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EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy Kimmel Says He Forgot to Tell His Parents About His Oscar Gig

by Jennifer Drysdale 12:35 PM PST, December 08, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy Kimmel Says He Forgot to Tell His Parents About His Oscar Gig

You'd think Jimmy Kimmel's parents would get a little heads up that their son was hosting the 2017 Academy Awards, but according to the talk show host, that wasn't the case. 

ET caught up with Kimmel at the Los Angeles premiere of Office Christmas Party on Wednesday night, where he admitted to leaving his parents out of the loop.

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"I forgot to tell my parents, and then they found out online," he confessed. "So, that's probably the best feedback I got."

Kimmel took to Twitter on Monday to confirm that he'd be hosting the show on Feb. 26.

"This is not a prank," he wrote. "And if it is, my revenge on the Academy will be terrible and sweet."

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Kimmel's definitely got a lot on his plate lately. The 49-year-old -- who has two children from a previous relationship -- just announced that he and his wife, Molly McNeary, are expecting their second child together.

See their 2-year-old daughter Jane's hilarious impression of her mom in the video below. 

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