Jimmy Kimmel Slams Jay Leno: "F--- Him"
Jimmy Kimmel Shares Feelings on Leno
Following Howard Stern's lead, Jimmy Kimmel isn't pulling any punches when it comes to Jay Leno.
Yesterday, we reported that Stern laid into Leno, calling him a "spineless maggot." Seems Kimmel isn't much of a fan either.
Kimmel was asked about Leno during an interview on Monday conducted by New York Times TV correspondent Bill Carter, author of The Late Shift and The War for Late Night.
Kimmel was asked, "How about Jay Leno," a question relating to Jimmy Kimmel Live moving to 11:35.
"Fuck him," Kimmel said.
He went on to dish on the "fake" friendship he and Leno had, and the unraveling of any professional relationship after Kimmel impersonated the Tonight Show host after Leno took back the gig from Conan O'Brien.
Kimmel said, "it was the most fun I've ever had on my show."
Leno invited Kimmel to appear on his show the next night, where Kimmel was asked, "What was the best prank you ever pulled?"
Kimmel's response? "I think the best prank I ever pulled was I told a guy that five years from now I'm going to give you my show, and then when the five years came, I gave it to him and then I took it back almost instantly!"
Harsh. But true.
Kimmel noted, "It was probably my proudest moment."
He added, "People, it turns out, really don't like Jay Leno."
Not surprisingly, he said, "We have not spoken since that time."