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Posted Friday 10/19/18 at 2:31PM EDT
Julia Louis-Dreyfus updates Jimmy Kimmel on her cancer recovery: "I'm good, I'm here"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"I feel really good. I'm not just saying that. I'm good, I'm here," the Veep star said on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live! episode from Brooklyn. "I know we have to get this cancer sh*t out of the way, so bring on the questions." ALSO: Louis-Dreyfus picks her favorite Veep scene.
Posted Wednesday 10/17/18 at 10:21AM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel Live! created a fake Captain “Sully” Sullenberger musical starring Matthew Broderick
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Hudson, We Have a Problem is based on the Miracle on the Hudson, which will mark its 10th anniversary in January. ALSO: John Krasinki pranked Jimmy Kimmel by revealing his Brooklyn Airbnb address.
Posted Saturday 10/13/18 at 3:11AM EDT
Late-night hosts need to stop mocking Kanye West's mental health
Source: The Daily Beast
Jimmy Kimmel called West "an irrational madman" on Thursday night, while Trevor Noah described him as "a ranting lunatic." "West’s political about-face is confusing and frustrating for many—myself included—and in the age of Trump, it’s tough to know how far you can go," says Marlow Stern. "But no matter what you think of his politics, shaming West over his mental illness or bringing his late mother (or young children) into the equation is crossing the line. Y’all can—and should—do better."
Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 12:57PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is returning to Brooklyn for the fourth time
Guests next week include Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Adam Sandler, Cardi B and John Krasinski.
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 9:05PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel under fire from Padma Lakshmi and others for his comments about Louis CK's comeback and for calling comedy "very democratic"
"If we get into the business of sanitizing every comedian and doing a thorough background check before they walk through the door, it’s going to be a very empty stage," Kimmel said when asked about Louis CK's comeback in a Hollywood Reporter interview announcing Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club in Las Vegas. "I think people tend to focus on the one or two people who walk out of a situation like that. Ultimately, the audience decides whether someone is welcomed back." Kimmel also laughed off the idea that comedy clubs should be a "safe space." Padma Lakshmi was among many on Twitter who criticized Kimmel's comments, tweeting: "Love you @jimmykimmel but the comedy community can also evolve their culture so that a known abuser who sexually humiliated women & silenced them for decades isn't welcomed back w/ open arms by @ComedyCellarUSA. I know a lot of standups who are NOT ok with sharing a bill with him. A 'background check' isn't really necessary for someone who openly admitted to masturbating in front of/on the phone to female colleagues for decades. We could just, as a culture and an NYC comedy community say, 'Actually f**k that.'" Kimmel was also criticized for saying, in response to a question about female comedians, that "comedy is very democratic. The people who are great, rise to the top; the people who are good, rise to the middle; and the people who aren’t good, don’t make it." As NPR critic Linda Holmes tweeted in response: "First of all, it's incredibly naive at this point to believe in absolute meritocracy in any endeavor, but to blow off the influences of any kind of discrimination in comedy is ludicrous. Second of all: Right in this same piece, they're talking about CK being given a spot on stage. A spot many people would kill for. Giving him that spot is a specific choice made by a specific person or people. That doesn't just *happen*. There are people who would give him that spot -- people who think his comedy is funny -- and people who don't. The idea that it's like the hot air balloon in The Good Place and you walk near a stage and it turns red or green? That's fake. I hate this depersonalization of the ways that people become famous, get opportunities to remain famous, and get opportunities to recover from stumbles. Those are all choices. It's not an algorithm." William Hughes added that Kimmel's "inner Adam Carolla emerged" in the interview, saying his "declaration against safe spaces is still a pretty f*cked-up thing to hear from a guy who is about to start actively employing people, especially since he just spent his last two responses first deflecting the idea that a club has a responsibility to make sure its employees won’t, say, take their d*ck out in front of other performers backstage, and then refuted any responsibility for making sure his club’s line-up isn’t a lazy parade of shitty-but-funny men. It is, in other words, both a continuation of the comedy club status quo, and a major bummer, especially since Kimmel has positioned himself in recent years as a voice for at least some angles of progressivism, ostensibly far removed from his old 'Girls jumping on trampolines' origins."
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 1:47PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel weighs in on Louis CK as he announces the opening of Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club in Las Vegas
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Las Vegas native is partnering with Caesars Entertainment for Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club, an 8,000-square-foot space opening in spring 2019 across the street from their hotel. “It was an easy yes,” says Kimmel, noting his family's ties to the city, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Kimmel says that while he plans to bring his talk show to Vegas, it won't be at the club. "We’d probably do it in a much bigger theater, but this club will definitely be a part of our show in a variety of ways," he says. The Hollywood Reporter asked, since he's opening a comedy club, about his thoughts on New York City's Comedy Cellar allowing Louis CK to perform. "If we get into the business of sanitizing every comedian and doing a thorough background check before they walk through the door, it’s going to be a very empty stage," he said with a laugh. "I think people tend to focus on the one or two people who walk out of a situation like that. Ultimately, the audience decides whether someone is welcomed back." Kimmel was also asked if he'll use his venue to champion more female comics. "Comedy is very democratic," he says. "The people who are great, rise to the top; the people who are good, rise to the middle; and the people who aren’t good, don’t make it. We want to get a lot of very funny people, and we want to give new comics an opportunity to work. I don’t focus on their gender or their skin color. I’d never want a woman to think that the reason she’s booked to be on stage at a club is because she’s a woman. The reason she’ll be booked to be on stage is because she’s funny."
