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Jimmy Kimmel Live! is ABC's late-night show, the format of which is similar to late-night shows featuring Jay Leno, David Letterman and Conan O'Brien. It airs at 12 a.m. eastern every weekday night and is hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, creator of the show who previously appeared on Win Ben Stein's Money and The Man Show. Jimmy Kimmel Live! is one of the most successful late-night talk shows on television; it is also one of the few to have experienced any kind of substantial longevity. It first aired in 2003 and continues to attract around 2 million viewers nightly.

The show owes much of its popularity to its hilariously original sketches. While many other late-night shows features similar segments, Kimmel's history as a comedian and actor give his sketches a notably superior quality. One of Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s most well-known segments is "This Week in Unnecessary Censorship," in which Kimmel takes news clips and videos from the week and censors the speech to make it appear as though people are saying outrageous things. The sketch is intended to be a mockery of the FCC's censorship regulations.

Much of the time for each 60 minute show is taken up by interviews with actors, musicians and various other celebrities. Kimmel has made a habit of often signing his show off with an apology to Matt Damon for lack of time, the meaning of which some viewers of the show have been left confused about. The bit has turned into a running joke of sorts, for when Damon finally appeared on the show after this had started, Kimmel immediately apologized and told him that the show had run out of time. Other distinguished past guests include Mark Cuban, Scarlett Johansson, and Kristen Stewart, just to name a few.

Another popular feature of the show is the character Guillermo, who has been fully integrated into the show after giving good performances in the show's early comedy sketches. Guillermo now appears on the show more regularly than any other supporting cast member and even has several sketches designed specifically for him, most notably "Guillermo's Hollywood Roundup." His sometimes childish innocence proves him an extremely likable and charming character to every audience.

While Jimmy Kimmel Live! itself has yet to win any late-night talk show awards, its host has won a Daytime Emmy for previous work in television. Jimmy Kimmel is also slated to host the 2012 Emmy Awards in September.

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Drake, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and More Read Mean Tweets About Themselves

It's a scientific fact: you can never have enough Mean Tweets. The ongoing "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" segment, which has celebrities read extraordinarily mean tweets about themselves on camera, released a new installment in last night's episode. This time around it was an all-music edition, featuring the likes of Lady Gaga, Drake, Katy Perry, 5 Seconds of Summer and many others. There are, as usual, plenty of nasty comments in the video, including one that compares Katy Perry's voice to "glass balls sliding down my throat.

New 'Celebrities Read Mean Tweets Features Gwyneth, Chris Pratt, and Lena Dunham's Boobs

It's Mean Tweets time again! Perhaps one of the best segments on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" is this recurring video series, which has Jimmy's guests reading a particularly scathing tweet about them in front of a camera and reacting in kind. This time around, we see a pretty wide variety of celebs in terms of their hateability. On one end of the spectrum, there's Gwyneth Paltrow...we're guessing that the Kimmel team didn't have to search too long to find a mean tweet about her.

Jimmy Kimmel Gives 'Sesame Street' the 'Unnecessary Censorship' Treatment

"Sesame Street" is a great way for kids to learn everything from their ABC's to big vocabulary words. But what about swear words? Thanks to "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" that might also be on the educational agenda. Kimmel showed off a very special edition of the ongoing segment "Unnecessary Censorship" last week to celebrate the 45th anniversary of "Sesame Street." In the sketch, "Sesame Street" characters are bleeped at opportune times to make it sound like the fuzzy, friendly stars of the long-running kid's show are swearing up a storm.

Jimmy Kimmel Warns of 'Elsaween' in Hilarious Clip About 'Frozen' Halloween Costumes

Get ready for "Elsaween." "Every year there's a Halloween costume that you see over and over again," Jimm Kimmel explains in this clip, "and this year I think it's going to be Elsa from 'Frozen.' There are going to be a lot of Elsas this year." Kimmel has a good point: when "The Dark Knight" came out, there were countless Jokers walking around on Halloween, and when fans were anticipating the end of "Breaking Bad" last year, there were a lot of Heisenbergs.

Watch Shia LaBeouf Talk About His Drunken Arrest on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

We're just going to say it: Shia LaBoeuf is kinda funny and charming in this clip. "So, since the last time I saw you it seems like you went crazy," Jimmy Kimmel said to LaBoeuf at the start of his interview on last night's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" LaBoeuf didn't disagree, and went on describe exactly what happened (from his perspective, at least) on the night that he was arrested for being drunk and disorderly during a performance of "Cabaret" in New York City.

Jimmy Kimmel Quizzes New York and Los Angeles to Determine Who's Smarter

Which city is smarter: New York or Los Angeles? You might have your answer ready to go, but take a minute to watch this video from "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and you might be surprised. In this segment, the Kimmel team went out on the streets in Los Angeles and New York City to find out once and for all which city has the smarter residents. The verdict: they're all pretty dumb. Angelinos and New Yorkers alike had trouble determining what "IQ" and "SAT" stand for.

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Remember That Little Girl Who Got Kicked Out of KFC? Yeah, That Was Probably a Hoax

A couple of weeks ago, a story went viral about a three-year-old girl with facial scars and an eye patch from a pit bull attack who was kicked out of a KFC restaurant because she was "scaring the customers." Heartbreaking, right? Rage-inducing, no? Well, it turns out that it's probably all one big fat lie. A report from a local newspaper in the area claims that the family may have been lying about the whole story; a claim that prompted KFC to launch a closer investigation into the issue.

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Watch a New Installment of Celebrities Reading Mean Tweets About Themselves

Celebrities Read Mean Tweets is the gift that keeps on giving. The video series has been a staple of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" ever since the show discovered that having celebrities read really mean tweets about themselves out loud is actually pretty hilarious. This is the seventh installment in the series, and the guest list is still as star-studded as ever. In this edition, we have Matthew McConaughey pondering the meaning behind a very inventive insult, we have a little insight into what Emma Stone might smell like in person, and we have Oscar nominee June Squibb telling someone to f**k off, which is worth the price of admission on its own.

Latest 'Mean Tweets' Features George Clooney, Matt Damon and More...Watch Now!

Twitter strikes again. On Wednesday's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" the show brought out one of its most popular segments: Celebrities Read Mean Tweets. And this one was perhaps the most star-studded Mean Tweets yet! Heavily featuring the cast of "Monuments Men," the segment included George Clooney reading a tweet that called him a "lumpy faced bastard" and John Goodman reading one that unfavorably compared him to movie theater butter. Other cast members from the upcoming WWII film who appear in the video include Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban and Matt Damon, who gets a special Mean Tweet from a familiar writer.

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More Celebrities Read Mean Tweets

See, even celebrities can have their feelings hurt. Meanies! Because easy access to social media has allowed every foul-mouthed fool with a keyboard to leave nasty comments on whatever they want, whenever they want, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” reveals some of the repercussions those rude comments can have. Yes, that means celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves. To their credit, everyone handles it pretty well… that is, except maybe Anderson Cooper, who blows off the person that he reminds of a “dinosaur” with a well-chosen expletive.

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