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ABC Cancels More Adam Lambert Gigs

Adam Lambert on the American Music Awards

Looks like will be in ABC’s doghouse a little while longer.

The singer’s controversial number on the American Music Awards has already cost him a performance on GMA, now he’s lost two other gigs on that same network. Lambert’s previously scheduled appearance on the Dec. 17 broadcast of Jimmy Kimmel Live has just been dropped. A tentative booking on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve is off as well.

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Sneak Peek: Lautner, Stewart and Pattinson Visit Jimmy Kimmel

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Late Night, Talk Shows, ABC, Gossip, Video,

Taylor Lautner has just earned himself a spot on This Week in Unnecessary Censorship.

During a pre-taped interview for , the werewolf - who was joined by an animated (huh??) Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson - revealed the biggest hurdle in his quest for six-pack abs. It surprisingly had nothing to do with crunches. (At least, not that kind.)

You can see the full chat this Friday night after watching the premiere of New Moon.

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Tom Cruise Throws Jimmy Kimmel Into the Fire

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Valkyrie may be over, but is still working the charm.

Those of you able to stay up past yesterday’s 3 1/2-hour Oscars ceremony might have caught the Jimmy Kimmel Live! special. If not, you missed an hilarious bit between Cruise and Kimmel.

What would Jimmy to do get an actor on his show? What would Tom do if someone intentionally burned down his home?

In the clip above, you’ll get behind-the-scenes action for a promo that aired during the telecast. (The promo itself can be seen at the end.)

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Jay Leno’s Last Day Announced

Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien

What seemed so far off in the future has now been given a date. ‘s departure from The Tonight Show will happen on May 29, 2009.

This calendar announcement was announced earlier Monday by NBC. The news ended any speculation that the network might chicken out and keep the ratings winner in place a bit longer. Also solidifying the decision made years ago was the date chosen for ‘s time shift: June 1.

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Jimmy Kimmel Gets Contract Extension

Jimmy KimmelBack in February, Sarah Silverman helped boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel celebrate his show’s 5-year anniversary with a special video. Now it looks like she may have reason to give him another gift.

While NBC is prepping to give an early boot, ABC is working to keep its late-night host around a little longer. The network has just announced that Jimmy Kimmel Live! will remain on the air through at least 2010.

This news comes as Kimmel’s popularity has seen some growth. In addition to his popular YouTube videos, the comedian has hosted a number of pre- and post-event specials (NBA, Oscars). He even traveled cross-country for a whole week when he co-hosted Live with Regis and Kelly in New York while continuing with his regular job in LA.

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Response to the Sarah Silverman, Matt Damon Video

On a special post-Oscar show, late night host issued a response to the now classic Sarah Silverman/Matt Damon video.  (If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it here.)

Although it wasn’t nearly as funny as the original creation, the video did have some choice cameos:

Late Night Hilarity: Silverman’s Special Gift to Jimmy Kimmel

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Last night, ! celebrated its five year anniversary on .  To help mark the occasion, comedienne presented a very special message to her long-time boyfriend:

Leno, Kimmel Provide Each Other Assistance

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Late Night, Talk Shows, ABC, NBC,

Jay Leno, Jimmy KimmelAlthough they are technically competitors, the inconvenient has given and something in common to gripe about: the struggle to land a guest.  And since misery loves company, they have decided to set aside network differences to help each other out.

Usually one has to wait for a sweeps period to see a special crossover appearance.  In this case, we only had to wait several weeks into January…and we get two in one night.

So if you really need your Kimmel fix, catch him as a guest on this evening before flipping channels to see him as host.  (The same remote instructions apply to Leno lovers as well.)  Or you could simply stick to scripted fare and stay on all night long.

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The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Coverage

Emmy AwardsThe 59th Annual Emmy Awards has not even started, yet I’m already sensing sensing a weird vibe about tonight’s telecast.  Will the show be a celebration of those young and new (e.g. Heroes)?  Will it be a tribute to those bowing out (James Gandolfini and crew)?  Or will performer Kanye West somehow manage to cast a controversial shadow over the rest of the ceremony?

What a difference a year makes.  Twelve months ago, we were still handing out trophies to stars from Will & Grace and The West Wing (those shows feel so five-years ago now).  Today, we welcome a new crop of nominees including Ugly Betty and 30 Rock for Best ComedyLast year, we were entertained by an always-hilarious Conan O’Brien.  This year, we are threatened by a song and dance number from this year’s host, Ryan Seacrest.  Last August, 24 snagged the award for Best Drama.  This September, it’s not even nominated (yet somehow Boston Legal is).

I think it would be safe to assume the voters would predictably (and respectfully) shower The Sopranos with honors, but I’ll still be crossing my fingers for an upset sometime tonight.  We’ll need something to talk about tomorrow…

Here’s the play-by-play of tonight’s events coming to you from the neglected West Coast!

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