President Barack Obama has condemned the criminal acts in Ferguson, Missouri, one night after two police officers at a protest were shot.
Barack Obama said the protesters had “legitimate grievances” but described the shooters as “criminals” who should be arrested.
The shootings on March 11 happened during a demonstration after it was announced Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson would resign.
Further protests on March 12 passed peacefully. The two officers have been released from hospital.
The protests are the latest of many in the city since a policeman shot dead Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in August 2014.
Police Chief Thomas Jackson quit one week after a Justice Department report alleged widespread racial bias in his department and the city’s court system.
Protesters gathered outside the police station after Thomas Jackson’s resignation was announced.
Late on Wednesday, one officer was shot in the face and the other was hit in the shoulder as protestors were heading home for the night.
“I think that what had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable and was worthy of protest. But there was no excuse for criminal acts,” President Barack Obama said on the Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC.
“Whoever fired those shots shouldn’t detract from the issue; they’re criminals,” he added.
Tensions have been high in Ferguson since August and escalated in November after a grand jury declined to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson for Michael Brown’s killing.
On March 12, protesters held a candlelight vigil for all victims of violence. They later marched to the police department while beating drums and chanting.
There were no rows of police officers in riot gear unlike previous demonstrations.
Ferguson police temporarily ceded security responsibilities for the protests to state troopers and county police.
The protests ended without a single arrest about 23:00 local time.
During her appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show on Monday, August 4, Kim Kardashian shared the unedited highlights of her European wedding.
Kim Kardashian, 33, revealed details of her drunk sister and some rude last-minute VIP cancellations.
The wedding rehearsal at the historic Palace of Versailles in France was a huge event, Kim Kardashian recalled: “I think everyone just had such a good time at Versailles that they drank too much.”
“Khloe drank a little too much the night before and I had to wake her up,” Kim Kardashian added, of her 29-year-old sister.
Kim Kardashian shared the unedited highlights of her European wedding on Jimmy Kimmel Live (photo Jimmy Kimmel Live)
“She was laying down and getting her makeup done while she was sleeping, she was so hungover!”
Kim Kardashian talked about the dual venues of Paris and Florence.
“We wanted to share our love story,” she explained. According to Us Weekly, Paris was chosen as the place Kim Kardashian and Kanye West first fell in love, and Florence as it was the location of baby North’s conception.
Her last-minute no-show guests who threw arrangements were the worst moments of her wedding.
“We tried to put white paint and cover the name,” Kim Kardashian explained of their marble-etching drama.
Jimmy Kimmel decided to try Snow White costume for his Halloween show.
His Snow White costume was his best Jimmy Kimmel Live getup since he dressed up as Jay Leno in 2010.
Jimmy Kimmel decided to try Snow White costume for his Halloween show
Jimmy Kimmel’s guest, Mindy Kaling, meanwhile, turned up as Peter Pan’s nemesis — though Kimmel initially took her for Prince.
The two sat down to talk about their childhood Halloween costumes.
Jimmy Kimmel seems to know where his bread is buttered: His show airs on Disney-owned ABC, and his theater is owned by the Walt Disney Company. So no one will poison his apple at this year’s company Christmas party.
Jimmy Kimmel addressed Kanye West’s profanity-studded Twitter rant in which he went off on the late-night host in response to a bit from Jimmy Kimmel Live that poked fun at Kanye’s much-talked-about interview with BBC Radio One.
“Quick question,” Jimmy Kimmel kicked off his monologue on Thursday.
“Did anyone else get a very angry phone call from Kanye West about an hour and a half ago? Just me? OK, I didn’t know if he was mad at all of us.”
Picking up the subject again about 15 minutes later, Jimmy Kimmel described the pre-rant call he got from Kanye West.
“He told me I had two choices: apologize publicly…and that was really the only choice!” Jimmy Kimmel said.
“The other choice he gave was that my life – <<Your life>>, he said, <<is going to be much better if you apologize>>. Then he started tweeting today and I don’t even know if I’ve seen some of these tweets, because they’re happening as we speak…”
Then Jimmy Kimmel started going through Kanye’s tweets (which were all in caps), starting with the one that got the ball rolling: “Jimmy Kimmel is out of line to try and spoof in any way the first piece of honest media in years.”
The funnyman continued to parse the tweets, including the one that inquired whether Jimmy Kimmel would like it if Kanye West did a spoof about “your face or you f***ing Ben Affleck.”
