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Vivica A. Fox banned from Jimmy Kimmel's talk show

March 11th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Jimmy Kimmel
U.S. late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has vowed to never have actress Vivica A. Fox as a guest on his show again after he stirred up controversy between her and best friend, U.S. TV personality Star Jones.

The comedian was a guest on late night chat show Watch What Happens Live on Sunday (09Mar14), and host Andy Cohen put Kimmel on the spot with a series of tough questions, including which celebrity he would never ask back.

At first, Kimmel was blanking on the actress' name, and said, "You know, it's funny because all the guests I would never invite back, would never come back in th...

Toronto Mayer Rob Ford Grilled By Jimmy Kimmel

March 4th, 2014 7:01pm EST
Rob Ford and Jimmy Kimmel
"I wasn't elected to be perfect," said Toronto mayor Rob Ford during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's late night talk show Monday night.

The embattled politician, who admitted to smoking crack cocaine while drunk earlier this year, is seeking re-election and making the rounds for publicity, but his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live may have done him more harm than good.

Kimmel began his interview with Ford by saying, "Don't get me wrong, I am very, very happy that you're here. But, why are you here? What good could come of this? Have you ever seen the show?”

But Ford replied that Jimmy ask...

Triple Threat: Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge & Chrissy Teigen Land Cheeky SI Swimsuit Cover

February 14th, 2014 9:34am EST
SI Swimsuit Issue 2014
The 50th anniversary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue made its official debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night, revealing a trio of models on this year's cover.

Kimmel's sidekick Guillermo had a metal briefcase handcuffed to his arm with a remote control inside and waited with a crowd outside the studio for Kimmel's command. When he pushed the button on the remote a billboard-sized image of the cover was unveiled, revealing that this year's cover features three models -- Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen.

All three are topless and facing away from the camera, revealing som...

Zac Efron Lost Over 10 Pounds On The 'Broken Jaw Diet'

January 31st, 2014 5:03pm EST
Zac Efron Lost Over 10 Pounds On The 'Broken Jaw Diet'
Zac Efron says his nasty accident last November resulted in some unwanted weight loss when he was forced to eat everything through a straw.

Efron was on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his upcoming film That Awkward Moment, out today, when he was asked to explain the incident that caused him to break his jaw. "I was running through my house and I slipped and fell and hit my face."

"How many times have I told you not to run through the house?" Kimmel joked. "Let me start over, because the story starts kind of cool," Zac replied. "I have a fountain in my house. That's kind of dope, right? So...

Must See: Benedict Cumberbatch Recites R. Kelly's 'Genius' Lyrics On Kimmel

December 5th, 2013 5:00pm EST
Benedict Cumberbatch
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch made the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" audience scream on Wednesday after he performed a spoken version of R. Kelly's song "Genius" on the late-night show.

Both Cumberbatch and Kelly appeared as guests, and Kimmel came up with a creative way to merge the two stars' talents.

The actor is featured sitting on a stool with a single spotlight upon him. Next to him is a large image of Kelly's new album, "Black Panties."

The Emmy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominee coos to the audience:  "Body so fit and soft/ I can't wait to tear it open/ You got me like la la la la la ba...

Jimmy Kimmel Gift Wraps John Krasinski's House For Christmas Prank

November 21st, 2013 8:03pm EST
Jimmy Kimmel
You'd think John Krasinski would think twice about starting a prank war with Jimmy Kimmel.

Last night, Kimmel revealed that his Christmas tradition involves pulling a prank on his neighbor John, who has retaliated with pranks of his own. "Around the holiday season I have a tradition, and that tradition involves vandalizing my friend John Krasinski's home," Kimmel explained on his show Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Who started it? According to Kimmel, Krasinski did after he was given a key to the late night host's home. Kimmel said "Under cover of the night, they [Krasinski and his wife Emily Blunt] ...

Kanye West To Appear On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Following Twitter Feud

October 9th, 2013 5:00pm EDT
Kanye West
Kanye West has agreed to sit down for an interview with Jimmy Kimmel following a feud the two had last month.

West took aim at the late-night talk show host after Kimmel made fun of the rapper's recent interview with BBC. Kimmel made a mockery of the Q&A by using two kids to re-enact the segment.  Kimmel asked his audience, "Does Kanye West know he's not supposed to be his own hype man?"

The singer was offended by the parody and lashed out at Kimmel on Twitter, adding more fuel to the fire.

On his Sept. 26 show, Kimmel said: "Did anyone else get a very angry phone call from Kanye West ab...

