Jimmy Kimmel

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Cruz Beats Kimmel in Hyped 'Blobfish Basketball Classic'

The presidential also-ran beat the late night host 11-9

(Newser) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic. With each basket worth a single point, Cruz topped Kimmel 11-9 in a two-hour one-on-one match they agreed to abbreviate Saturday at Texas Southern... More »

'Name Any Book' Is a Hard Task, Kimmel Learns

Perhaps Americans should listen to 1990s Shaq

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel is taking issue with a recent study claiming 24% of Americans haven't read a book in the past year. He thinks the figure should be higher and, on his show Thursday, offered some corroboration in interviews with people on the street. Asked to name any book—the... More »

Hannity Accepts Kimmel Apology, Slams 'Corrupt Media'

He says he'll 'hit back harder' if Kimmel resumes feud

(Newser) - They'll probably never be on each other's Christmas cards lists, but the feud between Jimmy Kimmel and Sean Hannity appears to be over. On his Fox show Monday night, Hannity grudgingly accepted what he called a "forced, corporate, Disney apology " from Kimmel, Mediaite reports. "From... More »

Jimmy Kimmel Issues Apology to Hannity, Melania Trump

He says infant son has received threats

(Newser) - If it counts as a victory when the person you're feuding with apologizes because his infant son has received death threats, then Sean Hannity just won his feud with Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel tweeted a lengthy statement Sunday, apologizing for the remark about Melania Trump's accent that first offended... More »

Kimmel Can't Console 'Drunk' Toys R Us Mascot

Poor Geoffrey the Giraffe

(Newser) - One of the 33,000 jobs now at risk with Toys R Us shutting or selling more than 700 US stores is that of mascot—and Geoffrey the Giraffe is not taking the news well. A "drunk" Geoffrey turned up on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, asking the audience,... More »

Oscars Kick Off With #MeToo, Politics, and ... a Jet Ski

Watercraft up for grabs for shortest acceptance speech, per Jimmy Kimmel

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel kicked off the 90th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, his second turn hosting, by first riffing on last year's Academy Awards—specifically, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway messing up the best picture announcement . "This year when you hear your name called, don't get up... More »

Kimmel Gets a Big Surprise on Ellen

Children's Hospital names room after his son

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel has talked a lot about his infant son , Billy, on his late-night talk show—and on Tuesday, fellow talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres had a big surprise for Kimmel when he came on her show. Billy was born with congenital heart disease and has had multiple surgeries over his... More »

Stormy Daniels Tale Takes Another Twist

She issues denial then hints at NDA on Kimmel

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels kept people guessing about her alleged affair with President Trump Tuesday—even after a full denial was issued. In a statement, the former porn star said she was denying the affair, not because she "was paid hush money ," but "because it never happened." TMZ... More »

Kimmel Makes Emotional Return With Son in Arms

He issues plea to Congress

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy's heart surgery. Kimmel was crying from the first moment of his monologue Monday night as he pleaded with Congress to restore and improve children's health coverage, a cause... More »

Roy Moore Challenges Kimmel, Who Accepts

Candidate dares host to come to Alabama for a 'man to man' confrontation

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel has a new political foil—Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore . It began earlier this week when Kimmel sent a comedian heckler to a Moore speech, and Moore shot back on Twitter with a message to the TV host: "If you want to mock our Christian values, come... More »

Kimmel Has One Response to 'Thanks' on Health Care

'I always ask, Did you call your congressman?' he says in interview with Vulture

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel tells Vulture that when he goes out in public these days, about 30 people a day will come up to him and say thanks for speaking out on health care . By now he has a set response. "I always ask, 'Have you called your congressman?'"... More »

Late-Night Hosts Weigh In on Weinstein Scandal

'NYT' denies 'gutting' Weinstein story in 2004

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein may have no future in Hollywood—but his sexual misconduct scandal is causing a lot of people to delve into the past. Amid questions over whether the producer's predatory behavior could have been halted a lot sooner, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet has denied Sharon... More »

Kimmel: 'Window Into Hell' Opened in My Hometown

He, Sen. Chris Murphy call for stronger gun laws

(Newser) - Sunday night's atrocity in Las Vegas has renewed calls for stronger gun laws—starting with stricter background checks. Sen. Chris Murphy said he's planning to introduce a new bill to strengthen background checks for gun buyers, even though they might not have stopped Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock,... More »

Celebs Share Awkward Photos —for a Cause

Stephen Colbert, Nick Kroll donating $2K in aid to Puerto Rico for each

(Newser) - Even the biggest names in Hollywood went through that awkward pubescent stage—and now we have the proof. Celebrities including Sarah Silverman , Jimmy Kimmel , and Judd Apatow have been sharing less-than-flattering photos of their awkward younger years on Twitter using the hashtag #PuberMe after Stephen Colbert vowed to donate $1,... More »

Jimmy Kimmel Thanks Susan Collins

She 'put people ahead of party,' he says

(Newser) - "Now I can go back to talking about the Kardashians!" quipped Jimmy Kimmel on his show Monday night after Maine Sen. Susan Collins put what appeared to be the final nail in the coffin of the GOP's latest ObamaCare repeal plan. In an earlier tweet , the host... More »

A Relentless Kimmel Goes After Health Care Bill Again

Late-night host also skewers President Trump's intentions on health care reform

(Newser) - The Jimmy Kimmel - Bill Cassidy dust-up over health care circled back to Kimmel Thursday , the third night in a row that the late-night host has taken on the Louisiana senator over the latter's bill with Sen. Lindsey Graham to replace ObamaCare. Per EW , Kimmel addressed President Trump at... More »

Kimmel-Cassidy Feud Over 'Indefensible' Bill Hits Night 2

And Kimmel calls Fox host Brian Kilmeade a 'phony little creep'

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel's tirade against GOP Sen. Bill Cassidy for his new health care bill reached a second night on Wednesday. Kimmel, whose son was born earlier this year with a serious heart condition , railed on Cassidy for lying "right to my face" on his show in May about... More »

Kimmel Scorches Senator: He 'Lied Right to My Face'

Host calls out Bill Cassidy over GOP health care bill, the 'Jimmy Kimmel test'

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel delivered a blistering monologue Tuesday night against the latest GOP plan to repeal ObamaCare, calling out one of its authors in particular. "I don't know what happened to Bill Cassidy," said Kimmel, who unexpectedly entered the health care debate earlier this year when he spoke... More »

Kimmel: 'Total Disaster' Trump 'Needs to Go'

Late-night hosts react to Charlottesville remarks

(Newser) - President Trump's Charlottesville remarks Tuesday met with disbelief from network hosts —and ridicule from their late-night counterparts. Trump is a "total disaster" who needs to go, Jimmy Kimmel told viewers. Trump supporters should "treat the situation like you would if you'd put Star Wars wallpaper... More »

What Late-Night Hosts Had to Say About N. Korea

Americans fail Jimmy Kimmel's test to find the country on a map

(Newser) - With North Korea again topic No. 1 in the news, Jimmy Kimmel did one of his man-in-the-street stunts asking Americans to locate the country on a map. The results were, literally, all over the map. Of course, these get edited to provide the worst answers, notes Mashable , but the results... More »

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