- - Tuesday, November 1, 2011

White House correspondents tap Kimmel to host dinner

Jimmy Kimmel is going to be cracking jokes for the president.

According to the Associated Press, the White House Correspondents’ Association said the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host will be the featured comedian at its 98th annual dinner next year.

Association President Caren Bohan said Tuesday that the 43-year-old entertainer was chosen because his “humor is sophisticated and edgy while appealing to a wide audience.”

The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner traditionally is attended by the president and first lady, along with various government officials and members of the press corps. Proceeds from the event fund scholarships and awards to support and recognize excellence in journalism.

Mr. Kimmel said in a statement that he is looking forward to being part of the event on April 28, adding “I love dinner.”

Halloween makes a monkey out of supermodel Klum

It was a hair-raising Halloween for Heidi Klum and husband Seal, who donned matching monkey costumes for Miss Klum’s New York party Monday at the Dream Downtown hotel.

Covered head-to-toe in fur, Miss Klum said she was the “link between man and ape.” And though it took the supermodel six hours to get ready, she said she was relatively comfortable in the makeup and prosthetics, saying at least she didn’t have to wear heels.

According to the Associated Press, celebrity guests included Fergie as a young pageant queen from TV’s “Toddlers and Tiaras” and Vinny Guadagnino from “Jersey Shore” as Zoolander.

The “Project Runway” host’s celebrations kicked off Saturday in Las Vegas where Miss Klum arrived on a gurney and then revealed her cadaver costume — a body suit painted like the human body without skin.

‘Dancing with the Stars’ a weight-loss opportunity

Even though Ricki Lake consistently earns high scores on “Dancing With the Stars,” she’s still a loser.

According to the Associated Press, the 43-year-old TV personality has dropped more than 20 pounds since the show’s 13th season began in September. So has fellow contestant Nancy Grace. The prosecutor-turned-TV personality said she has shed 23 pounds so far.

Miss Grace has been showing more skin as she shrinks, and she said she’d be thrilled to dance in a leotard if she makes it to the finals on the hit ABC competition.

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