Jimmy Kimmel: Jay Leno Is a 'Tattletale'

Kimmel rebuts Jay Leno's Oprah Winfrey interview
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2010 12:22 PM CST

(Newser) – After “ratting out” Jimmy Kimmel during his interview with Oprah Winfrey, Jay Leno seems to have no friends left in late night. Kimmel responded to yesterday's sit-down with the queen of all media—in which Leno claimed he felt “sucker punched” when Kimmel reamed him on the Jay Leno Show—by telling his side of the story. On last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host explained that producers insisted on filling his "10 @ 10" segment with softball questions like “What’s your junk food weakness?”

“If I go on that show and answer 10 questions about junk food, I'm the one that looks like a jerk,” Kimmel said. “If I made any mistake, it was thinking Jay would have anything to say other than what was written on the cue cards. I figured he'd get into it, we’d mix it up. You know, at one time he was a comedian. But he stood there and he just read through the questions like a robot and then goes and rats me out to Oprah. That's a sucker punch right there. He's a tattletale.”

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