“Which, by the way, was a spoof,” Jimmy Kimmel reminded everyone.
Jimmy Kimmel addressed Kanye West’s profanity-studded Twitter rant during Thursday’s monologue
“I don’t know if he thought that was news.”
Noting the use of the hash tags “#nodisrespecttobenaffleck” and “#alldisrespecttojimmy kimmel,” Jimmy Kimmel cracked: “A lot of hash in those tags.”
“And he told me this on the phone, I swear,” he continued>
“He said, <<I am the most powerful voice in media. I am ‘Pac!>> He said <<I am ‘Pac>> a few times to me. He said, <<You’ll never be able to show your face at a 14-year-old’s high school football game and be cool again>>.
“He really is ‘Pac,” Jimmy Kimmel said, smiling but looking a bit baffled.
“That’s right out of the Tupac playbook, isn’t it?”
“I don’t understand it, I don’t know why he’s angry again,” Jimmy Kimmel continued.
“I thought the bit was pretty innocuous. Finally I’m in a rap feud.”
“Do you have my back?” he asked side-kick Guillermo, who promised, while munching on a snack, to watch his boss’ back.
“Right now we’re at Def-Kanye Five,” Jimmy Kimmel concluded.
“Thanks, Kanye, appreciate it.”
Jimmy Kimmel promised to keep us posted and all remains quiet on the Twitter front for now.
Kanye West got angry after Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s recent parody of the lengthy, in-depth interview the rapper gave to BBC’s Radio One, in which he referred to himself as the “No. 1 rock star on the planet” and delved into various personal topics.
Kanye West, 36, took to Twitter to slam Jimmy Kimmel’s action: “JMMY KIMMEL IS OUT OF LINE TO TRY AND SPOOF IN ANY WAY THE FIRST PIECE OF HONEST MEDIA IN YEARS.”
“JIMMY KIMMEL, I DON’T TAKE IT AS A JOKE… YOU DON’T HAVE SCUM BAGS HOPPING OVER FENCES TRYING TO TAKE PICTURES OF YOUR DAUGHTER,” the rapper continued.
“YOU CAN’T PUT YOURSELF IN MY SHOES. YOUR FACE LOOKS CRAZY…IS THAT FUNNY?…OR IF I HAD A KID SAY IT WOULD BE FUNNY???”
The spoof that angered Kanye West featured a little boy reciting actual snippets of the artist’s interview while fiercely sipping a milk shake in between sound bites.
“I brought the leather jogging pants six years ago to Fendi, and they said <<no>>!” little Kanye exclaimed in the “Kanye Kid Re(Kreation)”
“How many [bleep] you seen with leather jogging pants? Where the culture at? Where is the culture at?!”
Kanye West got angry after Jimmy Kimmel Live’s recent parody of the lengthy, in-depth interview the rapper gave to BBC’s Radio One
Kanye West went on: “SHOULD I DO A SPOOF ABOUT YOUR FACE OR YOU F***ING BEN AFFLECK…#NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK #ALLDISRESPECTTOJIMMYKIMMEL!!!!”
Instead, Jimmy Kimmel appeared to fully enjoy reaping what he had sowed.
“apparently @KanyeWest is VERY VERY ANGRY with me….” Jimmy Kimmel tweeted when he first got wind of Kanye West’s rant.
“if it’s not too much trouble @kanyewest, would you mind using @jimmykimmel? Thanks”
Kanye West continued: “I LIKE YOU, YOU KNOW ME, I WENT TO YOUR FAMILY’S WEDDING.”
Jimmy Kimmel replied: “I like you too! Glad we cleared this up.”
But Kanye West didn’t stop: “WHO YOU MADE IT CLEAR TO ME WASN’T YOUR FAMILY WHEN I WAS ON THEN PHONE WITH YOU 5 MINUTES AGO, YOU MANIPULATIVE MEDIA MUTHERF***ER.”
Jimmy Kimmel then swatted back with: “I know! #WreckItRalph, right?!” when Kanye West jabbed at him with: “SARAH SILVERMAN IS A THOUSAND TIMES FUNNIER THAN YOU AND THE WHOLE WORLD KNOWS IT!!!”
Then Kanye West started tweeting pictures, one of which Jimmy Kimmel duly retweeted.
“I swear, @kanyewest one more of these I WILL unfollow you #warning #Goshdarnit,” Jimmy Kimmel wrote.
Zac Efron secretly completed a stint in rehab five months ago.
