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People: Fallon takes ‘plunge’ with Chicago mayor

Mon., March 3, 2014

Comedian Jimmy Fallon took a quick but icy dip in Lake Michigan – dressed in a full suit and tie – eyes bulging as he darted out of the slushy water and headed straight for a pile of dry towels.

“The Tonight Show” host made good on his promise to make Sunday morning’s Chicago Polar Plunge with Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a condition for the mayor appearing on Fallon’s show in New York, following an exchange of tweets and challenges.

“If you hear a scream like a little girl’s … know that Jimmy Fallon is swimming in Lake Michigan,” Fallon told the crowd shortly before running in.

Emanuel, wearing a green Chicago Public Library T-shirt and shorts, went first, with Fallon just after. Both were soaked as they fled the 32-degree water to cheers from a large crowd.

The annual event draws several thousand hearty plungers to raise money for Special Olympics Chicago.

Smiths Razzied for ‘After Earth’

Will and Jaden Smith have something they can bond over. They were both awarded Razzies for their performances in “After Earth.”

Jaden was selected as worst actor for his starring role in the sci-fi flop about a father and son stranded on an untamed planet, while the elder Smith was chosen as worst supporting actor at Saturday’s Golden Raspberry Awards, which lampoons Hollywood’s awards season on the eve of the Oscars. The duo was also selected as the worst screen combo by online Razzies voters.

Razzies organizer John Wilson noted the pair was “stranded on Planet Nepotism.”

“After Earth,” which was directed by M. Night Shyamalan, tied with “Movie 43” for the most prizes with three awards. The raunchy comedy anthology featuring the likes of Halle Berry, Richard Gere, Kate Winslet and Naomi Watts earned Razzies for worst picture, screenplay and director.

Tyler Perry also didn’t receive any good tidings from the Razzies. Perry – as feisty alter-ego Madea – was picked as worst actress for “A Madea Christmas.”

The birthday bunch

Singer Jennifer Warnes is 67. Actress Miranda Richardson is 56. Actress Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”) is 44. Actor David Faustino (“Married … With Children”) is 40. Actress Jessica Biel is 32.


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