Recently, Senator Ted Cruz challenged late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to a basketball match. Jimmy Kimmel has finally responded to the challenge.
On Thursday, Jimmy Kimmel announced he would accept the senator’s one-on-one challenge. After accepting the challenge, the talk show host sneaked in a few disses.
The senator and Kimmel have been going back and forth with insults after Kimmel poked fun at Cruz. Cruz attended a Houston Rockets’ game, and his presence was noticed across the country. Kimmel took notice too. Shortly after Kimmel mocked Cruz, Cruz responded and challenged the talk show host to a game of basketball for charity.
However, Kimmel did give Cruz a few warnings. He addressed the Senator, asking him if he really wanted to play a game of basketball against him? He pointed out that he lost an election, so would it be a smart idea to play against him? He proceeded to ask if losing the election was enough.
Cruz issued the challenge via Twitter. He taunted Kimmel, saying that he talked a good game, but they should settle things on the court. He said the loser would give $5 to charity, and the winner gets to choose what charity the money goes to. However, it has to be a non-political charity.
As of now, a date for the match has not been set, but a date is expected to be announced soon.
Her new movie is called “Book Club,” and Diane Keaton appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Wednesday night to promote it and let loose during the interview.
According to Yahoo, the actress began praising her co-star Andy Garcia for his part in the film, and Kimmel agreed that Garcia is quite a “dashing man.”
Keaton, 72, decided to reenact the final scene in “Book Club” that involves some steamy flirtation. She tried making out with Kimmel, 50, but he was nervous, blushing and asking the Hollywood legend what the name of his character should be.
Keaton deadpanned that Kimmel was nothing and “just the man.” Of course, Kimmel’s audience was howling. The big, black witch’s hat didn’t make the must-see moment any easier, but she cupped Kimmel’s bearded face in her hands and went for it. Check out the clumsy kiss on YouTube.
The late-night TV talk show host laughed and joked that a dream had come true for Jimmy Kimmel. He also wondered why he couldn’t have played Garcia’s role in the movie.
Diane Keaton says that Garcia was loose and that Kimmel was stiff. Kimmel laughed that he would have to watch the kiss again but in slow motion.
The movie “Book Club” also stars movie legends Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda and Mary Steenburgen. The film takes place in Los Angeles involving the lives of four longtime friends. They begin reading the erotic novel bestseller “50 Shades of Grey,” and their lives become unhinged.
When it comes to slinging zingers, Jimmy Kimmel has never been shy. And his recent performance at ABC’s advertiser presentation was certainly no exception. The late-night comedian took to the stage to lambast the network’s failing shows, joking that it couldn’t even make a deal with the devil. Then he went on to joke about Comcast coming back into the picture, comparing the company to an ex-boyfriend who “weasels” his way back into a gal’s life.
Of course, the elephant in the room was the absence of Shonda Rhimes show as she has gone on to work with Netflix. And Kimmel had a good time making fun of the situation, no jokes were off limits. He made light of the fact that “Quantico” and “Deception” had fared so poorly, stating that no one had seen the second and third seasons of “Quantico” either. A joke about the show “Inhumans” prompted uproarious laughter. After all, as Kimmel mentioned, Marvel projects have always been wildly popular. In his opinion, it was a real feat that ABC was able to have a bad Marvel project on the air.
For Kimmel, the one bright spot for advertisers was the fact that technology has been advancing at breakneck speeds. Pretty soon, he said, they would have so much information on viewers that they’d be able to blackmail them. Never afraid to go for the jugular, Jimmy Kimmel once again proved that he is the true king of late-night television.
