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Jimmy Kimmel Will Host White House Correspondents' Dinner

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 1st 2011 9:35AM
Jimmy KimmelLate-night host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel has been tapped to host next year's prestigious White House Correspondents' Association dinner, People reports.

The event -- attended by the President, the First Lady and a host of other government officials, political journalists and prerequisite celebrity guests -- will take place on April 28, 2012 in Washington, D.C., with proceeds going towards funding scholarships for aspiring journalists.

"I look forward to being a part of the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner," Kimmel said in a statement. "I love dinner."

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Jimmy Kimmel Gives Emotional Tribute to His Late Uncle Frank (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 7th 2011 10:00AM
Jimmy Kimmel's late Uncle Frank Potenza may be gone, but he's certainly not forgotten. Last night on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' Kimmel gave an emotional, tearful tribute to his uncle, who passed away August 23 at the age of 77.

Potenza, known on the show simply as Uncle Frank, was a constant presence on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' where he worked as a security guard, commentator and occasional red carpet interviewer. He was a willing, good-natured participant in the show's comedy bits and was always smiling, even when he was the butt of a joke.

Kimmel fought through tears -- and cracked a few jokes -- during a monologue that eulogized his beloved uncle. He remembered his Uncle Frank as a New York City cop of 20 years who only made six arrests, a man who would always show up 12 hours early for anything, had been a personal bodyguard for Frank Sinatra and moved their family to Las Vegas when Kimmel was a kid.

He thanked the audience for "letting me put my crazy Uncle on television" before airing a montage, set to Sinatra's 'My Way,' that featured some of Uncle Frank's most memorable moments on the show. Check out the video tribute to Uncle Frank after the jump.

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'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' to Air Uncle Frank Tribute Show

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 2nd 2011 11:15AM
Frank PotenzaTwo weeks after the passing of Jimmy Kimmel's Uncle Frank, security guard and frequent contributor to the comedian's late night show, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' will air a special episode dedicated to Frank Potenza.

According to ABC, the tribute show will air Tue., Sept. 6, and will feature some of Frank's comedy pieces, "notable interviews with everyone from Tom Cruise to Kermit the Frog," and an appearance by comedian Don Rickles, who will reminisce about his old friend Frank.

Potenza died Aug. 23 at 77 years old. At the time, ABC released a statement saying Uncle Frank was "beloved by his co-workers and considered an uncle to all. His kindness and humor will be missed by everyone he touched."

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Jimmy Kimmel's Uncle Frank Dies at 77

by Jean Bentley, posted Aug 23rd 2011 2:25PM
Uncle FrankFrank Potenza, Jimmy Kimmel's uncle who frequently appeared on his nephew's late-night talk show 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!,' died this morning at 77, according to the AP.

ABC confirmed the news in a statement, saying Uncle Frank was "beloved by his co-workers and considered an uncle to all. His kindness and humor will be missed by everyone he touched."

Potenza was a New York City cop for 20 years before becoming a security guard in Las Vegas (and personal security guard to Frank Sinatra) and Manhattan. He moved to Los Angeles when his nephew hired him for a new gig as security guard/commentator on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!.'

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Top 5 TVR Clips of the Week: BET Gaffe, MSNBC Mayhem, New Susan Boyle & More (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Jul 2nd 2011 12:00PM

Happy 4th of July weekend, everyone! You're probably at the beach, grilling meat over an open flame or lighting fireworks right now, but if you're not, check out these videos and vote for your favorite in our weekly poll. Then go outside or watch a baseball game!

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Kimmel Asks Kids How CBS Should Kill Charlie Sheen on 'Two and a Half Men' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 30th 2011 4:49AM
'Jimmy Kimmel Live'With unsubstantiated rumors running around that Chuck Lorre and CBS are planning to kill off Charlie Sheen's character in the new season of 'Two and a Half Men,' Jimmy Kimmel decided to ask around to see how people might want to see him die. And, to keep it creative, he asked kids.

Where else would you get suggestions like having fire ants burn his face and hitting him with Barbie dolls until he's dead? There was something very disturbing about seeing these adorable children make such horrific suggestions on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC).

One kid even offered to do it himself. "I would probably get a bazooka and blow him up," he said. Another little girl broke our hearts by suggesting they give him cancer "like my cat."

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Sarah Ferguson Tells Jimmy Kimmel She Cleaned Urinals on Her First Trip to the U.S. (VIDEO)

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 15th 2011 4:06AM
sarah ferguson, jimmy Kimmel LiveSarah Ferguson dropped by 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC) to chat about her new documentary series, 'Finding Sarah,' and about her humble beginnings.

The Duchess of York didn't start out her life as a part of the rich and famous Royal Family. She was a "regular kid," as Kimmel said, who had to pay for her first trip to America by cleaning "urine-alls" or, as we Westerners call them, urinals, or toilets in Squaw Valley.

Ferguson had to hold down three jobs at one time to fund her travels, and her past gigs included escorting children to the ski lift and heating up strudel in a strudel house.

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Jimmy Kimmel and Usher Serenade the NBA's 'Benchwarmers' (VIDEO)

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 10th 2011 3:30AM
Usher and Jimmy Kimmel sing a song for the unsung heroes of basketball, the bench warmerWith the NBA Finals in full swing, the unlikely duo of Jimmy Kimmel and Usher teamed up on the fifth 'Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night' special (Weeknights, 8PM ET on ABC) to sing the praises of the guys who often get overlooked in these buzz and b-ball-filled days: The benchwarmers.

In a smooth and sultry ode to the players who "stand up and sit back down again," Kimmel and Usher sang a simple truth about today's lauded NBA superstars: "They can never be the best without the guys on the bottom."

