If I lived in Alabama, I wouldn’t vote for Roy Moore. Even if I was a Republican, I wouldn’t vote for Roy Moore. I know this because I didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump last year, I wrote in Bernie Sanders. You should hear how mad that makes some people. I also voted for Ralph Nader over Gore or Bush in 2000. I’ve been called reckless, irresponsible, naïve and worse, but when it came down to it, I couldn’t pull the lever for someone I felt lacked the moral authority to hold the position I was voting for, so I voted for the person I thought would be the best choice for that position, even if they had no chance of winning. It’s called a protest vote, and it tells candidates I may not support your opponent, but you have failed to earn my vote.
Which brings us to Roy Moore, who is leading in polls for a special election to the US Senate despite the fact that he has been accused of being inappropriately sexual with young teenager girls when he was in his 30’s. A lot of people are pretending not to understand why, but the reasons his supporters are giving for supporting him aren’t that far off from the reasons I was told I should vote for Hillary Clinton and not Bernie Sanders, and they mainly boil down to “the other guys are horrible, we need our guy.”
The reason I tell you this is so that when I say I agree with Jimmy Kimmel when he tells the people of Alabama they shouldn’t vote for Roy Moore, I’m not being partisan. I’m a person who won’t support a candidate from my own party if they’ve failed to earn my vote, and I don’t see anyone can think Roy Moore earned their vote.
Setting aside the attempted statutory rape for a second (but the man is running for the Senate, should we really set that aside?), he also got into a Twitter flame war with Jimmy Kimmel. Which is becoming of a future senator.
— Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 30, 2017
Sounds great Roy – let me know when you get some Christian values and I’ll be there!
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 30, 2017
Despite D.C. and Hollywood Elites' bigotry towards southerners, Jimmy, we'll save you a seat on the front pew.
— Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) November 30, 2017
OK Roy, but I'm leaving my daughters at home! P.S. – wear that cute little leather vest https://t.co/scweglm2Fg
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 30, 2017
Roy Moore just got roasted by the number 3 late-night host. That’s pretty embarrassing. And he wasn’t even done, he dedicated most his monologue to Moore, as seen in the clip he tweeted after the show.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) December 1, 2017
And then he sent a comedian disguised as a Moore supporter down to Alabama to do a man on the street segment. I think the best part is when he gets a Moore supporter to give him a high-five after saying “When I was in seventh grade, my mom gave my teacher permission to date me and I turned out okay.”
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) December 1, 2017
It is amazing to me that the same people who a few months ago were losing their minds over a fake pedophile ring in the non-existent basement of a pizza parlor are now all going “so he touched a few thirteen year olds, what’s the big deal. We’re just electing him to be one of the most powerful people in the nation, not a schoolteacher.”
The conventional wisdom in television used to be that you don’t want to get too political or you’d alienate half your audience. Even last year when Arrow decided to get political and do a topical episode on mass shootings and gun control, the show explicitly refused to make any sort of statement towards one side or the other. Which is fine, but Green Arrow’s most defining trait as a comic book character is his outspoken left-wing political orientation. Still, even a show about the most explicitly political character in comics shies away from taking a political stance for fear of alienating its audience.
This “stand in the middle and don’t get too political” strategy has failed to pay off for Jimmy Fallon, as since the election of Donald Trump, Fallon has fallen behind Stephen Colbert in viewership, placing him second place in the late night ratings war, and just barely ahead of third-place host Jimmy Kimmel.
Critics of President Trump have been quick to attribute this to Fallon’s non-confrontational approach to having Trump on his show during the election, contrasted by Colbert’s broadside assault on conservatives, something he was famous for already coming from his long runs as a correspondent on The Daily Show and host of The Colbert Report. But is there any truth to the idea that it’s politics rather than personality that’s pushing ratings in late night?
Well, yeah, there is, and it’s the correlation with cable news ratings we’ve seen in the Trump era, as MSNBC is ascendant with CNN and Fox News declining, on the back of late night’s new queen, the increasingly detached from reality Rachel Maddow. Since the election, Dr. Maddow’s program has veered further from the solid, evidence-based reporting she provided in her Air America days and more into the neoliberal conspiracy theory territory trod by former British MP Louise Mensch and her ilk. Maddow’s turn to being the center-left’s version of Glenn Beck has rewarded her with the title of top rated cable news show, beating arch-conservative blowhard Sean Hannity in demographic viewership. Fox News still has the highest viewership numbers, but center-left MSNBC is the only cable news network to have a growing instead of shrinking audience.
