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'SNL' Scorecard: Not Even Matt Damon Could Save Katy Perry's Terrible Show

by Mike Ryan, posted Dec 11th 2011 12:40PM

Katy Perry wasn't listed as the 'SNL' musical guest last night (that was Robyn), but, boy, she sure did sing a lot. Of the eight segments that Perry made an appearance in, she sang in six of them. I'm sorry, but that's pretty telling that the writers didn't know what else to really do with her. And to be fair to the writers: from what we saw of Perry, they probably did the best that they could. And it's always a bad sign when the host plays his or herself, which, yeah, she did that, too. I appreciate Perry willing to stretch herself as host instead of "musical guest who also appears in a sketch", but, yeesh, this was pretty bad. Not even Matt Damon and Val Kilmer could save this show. But, hey: At least Kristen Wiig had a good show. And 'Weekend Update' saved this show from being the worst of the season. Barely. On to a pretty ugly scorecard...

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Were Serious Teens About Acting (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 7th 2011 2:30AM
Matt Damon, 'Late Show with David Letterman'Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are big names in Hollywood now, but it wasn't always so. Everyone knows that they broke into the industry together, with their shared Oscar win for the screenplay of 'Good Will Hunting.' On 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), Damon revealed just how committed they were to making acting their career.

Dating back to when they were young teens, the boys set up a joint checking account for the sole purpose of financing trips to New York for auditions. They did commercials locally to fund these trips in the hopes of making it big. They were focused and dedicated to the dream ... well, mostly.

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Spoilers Anonymous: 'Bones,' 'Lost' and much more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Apr 4th 2010 9:03AM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: '30 Rock,' 'Bones,' 'Castle,' 'CSI: Miami,' 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Glee,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Lost,' and 'Ugly Betty.'

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Matt Damon Heads to '30 Rock'

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 31st 2010 10:15AM
Matt DamonAs one of Hollywood's leading men, Matt Damon has become the definition of an international jet setter, traveling everywhere from France, to Tokyo to South Africa in the course of his work. Now he's about to land at his most prestigious destination yet: 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Yes, that's right: According to Entertainment Weekly, Damon will be appearing on NBC's flagship comedy, '30 Rock.' Though details are still sketchy, it seems he will be appearing at the end of the season and, given his busy filming schedule, it's likely his role will be one and done rather than an ongoing part.

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Matt Damon Sports a Porn Mustache on 'The Early Show' (VIDEO)

by Harley W. Lond, posted Mar 11th 2010 9:16PM
Does Matt Damon have something about lips?

Damon was on 'The Early Show' (weekdays, 7AM ET on CBS) plugging his upcoming film 'Green Zone' and chatting with Harry Smith about some upcoming projects. "What's with the mustache," Smith asked him. "I'm going into porn," Damon responded. "It's really the only place left. But I'm going into '80s porn." Actually, he was growing a mustache for his upcoming stint on the Coen Brothers' remake of 'True Grit.' Later, Smith asked him about the rumors that he was going to play Liberace's young lover with Michael Douglas as Liberace. "Yes," Damon responded. "And as Michael said the last time I saw him, 'get your Chapstick ready.'"

Watch the video after the jump.

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Matt Damon Confirms Role as Robert F. Kennedy (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 10th 2010 1:30PM
Matt Damon said on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC) that he will likely play Robert F. Kennedy in a biopic by 'Seabiscuit' director Gary Ross. Damon expressed some uncertainty at portraying such a larger-than-life figure, but said he feels confident in his abilities nonetheless.

When asked by Matt Lauer how he could play such a monumental figure, Damon replied, 'Well, I don't know that I can. That's part of the challenge, but I'm pretty confident that I could do it. It would be a lot of research and a lot of time put in. And, look, where I come from he's a pretty important person and it's a lot of responsibility." Damon added that a script is currently in the works.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Jimmy Kimmel Spoons Ben Affleck in the Handsome Club (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 8th 2010 5:12AM
Jimmy Kimmel, Handsome Club, Ben Affleck, Jennifer GarnerOne of the funniest things we've seen in a while is Jimmy Kimmel's Handsome Club bit on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12:05AM ET on ABC).

You might have caught part of it during the Oscars, but seriously, find the full video and watch it; well worth the nine minutes or so. How he managed to round up all those celebrities is beyond us. Then again, he IS Jimmy Kimmel, president of the Handsome Club. But probably not for long.

Late night wars? We smell victory for Kimmel.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Letterman Books Romney, Seinfeld, Damon to Counter Leno's Comeback

by Aimee Deeken, posted Feb 24th 2010 10:45AM
Late Show With David LettermanThe Leno-Letterman rivalry is back in full-force.

Following Monday's announcement that Jay Leno would return to 'The Tonight Show' next week with such divisive guests as Sarah Palin and the cast of MTV's 'Jersey Shore,' the 'Late Show with David Letterman' yesterday revealed a similarly heady guest lineup.

