Contestant Hosts Reunion Tower Party]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:12:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/reunion-lawn-party.jpg Former "The Voice" contestant Hannah Kirby and Reunion Tower GM Dusti Groskreutz join NBC 5 to talk about The Reunion Lawn Party Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Aretha Franklin To Headline "A Night To Remember"]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:57:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ANTR+2014_.jpg

NBC 5 and CitySquare are proud sponsors of A Night to Remember with The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, on Saturday, September 6, at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in downtown Dallas. Tickets are sold out!
Event co-chairmen, Cindy and Scott Collier and Kara and Ross Miller, promise to deliver another stellar event. A Night to Remember has featured legendary performers like Diana Ross, Jay Leno, Steve Martin, Lyle Lovett and BB King.
For more than 25 years, CitySquare has been fighting the causes and effects of poverty by addressing hunger, health, housing, and hope in Dallas and now offers a variety of programs throughout Texas. The new CitySquare Opportunity Center at the corner of Malcolm X Blvd and I-30 creates new opportunities for individuals and families to receive comprehensive services under one roof. CitySquare helps neighbors achieve progress and begin to work their way beyond poverty into viability and self-sufficiency.
NBC 5 is a proud sponsor of a Night to Remember! For more information, visit www.CitySquare.org/RESPECT.
A Night to Remember - SOLD OUT!
Benefiting CitySquare
Saturday, September 6th
8:00 p.m.
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House
Downtown Dallas

<![CDATA[MTV Classic Brings Back 'Daria,' 'Beavis and Butthead']]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:34:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/MTV+Classic.jpg

MTV is rebranding VH1 Classic as MTV Classic and says the channel plans to serve up heaps of nostalgia for fans of "Beavis and Butt-head," ''Daria," ''Total Request Live," and other MTV staples.

MTV says the channel will have "a special focus on the 1990s and early 2000s." In addition to full-season marathons of "The Real World," ''Road Rules" and "Laguna Beach," MTV says the channel will feature prime-time programming blocks that include episodes of "Cribs," ''Jackass," ''Punk'd" and others. "MTV Unplugged" episodes that MTV says haven't been aired in years also will be rerun.

MTV Classic will debut on Aug. 1 — 35 years to the day of MTV's debut. Its first show will be "MTV Hour One," a rebroadcast of MTV's first hour of programming from 1981.

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<![CDATA[‘Late Night’: ‘Weekend Update’ Duo Talks DNC and RNC]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:16:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e141_401_JostCheDNCRNC_h264_v2_20160728.mov_1200x675_734564931628.jpg The team behind “Weekend Update,” Colin Jost and Michael Che, explain to host Seth Meyers that the Democratic convention was weirder than the Republican convention because of the number of protesters at the DNC.]]> <![CDATA[‘Late Night’: Closer Look at Clinton Accepting Nomination]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:18:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-584449396.jpg With the DNC finally over, host Seth Meyers looks at Hillary Clinton accepting the Democratic nomination for president.

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<![CDATA[‘Tonight’: Will Smith Talks Racism]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:20:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s3e178_510_willsmith_marriage_20160728_1200x675_734562371652.jpg Will Smith explains to host Jimmy Fallon that having been through many hours of marriage counseling, he thinks about problem solving through such counseling. So, he summarizes, he knows how to solve problems between people not getting along.]]> <![CDATA[‘Tonight Show’: Will Smith's Awesome Entrance]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:19:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SMITH_GettyImages-470013497.jpg Will Smith tries out different entrances until he lands on the perfect one.

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<![CDATA[Gwen Stefani Brings Bullied Boy on Stage at Fla. Concert]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:58:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Gwen+Stefani+West+Palm+Beach+Show.png A bullied boy becomes emotional after he's brought on stage for a hug from Gwen Stefani at a concert in West Palm Beach.

Photo Credit: WTJV]]>
<![CDATA[Slash Visits 'School of Rock' Cast]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:02:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SLASH+SURPRISES+SCHOOL+OF+ROCK+-+00003401_WNBC_000000012515703.jpg

The kid band at the heart of the Broadway musical "School of Rock" got a surprise guest during rehearsal - Guns N' Roses star Slash.

