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Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 10:52PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel's "Mean Tweets" offers a psychological insight into the personalities of celebrities
The recurring segment, which debuted in 2012, is a "lose-lose situation, and how celebrities handle it shows a different side of them," says Kayla Cobb. "Could this be all scripted? Sure, most of late night shows’ off the cuff convos are planned out well in advance. But the spontaneity of 'Mean Tweets' seems hard to fake, and the way each celebrity chooses to defend his or herself from the digital attacks seems to nod to their personalities, or at least their brands. If it’s all fake, then it’s fake in a way that’s still telling."
Posted Wednesday 3/07/18 at 1:41PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel explains his Twitter response to President Trump pointing to the lowest-rated Oscars
"The truth is, every year since Netflix happened, the ratings are down for every big TV event: the Super Bowl, the Grammys, the Emmys, the Golden Globes," Kimmel said on his talk show, adding that his tweet (responding to Trump) got twice as many likes as Trump's. ALSO: Green Day, Pink and Common participate in new Mean Tweets music edition.
Posted Thursday 2/01/18 at 6:10PM EST
Aaron Rodgers won’t “confirm or deny” whether he’ll be on Game of Thrones’ final season
The NFL quarterback may or may not be joking about appearing on Game of Thrones, but he said he’d be willing to do some nudity to appear on the HBO series. ALSO: Watch Peyton read “Mean Tweets" in a preview of tonight's Jimmy Kimmel Live! segment.
Posted Wednesday 11/15/17 at 1:33PM EST
Larry David couldn't stop laughing reading anti-Jimmy Kimmel “Mean Tweets”
Watch David laugh so hard like you've never seen him laugh before. ALSO: Kimmel found people who want Hillary Clinton impeached.
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 2:17AM EST
J.J. Abrams made a star-studded movie trailer as a 50th birthday present to Jimmy Kimmel
Ben Affleck and Abrams surprised Kimmel on his 50th birthday by turning the comic Kimmel drew as a kid, The Terrific Ten, into a movie trailer featuring everybody from Matt Damon and Jennifer Aniston. During the hour, George Clooney presented The Jimmy Kimmel Story, and Kimmel was also subjected to "Mean Tweets: Jimmy Kimmel Edition," featuring David Letterman, Stephen Colbert, Kim Kardashian and Howard Stern.
Posted Tuesday 9/26/17 at 2:26AM EDT
On late-night Trump-bashing: “There’s no example of any kind of sustained attack like this on a politician”
The Late Shift author Bill Carter, who spent more than two decades covering television for The New York Times, says the anti-Trump jokes in late-night are unprecedented for a politician. “There’s a horde of writers writing jokes about Donald Trump every single night,” Carter tells his old newspaper, adding that late night TV is in “absolutely uncharted” territory. “(Stephen) Colbert and Seth Meyers, they are like the voice of the resistance,” says Carter. Late-night comedy, he points out, has always played off the news. And since all the news is about President Trump, it’s hard for late-night comics to ignore him.
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Posted Thursday 8/17/17 at 3:03AM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel reads Mean Tweets from Trump fans
Some of President Trump’s supporters rejected Kimmel’s message that, following Tuesday's press conference, “now, he does need to go.” “Why don’t you go somewhere else like a different country if you don’t like our president and stop your crying on TV, snowflake.” one viewer tweeted