Stephen Colbert Reaches Out In Heartfelt Tweet After Sudden Death Of Jimmy Fallon's Mother

Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria, unexpectedly passed away Saturday at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. As a result, episodes of the Tonight Show have been cancelled from November 6-10.

A spokesperson for Fallon issued the following statement:

Jimmy Fallon’s mother, Gloria, died peacefully on Saturday. Jimmy was at his mother’s bedside, along with her loved ones, when she passed away at NYU Langone Medical Center in NYC. Our prayers go out to Jimmy and his family as they go through this tough time.

Condolences are streaming in to Fallon from all over the world, but one very special note came from one of Fallon’s competitors.

On Sunday, Late Show host Stephen Colbert posted this heartfelt message to Jimmy on Twitter:

In 2013, Colbert’s mother Lorna passed away at age 92, so understands well what Jimmy is going through.

In response, many on Twitter sent the Fallon family their love and sympathies…

And felt Colbert’s message was perfect for the sad occasion…

Fallon and his mom enjoyed a close relationship and he spoke about her often in interviews.

For example, he often would tell the story about how his mother was briefly a nun:

Our condolences during this difficult time, Jimmy. 

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Disney's Epcot Center Is Getting Transformed Into A Giant Death Star This Month

There are fewer Disneyworld images that are more iconic than the Epcot Center. Its’ large, impressive white globe is one of the many things you think of when you remember Walt Disney World.

Well that famous white globe’ getting a Star Wars makeover to celebrate the release of Rogue One which is coming out this Christmas.

What kind of makeover you ask? Well, by turning it into the most iconic spherical shape from the Star Wars series of course.

That’s right, they’re turning Epcot into a mother-flippin’ death star.


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Using digital projections, Epcot’s Spaceship Earth is getting the Death Star treatment. The news broke on the Disney Parks Blog, but if you’re hoping on seeing this bad-assery in person, well, we’ve got some bad news for you.

The affair is invite-only, for media peeps. So unless you can grab your hands on some press-credentials, you won’t be able to see it.


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If that applies to you, then you can RSVP here. Of course, you could always convince a media outlet not based in Florida to have them give you creds for their publication in exchange for photos.

Funny enough, Orlando Weeklyart director, Adam McCabe predicted this would happen way back in 2013.

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Here's How The World Reacted To The Death Of Cuban Leader Fidel Castro

Ask a dozen people who Fidel Castro was, and you’ll get a dozen different answers. To many, he was a revolutionary who gave Cuba back to the people following his coup in 1959. To others, he was a dictator who oppressed his people and nearly plunged the world into nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis only a few years later. 

It’s understandable then that reactions have been so mixed since his brother, Raul Castro, announced that the 90-year-old had died early this morning. 

In Cuba itself, a period of mourning has been announced on the island until 4 December, when his ashes will be laid to rest in Santiago.

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While in Miami, Florida, Cuban Americans who fled Castro’s oppressive regime celebrated his death in the streets by banging pans and drinking champagne. 

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Members of Leftists organizations in India organized a remembrance rally in Kolkata.

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While flowers littered the Cuban embassy in Moscow, Russia.

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President Obama, who ended the United State’s embargo of Cuba, said in a statement that “history will judge the enormous impact” of Cuba’s late leader on the world. While president-elect Donald Trump was far less diplomatic in his reaction. 

Reactions on social media have seen just as mixed.

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Mother Who Posed With Hillary Clinton While Hiking Is Now Getting Death Threats

There are two things people take seriously in this world: fantasy football and politics.

And this mother who attained viral fame for happening upon Hillary Clinton while on a hike with her beautiful baby girl is now fearing for her life.

Margot Gerster was just minding her own business when she bumped into Hillary and Bill walking their dogs. So she grabbed a photo, as one naturally does when running into famous people.

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But since posting the photograph online, Hillary’s staunchest opponents thought that because she posed with the Secretary of State, she must be some kind of devil-supporting, child-eating, soul-crushing, criminal-supporting monster. And that she’s worthy of receiving death threats for her support of a Clinton presidency.

I’ve been feeling so heartbroken since yesterday’s election and decided what better way to relax than take my girls hiking. So I decided to take them to one of favorite places in Chappaqua. We were the only ones there and it was so beautiful and relaxing. As we were leaving, I heard a bit of rustling coming towards me and as I stepped into the clearing there she was, Hillary Clinton and Bill with their dogs doing exactly the same thing as I was. I got to hug her and talk to her and tell her that one of my most proudest moments as a mother was taking Phoebe with me to vote for her. She hugged me and thanked me and we exchanged some sweet pleasentries and then I let them continue their walk. Now, I’m not one for signs but I think I’ll definitely take this one. So Proud. #Iamstillwithher #lovetrumpshate #keepfighting #lightfollowsdarkness

Trump supporters are claiming the photograph was a staged one, citing the fact that Gerster’s family threw a fundraiser for Clinton years ago as proof.

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In an interview with The New York Post, Gerster confirmed that she’s received death threats but doesn’t want to focus on them.

“I don’t want to discuss this anymore. This story needs to go away. It got a lot of positive feedback from a lot of people, but I don’t want this to add on to this (blowback), I don’t want to fuel the fire.”

Sad. (h/t paper mag)

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