Kanye West Angry Over Jimmy Kimmel's TV Spoof

September 27th, 2013 11:00am EDT
Jimmy Kimmel
Kanye West is furious with Jimmy Kimmel after the late-night TV host made fun of the singer's BBC Radio 1 interview by recreating it with a child actor on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
West was so offended by the sketch, he went on a rant on Twitter.
In all capital letters, West tweeted:


— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013


— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) September 27, 2013


Jimmy Kimmel Behind Viral Video Of Twerking Girl Who Set Herself On Fire

September 10th, 2013 9:04pm EDT
Jimmy Kimmel Twerk Video
Jimmy Kimmel successfully pulled off one of the biggest pranks ever on the entire internet last week thanks to a video he set up on YouTube.

A video of college girl Caitlin Heller "twerking" became popular last week in the wake of the dance craze that was recently started by former Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus.

Caitlin attempted to take her moves to a new level in a "sexy twerk video for [her] boyfriend" by trying out the dance while doing a handstand -- but the results were disastrous.

When a friend entered her apartment, Caitlin fell atop of her coffee table, shattering it and endin...

Oprah Gives Away A Brand New Car On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

August 15th, 2013 8:00pm EDT
Oprah Winfrey
An audience member on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" received the prize of a lifetime after Oprah Winfrey unexpectedly gave her a new car.

While promoting her ucpcoming film "The Butler," Oprah suddenly got the urge to give out a new car in what was an obvious promotion of a Ford Fusion Energy Hybrid.

As a bemused Kimmel looked on, the TV mogul said to the crowd, "I just got that feeling again, I get that feeling, you know. I really didn't want it to happen here."

She then pointed to a young woman in the studio audience and declared: "You, you in the blue. You right there. You. Come up here a minut...

Harrison Ford Flips Out Over 'Star Wars' Questions On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

April 18th, 2013 6:35pm EDT
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford promoted his latest film, Jackie Robinson biopic 42, on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night, and the actor became a bit heated after being asked about the upcoming Star Wars sequel, Star Wars: Episode VII.

When asked about the upcoming J.J. Abrams film, Ford said he couldn't talk about it, but was willing to let a few fans of the sci-fi saga ask him a few non-"Star Wars" questions.

But things got heated and Ford ended up walking off the set after encountering a former friend in the audience and calling him a "son of a b***h" and a "sack of s**t."

So far everyone attached to t...

Morrissey Takes Aim At Jimmy Kimmel Over Gun Skit

February 28th, 2013 12:33pm EST
Morrissey has fired back at comedian Jimmy Kimmel for mocking him on TV for pulling out of a performance on his late-night show, accusing the host of making fun of gun control, depression and obesity.

The former The Smiths star, a fervent anti-meat activist, pulled the plug on Tuesday's scheduled appearance on the show after learning Kimmel's fellow guests would be the stars of duck hunting reality show Duck Dynasty.

In a statement released on Monday, the Suedehead singer wrote, "As far as my reputation is concerned, I can't take the risk of being on a show alongside people who, in effe...

ABC Moves Jimmy Kimmel's Timeslot To Take On Jay Leno And David Letterman

August 21st, 2012 5:07pm EDT
Jimmy Kimmel
While Jay Leno deals with layoffs and pay cuts, Jimmy Kimmel will be moving up a half hour to compete against the stars of late night. ABC has moved the comedian's popular Jimmy Kimmel Live program up from 12 AM to 11:30 PM.

The new timeslot will have Kimmel up against NBC's Jay Leno and CBS' David Lettermen. Cable late night shows, which do not have to wait for local news broadcasts, start at 11 - and include stalwarts like Conan O'Brien and Jon Stewart.

The popularity of the internet and cable has cut deep into late night shows, which were once huge money makers for networks. Stars pu...

Katy Perry, Kristen Stewart & Justin Bieber Read Mean Tweets About Themselves On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

July 25th, 2012 4:42pm EDT
Celebrities Read Mean Tweets
How do celebrities take it when mean people write nasty things to them on their twitter page? That's what Jimmy Kimmel aimed to find out Tuesday night during the segment "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" on his late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Stars are real people too - despite living in the limelight and being surrounded by beautiful mansions, fast cars and some of the best looks in the gene pool.

But they are also sensitive humans, like Zooey Deschanel, Katy Perry and Danny McBride.

"What you don't see when you send a nasty tweet is it can actually cause pain," the host explained ...

Fan Slipped Into Mark Ruffalo's Car So He Could Give Artwork To 'Avengers' Co-Star

May 7th, 2012 10:01am EDT
Mark Ruffalo the Avengers
Mark Ruffalo had a surprising fan encounter following the Russian premiere of "The Avengers" when a woman jumped into his car and begged him to deliver her drawing to his co-star Tom Hiddleston.

Ruffalo gathered with his fellow castmates Hiddleston, Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson to launch the superhero epic in Russia last month, but he found himself cornered after one overzealous admirer hopped into his car as he was making his exit.

