Matt Damon kidnaps Jimmy Kimmel


At last, Matt Damon got to be on Jimmy Kimmel’s show, and he didn’t waste his opportunity. Damon, who’d been the butt of a long-running joke, took over ABC’s ‘‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’’ Thursday, kidnapping the host and keeping him gagged and duct-taped. Damon and a slew of celebrity guests — Nicole Kidman, Gary Oldman, Robert De Niro, Don Cheadle, Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Silverman, and Demi Moore, among others — then spent the hour mercilessly mocking the helpless Kimmel. It was sweet revenge for
Damon, who for years was denied a chance to be on the show because Kimmel would joke that he was out of time. At the end of Thursday’s show, Damon asked Kimmel if he had anything to say. But just as the host was about to be untied, Damon pulled the microphone away. “Wait,’’ the actor said. ‘‘I’m sorry. We’re out
of time.’’

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