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[VIDEO] ‘All His Passwords Were Hitler!’ John Stamos & Bob Saget Remember Don Rickles 

John and Bob were very close with the great Don Rickles so they came by to pay tribute to him and share some of the very funny and touching moments they had together. (h/t Sheila O’Malley)

Some of my favorite Don Rickles appearances. Late Show with David Letterman, Martin Scorsese AFI, Frank Sinatra on the Tonight Show, Bob Hope Honors.

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[VIDEO] Jimmy Kimmel Punks United Airlines With Fake Ad

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Jimmy Kimmel made a fake United Airlines ad in response to Sunday’s incident on the airlines, in which a passenger was dragged off a plane.

Jimmy Kimmel did not hold back Monday evening regarding the viral video depicting a United Airlines passenger being dragged off a flight after it was overbooked.

The late-night host began by asking his audience who flew from out of town to come see his show, eliciting an unsurprisingly loud uproar from the crowd.

“I’m glad none of you were yanked off the plane,” he continued as he transitioned into a breakdown of what exactly happened in the United Airlines incident. Kimmel explained that United employees chose four passengers to remove from the flight since it was overbooked, and the airline needed to give seats to its employees. One man refused to leave, saying he was a doctor and needed to get to the hospital to attend to his patients in the morning. He was forcibly dragged out of the plane. Read the rest of this entry »


John Stossel to Leave Fox Business


Mediate reports that “John Stossel will step down from hosting his weekly Fox Business program, Stossel, this month.” Separately, Stossel announced on Facebook that the special he is airing on Friday, 12/16 will be his last show on Fox Business.

Mediate adds, however, that Stossel will “be working with ReasonTV to start up a libertarian-themed internet platform. He’ll also serve as an educator with the Charles Koch Institute’s new Creative Fellows Program.” Stossel has been a prolific libertarian documentary filmmaker, and a few of his documentaries were reviewed over the years at MissLiberty.com. Many Stossel clips can be found on YouTube.

An entire educational program, “Stossel in the Classroom,” has been built around Stossel’s work and is available to teachers on a complimentary basis. Read the rest of this entry »


HERE’S JOHNNY! Johnny Carson-Hosted ‘Tonight Show’ Returning to Late Night

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Johnny Carson: TV’s most popular late-night talk show host

Hilary Lewis writes: The late-night TV landscape is about to get even more competitive, thanks to Johnny Carson.

Reruns of the Carson-hosted Tonight Show are set to air on Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting’s retro-themed channel, at 11 p.m. every weeknight starting Jan 1.

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“Johnny Carson was America’s night light for 30 years. The mantra of ‘We’ll watch the monologue and go the bed’ was the norm for millions of fans. The idea of running the show at the same time every night on Antenna TV will provide viewers with a feel for how the show was viewed originally. This is a fantastic opportunity for people to relive this wonderful piece of American history.”

— Carson Entertainment president Jeff Sotzing

The reruns will air opposite TBS’ Conan, Comedy Central’s new Trevor Noah-hosted Daily Show and The Nightly Show and the first half hours of 11:30 p.m. broadcast late-night shows Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and NBC’s own Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

circa 1965: Headshot portrait of American comedian and television personality Johnny Carson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1965: Headshot portrait of American comedian and television personality Johnny Carson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

“During his Nebraskan boyhood, Johnny Carson dreamed of becoming a world-famous magician, and few would disagree that his three decade dominance of late-night television was anything short of magical. Along the way he pioneered the conversational presentation and generative comedic content that continues to inspire talent and entertainment programming to this very day.”

Starting in January, fans of the Carson-hosted Tonight Show will have another option to select from at 11 p.m. on weeknights. The multi-year pact between Tribune Broadcasting and Carson Entertainment Group marks the first time the Carson-hosted Tonight Show will air on TV in serialized daily form since he left the show in 1992. On weekends, Antenna will run 90-minute episodes of the Carson-hosted Tonight Show at 10 p.m. ET/7 johnny-carsonp.m. PT with a rebroadcast at 1:30 a.m. ET/10:30 p.m. PT.

“Thirty years later, Carson’s comedy and humor are just as relevant. We are thrilled to have acquired these programs to entertain existing fans and attract future followers.”

