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Kimmel can’t say enough about Leno

NBC late-night host Jay Leno is just like Jason in the ‘‘Friday the 13th’’ movie franchise, Jimmy Kimmel — Leno’s soon-to-be time-slot-competitor — told reporters in a recent phone call.

‘‘He seems to pop up just when you think he’s dead — he comes alive, and he’s got a hatchet,’’ the star of ABC’s ‘‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’’ said on the call, which was supposed to be about the historic move of his show to the plum 11:35 p.m. time slot, where he’ll swim with the big fish, Leno and CBS’s David Letterman, starting Jan. 8.

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