The star, who portrays Dr. Bruce Banner and his alter ego The Hulk in the film, assumed the female devotee's affe...

David Arquette Gets Huge Wonder Woman Tattoo

May 2nd, 2012 9:56pm EDT
David Arquette
Actor David Arquette has had a Wonder Woman cartoon strip block tattooed on his side.

The elaborate skin art took so long to etch, the Scream star was late for an appearance on late night TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday.

Arquette, who has several tattoos, returned to the artist who first inked him when he was a teenager for his latest design.

He says, "It's all under my arm. He (artist) said, 'I've got to make it really big to write all the words...' It took forever."

John Cusack Drinks Hand Sanitizer On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

April 25th, 2012 9:38pm EDT
John Cusack
Movie star John Cusack knocked back shots of hand sanitizer on TV on Tuesday night after learning six California teens had guzzled Purell in a bid to get drunk.

The High Fidelity star was promoting his new movie The Raven on Jimmy Kimmel Live! hours after unveiling his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - and he decided to have a little fun with the host when he spotted a bottle of the fluid on his desk.

Cusack joked, "I feel like maybe we should celebrate that (Walk of Fame honor) and (upcoming holiday) Cinco de Mayo by maybe having a little shot."

Kimmel agreed and the two men both spr...

Video: 'Hey Jimmy Kimmel, I Silverstoned My Kid'

April 3rd, 2012 1:30pm EDT
Jimmy Kimmel Silverstoned Kids
Last week, Alicia Silverstone's video of feeding her son Bear Blu by chewing it for him and spitting it into his mouth went viral. Jimmy Kimmel decided to ask his viewers to video tape their own attempts to "Silverstone" their kids. Here are the funny results:

Feel free to compare it with Alicia's original video:

Opinions on her novel feeding method seem split - several doctors claim that being bombarded by all of the bacteria in a grown woman's mouth is not good for a young child, while others say the introduction of said bacteria will help the child grow a strong immune system.

Mariah Carey To Perform First Gig Since Becoming A Mom

February 28th, 2012 3:31pm EST
Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is returning to the stage this week to perform her first concert since becoming a mother to twins last year.

The pop superstar will headline a free, intimate show at New York's Gotham Hall on Thursday as part of a Plot Your Escape promo.

Carey will be supported by rap mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs in the Big Apple, while Maroon 5 will play a simultaneous concert in Chicago, Illinois, and Gavin DeGraw will perform in New Orleans, Louisiana.

There will also be a concert in Los Angeles, but the line-up for that show has yet to be revealed.

Only 50 tickets have been made availab...

Jimmy Kimmel Lines Up The Stars For Post-Oscars 'Movie: The Movie' Trailer (Watch!)

February 27th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Movie: The Movie Jimmy Kimmel
A fake movie trailer stole the spotlight from the Academy Awards last night, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel's ability to line up a cavalcade of stars.

In the fake teaser, Edward Norton (playing the world's greatest spy) gets married to the President of the United States (Josh Brolin) in a ceremony ordained by Antonio Banderas.

Colin Farrell is a SWAT officer that has to defuse a bomb with the help of a field goal-kicking canine. Tom Hanks is a robotic lawyer that takes on ornery judge Charlize Theron. Bryan Cranston is a hot dog vendor that seems to always be near an explosion.

Jeff Goldblum i...

Coldplay Tape Street Show For Post-Oscars TV Party

February 16th, 2012 6:45pm EST
Coldplay have taped a 'block party' performance in Hollywood for comedian Jimmy Kimmel's post-Academy Awards TV spectacular on February 26.

The group struggled through a performance of "Paradise" at the Grammy Awards on Sunday as frontman Chris Martin battled a bad cold and now they're set for another big night after quietly taping a street party concert last week for fans of Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

The funnyman will also welcome Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz, Helen Mirren and host Billy Crystal, among others, to his show - his seventh post-Oscars TV eve...

Gary Oldman Talks About Snooki's Pee & More 'Jersey Shore' On Jimmy Kimmel (Video)

February 4th, 2012 2:00pm EST
Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman dropped his serious actor guise for a skit on late show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Thursday when he recapped the night's Jersey Shore episode in theatrical style.

The Oscar-nominated "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" star appeared seated on a darkened stage as he read the overview of an earlier screened episode of the trashy reality TV series.

He began, "The roommates take Vinny to a party at Karma for his first night back. While dancing in the club, Snooki accidentally pees on herself... The next day Snooki wears two sets of underwear to dinner as a precaution."

Oldman kept a straigh...

