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Friday
Jun072013

Exes Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman Hang Out (with Kimmel’s Fiancee!)

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- On Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel, 45, and his fiancée, Molly McNearney, caught up with Kimmel’s ex-girlfriend Sarah Silverman, 42, at AFI’s 41st Life Achievement Award Tribute to Mel Brooks in Hollywood, and happily posed for photos together.

Silverman and Kimmel dated for five years before they amicably split in 2009. The Jimmy Kimmel Live host got engaged to McNearney, a co-head writer on his ABC talk show, last summer.

When asked to describe her relationship with Kimmel, Silverman joked, “You know when you’re in New York and you pass by those hot dog vendors and you’re like, ‘I’m not going to eat this. It’s not good for me.’ And then the smell gets to you and you can’t help yourself. … Then later on you’re puking and you’re just like, ‘Why did I put this inside me?’ … It’s like that. It was a roller coaster!”

But clearly it wasn’t that bad.

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Friday
Mar012013

Will Jimmy Kimmel Be the Next Host of the Oscars?

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- With this year's host Seth MacFarlane reportedly saying "No way," and ditto for another possible host, Tina Fey, the New York Post reports on Friday that the next emcee for the telecast will be found in-house for ABC: Jimmy Kimmel.

"Jimmy is favored to host the Oscars next year," a source tells the paper.  "ABC has been pushing him for the role."

While ratings for the ABC late night host's post-Oscar special were bigger than ever, the decision is far from settled, cautions an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences source.

"It is way too early," the spy says, explaining the choice won't be made until the Academy picks a new president.

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Monday
Feb252013

Jimmy Kimmel Unveils Star Studded "Movie: The Movie" Sequel

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(LOS ANGELES) -- The Oscars were held in Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday night.  Afterward, Jimmy Kimmel hosted his annual post-Oscars show, which began with Kimmel visiting Oscar host Seth MacFarlane's hoarder-like dressing room, and uncovering his good luck charm: a key chain made of Twilight star Taylor Lautner's fingers.

A bandaged Lautner then burst from MacFarlane's "collection" and fled for his life, calling the host a "monster."

Later on, Kimmel unveiled the sequel to his star-packed Movie: The Movie with a trailer for Movie: The Movie -- 2V.  The snippet featured an all-star cast including Rachel Weisz, Armie Hammer, Topher Grace, Jessica Chastain, Jude Law, Gerard Butler, Bryan Cranston, John Krasinski, Oprah Winfrey, Bradley Cooper, Bruno Mars, Salma Hayek, frequent Kimmel punching bag Matt Damon, Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, and Samuel L. Jackson.

The fake movie's plot poked fun at The Avengers, the Twilight films, and the recent zombie craze.  In the snippet, Kimmel, spoofing The Avengers' Nick Fury -- wearing an eye patch over both eyes at times -- assembles a team of people to fight an invasion of "sexy" vampires, zombies, and mummies.

Winfrey played the president -- who hangs up on Kimmel -- while Cooper played a stereotypical inspirational inner city teacher.  Krasinski played a superhero named The Shrimp, and Tatum played a secret weapon: a giant version of himself who out sexy-dances the invaders, thanks to laser beams fired by his thrusting crotch. 

Naturally, the clip also takes a shot at favorite Kimmel punching bag Matt Damon, who is put in an unflattering position in a green "motion capture" leotard, and made to simulate oral sex.

Afterward, Kimmel welcomed Tatum and his upcoming White House Down co-star Jamie Foxx, who admitted Tatum is so hot it made him want to break into a sexy R&B song.

Incidentally, the show ran long, thanks to The Oscar telecast's longer run time, forcing Kimmel to bump a bit with 50 Cent and having Kimmel apologize that they'd run out of time for him -- like he has been doing for a decade in a jest about Damon.

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Friday
Feb152013

Jimmy Kimmel: 'I Don't Believe Jay Leno Has Actual Feelings'

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(LOS ANGELES) -- Jimmy Kimmel has again expressed his feelings about his late-night rival Jay Leno.

In an interview with Playboy magazine, Kimmel addresses the fact that he's slammed Leno on several occasions in recent years -- most recently in a January issue of Rolling Stone.

The ABC host says, "I always feel bad if I hurt anybody's feelings, but I don't believe Jay Leno has actual feelings, and he doesn't seem to be that worried about other people's feelings."

Kimmel adds that he doesn't "even like talking about" Leno, and only does so when he's asked questions about him.

That may be, but Kimmel reveals to Playboy that he refuses to tell any joke that he can envision Leno telling.

Kimmel is much more complimentary of his childhood hero, CBS Late Show host David Letterman.

Kimmel says, "Dave transcends any time slot; he is the father of comedy as we now know it.  I wonder if he knows what he means to every comedian under 50 years old.  That NBC Late Night with David Letterman show was a revelation."

