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Neil Diamond Performs, Plays “Password” With Natalie Portman & JJ Abrams On Fallon’s “Tonight Show”

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Update: Neil Diamond appeared on Tuesday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

He first participated in a game of “Password” with host Jimmy Fallon and interview guests Natalie Portman and JJ Abrams.

Later, he took the stage to perform “The Christmas Medley.”

Videos of the Password game and performance follow. Photos from the taping are also embedded.

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0580 -- Pictured: Musical guest Neil Diamond performs on November 29, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0580 — Pictured: Musical guest Neil Diamond performs on November 29, 2016 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0580 -- Pictured: (l-r) Director J.J. Abrams, actress Natalie Portman, announcer Steve Higgins, host Jimmy Fallon, and musician Neil Diamond play "Password" on November 29, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0580 — Pictured: (l-r) Director J.J. Abrams, actress Natalie Portman, announcer Steve Higgins, host Jimmy Fallon, and musician Neil Diamond play “Password” on November 29, 2016 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0580 -- Pictured: (l-r) Director J.J. Abrams during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on November 29, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0580 — Pictured: (l-r) Director J.J. Abrams during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on November 29, 2016 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0580 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Natalie Portman during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on November 29, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0580 — Pictured: (l-r) Actress Natalie Portman during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on November 29, 2016 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

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Music industry veteran Neil Diamond appears in two capacities on Tuesday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

He, obviously, takes the stage as the show’s musical guest.

He also participates in a game of “Password.” Interview guests Natalie Portman and JJ Abrams and host Jimmy Fallon also play.

Taped Tuesday afternoon, the episode airs at 11:35PM ET/PT.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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