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Jimmy Kimmel Has Fun With LA’s Cold Spell

Yes, Jimmy Kimmel. Los Angeles is freaking about about the temperature dropping.

But, we’d just like to point out the building heating laws enjoyed by all those brave New Yorkers in their insulated buildings.

Between the hours of 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit; and,

Between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM, if the temperature outside falls below 40 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

It was 34 the other night in LA. And, guess what, it was just about 34 behind the paper-mache walls of my rented single-family home.

Mediaite.com Adds LA Bureau Chief

Dan Abrams, founder of the mediaite.com website network, had a lot of exciting news to share on Monday. For starters, he says he will be announcing in the next few weeks a new site to go along with the eight that already make up his group including gossipcop.com and stylite.com.

In addition, as part of some recent staff changes and promotions, Matt Wilstein is mediaite.com’s new LA bureau chief, effective January 7. Wilstein comes to the operation after launching the comedy-and-politics blog Gotcha Media in November 2008. He will among other things oversee expanded coverage of late night talk shows, just in time for Jimmy Kimmel‘s move tonight to 11:35 p.m.

Other staff changes at Abrams Media include: the addition of a pair of full-time writers to geekosystem.com (Steven Romano, Glen Tickle); the hiring of writer Colette McIntyre at thejanedough.com, where Sarah Devlin has also been promoted to the overseeing of day-to-day operations; and the addition there of regular contributor Meredith Lepore, formerly EIC of thegrindstone.com.

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Jimmy Kimmel Live Shelves Opening Night of Brooklyn Week

Jimmy Kimmel was planning a triumphant return to Brooklyn, commemorating the Nets debut in the borough later this week. However, Sandy happened, resulting in the cancellation of the first Jimmy Kimmel Live at the Brooklyn Academy of Music tonight.

As late as yesterday, a Kimmel spokesperson said the show would go on, even though there are no buses and subways.

“We are hopeful to be back on the air tomorrow night with Howard Stern, Tracy Morgan, and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.”

Brooklynite Kimmel, 44, grew up in the Mill Basin section of the borough.

FishbowlNY also has a special “Back to Brooklyn” series being delayed until Thursday, the night that the Nets officially unwrap their regular season schedule in Brooklyn.

Honey Boo Boo Visits Jimmy Kimmel Live

You better redneckognize, Los Angeles.

Reality sensations June Shannon and Alana Thompson, better known as “Mama” and “Honey Boo Boo” are in town and paid Jimmy Kimmel a visit on Monday night.

During their interview, the pageant star from McIntyre, Ga. endorsed President Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, securing the vote of the 5-9 demographic.

Instead of another season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in Georgia, tell me you wouldn’t want to see this family living in the middle of Beverly Hills. It would be reality gold.

Make it happen, TLC.

Jimmy Kimmel Tops White House and Emmys with Dave

A dream year for Jimmy Kimmel is about to get dreamier.

On top of getting the news that his show will be moving in the New Year to 11:35 p.m. and hosting major powwows on both coasts (White House Correspondents dinner, Primetime Emmys), there’s now this. Per a report by Lacey Rose in The Hollywood Reporter, Kimmel will finally be afforded the opportunity to interview his lifelong idol David Letterman:

Letterman will join Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Tracy Morgan as a guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live when the ABC host brings his late-night show to his hometown of Brooklyn for one week later this month. The move is a monumental one for Kimmel, who grew up wearing a Late Night with David Letterman jacket and would celebrate his birthday with a Late Night cake.

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Emmys Win the Week; X Factor Edges The Voice

Television’s biggest night was a ratings winner! The Emmy Awards, broadcast on ABC, was the number one prime time show in New York for the week ending September 23. The event, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, had an estimated 1.3 million WABC viewers with a 6.9 rating, according to Nielsen.

ABC’s Emmy Red Carpet show failed to draw as much attention, settling for a 17th-place tie (540,000/2.8).

