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Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel recalls the time Omarosa stormed off his show in 2004
In April 2004, Omarosa was at the height of her Apprentice fame when she was set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! But when she saw a lie detector test being set up -- for a comedy bit unrelated to her -- she fled the building and Kimmel was left without a guest that night. “She stormed out of there and the show was live, so we had no guest,” Kimmel recounted on Tuesday. “She was very angry.”
Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 9:39AM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel wins J.D. Power's first and only "Most Reliable Midsize Late-Night Talk Show" award
The president and CEO of the global marketing information services company personally appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to present with the "honor," which included a large banner hanging over Kimmel's building on Hollywood Blvd.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 8:43AM EDT
Kanye West says he wasn't "stumped" by Jimmy Kimmel's Trump question -- he wasn't given enough time to answer
"On Jimmy Kimmel we had a great time having a dialogue," West tweeted of their Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview. "I’m reading that I was stumped by a question. Let me clarify the click bait. I wasn’t stumped. I wasn’t given a chance to answer the question... The question was so important I took time to think. And then I was hit with the let’s go to commercial break. That interview showed strong personalities with different opinions having a civil conversation." Kimmel responded to West's tweets: "Not every question warrants an immediate answer. Some answers need to be considered and a talk show with time constraints is a difficult place to do that. I know how much Kanye cares and I am so impressed by what he is doing quietly and without fanfare to help those who need it." ALSO: President Trump thanked West via Twitter following his Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance.
Posted Saturday 8/11/18 at 4:53AM EDT
Megyn Kelly's idea to boost Oscar ratings: Ditch Republican-bashers like Jimmy Kimmel
“I would also say for the record, maybe choose a host – because the last time around they had Jimmy Kimmel,” Kelly said on Megyn Kelly Today. “I know a lot of people love Jimmy, but he’s openly said he has disdain for Republicans, that they’re stupid, and he doesn’t want them watching his shows if they disagree with any of his opinions. That does not tend to help your ratings.”
Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 6:01AM EDT
Kanye West was left speechless after Jimmy Kimmel asked about Donald Trump
Kimmel took his time getting to the big topic of the president in his 22-minute interview with West, the rap star's first sit-down since he appeared on TMZ Live and declared that slavery was a choice. But when Kimmel brought up Trump, it caused West to clam up. “You so famously and so powerfully said, ‘George Bush doesn’t care about black people,’” Kimmel said, referring to comments West made at a 2005 benefit for Hurricane Katrina relief. “It makes me wonder what makes you think that Donald Trump does or any people at all?” After four seconds of silence, Kimmel cut to commercial break, and the question wasn't brought up again. West did later defend his support of Trump, saying: "Liberals can’t bully me, news can’t bully me, the hip-hop community, they can’t bully me. Because at that point, if I’m afraid to be me, I’m no longer Ye. That’s what makes Ye.”
Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 6:01AM EDT
Jay Leno appears quite comfortable being the "timeless, deathless supervillain of the late-night-talk-show universe"
On Marc Maron's WTF podcast this week, the former Tonight Show recalled his late-night wars with David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel -- whom he reconciled with last year. The interview is notable in that Maron is a Conan ally, having been a regular on Conan's talk shows since 1994. As Rob Harvilla notes, "both of Leno’s major Tonight Show transgressions are hilarious to even contemplate now. The context is collapsing. The Conan debacle is less than a decade old but feels positively ancient: You boys were arguing about time slots? And comprehending his original sin—beating out Letterman as (Johnny) Carson’s successor in ’92—depends on your ability to still view the two candidates as different species." Harvilla adds: "The whole Maron interview is spectacular ... Maron’s goal is to get his guest to express regret, to apologize, to grovel at the feet of his many haters, from Howard Stern to Conan himself. But Leno doesn’t need, or at least doesn’t want, a redemption narrative. 'Who do you tackle? The guy with the ball,' he explains, affable as ever in reliving all that criticism and outright enmity. 'The quarterback. And to me, The Tonight Show was the ball.' In the end, (Leno) was merely a victim of his outrageous success. And so were we." ALSO: Leno is tired of complaints over political correctness: "This is why I don't bitch about political correctness, because to me, times change. Change with the times or die."
Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 2:00PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel jokes that he's to blame for the drastic changes to the Oscars
"Apparently I did such a good job of hosting the Oscars this year, they've decided to change everything about them," Kimmel said in his monologue.
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 9:51PM EDT
ABC and Disney executives pushed hard for big Oscar changes: You are facing irrelevance!
