January 25th, 2013

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Matt hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live

  • Matt hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday after staging a mock 'highjack' of the show. Reports are at Zap2it, Daily Mail and the Hollywood Reporter. Video and highlights are at Jimmy's YouTube and Facebook pages, with the opening available here. Friends such as Don Cheadle, Greg Kinnear, Andy Garcia, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt and Robin Williams showed up in skits or live on the show. Additional skits have been filmed and may appear on Friday's show. Some highlights from Zap2it:

    For years now, Jimmy Kimmel has ended his show by apologizing to Matt Damon. It seems that they're always just running out of time before the actor can come on for an interview.

    Well now Matt Damon has had his revenge. On the night of Thursday, Jan. 24, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" had Damon as a guest for the first time. Only that's not exactly what happened...

    Damon wasn't just on the show to chat. He was there for revenge.

    And oh, it was sweet! From Matt Damon's clever hosting skills (if that whole movie career goes kaput, he definitely has a second career in late night) to the all-star testimonials (Oprah! De Niro! Jimmy Kimmel's parents!) to a couch filled with Oscar nominees and winners, everything on the night of "Jimmy Kimmel Sucks!" was perfect.

    "Hey Jimmy, have you heard the joke about Lindsay Lohan? Because I have -- 1205 times." -- Matt Damon

    A brief moment of Jimmy-praise turned out to be written on cue cards held by none other than Ben Affleck. If that weren't funny enough, Damon's response of "He doesn't even love you like I love you!" was perfection personified.

    "How you doing over there, Jimmy? I'm just kidding, I don't care." -- Matt Damon

    Jennifer Lopez, Sally Field, Robert DeNiro, Oprah Winfrey and John Krasinski also appeared in pre-filmed video spots.

    "What can i say? Your sunny face kisses the world," Krasinski told Damon.

    The guest couch, at one point, held Nicole Kidman, Gary Oldman, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon and Demi Moore. Meanwhile, Andy Garcia was outside, throwing rocks at movie stars.

    "I am the opposite of Jimmy Kimmel: Matt Damon." -- Matt Damon

  • Robin Williams posted this photo from rehearsals on his new Twitter.

  • Matt is supporting improvements to the Brattle Theater in Cambridge - from the Boston Globe.

    On Wednesday, the Brattle Film Foundation launched a Kickstarter fund-raising page to raise money to install a digital projector and upgrade its HVAC system, which, according to the Foundation, keeps “the theater cozy regardless of the weather.” By Thursday afternoon, there were more than $8,000 in donations from 129 backers. We expect that number to skyrocket soon because, according to the Kickstarter page, the first person to donate $5,000 will get invited to a meet-and-greet withMatt Damon when he’s in town to pick up the Harvard Arts Medal. The first person to donate $10,000 will get the HVAC system named after them. The Foundation needs to raise $140,000 by Feb. 28.