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Tonight, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" moves to ABC's 11:35 timeslot, putting the show in direct competition with Jay Leno and David Letterman. In the newest issue of Rolling Stone, Kimmel offered some potent criticism of the "Tonight Show" host -- and did not mince words.

"Leno hasn't been a good stand-up in 20 years," Kimmel told reporter Jonah Weiner as they drove past the Comedy & Magic Club, where Leno tries out monologue jokes for "The Tonight Show" each Sunday.

Kimmel left no doubt in the public's mind how he felt about Leno in 2010, when Leno was in negotiations to return to his "Tonight Show" throne after Conan O'Brien occupied the desk for a mere seven months. Kimmel hosted an entire episode of his show doing a mocking impersonation of Leno, and then did an interview on "The Jay Leno Show" where he repeatedly blamed Leno for the Conan controversy (despite Leno's attempts »


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