Ellen presenting Jimmy Kimmel with a surprise for his son is super emotional

Ellen DeGeneres often surprises the guests she has on her show. But it’s not often the surprise is as heartwarming as this one.

On Tuesday, Jimmy Kimmel appeared on The Ellen Show to chat about hosting the upcoming Oscars.

At one point the subject turned to his son, Billy, who was born with a genetic heart disease he’s previously had to undergo surgery for. Kimmel wanted to thank DeGeneres for helping to raise $1 million for Children’s Hospital LA in Billy’s honour.

Turns out that wasn’t all she’d done, though.

“We called our friends at Children’s Hospital LA, including Billy’s surgeon, and we have named one of the rooms of the heart institute floor in honour of Billy,” DeGeneres tells Kimmel in the clip above.

Kimmel’s emotional reaction says it all.

DeGeneres later tweeted to encourage more people to donate.

And Kimmel and Billy thanked her once again.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/02/28/jimmy-kimmel-emotional-ellen-son/

Jimmy Kimmel’s baby son had a second heart surgery

Jimmy Kimmel will be taking a break this week to spend time with his family following his son Billy’s successful second heart surgery. 

According to ABC News, the late night host will have the help of various guest hosts filling in for him this week so he can be with his family during the 7-month-old’s recovery process. 

Chris Pratt took over the show on Monday, and for the rest of the week, Tracee Ellis Ross, Neil Patrick Harris, and Melissa McCarthy will take turns making themselves comfy in Kimmel’s seat. 

Kimmel and his son’s story have been one of the unexpected voices speaking out against the proposed health care bill and the national conversation about health care. In May, Kimmel made the announcement that his newborn son was born with heart disease and since then, he has used his show to advocate against the various Republican health care bills and to raise awareness by analyzing and discussing the bill on his show. 

This will be the second time this year Kimmel has stepped away from his hosting gigs due to family obligations. Billy’s scheduled surgery was initially intended to take place in October, but was postponed due to a cold. Nonetheless, Shaquille O’Neal, Dave Grohl, Channing Tatum, and Jennifer Lawrence stepped up to the plate for him that week and we got some hilarious clips out of that—so this week should be just as fun. 

We are all wishing Billy a very speedy recovery. 

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/12/05/jimmy-kimmel-son-second-surgery/

Jimmy Kimmel tears critics apart on the GOP’s new health care bill, again

Jimmy Kimmel isn’t taking your shit lying down.

On Tuesday night, Kimmel went to town on the Graham-Cassidy bill — proposed by Republican senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy — for failing the “Jimmy Kimmel test.” 

In the monologue, Kimmel said Cassidy “lied right to my face” when he appeared on the show in May, where the senator promised coverage for kids like Kimmel’s son who was born with congenital heart disease.  

In the day after Kimmel’s outburst on the bill, politicians and television personalities lined up to criticise the talk show host. Like Cassidy, who accused Kimmel of not understanding the bill, when talking to CNN‘s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday morning.  

So, in his opening monologue on Wednesday night, Kimmel returned fire, calling out Cassidy for pulling out the “all comedians are dummies card.”

“Which part of that am I not understanding? Or could it be Senator Cassidy, that I do understand, and you got caught with your GOPenis out. Is that possible?” he asked.

Kimmel also hit back at Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, who described the talk show host as a “Hollywood elite” who won’t stop “pushing their politics on the rest of the country.”

“The reason I found this comment to be particularly annoying is because this is a guy, Brian Kilmeade, whenever I see him — kisses my ass like a little boy meeting Batman,” Kimmel said. 

“Oh, he’s such a fan. He follows me on Twitter. He asks me to write a blurb for his book, which I did. He calls my agent looking for projects. He’s dying to be a member of the Hollywood elite.”

Also on the hitlist was New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who described Kimmel as “not a serious person” on MSNBC. But the talk show host took it easy onthe bill’s co-sponsor Lindsey Graham, who labelled what Kimmel said on Tuesday “garbage,” with the host saying Graham looked like his grandma.

So, here’s the upshot, folks: Kimmel doesn’t want your shitty healthcare bill, and if you’re going to try talk smack about him, he’ll be fine with ripping you to shreds.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/09/21/jimmy-kimmel-responds-healthcare/

Jimmy Kimmel slams GOP senator for lying ‘right to my face’ over health care

Once again, Jimmy Kimmel is slamming Republican lawmakers over healthcare. 

This time he’s attacking the Graham-Cassidy bill, proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy. Cassidy actually appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in May after the talk show host’s emotional speech about his son’s heart surgery. 

The senator promised that he’d only support a bill that passed the “Jimmy Kimmel test” — meaning that it would guarantee coverage for kids like Kimmel’s son, born with congenital heart disease. 

On Tuesday night, Kimmel said Cassidy “lied right to my face.”

“This bill actually does pass the Jimmy Kimmel test — but a different Jimmy Kimmel test,” he said. “With this one, your child with a preexisting condition will get the care he needs if and only if his father is Jimmy Kimmel. Otherwise, you might be screwed.”

Then he absolutely laid into Graham and Cassidy.

“They’re counting on you to be so overwhelmed with all the information, you just trust them to take care of you,” he said. “But they’re not taking care of you. They’re taking care of the people who are giving them money, like insurance companies.”

“This guy, Bill Cassidy, lied right to my face”

There’s a reason Kimmel is so mad. The new Senate bill allows insurance companies to once again raise rates for people with pre-existing conditions, or even deny them coverage. It would also eliminate Obamacare subsidies and federal funding for Medicaid expansion.

It’s hard to tell how many people would lose their insurance thanks to this bill, because the bipartisan Congressional Budget Office hasn’t scored it yet — and won’t do so until after the Senate the votes on it. 

Kimmel might poke fun at politicians, but he isn’t known as a liberal firebrand. For the most part, he leaves that to Stephen Colbert. But he’s gone through the gut-wrenching experience of waiting out his baby son’s heart surgery.

So many Americans — myself included — have watched friends and family members deal with cancer, heart disease, and other life-threatening conditions. 

Imagining them being denied care or going bankrupt on top of having of that seems beyond cruel. And that’s why it’s so important that even people who don’t seem “political” speak out. 

“Before you post a nasty Facebook post saying I’m politicizing my son’s health problems, I want you to know — I am politicizing my son’s health problems, because I have to,” he said. 

Hopefully, Republican senators were listening. 

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/09/19/jimmy-kimmel-bill-cassidy/