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How Magic Johnson Met His Wife
"You know how you meet somebody and you just know: This has to be my girlfriend?" Magic Johnson once asked Jimmy Kimmel. Well, that's how Magic met his wife: "I saw her walking on the campus and she had on the tightest jeans I'd ever seen in my life. And I said, 'I gotta meet her.' I right up to her. I followed the jeans..." 
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Donald Trump - Forgetting Names
After president Joe Biden appeared to forget the name of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and called him "that fellow Down Under," many Republicans said he was losing his mind.  In response, staffers at Jimmy Kimmel Live assembled a clip show of Donald Trump forgetting people's names.  Trump called Chuck Canterbury, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police, "Ken," He called Apple CEO Tim Cook "Tim Apple," He called National Security Advisor John Bolton "Mike." He called Florida congressman Matt Gaetz "Rick." He called Texas governor Rick Perry "Jim." He called Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu "Betanyahu." And he called his own vice president, Mike Pence, "Mike Pounds." 
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On Mother's Day one year, John Mulaney's wife said he acted "fake" around his mother. Mulaney agreed.  "She said, 'Why do you do that?' he later recalled, "and I said, 'You're supposed to.' I said, 'You're supposed to act fake around adults.' And my wife said, 'You're 36 years old.' And then she said, 'So there's a fake you with your parents,' and I said, 'Yes.' She said, 'And there's a fake you onstage.' And I said, 'Yes.' And then Anna said, 'So how do I know when I'm with you that it's the real you?' And I said, 'You don't.'  "She thought a little bit and she said, 'You know, we've been together for nine years, and I think we'll be together for a long time, but you will ...
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Eric Idle Admitted Women To The Cambridge Footlights
In 1964, Eric Idle became president of Cambridge University's legendary Footlights comedy club. Among his first acts was to allow the admission of women to the troupe. Among the first women to join? Feminist writer Germaine Greer. 
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Bill Maher On General Mark Milley's Defiance Of Donald Trump
"General Mark Milley, the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, took precautions to limit Trump's ability to start a war," Real Time host Bill Maher reported in September 2021. "Milley called his counterpart in China, General Lee Zhao Chang, to assure him, 'Look, if this nut tries to nuke you, I promise I will stop it.' I think the guy was brave. I think this is an act of great patriotism. But now General Milley is getting it from both sides: the right doesn't like that he went behind Trump's back, and the left doesn't like that he talked to a guy named General Lee." 
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When Tiffany Haddish Worked As A Phone Sex Operator
While looking at the Backstage West theatre magazine one day in 1998, actress Tiffany Haddish and a friend, how had just graduated from high school, saw an ad for voice actors. They went down to the office on Sunset Boulevard and, after a two-minute try-out, were hired to work as phone-sex operators.  "I called myself Patricia," Haddish later recalled, "and I said... 'Hi caller, what's your name?' 'My name is Ted, what's your name?' And I'm like, 'My name's Patricia. I'm 5'6". I'm Hawaiian and black. I have hair all the way down to my ass, and I wear 36 double-D. And I'm a cheerleader at USC, and sometimes when I cheer, my boobs hit me in the chin!'" 
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When Tiffany Haddish Fell Asleep Eating Pizza
While visiting Venice, Italy, in 2021, Tiffany Haddish ordered a pepperoni pizza and was disappointed to receive a pizza covered with bell peppers. Haddish complained to the restaurant and was offered a salami pizza.  "I was pigging out so much," she later told Jimmy Kimmel, "and I was really tired, so I fell asleep while I was eating, and when I woke up, there was salami on the side on my face. ... but it wasn't a human salami so we're good. It's late night, right?" 
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Talk About A Swelled Head
One evening, recalls Charles Neilson Gattey in The Elephant That Swallowed a Nightingale, "a diva remarked, after a rival had left a party, 'What a woman. Nothing but I—I—I. Talk about a swelled head.' Suddenly a car backfired out in the street. 'There—it has exploded.'" 
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When Brett Goldstein Learned He Was CGI
After the release of the Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso in 2020, an odd rumor began to circulate that Roy Kent, a character played by Brett Goldstein, was actually computer-generated. "Roy Kent," one viewer tweeted, "looks and acts like he was dropped from Grand Theft Auto."  Goldstein himself even had some doubts. "When I found out I was CGI," he later recalled, "it was quite disconcerting, because I've seen a lot of sci-fi films and I started to be like, 'Maybe I am, yeah,' because they'd implant memories to make me think I wasn't. And then I was thinking, like, 'I have ex girlfriends how always called me the Tin Man, which I assumed was like, emotionally, but they may have meant an actual robot. It's ...
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How Brett Goldstein Was Cast In Ted Lasso
In 2020, TV producer Bill Lawrence hired Brett Goldstein as a writer for the Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso, starring Jason Sudeikis. A few shows in, Goldstein found himself relating to the aging footballer character, Roy Kent.  "I started to think, 'I think I'm Roy,'" he later recalled. "But I also thought, 'No one around this table thinks I'm Roy, because I'm soft-spoken and I love the Muppets.'" Lest he make anyone uncomfortable, Goldstein filmed five scenes as Roy and emailed them to his colleagues, "I said, 'Thanks for having me. If this is awkward or this is shit, pretend you never got this email and I promise I will never ask you about it. But if you like it, I think Roy ...