November 1, 2011 |
ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel has been tapped to entertain the crowd at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner next April. Kimmel is the latest in a long line of late-night TV comics asked to amuse the masses from the annual Hollywood celebrity petting zoo-cum-POTUS roast held annually at the Washington Hilton hotel. During the dinner, the massive basement ballroom becomes a dense, practically liquid mass of chattering journalists, politicos and Hollywood celebrities, seething to and fro,...
April 30, 2012
Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on Saturday night, eliciting laughs from the room packed with Hollywood starlets and Washington power players. The late-night television host lampooned everyone from the president and vice president to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and reality-TV star Kim Kardashian. After President Obama's opening, Kimmel took over the mic, turning the jokes back on the president, the Associated...
April 7, 2013 |
HIGHLIGHTS FINALE WATCH: No word yet on whether freshman mid-season drama "The Carrie Diaries" (CW at 8) will see a second season — although Sarah Jessica Parker has been openly dismissive of the series, a "Sex and the City" prequel about Carrie Bradshaw in her teen years. Anyway, in the finale, Carrie faces junior prom, which is filled with lots of drama when some secrets are revealed. FINALE WATCH: The American version of "Being Human" (Syfy at 9) wraps up Season 3 on...
January 4, 2013 |
Ten years after ABC began making trouble when it tried to pinch late-night stars from CBS and NBC to replace "Nightline," the network will finally move homegrown talent Jimmy Kimmel into the time slot Tuesday. When Kimmel takes his spot at 11:35 p.m., he'll take on two towering figures — and the two men ABC tried to steal within the past decade: CBS's David Letterman and NBC's Jay Leno. For ABC suits who've long thought they could make more money in the time period with competitive...
May 1, 2013 |
HIGHLIGHTS FINALE WATCH: "Wife Swap" (ABC at 8 p.m.) Status: Unknown. The reality show that switches out two wives from wildly opposite families wraps up Season 7 as April, a lenient mom from California, and Yelena, a "Tiger Mom" from New York, go live with each other's families for a week to see what happens. Abed investigates the members of the study group on "Community" (NBC at 8) and is shocked to learn that their lives have been strangely intertwined for many years, even before they met. "The Office" (NBC...
December 19, 2012 |
NBC late-night host Jay Leno is just like Jason in the "Friday the 13th" movie franchise, Jimmy Kimmel — Leno's soon-to-be time-slot-competitor — told reporters in a phone call Wednesday. "He seems to pop up just when you think he's dead — he comes alive, and he's got a hatchet," the star of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" said on the call, which was supposed to be about the historic move of his show to the plum 11:35 p.m. time slot, where he'll swim with the big fish, Leno and CBS's David Letterman, starting Jan. 8.