Jimmy Kimmel

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Kimmel's Young Son Has 3rd Heart Surgery

Billy, 7, is recovering as a 'happy, healthy kid'

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel offered an optimistic update about his son Billy Tuesday after the 7-year-old had his third open-heart surgery. "We went into this experience with a lot of optimism and nearly as much fear and came out with a new valve inside a happy, healthy kid," Kimmel wrote...

George Santos Mocks Kimmel Over Fraud Lawsuit

Ex-GOP congressman, who has raised zero cash for new House bid, taunts late-night host over complaint

(Newser) - When NBC News spotted George Santos on Thursday outside the New York City courtroom where Donald Trump's hush money trial is taking place, the former GOP congressman was mum about why he was there. He cleared that up in social media, revealing his presence involved not Trump but his...

Trump Appears to Mix Up Jimmy Kimmel, Al Pacino

He claims Kimmel bungled Best Picture announcement

(Newser) - Donald Trump revisited an old grudge on Wednesday during a day off from his New York trial. In a Truth Social post, the former president slammed "stupid" Jimmy Kimmel for reading out a critical message from Trump while hosting the Oscars last month. But, as Rolling Stone reports, Trump...

Report: Aaron Rodgers Spews Sandy Hook Conspiracies
Report: Aaron Rodgers
Is a Sandy Hook Truther

Report: Aaron Rodgers Is a Sandy Hook Truther

CNN journalist describes conversation with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s potential running mate

(Newser) - This file has been updated with Rodgers' comment. One of two leading contenders for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s running mate, New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, could provide a boost to the long-shot presidential bid. Or he could do the opposite, as CNN reports that Rodgers has "...

George Santos Sues Jimmy Kimmel
George Santos
Sues Jimmy

George Santos Sues Jimmy Kimmel

Ousted congressman unamused by late-night host's Cameo pranks

(Newser) - George Santos is making nice money by churning out personalized videos at Cameo. Now he's hoping to make a related windfall courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel. The expelled congressman has sued the late-night host for at least $750,000 because Kimmel joyfully pranked Santos with fake video requests and played...

Elisabeth Moss Celebrates a Big First

'It's been going really well,' 41-year-old star of 'Handmaid's Tale' tells Jimmy Kimmel of pregnancy

(Newser) - Her characters have been with child on Mad Men and The Handmaid's Tale, but the real-life pregnancy of Elisabeth Moss is decidedly a much happier occasion. Page Six notes that the 41-year-old actor has been the topic of pregnancy speculation since December, when she was spotted rubbing her tummy...

Rob Lowe's Globes Snafu Teaches Him a Texting Lesson

'Parks and Rec' star says he texted congrats meant for winner Robert Downey Jr. to Bradley Cooper

(Newser) - A congratulatory message that Rob Lowe sent to former high school classmate Robert Downey Jr. after the latter won a Golden Globe earlier this month didn't quite go the way Lowe had planned. Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, the Parks and Recreation actor lauded Downey, who won...

Pat McAfee Ends 'Aaron Rodgers Tuesdays' After Drama

They're over for the season

(Newser) - Aaron Rodgers' comments about Jimmy Kimmel and Jeffrey Epstein have gotten the Jets quarterback booted from future appearances on the Pat McAfee Show, at least for this season. The drama between Rodgers and Kimmel escalated during Rodgers' Tuesday appearance on the ESPN show, and on Wednesday, McAfee said he's...

More Shots Fired in Ongoing Rodgers-Kimmel Spat

'I wish him the best. I don't give a s--- what he says about me,' Jets QB says of late-night host

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel wanted an apology from Aaron Rodgers, but as he suspected, it looks like he's not getting one. Last week, the Jets quarterback appeared on The Pat McAfee Show and made what appeared to be a suggestion that the late-night host might be one of the names that...

Kimmel Skewers Aaron Rodgers in 7-Minute Monologue

He challenges QB to apologize after Epstein allegations

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel returned to the air Monday night and spent the first seven minutes of his show skewering Aaron Rodgers. The late-night host challenged the QB to apologize for falsely asserting that Kimmel's name would show up on the Jeffrey Epstein list of associates , reports the New York Post ...

