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Jimmy Kimmel has found a cause beyond comedy.
"I never imagined I would get involved in something like this, this is not my area of expertise."
Despite the 49-year-old comedian’s concession during the first of three monologues this week calling out Senator Bill Cassidy for what Kimmel believes are broken promises of the Cassidy-coined “Jimmy Kimmel Test” in the proposed Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill, the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host has become an unlikely leading voice in the fight to save the Affordable Care Act.
While Cassidy himself and proponents of the bill argue that Kimmel misrepresents what it actually does, many healthcare analysts have come to the comedian’s defense, stating that he paints a more accurate picture of what the bill could do.
Wherever you fall in this debate, it’s hard to argue that Kimmel hasn’t done his homework. His son, Billy’s, own struggles with congenital heart disease has made Kimmel a passionate »
News flash to Jimmy Kimmel: Politicians are politicians. The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host has used his show's monologues to speak out in favor of universal healthcare since he revealed in May in an emotional announcement on his show that his and wife Molly McNearney's second child together, son William "Billy" John Kimmel, had undergone emergency heart surgery to treat a congenital defect soon after he was born. He has also spoken out against President Donald Trump, who wants to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Soon after his announcement about his son's ailment, Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, who is also »
Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday used his opening monologue to take aim at Republicans’ latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “They’re trying to sneak this scam of a bill they cooked up in without an analysis from the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office,” he said in video released online ahead of the show’s airing.
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“They don’t even want you to see” the Graham-Cassidy bill, he continued. “They want us to treat it like an iTunes service agreement [and not read it], and this guy, [Louisiana Senator] Bill Cassidy, just lied right »
Jimmy Kimmel‘s 5-month-old baby boy has made his red carpet debut!
On Sunday, the proud dad, 49, brought his son Billy, who needed to have open heart surgery shortly after birth, to his first public appearance at the L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade charity event at UCLA.
“He’s doing well,” Kimmel told E! News. “This is really his first public outing. So it’s not exciting for him … He’s a baby. He doesn’t know anything. But everybody’s doing well.”
The father-son duo were joined by Kimmel’s wife Molly McNearney and their 3-year-old daughter Jane. »
- Maria Pasquini
Jimmy Kimmel's 5-month-old baby boy Billy had quite the Hollywood experience for his very first public outing. The late night host brought his young son on the red carpet for the L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade charity event on Saturday at UCLA. The father-son duo was joined by Kimmel's wife Molly McNearney and their 3-year-old daughter Jane. The family looked adorable while posing together, dressed for summer in the Los Angeles heat. Billy donned a cute navy and white striped onesie while their daughter rocked an all-white ensemble with a pair of checkered Vans sneakers. McNearny, on the other hand, smiled in a gorgeous electric blue dress, and Kimmel went casual in blue jeans and a »
Jimmy Kimmel's son, Billy, is such a strong little guy! The late-night talk show host was all about family this weekend when he attended the 8th Annual La Loves Alex's Lemonade at UCLA's Royce Quad on Saturday. Jimmy spent the sunny afternoon raising money for childhood cancer research with his wife, Molly McNearney, and their two children, Jane and Billy. The event comes just four months after Jimmy revealed in an emotional monologue on his show that Billy, who was born in April, suffers from a rare heart condition and had to have one of likely three open-heart surgeries a few days after his birth. While attending the event, Jimmy gave an update on how Billy is doing now, telling Us Weekly, "Billy is doing well. He's right there! He's got to have another operation soon, but he's doing well. He seems to be strong. He pulls hair, that's for sure! »
- Caitlin Hacker
Jimmy Kimmel and wife Molly McNearney attended an L.A. charity event on Saturday, accompanied by their three-year-old daughter Jane and son Billy, who was born in April with a serious heart issue that required immediate postnatal surgery. During the event, Us Weekly caught up with Kimmel, who offered an update on how Billy is doing now […] »
- Brent Furdyk
On a recent Awards Chatter podcast with The Hollywood Reporter, the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host admitted that he and Leno “made peace” after his baby boy, Billy, underwent open heart surgery as a newborn earlier this year.
“Jay and I have made peace,” Kimmel, 49, shared. “After my son had his operation, he called me and he was very nice.”
Kimmel and Leno’s feud dates back to 2010, when there was a late-night talk show shakeup during which Leno replaced Conan O’Brien as the host of The Tonight Show. »
- Natalie Stone
For years, there was no love lost between late-night talk hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Jay Leno. But now, Kimmel says, they "made peace" after his emotional announcement about his baby boy. In May, the Jimmy Kimmel Live! and 2017 and 2018 Oscars host said on his show that his wife Molly McNearney recently gave birth to their son William John Kimmel and that the newborn had undergone heart surgery for a congenital heart defect. He has since shared positive health updates about the baby. "Jay and I have made peace," Kimmel said on The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast last week. "After my son had his operation, he »
I am thankful to love and be loved by these two brave guys. Both criers. pic.twitter.com/NL0C3K3Q4E - Molly McNearney (@mollymcnearney) May 2, 2017 Jimmy Kimmel gave an update about his son's health in a new interview, saying that Billy is "doing great." He and his wife, Molly McNearney, welcomed their son on April 21. Billy was born with a rare heart defect, and in May, the late-night host fought back tears when he discussed Billy's heart condition on TV, urging people to reach out to Congress about health care. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Jimmy talked about what it was like to share Billy's experience publicly. "I knew that I would get emotional," he said. "It occurred to me that maybe we could make it into something positive. I had a lot of time to think at the hospital, and it just so happened that our »
- Laura Marie Meyers
It’s been quite the harrowing year for Jimmy Kimmel — but things are looking up.
