Jimmy Kimmel Officially Announced as Emmy Host

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Jimmy Kimmel officially announced as Emmy host

Kimmel will host the Emmys for the second time on Sept. 18. He previously hosted in 2012, the last time ABC carried the Emmys. Since Fox, ABC, NBC and CBS rotate airing the Emmys, the host is usually one of the network’s stars or late-night hosts.


Remembering Nancy Reagan’s Diff’rent Strokes cameo

The former first lady, who died Sunday at age 94, dropped by the NBC sitcom on April 30, 1983 to promote her “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign and to back up Gary Coleman’s Arnold Jackson after he got in trouble for his plan to expose drug use at school. PLUS: 4 times Nancy Reagan appeared on the cover of TV Guide.


SNL finally stops going soft on Donald Trump

As Joanna Robinson points out, comedians are only beginning to take Trump seriously. "In recent weeks, former Daily Show correspondents and current late-night hosts Stephen Colbert and John Oliver seemed to wake up to the degree of influence they might have in stopping Trump,” she writes. "No longer content to either glad-hand or ignore Trump, Colbert and Oliver went for the jugular. SNL may be even later to the party, but at least it has finally arrived. In a pre-taped (Racists for Trump) segment that rolled after host Jonah Hill’s monologue, SNL riffed on Trump’s recent entanglement with white supremacist David Duke and took aim at the bigoted contingent of Trump’s supporters.” PLUS: Louis CK compares Trump to Hitler in a scathing e-mail, and Louis CK first met Trump in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s.


Arnold Schwarzenegger did not endorse Donald Trump, his Celebrity Apprentice predecessor

Instead, the new Celebrity Apprentice and former Republican governor of California host threw his support behind Ohio Gov. John Kasich.


Alyssa Milano: CBS is developing a Charmed reboot without the original cast

According to Milano, a reboot could hurt the chances of the stars of the original WB show reuniting.


Contestants on Adam Levine’s NBC songwriter competition warned they have to give away their best material for free

An entertainment lawyer is calling foul over a provision buried in the contract. “NBC will own all rights to use and exploit all of your songs involved in the show including the songs you submit in the initial application,” the lawyer, Wallace Collins, wrote. “It also states that you waive your rights to claim any royalties from the songs whatsoever. On top of that, it states that you waive your right to sue NBC Songland (e.g., in case you didn’t read the contract upon signing).”


Julian Fellowes on the Downton Abbey finale: "I’m pretty pleased with the television ending”

"I felt we managed to tie up enough of the knots, so there was a sense of where most of the characters were going,” says the Downton creator. "Well, there may be a film. That’s still being decided. We would have one more look at them all in a slightly different way that would give everyone a tasty bite at the end.” PLUS: Would Fellowes have to be involved in a Downton follow-up?, and why Downton became a massive cultural phenomenon.


Tom Bergeron loses his mom 4 months after losing his dad

The night before his mom died, the Dancing with the Stars host tweeted: "4 months ago my Mom lost the love of her life. Now we've gathered at her bedside. They never did like being apart.”


Aaron Rodgers’ little brother to compete on The Bachelorette

Former Vanderbilt QB Jordan Rodgers, 27, who last year made a cameo with his brother’s Green Bay Packers teammates on Pitch Perfect 2 (he's the skinny guy on the left), reportedly will be one of the guys vying to win Caila Quinn’s heart.


Jada Pinkett Smith responds to Chris Rock’s Oscar diss

“It comes with the territory, sweetheart,” she told a member of the paparazzi from X17. “Hey look, it comes with the territory but we gotta keep it moving. We  gotta keep it moving. We gotta keep it moving. There’s a lot of stuff we gotta handle, a lot of stuff in our world right now. We gotta keep it moving.”


Will Forte talks The Last Man on Earth’s standalone episode

"Since the pilot episode, we've always been fascinated with the empty world,” he says. "That's one of the reasons we wanted to do the show in the first place.


Check out Game of Thrones snow art

Snow artist Simon Beck spent a lot of time creating the HBO drama’s logo in the snow.


Sarah Michelle Gellar dyes her hair brown in preparation for NBC’s Cruel Intentions

Gellar wrote on Instagram: "#brownhairdontcare (actually kind of love it!!)”


Why this week’s Walking Dead episode was so good

Not Tomorrow Yet is the closest the AMC drama has gotten to perfection in recent months, thanks in part to a cliffhanger that was actually exciting. PLUS: Finally, an episode that moved forward into new territory instead of rehashing prior events.


Amazon’s Ripper Street is ending with Season 5

The Victorian-era crime series has already started filming its final season.


Lena Dunham to undergo surgery for an ovarian cyst rupture

The Girls star has recently been sidelined with endometriosis.