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Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 1:41PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel encourages Michelle Wolf to challenge President Trump to come to the White House Correspondents' Dinner
Kimmel, who hosted the annual "Nerd Prom" in 2012, told this year's host Wolf to try to get the president to attend. “I dare you, you poor little man,” Wolf responded. “I’ll give you five dollars if you come.”
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 11:31PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Hannity over the revelation that Michael Cohen was his attorney
Kimmel, eight days removed from ending his feud with the Fox News host, reacted to Monday's bombshell, describing Hannity as “chief propaganda guy for Trump’s legal team – but he never disclosed that he is also represented by a member of that legal team." Kimmel then poked fun at Hannity statement that Cohen never represented him. “That sounds normal. He has a lawyer – he doesn’t pay. By the way, I’m thinking of hiring Michael Cohen as my lawyer. He only has three clients and apparently, he works for free. He doesn’t take money from anyone.”
- In January 2017, Hannity said on Fox News he and Cohen had a personal relationship, saying: "full disclosure: a personal friend of mine, long before this election ever started"
- Anderson Cooper called out Hannity's massive conflict of interest
- Hannity opened Monday's show with a montage of cable news anchors saying his name
- Hannity said later in his show that the "media went absolutely insane. Wall-to-wall, hour-to-hour coverage of yours truly"
- Stephen Colbert's Late Show creates mash-up of Hannity admitting Cohen connection
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 5:49PM EDT
Stephen Colbert's lead over Jimmy Fallon grew even bigger during the first quarter of 2018
A year ago, Colbert's Late Show was ahead of Fallon's Tonight Show by less than 300,000 viewers. In the first three months of 2018, Colbert's lead over Fallon has become "daunting," according to Josef Adalian, with The Late Show averaging 4.02 million "DVR-adjusted viewers" to Fallon's 2.76 million. Jimmy Kimmel was in third place with 2.35 million.
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Scandal cast will visit Jimmy Kimmel after the series finale
The cast will also participate in a live table read timed to the West Coast broadcast to benefit the Actors Fund.
Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel subtly responds to Sean Hannity's threat with the "revelation" that he once worked on The Man Show
Kimmel had a sketch last night where his "doorman" threatened to expose his Man Show past if he wasn't given $10,000. The "doorman" also threatened to reveal that the late-night host was sleeping with one of his staffers -- Kimmel's wife, Molly McNearney.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 1:11PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel hasn't said a word about Sean Hannity since releasing his "apology" statement on Sunday
On Tuesday night's show, Kimmel didn't respond to Hannity's response to his statement and invitation to come on his show from Monday night. It appears he's put the feud in the past. ALSO: Slovenians want Kimmel to lay off Melania Trump's accent.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 11:33PM EDT
Sean Hannity accepts Jimmy Kimmel's "forced" apology, says "I will punch back even harder" next time
Hannity addressed Kimmel at the top of his Fox News show Monday night, saying Kimmel's Sunday apology seemed more like a "forced, Disney apology" to the LGBT community than an apology for making fun of First Lady Melania Trump's accent. Nevertheless, Hannity said "I think every person should accept apologies, and that’s what I’m going to do here." As Matt Wilstein points out, however, Hannity never offered his own regrets for comparing Kimmel to Harvey Weinstein. Hannity did invite Kimmel on his show and promised "no name-calling, no anger, no rehashing of the Twitter fight." But, says Wilstein, "in the next breath, he was issuing a threat." “Jimmy, if you do want to start up again, I promise I will punch back even harder,” Hannity said. “And my producer spent all weekend compiling a lot of your highlights, or lowlights, in your career. They don’t make you look too good. Instead of airing them, we will put them in storage and we have more important pressing issues like what’s happening in Syria and gassing of women and children.”
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 1:45PM EDT
"Boycott Jimmy Kimmel" petition tops 150,000 signatures
“Let's send a message that these attacks on our First Lady will NOT be tolerated!” reads the petition, which was made into reaction to Kimmel's joke about Melania Trump last week.
