Jimmy Kimmel Live! Highlights
Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!:
Paula Deen did show up for her interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show this morning. She cancelled on him last week. The interview got off to a rocky start when she instinctively tossed her keys to Al Roker.
Since this story broke, pre-sales of Paula Deen’s upcoming cookbook have skyrocketed. On Monday it was ranked 1500th on Amazon, now it is number six on Amazon. Apparently America’s distaste for racism is trumped by its taste for bacon.
This huge jump in sales is the kind of thing the publishers of this cookbook and other cookbooks can’t afford to ignore. In fact, they just made some changes to Wolfgang Puck’s new cookbook. It is now called I Hate Mexicans: 500 Light and Easy Recipes for Summer.
The Supreme Court handed down two big decisions on the subject of same-sex marriage today. Until this morning marriage in the United States was defined as a contract between one man, one woman and the producers of The Bachelor, but that is no longer the case. In a five to four vote the Court struck down a major provision in DOMA that denied benefits to married gay couples. So, now, every adult American over age 18 must spend at least two years in a same-sex marriage.
The comedy segment was Lie Witness News. It was unfair to pick on tween girls, but, I have to admit, the bit was hilarious:
Channing Tatum was the first couch guest. He is one of the stars in the new film White House Down. The interview was good. Channing was pleasant, charismatic and told some amusing stories. I may be wrong, but he seems like a pretty nice guy with a solid sense of humor. Here’s the first two-thirds of the interview:
Paul Feig was the second couch guests. He directed the new film The Heat. The interview was great. Paul was friendly, energetic and told some very entertaining stories. I enjoyed learning a little bit about him and hearing some of his tales while growing up. I only wish the segment had been longer. Here’s the interview:
Pharrell Williams was the musical guest. He gave a fine performance.
An almost flawless show. I give it: