Kimmel slams Leno in Rolling Stone magazine interview, “He totally sold out”

By on Jan 5, 2013 in Entertainment, Television Comments

Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel slams Jay Leno, during a recent interview by Rolling Stone magazine, and apparently called him as “totally sold out.” Interestingly, Kimmel expressed his admiration towards David Letterman, who recently called Leno as the ‘most insecure’ person he ever knew.

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Jimmy Kimmel
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As noted at the New York Daily News on Thursday, January 3, 2013, which obtained an advanced copy of the Rolling Stone magazine with an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” show host slammed Leno, whom he will be directly competing each other in the new time slot, along with David Letterman.

Leno hasn’t been a good stand-up in 20 years. As a comedian, you can’t not have disdain for what he’s done: He totally sold out. He was a master chef who opened a Burger King.” Jimmy Kimmel was quoted in the report, during the interview by Rolling Stone magazine, which went on sale this Friday, January 4.

Apparently, this is not the first time Kimmel slams Leno. Back in January 2010, he also mocked Leno while impersonating him on his own show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” at ABC. Two days later, he appeared at the now defunct show “The Jay Leno Show” at NBC, and criticized Leno for his plans to return to the “The Tonight Show.”

But as usual, Jimmy Kimmel expressed his high respect for Letterman, saying, “If I beat David Letterman in the ratings, does that mean I’m better than Letterman?. No f***ing way.” For Jimmy Fallon, Kimmel said he considers him as a “very worthy competitor.”

As announced by ABC back in August 2012, Jimmy Kimmel Live! will be moving from 12:35 a.m. to 11:35 pm ET starting this Tuesday, January 8, putting the show in direct competition with The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at NBC and Late Show with David Letterman at CBS.

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