It’s been a tough year for Billy Kimmel, and he’s still only one year old! The beautiful baby, who is the son of late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and wife Molly McNearney, has undergone a series of operations on his heart due to a congenital condition. Known as tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia, this health problem led to Billy’s pulmonary valve being totally blocked, as well as a hole between the two sides of his heart. It was a nurse who first noticed the condition soon after Billy was born, leading doctors to run the appropriate tests and allowing Billy to fight for his life. When children with this condition make it through these difficult first few months of their lives, they can often live productive lives. Olympic snowboarder Shaun White is just one example of someone who has not allowed the defect to define his life.
Ever since Billy’s brush with fate, Kimmel has stepped to the frontline of the universal health care debate, becoming an advocate and promoting health care for those who cannot afford it. Kimmel recognizes that he and his wife happened to be in a lucky position for parents of a child with his condition, because they had excellent health insurance and the means to help him. However, he is now fighting for those who are not as financially well-off as he and his wife.
You could say that late night TV’s Jimmy Kimmel chose the perfect, high-profile buddy to help him through his first procedure.
He was feeling a bit fearful, but she assured him that it was necessary and not a big deal.
Tuesday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” featured a different kind of “funny,” and it involved colonoscopy expert Katie Couric. That’s right; the “Stand Up To Cancer” friend coached the late night television host in the colonoscopy procedure. The bit was educational, clever and hilarious. Check out the pair here.
Kimmel is not wild about hospitals and doesn’t enter them too often if he doesn’t have to. The last time he was there was for an emergency appendectomy and left as fast as he could the next day.
Couric was honored to escort the funnyman to his colonoscopy appointment and for him bringing attention to colonoscopies and colon cancer. Kimmel talked about turning age 50 at his Twitter account and how Couric approached him to “celebrate.”
Watching Kimmel down his first prep beverage before the procedure is very funny. Couric laughed and poured herself a large glass of red wine.
She was televised in 2000 for her own live colonoscopy procedure. Couric had lost her former husband Jay to the cancer, so she wanted to help the public learn about early detection. She told Jimmy Kimmel that he is saving lives by showing the world that the medical procedure is not that bad, and anyone can handle it.
Jimmy Kimmel is not afraid to be vulnerable in front of his audience. Earlier this year, Kimmel publically spoke on his show about his newborn’s son medical issues and passionately pleaded for a better healthcare system. Kimmel is getting personal on his show again, this time letting cameras follow his first colonoscopy to raise awareness about colon cancer, which is the second leading fatal cancer in men and women. Kimmel teamed with news anchor and television host Katie Couric, who lost her first husband to colon cancer in 1998. Couric also televised her own colonoscopy on the Today Show in 2000 to raise awareness. Her public colonoscopy helped to cultivate a 20 percent rise in screenings over the following years. Kimmel decided to get a routine colonoscopy after turning 50, the recommended age to start screenings.
The seven-minute segment follows Kimmel throughout the entire process, beginning with Couric meeting Kimmel at the bar after his show to pour him a nice tall glass of MiraLAX, a liquid laxative used to clear the intestines of any waste. Kimmel then proceeds to chug the entire contents of the glass and describes the taste as “vile.” The next morning at 5:30 am, Couric arrives to pick Kimmel up with the car horn blaring. Kimmel then has a consultation with Dr. Ha, who’s performing the screening, and tests her skills with a round of the board game Operation. The segment goes on to show a sedated Kimmel, the inside of his colon, and Kimmel’s trip home. Couric remarked to Kimmel that the doctor was really “complimentary of your colon…she said your colon is very shiny and your small intestine is really fluffy.”
Jimmy Kimmel recently turned 50 years old. Therefore, he decided to get a colonoscopy and film it for an episode of his show. 50 is the age that the American Cancer Society believes that people should start getting screened for colon cancer. Kimmel made jokes with the doctor about the procedure. Katie Couric was also in the hospital with Kimmel before he was wheeled into the operating room. Couric made headlines when she had a colonoscopy while she was a host on the “Today” show.
