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Clinton Global Initiative meeting
  • Matt and Gary White attended the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting on Tuesday to promote water.org. Clips and links are at water.org's Twitter. Photos are at Lainey Gossip, Yahoo and Zimbio.

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  • A new interview with Matt is at Philanthropy Age magazine, including:

    Damon is determined to pass this passion to his four daughters. “It’s an ongoing education just like it is for me, but I’m bringing them along as best I can,” he says. “It doesn’t have to be around this issue, but I expect a lot from them.

    “They’ve been born into a lot more privilege than I was and a lot of emotional capital as well,” he continues. “They’ve got a great mum and I like to think a pretty good dad too, and I expect them to do a lot. I expect that kids like that should do a lot, and they will have to if there’s any hope for our world.”
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    From: cindiest Date: September 24th, 2014 11:32 am (UTC) (Link)
    Thank you.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 24th, 2014 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Looking good, Mr. Damon ;)

    Congratulations to Matt and Gary for all the good work they are doing with Water.org
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 24th, 2014 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Tom Papa show

    I would have expected Matt to be away filming somewhere, but he's down to participate in Tom Papa's next LA show at the Largo on 6 October:
    http://www.tompapa.com/latest.html
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 24th, 2014 02:06 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tom Papa show

    Hey, Greg, don't forget to buy your ticket ! ;)
    B.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: September 24th, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tom Papa show

    On it!!!
    Great way to celebrate my birthday which falls the day before! :)
    Gregory
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 24th, 2014 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tom Papa show

    Lol, B!

    Yeah, I don't know when he's going to fit all this in. He was supposed to shoot both Manchester-by-the-Sea and The Martian this fall, and fall is here with no sign of shooting. I didn't see any way for The Martian to make it's release date even if they started shooting right away.

    Here's another casting notice from Variety, probably for one of the astronauts. They're still saying Chastain is in talks.

    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 24th, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    I see I forgot to add the link. Oh, well, you know where Variety is!

    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 24th, 2014 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt On Robin

    Don't remember seeing this on your site.

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/matt-damon-death-robin-williams-180836986.html
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 24th, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt On Robin

    Some nice quotes by Matt about losing touch with Robin and the need to check in with friends and ask them if they need help (we've just had R U OK Day here in Australia which carries the same sentiment).

    Edited at 2014-09-24 10:39 pm (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: September 26th, 2014 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt On Robin

    Felicity, that's awesome to hear about R U OK Day in Australia!! they need that here in the states!
    I really think what Matt said in his quote was profound.
    G

    Edited at 2014-09-26 02:17 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 25th, 2014 01:51 am (UTC) (Link)

    Peeta Planet

    This is the Facebook page of the guys who hosted the CGI session with Matt and Gary (Peyman Parham Al Awadhi & Mohamed Parham Al Awadhi):

    https://www.facebook.com/peetaplanet

    Edited at 2014-09-25 01:52 am (UTC)
    wownow From: wownow Date: September 25th, 2014 06:45 am (UTC) (Link)
    His hair is very noticeably thinning at the front
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 25th, 2014 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)

    Clinton

    Matt asks President Clinton an important question:

    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/09/25/at-clinton-wonkfest-a-star-is-not-yet-born/

    CNN then played a video feed of actor Matt Damon asking Mr. Clinton a question about clean water and sanitation. But Mr. Damon couldn’t resist.

    “Are you excited to be a grandfather?”

    Edited at 2014-09-25 11:39 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 25th, 2014 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Trip news - Clooney wedding

    Matt is reported to be on holiday in Montalcino ahead of George Clooney's wedding:

    http://www.canalecinema.it/notizie-gossip/matt-damon-in-vacanza-montalcino/

    Photos of the wedding reception venue and flower deliveries (there's certainly going to be a lot of coverage over the next few days):

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2769619/Inside-George-Clooney-s-wedding-Stunning-3-200-night-canal-hotel-Venice-host-star-s-reception-ties-knot-British-lawyer.html

    Edited at 2014-09-26 04:58 am (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: September 26th, 2014 02:38 am (UTC) (Link)

    Tom Pappa

    Tickets purchased for Tom Pappa!!! I cannot wait. Paula you purchasing a plane ticket to LA? :)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 26th, 2014 02:50 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tom Pappa

    I hope Matt attends!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 26th, 2014 03:13 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tom Pappa

    Lol, Gregory, I wish! Have fun and hope you have a great birthday!
    Paula
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: September 26th, 2014 05:16 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tom Pappa

    I hope he attends too!! i mean he's being billed as such. Martian shoots in Nov should be safe and maybe Manchester shoots later in Oct a few days.
    Darn Paula chicago to LA? this could be ur lucky ticket :) thank you in advance!
    G

    Edited at 2014-09-26 05:18 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 26th, 2014 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Tom Pappa

    Aww, Gregory, you're a sweetheart. Maybe someday we can make something like that happen. It would be a blast! :-)
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 26th, 2014 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)

    Interstellar

    Catching up on some Interstellar news. It's very long at almost three hours and apparently getting great reviews from early critics - from AICN:
    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/68923

    But here's some good news for everyone: iNTERSTELLAR has screened for a handful of journalists and filmmakers, and the early response has been absolutely ecstatic. The word is that this is not only Nolan's masterpiece, but a watershed achievement in both form and content. So get more excited, if that's possible.
    **
    Here's scans of the Empire feature article (no mention of Matt);
    http://www.nolanfans.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=12464&start=4920
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 26th, 2014 03:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Interstellar

    Nolan fans are definitely all running around with their tongues hanging out, talking like this will be the second coming of film. My expectations are reasonable because I have never seen a Nolan film that I particularly enjoyed. Three hours is sooo looooong. But, since Interstellar has Matt in it, at least I'll have something to keep me awake! Ha.
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 26th, 2014 04:57 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Interstellar

    For his maybe five minute cameo, at best! The photos of the space crew on the glacier in Iceland look amazing (perhaps on the Empire cover?) The fans are certainly excited.

    Edited at 2014-09-26 04:59 am (UTC)
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