One interesting note is that Fallon still holds an edge, albeit a much-decreased edge, in demographic viewership over Colbert, where Colbert actually decreased in viewership over last year. This means all of Colbert’s growth in the past year has been from viewers over the age of 50, as the younger viewers who left Fallon’s audience, nearly 300,000 of them, dropped out of watching late night talk shows altogether.
What this means is that, surprise, surprise, having a historically unpopular president means that a lot of people like it when you call him an asshole. Trump’s approval rating is lower than Gerald Ford’s approval rating, and Gerald Ford wasn’t even elected. Under normal circumstances, being apolitical is the safest bet, but in the current climate, Trump has managed to be so unpopular that the conventional wisdom no longer applies.
Remember when we had a president who could go a single day without saying something incredibly stupid? Even George W. Bush could avoid saying something stupid by just continuing to read My Pet Goat. Our current president, however, seems to be biologically incapable of keeping his big trap shut and not making everything worse every single day.
This has not escaped Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel wasn’t planning on doing his entire monologue about Trump on last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, but when the President of the United States sides with Nazis, it’s hard to talk about The Bachelor in Paradise. You can see Kimmel’s full monologue below.
Kimmel opened his remarks by saying, “I even thought ‘Hey, maybe we won’t talk about Donald Trump much tonight,’ and then he opened his mouth and all manner of stupid came out. This press conference … it was supposed to be about infrastructure and it ended with our president making an angry and passionate defense of white supremacists. It was like if your bookclub meeting turned into a cockfight.” He went on to say, “I feel like I can say this with reasonable certainty, the president is completely unhinged.”
Where’s the lie?
After showing just how unhinged Trump is, Jimmy reached out to Trump’s supporters, telling them he understood why Trump was an appealing candidate, but that maybe a full-throated defense of actual, literal Nazis chanting WWII-era Nazi slogans and carrying around cosplay shields and Nazi flags is too far and it’s time to come back to the side of sanity. Guess who didn’t like that?
If you said “a bunch of idiot Trump supporters on Facebook,” then you get a gold star. When Kimmel posted a YouTube video of his monologue to Facebook, a bunch of people crawled out of the woodwork to defend President Trump (side note: does anyone else feel a bit of vomit coming up the back of their throats when they say that? Just me?). Kimmel wasn’t having it, but he also wasn’t about to waste his time trying to reason with people who have seen what this president has done and still think he should be president. So he replied “you are a stupid person”. Over and over, to everyone showing up to defend Trump.
Jimmy Kimmel sort of hit on the perfect response. While it’s not literally true that you have to be stupid to be a racist, it’s not really worth lecturing someone on why chanting “The Jews will not replace us” is bad. If they’re not stupid, they’ve made an informed and reasoned decision that racism is better than introspection. While it’s possible for an intelligent person to be evil and racist, it does no more good to argue with such a person than it does to argue with a stupid person. Aside from being very funny, Kimmel was actually brilliant here in not letting these people go unchallenged while also not wasting time engaging with them.
Trump’s behavior was so unacceptable that even Kimmel’s competitor Jimmy Fallon, who has given politics a wide berth during his time as host of The Tonight Show, addressed the president’s response to Charlottesville, where Heather Heyer, an IWW member and Bernie Sanders supporter who had come to counter-protest the white supremacist March taking place, was murdered in a terrorist attack by one of the aforementioned white supremacists. Fallon has taken a lot of flak for his decision to not challenge Trump on his campaign during a September episode of The Tonight Show, instead opting to ruffle his hair. I feel for Fallon, he’s the host of The Tonight Show, not Meet the Press, and he’s not Steven Colbert. Jimmy Kimmel shows, however, that even a mostly non-political comic is better off being true to what he believes than in trying to please everyone all the time.
Even though Donald Trump is fond of saying the first 100 days of his Presidency were the most productive in American history, we all know that's, uh, NOT true...
But the good news is we've finally uncovered something where The Donald is actually setting record marks! And it's a YUGE success!!
George Mason University's Center for Media and Public Affairs just released a new study revealing that The Donald has had more late-night TV show monologue jokes made at his expensive in the first 100 days of his term than any other President has in their ENTIRE first year!
Probably not surprising... but at least it's record-setting!! Ha!!
According to the study, 1,060 punch lines were lobbed at The Donald during the first 100 days by late night show hosts.
As for specifics, Stephen Colbert has dropped the most Trump jokes, with 337 total. Trevor Noah is close behind with 315 more, and Jimmy Fallon (231) and Jimmy Kimmel (177) have put up respectable totals, too.
For what it's worth, too, the Trump family was also the butt of 97 more jokes -- which was more than all Democrat families COMBINED!
Congrats, Donald -- we finally found something that you're good at!!
