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'Big Jaw' vs. the World: A history of Jay Leno hate

Fact #1: Jay Leno has been the most popular late night host in America for the majority of the past 19 years.

Fact #2: Comedians, Hollywood insiders, and laypeople alike just love hating on Leno, and have been doing so consistently for over 20 years.

Why? In their minds, the reasons are legion: Because he stole The Tonight Show from Johnny Carson’s rightful heir, David Letterman, way back in the early ’90s. Because he refused to simply retire when NBC tried to replace him with Conan O’Brien in 2009. Because his primetime Jay Leno Show tanked, sinking Conan’s Tonight Show before it had even really begun — and eventually forcing Conan to leave NBC for good. And most of all, because they say his jokes are broad, pandering, and eminently unfunny — which is a shame particularly because once upon a time, Leno had a reputation for being one of standup’s sharpest and edgiest comedians.

So as Leno prepares for his final few Tonight Shows, he finds himself in a unique position: More widely watched than any of his competitors, yet widely reviled by the majority of his peers. How widely, you ask? Let’s take a look back at the most notable jabs, slights, and straight-up insults famous people have aimed at Leno over the years — starting shortly after NBC revealed that he, rather than Letterman, would become Tonight‘s next host. (Insert “Jay takes it on the chin” joke here.)

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Best of 2013: A comparison of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel

Comparing Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel is like comparing “The Baby Bachelor” and the “Puppy Predictors” — adorable, fun, a little bit wrong, but mostly inevitable. However, the good news is that overall, 2013 was good to both hosts. Politically, it might have been a little better to Fallon considering his upcoming gig taking over Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show in 2014. But on a creative level, both late-night hosts brought their A game.

Fallon spent 2013 perfecting the art of getting celebrities to play ridiculously awesome games. From playing “Sticky Balls” with Channing Tatum to getting Ryan Reynolds to agree to a very wet game of war, Fallon was a master at making viral videos. Some of his many highlight include:

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Benedict Cumberbatch recites R. Kelly's 'Genius' on Kimmel: 'I can't wait to turn you on' -- VIDEO

Who knew Sherlock was a fan of slow-burning, explicitly sexual hip-hop?

Well, that’s elementary, my dear Watson, especially when it comes to Jimmy Kimmel Live late night antics. Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch appeared on Kimmel last night and gave a dramatic reading of R. Kelly’s “Genius,” a song from the artist’s upcoming album Black Panties.

“I give you Emmy, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominee, Benedict Cumberbatch,” announced Kimmel to an impenetrable wall of audience shrieks. It was a simple setup — the English actor sat only on a stool, bathed in a single light — you know, the better to let the lyrical greatness shine through.

“Go to sleep, and when we wake up, I’mma hit that thing again,” Cumberbatch reads.

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Jimmy Kimmel revamps 'Thor' as a romantic comedy: 'Jane Foster was looking for love in all the wrong places'

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Is Thor: The Dark World really just a sweet romantic comedy hidden beneath all that armor and Fabio hair?

Well that’s the new marketing campaign Jimmy Kimmel thinks Marvel ought to adopt, in order to get more women into the theaters when the Thor sequel opens Friday. On Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, he showed a trailer highlighting the plight of poor astrophysicist Jane Foster as “looking for love in all the wrong places” cut with Harlequin romance novel shots of Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) sculpted back. The best part? Kimmel changes the title to something Hugh Grant would surely approve of – Thor Actually.

Maybe Kimmel is onto something. Girl geeks want to find love too. At least highlighting the Marvel movie’s romantic stuff gives new meaning to “hammertime.”

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Jimmy Kimmel's 'Kill Everyone in China' skit to get White House response

ABC and Jimmy Kimmel have already apologized for airing a segment on Kimmel’s late night show that had a child suggest “Kill everyone in China” as a way to lower U.S. debt. (You can check out video of the segment here.)

Unsurprisingly, immediately tons of people were upset with the supposed-to-be-humorous suggestion, so much so that a WhiteHouse.gov petition asking the White House to shut down Jimmy Kimmel Live! has reached over 100,000 signatures since it was formed Oct. 19. READ FULL STORY

Watch Jimmy Kimmel's annual 'I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy ' prank

Oh, Jimmy Kimmel, you sneaky late night show host!

