Spring in Our Step!

Jimmy Kimmel Live! has been on fire since the big move to 11:35pm! 

Major highlights include the Matt Damon Show on January 24, 2013

And the annual After the Oscars Show on Sunday February 23, 2013

Guillermo on the Red Carpet 

The World Premiere of the highly anticipated trailer .. MTM: 2V

And the always hilarious Jamie Foxx's "Channing All over your Tatum" 

Despite the sad news that Anderson Live!will not be continuing after this season, the show has put forth some really great shows.  

It was an absolute pleasure working with Anderson Cooper and the hardworking team at Anderson Live!

Central Talent Booking is so excited to be working  with ESPN2’s hit show SportsNation! Now in its fourth year, ESPN has revamped the show with a new host and a new home in Los Angeles. Host Charissa Thompson has been joined by new co-host Marcellus Wiley and they continue the off-beat SportsNation tradition of discussing the day’s hottest and weirdest sports topics.
We are thrilled to continue to work with Robert Katz and TV One on Life After.  We are hard at work on the fifth season! 
We are also happy to be working on a fun new Lifetime television series, CELEBRITY HOME RAIDERS.
Hosted by Kit Hoover, CELEBRITY HOME RAIDERS’ goal is to clear the unwanted clutter from the talent’s life while raising money and awareness for their favorite charity in each episode.
Check out the sizzle reel:https://vimeo.com/59755158
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 Next week we will be bringing Russia to LA! We continue to book Evening Urgant, The BIGGEST Late Night show in Russia, and are bringing our fabulous host, Ivan Urgant to Hollywood to meet some new people and discuss some really fun and fresh international opportunities for American stars!
Marylin Manson sat down with Ivan in Moscow

We continue to work with Young Hollywood to showcase Hollywood's hottest young stars.

We are also excited to be teaming up with Archetypes Productions and ArchetypeMe.com on their new talk show, Archetypes with LEE WOODRUFF. Hosted by bestselling author and “CBS This Morning” contributor Lee Woodruff, “Archetypes” is a new talk show about what makes us tick, why we like the things we like, why we do what we do, and what these things say about who we are.
The show is coming soon to ArchetypeMe.com, Neil degrasse Tyson , Julie Kent, Kevin Micahel Connolly are among the first interviews.

We love working with Youtube's Reserve channel.  The variety of shows has something for everyone!
Tony Hawk on ARTST TLK

Daniel Boloud on Hooked Up
 And be sure to tune in to the series premiere of SPLASH. The first celebrity diving competition airs March 19, 2013 at  8pmET on ABC.


It was a Very Good Year

2012 was an AMAZING year for Jimmy Kimmel Live! And what a better way to end it than to announce an impressive, star studded line-up for our first shows at 11:35! 

ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is on the move: Starting January 8, 2013, the  late-night show shifts from midnight to 11:35 p.m., ET /10:35 p.m., CT.  To help christen the new time slot, “JKL” has a star-studded guest  list, including Jennifer Aniston, Ryan Gosling, Sofía Vergara, Ellen  DeGeneres, Rob Lowe, Jamie Foxx, Mark Wahlberg, Amy Brenneman, Nicki  Minaj, Mindy Kaling, Julie Bowen, Naomi Watts,Kim and Kourtney  Kardashian, plus musical performances by No Doubt, Brad Paisley, Bruno  Mars, LeAnn Rimes and more.

We couldn't be happier about the new opportunities that come along with the new time slot! 

Another show we are so proud of this year is Anderson Live! Season Two has had some really exciting moments... Among the best highlights this year were the cast shows -- Check out the latest with the cast of "The Hobbit"

Ian McKellan on Comic-Con
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How Do the Hobbits Look So Small?


Ian McKellan on Coming Out

Tune in to our next cast show December 20th to see Anderson with the cast of Downton Abbey!

CTB is excited to be teaming up with Eyeworks and ABC on the first US installment of Celebrity Splash.  Our roster of Celebrity Contestants continues to come together nicely and will be officially announced at the ABC TCA's this January.  We are proud to announce four-time Olympic gold medalist and diving legend Greg Louganis as well as the 2012 Olympic gold medalist in diving David Boudia will serve as two of the several judges and mentors who will be part of the series. The first show will air on March 19, 2013.

Check out the reel from the Netherlands version of the show:

Central Talent Booking has maintained a presence in the international market this year, delivering bookings for Russia's premier late night show, The Late Night Show with Ivan Urgant.
A special moment this season was when Robert De Niro stopped by: 

 The Late Night Show with Ivan Urgant airs on CHANNEL ONE. With over 100 million viewers, CHANNEL ONE is  the largest broadcasting network in Russia.

We had the pleasure of working with UNICEF again on this year's Snowflake Ball.  Katy Perry lit up the carpet! 