The guitarist made a surprise appearance Friday while the pre-teen band was practicing the Guns N' Roses song "Sweet Child O' Mine." He then joined in with young guitarist Brandon Niederauer, who seemed delighted.

Singer Bobbi MacKenzie didn't notice the musician until after the song, covering her mouth in surprise. After shaking hands with the kids, Slash joined them on "Paradise City."

The musical stays close to the plot of the Jack Black-led 2003 film, in which a wannabe rocker enlists his fifth-graders to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands.

Slash is touring with Guns N' Roses.

Photo Credit: School of Rock The Musical]]>
<![CDATA[‘Tonight Show’: Box of Lies With Matt Damon]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:59:15 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DAMON_GettyImages-583806920.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon and Matt Damon take turns trying to stump each other about what items are hidden inside their mystery boxes.

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<![CDATA[‘Late Night’: Closer Look at DNC Day 2]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:59:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e140_400_closerlook_20160727_1200x675_733755971964.jpg With Hillary Clinton officially the Democratic presidential nominee, Donald Trump somehow managed to push himself into the news by saying some wildly dangerous things, host Seth Meyers notes.]]> <![CDATA[‘Late Night': Seth's Affirmations on Aging, Brunch]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:01:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e140_400_affirmations_20160727_1200x675_733759555693.jpg Host Seth Meyers confesses that he hasn’t had much time recently to spend qualiy time with his good friend, himself. He explains that he has his writers compose affirmations that he can read to himself in the mirror.]]> <![CDATA['Weekend Update' Roasts DNC]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:09:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/WEEKEND_GettyImages-468735598.jpg

"Saturday Night Live" returned from summer vacation for a second Wednesday in a row for a special segment on day three of the Democratic National Convention, with jokes that ranged from despondent Bernie Sanders supporters to a love story that failed to mention a sex scandal.

"There's been so much passion and enthusiasm here — only problem was, most of it was for the guy who lost," "Weekend Update" co-host Colin Jost said, referring to Sanders.

They then showed images of Sanders supporters in the convention hall who were in tears.

"Look at all these white girls crying — they look like Dave Matthews just played 'Crash Into Me,'" co-host Michael Che joked. "What are you so sad about? You're gonna be fine. What do you think is going to happen if Bernie Sanders doesn't get to be president? You still get to be white."

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<![CDATA['Sharknado 4': A Return to Summer Camp]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:10:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sharknado2Effect11.jpg

During an episode from the latest season of "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," Titus Andromedon explains the lack of activity at a construction site by passing along some insider information from his hardhat boyfriend: "Mikey told me 'Shark Week' is now a union holiday."

If Discovery's annual salute to the sharp-toothed guardians of the ocean warrants a vacation, then Syfy's upcoming latest "Sharknado" installment marks Christmas in July. "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens" arrives on Sunday, offering a refreshing splash of summer camp at a time when we all could use a break from real disasters.

It's been three years since the first legions of insatiable sharks got swept up in a tornado and attacked Los Angeles, becoming an instant and unexpected pop culture phenomenon – essentially sharks propelled by Twitter snark. The gloriously silly TV movie represented less a commentary on global warming than a spoof of 1970s disaster flicks, complete with hammy acting and the greatest chainsaw-aided escape from the jaws of death in entertainment history.

The laughter spawned sequels in 2014 (the sharks invade New York) and 2015 (sea-dwelling sharks swallow political sharks in Washington) as the series got better by getting worse.

Pushing most movie franchises past three installments, as George Lucas learned the hard way, doesn't always fly with fans. So perhaps it’s appropriate that the title of the new "Sharknado" chapter plays off "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens."

Timing might help the odds of success for "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens," in which the airborne predators hit the Las Vegas strip. There's an almost Trumpian theme to the series – warnings of disaster awaiting us at every turn – not to mention some more direct Donald Trump links: In the last "Sharknado," Mark Cuban, another rich guy from TV (he's a mainstay of "Shark Tank") and a frequent Trump critic, did a great job playing an over-the-top tough-guy president in last year's installment.

