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  • Monuments Men cast and crew are attending a screening at the White House on Tuesday evening. Matt is already in Washington ahead of the screening. Press will not be attending.

  • Monuments Men made another $15 million over the weekend for a total of $43 million. It is also doing well internationally via Deadline.

    4. The Monuments Men (Sony) Week 2 - Last weekend #2
    $15,000,000 (-32%) in 3,083 theaters (unchanged); PSA: $4,865; Cumulative: $43,670,000
    Continuing to perform above expectations for the second week, and boosted by the holiday weekend, George Clooney's World War II art-heist caper is showing some strength, particularly from adults who have moved on from the multiple Oscar nominees in release. As disappointing as its reviews were, the appeal of the cast (Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon and others joining Clooney), this already is the biggest grossing of its director's films.

    Monuments Men took off with another $8.9M this weekend from 2,365 screens. The UK market was the hot spot for the film, having grossed $2.9M and taking the No. 2 spot behind The Lego Movie. The George Clooney production of Men will open in 30 more markets next weekend via Fox International. It’s in 19 markets currently.

  • Matt did not attend the BAFTA ceremony in London. He lost in the supporting actor category to Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips).

  • A trailer for One Drop of Love, the one-woman show by Fanshen Cox produced by Matt, Ben and Chay Carter that all attended in LA a few weeks ago, is now at YouTube.

  • In this interview from Magic 105.4FM Matt talks about how his kids went to see the The Lego Movie without him and went 'absolutely bananas' when they found out the heroine's name was Lucy. Matt also says that George Clooney is great with the kids.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 18th, 2014 11:06 am (UTC) (Link)

    Washington

    A photo of Matt and George at dinner in Washington on Monday night at Al Tiramisu (there are photos of George and Grant eating there before on their website) - http://www.altiramisu.com/.

    http://webbygram.com/photo/658357851953797669_11574837/

    One of the photos of Matt, Lucy and George in Berlin is in the latest issue of Us Weekly.

    Edited at 2014-02-18 11:10 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 18th, 2014 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Omaze

    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 18th, 2014 10:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Omaze

    Note: Pack "Day To Day Cookery" (for Matt). :D M..
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 18th, 2014 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Lunch in Washington:
    http://webbygram.com/photo/658797420318164198_184790128/

    Nedra Pickler ‏@nedrapickler
    A CIA assassin at the White House? Matt Damon just spotted entering the West Wing

    I think the GWH screening for the President was actually at Camp David, not the White House.

    Adam Aigner-Treworgy‏@AdamATCNN
    White House confirms that George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray will attend a screening of The Monuments Men this evening

    Also Robert Edsel, Harry Ettlinger

    Edited at 2014-02-18 09:41 pm (UTC)
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: February 19th, 2014 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)
    love it. it looks like George's dad was at the dinner. maybe dad gets to go to the screening too.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 18th, 2014 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

    White House screening

    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: February 19th, 2014 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: White House screening

    i see he is. and mom. what a shame no lucy!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 19th, 2014 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)

    Photo

    Photo from the screening or earlier in the day?

    http://webbygram.com/photo/659009640432384214_8575493/
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 19th, 2014 03:27 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photo

    Love the photo. Very unusual - but great - look for him. He looks like he could be in college!
    Paula
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 19th, 2014 05:11 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photo

    look how full his hair is too!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 19th, 2014 05:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photo

    Woop Wooh! (thought I'd say something more original than "handsome" again) :) M..
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 19th, 2014 06:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photo

    The person who posted the photo is a make-up artist, who clearly got him ready for the screening. Matt's stylist was also there for all or most of the recent MM press tour.

    Edited at 2014-02-19 06:27 am (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 19th, 2014 06:29 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Photo

    hmm, he has a regular stylist? i like how matt is casual and himself, but wow he can clean up handsomely
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 19th, 2014 06:35 am (UTC) (Link)

    Lucy was there

    No, his stylist and groomer are at most or all appearances, and someone is always crediting them on Twitter and Instagram (agency?)

    This is the groomer Torsten Witte - you can match up his photos with Matt's appearances (although he's never explicitly stated). Torsten always works with Annie Jagger, and you can see Torsten in the video of the London premiere kiss where he's putting on Lucy's coat after photos.

    http://instagram.com/torstenwitte

    eg
    Fashion_Rules‏@Fashion_Rules
    Matt Damon looking handsome at the #NYC premiere of @MonumentsMovie! Styling - Annie Jagger, grooming @torstenwitte pic.twitter.com/u6cKrCD2Xw

    Edited at 2014-02-19 06:42 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 19th, 2014 06:38 am (UTC) (Link)

    Lucy was there

    I've completely missed Lysa Heslov's Instagram (Grant Heslov's wife). She's posted a few photos of Lucy at the White House. Thanks to 'party animal' on Clooneys Open House for the tip.

    http://instagram.com/lysa1023

    With Matt (and a reference from a Heslov family member to the charity event on Saturday): http://instagram.com/p/klUYxZTMYD/

    With Lysa and Nina Clooney at the White House: http://instagram.com/p/klUYxZTMYD/

    Getting ready for the White House: http://instagram.com/p/klUYxZTMYD/

    **
    Lysa's charity could be the event on Saturday - Children Mending Hearts. It has some familiar names on the board - Ben and Marc Joubert.
    http://www.childrenmendinghearts.org/

    Edited at 2014-02-19 06:57 am (UTC)
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