CBS' 'Late Show' will counter former vice presidential candidate-turned-Fox News correspondent Sarah Palin with another ghost of presidential election past (and 2012 hopeful): former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

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Right now on Cinematical

by Kona Gallagher, posted Sep 13th 2009 10:08PM
The folks at our sister site Cinematical are working hard to give you news and reviews of the best -- and worst -- the silver screen has to offer. Here are some of their musings on the latest blockbusters, indies, and everything in between:

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Matt Damon and Marisa Tomei promote History's The People Speak - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 30th 2009 2:01AM
Matt Damon, Chris Moore, Marisa Tomei, and Howard Zinn on The People Speak TCA panel
You never know when the most innocuous-sounding panel is going to bring out the A-listers here at the TCAs. But when a big name is behind a project and he or she is passionate about it, that person will brave the room of critics to promote it.

To say Matt Damon is "dedicated" to the new History documentary The People Speak would be an understatement. The family of the Oscar winner lived next door to Professor Howard Zinn, on whose book, A People's History of the United States, is based. He and his Project Greenlight partner Chris Moore have been trying to bring the book to TV for a decade. "I have one of first copies (of Zinn's book) in hardback. It had a huge impact on my life so that's why I stayed with it. The moment we had iany influecne in this town we tried to get thids project off the ground."

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MacGyver heading to the big screen...still

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 16th 2009 12:06PM
macgyverWhat are the odds that a big screen adaptation of ABC's 1980's hit MacGyver will be a success? Judging by the success-to-failure ratio of TV-to-movies, I'd say it's 50-50 at best. For every The Fugitive, there's The Wild, Wild West. A Mission: Impossible reboot works well enough as a Tom Cruise vehicle, but a live action Speed Racer is an unmitigated disaster. Still, the optimist in me will hope that New Line's MacGyver to the big screen will work. They first mentioned this about a year ago, but it's picked up some traction now.

There's no star attached as yet, but a lot of De Laurentiises -- Dino is exec producer, Raffaellla and Martha are producing for Raffaella Productions. (Giada is sticking to the Food Network.) Fortunately, the series creator, Lee Zlotoff is attached, too.

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Right now on Cinematical

by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 17th 2008 4:25PM
The folks at our sister site Cinematical are working hard to give you news and reviews of the best -- and worst -- the silver screen has to offer. Here are some of their latest musings on the latest blockbusters, indies, and everything in between:

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Forget it! Sarah says she's not marrying Jimmy Kimmel

by Allison Waldman, posted May 5th 2008 8:25PM
Jimmy Kimmel & Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman, the star of The Sarah Silverman Program, is fu*king Jimmy Kimmel, the host of ABC's late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live. At least we assume so, considering they've been dating for years and kidding about their love story in public -- remember her video, "I'm fu*king Matt Damon," which he countered with "I'm fu*king Ben Affleck"? These two are a fun couple and seem to really have it together. However, don't look for Ms. Silverman to ever become Mrs. Kimmel.

Simply stated, Sarah Silverman told People.com that she's vowed to never marry Jimmy Kimmel. Nothing personal, Jimmy, she just likes things exactly as they are and doesn't want to muck it up with rice, flowers, lace, cake, invitations and all the other wedding malarkey.

Clearly, little Sarah never fantasized about her parents walking her down the aisle, standing under the chuppa with her groom, and seeing the man of her dreams shatter a wine glass beneath his foot, all elements of a typical nice Jewish wedding for a nice Jewish girl like Sarah.

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ABC still interested in Leno

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 9th 2008 8:35AM
Jay LenoSo, Disney CEO Robert Iger was having one of those yummy breakfast confabs talking about the future of the network and new media, alternate platforms and all those other fun buzz words about how we're going to be watching shows in the next few years. Then, kind of as an aside, he was asked about Jay Leno. With the end of Leno's era as the host of The Tonight Show looming -- and Conan O'Brien chomping at the bit to take over -- Mr. Iger said that he wouldn't rule out ABC going after Jay.

Ken Auletta of the New Yorker pressed Iger about Leno, to which the ABC head man squirmed and said, "It's not something we typically comment on."

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A new challenge for Obama fans

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 14th 2008 9:02AM
obama capitalFile this under the category of do-it-yourself politics. In this YouTube.com era, it was only a matter of time before it happened. MoveOn.org has joined forces with Oscar-winners Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Oliver Stone, multiple Grammy-winner John Legend and author Naomi Wolf to a TV ad contest for Barack Obama. The contest is called "Obama in 30 Seconds," in which Barack supporters are being asked -- challenged -- to come up with half-minute videos that focus on what it is about the Senator from Illinois that inspires them. The winning entry will be shown on national television.

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