Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday didn’t talk about his relationship his head writer, Molly McNearney, opting instead to make a joke about another TV personality whose sexual conquests have made for great tabloid fodder: Jon Gosselin.
Kimmel responded to reports that Gosselin said he is so enchanted with Jewish food and culture he has been exposed to via girlfriend Hailey Glassman, he was thinking of converting.
“As if the Jews don’t have enough to worry about,” Kimmel, who is Jewish, joked, adding that at least the reality TV dad has a child for each of the eight nights of Hanukkah. Kimmel then offered to pay for Gosselin’s bris if he were to convert, and brought out a chainsaw-wielding Leatherface look-a-like to drive the point home.
Back to Jimmy’s drama: Just weeks after David Letterman came clean to the world about his sexual relationship with women who work on his show, the ABC late night funnyman confirmed via his publicist Tuesday that he has been dating McNearney, a staffer of his.
RadarOnline.com has learned that their romance has not gone over well with their backstage colleagues.
“Molly McNearney definitely has been using her relationship with Jimmy to move up in the show, and he definitely played favorites with her over other, more qualified staffers,” our source said. “People on the staff think she has become nasty lately.”
The staff is disgruntled that McNearney gets preferential treatment and isn’t afraid to let people know about her relationship, our source said, adding that one staffer even quit because they felt that McNearney wasn’t qualified for the promotions she was receiving.
One thing’s for sure: The most entertaining stuff in late night comedy these days isn’t making it on the air.