The Center for Media and Public Affairs will keep a running tally through Trump's full term, and we can't wait to see where the final number lands!
Thoughts?! Share 'em in the comments (below)!!!
Jimmy Kimmel could not contain his emotions on Thursday night.
Taking to his talk show stage just hours after Don Rickles died at the age of 90, the host warned viewers right away that tears would most likely be shed during his monologue.
"This is not going to be our usual show tonight - and I'll tell you right up front that I'm going to cry, probably a lot, which is embarrassing," Kimmel said as he struggled to maintain his composure at the outset of the show.
"I'm not good with this sort of thing, and I'm sorry, especially to those of you who came here to see the show in person, because that's probably not what you came for... but we lost someone that we and I love very much today."
Kimmel, who worked closely with Rickles not long before the latter died, again apologized to viewers and added:
"Don Rickles passed away this morning. He was 90 years old. I know it sounds crazy to say he was too young, but he was, because he was youthful and so funny and sharp and generous."
The star explained how he grew up in Las Vegas and followed Rickles from an early age.
Upon detailing how Rickles first appeared on his talk show in 2006, Kimmel once again broke down.
"We'd been trying to book him since the beginning. We asked him to do the show over and over again. He didn't know what this was. He knew The Tonight Show and Letterman and that's it.
"But finally, after we bothered him like 20 times, he gave up and he did the show for my birthday in 2006."
"It was exciting, like I was in some kind of talk show host fantasy camp, sitting behind a desk while Don Rickles made fun of me. It was like being a real talk show host for a minute.
"Don came to visit 17 more times after that. Whenever he was on, we would go out to dinner."
Prior to sharing a video tribute to Rickles, Kimmel concluded:
"He was a funny guy; I know that's not a news flash. I was lucky to know him. My love and condolences to Don's wife, Barbara; his daughter; Mindy, his stepdaughters; Bob and John; his main man, Tony O; Paul Shefrin.
"There will never be another Don Rickles."
Watch the beautiful, emotional tribute below:
Unless you live under a rock under a volcano under the ocean, you have probably heard about the big fuck up at the Oscars, where La La Land was mistakenly called best picture over Moonlight.
Jimmy Kimmel addressed the gaffe on his late night show in his typical Jimmy Kimmel way.
“All of a sudden it turned into one of those Maury Povich paternity test shows.”
Essentially, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway wrongfully announced La La Land as best picture, and all hell broke loose. But how could that even happen? A lot of people just assumed it was Kimmel playing another prank, which he denied.
“I did not pull a prank. If I had pulled a prank, by the way, I wouldn’t just have the wrong winner’s name in the envelope, there would have been a Bed Bath and Beyond coupon in there.”
So, how did this even happen?
Well, it turns out that a partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the firm that figures out the results and handles them, handed the presenters the wrong envelope, leading to an all out panic.
It looks like Warren Beatty, who took a look at the envelope first, even knew it was wrong, and tried to pass it off to Faye Dunaway to struggle with.
Classy, Beatty. Real Classy.
Jimmy Kimmel on the Challenges of Toilet Training His 2-Year-Old Daughter: ‘She Wants to Take Her Potty on the Trampoline’
Jimmy Kimmel isn’t new to fatherhood, but it’s been a while since he’s had a toddler running around the house — until now.
The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host sat down with Jess Cagle, Editorial Director of PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly, to talk about a milestone he and his wife Molly McNearney are working on with their 2-year-old daughter Jane.
“We’re potty training her right now. And maybe this is some kind of karmic punishment for my time on The Man Show, but she wants to take her potty on the trampoline,” says Kimmel, whose early-2000s Comedy Central series costarring Adam Carolla featured a slow-motion segment of women in revealing clothing jumping on trampolines.
“And she’ll only go to the potty on the trampoline, which is insane,” Kimmel, 48, adds through laughter. “But that’s her. She’s a weird kid.”
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Cagle asks Kimmel what the best and worst things about parenting a 2-year-old are, and the proud dad can’t help but focus on the positive.
“Everything’s great about it — even the bad things are great,” he admits. “When I come home, the level of excitement is something that you really can only get from a pet. She goes crazy.”
But of course, there are slight drawbacks to having a little person who loves you with every emotion she has.
“She screams when I leave for work every day — that’s the worst part of it,” he says. ” ‘Daddy, please!’ It’s just like, ‘I have to go to work!’ She doesn’t understand this.”
Kimmel is also dad to son Kevin, 22, and daughter Katie, 25, from a previous marriage. He shares that his grown children both live in Los Angeles, with Kevin working in television and Katherine as an artist.
