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January 24, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Hey, Jimmy Kimmel, Matt Damon wants the last laugh - and Thursday night he's doing the kidnapping to prove it . First, a little background. OK, a lot of background.   The actor has been made fun of repeatedly on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" over the years, a gag that started in the show's early days when guests weren't that great and Kimmel was trying to liven up the show by pretending they didn't have enough time for the movie star. (Kimmel later admitted that he did the gag simply to amuse a producer, because the show was so bad they would never have bumped any A-lister.)
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April 3, 2014 | By Seema Mehta
Once again, Bill Clinton proved that being an ex-president, surrounded by the rosy glow of the past, beats being the current pilloried resident of the White House. A Wednesday night guest on comedian Jimmy Kimmel's late-night ABC show, Clinton was tight-lipped about his family's future political plans, leaving that to Hillary Rodham Clinton to eventually divulge, but embraced his 1992 moniker as the nation's “first black president” - and the actual first black president. “I loved being called the first black president, but Barack Obama really is,” Clinton told Kimmel, to laughs.
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April 23, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Sure, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival offers enough music for every fan -- despite whatever gripes purists have about the year's lineup -- but the festival has become just as good for people-watching. And not just innocuous gaping at the attention-seeking outfits or the gloriously sun-kissed taut bodies wearing next to nothing - the festival grounds is a hotbed for an array of archetypes that are easy to make fun of, especially the folks who, as a reader commented , “go to be seen - to show their friends that they are 'cool' (which they most assuredly are NOT)
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March 19, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Monday morning's 4.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Angelenos out of bed and reminded them that their city is prone to being shaken up from time to time. But as far as the "Big One"? Well, not even the brightest seismologists can foresee when the next earthquake might strike. But that didn't stop Jimmy Kimmel from once again duping his favorite gullible strangers: the innocent men and women of Hollywood Boulevard. On Tuesday night's show, Kimmel sent his camera crew out for another installment of "Lie Witness News," in which average passersby are asked to comment on news events that have never happened.
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January 25, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Hollywood's most celebrated fake feud reached its epic climax Thursday when Matt Damon took over “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for the night. It was an hour of sweet, highly entertaining revenge for the Oscar-winning star, who's been “bumped” from Kimmel's show hundreds of times over the years. With his nemesis bound and gagged in a chair to the rear of the stage, Damon had free rein over the entire broadcast, which he kindly renamed “Jimmy Kimmel Sucks.” It all began with a monologue in which Damon ruthlessly taunted Kimmel (sample dialogue: “I am Luke Skywalker and Kimmel is the Death Star -- big and round and easily destroyed through his garbage hole”)
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March 14, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Leave it to Jimmy Kimmel to find the left-field window through which to view the South By Southwest music festival experience. He and the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” crew shot person-on-the-street interviews in Austin, Texas, getting reaction to some of the most buzz-worthy acts at this year's conference - without informing interviewees that all the names they were being asked about represent non-existent performers. SXSW 2014: The scene Nonetheless, declining to be caught unaware of the next big thing, attendees offered remarkably detailed reactions to the music of acts such as Tonya & the Hardings (and their album “Sorry About That, Nancy”)
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February 27, 2013 | By Scott Collins, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Morrissey may be the man with a thorn in his side, but Jimmy Kimmel has a message for the tortured British singer: Come make your "dumb statements" on my show. Morrissey - former frontman for 1980s rockers the Smiths - canceled an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" this week because the guest list included the stars of "Duck Dynasty," who created a business making duck calls used by hunters. Morrissey, a longtime vegetarian and animal-rights activist, said he couldn't appear alongside people he considers "animal serial killers.
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February 27, 2013 | By August Brown
This post has been updated. See note below for details. If there's anything we've learned about Morrissey in his years as an indie icon, it's that he takes his values seriously. So no one should have been too surprised when the animal-rights activist  canceled a planned appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's late night show Tuesday after he learned that the cast of "Duck Dynasty," A&E's reality show about a duck-hunting family business, would also be guests. Kimmel, however, took the slight a bit personally.
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July 27, 2012 | By Greg Braxton
Jimmy Kimmel hopes there will be zest and spice to this year's prime-time Emmy ceremony, which he is hosting. "I'd like it to be jazzy from beginning to end," the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host said during the ABC portion of the TCA press tour. And instead of disappearing backstage for large portions of the show, Kimmel said he would like to appear regularly throughout the three-hour ceremony to offer commentary on the proceedings. The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live Sept.
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July 1, 2013 | By Scott Collins and Catherine Saillant
Jimmy Kimmel may not be able to fight City Hall, but now he's played there. The ABC late-night host served as the official emcee at the swearing-in of Mayor Eric Garcetti, which took place amid sweltering heat in downtown Los Angeles late Sunday afternoon. Ever mindful of political realities, Kimmel blamed the heat on the previous administration. He praised Garcetti's down-to-earth roots. "He is truly a man of the people," Kimmel told the crowd. "His parents were people. His grandparents were people.