Kimmel held his third annual “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy” prank last week and created another video of your children in utter sadness and devastation, for your enjoyment of course.

His team received so many submissions that it took them a whole weekend to sift through through videos of crying children. Oh to be so young and precious that the sight of an empty pumpkin trick-or-treat bucket crumbles your world to Reese’s pieces. Some memorable bits? Inconsolable blond brothers wailing like banshees and rustling through tragically empty wrappers and a daughter whose tantrum is foiled by the force of gravity.

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Dax Shepard says his wedding to Kristen Bell cost $142 -- VIDEO

Between Pinterest and shows like Say Yes to the Dress and The Bachelor, weddings have become quite the spectacle. The dresses are big, the locations are bigger, and the ring? Well, if Neil Lane has anything to say about it, it’s going to be a spectacle all its own.

So in the world of Hollywood, it’s refreshing when a couple puts the money aspect aside and gets married just to, you know, get married. Take Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, for example. After three years of engagement, the couple tied the knot at the Beverly Hills Courthouse on Oct. 17. And in a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Shepard lets it slip that the entire ceremony, including the fuel it took to get them to the Courthouse, cost them $142.

And that doesn’t even include the cost of Shepard’s ring, because he doesn’t have one yet. However, he tells Kimmel that he fully intends to follow in his footsteps and purchase a wedding band from Costco. That being said, Shepard does admit that Bell’s engagement ring was “expensive as hell,” but that’s in the past. Now, Bell and Shepard have taken part in the “world’s worst wedding,” and they couldn’t be happier about it.

Watch Shepard’s interview below:
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Kanye West on Kimmel: Epic rant to clarify last rant

After Kanye went on a Twitter rant following Jimmy Kimmel’s spoof of his BBC interview, the two agreed to talk it out on Wednesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. And in true Kanye form, he went on another epic rant to clarify his last rant.

“We had a big dumb fight on Twitter but he was nice enough to come on tonight,” said Kimmel, who tried to cut the tension by opening with accessories. He asked about Kanye’s outfit (“Ralph”), was he wearing a new grill (“No, they’ve been in my mouth for three years”), before showing a clip of the skit that started it all (even Kanye was smiling!)

“The truth is, the main reason I did that is because I like to see kids curse,” said Kimmel who admitted he didn’t watch the entire BBC interview. Both assured us this wasn’t a publicity stunt. READ FULL STORY

Government shutdown: The best late-night and celeb reactions

Faster than you can say “meme,” the Internet was aflutter with commentary on today’s government shutdown. Ranging from the angry to the silly to the tweetable, here are the best reactions:

The best late-night government roasting (in addition to Stewart and Colbert’s “Rockin’ Government Shutdown Eve“): “Our government may be shutting down in a few hours. So folks, get ready for absolutely no noticeable difference,” Conan O’Brien said on Monday’s Conan. “All this drama is very confusing to all the hookers in D.C. They don’t know whether they have to go to work tomorrow either,” Arsenio Hall said on The Arsenio Hall Show.
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Kanye West vs. Jimmy Kimmel: Real or fake? POLL

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Nothing is certain in this post-Twerk-Fail world — which may be why Kanye West’s furious Twitter rant against Jimmy Kimmel has been met with a healthy dose of skepticism. The Associated Press puts it best with this headline: “Kimmel and Kanye West Are at War — Or Are They?”

Let’s examine the facts. First and foremost, Kimmel is a notorious prankster known for tricking passersby with his regular “Lie Witness News” segments, encouraging Emmy viewers to convince the Twittersphere that Tracy Morgan had passed out onstage, and challenging parents to pretend they’ve eaten all their children’s Halloween candy. More importantly, Kanye’s “anger” comes just weeks after Kimmel pulled off his greatest practical joke yet: Convincing the news media and the Internet at large that a girl had actually set herself on fire while trying to twerk.

So if any other celebrity picked a big, public feud with Kimmel, we could be pretty certain that the whole thing was a stunt and nothing more. With Kanye West, though, things are just a bit more complicated.

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