Jimmy Kimmel doesn't hide his dislike of Jay Leno, but in a new Playboy interview he credits the "Tonight Show" host wth being "not just a smart politician but also a smart guy."
The problem with Leno, Kimmel believes, is that he doesn't have "actual feelings, and he doesn't seem to be that worried about other people's feelings."
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In the interview, the host of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" says he doesn't think about Leno very much, but was a fan when he used to watch him on "Late Night With David Letterman," his favorite show when he was growing up.
"I had loved him from his early appearances on the Letterman show. Some friends once bumped into him at the airport and, for my 21st birthday, had him sign a pizza box for me. He drew his little face on it. Strangely I don't even like talking about him anymore. The only time I think about him is when I'm asked," Kimmel said.
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He added: "I believe he's not just a smart politician but also a smart guy. I ...