Young Hollywood had another amazing year, continuing to showcase Hollywood's freshest, hottest  talent from the Four Seasons studio in Los Angeles. Young Hollywood videos have received over 2 Billion views to date; younghollywood.com, currently receives over 3.5 million unique visitors per monthSome of our favorite interviews this month include:

Eddie Redmayne 

Marion Cotillard & Matthias Schoenaerts
Quvenzhane Wallis

Young Hollywood Network on Youtube gets an average of 2.5 Million views per week and is ranked as the #1 All-Time Entertainment News Channel amongst YouTube's Premium Original Channel PartnersYH has close to 2 Million Followers on Twitter and over 2.3 Million Fans on Google+ and Facebook and growing!

We are extremely excited for the launch of DITLO.com. There is so much great talent  on tap, including Steven Yeu, Tony Goldwyn, Vivica Fox, Arielle Kebbel, Russell Peters, Jill Zarin, Paul Fisher, Kristi Yamaguchi, Cullen Jones, Neon Trees, and many more.  Check out DITLO's amazing Facebook page as a teaser of what's to come!-- "Visual interviews of trending people, places and things" DITLO.com will launch around January 15, 2013!

We've had so much fun working on the fabulous shows on Youtube's Reserve Channel.  Some Highlights include:

Andy Cohen Goes Fishing with Tom Colicchio on HOOKED UP

Pharrell Williams Interviews Ben Mezrich & Andy Greenberg on ARST TLK

Another really fun client we loved working with this year is the StyleHaul Network (The largest fashion and beauty network on Youtube). FM, hosted by music artist Kimberly Cole, gives a backstage and behind the scenes experience, capturing candid moments not seen anywhere else. This house of style meets cribs show features the most hyped celebrity music artists, stylists, fashion designers and make-up gurus who invent the trends.


We are so grateful for all the good work we were able to do this year and we look forward to continuing to work with all our great clients in 2013!

 Wishing everyone a very peaceful holiday and a happy and healthy New Year

CTB ... Heading into Fall

Hot off his successful performance as host of the 64th Annual Primetime Emmys, Jimmy Kimmel is on fire!

 CTB is excited to announce that on January 8, 2013 Jimmy Kimmel Live! moves to 11:35pm on ABC. The numbers from the 2011 - 2012 TV Season really illustrate the strength and momentum of the show:

For the complete 2011-12 TV season, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live grew its overall audience for the 3rd consecutive year (+3%), generating its most-watched season ever. JKL stood as the only late-night broadcast talk show to build over its prior season in Total Viewers, as NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (-5%), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (-2%) and Last Call with Carson Daly (-4%) and CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman (-11%) and Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (-13%) were all down.

In more exciting Kimmel News: Jimmy Kimmel returns to his hometown Brooklyn for a week of shows at the end of the month! 

 Jimmy Kimmel Live heads to the host’s birthplace, Brooklyn, New York, for a week of original late night shows. The show will broadcast from BAM- Brooklyn Academy of Music from October 29 through November 2.  

Central Talent Booking is proud to announce the Brooklyn guests including notable New Yorkers David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Chris Rock, Kelly Ripa, Tracy Morgan and more. Also musical performances by Alicia Keys, Vampire Weekend and the Avett Brothers featuring the Brooklyn Philharmonic.

And rounding out exciting October news for JKL, just before heading to the East Coast, Jimmy Kimmel Live! welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama on October 25th!   

 In it's sophomore season Anderson Live comes back strong. With a new format and daily co-hosts, the high energy talk show shows early promising growth. 

Our signature cast segments have brought a fun and  friendly energy to the show and have gotten really positive reviews! 

Argo Cast 

Steel Magnolias Cast

Jake and Michael from End of Watch

Perks of Being a Wallflower Cast

Central Talent Booking is thrilled to have a presence in the international late night game. 

Asia Uncut returns with its third season and moves to NBC Universal reaching over 200 million homes in 36 Asian cities.
The new season of Asia Uncut is taping at the Venetian Resort in Macau. 

We are equally excited to have recently jumped aboard
The Late Night Show with Ivan Urgant, the only late night show in Russia. The nightly talk show airs on
Channel One, which with over 100 million viewers is  Russia’s largest broadcasting network. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg recently sat down with Ivan:

And upcoming guests include Halle Berry and Mila Jovovich.

Young Hollywood shows continued success as the WSJ recently called YH the "Entertainment Tonight" for Youtube: Young Hollywood -- WSJ

 Central Talent Booking is happy to be working with UNICEF again and inviting celebrities to the wonderful Snowflake Ball on November 27, 2012.  Harry Belafonte will be honored with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award &Tony Bennett will perform. Michael Douglas, Kevin Spacey, Rachel Bilson and Joel McHale are among the notables on this years Host Committee.  

Central Talent Booking is working on the second installment of the hilarious Larry Wilmore's "Race, Religion & Sex"as it heads to Jacksonville Florida.
We are also excited to be working with FM, the fashion and music digital series on Youtube’s STYLEHAUL. Hosted by music artist Kimberly Cole, FM is a backstage experience going behind the scenes and capturing candid moments not seen anywhere else. This house of style meets cribs features the most hyped celebrity music artists, stylists, fashion designers and make up gurus who invent the trends. FM has over 1.8 million views to date. 


