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Jimmy Kimmel is planning to unveil the "biggest prank ever" at the 2012 Emmy Awards.
Kimmel, host of the 64th Emmy Awards, has been planning a prank to end all pranks.
“I am gonna do something very weird during the show," the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host told Entertainment Weekly. "I think it could possibly be the biggest prank ever pulled, as far as number of people involved. Possibly. I haven’t researched it, but it’ll definitely be right up there. The audience will be a participant in this. So it’s important that you watch because you’re either going to be in on it or not.”
EW's Mandi Bierly speculated that the 44-year-old might "instruct at-home viewers to tweet that some scandalous thing that just happened at the Emmys, and the people who aren’t watching the show won’t know that it didn’t really happen."
Kimmel has »
- Cavan Sieczkowski
For the third consecutive year, the Emmys have proven that they kick the living crap out of the Oscars in terms of hosting picks. Because while the Academy Awards are swinging wildly between stoned, eighteen-to-forty-nine demographic snatchers (James Franco) and once-great men whose faces now terrify me to my core (Billy Crystal), the Emmys continue to stick to funny, proven performers. Case in point: Jimmy Kimmel is set to emcee this year's ceremony. Kimmel has hosted the American Music Awards and the Espy Awards in the past, so this ain't his first awards show rodeo — in fact, he'll also host the White House Correspondents' Dinner next month. The late-night host had this to say about his upcoming gig: "I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars." That zinger may only merit a polite [...] »
Jimmy Kimmel will host his first Emmy Awards this year, with Don Mischer executive producing for a record twelfth time, ABC announced Monday. Kimmel's affinity for awards shows is well-established: His post-Oscars shows are flooded with A-listers. But the Emmys will bring his jaded wit to one of the biggest awards shows on television. He has previously hosted the American Music Awards and the Espy Awards. He will also host the White House Correspondents Dinner in April. ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is in its tenth season. Mischer's vast production credits include the 84th »
- Tim Molloy
Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel is coming to primetime for the 64th Annual Emmy Awards. Kimmel will host the awards show telecast on ABC on Sun., Sept. 23.
Kimmel is no stranger to hosting gigs. Now known for his ABC late night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live," currently in its tenth season, the comedian shot to fame as co-host on Comedy Central's "The Man Show" and the host of "Win Ben Stein's Money," for which he won an Emmy. He's also slated to host the White House Correspondents Dinner in April and has previously hosted the American Music Awards and Espy Awards.
Traditionally, Emmy hosts are stars of the network broadcasting the ceremony that year. "Glee" actress Jane Lynch hosted the telecast in 2011 when it aired on Fox, Jimmy Fallon had the honor for NBC when it aired there in 2010 and Neil Patrick Harris hosted the show in 2009 on CBS. »
- Chris Harnick
Jimmy Kimmel will host the Emmys this year, ABC announced today. It's his first time in this role, but Kimmel has hosted Espy Awards and the American Music Awards before, plus, you know, he has that show and all. The Emmys are on ABC this year, so of course there's an ABC person hosting the show: Jane Lynch hosted last year's Fox telecast, Jimmy Fallon hosted 2010's NBC telecast, Neil Patrick Harris hosted 2009's telecast — 'twer always so. "I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars," Kimmel said in the release, which bodes reasonably well for the ceremony — that's a pretty good line. »
- Margaret Lyons
ABC turned to its late-night host Jimmy Kimmel to emcee the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. Don Mischer, who produced this year’s Academy Awards with Bryan Grazer, also on ABC, is on board to produce the Emmy telecast on Sept. 23. While he has hosted other awards shows, including the American Music Awards and the Espy Awards, this is Kimmel’s first time hosting the Emmys. For Mischer, this will be Emmy producing gig No.12. “We love television and look forward to working with the Television Academy and ABC in creating a show that is fast-paced, humorous, unpredictable and at times irreverent, but clearly celebratory of our incredible industry,” Mischer said. It was ABC’s previous turn carrying the Primetime Emmys that produced the most universally panned host performance with Ryan Seacrest, Tom Bergeron, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Jeff Probst. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Late-night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel will host the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, to be held Sept. 23 and broadcast on ABC, it was announced on Monday.
“I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars,” Kimmel said in a statement, alluding to Murphy’s very brief tenure as host of this year’s Academy Awards.
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- Matt Webb Mitovich
Los Angeles (AP) -- Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel just got a prime-time gig: Host of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. The star and executive producer of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!'' will host the Emmy Awards ceremony on Sept. 23 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. "I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars,'' Kimmel joked, referring to the comedian who pulled out as host of this year's Oscar ceremony. This is Kimmel's first time hosting the Emmy Awards.Kimmel's namesake show is in its 10th season on ABC. He previously hosted the American Music Awards and the Espy Awards and is set to host the White House Correspondents' dinner next month. ABC also announced that director and producer Don Mischer will executive produce the Emmy telecast. Mischer recently directed and produced the Academy Awards. This is his 12th »
- tooFab Staff
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel just got a prime-time gig: Host of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. The star and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live! will host the Emmy Awards ceremony on Sept. 23 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.”I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars,” Kimmel joked, referring to the comedian who pulled out as host of this year’s Oscar ceremony.
This is Kimmel’s first time hosting the Emmy Awards. Kimmel’s namesake show is in its 10th season on ABC. He previously hosted »
- Associated Press
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