When your job is being one of the funniest people on TV, finding someone to fill in for you is no easy task. Not so for TV host Jimmy Kimmel, who has enlisted a crew of celebrity stars to cover for him while he’s away for a week. And his fill-ins are good.
Kimmel’s son William was meant to have heart surgery this week (good luck, Billy!) but instead, the whole Kimmel family is home sick with colds. While the ABC late-night host is taking a brief hiatus from Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he has arranged for an all-star lineup to fill in for him, including Shaquille O’Neal (who hosted last night), Dave Grohl (tune in tonight), Channing Tatum and goddess Jennifer Lawrence.
And who will the Oscar-winning actress be interviewing? Oh, um, reality star Kim Kardashian. (OK, wait, what the heck are they going to talk about?) We love you, Jimmy, but we’re pretty excited for this week’s lineup.
“As a precautionary measure, the scheduled second heart surgery for Jimmy Kimmel’s son Billy had to be postponed this week due to the common cold,” a show rep said earlier. “Jimmy is very grateful to Shaquille O’Neal, Dave Grohl, Channing Tatum and Jennifer Lawrence for filling his very small shoes as guest hosts this week while he, his wife and children sneeze on each other.”
But we can’t help but wonder why Jimmy didn’t call on super-host and all-around awesome person Ellen DeGeneres. Oh, wait… On Wednesday (which is Tatum’s night), DeGeneres is appearing as a guest along with a musical performance by Pink. The only thing that just might be able to top that? Lawrence hosting on Thursday, with Kim Kardashian as a guest and musical performers Linkin’ Bridge.
BRB, setting up our DVR immediately.