Jimmy Kimmel (left) and Jay Leno
John Shearer/Invision/AP; NBC
And the late-night war of words continues!
Following the back and forth bashing
between Jimmy Kimmel, 45, and Jay Leno
, 62, in 2010, Kimmel is at it again, now telling Playboy
in its March issue (on newsstands Friday), "I always feel bad if I hurt anybody's feelings, but I don’t believe Jay Leno has actual feelings, and he doesn't seem to be that worried about other people's feelings."
Kimmel, who three years ago called Leno a "tattle-tale"
for talking about him to Oprah Winfrey
, goes on to say, "Strangely, I don't even like talking about him anymore. The only time I think about him is when I'm asked."
But when it comes to fellow talk show host David Letterman, Kimmel has nothing but praise.
"Dave transcends any time slot," he says. "He is the father of comedy as we now know it. I wonder if he knows what he means to every comedian under 50 years old. That NBC Late Night with David Letterman
show was a revelation."
The funnyman, who got engaged
to Jimmy Kimmel Live!
co-head writer Molly McNearney last August, doesn't want his success to affect his personal life.
"I would never date someone I'm convinced wouldn't have dated me when I was in high school," Kimmel says. "I'm not that kind of guy. I want to be loved for who I am, not for what I do for a living."