How Jimmy Kimmel Prepares Himself For Oscar Night

145621_0339cNo need for the Academy to reboot the Oscars ceremony this year — they’re bringing Jimmy Kimmel back for a sequel! After winning praise for his hosting duties on last year’s Academy Awards telecast, the ABC late-night host returns to once again host Hollywood’s biggest night. And it’s a big responsibility — with so many nominees and so many categories, Kimmel says he definitely needs to do his homework in order to do it properly. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jimmy Kimmel)

90th Academy Awards airs Sunday, March 4 on ABC.

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Chef David Chang Aims For Culinary Connections With Netflix’s ‘Ugly Delicious’

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Celebrated chef and restaurateur David Chang (Momofuku) is known for his out of the box thinking and his upcoming Netflix series Ugly Delicious should exemplify his lifelong passion for seeing food as more than just something you put on your plate. The program will have Chang, along with such celebrity guests as Jimmy Kimmel, writer Ruth Reichl, and Chef René Redzepi exploring the comfort food, cultural flavors and traditions that make the world a refreshingly smaller place.

Chang has proven he has a telegenic presence (he even has natural acting ability as witnessed in Treme), so Ugly Delicious looks like a docu-series to put on your radar. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!

Ugly Delicious premieres on Netflix February 23.

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Why Is Jimmy Kimmel Hosting The Oscars? Even He Doesn’t Know!

145621_0264r1-400x533Hosting a successful late-night TV show has its perks, as Jimmy Kimmel has discovered.  Every so often, they’ll throw an interesting freelance gig your way — like hosting an awards show.  So far, the host of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live has handled the American Music Awards and the Emmy Awards. But those were just a prelude to the biggest show of all: He’s been tapped to host the 89th Academy Awards next month.

When it comes to the Oscars, both critics and fans are notoriously hard to please.  Even if the host does a good job, all it takes is a bad production number or a couple of bad jokes, and people will think the show was horrible.  (And when that happens, who’s the first to get blames?  Why, the host, of course!)  So why would Kimmel subject himself to Oscar-level scrutiny?  He told us he’s still not entirely sure! (Click on the media bar below to hear Jimmy Kimmel)

This year’s Oscars telecast will air February 26 on ABC.

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How Jimmy Kimmel Knows A ‘Big Fan’ When He Sees One

143316_3228-900x600Who knew there could be such a fine line between “game show contestant” and “restraining order”?  But that’s essentially the premise behind Big Fan:  Can a complete stranger beat you in a trivia quiz about yourself?

On ABC’s new game show, contestants and celebrities square off against each other to answer questions about the star’s life and career.  It’s a concept that got its start on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show, and after he realized it had potential to be a series of its own, he developed it for the network.  Kimmel told us it’s been an interesting challenge to find contestants worth of the Big Fan title. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jimmy Kimmel)



Of course, for many of these fans, just getting to meet their heroes will be enough of a prize all by itself.  But it’ll be interesting to see how many of them actually win the game!  Big Fan premieres Monday night at 10/9c on ABC.

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Jimmy Kimmel Gives His ‘Big Fan’ A Spin

143316_3228-900x600Do you ever think you know as much about your favorite celebrity than the star knows about themselves? If you do, then you will enjoy the new ABC game show Big Fan. In the show, contestants compete against a celebrity and answer trivia and biographical questions about the star.

Jimmy Kimmel, who produces the series, explains where the idea for the show got started which was on his late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live. He goes on to say how the segment evolved into the a game show.



Big Fan premieres January 9 on ABC.

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