“I’m more patient, I’m more confident,” he says of how his parenting experiences are different now than they were over 20 years ago. “I didn’t make any money when I was in radio and I got fired a lot.”
He adds, “It’s stressful enough to get fired and have to move to another town, but when you have little kids, it’s even more stressful. So it’s easier this time around, and I’m glad because I’m busy.”
Kimmel also appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday and shared more details about his current life as a potty-training dad.
“There’s a new thing where you just let ’em run around the house with no pants on for a week,” he joked to Ellen DeGeneres, clarifying that the point is to encourage her toward the potty.
“We have this Elmo potty — it’s like pooping on a slot machine,” he adds. “All sorts of noises are happening.”
Kimmel shares that Jane has an affinity for a certain drink she’s a little young for yet, but is still curious about.
“She also likes coffee,” he jokes. “Not real coffee. She sees my wife, Molly, and I drinking coffee in the morning. And so I’ll make her, like, a foamed milk and I’ll put it in a coffee cup and then she has her pinky out.
“But now, when we go to get coffee at a coffee shop, she wants to get something,” he continues. “We’re driving, and I hear her whining in the backseat. And I say, ‘What’s wrong?’ And she says, ‘I just want a vanilla yatte.’ ”
— Jen Juneau
Godney is one busy gal!
In the midst of her blockbuster Vegas residency and the new music (y’all heard her new midnight jam, “Make Me (Ooh)?”), Britney Spears stole a bit of her time to prank a slumbering Jimmy Kimmel!
Blaring out her tune, Spears and her legion of naked male dancers danced on top of the host – to his surprise! Though less impactful than Rihanna’s money-throwing spree last year, Brit got her desired response: SHOCK.
Of course, this is just part of the promo train leading up to the release of her new full-length, “Glory,” out August 26 through Apple Music. You better work, b*tch!
Jimmy Kimmel sat in as Kelly Ripa's first guest host on LIVE Monday morning, wasting very little time in addressing the elephant not in the room.
After walking out holding Ripa's hand, yet having his seat pulled out for him by his lovely co-anchor, Kimmel had just one question for Ripa:
"Where's Michael?" he asked, making a reference to Michael Strahan.
"That's right you don't read newspapers," Ripa responded over the laughing audience.
Strahan, of course, said goodbye to LIVE on Friday, following a very awkward few weeks in which he announced he was leaving for Good Morning America and Ripa responded in outrage.
Just two days after Strahan departed the program, it unveiled a new logo and title.
Kimmel then joked that he's "like an ex-boyfriend you go back to for sex," prior to peppering producer Michael Gelman with many questions about Strahan.
"Will you ever talk to Michael Strahan again? Will he be back on the show as a guest?" Kimmel asked.
An embarrassed Gelman responded with a "yes" and a "maybe."
But Kimmel wasn't done!
He later introduced a new game called "Wheel of Co-hosts," which featured a spinning wheel come down from the ceiling with the names of seven potential candidates to become Ripa's next full-time co-anchor.
It included Derek Jeter (YES!), Kylie Jenner (NO!) and a "party-sized summer sausage."
When it landed on the latter, though, Kimmel joked he was getting a call from his producer.
"The sausage is leaving to go to Good Morning America," he said, making fun og Strahan's impending new gig on GMA.
Pretty great stuff all around. The topic had to be addressed, right?
Following Kimmel on the co-hosting docket will be Empire's Jussie Smollett on Tuesday... comedian Cedric the Entertainer on Wednesday... ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir on Thursday... and Hawaii Five-0's Daniel Dae Kim on Friday.
Do you want to see any of them become permanent host?
What about any of the stars listed below?
Guess Jimmy Kimmel better re-think his job security!
On Thursday, Kimmel posted a photo to his Twitter account, depicting himself sitting in one of the guest chairs on the set of his show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!
In his usual host’s chair? Kimmel’s 21-month-old daughter Jane, in the studio for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2016.
“I’ve been replaced,” the proud dad captioned the sweet shot.
Source: Jimmy Kimmel/Twitter
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In the photo, Jane seems right at home in her dad’s chair while he gazes on with delight. Jane is surrounded by neat papers and staring right into the camera, like she’s an old pro. Her adorable curls and brightly colored outfit paired with her businesslike expression might just have the world wondering why she doesn’t take over more often.
Jane is the daughter of Kimmel, 48, and his wife Molly McNearney, 38, a writer and producer. The couple have been together since 2009, and tied the knot in July 2013.
Kimmel, who is also dad to adult children Kevin and Katie from a previous marriage, told PEOPLE last October that being a father to Jane “does add a little bit of joy to each day. Maybe more than a little bit.”
