Renegade radio and television personality Howard Stern thrashed Jay Leno for his “mean streak” label on late night host Jimmy Kimmel. Read on.
The America’s Got Talent judge finally made his alliance clear in the long-standing Leno-Kimmel beef with a subjective tirade saying to ET Online that, “Jay is putting his enormous chin where it doesn’t belong.”
Leno was recently quoted declaring that Kimmel’s mean streak is the reason why his show is glued to third place on the late night ratings on television.
Stern though stood up for Kimmel who he mentioned is “one of the nicest guys on the planet” unlike the former “Tonight Show” alum who he describes as “no one is crueler”.
Leno, a recent inductee to the “Television Hall of Fame” made some side sweeping references in the Daily News via NY Daily News.
“It’s funny, I always thought Jimmy Kimmel was the (late night) guy that I was going to be close to,” Leno revealed.
Both Leno and Kimmel came from the same upbringing of Italian blue collar roots which somehow made the 65-year-old tv presenter questioned Kimmel’s stance of picking on him.
“He chose to go after me so he could get into the whole Howard Stern camp and never really understood what it was all about,” Leno clarified his attitude on the feud issue.
The shock jock, however, in an October 8th edition of NY Daily News asserted Leno’s claims as false. Stern noted that Kimmel had earlier extended his friendship to Leno prior to the infamous “Tonight Show” of 2010. Everything immediately made a u-turn when Leno nicked the NBC talk show from Conan O’Brien in 2009.
Leno, who is an avid car enthusiast and owns approximately 286 vehicles, is currently having his own primetime audience with his latest automobile-inspired CNBC series entitled “Jay Leno’s Garage which aired last Wednesday.
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