Jimmy Kimmel

Justin Timberlake & Sir Paul McCartney To Take Over Hollywood Next Week

Justin Timberlake and Sir Paul McCartney have lined up back-to-back free concerts in the heart of Hollywood for comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night TV show.

The former Beatles star will shut down Hollywood Boulevard for an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday and Timberlake will hit the same street stage the following night.

A quarter-mile stretch of the fabled boulevard will be closed down for the two free concerts.

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Jimmy Kimmel Marries

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Jennifer Aniston were among the stars who turned out for the wedding of talk show host Jimmy Kimmel on Saturday (13Jul13).

The Jimmy Kimmel Live! presenter exchanged vows with partner Molly McNearney in Ojai, California, and several of his famous friends were in attendance.

Affleck’s wife Jennifer Garner also attended, as did Damon’s partner Luciana, and Aniston was escorted to the bash by her fiance Justin Theroux.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi, and Emily Blunt and John Krasinski were also there to toast the happy couple.

Kimmel and McNearney marked their impending nuptials on Friday with a star-studded rehearsal dinner, according to UsMagazine.com.

Kimmel was previously married for 14 years and has two children from the relationship.

Harrison Ford Lets Curse Slip on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Actor Harrison Ford got bleeped on TV on Wednesday as he let the ‘f’ word slip while talking about his experience on the baseball mound at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles on Monday.

The movie star tossed the ceremonial first pitch on the hallowed turf as part of the Dodgers’ tribute night to sporting hero Jackie Robinson. Ford, who stars as the club’s late general manager Branch Rickey in the new Robinson biopic 42, admits he was inundated with advice from friends after they learned he would be taking to the mound.

The Star Wars star’s effort wasn’t great – but he admits he refused to take heed of the advice he was offered, telling late-night chat show host Jimmy Kimmel, “I got a lot of conflicting advice from all kinds of people that pretended to know how you throw out the first ball.

“A lot of people said, ‘Don’t go to the mound because it’s kind of long… and you might…’ and I thought, ‘F**k that’.”

Realizing he had uttered a swear work on national TV, the actor paused and covered his mouth with his hand.

Ford then revealed he did practice in his back yard, adding, “We went 62-and-a-half feet in my back yard and my son, who is 12, caught and we talked about it a lot because I didn’t want to embarrass him; he’s a baseball player. And I’ve got a 47-year-old son, who pitched for USC and he told me what he thought I ought to do.”

Despite Plans For His Replacement, Leno Still Leads Ratings

Jay Leno and the “Tonight” show is one of the few remaining successful programs that NBC has on its network. So why would its executives think about getting rid of him?

NBC has confirmed that it is building a new studio for Jimmy Fallon at its New York headquarters but refuses to comment on reports that Fallon is due to replace Leno on a New York-based “Tonight” show as early as next year.

With Leno already taking potshots at network executives regularly in his monologue, the network risks repeating the nightmare of 2010, when Conan O’Brien failed at “Tonight” and NBC brought Leno back.

“They seem to be making the same mistakes over and over again with a new regime,” said Christine Becker, an associate professor at Notre Dame University and author of the News For TV Majors blog. “You kind of wonder what’s in the water at NBC that is making them make that decision.”

On its face, such a move would seem like a proactive strategy from NBC’s new corporate owners at Comcast Corp., known for its decisive decision-making.

Leno, 62, and his longtime rival David Letterman, 65, are approaching the end of their long late-night reigns. Fallon, 38 and with his own late-night show getting critical acclaim, represents the next generation. So does Jimmy Kimmel, 45, at ABC, and that network made the strategic chess move in January to give him the same time slot as Leno and Letterman.

Leno’s contract expires next year and so does Letterman’s, so some corporate fear might be involved: Does NBC risk losing Fallon to another network that can offer an earlier time slot than the 12:35 a.m. one he currently occupies? There’s also some concern that Kimmel will establish himself as the 11:35 p.m. favorite of a younger audience before Fallon can establish himself.

While all the corporate thinking is going on, Leno has continued to stay in the ratings lead.

That’s no small feat at NBC, which has seen its prime-time lineup collapse to historic ratings lows this winter. Leno, “Saturday Night Live,” and Brian Williams’ “Nightly News” are the only reliable ratings leaders left at the network.

Leno has held strong against the ratings challenge posed by Kimmel. So far this year, the “Tonight” show is averaging 3.42 million viewers, Letterman has 3.03 million and Kimmel has 2.57 million, according to the Nielsen Co. Leno is also leading among the 18-to-49-year-old age group that NBC considers most important. Leno’s and Letterman’s viewership has gone down from last year; Kimmel’s numbers aren’t comparable because he now has an earlier time slot.