And right after Jane was born, Kimmel couldn’t help but share photos of his new baby girl on his show.
“I’ve been taking somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 pictures of her a day,” Kimmel said at the time. “She thinks I’m with TMZ now.”
— Jen Juneau
George Clooney, Taraji P. Henson, & More Celebs Get SLAMMED In Jimmy Kimmel’s Movie Edition Of Mean Tweets — Watch!
The Oscars are right around the corner, which means it is time for another glamorous night of Hollywood's biggest stars to get together and honor each other.
Before all of the A-listers get a ton of praise, Jimmy Kimmel thought it would be a great idea to round up some of the hottest actors and actresses to have them read mean tweets.
Apparently, someone out there thinks George Clooney is a "gross ratty old man" and someone else calls out Taraji P. Henson for being "extremely ghetto" in real life. Not to mention, another Twitter user says Sean Penn has a "penis nose", a "scrotum face", and "an anus mouth." LOLz!
Ch-ch-check out the star studded version of Kimmel's Mean Tweets (below) and let us know what your favorite reaction was!
Make sure you catch Jimmy Kimmel Live! when it airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST on ABC!
If you’ve never heard Snoop Dogg narrate nature footage, you haven’t lived. Stop everything and watch Jimmy Kimmel’s segment, Plizzanet Earth.
The video in and of itself is amazing. Anything with Snoop Dogg? A million times better.
Full of trademark Snoop Dogg mannerisms and some very relevant Wiz Khalifa references, Plizzanet Earth is exactly what we need. To get more where it came from, Kelly Ooton of Lincoln, Nebraska, took to the ever popular petition making website, change.org, to rally her message.
With Snoop on board, someone needs to make it happen big time. 19,579 supporters shows that the people want it, but do you know that you need it?
Take some time out of your day, sign the petition and immediately unsubscribe from all future emails for change.org unless you want to be guilted into signing at least 3 petitions every day for the rest of your life. And I’m more than certain that few things are as important as getting Plizzanet Earth on the air in full-length.
It’s no secret that Brooklyn has changed almost unrecognizably over the past couple decades. What used to be an outer borough characterized by diversity, gang violence, and poverty has now become a gentrified, kale-infused hipster paradise. Jimmy Kimmel spoofed that change by filming a “sequel” to the now-classic 1989 Spike Lee film about Bed-Stuy, Do the Right Thing. Behold: Do the White Thing, starring Jimmy Kimmel and featuring Zooey Deschanel.
Jimmy Kimmel introduced the video by highlighting one of the most obvious differences between 1989’s Brooklyn and the Brooklyn of 2015: “Do The Right Thing came out in 1989 and Brooklyn has changed a lot since then. There used to be muggers right in this neighborhood stealing old lady’s purses. Now those old lady purses are being worn ironically by hipsters in the area.”
Oh, how true that is.
In the hysterical 4-minute “movie,” Bedford-Stuyvesant has transformed into a hipster-infested neighborhood, where kale, gluten-free everything, and thrift shops now reign supreme. One character spoofs Do the Right Thing‘s Radio Raheem, appearing as a record-toting hipster named “Vinyl Raheem.” Zooey Deschanel appears as a thrift-shop-obsessed local, who shouts “Trigger Alert” when someone is mean to her.
In the midst of this kerfuffle is Jimmy Kimmel, playing an old-world pizzeria owner who refuses to incorporate gluten-free crusts and quinoa (pronounced “queen-wah”) into his menu.
“This would never happen in the Bronx,” Kimmel’s character laments with longing as the hipsters in his neighborhood start sorting through the trash, eager to recycle.
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Misty Copeland is well on her way to becoming a household name. The first black ballet dancer ever promoted to principal at American Ballet Theatre, the ballerina has been breaking down barriers since she began dancing at 13, a ballet prodigy. She’s got a documentary out now about her life and career, entitled A Ballerina’s Tale. But from the looks of Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, she’s got some heavy competition.
Last night, Jimmy Kimmel donned his very best pink leotard and tutu with Guillermo in an identical getup. Copeland very graciously offered to give Kimmel and Guillermo a private ballet lesson, something that most little girls would die for. Kimmel and his bud definitely did not disappoint.
Jimmy and Guillermo visit Misty while she’s warming up at the barre, complete with their tutus and tights. Jimmy tries to plie at the barre, first standing in first position with his feet turned out, prompting Misty to say, “You actually have really gorgeous legs!” From Misty, that’s a compliment of the highest order. I hope Jimmy knows that.