Posted Sunday 4/08/18 at 5:24PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel moves to end feud with Sean Hannity, apologizes for gay jokes
Kimmel released a statement on Twitter late Sunday morning calling for a cease-fire in his feud with Hannity, saying that while he had "fun," "I realize that the level of vitriol from all sides (mine and me included) does nothing good for anyone and, in fact, is harmful to our country." Kimmel also called out the "vile attacks against my wife and wishes for death of my infant son." Kimmel's wife, Molly McNearney, tweeted that amid the Hannity feud, she has been called a "'c*nt', 'ugly bitch' , with 'defective genes', & asked if my baby ' is in a box yet.'" Kimmel had been under fire for slamming Hannity with gay jokes. He responded that "I most certainly did not intend to belittle or upset members of the gay community and to those who took offense, I apologize." Additionally, Kimmel said he will "take Sean Hannity at his word that he was genuinely offended by what I believed and still believe to be a harmless and silly aside referencing our First Lady's accent. Mrs. Trump almost certainly has enough to worry about without being used as a prop to increase TV ratings." Kimmel ended his statement with a shot at the Fox News host: "I am hopeful that Sean Hannity will learn from this too and continue his his newly-found advocacy for women, immigrants and First Ladies and that he will triumph in the heroic battle against sexual harassment and perversion." Hannity tweeted back that he'll have a formal response on his Fox News show on Monday.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Sean Hannity calls Jimmy Kimmel "Poor man's Colbert," Kimmel responds that Hannity is the "Poor Woman's Rachel Maddow"
The Hannity-Kimmel Twitter feud went on all day Friday and into the night as Hannity promised "must see TV!!" on his Fox News Show. “I don’t take joy in this. But I have just had it with the utter hypocrisy," Hannity said in devoting his entire opening segment to Kimmel, while repeatedly calling the late-night host a "pervert" and "Harvey Weinstein Jr." Kimmel responded on Twitter to Hannity's segment, tweeting: "Dear @SeanHannity thx for the trip down Man Show memory lane. The idea that YOU'd call ANYONE a 'pervert' while slobbering over Trump, Ailes, O’Reilly and, YES, Roy Moore – who you DID SUPPORT is, to quote a fella you love very much, 'Sad!'"
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 2:28PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel slams Sean Hannity for trivializing Harvey Weinstein as the Fox News host keeps bringing up his Man Show past
Hannity continued calling Kimmel "Harvey Weinstein junior" over his Man Show past on Friday, specifically referring to a comedy bit in which women were asked to "Guess What's in My Pants?" When Hannity made it part of "Today's poll," Kimmel responded: "I vote for whichever one best helps you trivialize the horrors of Harvey Weinstein by comparing them to televised comedy bits in which every woman was a willing participant who gladly signed a release." As one of Hannity's commenters pointed out, Kimmel's Man Show co-host Adam Carolla has been a guest on Hannity's radio show.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 4:27AM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel and Sean Hannity are feuding
The Fox News host and the ABC late-night star have been trading barbs, on TV and on Twitter, with Hannity calling Kimmel "#pervertkimmel" and "Harvey Weinstein Jr." as Kimmel mocked Hannity as "#clownpornsean." The feud kicked off when Hannity went after Kimmel for making fun of First Lady Melania Trump's role in the White House Easter Egg Roll earlier this week, calling the joke a "despicable disgrace" from "ass clown Kimmel." Kimmel responded on his show Thursday night, saying: "If I'm an ass clown — and I very well might be — you, Sean, are the whole ass circus." That led to a back-and-forth on Twitter, with Hannity posting clips from Kimmel's Man Show past. "Jimmy that’s you being a pervert a**hole. How would you feel if that was your daughter?," Hannity tweeted while continually referencing Kimmel's Disney employment. Kimmel's wife and co-head writer, Molly McNearney, also responded to Hannity, tweeting: "Oh man, Sean. If you are offended by that 20 year old comedy bit, WAIT until you hear what our President said to Billy Bush!"
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 1:44PM EDT
Jenna Fischer went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in a bath towel and jeans after her dress broke
"So, this was my outfit for tonight," said the Splitting Up Together star, "and I waited a little too long to get dressed. And then my zipper broke, and I panicked."
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 9:30PM EDT
TV is in the midst of a crying men trend
From Jimmy Kimmel to This Is Us to Queer Eye, manly tears have evolved from a punchline to something that is okay for men to display. "At a time when pop culture is grappling with sexism behind the scenes and how women are represented on screen, depictions of masculinity are slowly being rewritten, too," says Elahe Izadi. "It’s been surprisingly refreshing for this woman to see men cry and be vulnerable in these ways. But for men watching, these scenes give them permission to do the same — without explaining it away as just something in their eye."
Posted Wednesday 3/28/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel Live! posts a commercial-break interview with a woman getting divorced after 48 hours of marriage
Kimmel, who's on vacation this week, sometimes has his interviews with audience members posted that are conducted while his staff moves his desk on stage.