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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 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 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 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 3/28/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Yeardley Smith speaks for the first time about Ted Cruz's Lisa Simpson remark
Smith says it "wasn't about what he said, it was about the way he said it, which was he said it with such disdain" in saying that the Democrats were the party of Lisa Simpson.
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 12:25AM EST
Ted Cruz tries to further explain his Simpsons metaphor
Homer, the U.S. senator tells TMZ, is an "everyman." Bart is like a libertarian. And Marge? She "reins in Lisa’s over-enthusiasm."
Posted Thursday 2/22/18 at 4:58PM EST
The Simpsons boss slams Ted Cruz for calling Democrats "the party of Lisa Simpson"
"The Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson and Republicans are happily the party of Homer, Bart, Maggie and Marge," the U.S. senator from Texas -- who once "auditioned" for The Simpsons -- said today of the Fox animated comedy at the Conservative Political Action Conference. The Simpsons showrunner Al Jean responded on Twitter: "Ted Cruz says Maggie Simpson would vote for him. I think Ted's the one who could use a pacifier in his mouth." Jean added: "The way things are going even Mr. Burns is thinking of becoming a Democrat." In an interview with The Wrap, Jean said, "If I was Ted Cruz, I wouldn’t be so quick to write off Lisa’s vote. I think she’s an important person with a lot of intelligence and you’d really want to win her over and not just abandon her.”As an MSNBC producer pointed out, The Simpsons once portrayed Lisa Simpson as becoming president and inheriting a President Trump budget crisis long before the president entered politics.
Posted Thursday 10/19/17 at 12:55AM EDT
Ted Cruz tries to tell a Curb Your Enthusiasm joke while debating Bernie Sanders on CNN
“You know, as some might say, curb your enthusiasm,” the Texas senator said to laughter and applause, adding: “By the way, the impression Larry David does of you is spectacular and uncanny.” The New Hampshire senator shot back: “Someday you may also have somebody poke fun at you.”