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TV reacts to the Boston marathon bombing

Jimmy Kimmel revealed last night that he orchestrated

Jimmy Kimmel revealed last night that he orchestrated the highly-watched YouTube video of the "Worst Twerker Ever." Above he addresses the April 15, 2013, bombings in Boston on this show that night, calling the attacks "disgusting." (Credit: Getty Images)

Entertainment television, or at least some of  the live-to-tape portion that took place after 3 p.m. Monday, took a brief hiatus from entertaining, or brief enough to acknowledge what had just taken place in Boston. Jimmy Kimmel called the attacks "disgusting" (Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon, and David Letterman were in repeats) while Tom Bergeron opened a live  "Dancing with the Stars" with a cold open, saying: "Before we begin the show, we just want to take a moment: Our thoughts are with everyone in Boston, I have family members and many friends there. Our hearts are with you . . ." He later told "Extra" this: “It was the hardest show I have ever done,” he said of going to work on Monday. His daughter and wife were both in the city when the blasts went off near the Boston Marathon finish line. “[My wife] was the one that texted me first to let me know what was going on,” he said. “She was in lockdown in a hotel… I worked in Boston for years, I know how valuable that marathon is, that last mile was dedicated to the families if Newtown. I'm feeling a mixture of grief, relief that my family's fine.” And Craig Ferguson had this, followed by Ellen DeGeneres' brief acknowledgment: Conan O'Brien - a Boston native - of course addressed this last night: "Like eveyrbody here, my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Boston...

Tags: craig ferguson , late late show , dancing with the stars , ellen degeneres , conan o'brien , tom bergeron

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