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How Much Will Jimmy Kimmel Be Paid To Host The Oscars?

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December 16, 2016

Jimmy Kimmel Will Get $15,000 For Hosting The Academy Awards

Jimmy Kimmel has revealed the surprising salary he'll receive for hosting the upcoming 2017 Academy Awards.

Jimmy said, "I think it's illegal to pay nothing, so I’ll be paid $15,000 for the gig.  I'm not sure I was supposed to reveal this.  But nobody told me not to.  I consider this their fault."

The Oscars will air February 27th, 2017.


Scott Baio Assaulted For Supporting Donald Trump 

SCOTT BAIO says he was assaulted by the wife of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer CHAD SMITH, because of his support for DONALD TRUMP

He told police she cursed at him, grabbed him under the arms, and shook and pushed him.  She's currently under investigation.

Nancy told them she was just trying to show Scott how "Trump hugs women," and no assault was intended.  She's under investigation for battery.


Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken Did Their First TV Duet in 13 Years 

Believe it or not, it's been more than 13 years since RUBEN STUDDARD, the 'Velvet Teddy Bear,' battled it out on "American Idol" against CLAY AIKEN.

And yesterday, they reunited on "The View" for their FIRST TV duet since then.  They did "This Christmas"

Even though they haven't performed on TV together, Ruben said, quote, "He was one of the first people I met in Hollywood, and we've been friends ever since."  And Clay said, quote, "We FaceTime once every week or so, still."