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Kimmel Explains Trump With 'Schoolhouse Rock'

White House scandals still hot topic among late-night hosts

(Newser) - President Trump continues to keep late-night hosts busy. Here's a sampling from Tuesday night:
  • Jimmy Kimmel: He did his own version of a "Schoolhouse Rock" explainer video, except instead of the classic "I'm Just a Bill," his parody video is "I'm Just a
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An Earlier-Than- Usual Oscars Announcement

Jimmy Kimmel to return as host for 90th annual Academy Awards

(Newser) - "If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show," the Hollywood Reporter quotes Jimmy Kimmel as saying in a statement. That's right, the Academy announced Tuesday that Kimmel will be back next year... More »

Late Night Reacts to Comey Firing With Disbelief, T-Shirts

Jimmy Kimmel is hawking 'Comey Is My Homey' attire

(Newser) - It was no joke that President Trump fired James Comey as FBI director on Tuesday, but there were plenty of them on late-night TV in response to the news, mixed with shock and disbelief. What some of the hosts had to say, via CNN and Newsweek :
  • Stephen Colbert: "That
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Jimmy Kimmel Responds to Reaction About His Baby

Host returns, thanks supporters, mocks his new title of 'elitist Hollywood creep'

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel returned to the air Monday night from paternity leave and responded to the backlash over his emotional monologue about his newborn son and the need for accessible health care. After thanking people for their support of his family and mockingly embracing his new title of "elitist Hollywood... More »

As Key Republican Defects on Health Bill, Obama Praises Kimmel

He praises host for moving monologue

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel's emotional plea in support of ObamaCare won praise from its namesake Tuesday, with former President Obama thanking the late-night host for sharing the story of how his newborn son, Billy, had to undergo open-heart surgery last week. "Well said, Jimmy," Obama tweeted . "That's... More »

Jimmy Kimmel Tears Up in Frank Monologue

Late-night TV host reveals newborn son had open-heart surgery

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel is known for his smirks, but Monday night he offered tears instead on Jimmy Kimmel Live with an emotional announcement, per the Hollywood Reporter . The late-night host was absent from his show last week, and he explained that it was because of the birth of his son, William... More »

Kimmel Gives His Take on Best Picture Mix-Up

'Clyde threw Bonnie under the bus'

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel gave his take on the Oscars fiasco on his show Monday night, calling it "the weirdest TV finale since Lost." Kimmel said he was in the audience seated next to Matt Damon when Bonnie and Clyde co-stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway presented the Best Picture... More »

8 of Kimmel's Best Lines

Damon, Trump did not escape his notice

(Newser) - After his success helming the Emmys, some wondered why Jimmy Kimmel had never been asked to man the stage at the the Oscars. The late-night host got his chance Sunday night and brought his A-game to go with the A-list attendees, with USA Today noting he came out "comfortable... More »

Oscars End With One of Live TV's Biggest Snafus Ever

'La La Land' initially announced as winner ... but it was really 'Moonlight'

(Newser) - Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway now know how Steve Harvey felt. The latter announced the wrong Miss Universe in 2015, and at Sunday night's Oscars, the former made the same mistake during the presentation of the biggest award of the night, per the Los Angeles Times and Entertainment Weekly... More »

Your Academy Award Winners Here

Jimmy Kimmel serves as host for star-studded event

(Newser) - Celebrities rolled from the red carpet into Hollywood's Dolby Theatre Sunday night for the 89th annual Academy Awards, with Justin Timberlake greeting everyone with a peppy rendition of "Can't Stop This Feeling." Jimmy Kimmel then took the stage , noting, "This is my first time here.... More »

Belatedly, the Oscars Announce a Host

Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 2017 Academy Awards

(Newser) - The Oscars finally have a host: Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 89th Academy Awards. The late-night host will be presiding over the ceremony for the first time. Kimmel has been a regular awards host, having twice previously hosted the Emmy Awards (including its broadcast in September) and once led ESPN'... More »

How Late-Night Hosts Reacted to Trump Win

'Thank God we legalized marijuana yesterday'

(Newser) - Late-night hosts pivoted from candidate Donald Trump to President-elect Trump on Wednesday night, combining punchlines and audience group counseling after the billionaire's defeat of Hillary Clinton, the AP reports. A selection:
  • "For years I've come out every night and asked how you're doing, but I've
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Obama Fires Back at Trump's 'Mean Tweet'

'At least I will go down as a president'

(Newser) - President Obama handed it to haters, including Donald Trump, while reading mean tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday. "President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States," Obama quoted Trump during the segment. His reply: "Really? Well, @realDonaldTrump,... More »

PB&Js for Everyone at Kimmel's Emmys

Some are wondering why he's never been asked to host the Oscars

(Newser) - USA Today recalls how Jimmy Kimmel's 2012 hosting gig at the Emmys didn't wow the masses, but the late-night host apparently redeemed himself Sunday at this year's awards show, earning an "affable" rating from the newspaper, which said "he hit the mark right all... More »

'Topple the Patriarchy!': Emmys Get Political

Talk of diversity, online harassment, and Trump infiltrated the awards

(Newser) - It's not surprising that, in a tense election year, politics and other weighty topics made a prominent appearance at this year's awards, per the AP . How they were broached, with both seriousness and a touch of levity:
  • First, the explicit shout-outs to Election 2016: Jeb (with an exclamation
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Game of Thrones, OJ Simpson Series Win Big

The 68th Emmys are underway in LA

(Newser) - A beautiful night on the red carpet jump-started the 68th Emmy Awards at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater, followed by Jimmy Kimmel's exodus to the awards ceremony, with the cast of Modern Family, James Corden, and even Jeb Bush giving him a lift to the show. Kimmel's opening monologue... More »

Clinton Slams 'Wacky' Claims About Her Health

She tells Kimmel it's like an 'alternative reality'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is pushing back against charges that she's physically unfit for the White House. On Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, she said the accusations are part of a "wacky strategy" by GOP rival Donald Trump and an "alternative reality" that's not focused on the kinds... More »

Trump Admits Using 'Barron' Alias

But still won't confess he was 'John Miller' in now-famous 1991 phone interview

(Newser) - Has the "mystery" of John Miller been solved? Perhaps, after a big night for Donald Trump on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday, in which he agreed to debate Bernie Sanders and also copped to pulling out fake names in the past, though whether that includes the now-infamous Miller moniker is... More »

Sanders, Trump Agree to Debate

'Game on,' Sanders tweets after idea floated on Kimmel

(Newser) - Donald Trump has stepped up to the challenge that Hillary Clinton rejected : debating Bernie Sanders before the nation's final primaries. On Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday, the host asked Trump whether he would debate Sanders, and Trump agreed to do so if the proceeds went to charity, CBS News reports.... More »

Kate Winslet: Yeah, Leo Could Have Fit on Titanic Board

Actress admits to Jimmy Kimmel that Rose could have saved Jack

(Newser) - Kate Winslet has finally addressed a concern some Titanic fans have probably had for years: Why did her character, Rose, let Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Jack, die when there was clearly a door floating in the ocean that was large enough for both of them to ride to rescue? "... More »

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