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Jimmy Kimmel

James Christian "Jimmy" Kimmel (born November 13, 1967) is an American comedian, actor, voice artist and television host. He is the host and creator of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show that airs on ABC. Prior to that, Kimmel was best known as the co-host of Comedy Central's The Man Show and Win Ben Stein's Money. Kimmel is also a television producer, having produced shows such as Crank Yankers, Sports Show with Norm Macdonald, and The Andy Milonakis Show. Kimmel was born in the Mill Basin neighborhood of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, the eldest of three children of Joann (née Iacono), a homemaker, and James Kimmel, an IBM executive. He is Roman Catholic and, as a child, served as an altar boy. Kimmel is of German descent on his father’s side and Italian on his mother’s side. His uncle, Frank Potenza, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as a regular from 2003 until his death in 2011. The family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, when he was nine years old. He graduated from Ed W. Clark High School and then attended University of Nevada, Las Vegas for one year before attending Arizona State University for two years without completing a degree. Kimmel began working in the radio

Sarah Silverman -- Joan Rivers 'Wasn't Done' Making People Laugh

Sarah Silverman
Joan Rivers 'Wasn't Done' Being Funny

Sarah Silverman took the passing of Joan Rivers very hard ... commiserating with Jimmy Kimmel Thursday night and cracking a few fashion jokes at Jimmy's expense ... like Joan would… READ MORE >

Les Moonves -- President Obama Was Right to Bail on Jimmy Kimmel

Les Moonves
Barack Was Right to Bail On Kimmel

Network rivalries aside, CBS honcho Les Moonves thinks President Barack Obama had no choice but to cancel his planned appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." TMZ broke the story ... the  Prez was… READ MORE >

- 767 days ago
White House Confirms -- Obama Called Off Kimmel Appearance

President Obama
White House Confirms Prez Called Off Kimmel Appearance

5:55 PM PT -- We've learned the Kimmel plan was so far down the road ... the White House had requested Social Security numbers from everyone on the staff, and to run background checks for all… READ MORE >

- 767 days ago
President Obama Mysteriously Cancels Hollywood Leg of L.A. Visit

President Obama
Mysteriously Cancels Hollywood Leg of L.A. Visit

The mystery grows over President Obama's visit to Hollywood Wednesday ... which we've learned has now been officially cancelled.  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... LAPD brass notified its… READ MORE >

- 767 days ago
President Obama's Secret Mission ... 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

President Obama
Secret Mission 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

2:15 PM PDT --  A rep for the Kimmel show tells TMZ Obama will not be doing the show Wednesday. Our ABC sources, however, continue to say he was booked on the show and multiple LAPD… READ MORE >

- 768 days ago
Gary Oldman Apologizes -- But Then Again, He Is a Great Actor ...

Gary Oldman Apologizes
But Then Again, He Is a Great Actor ...

Gary Oldman apologized again -- this time on Jimmy Kimmel -- for telling Playboy that everyone has used the n-word and talked about "f**king Jews," but Kimmel raised the question ... how do you… READ MORE >

- 794 days ago
NBC Threatening Celebrities -- It's Jimmy Fallon or the Highway

Jimmy Fallon
NBC Threatens Celebs ... It's Fallon or the Highway

NBC is coming down like a hammer on celebs who want to get on Jimmy Fallon's show ... if they dare do a show on CBS or ABC ... they can forget about "The Tonight Show."Sources connected to CBS,… READ MORE >

- 905 days ago
'Crack Mayor' Rob Ford -- Toronto is Safe ... Even Though I'm Partying at Oscars

'Crack Mayor' Rob Ford
Toronto is Safe ... Even Though I'm Partying at Oscars

Citizens of Toronto, fear not ... even though your sometimes crack-smoking mayor just touched down in Hollywood to apparently hit up the Oscars -- and after his recent trip to Mardi Gras -- he… READ MORE >

- 910 days ago
Howard Stern -- Famous Pals Show Up For Birthday Bash Empty Handed

Howard Stern
Famous Pals Show Up for BD Bash Empty Handed

Howard Stern's birthday party Friday in New York was packed with celebs like Jimmy Kimmel and Gary Dell'Abate .. and most got him the same thing for his big 6-0 -- NOTHING!The late night host and… READ MORE >

- 938 days ago
Common -- Kanye West's Right ... Chicago's an Ultra-Violent Place

Kanye's Right, Chicago's Ultra-Violent ... But We're Changing That

Kanye West wasn't exaggerating when he said people from Chicago aren't afraid to get violent -- and it's become a DEADLY problem in the Windy City ... so says Common.The rapper-slash-"Hell On… READ MORE >

- 1045 days ago

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