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Friday
Jan252013

Matt Damon Kidnaps Jimmy Kimmel, Hijacks His Show

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(LOS ANGELES) -- On Thursday night's installment of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Matt Damon finally got even after years of being reportedly "bumped" by the host. 

He bound and gagged Jimmy Kimmel and then proceeded to take over the show he retitled Jimmy Kimmel Sucks!.

Damon not only farmed out the monologue to Robin Williams, he replaced Kimmel's security guard/sidekick Guillermo with Andy Garcia donning an identical uniform and aping his thick accent.  Damon replaced band leader Cleto Escobedo with Sheryl Crow -- who later debuted her new single "Easy" -- and featured videotaped well-wishes from stars like Robert De Niro, Oprah Winfrey and others.

Ben Affleck -- who according to a classic Kimmel gag had a relationship with Kimmel -- tried to rebel against Damon by slipping flattering cue cards about Kimmel into Damon's opening, then crying out in anguish as he ran off stage, "Forget it, Matt!  I couldn't do it to Jimmy!"

Damon, linked to Affleck since their youth, then screamed, "He doesn't even love you like I love you!"

With Kimmel gagged in the background, Damon first embarrassed Kimmel by revealing lost audition tapes, revealing Kimmel's animosity stems from losing every big role Damon has had to the Oscar winner.  Kimmel was shown blowing try outs for movies including Good Will Hunting and the Bourne films.

Later, Damon welcomed Oscar winner Nicole Kidman to the show for the first time.  Although she grinded herself on the incapacitated host, she told Damon she never appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! because he's not classy.  She also admitted she's a kleptomaniac -- something she felt she could never share with Kimmel.

In short order, Damon then welcomed Oscar nominee Gary Oldman -- who insisted a Gary Oldman impersonator had appeared on the show in his stead in the past.  Amy Adams followed, insisting Kimmel "slipped me the tongue" during a previous "horrible" interview on the show.

As the studio's couch filled with celebs, Damon said you could throw a rock and hit a celebrity in Hollywood, and outside the studio, Garcia proved that by hitting Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon and then Demi Moore, who was looking much younger than the last time many had seen her.

Damon also welcomed his former flame -- at least according to another Kimmel gag -- and Kimmel's ex, Sarah Silverman, who admitted her relationship with Kimmel was like eating hot dogs on the street, then being nauseated by having had them.

Things are looking up for Kimmel, however: on Friday he not only gets his show back, but he also gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Wednesday
Jan232013

'Burst Blood Vessel' Stops LeAnn Rimes from Singing on "Kimmel"

Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- LeAnn Rimes' planned performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday evening was apparently pulled at the last minute because, according to the host, the singer burst a blood vessel in her vocal cords.

Rimes did sit down for a chat with Kimmel and explained she had a bout with allergies that required her to get an injection in her nose, and that her doctor put her on strict vocal rest.

"I'm not supposed to be talking," she told Kimmel, "but I'm talking to you."

Rimes revealed she was using a dry erase board to communicate at home, and said she was going on two weeks of vocal rest as soon as the interview was over.

Rimes did manage to talk about her ongoing spat with Brandi Glanville, the ex-wife of Rimes' husband Eddie Cibrian, with whom Rimes had an affair that led to the ends of their previous marriages.

On Bravo's Watch What Happens Live! Monday night, Glanville called Rimes "insane," and Rimes tweeted back for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star to "KMA" -- shorthand for Rimes telling Glanville to kiss her backside.

Kimmel asked Rimes why she even bothered to respond.

"You have a little something that...none of the Real Housewives...have," Kimmel said.  "You're talented."

Rimes explained, she often doesn't take the bait, but, "There comes a time where you're just like, 'Screw You.'...and that's all you want to say...And then you're like, 'I'm done with this for another three months.'"

Rimes recently released "What Have I Done," the first single from her upcoming album Spitfire, due out April 9.

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Wednesday
Jan092013

Jimmy Kimmel Shines "Bright Like a Diamond" in New Time Slot Debut

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(LOS ANGELES) -- On Tuesday evening, Jimmy Kimmel steered his 10-year-old late-night show into some competitive comedic waters, bringing it on a collision course with Jay Leno and David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. Eastern time.

ABC moved Jimmy Kimmel Live! into the Nightline time slot and shifted the ABC News program to 12:35 a.m.

NBC execs made good on a plan to bump The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to 11:34 in response -- a move Kimmel sarcastically called "interesting" earlier in the week -- but Leno, who Kimmel recently called a "sell-out," made no obvious mention of the switch.

On CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman, Kimmel's comedy idol, Letterman, welcomed JKL! saying, "Come on in, Jimmy!  Why should we have all the fun here?"

Paul Shaffer echoed the well-wishes, saying "Change that landscape, Jimmy!"