Back to the top of the survey, where despite scab refs, the NFL shines. As direct competition to the Emmys, NBC’s Sunday Night Football had a strong week. The Patriots/Ravens tilt was second-best with 1.1 million viewers and a 5.7 rating.  The last half-hour of NBC’s kickoff program Football Night in America landed in a tie for 17th (544,000/2.8).

The Giants’ Thursday nighter also did well. The NFL Network telecast had a ninth-place finish (832,000/4.3). A simulcast version on WPIX/Channel 11 tied for 17th (544,000/2.8). We’re not certain if those numbers include the Cablevision audience, blocked from the WPIX programming since mid-August. Cablevision, though, offered a free preview of the NFL Network to all subscribers on PIX.

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At Sunday’s Emmys, Jimmy Kimmel Will Be Pulling for His Son’s Former Little League Coach

This would seem to be a perfect premise for some memorable banter at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmys. Especially if – as the experts are predictingBreaking Bad pulls off the upset and unseats Mad Men as Best Drama Series.

Long before Bryan Cranston became known as Walter White and Jimmy Kimmel as late night’s most capable celebrity interviewer, the former coached the latter’s son in Little League baseball. As Kimmel told ABC colleague Katie Kindelan, the host will naturally be pulling for the actor to take home a fourth consecutive Best Actor, Drama:

“Bryan Cranston, a little-known fact, was my son’s Little League coach,” Kimmel said. “I would like to see him win.”

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Goldderby.com Generates Another Sparkling Awards Season Scoop

Here’s a vivid reminder of just how well Tom O’Neil and his group of goldderby.com editors know the Emmy Awards beat.

Thanks to a recent Skype discussion between O’Neil, Chris Beachum, Matt Noble and Daniel Montgomery about the Best Supporting Comedy Actor chances of New Girl’s Max Greenfield (pictured), the performer’s Hollywood agents realized the wrong episode had been submitted on the co-star’s behalf. Instead of “Control,” which Greenfield’s reps had selected, the DVD reproduction house somehow pressed copies of the episode “Bad in Bed.” Tipped by Gold Derby, the TV  Academy worked with the actor’s team to remedy the mistake and get new discs out to voters with special instructions in time for the September 17 deadline.

“It’s definitely one of Gold Derby’s top ten scoops,” O’Neil tells FishbowlLA via telephone. “But nothing will likely surpass our story about Katherine Heigl lashing out at her writers after having withdrawn from Emmy consideration for Grey’s Anatomy. She was ticked off at her writers, and then there was that whole backlash against her after the story broke.”

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ABC’s Unnecessary Censorship of Jimmy Kimmel

We had to read a portion of this week’s TV Guide magazine interview with Jimmy Kimmel twice. Just to make sure it wasn’t some sort of gag.

In tangential response to the question, ‘As the ratings climb, has that given you more leverage?’, Kimmel replied:

“… Once in a while, we’ll have a fight over whether something is too obscene. One of the dumbest things ever happened about six months ago. There was a stick figure drawing of a naked woman, and there was a dot where each nipple would be, and they made us blur the dots out, which I figured was a little bit much for midnight.”

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Media Ignores Jay Leno’s Staggering Work-for-Free Offer

On Monday, LA Times TV reporter Scott Collins shared a solid contextual look at the recent Tonight Show layoffs. We caught up with his piece tonight and were plainly amazed that there has not been more media pick-up of paragraph number three:

Leno even offered to work for free to save more jobs, according to people familiar with the matter, who said the offer was rejected because executives believed it would set a bad precedent. These people said Tonight was now barely breaking even.

Got that? Leno was reportedly willing to forego his entire $26 million (or thereabouts) annual salary, which he famously banks while paying the bills with coin earned from stand-up appearances. Despite this staggering offer of charity, the rest of this week’s Leno coverage has been gleefully focused on disparaging Leno slams made by Jimmy Kimmel and Howard Stern.

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