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Jimmy Kimmel is prepping for his late night talk show to move into the 11:35p.m time slot on ABC, and during a new interview with Rolling Stone, Kimmel opens up about his long-time hatred for rival Jay Leno, calling the host a “sell-out.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the relationship between Leno and Kimmel wasn’t always sour. In fact, the two previously engaged in a series of phone calls in which Leno would potentially help Kimmel obtain a time-slot for a new show. THR notes that once the deal fell through, Leno gave the Live host the cold shoulder.
“That made me feel stupid," Kimmel explained.
Additionally, in the interview Kimmel goes on to slam Leno saying, “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."
Leno and Kimmel will face off when the Live host takes his spot opposite NBC’s Leno and CBS’ David Letterman, Washington Post reports.
Kimmel will replace the traditional news casting with the networks, hoping to bring in bigger ratings and more money.
image: Rolling Stone