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Leno, Fallon have fun with late-night rumors

Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon poked fun at the late-night rumors swirling around them in a music video that aired between their back-to-back NBC shows Monday night.

In a spoof of the romantic ballad “Tonight” from “West Side Story,” Leno, who was backstage at the “Tonight” show on the West Coast, and Fallon, in his “Late Night” office in Manhattan, serenaded each other by cellphone.

Fallon plaintively asked Leno if they’re still friends, despite reports that Fallon will soon displace Leno as “Tonight” host. Leno assured him they are.

Then the number began, with the duo warbling, “Tonight, tonight, who’s gonna host ‘Tonight’? ... Why do they say we fight?”

And the big finish: “Tonight, tonight, who cares who hosts ‘Tonight’? People just watch online the next day!”

New Bravo series look at marriages

Bravo has new series coming on two sides of marriage: the newlywed year and divorce.

The network said Tuesday that a new series, “Newlyweds: The First Year,” debuts May 6 and profiles four couples from their wedding day until their first anniversary.

Another series, with the working title “Divorce Diva,” is about a woman who tries to help splitting couples manage the breakup without an expensive court fight.

China to lend hand with ‘Transformers’

Michael Bay’s “Transformers” robots are shaping up again with an assist from China.

Paramount Pictures announced a deal Tuesday with China Movie Channel and Jiaflix Enterprises to help on the production of “Transformers 4,” the next installment in the director’s blockbuster franchise.

According to the agreement, China Movie Channel, which is overseen by the Chinese government, will help select filming sites in China, and with theatrical promotion and possibly post-production work there.

It also will work with the filmmakers on casting Chinese actors in the movie, which stars Mark Wahlberg and is due out in June 2014.

‘20,000 Leagues’ to film in Australia

The Australian government has announced that Walt Disney Studios will film the movie remake of “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” in Australia.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Tuesday that the government will pay producers $22.6 million to make the movie in Australia.

The announcement comes after “The Wolverine” starring Australian actor Hugh Jackman recently wrapped filming in Sydney.

Gillard said the “The Wolverine” created more than 1,750 jobs, contracted more than 1,027 Australian companies and generated more than $80 million in investment.

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