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Making of ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience’: “It Was an Exhausting Time, and We Wanted to Just Have Fun”

While the episodes chosen from All in the Family, The Jeffersons and Good Times for the first installments of ABC’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience, which aired in 2019, were picked to reflect the timeliness of ’70s politics and social issues, it was a different topical phenomenon altogether that dictated the theme of […]

Shonda Rhimes, Judd Apatow, Amy Schumer Among Writer-Directors Urging Hollywood to Reconsider Guns Onscreen

Hollywood creators, led by Shonda Rhimes, Judd Apatow, Jimmy Kimmel and Mark Ruffalo, have signed a open letter urging their colleagues to reconsider the use of guns onscreen. “Like most of America, we are enraged by the recent mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde. Considering there have been over 250 other mass shootings so far […]

Joe Biden Discusses Plan to Fight Abortion Decision, Urges Voters to Focus on Gun Policy

President Joe Biden had a somber conversation with Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday, where the pair discussed gun legislation and the ongoing debate surrounding Roe v. Wade. During Biden’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! visit, which marked his first in-studio late-night appearance since the inauguration, Kimmel asked the president if he would issue an executive order regarding gun […]

Queen Latifah Reveals the Gift Adam Sandler Bought for Her After Their ‘Hustle’ Premiere

Queen Latifah is about to get the chance to walk a mile in Adam Sandler’s shoes. Latifah visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday, where she chatted with host Jimmy Kimmel about Hustle, the LeBron James-produced Netflix drama in which she stars opposite Sandler, who plays a struggling basketball scout. Kimmel seemed to find it amusing […]

Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down Discussing Texas School Shooting: “These Are Our Children”

A passionate and tearful Jimmy Kimmel addressed the Texas school shooting on Wednesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, beginning his monologue in a mournful and resigned manner by saying, “Here we are again, on another day of mourning in this country.” Wednesday was the first time Kimmel was able to talk about the tragedy. Tuesday’s […]

Jimmy Kimmel Taps Andy Samberg, John Mulaney as Guest Hosts Amid Second Bout With COVID-19

Jimmy Kimmel has again tested positive for COVID-19, causing the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host to take additional time away from his ABC late night show. Kimmel tweeted Tuesday that Andy Samberg and John Mulaney will fill in as guest hosts during the following night’s episode of the Los Angeles-based program. Tuesday’s episode will be a […]

Upfront Dispatches: Bob Chapek, Baby Yoda and “Bull****” at Disney

The future of Disney will be advertised, emphasis firmly on Disney. During his first unified brand upfront, and very much keeping with the tone of the week, Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Chapek celebrated his many silos as he simultaneously Frankenstein’d them together — prioritizing the company’s artist relationships and vast suite of intellectual property […]

Jimmy Kimmel Roasts “Smug Bastards” at Netflix for Troubles During Disney Upfronts

Jimmy Kimmel roasted the broadcast and streaming television landscape at Disney’s upfront presentation Tuesday, powering through his monologue despite fighting off a case of COVID-19. Appearing at the event remotely, the late night host delivered a searing stand-up routine during the company’s annual presentation to advertisers in which he mocked the traditional broadcast networks, including […]

Jimmy Kimmel Returns From Having COVID, Jokingly Calls Out Those Who Didn’t Check on Him

Jimmy Kimmel made his return to his eponymous ABC late night show on Monday after he was out the previous week since testing positive for COVID-19. During his monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host said he feels “very good” and updated viewers that his “whole family’s fine. “I had it pretty easy. I was […]

Jimmy Kimmel Tests Positive for COVID-19, Names Mike Birbiglia as Fill-In Host

Jimmy Kimmel has tested positive for COVID-19. On Monday, the late-night host took to social media to announce his diagnosis. “Our daughter brought us COVID (even though we specifically asked her not to),” Kimmel tweeted. “All feeling fine, I am double vaxxed and boosted but the show must not go on. Apologies to @TomCruise & […]

Webby Awards: Drew Barrymore, Adam Scott, Megan Thee Stallion Among Honorees

Winners and special achievement honorees for the 26th annual Webby Awards, celebrating the best of the internet, were announced on Tuesday. Honorees include Drew Barrymore, for bringing “joy” to the internet and entertaining online audiences; Adam Scott, for his performance in Apple TV+ series Severance, and Megan Thee Stallion, for using the internet to “blaze […]

Jimmy Kimmel Rips Fox Over Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Masked Singer’ Gig: “I Still Can’t Believe They Did This”

A day after Rudy Giuliani’s appearance on The Masked Singer generated controversy, a number of late night TV hosts offered their takes on the spectacle. Jimmy Kimmel was among those commenting on Wednesday’s episode of the Fox singing-competition series, which included the former New York City mayor and member of former President Donald Trump’s legal […]