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Jimmy Kimmel Accepts Senator Cruz’s Basketball Challenge

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.

Ted Cruz Challenges Jimmy Kimmel To A Basketball Game

Late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel joked about a selfie Ted Cruz took at a Houston Rockets game. He compared Cruz to grandpa Munster or a blobfish. Kimmel also blamed Cruz for the Houston Rockets losing the game. He also made a joke about Ted Cruz once referring to a basketball hoop as a basketball ring. Other Rocket fans blamed Cruz for the Rockets lose as well creating the hashtag # CruzCurse on twitter.


Ted Cruz is firing back against the late night talk show host by challenging him to a one on one game of basketball. In a tweet sent from Cruz to Kimmel, he challenges the loser to give $5k to a non-political charity of their choice.


Kimmel said that he liked the idea but would only accept if they wore short shorts. Ted countered by saying that nobody wanted to see that and ABC would get fined. Kimmel asked if he could wear a crop top. Ted said he wasn’t interested in what they would be wearing. He was more interested in what game they would play. Would it be to 10, 20, or 50 points? Cruz even suggested that he could get Adam Carolla to provide commentary.


There is no word on rather Kimmel has actually taken him up on the offer yet. It would be a fun game to watch if it aired on ABC, or if it was just a fast game as a segment for his show.

Must-See Unplanned Smooch Moment Between Diane Keaton And Jimmy Kimmel

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.


Jimmy Kimmel Honors Wife on Mother’s Day

If any fathers on the planet needed to wish their wife a happy Mother’s Day, Jimmy Kimmel was one of them. The late-night funnyman took to Instagram to pay homage to Molly McNearney, who was pictured with her two children in the post. Wearing a sweatshirt featuring the faces of her two kids, Jane and Billy, she seemed happy to be celebrating.


Of course, it has been just a bit over a year since McNearney and Kimmel faced the unimaginable. Their son Billy, who now appears to be fully recovered, had to go through a serious heart surgery when it was discovered that he suffered from a congenital defect. Fortunately, he made it through his operation just fine and now appears to be just like any other healthy baby boy. In fact, he is striving to conquer the same heart defect that Olympic snowboarder Shaun White has. Shortly after Billy’s birth, Kimmel even had White on the show to discuss how his heart condition has affected his life.


In his Mother’s Day message to McNearney, Kimmel referenced the chaotic first days of Billy’s life, hailing the mother for her fortitude during what was undoubtedly a nightmare of a situation for a new mom. Although the Kimmels already had a daughter, Jane, at the time of Billy’s birth, Jane did not suffer from any dramatic health issues during her birth. Billy’s situation inspired Kimmel to speak out on the need for healthcare reform.

Jimmy Kimmel Lights up ABC’s Upfronts

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.

Ben Affleck Reveals Kimmel Allegiance

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade or so, you know that late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and actor Matt Damon have a bit of a rivalry going on. Recently, the rivalry amped up even more, with Damon’s longtime best friend and confidant Ben Affleck joining the fray. His tweet sent shockwaves through Hollywood, as the movie star declared that he was on Jimmy Kimmel’s team.

With gossip rags reporting that Damon had “replaced” best friend Affleck with the hunky Australian star Chris Hemsworth, Affleck decided to share one of their clickbait headlines on Twitter. Stating that Hemsworth could “have” Damon, the Boston native poked fun at the ridiculousness of the situation. With tabloids claiming that Damon and Hemsworth had gone on vacation with their families together, it definitely seemed as if the circumstances were rife for comedic exploitation.

However, with the history of this feud running deep, it seems as if the debate could just be heating up! When Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon engage, anything can happen. Now, with the stakes even higher, we are bound to see some more comedy emerge from the feud. Because it’s been going on for about 12 years now, there’s no reason to think the hilarious public mudfighting won’t go on for a span of at least two decades.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Son Turns One

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.

Hannity Continues to Carry on Against Kimmel

The current political situation in the United States has been extremely divisive between liberal and conservative parties. This divide has been extremely obvious in the media and in entertainment. It recently has become the forefront of discussion in late night television as one popular host has been criticized for making some politically charged comments (

During a recent segment of the show, late night host Jimmy Kimmel made a comment that was making fun at the accent of first lady Melania Trump. While the joke was met with some laughs, others did find it a good offensive and controversial. Ultimately, Kimmel decided to apologize for his comments. While it seemed that this would be the end of it, Sean Hannity has continued to keep it in the news.

Sean Hannity is a host on Fox News and is very well known for carrying a lot of very conservative opinions. He has also been a supporter of Donald Trump in a variety of situations. Because of this, and the fact that Kimmel’s comments were very rude and offensive, Hannity has sided against Kimmel.

While Hannity is clearly able to support the President and First Lady, he has continued to carry on about the comments that Kimmel has made. He has even gone as far as to say that he would like to “bash” Kimmel for the comments that were made. Most people would agree that Kimmel’s comments were a bit rude, but most also agree that Hannity needs to drop it and move on.

Jimmy Kimmel Responds to Sean Hannity’s Rant

Sean Hannity, anchor of Hannity on Fox News, recently compared Jimmy Kimmel, ABC late night talk show host, with Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein is currently facing criminal charges in the State of New York.

Hannity’s comments come as a form of counter-attack to Kimmel’s jokes about Melania Trump. “This is brutal,” Hannity began, on his prime-time Fox News opinion show. “Liberal Jimmy Kimmel making fun the First Lady of the United States and her involvement in the White House Easter egg roll. Jimmy, you’re a despicable disgrace.”

“About dis and dat,” Kimmel said as he teased Melania Trump after playing a video of her reading to children. This was the joke that resulted in Hannity calling Jimmy Kimmel a despicable disgrace. Kimmel also questioned how deeply the First Lady was actually involved the orchestration of the actual event.

Kimmel responded to Hannity’s vicious attack on his own television show. “I appreciate how compassionate you’ve become to the plights of immigrants over the last 24 hours.” Kimmel began. “You know what I think is disrespectful to the first lady?” he asked. “Cheating on her with a porn star after she had a baby.” Kimmel was referencing the recent news about Donald Trump’s involvement with porn star Stormy Daniels.

This isn’t the first time Hannity has beefed with late night comedians. Late night hosts such as Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, and Jimmy Fallon have all targeted Hannity with their jokes during recent years.

Katie Couric Watches Jimmy Kimmel Undergo His First Age 50 Colonoscopy

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.