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Jimmy Kimmel, Alyson Hannigan Among New Recurring Judges On The Gong Show!

ABC’s bizarre talent show, The Gong Show has added four new members to its revolving panel of Judges.

Alyson Hannigan, Jimmy Kimmel, Brad Paisley and Jason sudeikis join returning judges Will Arnett, Dana Carvey, Ken Jeong, and Rob Riggle for season two.

The Gong Show returns on Thursday, June 21st (8/7C).

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Thinking Out Loud, Vol. 1 – The 90th Oscars®!

The Oscars® – Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones and Guillermo Del Toro celebrate The Shape of Water’s win as Best Picture – ABC/Eric McCandless/Courtesy of ABC.

A lot of things went right at the 90th Oscars® last night – from the faux forties newsreel style opening to Jimmy Kimmel’s solid opening; from hitting the important themes (Ashley Judd, Annabella Sciorra and Salma Hayek; Frances McDormand’s incredible acceptance speech/demand of Hollywood’s studios, directors and producers); from the comic bits (the jet ski thing with Helen Mirren as the game show prize model? Inspired!) to the actual awards (The Shape of Water for the win!) to Warren Beatty’s ‘Good evening. It’s wonderful to see you all again,’ there was so much Good Stuff that it (mostly) didn’t feel like the show ran 40 minutes long.

Following are some thoughts on the 90th Oscars®…

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The 2018 Oscars® Challenge Sweepstakes Are Now Open!

The annual Oscars® Challenge is now live at Oscar.com.

Choose the films you think will win the 24 Oscars® categories and win a trip for two to Hollywood for next year’s 2019 Oscars Red Carpet fan experience.

The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on The ABC Television Network at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST – hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Theroux Team Up for Live Sitcom Special for ABC!

Talk show host Jimmel Kimmel and actor/writer Justin Theroux have sold a unique comedy special to ABC. The “Untitled Kimmel and Theroux Project” will bring viewers classic sitcom scripts from the 70s, 80s and 90s, to be acted out live by today’s biggest names in comedy.

Channing Dungey, ABC’s President of Entertainment, made the announcement at todays Upfront.

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Kimmel + DeLuca + Todd = 90th Oscars®!

Jimmy Kimmel will host the 90th Oscars® for producers Michale De Luca and Jennifer Todd.

With the exception of the Best Picture fiasco – which was totally not the host’s fault – Kimmel turned in a hosting job that was comparable to Billy Crystal (minus the singing and dancing).

‘Jimmy proved, from his opening monologue all the way through a finale we could never have imagined, that he is one our finest hosts in Oscar history,’ noted Academy President Cheryl Booth Isaacs.

The 90th Oscars® will air, live, on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, March 4, 2018.

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Best Oscars Show In A Decade Ruined by Monumental Screw-Up

MOONLIGHT – Chiron (Ashton Sanders) – Photo Courtesy of Elevation Pictures.

The 89th Academy Awards® show was a rousing success – unexpected, fun opening with Justin Timberlake performing his Oscar®-nominated son, Can’t Stop the Feeling, as he danced into the Dolby Theater; on target but carefully modulated (and funny) opening monologue by host Jimmy Kimmel (and I’m not just saying that – he made me laugh and I am definitely not a fan); some surprisingly effective banter between presenters, and unexpected winners (take a bow, Suicide Squad!).

The show was well-paced – even if it did run over a half-hour long – with some nifty surprises (Kimmel’s riff on providing food for the audience; bringing an unsuspecting busload of tourists into the theater and the resulting genial chaos) and even a mention of Bill Paxton, whose death yesterday made it impossible to include him in the In Memoriam montage (accompanied by Sarah Bareilles’ stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s Both sides Now).

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Producers Announce 89th Oscars® Production Team!

89th Oscars® producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd have announced eight key members of this year’s production team: supervising producer Rob Paine (20-year Oscars® veteran); Production Designer Derek McLane (5th consecutive year on the Oscars® team); returning writer Billy Kimball (second year on the team); returning writer and 8-time Emmy Nominee John Macks; orchestrator, composer, conductor, record producer and arranger Harold Wheeler; returning talent producer Taryn Hurd; lighting designer Robert Dickinson  (28th Oscars®, multiple Emmy winner), and Raj Kapoor, designing screen content and performances.

Jimmy Kimmel will the host the 89th Academy Awards®, which air live on Sunday, February 26th on ABC.

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Award Winners and Nominees to Present at 68th Primetime Emmys®!

68th Emmys

The first group of presenters for the 68th Primetime Emmys® has been released and two-thirds of the twelve presenters on the list have either won or been nominated for Emmys® or Golden Globes.

Of the the two thirds, James Corden is a triple-nominee (Outstanding Interactive Program, Outstanding Variety Music Or Comedy Special, Outstanding Variety Series Talk for “The Late Late Show with James Corden”); Larry David has won and is nominated again this year (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for SNL, Curb Your Enthusiasm), and Julie Bowen is a two-time winner (Modern Family).

Follow the jump to see the complete list. The 68th Primetime Emmys® will air live on ABC, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, on Sunday, September 18th (7/6C).

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She’s In Good Health! Hillary Clinton Proves It!

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE - "Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EDT and features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Monday, August 22 included Presidential Nominee and former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and John Krasinski ("The Hollars"). (ABC/Randy Holmes) HILLARY CLINTON, JIMMY KIMMEL
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE – Hillary Clinton, Jimmy Kimmel (ABC/Randy Holmes)

Okay, The Donald… Here’s a question for you: can an exhausted, dying woman open a new jar of pickles?

Well, Hillary Clinton paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel last night and guess what? (For the answer to that, follow the break).

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