+ As you're marking off the days on your calendar until True Blood premieres, the internet is bubbling with gossip surrounding the final season of the hit HBO vampire drama. One source even goes as far to claim that the writers have decided to pull a Joss Whedon and kill off a beloved character.
+ Rapper 50 Cent proves that he's got a comedic side to him, as he teams up with Jimmy Kimmel for a short spoof of Maleficent.
+ Photos of Gillian Jacobs on the set of Girls have surfaced, but viewers beware, as they're a bit of spoilers!
+ Although it originally seemed as though Matthew McConaughey would not return for futher seasons of True Detective (despite how wildly successful it was and how many folks raved about his performance as Rust Cohle), the Dallas Buyers Club star has stated that he's wants to come back for more!
Modern Family swept the board at the Emmy Awards last night winning four prizes. The sitcom took home the top Comedy Series prize as well as gongs for Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Julie Bowen and Eric Stonestreet, while the ABC show's helmer Steven Levitan won the Director award.
Psychological thriller Homeland upstaged some of the more established programs by winning four drama series honors including the main prize for the category and Series Actor and Actress in a Drama prizes for Damian Lewis and Claire Danes, respectively. Damian introduced himself to the audience as "one of those pesky Brits" and later admitted he thought Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, who has won the accolade three times, would be victorious in the category again this year.
Mad Men and American Horror Story lead the nominations at this year's Emmy Awards with 17 each.
The advertising drama is hoping to gain its fifth Best Drama win, which would make it the only series ever to have won the accolade that many times. At present it is level on four victories with Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and The West Wing. Other nominees in the same category are Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, British Drama Downton Abbey and newcomer Homeland. Downton Abbey - which was awarded Best Miniseries in 2011, but has switched categories for 2012 - picked up 16 nominations.
Jimmy Kimmel is to host the Emmy Awards for the first time.
The talk show host has been unveiled as presenter of the prestigious ceremony, which honors the best in television and takes place on September 23.
Referring to actor Eddie Murphy - who pulled out of hosting this year's Academy Awards - Jimmy said, "I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars."
The telecast of the prestigious ceremony will be executive produced by Don Mischer for the 12th time. The director and producer is "thrilled" to be working on the awards show again. "We love television and look forward to working with the television academy and ABC in creating a show that is fast-paced, humorous, unpredictable, and at times irreverent, but clearly celebratory of our incredible industry," he said in a statement.
Jimmy has previously hosted the American Music Awards and the ESPY Awards and is set to host the White House Correspondents' dinner next month. The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre.
Fans of both Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel might have noticed something unusual on their broadcasts recently: similar sketches.
Two weeks ago, Jimmy Kimmel Live was first to air a mashup of Sarah Palin's Alaska with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. (Watch the video after the jump.) That clip was unfortunately followed up two weeks later by a Conan sketch that closely resembed the first.
In response to the snafu, O'Brien issued an apology to the competition -- and made other revelations -- in the message above.
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Stars like Tom Hanks, Betty White, David Spade, Maya Rudolph, Cedric the Entertainer, George Clooney, Jason Alexander, Zack Galifianakis, Drew Carey and the Geico gecko (to name just a few) crowded onto a single set to answer phones for Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education -- and they were just the in-between act. The cable network outdid itself on Thursday night, interspersing live phone segments with the pre-recorded, gala event held weeks ago in New York City.
Highlights from the pre-recorded theater event include the tuneful moment that reunited event host Jon Stewart with former Daily Show contributors Stephen Colbert and Steven Carrell. The latter two delivered a rousing song written for 2008 about Captain Sullenberger. The “Chocolate Rain” YouTube sensation made an appearance, and the song was so good even Jon Stewart was compelled to join in mid-chorus.
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If Jimmy Kimmel Live looks a little shakier than usual tonight, don’t try adjusting your sets.
When a last-minute power outage threatened to derail Monday’s taping of his program, Jimmy Kimmel did what any other comedian would do: improvise.
The studio’s control room, broadcast transmission center and tape operations area were all shut down as a result of the outage, but the host’s computer was working just fine. What you’ll see broadcast this evening is a product of Kimmel’s webcam.
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Still trying to wrap your brain around last night’s episode of Lost? Confused by all the chess/rock analogies? Then this Milton Bradley game might be easier for you to comprehend.
On last night’s broadcast of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised a new game for Jacob and the Man in Black to play while spending their years on the island.
Keep in mind: Connect Four Million should only be purchased by families who have space in their homes to play it.
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-Will Ellen Pompeo soon be discharged from Grey’s Anatomy? The actress says she probably won’t renew contract after next year.
-Jimmy Kimmel’s upcoming Lost special will include three alternate scenes that were created for the finale. Those clips will be revealed Sunday, May 23 at 12:05 a.m.
-HDNet will soon broadcast Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America, a behind-the-scenes series based on the Girls Gone Wild videos. The program will run for 12 weeks.
-Could we see Gabourey Sidibe singing on Glee one day? “I live and breathe for Amber Riley — as well as her character Mercedes,” the Oscar nominee declared.
-Jesus Christ may soon be a superstar on Comedy Central. The network is developing an animated series about the religious figure titled JC.
--Did Neal McDonough’s religious beliefs cost him a gig? According to a report, the married Catholic was replaced on ABC’s Scoundrels because he didn’t want to do love scenes with Virginia Madsen. It’s a principle the Desperate Housewives star has stuck by during his career.
-True Blood, which was already based on Charlaine Harris’ novels, will now be adapted into a comic book series. Although the main characters will be included, the stories will be different from the ones seen on HBO.
-Damages could soon be pulling double-duty. If the critically-acclaimed drama is going to stay afloat, future seasons may air first on DirecTV before it airs on FX. That’s similar to the arrangement NBC had for Friday Night Lights.
-Jimmy Kimmel’s love of Lost has earned him a prime position. The late night comedian will now host a post-finale special after the show ends its run on Sunday, May 23.
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