Kimmel Slams One Late-Night Host, Loves Another

Says Jay Leno 'totally sold out'

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 5, 2013 1:58 PM CST

(Newser) – Don't think Jimmy Kimmel will be bromancing Jay Leno anytime soon. In a Rolling Stone interview, Kimmel is again slamming his late-night competitor—this time for having "totally sold out" (Kimmel has already called him a "tattletale"). "As a comedian, you can’t not have disdain for what he’s done," says Kimmel. "He totally sold out. He was a master chef who opened a Burger King." But Kimmel's ire doesn't extend to David Letterman, whom he clearly reveres, reports Radar.

"If I beat David Letterman in the ratings, does that mean I’m better than Letterman? No f***ing way," Kimmel says. The interview includes other revelations about the pugnacious comic, including his love for marijuana buds "the size of baby Brussels sprouts." Kimmel fans may like the "ABC ASSET" sticker in the lining of his jacket (he has criticized the network before) and the way his writers and producers fist-bump and chant before every episode, "Best show ever! Best show ever!"

In this Wednesday, July 13, 2011 file photo, Jay Leno presents the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the ESPY Awards  in Los Angeles.
In this Wednesday, July 13, 2011 file photo, Jay Leno presents the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
This July 25, 2012 photo released by ABC shows Jimmy Kimmel hosting his late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.
This July 25, 2012 photo released by ABC shows Jimmy Kimmel hosting his late night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live," in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/ABC, Richard Cartwright)
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