Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is the latest celebrity to go presidential for a major magazine.
The November issue of GQ features Jimmy Kimmel on the cover dressed as Democrat John F. Kennedy. Standing behind him is Marilyn Monroe as well as Republican Richard "Tricky Dick" Nixon looking, well, like a snake oil salesman.
There are also imitations of other presidents such as Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and George W. Bush who is shown cutting wood with a bleeding gash on his left leg, and Lyndon B. Johnson sitting on a toilet.
Within the pages of GQ, Jimmy Kimmel also talked about other subjects.
On his breakup with Sarah Silverman, and the public intrigue about it, he said, "They (the public) want to know for the wrong reasons. They don’t care about us. We don’t represent anything to them. People like to gossip. It’s human nature. You can’t really blame them for it. If people are interested, it is by definition interesting. But it’s not always as interesting as people might imagine it is. It’s just, I wouldn’t do that to her. I wouldn’t discuss it in the media out of respect for her, and she feels the same way with me, you know?"
On Comedy he said, "In an hour from now, I’m going to walk out onto a piece of wood we’ve surrounded by lights and cameras, and I’m going to do a show for 250 strangers. It’s so silly. You go out there and you do jokes and show funny little videos, and the audience laughs. But then you go sit behind a desk, and you’re speaking to another person while they watch. It’s like pornography. It really is."
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Jimmy Kimmel Goes Presidential for GQ
- By: lourdes sanchez bayasOct 15, 2008