If NBC is looking for an immediate infusion of youthful energy from Fallon’s audience, that may be optimistic.

While the average age of Leno’s audience is 58.1, the oldest in late-night, Fallon’s audience is less than five years younger at 53.3. Fallon also hasn’t been gaining in popularity; his average audience has slipped from 1.7 million last year to 1.6 million the year before, according to Nielsen.

Younger audiences seem to be elsewhere at that hour, either online or watching cable. The median age of O’Brien’s audience is 39.5 and Chelsea Handler’s is 35.6. Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have audiences with median ages of 42.

When O’Brien replaced Leno at “Tonight,” the audience didn’t follow. The “Tonight” show ratings dipped alarmingly, and NBC had to bring back Leno to stave off a revolt from its affiliates. There’s no guarantee that Fallon will succeed where O’Brien failed.

There’s also the specter of Ann Curry, which should be fresh in the minds of NBC’s new corporate ownership.

When NBC News replaced Curry as co-host of the “Today” show last summer, viewers reacted angrily — fixing much of their anger at Matt Lauer. “Today” was running neck-and-neck with ABC’s “Good Morning America” in the ratings at the time; now it regularly finishes second.

How Leno’s fans would react to the idea of him leaving the “Tonight” show before he wants is anybody’s guess. Leno, with a relentless run of jokes targeting the futility of NBC executives in recent weeks, doesn’t seem particularly happy.

Ellen DeGeneres Receives Top Honor

Ellen DeGeneres proved that she’s more than just a face on TV…She’s a trailblazer in the field of comedy, receiving the nation’s top humor prize in Washington DC.

We took these shots of Ellen and her wife Portia de Rossi while at the event, which included celebrities funnyman Jimmy Kimmel, The Office star John Krasinksi, and fan favorite Jane Lynch…who remarked that she couldn’t have the career she has, or lived as openly as she’s lived had it not been for Ellen.

On the red carpet, DeGeneres noted that she didn’t see herself as a trailblazer, but rather someone who just wanted to make people laugh.

Jimmy Kimmel is Engaged

Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is engaged to his girlfriend of two years, Molly McNearney.

The TV personality and comedian proposed to McNearney during a recent vacation to South Africa’s Kruger National Forest wildlife park and the 34-year-old, who is a co-head writer on his show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, said yes.

The funnyman, who previously dated comedienne Sarah Silverman for five years, has been married once before – he wed his ex-wife Gina in 1988. She is the mother of Kimmel’s two children.

Jimmy Kimmel to host 64th Primetime Emmy Awards

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel just got a prime-time gig: Host of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.

The star and executive producer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” will host the Emmy Awards ceremony on Sept. 23 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

“I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars,” Kimmel joked, referring to the comedian who pulled out as host of this year’s Oscar ceremony. This is Kimmel’s first time hosting the Emmy Awards.

Kimmel’s namesake show is in its 10th season on ABC. He previously hosted the American Music Awards and the ESPY Awards and is set to host the White House Correspondents’ dinner next month.

ABC also announced that director and producer Don Mischer will executive produce the Emmy telecast. Mischer recently directed and produced the Academy Awards. This is his 12th time at the helm of the Emmys.

He said he’s “thrilled” to produce the Emmys again.

“We love television and look forward to working with the television academy and ABC in creating a show that is fast-paced, humorous, unpredictable, and at times irreverent, but clearly celebratory of our incredible industry,” Mischer said in a statement Monday.

The Emmy Awards, put on by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, honor the best in TV.

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Lady Gaga Returns To "Jimmy Kimmel Live" For An Exclusive Late-Night Block Party!

Lady Gaga returns to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for the first time since she made her late-night network television debut on Kimmel’s show back in October 2008. The Grammy-winning superstar will chat with Jimmy, followed by a live performance on the Bud Light Outdoor Stage in Hollywood.
For the first time ever “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will shut down the entire city block behind the studio in order to accommodate Gaga and her legion of little monsters. This epic block party will include the pop icon’s late-night debut of her newest hit single, “You and I.” Gaga joins the ranks of musical royalty Coldplay, Jay Z and Depeche Mode, who have also shut down the streets of Hollywood for their performances on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Thursday night’s show also features a visit from Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford, whose film “Cowboys & Aliens” will be released nationwide on Friday. Ford’s interview will round out a week of bookings dedicated to the film leading up to its premiere, including appearances by Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Adam Beach and an episode of Kimmel’s show directed by Jon Favreau.