Jimmy Kimmel took another shot at Jay Leno, telling Rolling Stone magazine that Leno “sold out,” according to The New York Daily News, which got an advance copy of the article.
“As a comedian, you can’t not have disdain for what he’s done: He totally sold out,” the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host told the magazine. “He was a master chef who opened a Burger King.”
This of course comes after Kimmel compared Leno to famed “Friday the 13th” villain Jason in a conference call with reporters last month.
“Jay Leno is not going to be able to stay on television forever, and obviously Jimmy Fallon is the heir apparent,” Kimmel said.
“And [Fallon is] doing a great job, so it makes sense people would talk like this. That said, you can never count Jay out. He seems to pop up just when you think he’s dead — he comes alive and he’s got a hatchet.”
In the Rolling Stone article, Kimmel calls Fallon “a very worthy competitor” to the lineup of late-night hosts.
Kimmel shifts to the 11:35 p.m. time slot starting Jan. 8.