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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who exhibits questionable judgment with regard to his public appearances (ahem), exhibited especially questionable judgment by appearing on Monday night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." You've no doubt heard he was upset by the appearance, no doubt heard he was badly mauled, no doubt wondered why he would do this at all?
Why... Here's an outtake -- one of the offending ones:
Rare is the Oscars TV moment that forces you out of a state of non-wakefulness to laugh at something surprising or unusual - but not so rare is the post-Oscars TV moment, or in last night's case, Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars chat with Kevin Spacey. Spacey is always good on talk shows, and invariably the host asks him to reprise his Johnny Carson, which is very nearly perfect. Check out this portion of the interview (two minutes in) then go here to see a young Jimmy Kimmel perform on "The Tonight Show." Where, oh where have the years gone?
Toronto mayor Rob Ford, around whom an entire late night TV comedy industry has revolved the last six months, found his way to Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars bash lat night. He will be a guest - also, as if once is not enough - on tonight's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Here's a clip, plus Kevin Spacey, who tried to enliven a not particularly lively Oscars last night whenever he was on-camera, as Kimmel's guest...
Nathan Fielder, the CEO of parody company, Dumb Starbucks, was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Tuesday night, offering Jimmy -- what else? -- a cold cup of coffee.
Fielder, the host (which isn't exactly the right term but will do in a pinch) of Comedy Central's "Nathan for You," got quite a bit of publicity after owning up to being the operator behind the Dumb Starbucks cafe that opened mysteriously in Los Angeles.
The real Starbucks was not amused. Fielder insisted his new establishment was protected by something called "parody law" -- don't rush to your law books; there is no such thing -- and Starbucks disagreed. Of interest to NYers -- he has plans, or did have plans, to open a location in Brooklyn (and who knows, Syosset?)
Fielder's show -- if you have not seen -- is very funny, in fact: He offers the world's worst advice to entrepreneurs, who deploy it -- at their own risk.
Newsday app readers please go to Newsday.com/TVzone to watch this native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, try to snooker a guy from Brooklyn.
Jimmy Kimmel had one of the world's greatest actors on last night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" - and that would be Meryl Streep, there to promote "August Osage County" - but failed to ask the one question that anyone with a computer and Internet access would have desperately liked him to ask: "Meryl, what do you really think about Walt Disney?"
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Meryl Streep - who sort of body-slammed Walt Disney during the Jan. 7 at the National Board of Review awards ceremony in her speech honoring Emma Thompson - will appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" tomorrow night.
Yes..."JKL"...on ABC...owned by the Walt Disney Co.
In her speech, she essentially labeled Disney - who died in 1966 - a gender bigot, possibly anti-Semitic, and so on. Some of the speech was mis-characterized in the subsequent press coverage; you may wish to draw your own conclusions.
But it certainly got a lot of people talking...and now...Jimmy.
I guess you could call this a "must-watch" interview, right?
Hey! What exactly was The Worm -- aka Dennis Rodman -- talking about to CNN's Chris Cuomo in that widely seen, even more widely ridiculed, interview from North Korea the other day? What the heck, really?
Well, as it turns out, last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," the host figured out what was going on. I think.
(App viewers please head on over to Newsday.com/tvzone to get even more thoroughly confused.)
Now this is what I've been waiting for: Jimmy Kimmel's annual bestowal of the greatest YouTube clip of the year. The show usually gets this one right, based on my own personal research. Watch now for the winner (I won't give it away, but you can probably guess...)
Did you know there's an award that comes with People's Sexiest Man Alive, and that it's not exactly an Oscar statue but (well) a mirror, and that Adam Levine received his grand prize last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live?" Of course you knew all this.
Meanwhile, the clip, and Newsday app readers, please go to Newsday.com/TVzone to watch Adam explain why, in fact, he is the sexiest man...Read more »