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Jimmy Kimmel's Monologue About His Newborn Son Having Open Heart Surgery

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May 2, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel's Monologue About His Newborn Son Having Open-Heart Surgery 

JIMMY KIMMEL doesn't get serious very often, but he did in his monologue last night, where he talked about how his newborn son was born with a heart defect. 

Naturally, he fought back tears through the whole thing.

Jimmy's wife Molly gave birth to their second child two weeks ago.  His name is Billy, and when he was just three days old, he had to undergo open heart surgery at the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.

Fortunately, the surgery went well and Billy is already home with his parents.  Jimmy thanked a long list of doctors and care providers, and then asked for people to donate to the Children's Hospital. 

(Here's the monologue.  It's amazing that he can still be funny when telling such a serious story.)



The Things You Don’t Know Abut the Kelly and Ryan Merge

Kelly Ripa announced Ryan Seacrest as her new co-host and the show will be renamed "Live with Kelly and Ryan."

As part of the deal, Ryan is also becoming an executive producer, alongside Kelly.  She was promoted to executive producer as part of her new deal after ABC botched the handling of Michael's departure.

Obviously, your first question is:  'How does Ryan have time for this?'  And that actually isn't clear.  He'll continue hosting his radio show, although he's moving his studio from Los Angeles to New York. 

He'll also continue hosting red carpet specials for the Oscars, Grammys, and Golden Globes on E!, as well as ABC's "New Year's Rockin' Eve", among his other specials. 

He's planning to fly back to L.A. every weekend.


Sean Hannity Might Be Next to Leave Fox News 

Roger Ailes, Megyn Kelly, Bill O'Reilly, and now Fox News might be losing SEAN HANNITY

Sources say Hannity is looking for a way out, because he's worried that Fox is about to go through some drastic changes.  Especially after the resignation yesterday of co-president Bill Shine, who was one of Sean's biggest allies. 

With Shine gone, Fox is basically in the hands of RUPERT MURDOCH's sons Lachlan and James.  And supposedly, they want to push Fox away from hard-right politics.

There's talk that Hannity could be gone as early as Friday, or even TONIGHT.  But Fox News is calling this report "completely untrue."