Kimmel’s got a killer week coming up including the big Italian Show on the 27th – Danny Devito, Mario Batali & music from Franki Valli. Recent highlights include Daniel Radcliffe coming through to get some financial planning advice from Jimmy, although it was probably lost in the roar of the screaming fans. Spice Girl Mel B made an appearance to announce the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Always the journalist, Jimmy asked the “hard hitting” Eddie Murphy question – watch for yourself. Also, check out Jimmy babysitting for Tina Fey - parts one & two - re-airing Oct. 1st. 50 Cent stopped by for a hilarious panel & performance. He kept it going for over a dozen songs after the show, setting an all-time JKL performance record in the process. Not to be outdone, Kanye West came through a few days later for a chat/performance and had fans standing on the rooftops just to catch a glimpse, which repeats tonight if you missed it. JKL and BET were the only talk shows to have both of the feuding megastars on.
Elsewhere, Kelly trekked out the LG House in Malibu to help The Nine finish off a busy summer in style and keep tabs on the steady stream of guests – check out the highlights. Thanks to Scott Baio, Gabrielle Reece, Rob Zombie and Hills super-couple Spencer & Heidi for stopping by to keep Maria company.
For many of us here at CTB, the arrival of Fall means new episodes of the Oprah Show! Oprah Winfrey came to NYC to kick off the fall season, so Jo and Kellie had the chance to go to a taping at the WaMu Theatre at MSG. The interview with David Letterman was fantastic and the second show was moving tribute to the children of 9/11. The fall issues of O magazine are chock-full of great articles featuring some of our favorite celebrities like Fantasia, Viggo Mortensen, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Ben Harper to name a few. Also, make sure to check out September’s beautiful “Gray Anatomy of Style” fashion portfolio highlighting eight leading ladies from Broadway, TV and film.
Meanwhile, Brina and Matt headed north to the Toronto Film Festival with XM’s Cinemagic. The city was flooded industry and press folks from around the world, which made for an exciting live broadcast. With so many movies it’s impossible to see everything, but the CTB pick of the festival has got to be Jason Reitman’s new movie Juno – great cast, outstanding performances & killer music – look for it to be a big hit this fall, with Ellen Page as the breakout star.
Back in the states, football season kicked-off, and with offices in NY, LA and DC, team loyalties run deep at CTB. Fortunately NFL Total Access covers it all, and with guests like The Rock, Jeff Garlin and Adam Carolla dropping by, it’s going to be an exciting season. More info & clips here.
We’ve mentioned Free Radio in this space before, but that’s just because it’s one of our favorite new projects. We’ve got a slew of great guests lined up, so if you can’t wait until February, here’s a teaser.