Misty continues to teach them the steps to the second act of Swan Lake. Jimmy is so good, in fact, that Misty gets sharp with him, so jealous is she that Jimmy has mastered ballet when it took Misty almost two decades.
But Jimmy learns that ballet comes with its risks: As he so eloquently says, “When you dance like I do, every ballet is The Nutcracker.”
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“I was nervous about it,” the Jimmy Kimmel Live host, 47, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.
But Kimmel, who’s also dad to older kids Kevin and Katie, from his previous marriage, soon found out there was nothing to worry about.
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While Kimmel keeps busy with work — Jimmy Kimmel Live is heading back to Brooklyn for a week of shows starting on Monday at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC — his daughter Jane is keeping busy in other ways.
“She’s now wearing hats a lot,” says Kimmel. “It’s funny. She’ll put on a hat and just wear it for nine hours in a row. She’s accessorizing!”
For more with Jimmy Kimmel, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.
— Janine Rayford Rubenstein
As you might know, Johnny Depp is a bit of a weird guy.
And by "bit of a weird guy," we mean he recently told a crowd of reporters that he killed and ate his dogs, because that's how Johnny Depp promotes a movie.
The project Johnny is pushing these days is Black Mass, which has been getting great early buzz and is being touted as a kind of return to form for Depp, who's been accessorizing as much as ever, but forgetting to do that whole "acting" thing lately.
As part of his media tour, Depp appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, and when Bearded Jimmy suggested that Depp make sweet love to the entire studip audience, Captain Jack seemed oddly up for the task.
"Do you love your fans, or not?" Kimmel asked.
"I do, and I will prove it," Depp replied without missing a beat.
Sadly, Johnny never actually consummated his relationship with hundreds of Kimmel fans, but the clip is worth watching asnyway.
We knew that everyone would be tuning in to see Stephen Colbert's debut as host of The Late Show, but this is downright insane!
The CBS late night TV show pulled in a stunning 6.6 million viewers on Tuesday night, absolutely crushing its competition.
We guess George Clooney and Jeb Bush sure did make good inaugural guests!
Did U tune in to see Stephen shine??
[Image via CBS.]
This year, Miley Cyrus was asked to host the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, a decision that caused more than a few people to scratch their heads in confusion, or else shake them in disgust. Miley said it best when she said that the only way MTV could stop Miley from performing was to ask her to host.
Perhaps the MTV execs were unwilling to create another media furor the likes of which followed Miley’s iconic and controversial (to say the least) VMAs performance against (literally) Robin Thicke in 2013. Perhaps the opposite is true: that they wanted to bank on as much Miley time as possible to increase ratings. If the art that accompanied the broadcast is any indication, in which cartoon versions of Miley and Robin gyrating featured prominently, the latter is true.
If so, Miley certainly didn’t disappoint. Other articles will document her outrageous outfits, from a silver cut-out number that my mother called, in frustration, “not a dress” (an understatement, in my opinion) and a foam rectangle emblazoned with a rainbow and a cut-out for Miley’s head (an imitation of the ubiquity of rainbow-tinted Facebook profile photos following this year’s marriage equality ruling), but this one won’t. Miley’s outfits are well known, well documented, and despite their outrageousness, not unexpected.
Rather, Miley’s hosting was notable for one reason: That Miley Cyrus is really good at playing Miley Cyrus.
There’s an element of self-awareness to the Miley persona that makes her likable and less “threatening”: she knows how others perceive her, but she’s willing to milk those opinions and her image for all that they’re worth.
We saw evidence of this earlier this week when she filmed a segment for Jimmy Kimmel in which she disguised herself and took to the streets of L.A., asking people on Hollywood Boulevard what they thought of Miley Cyrus. The answers ranged from harsh judgment to a sly knowledge of the real person behind the thick glasses. But all the responses had one thing in common: the awareness of Miley’s outrageous behavior, and its motives.
Many think Miley is going through an extended identity crisis, and is looking to shed her Disney persona. Others just see her as a joke. I find offense with both of these explanations, and offer a simpler one: this is who Miley is.
As she later told Kimmel, when she appeared in pasties and a cape, “I’m a vegan nudist.” She also said that her father would rather she “show her tits and be a good person” than cover up and be an “*sshole.” Despite Miley’s constant honesty, philanthropy, and circumspect, intelligent answers to reporters’ questions, many still brand her an exhibitionist, an attention wh*re, a stoner, a slut.
Well, last night at the VMAs, she used that to her extreme advantage, proving once and for all that Miley and her antics aren’t going anywhere. She has no shame, as well she shouldn’t.
Miley Cyrus played Miley Cyrus to great effect at the VMAs, filming segments to go between her live hosting [...]
