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'Anyone Else Feel Like They Just Lost 280 Pounds?'

Late night bids farewell to the Trump presidency

(Newser) - "So that's what it feels like when you're not grinding your teeth." So declared an upbeat Seth Meyers on Wednesday after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th US president. Meyers took some time stressing the phrase "former President Trump." He "concluded...

Late Night Goes to Town on 'End of an Error'

The takeaway: 'Take him away'

(Newser) - Late night hosts made no attempt to hide their glee on Tuesday night, with hours left in Donald Trump's presidency. Jimmy Kimmel called it "the end of an error" and questioned whether the presidency was worth it for Trump. "Six years ago, we were all perfectly fine...

Late Night's Take on Wednesday Was Pretty Bleak

Colbert calls it 'a horrifying day that will go down in US history, however much longer that is'

(Newser) - Wednesday's events were no laughing matter for Jimmy Fallon, who on the Tonight Show reviewed what unfolded at the Capitol with guest Dan Rather and had this to say: "Being here tonight and talking to you at home and reassuring you that we’re going to be OK...

Mike Pence's Big Day Gets Late-Night Preview

Jimmy Fallon says VP's role at election certification is glorified 'bingo caller'; others have own takes

(Newser) - All eyes will be on Mike Pence on Wednesday, when the vice president will preside over a joint session of Congress to certify Joe Biden's election victory. With President Trump putting the squeeze on him to block that certification—which legal experts widely agree Pence doesn't have the...

Late-Night Hosts Mock Trump's Refusal to Concede

'Welcome to Day 9 of Squattergate,' Kimmel says

(Newser) - President Trump's refusal to concede the election may be bad news for American democracy, but it's providing plenty of material for late-night hosts including Jimmy Kimmel, who has labeled it "Squattergate." Kimmel joked Thursday night that one solution could be to make Trump the president of...

Stephen Colbert: My Heart Is Broken

Late-night hosts rip Trump's speech, lawsuits

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert couldn't find much to laugh about Thursday following President's Trump speech . Two minutes into his monologue, the Late Show host was fighting back tears. After summarizing Trump's "nonsensical" rant about the election being stolen from him, Colbert aired an old clip in which Trump...

Actor Explains His Pandemic Construction Job

Armie Hammer tells Jimmy Kimmel he was bored and 'out of options'

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel welcomed his first live guest in seven months on Tuesday, and Armie Hammer came protected—in a spacesuit. So perhaps he's missing acting a bit more than he's been letting on. The actor, who found work in construction during the pandemic, explained he's been busy...

Not Everyone Loved Jen Aniston's Firefighting at Emmys

Some say joke involving a flaming trash can was insensitive to those affected by Calif. wildfires

(Newser) - At any moment during the past eight months or so, have you felt like just setting everything on fire? In that regard, Jimmy Kimmel was all of us Sunday night at the Emmy Awards, and Jennifer Aniston was the hero who swooped in to temper our fears and put out...

Fast Times Reading Reunites a Famous Couple

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt have a steamy scene

(Newser) - Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have reunited for the second time this year, and this time, it was all about love—between their characters. The pair joined fellow celebrities for a live, virtual table read of the 1982 cult classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High, hosted by comedian Dane Cook....

Emmys Could Take You Into Celebrities' Bedrooms

Awards show tells celebs 'we'll come to you!'

(Newser) - The Emmys will be held virtually, host Jimmy Kimmel and the producers of the awards show confirmed Wednesday. "As you’ve probably guessed, we’re not going to be asking you to come to the Microsoft Theatre in downtown LA on September 20th," reads a letter sent to...

Jimmy Kimmel Slammed for 'Non-Apology' Over Blackface

Late night host is being criticized by some for his statement

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel is joining the long list of entertainers apologizing for past use of blackface—although he may have simply added more fuel to the fire with what some are calling a "non-apology." The late night host impersonated celebrities including Karl Malone and Oprah Winfrey in a series...

Kimmel Shares Big News, Followed by Surprise Guest

Late-night host is taking summer off to spend time with family; Matt Damon is perturbed

(Newser) - If you're a Jimmy Kimmel fan who tuned in to his show last night, you'll be glad you did, as it was his final one for a while. "Tonight is my last new show for the summer," he said in a surprise announcement, per People . "...

Kimmel Offers Apology to Mike Pence After Viral Clip

VP wasn't carrying empty boxes of PPE into a nursing home, as Kimmel claimed

(Newser) - On Thursday, Mike Pence made an appearance at a Virginia nursing home to help deliver boxes of personal protective equipment—and now a late-night host is apologizing for his commentary on it. On his show Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel aired a video that originally ran on C-SPAN showing the vice...

Dave Grohl Surprises, Serenades NY Nurse

TJ Riley treated to private concert, with help from Jimmy Kimmel

(Newser) - TJ Riley was among the first health workers to contract the coronavirus at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, where some 60% of nurses have now tested positive, per Rolling Stone . The emergency room nurse battled nausea, dizziness, and a fever that didn't break for 12 days. He's...

This Is What Late-Night TV Hosts Are Doing at Home

Still entertaining us, thankfully

(Newser) - Like almost every other part of daily American life, late-night TV has been sent into a tailspin , though its hosts seem to have settled into their work-at-home routines. Today notes that even though most late-night programs have put production on hold, several hosts posted their monologues online Tuesday, keeping the...

Late Night Gets 'Deeply Weird' Amid Coronavirus

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon went without studio audience; Pete Buttigieg did, too

(Newser) - Thursday was "one of the longest days ever," per the Washington Post , capped off with late-night TV with no studio audiences—just staffers, friends, and family. After a seeming avalanche of cancellations and closings across the nation due to the new coronavirus, Stephen Colbert hosted his CBS Late ...

A Jimmy Kimmel Segment Just Cost ABC $395K

FCC cracks down on use of emergency tone to avoid 'alert fatigue'

(Newser) - ABC has been ordered to cough up $395,000 for using a simulated emergency alert tone in an October Jimmy Kimmel Live! skit making fun of last fall's test of the emergency presidential alert system . The sketch, a fake trailer for a movie called The Textening, used the tone...

Late Night Chortles Over 'Motionless' Mike Pence

The vice president was at the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer meeting and ... oddly quiet

(Newser) - Things got heated Tuesday during an Oval Office meeting on border security between President Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. But while their interaction was intense enough to earn a spot in the late-night rounds, VP Mike Pence didn't escape notice—despite doing his best job...

Colbert, Kimmel: Fire Sarah Sanders

They accuse her of sharing doctored video, though its creator has a technical explanation

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert have weighed in on the controversy swirling around a White House video and arrived at the same conclusion: Both say Sarah Huckabee Sanders should be fired. The late-night hosts cited media reports accusing Sanders of sharing a "doctored" video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta'...

Beer, Blackouts, Brains: Late Night Takes on Ford vs. Kavanaugh

Hosts take on the 'big showdown'

(Newser) - President Trump praised his Supreme Court nominee Thursday evening, after both Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford had a chance to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Late-night hosts had slightly different takes after the dust had settled on the day:
  • Trevor Noah addressed the "big showdown,
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