Martin Scorsese Explains 'Goodfellas' Garlic Trick On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' (Video)

February 1st, 2012 9:38pm EST
Martin Scorsese
Moviemaker Martin Scorsese showed off his culinary skills on TV Tuesday night when he sliced garlic with a razor blade.

The director was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and agreed to show the host how to perfect the odd chopping method, which featured in his cult film Goodfellas after Kimmel confessed he had tried to do it at home and failed miserably.

The TV host admitted he liked the idea of garlic being sliced so thin it melted in olive oil - but the trick never worked for him.

Scorsese revealed it was difficult to do, but his mother had perfected it in a dish that is now served at pal ...

'Help' Star Octavia Spencer Eats In Her Sleep

January 6th, 2012 8:59am EST
Octavia Spencer
"The Help" star Octavia Spencer has an unhealthy night time habit - she suffers from sleep eating.

The actress, who is nominated for a Golden Globe, admits she had no idea about her problem until she started finding lost cutlery in her bedroom.

Her unhealthy secret was revealed on late-night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Wednesday when a friend, working for the host, told him about Spencer's odd eating habits.

She explains, "It's crazy. I didn't realize I had this condition until I kept finding spoons... I was like, 'Seriously, how do we keep losing all the spoons?' And they were in my ro...

Jeremy Renner: 'I'm 40 & I Have A Six-Month-Old Baby Brother'

December 11th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner has become a big brother at the age of 40 - his father has welcomed another baby into his brood.

The star reveals his dad Lee recently celebrated the birth of a new son called Theo - although Renner is still adjusting to life as the eldest of now six siblings.

Revealing the family news on late night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Thursday, he said, "My dad's still making it happen. I'm 40 and I've got a six-month-old baby brother.

"I think he might have been disappointed that I haven't done anything (had kids yet) so you know...! His name's Theo. He (his father) goes, 'Y...

Taylor Lautner Laughs About Rumor He Was Killed By Strippers (Video)

November 9th, 2011 9:08am EST
Taylor Lautner
On a recent episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Taylor Lautner cleared up reports suggesting he had died during a wild night out.

He explained, "It's amazing the things that are out there... I've had a few death rumors now, but this one was pretty interesting because it was, like, I was out at a club and there were these exotic dancers and they took me back to their hotel room and they drugged me. I don't even know what happened."

Jimmy joked, "You can't remember?"

Taylor and his "Twilight" co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were recently immortalized with a hand an footprint cer...

Eddie Murphy Is Fired Up By Pacquiao & Mayweather, Jr. Fight

November 5th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy is using press interviews around his new movie "Tower Heist" and his Oscars hosting gig to help promote a potential boxing clash between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

A big fight fan, Murphy recently hung out with Mayweather, Jr. in Las Vegas and he insists he's a longtime supporter of Pacquiao - and he can't wait for the two boxers to sort out their differences and get in the ring.

And Murphy's interest has been spiked by the news Mayweather, Jr. has tentatively booked the MGM Grand in Las Vegas next May for the big fight.

Appearing as a guest on late-night show...

A Masked Michael Jackson Scared A Homeless Man With A Water Balloon

October 28th, 2011 9:15am EDT
Michael Jackson
Prankster Michael Jackson once took filmmaker Brett Ratner on a 4 a.m. water balloon mission and terrified a stunned homeless man.

Ratner and Jackson became close friends, and the director would often stay at the pop superstar's Neverland Ranch in Santa Barbara, California.

During an appearance on TV talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Wednesday, Ratner recalled one hilarious night with the King of Pop when the two pals and Jackson's driver Kato hit the country roads near Jackson's home armed with water balloons.

The moviemaker said, "He (Jackson) puts on a Hulk mask... and we're driving d...

Mark Wahlberg's Pal Eats Two Giant Balls Of Wasabi, Drinks Three Cups Of Tabasco (Video)

September 29th, 2011 9:00pm EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg gave a heavy-set pal a big TV break on Wednesday when he introduced him as an extreme eating expert during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The movie star/producer told Kimmel about his pal Nacho when he last appeared on the late-night show and he was thrilled when the host agreed to have him on the program alongside Wahlberg.

The Departed star explained that he first befriended his fellow guest after beating him up on the streets of Boston, Massachusetts in his youth and now they're close pals; Wahlberg uses him as his caddie when he's golfing and has employed him on mov...

Jimmy Kimmel's Uncle Frank Dies At 77

August 23rd, 2011 9:10pm EDT
Frank Potenza
Beloved TV personality Frank Potenza has died at the age of 77.

Potenza has been a regular fixture on his nephew Jimmy Kimmel's late night TV chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live! for years, appearing in comedy skits and interviewing stars on film premiere red carpets.

A retired New York police officer, Potenza graduated from security man to star on the show.

He died on Tuesday morning. Details have not been released.

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