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'Downton Abbey': Will the lords and ladies become movie stars?

Tonight, as the plush velvet curtain draws to a close on the latest season of Downton Abbey, it’s worth taking a look ahead to what comes next for the Crawley clan. I’m not talking about whether Lady Mary will finally give the green light to one of her tweedy, stammering suitors. Or if Edith will be able to keep her secret, scarlet-letter shame under wraps in Switzerland amongst all the chocolate shops and cuckoo clocks. Or if the increasingly dim and blowhard-y Earl of Grantham will gamble away his wife’s fortune at the card table. I mean what comes next career-wise for the stars of the show.

It’s a question that’s particularly timely since we’re all currently being pummeled by trailers for Non-Stop showing Lady Mary herself (Michelle Dockery) dressed as a flight attendant watching Liam Neeson crack skulls at 30,000 feet.

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Bill Murray insists he's 'physically dominant' to his 'Monuments Men' co-stars during EW Radio chat -- VIDEO

Bill Murray is the type of actor who really knows how to use his body to his advantage.

Murray — along with his Monuments Men co-stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, and Hugh Bonneville — joined People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle for an EW Radio Town Hall on Wednesday, and when he was asked about working with Balaban, Murray was quick to point out their size difference. Watch the clip below for the full story:
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Jimmy Kimmel playfully slams Matt Damon -- VIDEO

Matt Damon just can’t catch a break from Jimmy Kimmel. “Sincere apologies to Matt Damon; we ran out of time for him tonight,” he once ended an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!… and then ended multiple more shows like that, making the Oscar-winner the butt of a long-running joke.

Damon “took over” the show last year to get back at Kimmel, beginning his monologue with, “Welcome to tonight’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Sucks.” He then asked the audience, “Is it weird to see a person with actual talent host this show?” Burn.

But the friendly feud continues. Last night, Kimmel welcomed the star-studded cast of The Monuments Men, including Damon. He introduced Damon last, saying, “I’m being told we have to bring out our next guest. Our next guest is an actor at best who only has one Oscar. He’s here because the band didn’t show up. Please welcome, the least of the Monuments Men, Matt Damon.”

Damon came out to find no seats available for him and when he asked about the lack of seating, Kimmel tried to ignore the request and continued interviewing the other actors. “Was he like this the whole time on the set?” he asked the rest of the cast, as Guillermo brought Damon a baby chair.

“Now a lot of people said Matt Damon didn’t have the chops to be, you know, acting-wise to be part of a group like this,” Kimmel said to George Clooney. Damon shot back, “Nobody said that, what are you talking about?” Clooney started to reply when Kimmel interrupted: “No, I didn’t expect an answer, I just wanted to get that on the record — that a lot of people said that.”

Clooney then gets in on the ragging, and Cate Blanchett even made a joke at the actor’s expense. When Kimmel pointed out that Blanchett shares most of her scenes with Damon, she commented, “I have great respect for the work of the Make-A-Wish foundation.” She then ruffled Damon’s hair, because no one can be mad at you if you ruffle their hair. Or maybe that just applies to Cate Blanchett.

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'Monuments Men' stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, more talk Golden Globes revenge with EW Radio -- VIDEO

After Tina Fey made a Golden Globes joke about George Clooney and the age of the women he likes to date, the Hollywood prankster planned his revenge, with the help of some Matt Damon stationery. That was just one of the many anecdotes Clooney shared with EW Radio during the Monuments Men Town Hall, which airs Friday at 1 p.m. ET on Sirius XM 105. People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle led the talk, which included Clooney and Monuments Men co-stars Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, and Hugh Bonneville.

In addition to their pranking behavior, the group also revealed what they would be doing if they weren’t acting (someone needs to remind Matt Damon that he already is a writer — an Oscar-winning one!). The movie, which opens Friday, is inspired by the true story of a group of museum directors, curators, and art historians who entered Germany at the end of World War II to rescue artwork taken by the Nazis. Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Jean DuJardin also star.

During the chat on Wednesday, Clooney revealed he sent a fake letter to Tina Fey and co-host Amy Poehler, seemingly from Damon, asking for an apology for his own Globes dig about being considered the “garbageman” in the room. When Damon later received two large fruit baskets at his home, he knew something was up. Watch the clip below to get the full story:
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PopWatch Planner: The Super Bowl, the Sochi Olympics, 'The Monuments Men', and more

Yes, this week is a little heavy on the sporting events. Between the Super Bowl and the kick-off of the Sochi Olympics, it’s simply something we can’t ignore. However, the good news for non-sports fans is that there are plenty of other entertainment options to go around. Some of your favorite shows are returning, some of your favorite reality shows just keep getting better, and did I mention that George Clooney will be hitting the big screen? Here’s what this week has in store:

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Bill Murray soars on David Letterman as Peter Pan -- VIDEO

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Bill Murray was in New York last night in advance of the Super Bowl, to promote his movie The Monuments Men, and of course, to campaign for the role of Peter Pan. Visiting his ol’ pal, David Letterman, Murray made an  entrance that would’ve made Mary Martin proud — or broken her heart. Dressed in green — though looking more like Friar Tuck than Pan — and flying above the stage, Murray made his plea to NBC to star in its next live-musical. “I feel like this is my moment,” Murray said. “They’re thinking about re-staging Peter Pan, and I’m the guy.”

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Skipping the Oscar race is the smartest move 'Monuments Men' ever made

There’s been a lot of talk about how the delayed release of George Clooney’s film The Monuments Men affects the Oscar race. The film vibed like a contender. It had a cast of past winners and nominees. It was the latest directorial effort by George Clooney, the best walking advertisement for the Academy’s vision of itself. It has an up-with-the-arts plotline, based on a true story, and the bad guys are Nazis: Yahtzee! Because Monuments Men seemed like such an awards-baiting prospect — complete with not one, but two Oscar lucky charms, Bill Murray and John Goodman — it was in contention before it was even in production.
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