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Justin Bartha Had an Awkward Experience With Matthew McConaughey (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 25th 2011 4:45AM
Justin Bartha, 'Chelsea Lately'A lot of times actors will do prep work for an upcoming film role. Sometimes it can be pretty intense, but for Justin Bartha and Bradley Cooper, prepping for 'Failure to Launch' looked like it was going to be just a whole lot of fun, according to Bartha on 'Chelsea Lately' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on E!). After all, they simply needed to hang out with Matthew McConaughey to develop a sense of friendship.

Who wouldn't want to hang out with Matthew McConaughey? The guy oozes laid back and cool from his pores. As expected, he was shirtless when they arrived, so things were off to a good start. In fact, he was wearing only a pair of "little sweat shorts," as Bartha described them.

The problem was that he wasn't wearing anything under the shorts, and Bartha wound up sitting opposite him during their hang session. "So it's like the whole time I'm just staring at McConaugh-nuts," he explained. As such, Bartha was understandably kind of quiet and clearly not nearly as comfortable as McConaughey.

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Matthew McConaughey Laughs About Trace Adkins' Ex-Wife Shooting Him (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 31st 2011 8:00AM
Matthew McConaughey Visits 'Late Late'It all started with Craig Ferguson's snake mug. Matthew McConaughey couldn't stop staring at it on 'The Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS), due to its missing fang.

The host claimed that Trace Adkins had punched it. This segued into a story familiar to them both: Adkins' second wife shot him (through his heart and both lungs) in 1994. McConaughey couldn't help laughing at the very idea.

"I've made some women mad in my life, but none of them shot me yet," said Ferguson. McConaughey said that he has "a great woman who doesn't bring too much [beep] high-maintenance into my life."

As is his way, Ferguson chided the actor for cussing -- by using a string of profanities.

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Matthew McConaughey Offers Opinion on 'Celebrity Apprentice' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 25th 2011 9:30AM

Matthew McConaughey Offers Opinion on 'Celebrity Apprentice'On 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated), Matthew McConaughey admitted to being a fan of reality TV, especially 'Celebrity Apprentice.' McConaughey weighed in with his opinion on the competition's strongest players, the relationship between Star Jones and NeNe Leakes, and the ever-loopy Gary Busey.

McConaughey identified two players in particular with the potential to go far. "I think, who looks like they could be good at it, is going to be that John Rich," he said. "Star Jones is good at it. She's a diva, but she's good at it. Even when she's not team leader, she's taking control back there."

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Matthew McConaughey Speaks Spanish on 'Lopez Tonight' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 24th 2011 7:20AM
Matthew McConaughey Talks Spanish on 'Lopez Tonight'Matthew McConaughey has been visiting the late-night shows to promote 'The Lincoln Lawyer.' But only on 'Lopez Tonight' (weeknights, 12AM ET on TBS) did he take the opportunity to show off his Spanish-speaking skills.

He explained (in Spanish) that the town in which he was born (Uvalde, Texas) is 82 percent Mexican. And all his older brothers' friends -- male and female -- were Mexican. "That's where I learned a little bit of Spanish," he said.

The studio audience cheered him on, and George Lopez was impressed. "Lemme tell you something, if I wasn't high, I could've sworn I was -- seeing Matthew McConaughey talk Spanish!"

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Matthew McConaughey's 80-Year-Old Mom Flashed Photographers at 'Lincoln Lawyer' Premiere (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 18th 2011 4:50AM
Matthew McConaughey's Mom Flashes PhotographersMatthew McConaughey invited his entire extended family ("about 60 people") to last week's premiere of 'The Lincoln Lawyer'. Perhaps in an effort to stand out from the rest of the McConaughey crowd, the actor's 80-year-old mother flashed her legs -- and her control-top underwear -- for photographers.

The host of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC) shared the photographic proof of Kay McCabe standing next to her (more modest) son, McConaughey's eldest brother Rooster.

McConaughey said he didn't know about it until his publicist showed him the photo the next morning. He didn't seem surprised. Jimmy Kimmel quipped, "I see where you get it from: She doesn't wear pants. You don't wear shirts. It's like a nudist colony."

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Matthew McConaughey Paid Tom Hanks $100 for 'Babysitting' His Son (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 17th 2011 4:30AM
Matthew McConaughey Talks Tom Hanks on 'Tonight'Matthew McConaughey says his toddler son is obsessed with two things: "anything that flies in the air" and 'Toy Story'. "'Where's Woody?'" he asks his father daily, McConaughey explained on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC). At least Levi's parents can spread his viewing habits over three films.

And given McConaughey's Hollywood connections, he can thank the films' stars personally. "I run into Tom Hanks Oscar evening. I go up and slip him a $100. He said, 'What's this for?' I said, 'Trust me, I owe you a lot more than that for the amount of time you been babysitting my son Levi.'" So, Woody is accounted for, but the 'Lincoln Lawyer' star will need to track down Buzz Lightyear's Tim Allen too.