What happens when Miley Cyrus hears honest opinions about her?
The question probably tinkered on Jimmy Kimmel‘s mind when he sent Miley to the streets of Los Angeles to ask questions about herself… but dressed as an Australian reporter named “Janet!”
“I think she’s starving for attention and that’s why she’s doing it all crazy like that. She’s missing something somewhere,” an interviewee says.
Miley also talked to another man who told her that she has no problems with her, but prefers Taylor Swift. Ouch!
“I think she lost her mind in the Hollywood madness,” a woman says.
Good thing there were two eager teenagers who related positively with Miley and her song, “We Can’t Stop.” They even twerked with “Janet!”
She can’t please anyone, but she definitely is a sport.
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Miley Cyrus Rocks Rainbow Pasties On Jimmy Kimmel Live While Bashing Society’s Skewed Thoughts On Nipples!
Miley Cyrus is a majestic unicorn.
We're just saying what everyone is thinking. Honestly, who else shows up to Jimmy Kimmel's talk show wearing glittery pink heart pasties covered only by a sparkly rainbow capelet???
And don't forget the matching pants, flower scrunchies, dreadlocks ponytail hairpiece, heart-shaped stickers on her face, and the googly-eye glasses.
The best part about it all is that it might be the single greatest talk show look we've ever seen.
But besides the colorful ensemble being wonderful in its own right, it also served as a great conversation starter with Jimmy Kimmel Live's TITular host about the way society perceives nipples and nudity.
And even though the blonde beauty was cracking jokes during her appearance Wednesday night, she made some pretty good points about the double standard regarding what's acceptable to show in public:
"Humans aren't afraid of the human breast. It's the nipple that's the issue. The nipple -- what you can't show -- everyone has. It's the jug part that everyone doesn't.... I've never understood the way that works."
And she even had the perfect response when the comedian asked what her famous father, Billy Ray Cyrus, thought of her parading her pasties on television and the internet:
"He'd rather me have my tits out and be a good person than have a shirt on and be a bitch."
Wiser words have never been said, Miley! Ch-ch-check out the fully interview (below):
We're accustomed to seeing Miley Cyrus dressed down, wearing very few layers of clothing.
But the superstar got dressed up while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night, going undercover as a reporter named "Janet" and hosting a segment titled "I Witness News."
Rocking a gray suit, a brown wig, glasses and pearls for the skit, Cyrus stopped pedestrians on the street in Los Angeles and asked how they felt... about Miley Cyrus!
“She’s not one of my favorites,” replied one man, adding that Miley seems “starved for attention.”
Another chimed in by saying he likes "Taylor Swift better." HA!
Check out the entire segment here and give Cyrus a hand. Not many celebrities would be willing to have this kind of fun with their own reputation.
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Thinking back on Game of Thrones Season 1, Game of Thrones Season 2, Game of Thrones Season 3, Game of Thrones Season 4 and Game of Thrones Season 5... it's unclear if Emilia Clarke has ever smiled.
The gorgeous actress plays Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO drama and suffice it to say the character is rather grim and serious.
But Clarke most definitely is not!
The beauty stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday to discuss a late-night Home Depot run with Terminator Genisys costar Jai Courtney; to talk about staying in a haunted house; and to break out a Valley Girl accent.
Seriously. You must stop what you are doing and see Clarke speak like you've never heard her speak before.
Fast forward to the 2:40 mark of the above video if you lack time or patience.
Usually, when Jimmy Kimmel Live takes to the streets, the goal is to embarrass adults by revealing how little they know about, well...everything.
When Kimmel's team talked to kids on Hollywood Blvd. last night, however, the host and his crew had much more serious intentions in mind.
Sure, there are laughs in the above clip ("When should two people get married?" "In the afternoon."), but for the most part, these kids' reactions to the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage provide plenty of hope for our nation's future.
It's another reminder that kids don't come into the world with all the baggage of bigotry. Adults load them down with that crap as they get older.
Thanks for the heartwarming reminder that people aren't born to hate, Jimmy. You can now return to making hipsters lie about made-up bands.
Another day, another dollar, right?!
Not for Tyler, The Creator, who dished to Jimmy Kimmel Friday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live about how difficult it was for him to hold down a "real job" growing up!
Kimmel wondered if the rapper had ever had a job outside the music industry, to which Tyler responded with a HIGHlarious story about working at Starbucks and how he got fired one day by his awful boss, Cindy.
Ch-ch-check out the video (below) and then go pick up a cheese danish or two -- but maybe don't steal them, unless you want Cindy breathing down your neck?!
[Image via YouTube.]
