Benedict Cumberbatch kicks off Mean Tweets Week on ‘Kimmel’

22 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristen Bell & Jeff Bridges read Mean Tweets live for Jimmy Kimmel.

After receiving a flood of mean tweets from those unamused by his joke about Matt LeBlanc during Sunday’s Emmy Awards, he announced Monday that he would showcase mean tweets on his show all week long.

In honor of the mean tweets Jimmy Kimmel received following his appearance at the 67th annual Emmy Awards, the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host put together another edition of his popular Mean Tweets segment on Monday night. Rather than showing a taped segment of celebs reading mean tweets directed at them, the stars will instead present them live in front of a studio audience. “Am now convinced Jeff Bridges is a crazy motherf—–, and not in a cool way, just in a disturbed, hobo-shouting-at-sparrows-and-sidewalks way,” Bridges read. “If you find Benedict Cumberbatch attractive, I’m guessing you’d also quite enjoy staring directly at a cat’s anus,” he read out loud, laughing. The segment is so popular, in fact, that Kimmel’s wife and “Mean Tweet”–concept originator, Molly McNearney, told Vanity Fair that celebrity guests on the show actually clamor to be part of the popular segment. The good sports this time are Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristen Bell, and Jeff Bridges, who all agreed to participate in the first live version of “Mean Tweets” and kick off a week of celebrities taking the piss out of themselves on air. The disadvantage of the live aspect is that sometimes the reactions might not be as sharp as they could be on the second take—Bridges takes his critique pretty gently.

Expect many more celebrities to come face to face with their online detractors over the next few days: Kimmel promised that Mean Tweets Live will run for the entire week.

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