Matt Damon Gets Revenge on Jimmy Kimmel

Kidnaps host who's rebuffed him for years, takes over entire show

By Matt Cantor,  Newser User

Posted Jan 25, 2013 3:25 AM CST | Updated Jan 25, 2013 7:46 AM CST
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(Newser) – The "feud" between Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel has gone on for years: Many have been the nights when Kimmel has ended his show by apologizing for having to "bump" a supposed Damon interview, saying "we ran out of time." And of course, there was that time when Sarah Silverman, Kimmel's then-girlfriend, was "Fucking Matt Damon." Last night, Damon took matters into his own hands by kidnapping the host ... and proceeding to take over Kimmel's entire show, which he renamed "Jimmy Kimmel Sucks."

The kidnapping couldn't come at a better time for Kimmel's ratings as he takes on the Leno-Letterman timeslot. The host was bound and gagged at the hands of the actor throughout the show, as Damon replaced Kimmel's normal crew with much more famous faces (including Robin Williams and Ben Affleck) and snagged a seemingly never-ending list of VIP guests including Demi Moore, Reese Witherspoon, and Nicole Kidman, the Huffington Post reports. "Acts you could never get, my friend," said Damon. The pièce de résistance: when Silverman herself showed up. Watch the full episode here.

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