Tina Fey and Seth MacFarlane don’t want to host the 2014 Oscars, but Jimmy Kimmel might be up for the task. So far, sources say he’s the top candidate going into the next award season.
TV host Jimmy Kimmel is featured in the March issue of Playboy, dishing on everything from the late-night wars to his love life.
On being a winning addition to the 11:35 PM late-night show circuit, Kimmel said, “I am stupidly competitive, especially when it comes to baseball or Scrabble. Yet I don’t feel late-night is such a big competition. There won’t be another king of late-night to match Carson’s dominance. There will be maybe a bunch of dukes and the occasional earl.”
Actor Matt Damon finally exacted revenge on Jimmy Kimmel, after being “bumped” from his late-night show for the past 10 years. The Oscar winner kidnapped the host, duct-taped him to a chair and made him watch as he brought a bunch of famous friends, including Ben Affleck, Demi Moore, and Kimmel’s ex, Sarah Silverman, to toy with the funnyman. Nicole Kidman even gave Jimmy a lap dance!
Damon deftly took over hosting duties, but he had a lot of help along the way. During his opening monologue he joked, “This is like the time I lost my virginity, except this is going to last way longer than one second,” before handing the task over to Robin Williams. Sheryl Crowe backed up the “Promised Land” actor as guest band leader for the night.
Who could refuse a free haircut from Jennifer Aniston? Not Jimmy Kimmel. The late-night host happily offered to let the “Wanderlust” actress trim his tresses on live TV on Tuesday, Kimmel’s debut in his new 11:35 PM slot.It turns out Jen was an aspiring beautician as a child and used to cut her father John Aniston’s hair when she was a kid.
The late-night TV competition is heating up, and all three hosts – David Letterman, Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel – are making headlines.
Kimmel said, “It's been kind of terrible, but whenever I start complaining, I see the news and see how much worse off everyone else is, and I stop complaining.”
Late-night hosts David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon were on their own Monday, taping in front of nonexistent studio audiences. With New York on lockdown because of Hurricane Sandy, the two comedians had to go it alone with just their musicians, guests and skeletal crews.