Jimmy Kimmel Doesn't Think Jay Leno Has Feelings
JIMMY KIMMEL hasn't been afraid to show his disdain for JAY LENO. Last year, Jimmy said his "proudest moment" was when he humiliated Jay on his own show . . . and last month, he said Jay hasn't been a good stand-up in 20 years.
--So is Jimmy worried about being TOO HARD on Jay? Not really.
--In an interview with "Playboy", he says, quote, "I don't know. 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."
--Jimmy also uses Jay as a benchmark for whether or not he should do a joke. He says if he can picture Jay telling it, he won't do it . . . even if it's a good one.
--It seems like every time Jimmy disses Jay, he shares his adoration for DAVID LETTERMAN . . . and this interview was no different. Jimmy says, quote, "[Dave] is the father of comedy as we now know it."
--He says it was "the greatest thrill of my career" when Dave was on his show a few months ago. He adds that they didn't talk about Jay because, quote, "I didn't want him soiling our time together."
Is Britney Spears Doing the British Accent on "Scream & Shout" . . . or Is It Someone Else?
Rapper EVE has stirred a little controversy . . . saying that she's heard BRITNEY SPEARS doesn't actually do the British accent in a "talking" portion on WILL.I.AM'S "Scream & Shout", even though it's definitely presented as if it IS her.
--During an appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live", Eve was asked about the accent . . . and she said, quote, "I heard that might not be Britney . . . that's what I heard, [but] I don't know. It could be Britney. But I heard it wasn't.
--"I don't know though, I don't know."
--Well, Britney's rep has a problem with that. He says, quote, "It's absolute BS. Britney sang the song. Will.I.Am wanted her for this song and she sang on it."
--The thing is . . . some people took Eve's comment to mean that she didn't think Britney was on the track AT ALL . . . but she set it straight on Twitter.
--She Tweeted, quote, "Come on ya'll. My comment was not about Britney NOT singing the song . . . clearly it's her. It was about the British accent. Pay attention."
--In that case, Britney's rep didn't really address the real claim . . . since he just insisted she "sang," and didn't mention anything about the British stuff.
--Britney and Will.I.Am haven't commented directly.
Brad and Angelina are Launching Their Own Wine Line
Would you be interested in a BRAD PITT Merlot or an ANGELINA JOLIE Pinot? The couple thinks you will be.
--A source says, ''He's always had a keen interest in wine and after doing his wine steward's course earlier this year, he's pretty much a certified expert. Brad's cellar boasts some incredibly rare wines and rivals those of some of the best connoisseurs in Europe.''
--Perez Hilton claims Brad pranked Ang by giving her breath mints for Valentine's Day.
Is the Phone of Katie Couric's Dead Husband Haunted?
Someone . . . or some-THING? . . . is making 911 calls from a phone that used to belong to KATIE COURIC'S late husband Jay Monahan.
--It's a landline in Katie's apartment, but it was Jay's, and she never changed the number after he died in 1998. The calls are made Tuesday mornings at 2:00 A.M.
--It's happened at least 10 times. Police only hear static on their end, but they have to respond every time. On Tuesday, Katie even told her audience about it during a break in taping her talk show.
--She said she's been so rattled by it that she called New York City Police Commissioner RAY KELLY . . . whom she knows personally. She told him, quote, "Ray, this is so weird but can you help me? I don’t know what to do."
--It's probably pretty unlikely that Katie's dead husband is making phone calls. Police are investigating whether something's wrong with the phone, or if someone's PRANKING Katie.
--Apparently, someone with the right technical know-how could be tapping into the line and making it call 911.
Ashton Kutcher Says His Friends Tell Him When His Movies Suck
ASHTON KUTCHER doesn't surround himself with "yes men". He has REAL friends . . . who aren't afraid to tell him when his movies blow.
--He says, quote, "I know exactly what films I've done that (effing) suck donkey, and I know the ones that are good . . . I know it because I have friends that don't hold back.
--"They don't depend on me for money or employment. They're just friends. Friends tell the truth."
--He adds, quote, "You have to surround yourself with brutally honest people who will be like, 'Dude, you suck at this. Stop.'
--"I know who these people are in my life. Partners, friends, coworkers. You have a movie and you show it to them, and if it sucks you want them to be like, 'Dude, that kind of blows.'"
New Movies This Weekend
#1.) "A Good Day to Die Hard" (R)
The fifth "Die Hard" movie has John McClane heading to Russia to save his son Jack . . . completely unaware that Jack is actually a CIA agent trying to stop terrorists from stealing nuclear weapons.
--Bruce Willis is back as John McClane . . . and Jai Courtney, who you may remember as Varro on the "Spartacus" TV series, plays his son.
#2.) "Escape from Planet Earth" (PG)
An animated movie with Brendan Fraser and Rob Corddry as two alien brothers captured by humans and locked up in Area 51. They try to bust out with the help of three other aliens, played by Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, and George Lopez.
#3.) "Safe Haven" (PG-13)
Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough star in the latest movie based on a book by Nicholas Sparks. . . the guy who did "The Notebook". She's on the run from her past, settles into a small town, and starts to fall for a widowed store owner.
--Cobie Smulders from "How I Met Your Mother" is also in it, as Julianne's neighbor and new best friend.
#4.) "Beautiful Creatures"
British actress Alice Englert stars in this supernatural romance as a young witch who falls for a human boy . . . and then learns that if she pursues their forbidden love, her powers will be claimed by dark forces on her 16th birthday.
--Emma Thompson plays the leader of the dark witches . . . Jeremy Irons is the girl's uncle and leader of the good guys . . . and Emmy Rossum from Showtime's "Shameless" is his daughter, who's already fallen to the dark side.