Jimmy Fallon: Not So Nice After All?

Axes manager before getting 'Tonight Show' gig

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 4, 2013 10:42 AM CDT | Updated Apr 4, 2013 11:12 AM CDT

(Newser) – Jimmy Fallon might seem like the consummate nice guy, but a story in the New York Post implies that may not actually be the case. Just before signing the deal to start hosting the Tonight Show in 2014, Fallon dumped his longtime manager, sources say. Fallon and Eric Kranzler had been working together, off and on, for a decade, and they were also "close friends," says a source. "[Eric] had really pushed his career." So what happened? "Eric felt Jimmy got really greedy." CAA ended up negotiating Fallon's Tonight deal. (In related news, pretty much all of the late night hosts riffed on Fallon replacing Leno last night; click to watch.)

This Feb. 18, 2013 photo released by NBC shows Jimmy Fallon, host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, on the set in New York.
This Feb. 18, 2013 photo released by NBC shows Jimmy Fallon, host of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," on the set in New York.   (AP Photo/NBC, Lloyd Bishop)
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