According to TMZ, Zac Efron, 25, quietly checked into a treatment facility to deal with a cocaine problem, and a source adds that he also experimented with MDMA – the active ingredient in Ecstasy tablets, which is known as “Molly” on the street.
Zac Efron is now said to be healthy and happy and is focusing on his movie career as he aims to put his days as a teen heartthrob behind him.
A source told E! News: “He’s healthy, happy and not drinking. He’s taking time to focus on working.”
An insider also told People magazine: “He’s doing great. He’s taking care of himself and it shows.”
While Zac Efron hasn’t commented on the rehab reports, he told reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival recently: “I’m good, real good.”
The news of the stint in the treatment facility will come as a shock to Zac Efron’s fans as the actor has mainly stayed away from the party scene, apart from one well publicized visit to a strip club back in 2010, which left him disappointed.
Zac Efron secretly completed a stint in rehab five months ago
While Zac Efron admitted that he went to Flash Dancers Gentlemen’s Club in New York with High School Musical co-star Corbin Bleu, he insisted he had received permission from his then girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens before the boys’ night out.
“The hardest part is calling your girlfriend before,” he said on US late-night chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live!
“It’s like, how do you even start that conversation without feeling like an a**hole?”
When Jimmy Kimmel asked how Vanessa Hudgens responded, Zac Efron hesitated for a while before saying: “She was fine with it.”
He went on to say that it wasn’t exactly what he expected.
Zac Efron told Jimmy Kimmel: “I had this image of what it’d be like.
“I’ve heard a lot about these places, mostly from rap music – they’re supposed to be pretty reputable!”
He added: “So I envisioned myself in a nice couch with stunner shades with T-Pain and Usher making it rain money!
“And it just wasn’t like that.”
Otherwise, Zac Efron has maintained a low profile and is not usually spotted out partying like his young Hollywood contemporaries.
Zac Efron will next appear on the big screen in Parkland, about the days surrounding President Kennedy’s death in Dallas in 1963.
Actress Gabourey Sidibe appeared to be pulling a prank on Jimmy Kimmel, wearing a white wedding dress as she arrived at his ceremony in Ojai, California on Saturday.
Taking on the role of his bride-to-be, the 30-year-old Precious star stepped out of her black Escalade limousine in the flowing gown and accompanying veil.
And Oscar winner Gabourey Sidibe even had a gal pal holding her train as she strolled across the stone path.
Avoiding the sun, Gabourey Sidibe also covered herself with a dark green umbrella.
Later, Gabourey Sidibe slipped into a red frock and white flats at the star-studded event, allowing Jimmy Kimmel’s bride Molly McNearney to be the center of attention.
Jimmy Kimmel, 45, seemed to appreciate the stunt, laughing as he greeted the actress inside the reception.
Gabourey Sidibe pranks Jimmy Kimmel as she arrives to his wedding wearing a white dress and veil
He tied the knot with his fiancée Molly McNearney at a lavish country ceremony in a quaint hill town high above Santa Barbara, California, his publicist has confirmed.
According toPeople magazine, invitations to the wedding requested that guests make a charitable donation in lieu of wedding gifts.
Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney have been together since October 2011 and got engaged last August while on vacation at the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
They would appear to be a match made in TV heaven with Molly McNearney being the head writer on Jimmy Kimmel’s chat show, Jimmy Kimmel Live.
There will certainly be no shortage of laughter in their marital home.
It will be the second wedding for the hugely popular Jimmy Kimmel Live host who was married to first wife Gina for 14 years before they divorced in 2002. Jimmy and Gina Kimmel have two children together.
Jimmy Kimmel then went on to date satirical comedienne Sarah Silverman, 42, but the couple broke up in July 2008 after five years together.
Recently Jimmy Kimmel spoke about the upcoming ceremony, saying: “It’ll be mostly a family affair, and there will be a Catholic priest officiating… I’m not that involved with the wedding planning, but I will be there.”
Tom Cruise let his guard down for the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday as he played a game of egg roulette with the show host and lost.
Tom Cruise, 50, picked from an assortment of raw and boiled eggs for the gag, and found out soon in the game things were about to get really messy.
The actor and the show host took turns picking from a carton holding eight boiled eggs and four raw eggs and smashed their chosen egg against their head. The game ends when someone breaks two raw eggs on their head and loses.
Tom Cruise went first and promptly smashed a raw egg against his hair, prompting Jimmy Fallon to double over in laughter.
