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White House Responds to Petition Requesting to Cancel 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Back in November, a petition calling for the cancellation of Jimmy Kimmel Live reached 100,000 signatures, requiring the Obama administration to comment on an October "Kids' Table" segment in which Kimmel asks a group of children to comment on the $1.3 trillion debt to China and one of the kids responds with the suggestion "Kill everyone in China!" In a response titled "What We Have to Say About Jimmy Kimmel" posted late last week, the White House had this to say on the controversy:

The parties involved have already apologized independently. Jimmy Kimmel has apologized on-air, and issued a written apology. ABC has removed the skit from [...]

Watch Conan O'Brien's White House Correspondents Dinner Speech

Conan O'Brien hosted the 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner this weekend, and here's his entire 27-minute speech. It was O'Brien's second time hosting the event, following his first in 1995. Don't worry, fans of Conan's 1995 WHCA speech: this one has just as many George Stephanopoulos zingers.

Check out Barack Obama's comedic speech at the event below:

Watch the Pilot to NBC's New Sitcom '1600 Penn' Right Here, Right Now

Here's the pilot episode of NBC's new midseason sitcom 1600 Penn, starring Josh Gad, Jenna Elfman, Bill Pullman, and some other people as the dysfunctional family of the President (Pullman plays the President, not Josh Gad). This first episode aired in a special preview last night. The show's set to officially premiere on January 8th at 9:30 after The Office, but watch it online first so that you can feel ahead of the curve and better than everybody when January 8th rolls around.