EXCLUSIVE: Kimmel Confronts Leno: 'For God's Sake, Leave Our Shows Alone!'
After Jimmy Kimmel performed a devastating, hour-long Jay Leno send-up on his own show this week, we were surprised to learn that Kimmel would be appearing on The Jay Leno Show tonight to take questions from the man himself. The segment hasn't aired yet, but it's been taped, and a Movieline source has already seen it and given us exclusive early details.
So what went down when Kimmel appeared on Leno's regular "10 @ 10" featire?
"He was sorta being increasingly bitchy throughout -- he compared Leno's relationship to Conan to a stripper's relationship with a john," says our source. "He accused Jay of trying to trick him to host The Tonight Show just so Leno can take it back from him: 'Listen Lucy, I'm not Charlie Brown, I don't fall for that trick.'"
Still, says our source, Kimmel got really brutal on Conan's usurper at the very end of the segment.
"Listen, Jay: Conan and I have children. All you have to take care of is cars," Kimmel said.
"We've got lives to lead here, you've got 800 million dollars. For God's sake, leave our shows alone!"
As always, stay tuned to Movieline for a thorough recap of tonight's late-night highlights, which will doubtlessly include this:
UPDATE: Watch Kimmel's takedown here.