During his monologue, Kimmel thanked ABC execs for their "vote of confidence," saying he doesn't take the responsibility lightly, "especially now with a Kanye West/Kim Kardashian baby on the way.  This is the time when I shine bright like a diamond."

Kimmel's first guest was his pal Jennifer Aniston, who not only smashed what she thought was Kimmel's old desk with a sledgehammer, but also shared pictures of a vacation she took with Kimmel, her fiancee Justin Theroux, and another Kimmel pal, John Krasinksi from The Office.

Aniston, who cut schoolmates' hair as a youngster, also gave Jimmy a trim.   

No Doubt was his musical guest, blasting out "Push and Shove," the title cut from their new album, as well as an older favorite, "Hella Good."

Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s guest lineup for the rest of the week includes Ryan Gosling, Mark Wahlberg, Jamie Foxx, Sofia Vergara, Ellen DeGeneres, and Kim and Kourtney Kardashian.

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Tuesday
Jan082013

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Debuts in New Time Slot Tuesday Night

ABC/MICHAEL DESMOND(NEW YORK) -- After 10 years, Jimmy Kimmel is ready to go head-to-head with late-night legends Jay Leno and David Letterman.

On Tuesday his ABC late-night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, makes its debut in its new time slot, 11:35 p.m. ET, where it will directly compete against NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CBS' Late Show with David Letterman.

Kimmel says he's excited about leaving his old midnight time slot because, he explains, his staff is now "refocused on the show...and people are working a little harder."

Leno is actually bumping up his show a minute early, to 11:34, in response to Kimmel's move. 

Kimmel's reaction: "I think that's an interesting move....Maybe that will help.  Maybe it will squash us.  Who knows."

Kimmel says there won't be many changes to his own program, aside from a possible facelift to his set.

He concedes it will be a "bit weird" for him to face off against Letterman, his childhood idol, for a full hour.  Kimmel likens the late-night battle to a baseball fan stepping up to the plate against Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.

He elaborates, "Even if you had all of Nolan Ryan's baseball cards and his poster on your wall, if he's pitching to you, you have to try to hit it.  And he might throw one at your head."

Kimmel's guests during his initial episodes in the 11:35 time slot will include Jennifer Aniston -- who's on Tuesday night -- Ryan Gosling, Mark Wahlberg, Jamie Foxx, Sofia Vergara, Ellen DeGeneres, and Kim and Kourtney Kardashian.

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Monday
Jan072013

NBC Exec: "Tonight Show" Won't Change Despite Kimmel's Move

Kevin Winter/Tonight Show/Getty Images for The Tonight Show(NEW YORK) -- NBC isn't worried that Jimmy Kimmel is moving his ABC late-night show to an earlier time slot this Tuesday.

Jimmy Kimmel Live will begin airing at 11:35 p.m. Eastern time, the time slot currently occupied by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC and Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.  At Kimmel's current midnight time slot, he has only opposed Jay Leno and David Letterman for about a half-hour.

Paul Telegdy, the president of late night and alternative programming for NBC, says his network has survived other changes to the late-night landscape in the past.

He says, "I don't know if Jimmy Kimmel is planning to radically change his show as part of the move, but if it's the same show at a different hour, I think that we've lived through a number of those transitions."

Telegdy does know that Leno won't make any changes to The Tonight Show in response to Kimmel's move.  He says Leno and executive producer Debbie Vickers "consistently just put out a terrific, terrific show.  Week in, week out."

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Friday
Jan042013

Jimmy Kimmel Says Jay Leno 'Sold Out'

ABC/RANDY HOLMES(NEW YORK) It's clear that Jimmy Kimmel has much more respect for David Letterman than his other late-night rival, Jay Leno.

The ABC host is the cover boy of the new issue of Rolling Stone.  The New York Daily News, which obtained an advance copy of the issue, reports that Kimmel says of Leno, "As a comedian, you can’t not have disdain for what he’s done: He totally sold out."

Kimmel, who moves his show from midnight to the 11:35 p.m. Eastern time slot next week, adds the NBC Tonight Show host "was a master chef who opened a Burger King."

Kimmel has voiced his negative feelings for Leno a few times in recent years.  In 2010, he impersonated Leno on his program, and he also made an appearance on Leno's now-defunct primetime talk show, chastising him for planning a return to The Tonight Show after Conan O'Brien was forced out.  And last year, at a New York City event, Kimmel said of Leno, "F*** him."

In his Rolling Stone interview, Kimmel is more complimentary of Letterman, his childhood idol. 

He asks, "If I beat David Letterman in the ratings, does that mean I’m better than Letterman?  No f***ing way."

Kimmel also has nice things to say about Leno's NBC late-night colleague, Jimmy Fallon.

He says, “People are going to compare me and him for years to come -- we’re being positioned as the Leno and Letterman of the next round.  I like it because he’s a very worthy competitor.”

The issue of Rolling Stone featuring Kimmel hits newsstands Friday.

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