It takes a lot of time — like hours and hours — to watch movies. So on last night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Jimmy Kimmel decided to do us all a solid and create a film that encapsulated, well, every movie ever. “Movie: The Movie: 2V” is actually the sequel to last year’s equally bombastic “Movie: The Movie,” and it features about as many stars. In it, you’ll witness Matt Damon in a motion capture suit, John Krasinski as a radioactive shrimp and Salma Hayek, playing a woman who falls in love with … Salma Hayek. What can save all of these characters from the plague of sexy vampires and zombies that are wandering the Earth? And is there anything more powerful than Channing Tatum’s crotch? Watch the clip and find out. [YouTube]
Oh yeah, these guys: Here’s Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, kitted out in the finest ’70s leisure suits and feathered hair. They’re in character for a new movie about the life of flamboyant pianist Liberace called “Behind the Candelabra.” Douglas is Liberace and Damon plays his younger lover. I mean, I’m totally gonna watch it, but don’t you think Alec Baldwin would have made a totally spot on Liberace?
Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel have had a longstanding feud, stemming from Damon getting bumped from Kimmel’s show, like, a zillion times. Kimmel closes virtually every show now “apologizing” to Matt Damon for bumping him from the episode, and finally Damon had enough. So last night, Damon got his revenge. He wheeled a bound and gagged Kimmel onto the stage and promptly took over, renaming the show “Jimmy Kimmel Sucks.” Kimmel’s band leader was replaced by Sheryl Crow and his sidekick Guillermo with Andy Garcia. Oh, and there were lots of famous folks on hand to stick it to Kimmel.
Has the takeover quelled the feud between the two? Not a chance. Kimmel has vowed revenge. Stay tuned! [Jimmy Kimmel Live] Keep reading »
Matt Damon and I are pretty much not alike at all, but one thing we could bond over: we both hate snakes. Apparently Damon was so squeamish around the reptiles on the set of his new movie “We Bought a Zoo,” that his co-star Scarlett Johansson made fun of him. “He was definitely sweating a bit, and maybe the sweat formed in the corner of his eye,” she told People. “I said, ‘Matt, these kids are practically juggling the snakes. Hold it together.’” Johansson recalled watching Damon “cry like a baby and rock back and forth when the snakes were spread all over the set.”
Hey, lay off him Scarlett! I’m right there with you, Matt. Snakes are just not right. Click through to check out some other notable — and notably strange — celeb phobias.
In April, Jake Gyllenhaal went bald for his role as an LAPD office in “End of Watch.” Then Joseph Gordon-Levitt shaved his head onscreen in the trailer for “50/50,” while Channing Tatum was spotted sans hair after beginning to film “GI Joe 2: Cobra Strikes.” Now, we have a new member of the Chrome Dome Club. Keep reading »
I sort of love the idea of richie rich celebrities gathering in swank hotel rooms for illegal high-stakes poker games with an $100,000 minimum buy-in. Apparently, this is what Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and other assorted Hollywood high-rollers have been up to. I imagine there were lots of cigars at these games, not to mention tomfoolery that would make a gossip columnist drool all over themselves.
So how did we find out about these underground poker games? Because Maguire, along with Nick Cassavettes (the director of “The Notebook”) and Gabe Kaplan (the star of “Welcome Back Kotter,” who I’m guessing is like the crazy older uncle of the group) just got sued over them. Keep reading »
“I just saw Matt…and I was teasing him. I was saying, ‘Bring a lot of ChapStick, babe.’”
—Michael Douglas pokes fun at Matt Damon, his co-star in an upcoming biopic about Liberace and his younger lover. For some reason, we thought we’d see Matt make out onscreen with Ben Affleck first, but we will take it. [E! Online]
After the jump, Matt’s thoughts on his big kiss scenes with Michael.
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My, how far Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have come together in the past 13 years. They’ve gone from being 20-something bachelors doodling math equations on mirrors to both being stand-up citizens with wives and multiple children. So I kind of love that their next movie together is about … two friends who swap wives. “The Trade”—which Ben is writing with his younger brother Casey, and in which he will presumably star alongside Matt—tells the real-life story of two Yankees pitchers in the 1970s, Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson, who decided to trade wives. Mrs. Peterson moved in with Kekich while Mrs. Kekich went to sharing a bed with Peterson. When word got out about the situation, a scandal erupted. Keep reading »
Is it just me, or does Matt Damon look like Tom Ripley impersonating Freddie Miles, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s character in “The Talented Mr. Ripley”? In actuality, he was out promoting “True Grit” on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” [NYC, 12/16/10] Keep reading »