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  • Photos of Matt, Lucy, brother Kyle and boxing trainer Matt Baiamonte jogging in London are at the Daily Mail.

  • Alicia Vikander talks about filming Bourne 5. More photos from the current filming location in Paddington are available here.

  • A photo of Matt and Bono at lunch in London is at this Instagram page.

  • Photos of Matt at family at a London performance of Wicked are available here and here.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 8th, 2015 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
    jb5 production live in water garden.i saw them parking cars
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 8th, 2015 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Divorce rumors?

    On Instagram, I saw a person post a picture from Star magazine saying that Matt and Lucy are getting a divorce? I don't believe such BS. I hope they don't.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 8th, 2015 11:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Divorce rumors?

    Discussed in the previous comments section. It all seems to be false and without any basis, eg the LA house is not being sold and the rest is just gossip. Denied by Gossip Cop.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 8th, 2015 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Divorce rumors?

    Definitely a rumor.
    A source confirmed that they are doing just fine :)
    -Hanna
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 8th, 2015 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Divorce rumors?

    I like that source :-)
    From: cindiest Date: November 10th, 2015 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Divorce rumors?

    They did this last time Ben broke up with someone: drag Matt into it, saying he's part of the reason, they're partying together, he doesn't like the girl, etc. It's just a way to keep the drama going, since "nannygate" turned into nothing and Ben and Jen are spending harmonious time together. It's worth a lot of money to them.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 8th, 2015 10:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian box office

    Nice comment from indiewire today:

    Something strange happened against the norm this weekend. Despite two strong openers, four of the eight Top Ten holdovers managed to hold their drops under 30%. Leading the way was "The Martian," down only 21%. Even in its sixth weekend, the movie for the first time clocked a gross ahead of "Gravity" at the same point ($9.3 million compared to $8.5 million). That's a nice way to sustain momentum in the Oscar race, particularly with "Spotlight " opening this weekend.


    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 8th, 2015 11:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: The Martian box office

    Based on the current trajectory, I can see it break 220m eventually and probably gets even more if it gets some Oscar nominations in major categories like best picture, best actor, best director etc.

    -Rose
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 9th, 2015 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian in China

    The Martian Offical Weibo account in China just announced that Ridley, Matt and Sebastisn Stan will be in Beijing to promote The Martian soon.

    --Rose
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 9th, 2015 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: The Martian in China

    Maybe ponytail will make a reappearance! 😜 It's upset that it got left behind and now has a frighteningly bad attitude. I think we should start Referring to Great Wall as "Ponytail - The Movie"
    Your humble servant,
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 9th, 2015 04:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: The Martian in China

    Paula, I like the name. "Ponytail the movie." 😜But I cannot look at the ponytail without out thinking about "lady boner" after the Graham show. 😜
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 9th, 2015 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: The Martian in China

    Definitely! 👌 And that's not a bad thing
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 10th, 2015 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian in China

    Thanks for the news Rose - confirmed in this article. Simon Kinberg and Drew Goddard are also attending, along with the Chinese stars. There will be a premiere and a 'chance to get up close with the actors'.

    http://ent.people.com.cn/n/2015/1110/c1012-27798271.html
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 11th, 2015 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: The Martian in China

    Beijing Premier is set to be on 11/20 Beijing Time according to The Martian Official Weibo account.

    -Rise
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 11th, 2015 10:57 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian in China

    Thank you!🕵
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 9th, 2015 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Andy Weir interview - The Martian

    A fabulous radio interview with Andy Weir about The Martian, this time from the Planetary Society. He's such a polymath. Even these hyperintelligent space nerds are like, "Damn, Andy Weir, you're smart!"
    Paula

    http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2015/1026-andy-weir.html
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 9th, 2015 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Phony break up agenda exposed

    The Daily Mail is showing (adorable) pics of Matt with the girls in London while saying that Lucy was "nowhere to be seen." While celebrity baby has a photo showing that, in fact, Lucy was not only there but was photographed smiling at Matt while he took photos of the girls.

    Unfortunately if The Mail is climbing onboard this lie they will want to keep carrying it. Sigh.
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 9th, 2015 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Phony break up agenda exposed

    http://www.laineygossip.com/Matt-Damon-in-London-with-his-family-as-The-Martian-continues-to-deliver-at-the-box-office/41165

    And here you have a picture of Matt and Lucy both with the girls.

    -Rose
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 9th, 2015 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Phony break up agenda exposed

    Also with them: Jason Walsh, Matt Baiamonte, Kyle's kids, Johnny Cicco's daughter (I think) and a security guy who has been around a lot before.

    The international reports about the 'divorce' based on a single false tabloid report are getting out of control and they may have to release a statement or release a line to a key journalist.

