ABC is denying that President Obama is booked to appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" during his trip to Los Angeles this week, when he is scheduled to raise money for the Democratic National Committee and visit a local community college to deliver a speech on job training.

TMZ reported that Obama would come to his Hollywood studio to tape a special segment. But an ABC spokeswoman said that the report "is inaccurate and he is not booked on the show." Kimmel's reps also issued a denial.

An Obama appearance on "Kimmel" would not be out of the ordinary for late night. Obama has appeared on "The Tonight Show with jay Leno," "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

Obama's schedule for his visit to Los Angeles includes a fundraiser at the home on "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes on Wednesday evening, with tickets starting at $1,000 per person and "Scandal" star Kerry Washington among the special guests. He'll stay overnight in Los Angeles and, on Thursday, is scheduled to trek to Los Angeles Trade-Technical College to deliver remarks on "the importance of job-driven skills training, particularly for fast-growing sectors such as health care," according to the White House. He also is scheduled to attend a fund raiser that same day at the home of Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino.

 

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