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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...

Kimmel: I Had to Go After Trump, Regardless of Cost

Late-night host said he lost half his audience over his jokes about Donald Trump

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel says telling jokes about Donald Trump cost him half his audience, but he'd do it all again. According to ABC's research, "10 years ago, among Republicans I was the most popular talk show," the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host said on Thursday's episode of...

Late-Night Hosts Couldn't Resist Poking at Ye

Late-night hosts pick fun at 'desperate' Kanye West, Elon Musk's sink

(Newser) - Late-night hosts had a field day with Kanye West and Elon Musk Thursday night, with Stephen Colbert announcing West wasn’t just restricted from social media platforms but was now banned from The Late Show . "I had to do it now because I was afraid that he would just...

Comic Nabs Late-Night Spot With Best Response to Can Thrower
Comic Dodges Thrown Drink,
Has Epic Response
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Comic Dodges Thrown Drink, Has Epic Response

Ariel Elias chugged the seltzer because, at that point, 'I really needed a drink'

(Newser) - Comic Ariel Elias turned what could have been her worst night onstage into one of her best, landing her in talks for a set on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The comic was performing at Uncle Vinnie's Comedy Club in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, on Saturday when a female audience member...

Kimmel Takes Flak Over Emmys Bit
Kimmel Takes Flak
Over Emmys Stunt
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Kimmel Takes Flak Over Emmys Stunt

He's accused of upstaging winner Quinta Brunson

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel is taking a fair amount of flak online Tuesday over a jokey stunt he pulled at Monday night's Emmy Awards. He and Will Arnett presented the award for best writing in a comedy series, except that Kimmel pretended to be drunk over losing in his own category,...

Quinta Brunson Gets Apology From Jimmy Kimmel

'Abbott Elementary' creator also got to pull her own 'prank' on late night host

(Newser) - Abbott Elementary creator-star Quinta Brunson took revenge on Jimmy Kimmel's Emmy prank with one of her own, then collected an apology from the late-night host whose bit was criticized as rude and worse, the AP reports. Kimmel, who had distracted attention from Brunson's Emmy acceptance speech by lying...

Biden Gives First In-Person Late Night Interview as President
Jimmy Kimmel
Had Some Advice
for Biden: Yell
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Jimmy Kimmel Had Some Advice for Biden: Yell

President gives his first in-person appearance on a late night show

(Newser) - There weren't a lot of laughs, but President Biden got some unsolicited advice from Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday when the president sat down for his first in-person interview with a late-night host since taking office, the AP reports. The host of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! expressed frustration about...

Kimmel on Gun Rules: 'This Is Now Our Fault'

Late-night hosts tackle the mass shooting in Texas

(Newser) - Late-night hosts dug into the Texas mass shooting during their Wednesday monologues, often with emotional pleas:
  • Seth Meyers: He said he knew when he started his show he'd have days in which he'd have to talk about school shootings before segueing into lighter fare. He added that he
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Jimmy Kimmel to Miss Shows With COVID
COVID Revisits Late-Night TV

COVID Revisits Late-Night TV

Jimmy Kimmel says he's tested positive and picks a guest host

(Newser) - No sooner does one late-night TV host return from a bout with COVID-19 than another has to take his leave. Jimmy Kimmel announced Monday that he's got the coronavirus, Deadline reports. "Our daughter brought us covid (even though we specifically asked her not to)," he tweeted , adding...

Marjorie Taylor Greene Reports Jimmy Kimmel to Police

Late-night host says Will Smith reference was a joke, not a threat

(Newser) - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene did not take kindly to Jimmy Kimmel's suggestion that Will Smith could deal with the "Klan mom." In a Wednesday tweet , the congresswoman said she had referred the late-night host to Capitol Police for "this threat of violence against me." Kimmel...

Kimmel, Fallon Pull Off Ultimate April Fools' Joke

The 2 Jimmys swapped coasts, and shows, on Friday night, to the surprise of their audiences

(Newser) - For two years, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel have been cooking up an April Fools' Day scheme, and on Friday night, the late-night hosts pulled it off, in an epic way. Per The Hollywood Reporter , the comedians swapped shows, with Fallon heading to Los Angeles, and Kimmel heading to New...

Kimmel Cries Through Heartfelt Bob Saget Tribute

'He would write sometimes just to tell me he loved me'

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel paid tribute to his friend Bob Saget on Monday night, though it was a struggle. As the Week reports, "he did not make it 20 seconds before choking back tears." The late night host, speaking before the audience had been allowed into the theater, summed up...

Kimmel Roasts Caitlyn Jenner Over Election Finish

She received about 1% of the vote in California recall election

(Newser) - In coverage of Gavin Newsom's easy win in California's gubernatorial recall election, it was easy to miss the results for candidate Caitlyn Jenner . She wasn't exactly in the conversation among top finishers:
  • Bad number: Jenner received a mere 1.1% of the vote on the question of
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6 Late-Night Jokes About Trump's Pants

No, he didn't wear them backward, but that didn't stop the hosts

(Newser) - There's a reason #Trumppants has been trending the last few days, even if it is a pretty strange one. After images surfaced online (see the aforementioned hashtag), the internet seemed convinced that Donald Trump wore his pants backward in North Carolina on Saturday, notes NPR . He did not. If...

Late Night Jokes Flow Over This Presidential Photo

They 'look like a ventriloquist act,' quips Seth Meyers

(Newser) - To mark President Biden's 100th day in office, he and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden paid a visit to a couple who know a lot about what they're going through: Former President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. Last Thursday's meeting at the Carters' home in Plains, Ga....

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