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Matt Damon And Ben Affleck Videos Help Jimmy Kimmel Become Online Sensation

03/28/2008 02:46 am 02:46:12 | Updated May 25, 2011

The worst-kept secret in Hollywood on Oscar night was whom Jimmy Kimmel was sleeping with.

Nevertheless, a satiric video in which Mr. Kimmel, the host of the ABC late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live," talks enthusiastically -- jokingly, we are led to believe -- about his sexual relationship with Ben Affleck, has been a huge hit online since it was first shown on Sunday during Mr. Kimmel's post-Oscar broadcast.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the four-minute video had been viewed more than two million times on YouTube. It has also been prominently displayed on the broadcast network's home page, ABC.com.

The "relationship" has not been a secret since at least Feb. 15, when The New York Post reported that Mr. Kimmel was preparing a star-studded video, reminiscent of "We Are the World," as a reply to a similar video presented on his show last month by the comedian Sarah Silverman.

Ms. Silverman, who is Mr. Kimmel's longtime girlfriend, unveiled her video, in which she confesses that she has been sleeping with Matt Damon, on Mr. Kimmel's fifth-anniversary show on Jan. 31. Iterations of that video have been viewed more than eight million times on YouTube.

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