Jimmy Kimmel was then given his colonoscopy and it turned out that he did not have any cancer. He said the experience is not as bad as people make it out to be. However, he said the preparation for the procedure is much worse than the colonoscopy itself. This is because he had to take a very powerful laxative that cleaned out his colon so the procedure could be performed. He said that he felt very weak as a result of taking the laxative. He said that he was glad that he did not have to do this again for another four years. However, he encouraged every person over the age of 50 to get a colonoscopy.
Another reason that Katie Couric was there is because her husband was killed by colon cancer in 1997. This is why it is so important to her for people to get screened for cancer. Kimmel said he was happy that the whole process was over. However, he could not sit down for a week.
Perhaps people don’t necessarily associate Katie Couric, the bubbly television host, with the more sardonic Jimmy Kimmel. However, the two recently got together for quite an unusual reason—and a great cause. After Americans reach the age of 50, medical experts recommend that they undergo a test for colorectal cancer. As the widow of a man who died from colon cancer, Couric has long been an advocate for such screenings. So Kimmel, who recently turned 50, seemed to think that linking up with her for his own colonoscopy was a no-brainer. Also, it seemed fitting that March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
Kimmel seemed groggy prior to his appointment—and perhaps not too thrilled to be there, which is understandable—but he was a good sport. As the doctor explained that the colonoscopy would find any polyps, and that she would then remove them, Couric inquired as to why more people don’t go for their routine colonoscopies. Kimmel’s reply was hilarious, especially considering the fact that he was suited up in a hospital gown and bracelet.
Although the two hosts may have been making light of the situation, Couric obviously still thinks about her deceased husband, who passed away at the age of 42. In a recent Instagram post, she commented that she and their two daughters still miss him. As the founder of three organizations dedicated to bringing more awareness to this cause, Couric has been at the forefront of innovations in this field, of which there have been many.
Late night television is milking the alleged affair between President Donald Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels and the emerging legal mess between the pair. Jimmy Kimmel has used his opening monologues to nail Trump over and over again.
The adult film star went to court on Tuesday to file a lawsuit claiming that the confidentiality agreement she signed was not valid because Trump never signed it. Daniels was allegedly paid $130,000 in hush money by Trump’s attorney to keep her quiet about the illicit hook-ups.
Kimmel said he could intervene and create an ideal solution for the couple. Check him out on YouTube.
That’s not all; the late night host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” also went after the hypocrisy of the Trump administration by bringing up sex education on Thursday night’s show.
The president would like to see a return of abstinence-only sex education for teens. Kimmel laughed that it would appear to be hypocritical to fund such a campaign at the tune of $75 million dollars especially since Trump had an alleged affair with the porn actress and had tried to hush her up about the illicit meetings.
Kimmel said that he had received the new White House sex education pamphlet and showed it to the audience. It’s a must-see YouTube.
The audience howled with laughter at the illustrations Kimmel had shown them.
By the way, the $75 million is coming from the president’s proposed education budget for the 2019 fiscal year.
Maisie Williams became a huge star on the smash hit HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The show has become the most popular in the world. However, the series will be coming to an end in 2019. There has obviously been much speculation from viewers of the show about what if going to happen in the final seven episodes. HBO is keeping the final plot details tightly under wraps. However, Maisie made a surprise revelation during a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show. It was there that it was revealed that Maisie has already been told how the show will end. This has created quite a bit of controversy.
It is a general practice in TV to avoid telling the actors major plot details about episodes they are going to appear in until shortly before the start of filming. This is done to eliminate the possibility of one of the actors accidentally slipping up and revealing important information during an interview. Therefore, many people have pointed out that is seems highly unlikely that HBO would have revealed the ending of “Game of Thrones” to members of the cast this long before shooting is set to begin.
There is a great deal of skepticism about whether or not Maisie in fact knows anything of consequence regarding the plot details of the final episodes. However, the story seemed to amuse Jimmy Kimmel. It also generated quite a few headlines in the show business media. Fans will need to wait until next year to find out how it all ends.