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Regis Has a Tough Time Talking About Osama Bin Laden and Porn (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted May 16th 2011 1:45PM
Jimmy Kimmel with Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on 'Live With Regis and Kelly'Regis Philbin couldn't quite get his words out right today on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, syndicated) as he discussed the reports that pornography was found at Osama bin Laden's compound. First, he misread a headline in the New York Post that read "Osama Bin Wankin'!" Philbin read it as "Osama Bin Yankin.'" Not much difference, there.

But when joined by guest Jimmy Kimmel, Philbin mixed up "Osama" and "Obama," and asked if Kimmel ever made that slip. "If they found Obama's porn collection that would be really embarrassing," said Kimmel.

Kimmel was upset that the story broke Friday leaving him unable to comment on it when it was fresh on his show. Not to worry. The story seems to have legs. And assorted other body parts.

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Jimmy Kimmel Would Like To See Sofia Vergara and David Beckham Mate (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 29th 2011 6:25AM

Sofia Vergara on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Sofia Vergara said on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weekdays, 12:05AM on ABC) that as the second season of 'Modern Family' is winding down, she got to shoot a Pepsi commercial with David Beckham.

Kimmel seemed impressed, noting that Beckham was a good looking guy. "If we could get the two of you to mate, I could only image what would come out of you," he said. Vergara wondered why Kimmel wanted Backham to mate even more than he already has. "He has like four kids," she said.

If that doesn't work, Kimmel sounded amenable to something else. "I'd just like to be a part of it somehow," he said. Maybe as a coach, he suggested. "Maybe I can arrange something," joked Vergara.

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Jimmy Kimmel Ruins Rachael Ray's Hamburgers; She Is Displeased (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Mar 31st 2011 5:10PM
Rachael Ray is not impressed with Jimmy Kimmel's burgersRachael Ray makes a living from her recipes, so it makes her angry when someone messes them up, even if it's Jimmy Kimmel. A clip from today's 'Rachael Ray' (weekdays, syndicated) showed Ray at her Feedback event at the recent South by Southwest Festival, tasting burgers she had presented for public consumption. She was not impressed, and demanded to see the cook, or "the person who did this to my recipe," as she called him, who was revealed to be Kimmel flipping burgers.

"Jimmy, you have one job," Ray yelled, "one job to do. All you've got to do is flip burgers. That is not my food!" Kimmel agreed; it was his recipe for combining brown beef and silly putty, something he called "bouncing burgers."

Kimmel said God told him to do it, so it was OK. He also suggested the novel idea of putting burgers on a bun. That might just catch on.

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Jerry Weintraub Has a Wife AND a Girlfriend -- Kimmel, Pitt, Clooney and Damon are Impressed (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Mar 24th 2011 5:05AM
Jerry Weintraub Has a Wife AND a Girlfriend -- Jimmy Kimmel, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Matt Damon are Impressed"I am in love with my wife. And I've been married to her for 50 years," said Jerry Weintraub, as the audience began to applaud. But Jimmy Kimmel held up his hand, warning the crowd to hold off on their kudos. "Give it a minute," Kimmel said.

Yes, Jerry Weintraub -- producer of such films as Nashville, Diner, The Karate Kid and Ocean's 11 -- has indeed been married to his wife Jane Morgan for five decades now. But he's also been living with Susie Ekins, his girlfriend, for two decades.

According to Jerry, the two women get along fine -- they go out together, they cook together. But Jimmy Kimmel seemed skeptical. "Are you sure they're not planning to kill you?" he asked.

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Jimmy Kimmel Rallies Fans to Donate to Japanese Tsunami Relief

by PopEater Staff, posted Mar 20th 2011 11:05AM
Jimmy Kimmel Urges Fans to Donate to Tsunami ReliefDoes Jimmy Kimmel have the mental powers to make tsunami happens? He thinks so (sort of).

In a new original piece for The Huffington Post titled 'A Dramatic Story, at the End of Which Nothing Happens,' the late-night funnyman discusses the day when his recurring tsunami nightmare became a reality.

Kimmel describes, "The dream goes like this. I am outside. Without warning, the tide starts to go out. As the water is sucked away, I know what is happening. The sea pulls back, loading up. For a moment, it disappears. Then a wall of water a thousand feet high towers over me. It is too big to run from. All I can do is watch, frozen by fear. And then I wake up. It's scary."

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Jimmy Kimmel and Nick Offerman Look at Cats That Look Like Ron Swanson (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 3rd 2011 1:45PM
Jimmy Kimmel Looks at Cats That Look Like Ron SwansonJimmy Kimmel declares Nick Offerman's character Ron Swanson an almost "cult figure" on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12AM on ABC). To prove his point, Kimmel then shows images from a Tumblr site dedicated to photos of cats that look like the 'Parks and Recreation' character.

Kimmel looks at several grumpy-faced, heavy-browed kitties, all of which do, in fact, bear a striking resemblance to Swanson.

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Amanda Seyfried Had to Make Out With Lots of Men to Find On-Screen Chemistry (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 3rd 2011 3:14AM
Amanda Seyfried, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Acting can be a grueling process. For example, if you rush off to Hollywood and get an agent as an actor, you might be able to go into a room and make out with Amanda Seyfried. She detailed the process for finding on-screen romantic chemistry on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC), and it couldn't have been less romantic.

In the case of 'Red Riding Hood,' she had to work her way through 30 guys. "The guys come in one by one," she told Jimmy Kimmel. "I open my mouth, and then we make out. And then they leave."

That's pretty hot, huh?

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