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On Eve of 'Tonight Show' Transition, Jimmy Fallon Dumps His Manager Deadline

With negotiations for Jimmy Fallon to take over “The Tonight Show” hanging in the balance, the late-night host has decided to proceed without his longtime manager, Eric Kranzler of Management 360.

Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com: “I’ve learned that Fallon fired Kranzler the day after the Oscars while the talk show host’s team was in preliminary conversations with NBC about a new contract for him. That ended Fallon’s second stint with Kranzler, who originally managed the actor for three years during Fallon’s tenure on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in the early 2000s.”

Fallon reunited with Kranzler in 2008 -- a year before the launch of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” -- following a brief hiatus, Andreeva notes.

“During the past five years, Fallon also branched out into producing and hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards,” the report adds. “He continues to be represented by CAA, which is handling his negotiations with NBC.”