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March 19, 2014 | By Jason Wells
Mockery of Los Angeles' response to the magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck earlier this week continued on the late-night talk show circuit Tuesday -- only this time the main targets weren't just scrambling news anchors. Jimmy Kimmel, who a day earlier poked fun at L.A.'s local news anchors for their on-air reactions to the quake, took to the streets of Hollywood for his "Lie Witness News" segment, which fooled unsuspecting passersby into believing that "the Big One" had been forecast to strike the next day at a predetermined time.
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March 17, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The movie may be called "Divergent," but for the cast members of the upcoming young-adult action-romance, all roads lead to "Jimmy Kimmel Live. " As the promotional beat grows louder ahead of the film's Friday opening, a different "Divergent" cast member will appear on Kimmel's couch each of the next four evenings, beginning with Jai Courtney on Monday and continuing with Ashley Judd, Zoe Kravitz and Tony Goldwyn in each of the next three nights....
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March 14, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Leave it to Jimmy Kimmel to find the left-field window through which to view the South By Southwest music festival experience. He and the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” crew shot person-on-the-street interviews in Austin, Texas, getting reaction to some of the most buzz-worthy acts at this year's conference - without informing interviewees that all the names they were being asked about represent non-existent performers. SXSW 2014: The scene Nonetheless, declining to be caught unaware of the next big thing, attendees offered remarkably detailed reactions to the music of acts such as Tonya & the Hardings (and their album “Sorry About That, Nancy”)
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March 14, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day, This post has been corrected. See note below.
Kevin Spacey snubbed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford backstage at "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last week, and the mayor and his brother are giving YouTube an earful. The mayor and his brother, Doug Ford, who is on the Toronto City Council, co-host their very own YouTube show, "Ford Nation," which has been in production since February after a short-lived (one episode) life on local TV last year. The series, which boasts cable-access production value, features the Brothers Ford discussing topics of interest to the voters of Toronto.
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March 11, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Jimmy Kimmel is hosting his show from Austin, Texas, this week and to celebrate one of the city's favorite sons, he paid tribute to Matthew McConaughey's stellar performance in the HBO series "True Detective. " As many people know, McConaughey and co-star Woody Harrelson were only signed on for one season of the anthology mystery series. Next season will have new actors in an entirely new story. But who will get those plum roles? Speculation is rampant on the Internet. But Kimmel used his Monday night show to "reveal" the identities of season two's actors as well as the location of the second season.
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March 4, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford made the trek south of the border to appear on Jimmy Kimmel's show on Monday night, but he may have been reconsidering his decision after the ABC late-night host openly mocked Ford for most of his time in the guest chair. The plus-sized Ford -- who told Kimmel he'd lost 40 pounds -- appeared red-faced and sweating on Kimmel's show for three segments in which he answered critical Internet comments and reacted to the various video clips of the mayor that have added to his media legacy.
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June 22, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
Jimmy Kimmel has never hosted the Emmys , but he's pretty sure his upcoming gig will be more enjoyable than the four times he emceed the American Music Awards. “There, the audience are all just fans who want to see the musical acts,” Kimmel says. “You're more a nuisance than anything to them.” But the American Music Awards did provide Kimmel one invaluable opportunity: the chance to work with the late Dick Clark, who created and produced the show. Kimmel says he learned a couple things from the show-biz veteran.
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June 28, 2013 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti will hold a free public party in downtown's Grand Park as part of his inauguration festivities on Sunday. Hollywood, a major backer of his campaign, will be on hand. Jimmy Kimmel is emceeing, and techno master Moby, accompanied by a choir, will kick off the event with a song. The event will include Steampunk carnival games, multicultural music and an oath of office administered by the 13-year-old daughter of a janitor. "We've been saying this transition is less about symbolism and more about work," said Yusef Robb, Garcetti's chief spokesman.
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March 4, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford appeared on Jimmy Kimmel's late-night talk show Monday to promote his hometown, but ended up getting stacked up against Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Ford -- who gained international fame last year after media reports of public drunkenness and his admission to smoking crack cocaine -- had paid a visit to L.A. City Hall earlier Monday, but Garcetti, in Mexico on a business trip, was nowhere to be found. Ford told reporters that he makes it a point to visit the city halls of places he visits to "pop in and say hi. " Despite the Toronto City Council stripping him of official powers, Ford has refused to step down and announced in January that he would seek reelection in the fall.
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March 4, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford paid a visit to L.A. City Hall, but Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was nowhere to be found. Not because he was avoiding Ford, who got into a political pinch back home after admitting to crack cocaine use, but because Garcetti was in Mexico on a business trip. "Every city I go to, I go to City Hall," Ford said Monday, surrounded by his handlers on the steps of City Hall. "I just pop in to say hi. " Surprised City Hall security personnel escorted Ford and his entourage to Garcetti's office but were soon turned away.
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