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Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 7:41AM EDT
Ted Cruz beats Jimmy Kimmel in one-on-one basketball game
The U.S. senator was the favorite to win "The Blobfish Basketball Classic," and win he did on Saturday at Texas Southern University, beating Kimmel 11 to 9.Footage of the charity basketball game will be show on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night.
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 4:58PM EDT
Gus Johnson from Fox Sports to call the Jimmy Kimmel vs. Ted Cruz one-on-one basketball game
Johnson, known for his excitable calls of NFL and college football games, will be part of the charity event on Saturday at the Texas Southern University.
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 12:35PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel celebrates brand-new American citizens in response to the Trump administration's immigration policy
Kimmel gave six immigrants who just became American citizens "Welcome to America" gift baskets on last night's show, plus a limo ride to a special party. “We’ve heard a lot lately about immigrants and immigration,” he said. “We seem to have forgotten that this is a nation of immigrants—people who came here because they believe they can build a better life. Every week, immigrants from all over the world take the oath of citizenship in courthouses, libraries, auditoriums all across the country without much pomp or circumstance…I think becoming an American shouldn’t look like a visit to the DMV.”
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 4:24PM EDT
Ted Cruz is favored to beat Jimmy Kimmel in their one-on-one basketball game
Sports book Bovada has weighed in on Saturday's so-called “Blobfish Basketball Classic" charity basketball game in Houston.
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 1:59PM EDT
Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and James Corden are the Top 3 late-night hosts based on YouTube performance
According to "the new math" of YouTube subscribers and views, Fallon, Corden and Kimmel are in the Top 3, while cable stars Conan O'Brien and John Oliver round out the Top 5. ALSO: Watch eight late-night hosts joke about the North Korean summit at the same time.
Posted Tuesday 6/12/18 at 1:37PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel vs. Ted Cruz one-on-one basketball game is scheduled for Saturday in Houston
The U.S. senator and the ABC late-night host are playing for charity at Texas Southern University.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 9:19PM EDT
Late-night monologue writers are finding their jobs extremely stressful in the Trump era
"Mondays are a bitch now," says Trevor Noah's Daily Show executive producer Steve Bodow, pointing to all the news in the Trump era that happens Friday through Sunday. He says there's "the Friday news dump, and the Sunday shows, and there’s invariably a weekend Twitter storm.” Jimmy Kimmel Live! co-head writer Danny Ricker adds: “I think we are buoying the therapy industry. There is a level of fatigue and exhaustion, I think, (that is similar to) when we talked about Jersey Shore every day. Jesus, enough with these idiots!” Fellow Kimmel co-head writer Molly McNearney notes “it’s incredibly hard, I think, to be funny when you’re really angry and sad at the same time." Conan writer Laurie Kilmartin, meanwhile, says it's tougher for monologue writers these days because of not only all the late-night competition, but all the jokes on Twitter. “I really envy the Johnny Carson writers,” she says. “Really, they had it so easy.” ALSO: Trevor Noah explains the making a Daily Show episode.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 8:19AM EDT
NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant is headed to Jimmy Kimmel Live!
"We humbly welcome you and your emojis too," Kimmel tweeted to Durant in making the announcement that he'll be a guest on Monday's show.
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel interviewed Ryan Gosling "in space" to promote the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man
Kimmel and Gosling wore astronaut suits inside a mock spacecraft as they introduced the new trailer for his upcoming film.
Posted Thursday 6/07/18 at 2:05PM EDT
Mariah Carey tells Jimmy Kimmel working on American Idol was a "bleak experience"
Kimmel asked if it was true she discouraged Lionel Richie from joining the ABC reality revival. "If I didn’t, I should have," said Carey, who was a judge on Fox's version in 2013, adding: "I’ll tell you the best part was some of the memes we got."
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 9:43AM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel accepts Ted Cruz's basketball challenge
Kimmel has agreed to a one-on-one basketball game with the Republican U.S. senator from Texas, who previously appeared as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! when he was running for president in 2016. “You want to play basketball against a talk show host?” Kimmel said. “You already lost an election to a reality show host ― isn’t that enough?”
Posted Thursday 5/31/18 at 7:16AM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel and Ted Cruz may settle their feud with a charity basketball game
Kimmel made fun of the U.S. senator from Texas for his appearance at the Houston Rockets-Golden State Warriors game on Monday. In response, Cruz tweeted a proposal of playing one-on-one with Kimmel, with the loser donating $5,000 to charity. "I like this idea. I’ll accept on one condition - we both wear VERY short shorts," responded Kimmel. Cruz didn't like that idea, so Kimmel suggested crop tops.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 2:14PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel stumps Keri Russell in The Americans game of "Did I Murder You?"
Watch as Russell whiffs on some of Elizabeth Jennings' victims.
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Samantha Bee recalls The Daily Show's frequent use of a pre-Trump Kellyanne Conway
Jimmy Kimmel showed the Full Frontal host a clip of her interviewing Conway on The Daily Show a decade ago. "Our interactions were quite pleasant and lovely," says Bee. "She was really lovely. But she was on The Daily Show many, many times in the years that I was there." So much so that producers worried about interviewing her too much.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 6:12AM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel reunites "all-stars" from past American Idol seasons
Season 3's William Hung and Season 6's Sanjaya Malakar (and his "Crying Girl" Ashley Perl, all grown up) were among the participants on Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s "We Are the World"-style "All-Star Reunion" performance of the song "Where Are They Now?" Also present were "Chicken Little" Kevin Covais, Scott MacIntyre, Antonella Barba, Chewbacca Girl and "Pants on the Ground" singer "General" Larry Platt. Longtime Idol judge Randy Jackson also made an appearance, as did previous Idol winners Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks, who were kept separately. Earlier in the evening, Kimmel dropped by American Idol and brought a time capsule on stage to surprise the studio audience with Sanjaya, who had shaved off all his hair. ALSO: Maddie Poppe beats boyfriend Caleb Lee Hutchinson to win American Idol.