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[02/08/10 - 10:28 AM]
Jimmy Kimmel Live to Broadcast Fifth Consecutive Post-Academy Awards(R) Special, Sunday, March 7 on Abc
Previous celebrations have welcomed Hollywood's biggest movie stars, including Mel Gibson, Jon Stewart, Ellen Degeneres and Ben Affleck.

[via press release from ABC]

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"JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE" TO BROADCAST FIFTH CONSECUTIVE POST-ACADEMY AWARDS(R) SPECIAL, SUNDAY, MARCH 7 ON ABC

"Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards"(R) will be broadcast LIVE from the El Capitan Entertainment Center in Hollywood on SUNDAY, MARCH 7, immediately following late local news (12:05-1:05 a.m., ET, approx). Previous "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards" celebrations have welcomed Hollywood's biggest movie stars, including two-time Academy Award(R) winner Mel Gibson, Emmy Award(R) winners Jon Stewart and Ellen Degeneres, as well as Academy Award winner Ben Affleck, who starred in Kimmel's viral sensation "I'm F***ing Ben Affleck" as a rebuttal to the Emmy-winning "I'm F*** Matt Damon" video featuring Sarah Silverman and Matt Damon. Viewers of the 2009 Academy Awards telecast also caught a very special 30-second promo for Kimmel's nightly show featuring the host as he rescued Tom Cruise from a burning home. "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards" then aired an extended behind-the-scenes making of the promo, featuring bonus footage and interviews with the duo.

Packed with hilarious comedy bits and a house band led by Jimmy's childhood best friend, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. Each night, Jimmy delivers up-to-the minute news addressing the hottest topics of the day in his monologue and recently has welcomed such notables as Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr., Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Don Cheadle, Hilary Swank, Orlando Bloom, Reese Witherspoon, Robin Williams, Kanye West, Heidi Klum, Kobe Bryant and Janet Jackson as well as performances by Coldplay, The Killers, Ozzy Osbourne, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, Incubus, Destiny's Child, Tim McGraw, Avril Lavigne, 50 Cent, Depeche Mode, Mariah Carey and many more including Matt Damon´┐Ż well, almost Matt Damon.

Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers of "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Jason Schrift and Douglas DeLuca serve as co-executive producers. "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. For more go to www.jimmykimmellive.net

Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 12:05 a.m., ET/PT on ABC.





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