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Posted Monday 11/12/18 at 2:39PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel Live! lands Michelle Obama's first late-night visit since leaving the White House
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The former first lady delivered big ratings to ABC last night with her Becoming Michelle special. Now she's set to return to ABC on Thursday for a guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote her new Becoming memoir.
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 1:48PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel to Dennis Miller: "They say ‘What happened to you?’ What did happen to you, Dennis?”
The former Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" anchor is best known these days as a conservative comedian. "I think people get upset because you’re conservative because you’re a comedian," said Kimmel during Miller's first-ever visit to his show and his first late-night appearance in four years. "I think it’s weird for a comedian to be conservative — unusual, I should say." "Noting he’s “as socially liberal as anybody,” Miller told Kimmel: “When I watch Trump, he doesn’t rankle me like he rankles people on your side. There are days when I think he’s a buffoon, there are days I can’t believe the stuff he says, but today, when I watched that thing (Trump’s Wednesday press conference), I kind of laugh."
Posted Thursday 11/08/18 at 2:22AM EST
Late-night TV's live election coverage was remarkably similar
Source: The Ringer
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah all went live on election night to react to the midterms, while Jimmy Fallon and James Corden opted to sit the night out since their shows are less politically oriented. "Across different networks, time slots, and sensibilities, the late-night hosts who covered the 2018 midterm election still seemed like they were working from an identical playbook," says Alison Herman. "To start, there were the self-aware jokes about how wrong things could go. Then, there were the gags: about stress drinking, about cable news conventions, about Ted Cruz. As the results solidified enough to offset fears of false confidence, there was cautious optimism. And finally, as the news slowed to a trickle, the broadcasts pivoted into just another episode of a regular talk show." ALSO: Late-night beat TV News as its own game on election night.
Posted Wednesday 11/07/18 at 2:51PM EST
NBC was No. 1 on election night among broadcast networks
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
CBS, ABC and NBC were all up vs. the 2014 midterms. NBC led with 5.75 million viewers. Late-night also received a ratings boost, with Jimmy Kimmel Live! hitting a five-month high with his first live election broadcast.
Posted Wednesday 11/07/18 at 9:55AM EST
Sacha Baron Cohen revives Borat for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, discusses Who Is America? for the first time
Kimmel got Cohen to reprise his most famous character, Borat Sagdiyev, to stump for Trump in the suburbs. "I'm a racist. It is nice," said Borat. Also, Cohen for the first time discussed his hit summer Showtime series. He recalled how he enlisted a real-life Israeli military vet to help him prep for his interview with Dick Cheney. He also discussed bringing a bulletproof clipboard while his liberal professor character announced a mosque to be built in an Arizona city, as well as trying to get a confession out of O.J. Simpson. ALSO: Kimmel duped people into thinking Kid Rock had won a U.S. Senate seat.
Posted Monday 11/05/18 at 9:44PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is going live for election night
Kimmel is joining Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers in doing special live editions of their late-night shows for the 2018 Midterm Elections. It's being branded as "Jimmy Kimmel Live After the Midterms – Night of a Million Graphs!" Kimmel hasn't done a live show possibly since 2004, when he was forced to begin taping his shows in the wake of the Super Bowl Nipplegate incident.
Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 9:56AM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel's 8th annual Halloween candy prank on kids doesn't go entirely as planned
Kimmel showed some children who were already wise to their parents stealing their candy. “Oh no, this is fake. I know this,” said one boy. “Wait, Jimmy Kimmel, do you know how many years you’re gonna get away with this?” added another.
Posted Tuesday 10/30/18 at 1:45PM EDT
Ben Affleck becomes "collateral damage" in Jimmy Kimmel's "I'm with Stupid" feud with Matt Damon
Kimmel showed a picture on his show Monday night of Affleck standing between him and Damon as they wore "I'm with Stupid" shirts that pointed at each other at Game 5 of the World Series.
Posted Friday 10/26/18 at 5:20AM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel makes his Marvel Comics debut
Source: Bleeding Cool
West Coast Avengers pays a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! in its newest issue. Kimmel tweeted: "For me, this is about as good as it gets. Thank you @Marvel and @DavidNakayama for bringing my non-sexual boyhood fantasies to life!"
Posted Wednesday 10/24/18 at 10:24AM EDT
Should Jimmy Kimmel have brought up Kobe Bryant's rape charge during their interview?
Source: The Daily Beast
The retired Los Angeles Laker has been a frequent guest on Kimmel's show. Bryant was recently in the news after he was disinvited from an animated film festival jury because of protest over his 2003 rape charge. "Is it asking too much of Jimmy Kimmel, a comedian, to grill Kobe Bryant on his rape allegation?" asks Marlow Stern. "Perhaps. But in this day and age, when late-night hosts are some of the only ones who have access to these accused A-list men, and who seek to play the role of moral arbiter night after night vis-à-vis Trump and other so-called scumbags, it’s their duty to put up or shut up. Jimmy, you seem like a decent guy. Do better."
Posted Friday 10/19/18 at 6:10PM EDT
Matthew Broderick boards three shows: The Conners, Better Things and Daybreak
The two-time Tony winner, coming off of playing Captain "Sully" Sullenberger on a Jimmy Kimmel Live! musical, has landed on three different shows, including his first regular TV series starring role. He'll romance Aunt Jackie on The Conners, in a recurring role that starts with the Halloween episode. He'll play a counselor on Season 3 of Pamela Adlon's Better Things. And he'll star on Daybreak, Netflix's upcoming high school apocalypse dramedy. The Ferries Bueller's Day Off star is returning to high school, playing the cheerful, upbeat principal in his first TV series regular role. According to Deadline, Broderick's "Principal Burr knows the name of every kid in school and their favorite character to play in Overwatch. In a hashtag-filled world of #metoo and #blacklivesmatter and #timesup, Burr is genuinely trying to be part of the solution: a good guy, an advocate and ally for all. But let’s face it, kids can be monsters."
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 3:23PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel Live! animates The Alec Baldwin Show
See a clip from Baldwin's interview with Robert De Niro animated with motion graphics.
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 Tuesday 10/16/18 at 9:10PM EDT
Eminem's Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance atop the Empire State Building was mostly shot with Google Pixel 3
Source: The Verge
Google sponsored Monday's Kimmel show from Brooklyn. Eminem's video, which was filmed last week, mostly filmed using Google's newest smartphone. But as The Verge put it, "between the song (which isn’t likely to end up on Eminem’s next greatest hits collection) and the cheesy performance set to gimmicky light changes, the commercial doesn’t quite capture the Pixel 3’s abilities."