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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 “But nothing will likely surpass our story about Katherine Heigl lashing out at her writers after having withdrawn from Emmy consideration for Grey’s Anatomy.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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Jimmy Kimmel Moving to 11:35 p.m. in January

Look out, David and Jay.

You’re going to have some more competition starting in January.

ABC will move Jimmy Kimmel Live! to 11:35 p.m. starting on Jan. 8, going directly head-to-head with NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno and CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman.

“Given the passionate fan base ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ has built over the past decade, and the show’s ratings and creative momentum this season, the time is right to make this move,” Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Neworks and president of the Disney/ABC Television Group, said in a statement.”

Nightline will move to 12:35 a.m. and get a new Friday prime time show starting on March 1.

“Thanks to all for the kind words re. our move to 11:35 in Jan. I feel like a real life Princess,” Jimmy Kimmel tweeted on Tuesday.

Jimmy Kimmel Proposes to His Girlfriend

Congrats go out to Jimmy Kimmel, who proposed to his girlfriend Molly McNearney, co-head writer of his ABC late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Kimmel popped the question during their vacation at Kruger National Park in South Africa.

The two have been dating since 2009. It will mark the second marriage for Kimmel, who was married for 13 years and has two children with his ex-wife.

Plus, there was that whole Sarah Silverman relationship that lasted off and on for nearly seven years. This will be McNearney’s first marriage.

Jimmy Fallon Reportedly in Talks to Host Oscars

Jimmy Fallon is about to make the career leap from 30 Rock to the Kodak Theater. No, Fallon is not leaving his Late Night program on NBC, or even taking it on the road to Los Angeles.

Fallon, though, is in talks to host the coveted Academy Awards. The Los Angeles Times reports Fallon would bring his longtime boss, Lorne Michaels, as producer. Fallon first worked for Michaels on Saturday Night Live from 1998 to 2004.

But there is a wrinkle to this arrangement.

ABC, which broadcasts the Oscars, is critical of an NBC host emceeing one of television’s biggest nights of the year. Disney (owner of ABC) chief executive Bob Iger is apparently not liking the idea of giving such an important venue to Fallon, who competes nightly with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel.

There is a precedent, however. Johnny Carson, while at the height of his Tonight Show dominion, helmed five Oscar presentations on ABC.

Billy Crystal, recognized by many as the best all-time Oscar host, had a return engagement in 2012, his first time since 2004, but ninth overall.

The Oscars are set for February 24, 2013.

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Video: Jimmy Kimmel’s Marijuana Ban Solution

Don’t fret, medical marijuana users.

Jimmy Kimmel has the perfect solution for you since the Los Angeles City Council voted this week to ban your pot shops.

The Chia Pot.

[H/T Huffington Post]

Jimmy Kimmel Gets Kids to Prank Dads for Father’s Day

Jimmy Kimmel, known for his YouTube challenges, turned the tables for Father’s Day.

Normally the adults are the ones wreaking havoc on their children, but Kimmel got kids to spray their dads with a hose.

Hilarity ensues.

Homecoming for Brooklyn-Born Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel Live is making its first East Coast trip. JKL will bring viewers to Kimmel’s birthplace, Brooklyn.

For a week of shows, October 29 through November 2, JKL will originate from BAM–the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The historic venue has been the borough’s cultural flashpoint for more than 150 years.

Overall, this marks Kimmel’s first trip away from his Hollywood studio since 2006 when the show visited Detroit.

Brooklyn week coincedes with the Brooklyn Nets debut at Barclays Center.

JKL will feature citizens and sights of Brooklyn throughout the week, along with special guests, segments, and musical acts.

Video: Jimmy Kimmel at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

In case you were out, here’s Jimmy Kimmel‘s monologue from the 2012 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

How do you think the ABC late night talk show host did? There were some awkward moments at times but Kimmel pulled no punches.

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