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Watch Jimmy Kimmel's Tearful, Heartfelt Tribute to David Letterman

Jimmy Kimmel grew up obsessed with David Letterman, and he says that he owes the man and his show his entire career. He's going to far as to run a rerun tonight so as to not compete with Dave's final show. Last night, Kimmel gave a heartfelt speech about just how much Letterman means to him. And if you'll excuse me, I have something in my eye.

Learn About The Kimmel School of Perfect Acting

After last night's Oscars, Jimmy Kimmel hosted a special post-awards show and shared the above clip that explores the craft of acting through the unparalleled teaching of the legendary Jim Kimmel, whose school The Kimmel School of Perfect Acting has helped start the careers of Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong’o, Jeff Bridges, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, and even Matt Damon, who is still waiting to graduate to human roles. Watch part 2 of the tribute below:

Jimmy Kimmel Sells a Comedy to ABC Based on Carson Daly's Post-MTV Career

A ton of shows based on the lives of once-much more famous stars are currently in the works on the major networks, including series about Johnny Knoxville (ABC), Weezer's Rivers Cuomo (Fox), John Stamos (Fox) and The Voice cohost Adam Levine (NBC), and ABC just added another from an unlikely source. According to THR, late night host Jimmy Kimmel has sold an untitled half-hour sitcom to the network based on the post-TRL career of his longtime friend Carson Daly, who is attached to the project as a producer. Dan Fogelman — who created ABC's The Neighbors and is also working on the Stamos project [...]

ABC Is Keeping Jimmy Kimmel Around for at Least Two More Years

The New York Times reports that ABC has given late night host Jimmy Kimmel a two-year contract extension, keeping him on the network through January 2017. This move shows that ABC has faith in Kimmel to go head-to-head with some stiff competition between Jimmy Fallon on NBC and, come next year, Stephen Colbert on CBS. According to THR, Kimmel's rising ratings success factored into NBC's decision to move Fallon to the 11:35pm time slot, but while Kimmel's been holding strong with his 917,000 viewer demo average, Fallon's Tonight Show has been drawing more ratings in the key 18-49 demo than Kimmel and Letterman combined, averaging 4.6 [...]

Jimmy Kimmel Orchestrated a Hoax Video of a Wolf in a US Olympian's Hotel in Sochi

Last week, US Olympic luger Kate Hansen posted a video of a wolf roaming her Sochi hotel that went viral, but it turns out the video is a hoax courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel. Inside Edition reports that Jimmy Kimmel Live helped Hansen to make the video, and that she'll be appearing on the show tonight to discuss the hoax with the late night host. Kimmel is no stranger to pranks like this, having made a viral video of a woman catching on fire while twerking last year, and he was very amused by Nathan Fielder's recent "Dumb Starbucks" stunt and had him on his show to [...]

'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Will Air a Repeat Episode the Night of Letterman's Final Show

Jimmy Kimmel is a classy guy, and he just made a very classy move out of respect for David Letterman. According to The New York Times, Kimmel has decided not to air a new episode of his ABC late night show on Thursday May 20th, the night David Letterman makes his Late Show farewell over on CBS. "I have too much respect for Dave to do anything that would distract viewers from watching his final show," Kimmel said on the news. "Plus, I'll probably be crying all day, which makes it hard to work." Elsewhere in late night, Comedy Central's The Daily Show and The Nightly Show [...]

Jimmy Kimmel Starts His Own Children's Book Club

Jimmy Kimmel always wanted to be part of a book club, but due to the demanding length of novels he never got the chance until last night, when he gathered a couple rambunctious kids and started his very own children's book club. No doubt these kids left this taping way more confused about the moon than they were in the first place.

Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow Act Out 'Friends' Fan Fiction with Jimmy Kimmel

On last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel told guest Jennifer Aniston that he had written some Friends fan fiction and asked if she'd be willing to act it out with him. What resulted was a live reading in an impressive replica of Rachel's kitchen starring Aniston, Courtney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow, with Kimmel starring as Ross in a world where all the other men on Friends have been killed off.

Here's Seth Rogen and Jimmy Kimmel's 'True Detective' Parody

) From last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, here's Kimmel and Seth Rogen doing the week's umpteenth True Detective parody, playing the stars of the the show's second season, which includes a lot more Cyndi Lauper songs than the first.

Conan and Kimmel Line Up Big Guests to Compete with Leno's Last 'Tonight Show'

Jay Leno's (second) final Tonight Show is set to air this Thursday, and Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel have lined up big guests to try to compete with his big finale. Leno's guests on his last episode will be Billy Crystal and Garth Brooks.

Kimmel is bringing Matt Damon in as his guest, which will be Damon's first time on Jimmy Kimmel Live since a well-received and much-watched stunt episode last January in which he took over Kimmel's show. Damon will be joined by his costars from the movie The Monuments Men: George Clooney, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, and Bob Balaban. This will mark the first Kimmel appearance [...]

Is Late Night in Need of a "Severe Motherfucking Shakeup"?

Late last week, Conan writer Andrés du Bouchet took to Twitter to blow off some steam regarding what he views as the less than impressive state of late night comedy today. Most of his tweets have since been deleted, but Uproxx posted the relevant ones before they disappeared. Here are du Bouchet's thoughts in full:

Comedy in 2015 needs a severe motherfucking shakeup. No celebrities, no parodies, no pranks, no mash-ups or hashtag wars. I’m fat.

and shove your lip-synching up your ass.

Prom King Comedy. That’s what I call all this shit. You’ve let the popular kids appropriate the very art form that helped you deal. Fuck.

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Jimmy Kimmel Tries to Convince Craig Ferguson to Stay on Late Night

It's unfortunate that CBS only uploaded a minute and a half of Craig Ferguson's fantastic interview with Jimmy Kimmel from Friday, because it's loaded with some great insight on what both late night hosts have learned from their jobs as well as why Ferguson has absolutely no desire to stick around. If there's a quote of the year for Ferguson, it's this one: "It's a short time on this planet, man. It's a date, and then a hyphen, and then another date. And we're the hyphen. And I'm like, 'I'm not spending the whole time talking to fucking celebrities, man. I'm not doing it.'"

Jimmy Kimmel and Susan Sarandon Recreate the 'Thelma & Louise' Selfie

On last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, guest Susan Sarandon agreed to recreate film history's pioneering selfie from Thelma & Louise, with Kimmel standing in for Geena Davis and bringing the classic scene into the modern age with his iPhone.

Jimmy Kimmel Explains His Sochi Wolf Prank

On last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel devoted almost 10 minutes to breaking down his whole Sochi wolf prank for the audience, including a ton of footage from all the news show suckers who ran the story as if it were real and used dumb Wolf of Wall Street references in their reports. He also caught up with his Sochi-based prank collaborator Kate Hansen and showed the wolf video in full. If the whole twerking fire thing didn't destroy all your trust for the authenticity of internet videos, then here's your case of fool-me-twice.