Gary Busey and Cheryl Tiegs, both veterans of "Celebrity Apprentice," join this year's cast. Returning as the aptly named Fin, the only man able to protect us against the flying sharks, is Ian Ziering, whom Trump fired "Celebrity Apprentice" after the actor set a booze jingle to "La Cucharacha." Tara Reid (whose character apparently survived a does-she-live-or-die online poll) and David Hasselhoff round out the C-list cast of the B-movie parody.

If nothing else, "Sharknado: The 4th Awakens," offers a chance to veg out as the carnivorous sharks chow down. We might not need a week to celebrate, but the laughs hopefully will make some uncertain weeks ahead more bearable.

Jere Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.

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<![CDATA[Questlove Talks 'Oprah Rule' of His Philadelphia Childhood]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:46:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/slack-imgs.com.jpg

Questlove, the drummer for The Roots, the house band on "The Tonight Show," recalled that while growing up in Philadelphia, his parents enforced the "Oprah rule" to keep him off the streets after school.

He was expected to be home before Oprah Winfrey’s talk show came on at 4 p.m.

"My parents were like, 'you want to come straight home. Do not let that 'Oprah' theme come on and you're not in this house," Questlove, whose birth name is Ahmir Thompson, told "Today's" Matt Lauer in an interview that aired Wednesday morning.

The Roots, Questlove said, started out by busking on Philadelphia streets in 1987 with the aim of "earning date money." The word spread about them in the hip-hop community, leading to bigger shows. The Roots served as the house band on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" from 2009 to 2014, and in the same role on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon", since 2014.

Questlove, who's also a music producer and a DJ, discussed some of his favorite moments on "The Tonight Show," describing one performance with Bruce Springsteen that drove the audience wild.

"It looked like the yuppie version of the 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' video," he said.

Questlove reminisced about weekends where he would go with his father, a doo-wop singer, to the record store and return home with a trunk full of vinyl.

"He'd buy like 200 records at a time," said Questlove. "I was in a house with 5000 records."

He said his family's dedication to music is what made him successful.

"They literally saved my life, he said. 

Photo Credit: TODAY
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<![CDATA[Sarah Silverman's Twitter Hacked for Anti-Clinton Message]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:35:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-580958410-dnc.jpg

Comedian Sarah Silverman said Wednesday on Twitter that her account had been hacked, after an earlier message linked to a YouTube video criticizing Hillary Clinton.

"MY TWITTER ACCT GOT HACKED THIS IS NOT ME," Silverman wrote in response to a tweet from 8:48 a.m. ET.

The since deleted post had said "America, are you awakening?" It also included language in the Cyrillic alphabet and linked to a YouTube video from the hacker group Anonymous on April 9 in opposition to Clinton.

Silverman, a former Bernie Sanders supporter, joined Sen. Al Franken Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite behind Clinton.

She also responded to Sanders die-hards who had booed Clinton's name at convention events by saying: "To the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous."

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<![CDATA[‘Late Night’: Andy Cohen Forgets Show's Guests]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:53:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e139_399_andycohen_show_20160726_1200x675_732907075712.jpg Host Seth Meyers talks to Andy Cohen about his show. Cohen admits that he struggles to remember who has been on his show and who hasn’t.]]> <![CDATA[‘Late Night’: A Message to Bernie Die-Hards]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:57:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s3e139_399_hey_20160726_1200x675_732908099689.jpg Host Seth Meyers is inspired by the so-called Bernie or bust delegates who do not approve of Hillary Clinton’s democratic nomination for president. Like Sarah Silverman, Meyers has strong words for the group. With Trump leading some polls, Meyers concludes that “we don’t have time for this.” “This", being democracy.]]> <![CDATA[‘Tonight’ Pros and Cons: DNC]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:57:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s3e176_508_proscons_20160726_1200x675_732904515922.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon weighs the good and bad of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.]]> <![CDATA[‘Tonight’: Frozen Blackjack With Michael Fassbender]]> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:58:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FASS_GettyImages-583543794.jpg Host Jimmy Fallon and Michael Fassbender compete in an icy twist on blackjack, where the loser of each round gets a pitcher of ice water funneled into their pants by the winner.

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