Saturday, July 20, 2024

Hugh Jackman, Martin Short, Ryan Reynolds, Anthony Anderson Among Jimmy Kimmel Summer Guest Hosts


Jimmy Kimmel is taking the summer off, as usual. Who can blame him?

But the show must go on! And so it will with nine guest hosts filling in a week at a time.

The order is:

Martin Short, Anthony Anderson, Kathryn Hahn, Kumail Nanjiani, Lamorne Morris, Jeff Goldblum, RuPaul, and Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman.

This starts on Monday. Martin Short’s guests next week will include his “Only Murders” co-stars Steve Martin and Selena Gomez, plus Melissa McCarthy, Sienna Miller, Jelly Roll, and Beck, with musical performances by Imagine Dragons, Jelly Roll, Beck, and The Warning.

No mention of Meryl Streep, his close pal and maybe sometime girlfriend. That would be fun since she rarely does talk shows!

We will miss Jimmy, especially during the political conventions. Maybe he can drop by from time to time, but he’ll probably be somewhere exotic having a great time!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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