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Posted Friday 1/18/19 at 7:23AM EST
Jimmy Kimmel is humanizing federal employees with stunt putting them to work during shutdown
For the past two weeks, Kimmel has invited federal employees each night to do odd jobs. They've included a TSA agent, a U.S. Forest Service firefighter, a USDA safety inspector, an air traffic controller, a NASA engineer and a prison guard. "This isn’t just Kimmel goofing around," says Marissa Martinelli. "With each guest, he makes a pointed statement about how essential their role is for the country to function." There's another advantage to Kimmel's stunt: "It humanizes the people who are impacted by the shutdown, hundreds of thousands of whom are now working without a paycheck," says Martinelli, adding: "Whether Trump is watching or not, Kimmel is hitting him where it hurts: his so-called populist appeal. The shutdown is already costing Trump the support of his strongest supporters, white Americans without college degrees, and Kimmel is taking advantage by deploying his own everyman persona, using common sense, basic compassion, and a let’s-grab-a-beer ease to transcend political ideology, as he’s done in the past with health care." ALSO: Stephen Colbert is selling mugs to benefit furloughed government workers.
Posted Thursday 1/17/19 at 6:19PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel to mark President Trump's first term "halftime," Bob Hope-style
Jimmy Kimmel Live Intermission Accomplished: A Halftime Tribute to Trump, airing Monday night, will mark the two-year anniversary of Trump assuming the presidency. The variety show-inspired episode will feature celebrities like Alyssa Milano, Will Arnett, Fred Armisen, Jake Johnson and Comedy Central The President Show Trump impersonator Anthony Atamanuik.
Posted Wednesday 1/16/19 at 2:04PM EST
D'Arcy Carden says she "truly lost my mind" for her showcase Good Place episode
Carden recalled her experience to Seth Meyers: “I had two months to sort of peep on my friends and creepily watch them, and honestly, it might have been easier if I didn’t know I had to do it — if Mike Schur, the creator, had just told me the week before, ‘By the way, you have to do an impression of all these people,’” she said. ALSO: Ted Danson shows Jimmy Kimmel that he's finally mastered the Floss Dance.
Posted Monday 1/14/19 at 2:14PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel releases a Super Dave Osbourne tribute video in honor of Bob Einstein
Einstein, who died on Jan. 2 at age 76, was a frequent guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, appearing in sketches in the early years of Kimmel's show.
Posted Tuesday 1/08/19 at 7:34AM EST
Late-night hosts tackle the government shutdown in their return from vacation
Late Show with Stephen Colbert opened with Yogi Bear and Boo Boo breaking into the Oval Office and pouring trash on President Trump's head, while Jimmy Kimmel announced his plan to employ federal workers.
Posted Wednesday 12/19/18 at 11:11PM EST
Ted Cruz's responds to Jimmy Kimmel's latest slam: "I kicked his a** at hoops"
Responding to Tuesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live! sketch featuring Billy Crystal and Dave Grohl as God and the Satan, the U.S. senator from Texas tweeted: "Really getting into the Christmas spirit, Jimmy Kimmel just aired a skit with 'God & Satan' arguing and eventually deciding that I should go to Hell. It’s almost as if Jimmy’s feelings are still hurt that I kicked his a** at hoops...."
Posted Wednesday 12/19/18 at 1:28PM EST
Billy Crystal and Dave Grohl pop up on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as God and Satan
Source: Rolling Stone
Watch the Foo Fighters rocker as a heavy metal-loving Satan alongside Crystal's Kangol-wearing deity.
Posted Wednesday 11/21/18 at 6:26PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel confronts Michael B. Jordan after Creed II left his Jimmy Kimmel Live! cameo on the cutting-room floor
Source: E! Online
Jordan as his Creed II character filmed a Jimmy Kimmel Live! cameo last summer, but it's not in the movie. "Listen, everybody in that scene was great," Jordan joked. "(But) we had one weak link." He added: "Honestly, you did a great job. Let's give it up for Jimmy!" Jordan said. "In movies, we have so much material; sometimes things just end up in the editing room floor. Don't take it personally."
Posted Friday 11/16/18 at 6:32AM EST
Jimmy Kimmel gets Michelle Obama to read things she couldn't say as first lady
Among the sentences Kimmel got Obama to read was “Clooney is my freebie."
Posted Thursday 11/15/18 at 1:35PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Bono are reteaming for a fourth RED benefit show
Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Kristen Bell, Channing Tatum, Snoop Dogg and Mila Kunis are among the celebrities participating on the event airing Monday in advance of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.
Posted Wednesday 11/14/18 at 1:20PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel celebrates his 51st birthday with Chippendales dancers surprising him in the middle of the night
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Kimmel's Aunt Chippy brought the "Chippy-dales" to Kimmel's house to wake him up in the middle of the night for his 51st birthday.
Posted Tuesday 11/13/18 at 10:03AM EST
Jimmy Kimmel slams President Trump's "awful tweet" in response to the California wildfires
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Kimmel, who allowed the family of one of his producers to stay at his house after evacuating the Woolsey Fire, went after the president for his initial tweet on Saturday regarding the fires burning in Northern and Southern California. "He could at least pretend to care about us like he does with Donald Jr.," Kimmel joked, adding: "He didn’t even throw us a roll of paper towels, like he did in Puerto Rico."
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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.