—  Tribune Media president Sean Compton

Antenna TV airs in 102 markets across the U.S., including all of the top 20 markets, reaching 78 percent of all television households. Carson, who died on Jan. 23, 2005, is still TV’s most popular late-night talk show host according to a 2015 Quinnipiac University poll, cited by Antenna in Wednesday’s announcement. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Jimmy Kimmel Show: Jon Hamm Suggests Alternate Mad Men Ending

As Jon Hamm explained to Jimmy Kimmel last night, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner had been thinking about ending the show with that iconic Coca-Cola commercial for years before the company cleared the way for him to use it. If things had gone a different way, the ending might have had a slightly different impact…(read more)

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BONUS CLIP: Lizzy Caplan reveals why she’s “better” than her friend, actor Jon Hamm. Jon then decides to join Lizzy on our stage and plead his case.


Bill Maher: ‘Mainstream Muslims Applaud Murder for Insulting Mohammed’

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Jeff Poor reports: On Wednesday’s broadcast of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC, HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher criticized the religion of Islam in the wake of the terrorist attack on the headquarters of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that resulted in 12 dead.

“…it’s Muslim terrorists. This happens way too frequently. It’s like it’s like Groundhog Day, except the groundhog kept getting his head cut off…”

According to Maher, there is no deny the connection of Islam to the attack.

“Let’s also give some credit to this newspaper. This was a satirical newspaper in Paris. These guys have the balls of the Eiffel Tower. Their balls were bigger than Gérard Depardieu, because they kept doing it.”

“It’s not a presume – no, no it’s Muslim terrorists,” Maher said. “This happens way too frequently. It’s like it’s like Groundhog Day, except the groundhog kept getting his head cut off. Let’s also give some credit to this newspaper. This was a satirical newspaper in Paris. These guys have the balls of the Eiffel Tower. Their balls were bigger than Gérard Depardieu, because they kept doing it.”

“In 10 Muslim countries, you can get the death penalty just before being gay. They chop heads off in the square in Mecca. Well, Mecca is their Vatican City. If they were chopping the heads off of catholic gay people, wouldn’t there be a bigger outcry among liberals?”

“For the crime of being satirists, for the crime of drawing cartoons. this has to stop, and unfortunately, a lot of the liberals, who are my tribe, I am a proud liberal,” he said. “No, I’m not turning on them, I’m asking them to turn toward the truth as I have been for quite a while. I’m the liberal in this debate. I’m for free speech. To be a liberal, you have to stand up for liberal principles. Read the rest of this entry »


Kimmel Mocks Obamacare

Having trouble signing up on HealthCare.gov? Don’t expect Obamacare-Care to be any better

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Jimmy Kimmel took some shots at the health-care law’s ongoing problems by releasing an ad for the spoof program…

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[VIDEO] “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on How ObamaCare Screws Young People. For an Audience of… Young People…

New Obamacare Ads Aimed at Young People

A message to millennials: the joke’s on you.

The money quote:

“Next time, maybe pick up a newspaper”

The Obama Administration is having a tough time getting young people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act. So they came up with a new ad campaign to help with the problem, though it may do just the opposite.

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Allahpundit writes:

“…not novel; Leno does it every day. The novelty lies in a show aimed at younger adults emphasizing that Democratic welfare programs do in fact have winners and losers, and more often than not Kimmel’s audience is on the wrong side…The success of the liberal agenda depends upon convincing people that someone else will pay for it. The Kimmel skit here strikes at the heart of that.”

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Jimmy Kimmel Petition: White House Responds to China Protest

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 reports:  The White House on Friday responded to a petition calling for an apology afterABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” featured a joke in October about killing Chinese people to avoid paying down U.S. debt.

The Obama administration responded to the petition after it received more than 105,000 signatures on the We the People site maintained by the White House.

The White House noted that ABC and Kimmel apologized for the joke, featured in a segment in which Kimmel is querying children about how the U.S. should payback China. The segment provoked protests among Chinese American activists.

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Why Won’t Kimmel Apologize Some More?

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Our culture is surreally obsessed with taking offense

Rich Lowry writes:  Jimmy Kimmel used to be a professional comedian. His new job is apologizing.

A few weeks ago, the host of ABC’s late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live aired a bit where a six-year-old boy recommends killing everyone in China. Kimmel and the network have been apologizing ever since. Over the weekend, protesters besieged ABC studios around the country. They want Kimmel fired or, failing that, more apologies.

[See our coverage of the Jimmy Kimmel ‘Kill Everyone in China’ Controversy]

The bit was part of a routine called “Kids Table,” where Kimmel talks to cute five- and six-year-olds, and hilarity ensues. In the offending episode, Kimmel asked the kids what to do about our debt to China, and one boy chirps, “Kill everyone in China.” Kimmel laughs and jokingly calls it “an interesting idea,” before returning to it later when, with mock seriousness, he asks the kids whether the Chinese should be allowed to live.

