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The Sochi Olympics wolf was another classic Jimmy Kimmel hoax (Video)

Sochi-Olympics-wolfYou know that video we shared with you on Thursday of what appeared to be a wolf wandering the hallways of one of the Olympic Village dormitories in Sochi? As it turns out, it was indeed a real wolf and not a husky or some other kind of stray dog. The video, on the other hand, was fake. You can thank Jimmy Kimmel for that.

Earlier this week, US luger Kate Hansen agreed to help Kimmel execute his latest internet hoax. Kimmel pulled a similar viral prank months ago with that girl everyone thought accidentally caught on fire while twerking.

“There was a little more backlash than I thought there would be,” Hansen said on Kimmel’s show. “But it was all worth it in the end.”

Kimmel’s crew actually built an exact replica of Hansen’s Olympic dorm hallway to pull off the prank. They then hired a real wolf and took control of Hansen’s Twitter account (with her permission) to set the internet on fire.

“I started hearing people talk around the building,” Hansen said. “Security started freaking out because that technically was a breach within athlete safety. It kind of went a little crazy over here, but we handled it.”

Russian officials, who have had enough problems to deal with before and during the Games, likely did not appreciate the joke. We certainly did.

Yeezus Tour commercial airs on Jimmy Kimmel; Beef with Kanye likely staged

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Jimmy Kimmel that media mastermind is at it again.

A few weeks after the “twerking girl sets herself on fire” video was revealed to be a Kimmel hoax, the late-night TV host was back at it with another prank for publicity.

Kimmel was the target of an angry Twitter tirade from Kanye West on Thursday. Yeezus went off on Kimmel on Twitter, calling the TV host names and seemingly getting upset with the comedian for mocking him in a bit. It didn’t make sense that Kanye would be upset over such a small thing, but this is Kanye we’re talking about, so there’s no telling what could make that powder keg explode.

Kimmel played along with Kanye over Twitter, and then teased everyone by saying he had a phone call with West and that you would have to tune into his show to find out what they discussed. Great marketing, right?

Well if you tuned into Kimmel, you sat through his excellent monologue and had to wait through the first commercial break to find out the Kanye story. Kimmel came back from break and explained what happened, but there really wasn’t much to explain. He didn’t have many details about their supposed phone conversation, except that Kanye was calling himself “Pac” as in late rapper 2Pac. So with viewers dissatisfied over the lack of explanation for the supposed beef, the real reason behind their issue seemed to become clear in the next commercial break — it was all a marketing ploy.

A brief commercial promoting Kanye’s Yeezus Tour aired after Kimmel explained the beef, making it seem obvious that the two collaborated on the bit to get some publicity and headlines.

The commercial was just a few different messages in black and white:

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Kanye West goes on massive all-caps Twitter tirade on Jimmy Kimmel

Kanye West went on a massive Twitter tirade against Jimmy Kimmel in response to the comedian mocking him with a spoof on his late-night TV show.

First Kimmel mocked Kanye for the music star’s hour-long interview with BBC Radio 1′s Zane Lowe on Monday. Kimmel jabbed the rapper/entertainer for being his own hype guy and even asking what planet Kanye’s on. Kimmel then played a spoof (seen at the top) of two children recreating the interview. The whole thing was hilarious, but clearly Kanye didn’t find it very funny.

Kanye went on a massive Twitter rant against Kimmel, using all caps the entire time. Below is his rant:

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Jimmy Kimmel was behind video of twerking girl Daphne Avalon catching fire

Last week a video of one of the most epic twerking fails of all time went viral. The video featured a beautiful girl twerking inside her office and then falling onto a coffee table and catching fire after getting knocked over by someone who entered the room.

Daphne Avalon twerkLike Jimmy Traina at SI Hot Clicks, I thought the video was fake because it was a little too scripted. As soon as the girl started twerking up against the wall on the door, you knew something bad was going to happen. But that doesn’t mean the video wasn’t hilarious and fantastic and totally deserving of the 9.4 million YouTube views it received. And it’s quite fitting that the geniuses at “Jimmy Kimmel Live” were behind it, which is what Kimmel revealed in a new YouTube video uploaded on Monday.

Here was the about description of the original YouTube video, which was uploaded by user “Caitlin Heller.”

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Jimmy Kimmel hilariously embarrasses bandwagon Miami Heat fans (Video)

Jimmy-Kimmel-Miami-Heat-fansJimmy Kimmel ran a special NBA Finals edition of his hilarious segment “Lie Witness News” this week with the intention of embarrassing Miami Heat fans. He succeeded. Kimmel’s correspondent interviewed people from South Beach who identified themselves as big Heat fans, and the results were hilarious.

The highlight of the segment had to be the guy who gave his take on Librarius Booker.

It’s one thing to pretend you know a player that doesn’t exist. It’s another to use the person’s name three times and commend them for being a part of what you think is a championship team.

“At the end of the day, Librarius Booker’s gonna have a ring. A lot of people aren’t gonna have a ring at the end of the day, you know what I’m saying? Carmelo’s not gonna have a ring, but Librarius Booker is gonna have a ring.”

That’s all that matters. Whether you’re a superstar with a bruised vulva like LeBron James or a role player like Librarius Booker, the important thing is winning a title.

Kimmel truly is a master at screwing with people. Even Metta World Peace, who is also a master of trolling, could attest to that.

H/T The Big Lead

Jimmy Kimmel loses to 2-year-old in basketball game (Video)

Jimmy Kimmel challenged a 2-year-old boy to a basketball shooting competition and ended up losing. Seriously.

The story begins on Feb. 3 when Joseph Ashby uploaded a video to YouTube of his young son, Titus, making trick basketball shots. The video (seen here) went viral and has nearly 9 million views. Titus was invited to the “Today” show to shoot baskets, and Kimmel called out the kid for stinking. That criticism led Ashby to film a video challenging Kimmel to face Titus. Kimmel accepted and invited the Ashby family out to his show.

Kimmel then faced Titus in a shooting competition where they each had 45 seconds to make as many baskets as they could. The 2-year-old beat Kimmel 10-6 in the competition, which aired on Thursday’s show.

After an embarrassing display like that, I only have one question: Did Kimmel lose on purpose? That’s pretty much all he has left to say at this point.

Things were so bad that at one point Kimmel even went over to block Titus’ shot!

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Jacoby Jones tells Jimmy Kimmel he badly wants to go on Dancing With the Stars: ‘Do polar bears poo on ice?’ (Video)

Jacoby-Jones-Jimmy-KimmelBaltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones loves to dance, and he earned the right to put his moves on display in the Super Bowl when he scored on a kick return and a 56-yard reception. On Thursday night, Jones made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and was asked if he would ever consider going on “Dancing With the Stars.”

“Let me ask you this,” Jones said to Kimmel with a serious look on his face. “Do polar bears poo on ice?”

I’ve heard of the expression involving a bear crapping in the woods, but the polar bear one is new for me. Whether polar bears poop on ice or not, it’s obvious Jones is excited about the possibility.

“I think I’d get down,” Jones said. “I’d get down, baby.”

Jones’ kick return in the Super Bowl already resulted in nearly $600,000 worth of free furniture for some people in Baltimore, so he might as well continue putting smiles on people’s faces by going on the show. It sounded like Kimmel was authorized to offer him a spot on the show on behalf of ABC, but we’re not sure if anything is official yet. I’m sure the network doesn’t want Jones quite as badly as it wants this lovely lady.

H/T Shutdown Corner