Monday, September 11, 2006

Talk Show Obsession Made Jimmy Kimmel Late For School

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Jimmy Kimmel waxes philosophical with celebrities every night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! but he says it was the hosts he watched growing up that inspired him – at the cost of his education.

He admits to staying up late watching Johnny Carson and Charlie Rose – making it hard to wake up in time the next school day.

Says Kimmel: “I would watch those shows into the wee hours of the night and I had school at 7 a.m. – It definitely didn’t help the attendance record.”

He says those talking head titans inspired him to become a host although he admits he never practiced his shtick with his parents.

He says, “As a child I didn’t want to talk to my parents – that was the last thing I wanted to do – so I’d hide in my room and sit at my desk and draw and watch the shows.”

Jimmy Kimmel Lives All-Star Salute to Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs Wednesday (Sept. 13) on ABC.

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