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Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Donates $1 Million for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Jimmy Fallon joins a growing roster of celebrities who are donating money to provide relief to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

During The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday evening (September 5), the 42-year-old late night TV host announced a $1 million donation to J.J. Watt‘s Hurricane Harvey relief fund.

“Last week we saw the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey on the state of Texas. But in the face of this tragedy, we saw good. We saw communities banding together. Neighbors helping neighbors. Strangers helping strangers. So many heroes – people like Mattress Mack, who opened up his stores and showrooms for those who needed shelter. A group of people who formed a human chain to save a man from a flooded SUV. And J.J. Watt from the Houston Texans, who has raised over $18 million dollars to provide food, water, and supplies to the victims. And I’m proud to say that our show, The Tonight Show, is donating $1 million dollars to JJ’s fund. Thank you, JJ,” Jimmy said.

In addition to the donation, Jimmy also invited Victoria White and Marquist Taylor, two singers who visited a storm shelter and formed a spontaneous gospel choir, to sing on the show.

Watch a clip of Jimmy‘s speech, as well as the Houston gospel choir’s performance, below.

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Ellen DeGeneres & Walmart Make Major Donation to JJ Watt's Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund - Watch Now!

Ellen DeGeneres has teamed up with Walmart to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The 59-year-old talk show host announced on an upcoming episode of The Ellen Show that she and Walmart have donated $1 million to football player JJ Watt‘s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

“I have no words. I literally. This is…thank you,” the Houston Texan player said as he was livestreamed onto Ellen‘s show. “Thank you to you, thank you to Walmart. This is I promise you that I will make this money go a long way. I promise you that I will help these victims directly. I promise that it will help rebuild Houston. You’re incredible.”

You can see the full episode of The Ellen Show when it airs on Thursday, September 7.

Watch the interview below!

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JJ Watt's Houston Harvey Fund Has Raised Over 6 Million Dollars

UPDATE: JJ has now raised over $8 million.

JJ Watt set up a fund to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, and the money raised has exceeded all expectations.

In his latest estimate, the 28-year-old NFL star says they’ve raised of six million dollars and his new goal is 10 million.

With every goal reached, JJ has made a video thanking everyone for their contributions.

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If you didn’t know, JJ plays on the defense of the Houston Texans, and the hurricane has really affected him and his teammates, along with the rest of the community. The Texans have officially just cancelled their football game against the Dallas Cowboys, which was supposed to take place tomorrow.

Lindsey Vonn Embarrasses JJ Watt with Dirty Joke During ESPYs Interview (Video)

Lindsey Vonn and JJ Watt shared a super awkward moment when she embarrassed him on the red carpet at the 2016 ESPY Awards on Wednesday (July 13) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

The two sports stars, who presented on stage together during the show, also got interviewed together for ESPN’s pre-show.

While JJ was being asked about how he recovered from his many injuries this past year, Lindsey joked that he was helped out by “lots of massages in the groin area.”

“I’m going to let that slide right by – live television,” the red carpet host replied. “Lindsey – reel it in girl, reel it in, come back to me.”

10+ pictures inside of JJ Watt and Lindsey Vonn at the awards show… More Here! »

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J.J. Watt & Erin Andrews Co-Host CMT Awards 2016

J.J. Watt joins Erin Andrews on the red carpet at the 2016 CMT Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (June 8) in Nashville, Tenn.

The NFL football pro and the DWTS correspondent teamed up to host this year’s awards event, and joked together onstage.

Watch the opening sketch below!

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Also in attendance were football star Eric Decker, accompanied by wife Jessie James Decker, Danica Patrick, Wesley Woodyard and Avery Williamson.


CMT Awards 2016 – Opening Sketch

15+ pictures inside of J.J. Watt and Erin Andrews co-hosting the 2016 CMT Awards together…
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Erin Andrews & J.J. Watt Co-Hosting CMT Awards 2016!

NFL football pro J.J. Watt and DWTS correspondent Erin Andrews are teaming up to co-host the 2016 CMT Awards, taking place on Wednesday (June 8).

“I’m thrilled to come back to Nashville to co-host the CMT Music Awards,” Erin said in a statement. “I had so much fun last year, and I can’t wait to see what antics J.J. and I will get into together. Plus, there’s nothing better than seeing my favorite country artists get recognized for their great work.”

“Having presented at the CMT Awards last year, I got a first-hand look at the energy and excitement of the event and I am very excited to be involved in a much larger capacity this year as co-host,” J.J., who plays for the Houston Texans, shared. “There are two things that I know about the people of Nashville… they love country music and they know how to throw a party. When you put those two things together, it makes for one heck of a night. I can’t wait to host the awards with Erin and be part of such a great night, honoring the biggest stars in country music.”

Erin hosted the event last year, and this marks J.J.‘s first hosting gig!

Kate Hudson Speaks to J.J. Watt Dating Rumors

Kate Hudson is speaking to those rumors that she and J.J. Watt are an item after they went on a date and documented their time together on Snapchat.

When asked by Extra, the 36-year-old actress replied about the 27-year-old Houston Texans defensive star, “Yeah the J.J. thing.”

“We were just at dinner with just a bunch of people,” Kate continued. “We have the same agent. He’s a nice dude, he’s a nice guy… he’s enormous, he’s huge.”

See the Snapchats from their dinner date if you missed them!