***Disclosure: I received an all-expense paid trip to Hollywood to cover various Disney/ABC TV events. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
For those who may not be aware, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! is taped on Hollywood Blvd., right next door to the world famous El Capitan Theatre. Yep, Jimmy is right there in the middle of all the action! Pretty neat, right?
We also got to chat for a few minutes with Executive Producer, Jill Leiderman, as well as with Molly McNeary, co-head writer AND Jimmy's wife! (Yep! This lucky lady took Mr. Kimmel off the market and they're currently expecting their first child!)
So Jimmy, as hilarious and talented as he is, has got a whole team full of super-talented writers that help to ensure that each show is the best it possibly can be. I think they do a fabulous job, don't you agree?
Well since we were present for the Cinco de Mayo taping, we knew there would be some fun in store. The celebrity guests were Sally Field and Julia Roberts! (I know! How exciting!) No, we didn't get to meet these legendary actresses, but we did get to watch the show being filmed and oh my goodness, was it hysterical. I was laughing the whole time!
Check out this clip where Julia Roberts gets candid about Hollywood hookers. You know...from 25 years ago. Hollywood Blvd. has since cleaned up its act, and "working girls" aren't really an obvious fixture like they were in the past. (Don't worry...There are still bizarre and off-the-wall things to be seen in Holly-wierd!)
Normally, blogging groups get a group photo with the celebrities that they meet. Jimmy didn't want any part of that, though. Instead, he insisted on taking individual photos with each blogger! So I got to sit in a chair that Julia Roberts and Sally Field had just sat in, and I got my pic taken with Jimmy, right there at his desk! Definitely an amazing, amazing experience.
These tickets go rather quickly, so make sure to book your seats in advance.
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on ABC
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