Jimmy Kimmel Lashes Out at Aaron Rodgers Over Epstein Dig

The quarterback suggested Kimmel's name could be on list of Epstein associates

(Newser) - More than 150 people named in court documents related to Jeffrey Epstein are expected to have their identities revealed publicly in the coming days—and Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday made clear that his name won't be among them. The clarification came in response to a dig from quarterback Aaron...

George Santos to Jimmy Kimmel: I'll Sue You

The pair are in a squabble over disgraced former congressman's Cameo videos

(Newser) - George Santos continues to delight in his lucrative new gig on Cameo , as do the likes of Sen. John Fetterman , and of late, Jimmy Kimmel. The late-night host has taken to pranking the expelled congressman by requesting "crazy" Cameo videos in a segment he calls "Will Santos Say...

Kimmel to Repeat as Oscars Host
Oscars Bring
Back Kimmel

Oscars Bring Back Kimmel

Ratings were up for this year's broadcast

(Newser) - With Jimmy Kimmel as host, the 2023 Academy Awards show drew more viewers than the telecast the year before, and more than twice as many as this year's Grammys and Emmys. So he'll be back for the 2024 broadcast. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences made...

Kimmel, Colbert, Fallon, Oliver, Meyers Just Teamed Up

Profits from podcast 'Strike Force Five' will go to their staffs, who are idled by Hollywood strike

(Newser) - Late-night hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver, and Seth Meyers have teamed up in a new podcast called "Strike Force Five" —named after their personal text chain. Because their respective shows have been dark since the Writers Guild of America went on strike in May,...

Fired by Fox, Carlson Gets Skewered on Late Night

After big-name media firings, late-night hosts go to town on Tucker Carlson, Don Lemon

(Newser) - As Fox employees absorbed the news Monday of Tucker Carlson's ouster , late-night TV used the development as fodder for its own purposes. Show hosts dug into Carlson's seeming support for Russian President Vladimir Putin , takes on Jan. 6 , disgust over a recent M&Ms makeover , anti-LGBTQ views , and...

In One Week, Late Night Could Take a Hard Hit

Looming Hollywood writers strike will affect talk shows, 'SNL' first if deal isn't reached by May 1

(Newser) - May 1 is the deadline for Hollywood writers, represented by the Writers Guild of America, to reach a contract agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, and if no such deal is struck, the late-night TV arena will be the first to say goodbye to new episodes,...

Late Night on Trump Indictment: 'Arrested Developer'

'For the first time in 7 years, Melania is smiling at Mar-a-Lago'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert seems to have ignored Rep. Eric Swalwell's call for Americans to not " celebrate nor destroy " over former President Trump's indictment by a New York grand jury. The news was clearly "worth celebrating" for the Late Show host, who opened his show on Thursday...

Kimmel Responds to Report Trump Tried to Censor Him

Sources tell 'Rolling Stone' then-president ordered staffers to call ABC execs

(Newser) - In early 2018, Jimmy Kimmel got under then-President Donald Trump's skin so successfully that Trump ordered White House officials to try to have him censored, according to a Rolling Stone report citing former administration officials. The sources say Trump felt the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host was being " very...

After Slap, Oscars Team 'Prepared for Anything'

Crisis response team has 'run many scenarios,' has plans in place, says Academy CEO Bill Kramer

(Newser) - It was the slap heard round the world —and it's still reverberating. In an effort to avoid another Will Smith-Chris Rock fiasco at the March 12 Oscars, a crisis team will be in place and "prepared for anything," Bill Kramer, CEO of the Academy of Motion...

For Jimmy Kimmel, an Oscars Three-Peat

He'll host the show for the 3rd time in March

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel is ready to host the Oscars again, completing a trilogy that started with him presiding over the chaotic "envelope-gate" ceremony . The late-night talk show host will preside over the ceremony in March, the show's producers said Monday, per the AP . Kimmel has hosted the show twice...

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