Posted Tuesday 10/02/18 at 7:13PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel reacts after Kanye West says "we're not going to Jimmy Kimmel the situation" on TMZ Live
West was on TMZ Live Monday when he invoked Kimmel's name when Harvey Levin tried to cut to a commercial break. West was referring to his August interview with Kimmel in which the talk show host cut to a commercial break after the hip-hop mogul didn't immediately answer his question about Trump. "I honestly don't know whether to be flattered or offended by that," Kimmel said the way his name was used on TMZ Live.
Posted Tuesday 10/02/18 at 2:47PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel roasts arch-nemesis Matt Damon for playing Brett Kavanaugh on SNL
“Kavanaugh’s testimony rubbed a lot of people the wrong way. In fact, he was so unlikeable that Saturday Night Live had no choice but to cast the most repugnant actor in the world to play him over the weekend,” Kimmel said in his monologue Monday night. “What a surprise that Matt Damon would have no other plans on a Saturday.”
Posted Monday 10/01/18 at 1:07PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel slams Nevada U.S. senator on the one-year anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting
Kimmel responded to U.S. Sen. Dean Heller's marking today's one-year anniversary of the massacre that killed 58 people, tweeting: "And you, Senator, have done NOTHING to prevent it from happening again. Honor the victims and heroes with your prayers and votes."
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:16AM EDT
Director Glenn Weiss reunites with Jimmy Kimmel after proposing on the Emmys
Source: USA Today
Weiss, who won an Emmy directing Kimmel on the Oscars earlier this year, popped up on Jimmy Kimmel Live! with his new fiancé Jan Svendsen from what appeared to be their bedroom -- but was later revealed to be Kimmel's studio. ALSO: Tracy Morgan visits Kimmel as "LaDonald Trump."
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 11:17PM EDT
Cate Blanchett says Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s bathroom has improved to look like a "Turkish prison-cum-sort of New York apartment"
"It's really lovely. The marble is beautiful," Blanchett told Kimmel. Blanchett made headlines in January 2016 when she complained to Kimmel about the dire state of his show's bathrooms. Jimmy Kimmel Live! has since remodeled the bathrooms.
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 1:41AM EDT
ABC may have selected Colton Underwood because he resembles past Bachelors
Colton is a bit like Nick Viall, Ben Higgins and the original "virgin" Bachelor, Sean Lowe. "The Bachelor, essentially, keeps trying to get the formula right, much like Underwood with his failed relationships," says Rebecca Farley. "The trick is to find an imminently appealing Bachelor who also very much wants to find love. A party-in-the-front, business-in-the-back kind of man. Also known as Sean Lowe, the franchise's white whale. (In this franchise, it should be said, all the whales are white.)" ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel teaches Colton the birds and the bees.
Posted Wednesday 8/29/18 at 5:36PM EDT
Kanye West finally answers Jimmy Kimmel's President Trump question, on a Chicago radio station
Source: The Daily Beast
Kimmel asked the hip-hop mogul on Aug. 9, “You so famously and so powerfully said ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people.’ It makes me wonder, what makes you think that Donald Trump does?” The question appeared to leave West speechless for a few seconds before Kimmel cut to a commercial break without a revisiting the question. During an appearance today on Chicago's WGCI, West was given the opportunity to answer the question. “I feel that (Trump) cares about the way black people feel about him, and he would like for black people to like him like they did when he was cool in the rap songs and all this,” West began in his explanation.
Posted Saturday 8/25/18 at 10:48PM EDT
John McCain dies: Meghan McCain shares heartfelt tribute to her late father
The View co-host tweeted "I love you forever - my beloved father" shortly after her dad died of brain cancer, four days shy of his 82nd birthday. In an emotional statement, she wrote that the former prisoner of war, presidential candidate, and U.S. senator "was a great fire who burned bright, and we lived in his light and warmth for so very long. We k now that his flame lives on, in each of u s. The days and years to come will not be the same without my dad -- but they will be good days, filled with life and love, because of the example he lived for us."
- Jimmy Kimmel, a former Arizona resident and former McCain constituent, tweeted: "America lost a real hero today. Condolences to @cindymccain, the McCain family and the Arizonans who were so fortunate to have the opportunity to vote for a man of principle. John McCain’s sacrifice and the sacrifices made by all our POWs and MIAs must never be forgotten."
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Posted Thursday 8/23/18 at 10:35PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel doesn't want to appeal to Trump fans because "I don't think that world exists anymore"
Source: The Daily Beast
Last October, Kimmel said of losing Republican viewers in the wake of his anti-Trump monologues, "not good riddance, but riddance." Asked about those comments recently, Kimmel told The Daily Beast: "Maybe I shouldn’t have said I don’t care. I don’t care enough to change what I’m doing is probably a more explicit explanation. I’m sure ABC would love it if my show appealed to everyone. But I don’t think that world exists anymore. And I’m not comfortable in it. I don’t really see any other path. I also think one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a performer is trying to guess what your audience wants. I think you need to do what you think is right and hope that it works out."