Come What MAY

Oh What Fun

What a year it has been.. 

Jimmy Kimmel Live had a great November Sweeps, posting the show's "most-watched week ever." Some amazing guests: Eddie Murphy, Robert Pattinson, David Beckham, and Ellen helped build such strong shows but – it was the comedy that we have to credit as the real shining moment…

We continue to enjoy working with HGTV  

My Favorite Place is doing so well in its in prime time slot.

We love ALL the work we do with Wondros  and are enjoying developing a true music-focused show… Check out the preview: Live with John Legend

Oprah magazine continues to be fantastic along with our newest client Anderson
 Off to a great start..
Young Hollywood has kept us busy as usual.
Some highlight interviews:

As has xojane.com with spotlight guests:

Remodelista is also a wonderful website we are working with.
Diane Keaton reveals her passion for design culture in a Remodelista Q&A

We are proud of another collaboration with Wondros on the good work of The Starkey Hearing Foundation. Look out for upcoming events!  

And we're also excited to be working with Red Hour Films their cool and unprecedented  documentary, Bad Trip

This blog is written in memory of Jo’s Dad who passed this year.

Wishing you all a successful and wonderful 2012.
- Your Friends at CTB

Jimmy Kimmel Gets THR Cover.  Don't miss The Hollywood Reporter's "Late Night's Unsung Hero" featuring Jimmy Kimmel, released this Friday, June 24, 2011
 Dirk Nowitzki  wasn't the only highlight in the Dallas Mavs six game upset over the Heat. As the pre-show to the big show,  Jimmy Kimmel Live! served up some really great moments during this year's primetime specials.  Check out this highlight with Katie Couric.

June 13, 2011 marked the 15th Annual Webby Awards Ceremony live from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York -- another great success! Lisa Kudrow, honored for her role as Web Therapy's Dr. Fiona Wallace, hosted the event.
Winners, presenters and performers including Adrien Grenier; Daniel Radcliffe; Norah Jones; LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy; Anna Wintour; Dan Savage and many more, turned out to celebrate their groundbreaking work and innovative use of the internet. 
Bad Teacher's Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, and Jason Segal were among some of the summer's hottest moviestars that stopped by Young Hollywood this month. Check out more highlights including chats with: Emma Roberts and Michael Angarano, the cast of Super 8Miranda Kerr and Chris Hemsworth

On May 17th, LA's El Rey Theater lit up with some of Hollywood's brightest stars for an evening of karaoke hosted by Bill Bellamy. UNICEF's Playlist with the A-List, a fundraising effort to support UNICEF projects, showcased the talents and charitable passions of some of today's biggest stars. Jack Black, Brooklyn Decker, Angela Kinsey, and Ne-Yo were among the performers who rocked the mic! Soleil Moon Frye and a very pregnant Alyssa Milano also stopped by to show their support.  

Look out for the July issue of Oprah Magazine! Bryan Cranston shares his 'Aha Moment'; Jill Scott showcases her 'Best Life'; and the sweet sounds of  Ziggy Marley are featured in the 'CD/playlist' section.

Fuel TV's Daily Habit boasts another impressive lineup this month! Check out some standout interviews including: Benji Madden with Jason Mayhem Miller, Steve-O, Fred Willard, Luke Perry and Chuck Liddell & Chad Kagy. Upcoming guests include Simon Pegg and "Pretty Little Liar's" Lucy Punch.

 This Sunday Tom Papa returns with a whole new cast of celebrity panelists
for Season two of The Marriage Ref.
 Ricky Gervais, Tracy Morgan, Kathy Griffin, and many many more sit down and weigh-in 
on who's wrong, who's right, and ultimately who is right-est! 
Season Two of The Marriage Ref premieres Sunday June 26 at 10pm on NBC.

15th Annual Webby Awards

CTB sends a warm congratulations to all the winners, presenters, and performers for another amazing Webby Awards Ceremony.  The very funny Lisa Kudrow, recipient of this years "best individual performance in an online video" for Web Therapy, did a great job hosting the event.  And Michael Ian Black was equally fabulous on the Red Carpet.

Check out some highlights from this year's event:
Adrien Grenier,awarded for his work with sustainability: SHFT.com
Martin Cooper, inventor of the cellphone, accepting this year's Lifetime Achievement Award
Anna Wintour of Vogue.com with her presenter Daniel Radcliffe
John Mayer and CollegeHumor.com's Ricky Van Veen
Norah Jones delivering a beautiful tribute to Johnny Cash
Savage Love's Dan Savage accepting his recognition award for his "It Gets Better Project"
Brooke Shields supports husband Chris Henchy of Funny or Die, a repeat Webby honoree

  Watch complete highlights from the 15th Annual Webby Awards here