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Arianna Huffington Responds to Jimmy Kimmel's Butt-Squeezing Allegation

by Alex Moaba, posted Mar 1st 2011 2:40PM
Last night, Jimmy Kimmel told Bill Maher a story from his days of co-hosting 'Win Ben Stein's Money,' in which he alleged that Arianna Huffington, after being eliminated from the show, spent the rest of the taping repeatedly squeezing his ass from behind the podium. He went on to call Huffington "crazy" several times, making her the butt of his joke as Bill Maher cringed that his friend's good name was being soiled.

Needless to say, we were intrigued and amused by this shocking revelation. So we reached out to Ms. Huffington, the soon-to-be editor-in-chief of all of AOL's content properties, TV Squad included, for a comment. Her response was, well, adorable:

"I certainly don't remember squeezing Jimmy Kimmel's tush on the set of 'Win Ben Stein's Money,' but if I did, it was probably because my buzzer was broken."

Zing!

Now, we had previously heard that Arianna's management style involves lots of cookies and sweaters. After this report, we're fairly confident she will light a fire under our asses. Ahem ... give us a swift kick in the rear, we mean. OK, we'll stop now.

Check out Kimmel's butt-squeezing story below:

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