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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon teaming up for 'Incorporated' on Syfy

The dynamic Good Will Hunting duo of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are once again teaming up: Affleck and Damon’s Pearl Street Films is developing Incorporated for Syfy along with CBS Television Studios, Syfy announced.  READ FULL STORY

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck star in first 'Project Greenlight' revival promo

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck want to make your movie.

Actually, wait, strike that: The Oscar winners want you to make their movie. As Damon and Affleck explain in the first promo for their revived docuseries Project Greenlight—returning to HBO after an 11-year absence—they’re not looking for screenplay submissions this time around. Instead, the new Greenlight will focus only on the trials and tribulations of a first-time director making a major motion picture. (Their pick will be helming a “Hollywood-vetted script;” no other details about the film have been released yet.)

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Matt Damon to make first appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' since hijacking the show

Jimmy Kimmel, you might want to hide the duct tape and hire some extra security: Notable nemesis Matt Damon has been booked to appear on the Feb. 6 installment of Jimmy Kimmel Live, EW has learned. This marks the first time that the actor will return to the ABC talk show since hijacking it last January as “revenge” for Kimmel’s running gag of ending shows with an apology to Damon for bumping him as a guest. Damon will be joined by his fellow castmates from Feb. 7’s big-screen drama The Monuments Men, including George Clooney (who hasn’t had a sit-down appearance on JKL since its premiere 11 years ago), Bill Murray (who’s never been on the show), John Goodman, Cate Blanchett, and Bob Balaban. READ FULL STORY

CBS orders pilot from Ben Affleck and Matt Damon

A comedy produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon has found a home at CBS, EW confirms.

Titled More Time With Family, CBS has ordered it for put pilot commitment. Comedian Tom Papa is set to star in the multi-camera comedy, as well as co-write with Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith. Affleck and Damon will executive produce through their company Pearl Street Films, along with Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman of 3 ARTS. Deadline first reported the news.
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Elton John to perform Liberace tribute at Emmys

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be graced by a knight in shining spectacles this year: Sir Elton John is scheduled to perform at the awards show for the first time.

The multiple Grammy winner will pay tribute to Liberace, the famously flamboyant pianist and entertainer who died of HIV/AIDS-related illnesses in 1987. HBO’s recent biopic about the late singer, Behind the Candelabra, is up for 15 Emmy Awards this year. The film stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, both of whom are nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries (and are Emmy presenters to boot).

The Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday, Sept. 22 on CBS at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon announced as Emmy presenters

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are the first presenters announced for the Emmy Awards.

Both Douglas and Damon are nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, which has 15 nominations in total.

Douglas was previously nominated in 2002 for Outstanding Guest Star in a Comedy Series (Will & Grace) as well as for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama (The Streets of San Francisco) in 1974 and Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor (The Streets of San Francisco) in 1975 and 1976. Damon was previously nominated in 2011 for Outstanding Guest Star in a Comedy Series (30 Rock), as well as one of the nominated producers for Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Project Greenlight) in 2002 and Outstanding Reality Program (Project Greenlight) in 2004 and 2005.

The Emmy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air Sunday, Sept. 22.

Listen: Michael Douglas tickles the ivories as Liberace -- EXCLUSIVE AUDIO

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HBO’s Liberace biopic arrives draped — as its subject was — in showmanship and song. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra stars Michael Douglas as the famously flamboyant Vegas performer alongside Matt Damon as his much-younger lover/lookalike. In this exclusive audio clip of “The Liberace Boogie” from the film’s first scene, take a listen to Douglas-as-Liberace. Does Douglas’ voice match Liberace’s as well as the rest of him?

The soundtrack includes both Liberace’s recordings and original pieces and is available digitally on May 21; the film premieres on HBO on May 26. READ FULL STORY

'Behind the Candelabra' trailer: Dramatic piano playing, even more dramatic hair -- VIDEO

Michael Douglas effortlessly playing the piano, Matt Damon yelling ”I don’t even have my own face!” and Rob Lowe looking like a shih tzu are just some of the fabulous things in this new full-length Behind the Candelabra trailer.

Douglas plays Liberace and Damon his younger lover Scott Thorson. The trailer hits the ups and downs of the couple’s relationship as shots of dramatic capes, luxurious bubble baths, and fancy cars quickly switch to yelling and glass throwing with the so-not-rhetorical line, ”Why would a grown man want to adopt another grown man?”

There’s also a lot about plastic surgery, which explains why Rob Lowe is almost unrecognizable.

The movie will air May 26 at 9 p.m. on HBO. Watch the trailer below:

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Matt Damon and Michael Douglas in 'Behind the Candelabra': Watch the teaser for HBO's Liberace biopic here

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Glitter, champagne, Matt Damon in a metallic soldier-boy uniform -- it's all there in the new teaser trailer for HBO's Behind the Candelabra (airing May 26), starring Michael Douglas as the extravagant showman Liberace and Matt Damon as his much-younger lover, Scott Thorson. (Check out last month's
EW cover story for exclusive photos and interviews with Damon and Douglas.) Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the movie reveals the tawdry underside of Liberace's real life, from his extravagant spending to his taste for younger men and his fascination with plastic surgery -- much of which the performer fought to keep secret from the public before he died of AIDS in 1987. "He was the biggest act in the world, and the whole time, petrified of his secret coming out," Damon told EW. "You see him in the movie going to a sex store --- nowadays, he’d be [exposed]

on Twitter so fast.”

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HBO's Liberace biopic 'Behind the Candelabra' tunes up in new teaser -- VIDEO

There’ll be glitz, glamour, and Matt Damon butt shots galore in Behind the Candelabra, an HBO movie about Liberace that may or may not be Steven Soderbergh’s final film as director — but you’ll see none of that in this new teaser, which may more accurately be called Inside the Piano.

Even if the video doesn’t feature star Michael Douglas as Mr. Showmanship himself, it is a pretty nifty bit of animation… especially if it does turn out to be one of the last times Soderbergh’s name appears in a credits sequence. Watch below:

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Matt Damon to guest star on 'House of Lies'

Matt Damon is reuniting with his Ocean’s Eleven co-star Don Cheadle for an upcoming episode of House of Lies.

Showtime president David Nevins made the announcement Saturday at the TCA’s semi-annual press tour in Beverly Hills. The Bourne actor will play a version of himself on the show, one who seeks the expertise of Galweather & Stern in order to set up a charity that will exceed the philanthropic efforts of his Hollywood frenemy, George Clooney.

Cheadle won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Comedy last night, just as season 2 of House of Lies premiered.

Read more:
Quentin Tarantino, Don Cheadle say the ‘n-word’ at Globes
Lisa Edelstein coming to ‘House of Lies’

Matt Damon to make first official guest appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Set your DVRs: Matt Damon will finally submit to an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, Jan. 24. And “may God help Damon if he dares show his stupid face,” Kimmel said in a statement.

For nearly as long as he’s hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live, the comedian has had the same show-ending tradition: Apologizing and saying that he’s been forced to bump his last guest of the night, Matt Damon. In 2006, Kimmel finally welcomed Damon onto the show for the first time — only to inform his guest as soon as he sat down that their time was up.

Damon got his revenge in 2008 by co-starring with Kimmel’s then-girlfriend Sarah Silverman in “I’m F—ing Matt Damon,” a viral video that inspired an equally popular sequel, “I’m F—ing Ben Affleck.” In the years since, Damon has done cameo appearances in several pre-taped Live comedy bits, including this extended sketch from 2010’s post-Oscars episode — but he’s never sat on Jimmy’s couch for a regular interview.

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