After four seasons of sulking and wearing a lot of black like a middle-schooler who just discovered the Cure, Jon Snow finally became interesting on Game of Thrones season 5.
Yes, yes, he always had his moments, and he always pulled off the leathers-and-feathers look in a way that few could, but for the first time, we actually look forward to the moments when the show leaves behind the intrigue and maneuvering in King's Landing or Meereen to catch us up on the happenings at Castle Black.
Obviously, the White Walker battle in Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 8 was the action highlight of the season (and possibly the series), and actor Kit Harington provided some amusing insights into the scene while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.
(Turns out, eating lunch with the Night's King is as creepy as it sounds.)
But the real highlight was watching Kit judge the solid Jon Snow impressions offered up by a trio of GoT fans. They're all pretty good...but there can only be one Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.
Jimmy Kimmel’s popular mean tweets segment is back and brings a number of hilarious reactions from NBA players in the NBA playoffs edition. Star players are featured in a different way and some of them can take a joke while others cannot.
The segment is used to expose the bad opinions of celebrities or athletes from random users on Twitter. It has people read mean tweets that have been written about them and while most people will just get a good laugh out of it, some of them can actually take it to heart, feeling that they are too mean.
The latest issue aired last night on Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel following the conclusion of the first game of the NBA finals. It featured players both that have been elimintated and still competing including Blake Griffin, Draymond Green, and Stephen Curry.
I love Mean Tweets. This is definitely the best one from the NBA edition pic.twitter.com/7sHq7Kxqf9
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) June 5, 2015
Jimmy Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets” have been going for years and seems to be just as good as the last one every time. Of course, not everyone will be able to enjoy this one, but surely most NBA finals will get some good laughs out of it.
With the NBA finals now underway, fans will want to do anything that they can in order to gain access to NBA related content and this is a great example of that.
Some former NBA players such as Magic Johnson, Jalen Rose, and Reggie Miller are featured as well with some odd jobs targeted at them including poking fun at Magic’s teeth and Reggie Miller’s style, not relating to basketball at all.
http://t.co/dMGpSXxvgs 50 Cent Stars In New Air Bud And NBA Players Read Mean Tweets http://t.co/QGBr4oYE1v #JimmyKimmel
— Jimmy Kimmel (@JKimmel_News) June 5, 2015
Commentators and former coaches Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy are also featured, making fun of both of them as basketball voices and most fans will probably agree that their commentary can be quite odd at times.
Jimmy Kimmel’s mean tweets feature a fun collection of players and reactions in the NBA playoffs edition and is definitely worth checking out for any fan of the NBA.
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Prior to tipping off against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game One of the NBA Finals Thursday night, Steph Curry had a chance to prove that he’s an MVP off the court as well as on.
By reading a mean Tweet about himself!
Indeed, Jimmy Kimmel Live kicked off its first Game Night edition an hour before the Warriors took on the Cavs in Oakland last night, with Curry and a number of other NBA stars joining in the Twitter-based tradition of self-deprecation Kimmel started many years ago.
“People say LeBron flops, have you ever seen this little French woman named Tony Parker,” Tony Parker read aloud, while Magic Johnson quoted someone else about himself with:
"I’m convinced Magic Johnson has approximately 73 teeth in his mouth."
Jimmy Kimmel paid his respects to his highly esteemed crush, David Letterman, on his show yesterday. While fighting back the breakup tears from losing the Late Show, Kimmel explained he would be showing a rerun during Dave’s last broadcast out of respect and implored viewers to watch the last Late Show instead of his show.
Kimmel also regaled the audience with the complexity of his Letterman Love showing off pictures of his “L8 NITE” license plate, birthday cake, and letterman jacket. He also told tale of drawing pictures of Dave on his textbooks, which could have only been more quintessential if he had also been writing “Jimmy Letterman” surrounded by hearts.
It was younger Dave himself who helped deal with the real breakup emotions, though. Kimmel showed a parody of an afterschool special where Letterman explained to a boy named Jimmy the hardship of losing a TV show.
“You’ll hurt at first but, you’ll get over it.” [80’s Dave explains.]
“Jimmy, just because a show is cancelled doesn’t mean it goes away forever; it can live on through reruns, syndication…”
“Your sugar? Yes please!”
After his stint at Jimmy Kimmel Live, poor Adam Levine was bombed with a bag of powdered sugar (a speculation) on his way out of the studio.
Though Jimmy’s always known for his antics, Levine’s surprised reaction seemed like it was a random attack. It happened while the Maroon 5 frontman was signing autographs for fans.
The attacker was quickly caught by security, who turned him over to the police afterwards and charged him for battery. Moreover, the heartthrob just brushed the sugar off!
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