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South China Morning Post Headline Ponders the Important Questions: Does an American Late-Night Comedy Talk Show Host = Hitler?

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‘Prosecute Jimmy Kimmel’ Website Promotes Imaginary Injustice

What do we do when people with too much time on their hands imagine that they are “injured”  by an entertainment program? What do we do when their malignant fantasy develops, that they are deeply wounded (by the harmless, absurd utterances of innocent children on a late-night television program, of all things) and this victim fantasy compels them to publicly display their pretense of suffering? Well, we dismiss them. Ignore them.

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But what do we do when the afflicted pretend-victims start a campaign involving public resources? Attempting to engage the office of the District Attorney in Los Angeles County–motivated by rage over an imagined injustice–these fools actually make a website to enlist others in their delusional grievance? What do we do then?

We openly mock them.

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The Stoic philosophers would say: “Get rid of the judgment, get rid of the ‘I am hurt,’ you are rid of the hurt itself.” (viii.40)

Unfortunately, pre-modern Stoic philosophers didn’t have the internet. If they did, they could have had a lot more fun, at the expense of malignant grievance mongers. A generous dose of mockery is good for cleansing the imaginary wounds. Dissolving fake-victim fantasies is easy. It only takes laughter.

Have at it, boys and girls. Here is their website:

Prosecute Jimmy Kimmel

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How Jimmy Kimmel’s China Joke Became an Issue for the White House

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It’s one thing for late-night comics to make jokes about the White House. But Jimmy Kimmel managed to offend so many people with a joke about China that the Obama administration is now officially compelled to respond.

On Oct. 16, Kimmel aired a segment of his Kids Table, where he asks small children to address complex issues. The subject was China and how the U.S. could solve the $1.3 trillion trade imbalance. “Kill everyone in China,” answered one laughing 6-year-old.

Some viewers were so upset that they took their anger to the White House’s “We the People” online initiative, where citizens petition the administration to comment on various issues — and are promised a response if at least 100,000 people sign on during a 30-day period.

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[VIDEO] CCTV Interview: Effort to Embarrass Jimmy Kimmel Backfires Horribly

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No matter what your opinion is on the Jimmy Kimmel “Kill China” skit fiasco, I think we can all agree that this attempt by CCTV to grill Jimmy Kimmel is the most bumbling, unintelligible mess you’ll see all week. Not to mention that accusations of racism are pretty rich coming from CCTV.

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ABC apologises for ‘kill everyone in China’ comment on Jimmy Kimmel show

Chris Luo reports: US television network ABC has issued a formal apology for allowing the comment “Kill everyone in China” to air on its late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live, which has provoked outrage from Chinese communities around the world.

“We offer our sincere apology,” read a statement from ABC obtained by South China Morning Post on Saturday. “We would never purposefully broadcast anything to upset the Chinese community, Asian community, anyone of Chinese descent or any community at large…our objective is to entertain.”

The statement, signed by Lisa Berger, ABC Entertainment’s executive vice president who oversees the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, and Tim McNeal, vice president of ABC’s talent development and diversity branch, added that ABC had removed the controversial comment from all media platforms and would edit the comment out of any future airing of the show.


Video: Jimmy Kimmel’s show stirs controversy with comment about killing Chinese

This is the first known apology the television network has issued over the controversial skit originally aired on the “Kid’s Table” segment of Kimmel’s late-night talk show on October 16. It showed a young boy who suggested that the US should resolve its debt crisis by “killing everyone in China.”

Cyberspace-based organisation 80-20 Initiative in US that promotes equal opportunities for Asian Americans said the apology was a result of its “hard negotiations”.


Video: Jimmy Kimmel’s on-air apology for comment about killing Chinese

S.B.Woo, the organisation’s chairman and of Hong Kong-origin, told the Post by telephone that he immediately lodged a protest with the television network as soon as he found out that the Jimmy Kimmel Live programme was actually not live.

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Twitter’s New “Verified” Filter Lets Celebs Screen Out the Non-Celebs, and Dish Among Them-Beautiful-Selves

twitter-celebritiesJosh Constine writes:  Life is hard for famous people. You’re trying to @ reply with your celebrity friends on Twitter, but the conversation gets drowned out by rabid fans and spammers mentioning you. So Twitter’s begun rolling out to people with verified profiles two new filters for the Connect tab. Filtered, which attempts to cut down spam, and Verified, which only shows interactions with other verified profiles. Read the rest of this entry »