The late-night host and wife Molly McNearney‘s baby boy William “Billy” John now 3 months old, had open heart surgery three days after his birth in April. And according to Kimmel in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, his son will need two more of the procedures, but is “doing great.”
“Young Billy made his first visit to our office today. He’s juggling. He’s translating Flaubert from French into English,” jokes the star. “No — he smiles. That’s pretty much it. He »
- Jen Juneau
Jimmy Kimmel is speaking out again about his son Billy, and how the 3-month-old's health scare inspired him to be vocal about his support for the Affordable Care Act.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kimmel says Billy is "doing great" and is a typical baby, interested in ceiling fans and giving smiles. He also shares that Billy -- who was born with a heart defect and had to undergo open heart surgery at just three days old -- has two more open heart surgeries ahead of him.
"We would like to get them over with and not have to think about it all the time, but it could definitely be worse," Kimmel says.
Watch: Jimmy Kimmel Thanks Fans for 'Outpouring' of Support Following Son Billy's Heart Surgery
He also opens up about the terrifying moments when he knew Billy had a serious health condition. His wife, Molly McNearney, wasn't with him »
Jimmy Kimmel's baby boy is all smiles and already visiting his dad at work after undergoing a major health scare as a newborn. In May, the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host said in an emotional announcement on his show that he and wife Molly McNearney recently welcomed their second child together, William John Kimmel, and that the baby had undergone heart surgery to treat a congenital defect. Kimmel later said the boy, nicknamed Billy, was "doing very well." In late July, Kimmel said he was three months old and "doing great." "He's doing great," Kimmel reiterated to The Hollywood Reporter in comments posted Thursday. »
On April 21, Jimmy Kimmel and wife Molly McNearney welcomed their son, William "Billy" John, into the world, only to learn that he had a rare heart defect. At just 3 days old, Billy underwent emergency surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. And in a tearful monologue 10 days later on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host shared his ordeal with viewers, along with a plea on behalf of the Affordable Care Act: an emotional 13-minute speech that transfixed the nation and rocked the health care debate. Three months later, Kimmel offers an update on his son, more praise for the »
- Seth Abramovitch
Jimmy Kimmel is one adorable celebrity dad! The “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host served as the master of ceremonies at Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw’s Fifth Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose Celebrity Tournament at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, where he was joined by his wife, Molly McNearney, and their 3-year-old daughter, Jane. Related: Jimmy Kimmel’s Daughter Has an […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
Jimmy Kimmel is one adorable celebrity dad!
The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host served as the master of ceremonies at Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw's Fifth Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose Celebrity Tournament at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, where he was joined by his wife, Molly McNearney, and their 3-year-old daughter, Jane.
Et's Lauren Zima caught up with the 49-year-old comedian at the charity event, where he opened up about his 3-month-old son Billy, and how he's doing after undergoing heart surgery hours after he was born.
"We're very grateful for everyone's kindness," Kimmel said, referring to the outpouring of public support his family has received since Billy's surgery. "He's doing really great and we're all very happy about that."
Photos: Celebs Share Pics of Their Cute Kids
While chatting with Et, Kimmel's adorable »
A post shared by Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) on Jul 21, 2017 at 1:06pm Pdt On Friday afternoon, Jimmy Kimmel shared a photo update of his son, Billy, on Instagram. "Billy is three months old today and doing great," Jimmy captioned the sweet photo of his tiny tot, who underwent emergency open-heart surgery just a few days after he was born. "Thanks for all your love & support and please remind your Congresspeople that every kid deserves the care Billy got." In May, Jimmy fought back tears while discussing Billy's heart condition in an emotional monologue at the start of his late-night talk show. Jimmy's wife, Molly, also shared her own adorable photo of her two boys that month, writing, "I am thankful to love and be loved by these two brave guys. Both criers." It looks like little Billy is well on his way to recovery, and we couldn't be happier for the Kimmel family! »
- Terry Carter
Jimmy Kimmel's baby boy is on the road to recovery and is all smiles in a new photo. In early May, the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host made an emotional announcement on his show, saying that he and wife Molly McNearney recently welcomed their second child together, son William John Kimmel, who had to have heart surgery due to a congenital heart defect. Kimmel said days later that the boy, nicknamed Billy, was "doing very well," adding, "He's eating. He's getting bigger. He's sleeping well." The host gave another update Friday. "Billy is three months old today and doing great," Kimmel said on social media. "Thanks for all »
Billy is 3 months old & doing great. Thx for the love & support. Please remind your Congresspeople that every kid deserves the care he got pic.twitter.com/XcvvM6XFJ3
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) July 21, 2017
Jimmy Kimmel‘s baby boy is a fighter.
The late night host gave his followers an update on son Billy, Friday, revealing that his youngest child is doing well just three months after he underwent open heart surgery as a newborn.
“Billy is three months old today and doing great,” the Jimmy Kimmel Live host wrote on social media. “Thanks for all your love & support and please remind »
- Lindsay Kimble
In April, late night host Jimmy Kimmel's wife Molly McNearney gave birth to a boy, William. Billy was born with a congenital heart condition that required surgery to fix, and it was a trying time for the family. He underwent emergency surgery when he was just three days old, Kimmel recounted in his
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- Liam Mathews
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