“I told you I didn’t have a good feeling about this, man,” Tom Cruise told Jimmy Fallon with a smile.
Tom Cruise let his guard down for the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday as he played a game of egg roulette with the show host and lost
Jimmy Fallon went next and picked a hard-boiled egg.
Tom Cruise on his second pick again chose a raw egg and broke it against his head.
It wasn’t the first time that Tom Cruise and Jimmy Fallon squared off.
They went eye-to-eye last December in a Water War game, which is based on the card game War and includes lots of water.
The winner of each hand got to douse his opponent with a cup of water and the first to run out of cups won the right to blast the loser with a toy water cannon.
Tom Cruise won and thoroughly drenched Jimmy Fallon.
The Hollywood star has been making the talk show circuit lately to promote his new sci-film Oblivion.
Tom Cruise visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night and also took part in a skit.
Jimmy Kimmel gave Tom Cruise an acting challenge by having him deliver ridiculous lines in a dramatic overtone.
“Is there a way to get the soup and the salad?” Tom Cruise asked as he was illuminated on the couch with a spotlight.
The actor ended the dramatic query with his patented muscle-flurrying jaw clench.
In his new movie, Oblivion, Tom Cruise plays Jack Harper, a former Marine commander, in the sci-fi flick set in a not-too-distant future of 2073.
Jack Harper is stationed on a fallen Earth following an alien invasion 60 years earlier.
The character comes across an enigmatic stranger played by Olga Kurylenko who crash lands in a spacecraft and Jack Harper is forced to question what he knows about Earth’s near-destruction and life as he knows it.
Oblivion also features British star Andrea Riseborough, Melissa Leo and Morgan Freeman and opens on April 19.
Katie Couric has admitted to dating talk show legend Larry King during Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Katie Couric and Larry King went for dinner at an Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C. about 25 years ago and afterwards King drove them back to his apartment where he tried to put the moves on her.
“So we sat there and what can I say, he lunged,” Katie Couric said, as Jimmy Kimmel cracked up and interjected: “Incredible.”
Katie Couric, now 56, said their one and only date took place when she was about 30-years-old and during a time when she decided to be more adventurous in her love life.
“I was going through this period of my life that I was going, <<I’m going to go out with anyone who asks me because you learn something every time>>.”
After Larry King, who has famously been married eight times, met her at a restaurant and later called her to ask her out.
“And I thought well that would be really interesting,” Katie Couric said of her reason for saying yes.
She said Larry King, now 79-years-old, came to her apartment to pick her up driving a Lincoln Town Car and then they went to dinner.
“They put us right next to each other like they do with all the men and their <<nieces>>.”
“He had ordered the veal poached in chicken stock because he had just had quadruple bypass, which was hot,” Katie Couric joked.
The rest of the meal went “nice enough” Katie Couric said, but she was soon thrown for a shock when she realized he wasn’t taking her back to her apartment.
“I go, <<Larry, where are we going>> and he goes, <<My place>>.
“I was like, <<Oh mother of god>>. I was like <<Dear, Cosmo what do i do?>> I was only 30, I could not figure out how to extricate myself from it.”
“So we go to his apartment in Roslyn [Virginia] and we walk in and its covered in proclamations for <<Larry King Day>> and keys to every city in the country. That was sexy!”
Katie Couric has admitted to dating talk show legend Larry King during Jimmy Kimmel Live
Soon after they got there, Larry King made his advance towards her, which she quickly rebuffed, she said.
“I started laughing a little because the whole situation was like out of a bad Lifetime movie.
“So I said <<Larry, you’re such an interesting, nice man but I would like to meet someone a little closer to my age>>.
“He said, <<That’s okay cause when I like, I really like>>.”
Larry King, who has been married to Shawn Southwick since 1997, has a totally different recollection of getting shot down.
“We went out to dinner, a nice Italian restaurant, we drove home, thought we were kind of romantic, we get to her door, in the apartment house and she said, <<Oh, I have a roommate>>,” he said in 2009.
“Then I kissed her goodnight and that was that. And we became friends ever since,” Larry King said.
Katie Couric also revealed last night how Michael Jackson once bizarrely asked her on a date after he rejected her request for an interview.
“Can you imagine going home to my daughters who were then about 8 and 4, saying, <<Honey, Girls. I’m going out on a date with Michael Jackson>>,” she said.
“I just thought it would be too weird. The tabloids would go crazy and I didn’t need that.”