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Matthew McConaughey Got Mad at Trace Adkins for Mispronouncing His Name in a Song (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 10th 2011 4:47AM
Trace Adkins, 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson'Country singer Trace Adkins was on 'The Late Late Show' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS) to let Craig Ferguson know about something very important. Well, admittedly it isn't the reason he went on 'The Late Late Show,' but does anyone ever really get to the reason they're on Ferguson's show? It's more about non-sequiturs and just having a good time.

But things got serious when Ferguson mentioned Matthew McConaughey and stumbled over the pronunciation of it.

"Pronounce his name correctly," Adkins warned. "He gets mad if you don't."

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Preview Matthew McConaughey Chopping Veggies on 'Guy's Big Bite' (VIDEO)

by AOL TV Staff, posted Dec 10th 2010 4:35PM
Matthew McConaugheyEverything's all right, all right, all right when movie star Matthew McConaughey and Guy Fieri team up to cook a holiday dinner extravaganza.

McConaughey clearly knows his way around a kitchen (swoon!), demonstrating some decent knife skills as he slices and dices some vegetables.

The star also seems quite familiar with Fieri.

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Matt Damon Talks Ben Affleck's Success, Impersonates Matthew McConaughey (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Oct 13th 2010 4:45AM
Matt Damon Talks Ben Affleck on 'Late Show'When Matt Damon visited the 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), he talked more about other famous actors than himself. David Letterman asked him about buddy Ben Affleck's recent success with 'The Town.' "I'm thrilled for the guy. I'm not at all surprised," said Damon. "Now I'm kinda relegated to emailing him, asking him for jobs," he joked.

Before the film premiered, Damon asked Affleck if he was nervous. Affleck told him: "I wrote it, and I directed it, and I starred in it, so you know I can't really distance myself from it if it stinks. I'm kinda on the hook for this one." The host then persuaded Damon to do his "specialty impression" of Matthew McConaughey.

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Matthew McConaughey Developing New FX Comedy

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 8th 2010 10:40AM
Matthew McConaugheyWell alright, alright, alright ... Matthew McConaughey is developing a wacky new comedy for FX set in the beachfront city of Malibu.

The single-camera series is tentatively titled 'Kick-Ass Militia,' reports Deadline, and it centers on two very different brothers -- one is a cult leader, the other is a survivalist -- butting heads in a shared compound surrounded by sand and surf.

The show was developed from an idea by McConaughey pal JR Reed. 'Meet the Fockers' scribe Marc Hyman is writing and executive producing the pilot with McConaughey.

'Kick-Ass' is the third dude-oriented TV project from McConaughey's J.K. Livin Productions following Fox's upcoming 'Rooster Tales,' an animated series based on the life of his brother, and 'Jonah and the Whale,' a coming of age series set up at Starz.

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Matthew McConaughey Talks Babies on 'Rachael Ray' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 13th 2010 1:10PM
Matthew McConaugheyRachael Ray caught up with Matthew McConaughey at the SXSW Festival and had a kind of bizarre interview with the new dad.

In the interview that aired on 'Rachael Ray' (weekdays, syndicated), McConaughey gave Camila Alves a shout-out, calling her the "champion," discussed his children's sleeping patterns and balked at changing diapers.

"I do do it, but not that much," he said.

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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Matthew McConaughey Turns Lesbians Straight (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 17th 2010 7:30AM
Jimmy Kimmel Live - Camila AlvesIf anyone could turn a lesbian straight, it would be Matthew McConaughey. The guy just exudes charm out of every pore, and his girl Camila Alves confirms that.

She told a story on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12:05AM ET on ABC) about being really excited to go into a lesbian bar with McConaughey. At last! Girls would be hitting on her instead of him! Uh, no. Didn't exactly go how she planned.

"He was turning lesbian women to straight," she says. "We had to have the bar security come stand in front of us in order for us to dance." Well, you know what they say -- just keep livin'.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Matthew McConaughey to Tell Brother's 'Rooster Tales'

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Nov 30th 2009 12:18PM
Matthew McConaugheyScreen star Matthew McConaughey is about to give new meaning to the term "brotherly love."

Variety is reporting that McConaughey has teamed up with Fox to executive produce 'Rooster Tales,' an animated series based on the life of his brother, Mike "Rooster" McConaughey.

"My brother's life is so unbelievable, we had to animate it," McConaughey said. (case in point: Mike's second son was named "Miller Lyte," after his favorite frosty beverage)

The series will follow a redneck sheriff who marries a younger Mexican woman, only to inherit her 114-plus relatives.

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What You Missed Last Night: Matt Damon isn't dead and George Clooney isn't gay

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 11th 2009 11:33AM
Matt Damon was on The Late Show last night to promote his new film The Informant! As usual, he did his Matthew McConaughey impersonation for Dave and they also talked about a recent web rumor that Damon had died (really? I guess I missed that one).

This led to Damon telling another story about the Venice Film Festival involving George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and a stripping journalist.

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