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ESPYs Crowd Brought to Tears Over Mother's Call to End Gun Violence

13 July 2016 6:56 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

There wasn't a dry eye in the room during the presentation of the annual Arthur Ashe Award for Courage during the Espy Awards on Wednesday night. The honoree, Zaevion Dobson, was a 15-year-old football player of Knoxville, Tenn., who was killed in December 2015 when he shielded three girls from a spray of bullets. Sacrificing himself, he died in the shooting. To introduce the award, Steph Curry gave a pointed speech against gun violence — a prevalent theme during the annual awards show that opened with a Black Lives Matter call to action from NBA superstars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane

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Jimmy Kimmel to Host 2016 Emmy Awards

7 March 2016 6:08 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jimmy Kimmel is officially hosting this year’s Emmy Awards.

“I am hosting the #Emmys on Sunday, Sept 18. Until then, have a great summer,” the host of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” tweeted early Monday morning.

I am hosting the #Emmys on Sunday Sept 18. Until then, have a great summer.

Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 7, 2016

Variety exclusively reported last month that Kimmel was in talks with ABC to host the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards.

“I am excited to be hosting the Emmys again,” Kimmel said in a statement on Monday. “I have a feeling I’m going to be great.”

This year’s show will mark Kimmel’s second time as Emmys host following his stint in 2012, when the show last aired on ABC. The telecast rotates each year among the four broadcast network. Seth Meyers — another late-night host — emceed the ceremony in 2014, when NBC aired the telecast, while Jimmy Fallon »

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Jimmy Kimmel to Host the 2016 Emmys

7 March 2016 5:53 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jimmy Kimmel has been tapped to host the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. This will be the second time Kimmel has hosted the Emmy ceremony, after his stint in 2012. He follows hosts Andy Samberg (2015), Seth Meyers (2014) and Neil Patrick Harris (2013). Kimmel has hosted numerous awards shows and industry gatherings throughout the years, including the Espy Awards, the American Music Awards and the White House Correspondents' Dinner. ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! has been nominated for 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning three. Story developing… »

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Jimmy Kimmel in Talks to Host 2016 Emmy Awards (Exclusive)

23 February 2016 1:53 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

ABC is in negotiations with Jimmy Kimmel to host this year’s Emmy Awards, Variety has learned.

Kimmel, host of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” is a natural choice for the Alphabet, which is airing the Primetime Emmy Awards in September under the wheel system wherein the telecast rotates each year among the Big Four networks.

The gig would mark the second time Kimmel has hosted the Emmy ceremony; his first round was back in 2012, when ABC last carried the kudos. Kimmel won praise for his performance back then, with Variety observing in its review: “Kimmel was that rare example of a host who seemed to get better as the night wore on.”

Kimmel has been the face of ABC’s late-night lineup since 2003. He’s also emceed numerous awards shows and industry gatherings, including the Espy Awards, the American Music Awards and the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Kimmel has »

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