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  • Photos of Matt and Lucy leaving the Tom Papa comedy show on Tuesday after Matt performed are at the Daily Mail.

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  • Chris Rock mentions Matt's role in Interstellar at Deadline:

    Do you like being in control of the whole film—writing, directing, starring—as opposed to just an acting gig likeGrown Ups 2?
    Rock: Hey, I’d love someone to cast me in something great and I just had to learn my part. But that hasn’t happened that often, so I like to work. I’d love to be Matt Damon. I’d love to just pop up in Interstellar and be great.

    Right. Nobody knew he was in it.
    No one knew he was in it. When the pod started to open up I was like, “Please be Will Ferrell.” Yeah. I would love that. I would love somebody to write Bourne movies for me, but that is not going to happen, so you kind of have to write stuff.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 7th, 2014 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Off to Mars?

    It looks like Matt's finally on his way to start filming The Martian! Break a leg, Matt! Soooo excited for this film!

    https://twitter.com/bbculp/status/541616672411357184

    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 7th, 2014 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Off to Mars?

    Well found, Paula. Now, the Martian begins!!
    B.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 7th, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Off to Mars?

    Thanks Paula. Finally!

    And now in Budapest:

    Raez P‏@raezp 43 minutes ago
    Back in Budapest after a long time ... Shared the flight with a v quiet Matt Damon (at @budairport in Budapest)

    Edited at 2014-12-07 09:42 pm (UTC)
    From: cindiest Date: December 9th, 2014 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Off to Mars?

    Aw. V quiet.
    From: cindiest Date: December 9th, 2014 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Off to Mars?

    *Applauds* thank you!!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 8th, 2014 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Nancy talks about Public Education ..and Matt

    [...]Why Matt Damon isn't an education activist??

    Carlsson-Paige: The first thing he’s doing is raising four kids. He has a stepdaughter now who is a teenager, and he has three little girls. He’s very steeped in his own creative work in the film industry in a lot of different ways. His days are very full with those two components. He also started this nonprofit, water.org, which he’s really committed to. [.... ]He’s very involved in that work, and he’s passionate about it.

    The thing about seeing our kids grow up is getting at who they are. They’re not us. He’s created his own path, and it’s a beautiful path, and he carries with him a lot of the values and insights he’s grown up with. Now he’s doing his own life his own way.[..]

    And more in the article.
    B.


    http://www.progressive.org/news/2014/12/187932/matt-damon%E2%80%99s-mom-nancy-carlsson-paige-talks-public-education
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 8th, 2014 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Nancy talks about Public Education ..and Matt

    Thanks B
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 8th, 2014 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Nancy talks about Public Education ..and Matt

    And another interview at Politico:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/getting-there-nancy-carlsson-paige-dark-time-for-education-113392.html

    You’re an accomplished scholar, a distinguished professor, a published author (several times over) and the recipient of many national honors. Yet you are often referred to as “Matt Damon’s mom.” I’m sure you’re proud of him, but how does it feel to be defined by your son’s accomplishments?

    This is the thing: I am Matt’s mother, and being Matt’s mother is an important part of my life experience. I was a single mom. I raised two boys, Matt and Kyle, and was very involved in their lives. … The fact is, I’m so happy to see how Matt’s living his life. … He is living out the values he learned growing up, so I always feel kind of buoyed by his accomplishments, not diminished. I feel part of it. … He’s a celebrity and I’m not, and I’m realistic about that. People don’t care about me, and I understand that. Though I wish they did because I’d like them to hear about these education issues!

    Matt’s major work is with film-making and water.org, the nonprofit he founded. But Matt really understands the issues with education. We talk about it a lot. He can’t give it the kind of energy that I do but he’s lent his support when he can.

    Edited at 2014-12-08 10:08 pm (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: December 9th, 2014 12:05 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Nancy talks about Public Education ..and Matt

    Great Stuff!! I didn't realize she had such an online presence. My dad was a public high school teacher for 40 yrs.

    http://www.nancycarlssonpaige.org/index.html

    http://bustedpencils.com/matt-damons-mom/

    From: cindiest Date: December 9th, 2014 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)
    Beautiful. Thank you.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 9th, 2014 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)

    Anniversary

    It's Matt and Lucy's ninth wedding anniversary today.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 9th, 2014 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Anniversary

    Awww. Too bad they have to be apart.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 11th, 2014 04:57 am (UTC) (Link)

    Elysium and the Sony hack

    Sorry if this has already been mentioned but I think it's interesting to note that the hackers attack on Sony has revealed the ultimate profitability of some 2013 movies. Elysium made $18 million in profit for the studio. Interesting, since the perception amongst many is that it didn't do all that well. Those movie studios make out like bandits!

    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 11th, 2014 09:53 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium and the Sony hack

    Thanks, I hadn't seen that leak. Waiting for more revelations.

    A clip from the Tom Papa Holiday Special:
    https://soundcloud.com/siriusxmcomedy/come-to-papa-holiday-special-featuring-matt-damon-sarah-silverman-maria-bamford-more
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: December 12th, 2014 12:14 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium and the Sony hack

    Premieres Friday 12-12-14 at 7pm ET on Raw Dog Comedy Hits SiriusXM 99 and on the Sirius XM App Replays: Saturday 12-13-14 at 9pm ET, Friday 12-19-14 at 7pm ET; and Saturday 12-20-14

    I wish there was a way for someone to catch this and record it. I don't have Sirius :(
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: December 12th, 2014 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium and the Sony hack

    Great news everyone!!! My sister has SIRIUS and gave me her login. I will record the show on my iPhone as voice memo and then transfer it to my computer and then upload to SoundCloud! Once I've done so, I will privately share a link with you all to hear the show :) You can thank me later ;-)
    G
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 12th, 2014 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)

    Budapest

    Someone in Budapest is posting a lot of photos with cast members:

    https://twitter.com/musseln
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