For years, Disney and ABC executives have pressured the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to make changes to the ceremony that would make it shorter and, thus, more watchable for viewers at home. And for years, the Academy refused. But then, according to Variety's Daniel Holloway, "ratings fell off a cliff" for this year's Jimmy Kimmel-hosted ceremony, the lowest-rated ever. Days later, a "come-to-Jesus meeting" was held with the Film Academy, where "the TV people walked through the lousy ratings at a granular level, identifying precise moments during the show that prompted viewers to stop watching," according to Holloway. "They made several recommendations about the ways that the telecast’s length could be reigned in, and proposed a 'best blockbuster' category that would reward films that had been seen by larger audiences. They also argued that viewers had become fatigued by the ever-increasing number of televised awards shows — including the Golden Globe Awards, whose viewership has been relatively stable in recent years — and that the Oscars should be moved to an early calendar period." Holloway reports that ABC and Disney executives are relieved following today's announcement, and they are unmoved by the social media backlash. As Holloway points out, ABC is the only one of the Big Four networks that doesn't broadcast the Super Bowl. So having a hit Oscar telecast is of the utmost importance.
- "The Popcorn Award" will ruin the Oscars, turning it into the People's Choice Awards
- "Below the line" film workers express outrage that speeches in their category won't air live: “I’m afraid this will end up being a little demeaning"
- It makes sense that Disney would push the Academy for a "popular film" award that could benefit its Marvel films
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 12:22PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel slams West Hollywood for trying to remove Donald Trump's star, even though it has no power to do so
“Here’s the thing. Trump’s star isn’t in West Hollywood where they voted, it’s in Hollywood. And one has absolutely nothing to do with the other,” said Kimmel, whose talk show is taped half a block and across the street from Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star. "West Hollywood and Hollywood are like Virginia and West Virginia, they’re unrelated, which means there’s no reason for the West Hollywood City Council to be voting on this," Kimmel added. Trump received his Walk of Fame star in January 2007 for his work as Miss Universe pageant producer, although it was timed for The Apprentice: Los Angeles season. Meanwhile, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who used to be the L.A. City Council member for Hollywood, said he thinks Trump's star should stay put.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel says he booked Kanye West
"On Thursday night, HURRICANE KANYE strikes," Kimmel tweeted tonight, promoting the rapper's first late-night interview since his controversial comments about slavery.
Posted Saturday 8/04/18 at 2:51AM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel: Being politically outspoken cost me a lucrative ad campaign
“A lot of people who used to like me don’t anymore, and I’m OK with that," Kimmel tells InStyle magazine of his nightly criticism of the Trump administration. “I’m sure there are corporations that are thinking, ‘Hands off,’” he says, “but there are more important things.” Asked if he receives criticism or edicts from ABC, Kimmel responded: "Sometimes a little bit. For the most part, I never listen. They can pressure me all they want, but I still say what I want to say. I still do what I want to do.”
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Jennifer Aniston says "I fantasize" about a Friends revival, or a Golden Girls-style reboot
Aniston spoke to her friend Molly McNearney, Jimmy Kimmel's wife and co-head writer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, for an InStyle magazine cover story. "What about Friends? Will Friends ever come back?" McNearney asked. "Before that show ended, people were asking if we were coming back," responded Aniston. "Courteney (Cox) and Lisa (Kudrow) and I talk about it. I fantasize about it. It really was the greatest job I ever had. I don’t know what it would look like today, but you never know. So many shows are being successfully rebooted. I know Matt LeBlanc doesn’t want to be asked that question anymore. But maybe we could talk him into it. Or we just give it some time and then Lisa, Courteney, and I could reboot The Golden Girls and spend our last years together on wicker furniture." McNearney was involved in Kimmel's Friends reunion of Aniston, Cox and Kudrow on his show in 2014.
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel grills Sean Spicer again
Source: The Daily Beast
The former White House press secretary made his second appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, this time to promote his new book about working in the Trump White House. Kimmel mocked Spicer for holding back juicy details in the book. "This is not a tell-all, it’s a tell-some book,” Kimmel said, adding that Spicer probably held stuff back “just to make sure the president doesn’t have you rubbed out.”
Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 1:49PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel recalls when This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman was his receptionist
Kimmel joked to Mandy Moore that Fogelman was "crying all the time" when he worked as a receptionist on his and Adam Carolla's Comedy Central The Man Show on Comedy Central.
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
Jon Stewart resurfaces on Jimmy Kimmel Live! -- in costume as The Incredible Hulk on Hollywood Blvd
The former Daily Show host made yet another appearance on his pal Kimmel's show. Stewart, who has shared the same agent with Kimmel for decades, previously made cameos on Kimmel's show in July and October of last year.