Jimmy Kimmel Sympathizes With Billy Bob's Bad Behavior

Billy Bob Thorton was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to promote his music "career", and, as anyone could have predicted, the visit kicked off with a discussion of Thornton's recent Toronto radio-show tantrum.

Also unsurprising: Kimmel was entirely uncritical of Thorton's behavior earlier this month, when the Oscar-winner went off on a well-meaning Canadian DJ for daring to mention Thornton's work as an actor and director. Kimmel told Thornton he completely understands his ire, because "it's rude" to mention a famous actor's acting career... or have a journalist dare say what he's "not supposed to say." Jimmy Kimmel: The Ari Fleischer of the celebrity industrial complex since 2007.

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