President Obama’s Jimmy Kimmel Visit Was Weird Yet Amusing

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President Obama’s Jimmy Kimmel visit was weird yet amusing
Kimmel got the president — whom he introduced as “the first Kenyan-born, Muslim socialist to be elected president” — to talk about lighthearted issues like Area 51 and serious issues like the Ferguson police officers who were shot the previous night. Kimmel also asked Obama if he would make a sandwich in the middle of the night in his underwear and whether Kanye West can call him out of the blue. PLUS: Watch Obama read Mean Tweets, and watch clips from Obama’s Kimmel appearance.

Sean Penn is a Bachelor fan — and “Team Kaitlyn” for The Bachelorette
Penn admitted to Jimmy Kimmel he watches The Bachelor with Charlize Theron.

Watch Lena Dunham on Scandal
“Oh my God. You’re Olivia Pope,” says the Girls star in a promo for next week’s episode. PLUS: First Lady Michelle Obama takes a selfie with First Lady Mellie and Ellen.

E!: Fashion Police will return March 30 with Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski
“No further information is available at this time,” E! said in reaction to Kathy Griffin’s exit.

Family Feud may reclaim the title most popular game show, thanks to Steve Harvey
Asked to explain Family Feud‘s resurgence, exec producer Gaby Johnston said: “It’s Steve Harvey. That’s our secret sauce. It’s Steve Harvey.”

Diddy and Mary J. Blige will reunite for the 1920s-set Black-ish season finale
For the season finale, Laurence Fishburne’s Pops character will tell the story of the family’s roots in the 1920s Harlem Renaissance.

Terrence Howard on his Empire co-star: “Taraji’s idea of a chemistry test is to slap the sh*t out of you”
Speaking at an “Empire” gathering Thursday, producers recalled how Taraji P. Henson “slapped him so hard!” “I am Cookie now,” added Henson, “I guess my dad must be turning in his grave.”

NBC orders California from Jennifer Lopez
Lopez will produce a limited series on the history of California.

George R.R. Martin on when Game of Thrones will end: “I don’t know…No one knows”
“A lot of things can happen between now and season seven, or eight, or nine, things that cannot be anticipated,” Martin explains. “Believe me, I’ve been there.”

Outlander stars played a drinking game with whiskey at Paleyfest
Some fans of the Starz series dressed in kilts as they witnessed the show’s stars drink Outlander-branded vodka.

Jeremy Piven’s Mr. Selfridge gets a 4th season
The British ITV series, which airs on PBS, will return for 10-episode 4th season.

Former Survivor producer convicted in Mexico of killing his wife
Bruce Beresford-Redman was sentenced to 12 years in prison over the death of Monica Burgos at a Cancun resort in 2010.

Lego unveils a Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart set
Also revealed: New Lego minifigurines including Smithers and Groundskeeper Willie.

Kelly Clarkson returning to American Idol
The original Idol champ will perform and mentor the contestants on the April 1 episode.

Fox’s Lucifer adds D.B. Woodside and Rachael Harris
The former stars of “24” and “The Hangover” will play, respectively, an angel and a therapist.

Twitter experimenting with “TV Timelines”
The mobile-only “TV Timelines” will enable you to dive deeply on Twitter into a particular show you’re watching.

NBC orders Biggest Loser creator’s S.T.R.O.N.G.
S.T.R.O.N.G. (Start to Realize Our Natural Greatness) will focus on men and women getting fit, rather than losing weight.

Paula Deen launches a video game app
Paula Deen’s Recipe Quest will feature cooking challenges and recipe games.

Jeopardy! ends show with a 1-contestant Final Jeopardy
Watch Jeopardy! turn into a “dystopian wasteland.”

The Last Man on Earth releases outtakes
Featuring extra humans!

Jerry Seinfeld’s 1st-ever standup show in India canceled
The cancelation of this weekend’s shows was due to parking and traffic issues.