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Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
Showtime orders Kevin Bacon-starring drama City on a Hill, from producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Set in the racist and corrupt early 1990s Boston, City on a Hill stars Bacon as an FBI agent who is trying to subvert the city's entire criminal justice system. Bacon was previously attached to Syfy's failed Tremors pilot, the trailer of which has surpassed 2 million views on YouTube.
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 5:51AM EDT
Chris Hemsworth jokingly threatens to cancel Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance over Matt Damon/Ben Affleck joke
Source: Just Jared
Ben Affleck proclaimed himself to be "Team @JimmyKimmel" in response to a tabloid report that Hemsworth had become Damon's new best friend. "Wow. Another big win for #TeamBatman!" Kimmel tweeted in response. "Sorry Matt, I'm sure this is a Thor thubject." Hemsworth responded: "Hey @jimmykimmel sounds like you’ve chosen your side. Guess I’m not coming on your show this week. Good luck finding another Avenger named Chris."
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 5:52PM EST
Jimmy Kimmel says his biggest Oscar challenge is finding fresh jokes about last year’s Best Picture fiasco
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"The challenge for me is that a million jokes have been made about this subject," Kimmel said at the TV press tour. "If it happens again, literally everyone at ABC should be fired," he continued. "But I think 99 percent of the show went pretty well. I don't think of it as a Titanic-caliber disaster."
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Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 2:17AM EST
J.J. Abrams made a star-studded movie trailer as a 50th birthday present to Jimmy Kimmel
Ben Affleck and Abrams surprised Kimmel on his 50th birthday by turning the comic Kimmel drew as a kid, The Terrific Ten, into a movie trailer featuring everybody from Matt Damon and Jennifer Aniston. During the hour, George Clooney presented The Jimmy Kimmel Story, and Kimmel was also subjected to "Mean Tweets: Jimmy Kimmel Edition," featuring David Letterman, Stephen Colbert, Kim Kardashian and Howard Stern.
Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 2:17PM EST
Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge sign on for Boston-set City on a Hill drama pilot for Showtime
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are producing the pilot starring Bacon as a corrupt FBI agent and the Straight Outta Compton star as a district attorney who team up to stop a family of armored car robbers in Boston.
Posted Thursday 10/26/17 at 5:14PM EDT
Ellen DeGeneres surprises Matt Damon with a Jimmy Kimmel blow-up doll
The Damon-Kimmel feud comes to Ellen. ALSO: Ellen accused of objectifying Katy Perry with a tweet.
Posted Tuesday 10/24/17 at 9:08PM EDT
Is Matt Damon milking his “feud” with Jimmy Kimmel to distract from his connection to Harvey Weinstein?
Source: The Daily Beast
Damon may be trying to alter the discussion about his knowledge of the Weinstein sexual harassment claims with his recent Kimmel appearances, as Karen Han points out. Since the Weinstein scandal broke less than three weeks ago, Damon has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! three times. On Oct. 10, hours after breaking his silence on the Weinstein allegations, Damon “ruined” Kimmel’s interview with Chris Hemsworth. On Oct. 21, Damon promoted a charity auction to win an “uncomfortable meal” with him and Kimmel to help Jon Stewart’s Night of Too Many Stars autism charity. And on Monday night, hours after admitting in a GMA interview he knew about Gwyneth Paltrow’s Weinstein harassment, Damon surfaced again on Kimmel's show in a bit staged with George Clooney. To be fair, Damon has been out promoting the Clooney-directed movie Suburbicon, which could also explain all of his Kimmel appearances.
Posted Tuesday 10/24/17 at 4:58AM EDT
Matt Damon pops up on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the third time in two weeks
Watch Damon crash Kimmel’s show as George Clooney’s “manny.”
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 11:40PM EDT
Jon Stewart makes another surprise appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, this time for a rap battle
The former Daily Show host, who “crashed” Kimmel’s show in July, “crashed” it again Friday to plug his upcoming Night of Too Many Stars on HBO. To help raise money for autism programs, one lucky person will get to have an “uncomfortable dinner” with Kimmel and Matt Damon. Kimmel and Stewart have been longtime friends, having shared the same agent for decades.
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 4:44AM EDT
Matt Damon participated in a Jimmy Kimmel comedy sketch hours after denying he tried to halt a Harvey Weinstein misconduct story
No mention of Weinstein was made Damon crashed Chris Hemsworth’s interview with Kimmel on Tuesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Earlier Tuesday, Damon denied trying to kill a 2004 New York Times Harvey Weinstein story.
Posted Friday 9/08/17 at 11:02PM EDT
Netflix orders The Green Beret’s Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse, an unscripted comedy survival series
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Matt Damon and Peter Berg are producing the anthology series that uses humor to show how to survive an apocalyptical challenge in each episode.