February 21, 2014 |
U.S. luge star Kate Hansen and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel pulled off a hoax -- a wolf supposedly walking down the hallway in a dorm at the Sochi Olympics -- that created a worldwide stir, but a spokesman for the International Olympic Committe took the prank in stride. Hansen allowed Kimmel to post the video on her Twitter account. It was actually a wolf wandering down a hallway that was fabricated at Kimmel's studio to look like the U.S. dorms at the Olympic Village in Sochi, Russia.
November 14, 2012 |
Twihards across the globe await the Friday release of “Breaking Dawn Part II,” the fifth and final movie in the “Twilight” franchise, with a mixture of feverish anticipation and deep sadness as they prepare to say goodbye to Edward and Bella. On Tuesday, Jimmy Kimmel - who doesn't really strike us as the Twihard type - expressed his excitement over the movie. In particular, he was impressed by the young actress who plays Renesmee, Edward and Bella's daughter. “She really steals the movie,” he said.
April 15, 2013 |
Remember that "save the date" rumor about Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barroso, back in February? It turns out the date to save was Saturday, when the two renewed their vows at sunset on St. Lucia island in the Caribbean. Officiating was Damon's late-night frenemy, Jimmy Kimmel, according to People . Overall, it was quite the contrast to their low-key city hall ceremony in late 2005. The Damons, who met 10 years ago, spent $1 million to rent out the entire Sugar Beach resort for the pleasure of their approximately 50 guests, People reported (though other sources put the bill at a more modest $600,000)
September 24, 2012 |
Jimmy Kimmel has received tepid reviews for his Emmy Awards hosting gig, but if you're counting the star support behind him? He was a smash. Following his gig Sunday at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater, Kimmel shut down West Hollywood's Soho House, inviting winners and friends to join him at the exclusive space. Robert Pattinson, dressed in his uniform of denim and a baseball cap, showed with a male pal and enjoyed conversation with a small group...
October 28, 2013 |
ABC is rushing to make amends after a "Jimmy Kimmel Live" skit this month jokingly proposed killing "everyone in China" to help solve America's financial problems. In the taped piece that aired Oct. 16, host Kimmel sat down with school kids to discuss the government shutdown. When asked what should be done about America's debts to China, a boy replied that one solution might be to "kill everyone in China. " (The entire video can be seen here .) Kimmel chuckled and said, "That's an interesting idea.
November 1, 2012 |
Jimmy Kimmel's week in Brooklyn got off to a rough start, but Wednesday's show may just have made up for all the storm business: He finally got the chance to meet his idol, David Letterman. The “Late Show” host made the journey from the Ed Sullivan Theater in Midtown Manhattan to Brooklyn on Wednesday, a seven-mile trip that took him an hour and 25 minutes, thanks to Sandy-induced gridlock. It was a rare crossover appearance for Letterman, and his first-ever visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Kimmel made no effort to play it cool.
September 24, 2012 |
Sunday night's broadcast of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC generated an estimated 1 million tweets, according to Bluefin Labs, which measures social media traffic. Facebook friends contributed another 24,000 comments about the Emmy Awards, which were hosted by ABC's late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. Traffic levels represented a 148% increase in social media chatter over the previous year, when the gala honoring the best of television generated 427,000 comments, Bluefin Labs said Monday.
November 13, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before corrupting the youth of America. The Skinny: I'm going to talk journalism to students at Cal State Los Angeles later today. I'll try to keep it clean and not be too cynical. Today's roundup includes a new look for Netflix and Hulu's new strategy. Also, Jimmy Kimmel's joke about China may blow up in Disney's face and "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets its release date pushed. Daily Dose: NBC wants to remake "Murder, She Wrote," even though its recent efforts to recapture past TV glory have fallen short.
October 1, 2013 |
Jimmy Kimmel, the late-night talk show, has become known for his man-on-the-street interviews where he exposes people's ignorance on music, fashion, current events and other trends. So on the eve of the Affordable Health Care Act rollout, he dispatched a camera crew to ask people in Hollywood: Which is better -- The Affordable Care Act or Obamacare? Hilarity quickly ensues. Full coverage: Obamacare rolls out Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act are, of course, one in the same.