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."
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.
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."
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!.'
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!
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
"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.
Jerry Weintraub Has a Wife AND a Girlfriend -- Kimmel, Pitt, Clooney and Damon are Impressed (VIDEO)
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.
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."
Kimmel looks at several grumpy-faced, heavy-browed kitties, all of which do, in fact, bear a striking resemblance to Swanson.
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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