The One Guest Jimmy Kimmel Banned From His Show
Don't expect to see this pair on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Throughout its 18 seasons and nearly 3,000 episodes, Jimmy Kimmel Live! has welcomed thousands of celebrity guests. But host Jimmy Kimmel said there's one famous face—well, actually two—who you'll never see seated across from him on the late-night show. During an interview on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Kimmel revealed who's been effectively banned from Jimmy Kimmel Live! Read on to find out who it is, and for another unwanted guest, check out The One Guest Anderson Cooper Banned From His Show.
While appearing on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in 2019, host Andy Cohen and Kimmel shared a list of people they would never want on their respective shows. Cohen kicked things off with Omarosa, and when it was Kimmel's turn, he said Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.
The names were presented without commentary, but it was hardly the first time that Kimmel had something to say about the Trump brothers. In 2018, for example, Eric had some harsh words for Kellyanne Conway's husband George Conway, a critic of his father, former U.S. President Donald Trump. At the time, Kimmel made a few remarks on the Trumps in response. "The president's son, Eric Trump… Is he the smart one? No, there are no smart ones," Kimmel said in his monologue.
Of course, every talk show host has their list of stars they don't want to talk to. To find out which celebrities will never receive an invitation to certain shows, read on, and for another talk show segment that didn't go as planned, check who James Corden Said Was the Worst Guest He Ever Had.
When Anderson Cooper was on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in 2012, he was asked to pick one guest who he would ban from his talk show at the time, Anderson Live—but instead, he chose the full Kardashian clan.
When discussing the Kardashians with actor Kristen Johnson on Anderson Live that same year, they both agreed how much they disliked Keeping Up With the Kardashians. "The guys on it seem dreadful," Cooper said. And for more celebrity news sent directly to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter.
In a 2017 interview with Megyn Kelly, Ellen DeGeneres revealed that she would never have Donald Trump on her show. "I don't want to give him a platform because it validates him," DeGeneres explained. "For me to have someone on the show, I really have to at least admire them in some way." And for more on celebrities who've caused some trouble on set, check out The Worst "Late Night" Guest Conan O'Brien Ever Had.
Throughout his three years hosting CNN's Piers Morgan Live, Piers Morgan was known for banning a long list of celebrities, including broadcaster Keith Olbermann. "It's a temporary ban," Morgan told Entertainment Weekly in 2011. "It's designed to confuse and bemuse him, and hopefully engender a violent reaction." Although the ban was temporary, Olbermann never appeared on Morgan's show. And for another celebrity guest who didn't make a good impression, check out The Worst Guest "Today" Has Ever Had, Host Says.
English actor Hugh Grant has long been adored by fans, but he made a very different impression on The Daily Show's former host Jon Stewart. In 2012, Stewart revealed to his former correspondent Stephen Colbert that the worst guest he had on the show was Grant in 2009. According to Stewart, Grant complained a lot and had a bad attitude when he was a guest, which is why he was banned from the The Daily Show as a result. Stewart's assessment led Grant to finally acknowledge his attitude on Twitter, saying, "Stewart [is] correct to give me [a] kicking." And for more celebrities with bad manners, check out how A Restaurant Server Rated Celebrities Based on How Rude They Are.