    A few photos of Matt on the ice rink's official twitter:
    https://twitter.com/NHM_IceRink

    The story was denied by a rep to this publication:
    ttp://www.ofuxico.com.br/noticias-sobre-famosos/tabloide-afirma-que-matt-damon-tambem-esta-se-separando/2015/11/09-251190.html

    Edited at 2015-11-10 03:59 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 10th, 2015 07:08 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Phony break up agenda exposed

    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 10th, 2015 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Phony break up agenda exposed

    i Can't BELIEVE how big his daughters are getting! Seems like yesterday Lucy was pregnant with Isabella, they're absolutely gorgeous.
    stella looks just like her daddy

    -Hanna
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 10th, 2015 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Visit to Hamleys

    I don't recognize the guy in the black watch cap/shaved head. Is he one of Kyle's sons?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 11th, 2015 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Visit to Hamleys

    Maybe a stranger. I don't think he's part of the group. Definitely not one of Kyle's sons (Jackson's face was covered in the Daily Mail shots).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 9th, 2015 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Various

    I agree with Lainey's fun analysis of the award race so far.

    I think The Martian will have between 7 and 10 Oscar nominations (including all the major categories) And when that happens, the B.O. will have a considerable boost. So, I believe it will ended up very close to the Gravity numbers: 270M in the US, 720m Worldwide.

    Ridley Scott and Goddard have both big chances to win in their respetives categories.
    The movie is a frontrunner, head to head with Spotlight (other big contenders have yet to come) but it's definitely a frontrunner.

    And despite what some bloggers say, I think Matt will be nominated too. A very solid performance in a widely acclaimed movie is hard to ignore. He's not the favorite, though. Di Caprio is (Yikes!) :/

    And I think we all agree that, at this point, the "Divorce Shocker" story seems quite false.


    K.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 10th, 2015 01:48 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Various

    Lainey nailed it all the way around.
    Paula
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 10th, 2015 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)

    What Rubbish

    Those divorce rumours are just utter rubbish, there is no way Matt and Lucy are getting a divorce. The only reason this has come about is because of Ben and Jennife's problems and selling up in LA. Stupid nasty rumours, i hate gossips.

    By the way your site is brilliant, love all the news you post and pictures - thank you
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 10th, 2015 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: What Rubbish

    Thanks for the comment. And the LA house isn't being sold, so even that part of the article is incorrect.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 10th, 2015 11:53 am (UTC) (Link)

    shots from the film location

    Just spotted these pics and clips - hope they don't spoil ... sometimes I feel like we get to see too much of the film through the pictures, but then again I just can't help myself. S-dk

    https://instagram.com/p/95o5aZpuA8/?tagged=mattdamon

    https://instagram.com/p/95pDYtnrvi/?tagged=mattdamon

    https://instagram.com/p/95vDK1mM2Q/?tagged=mattdamon

    https://instagram.com/p/95xoibwgZ2/?tagged=mattdamon

    https://instagram.com/p/95yQW1rZa0/?tagged=mattdamon

    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 10th, 2015 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: shots from the film location

    Ohhh wow! I agree though that it could spoil some of it for us, but i cant help it either!! I was watching the last video and saying "omgomgomg" the whole time!
    Urgh i cant wait to see this one

    -Hanna
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 10th, 2015 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: shots from the film location

    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 10th, 2015 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Awards watch

    Awards daily put up a column today about the actor's race for Oscar. Matt is prominently mentioned. I would even go so far as to say it's a nice little push from Sash Stone. Feel free to comment in the comments section! Please! It won't let me post the link but it's right at the top.

    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 11th, 2015 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Awards watch

    I'm ignoring all awards talk for a few months. So many things will change, starting with the Concussion reviews coming out shortly. It's all just early speculation. The Martian's just getting some nice talk because it made some money and there's not much else to talk about yet.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 11th, 2015 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Simon Kinberg interview

    The Hollywood Reporter's Producer's round table this year includes Simon Kinberg (producer of The Martian). They've put up clips from the discussion. But, hey, this is fun - Stacy Sher, longtime producer for Quentin Taratino, spontaneously describes Matt as "The greatest guy in the entire world," and goes on to praise his great on-set attitude. 😃She apparently worked with him on Contagion. If you watch the clip all the way to the end Matt's mentioned again.

    Pretty unusual to see a producer go out of her way to praise an actor who's not even in her movie - during awards season press with THR, no less! 👏🏼
    Paula
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/video/martian-is-a-very-optimistic-839094
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 11th, 2015 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Simon Kinberg interview

    That's really lovely, thanks Paula. And thank you (and others) for constantly finding good, positive info!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 11th, 2015 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Simon Kinberg interview

    I don't know how positive this is, but I found it hilarious. In another clip from the roundtable discussion, Revenant producer Steven Golin says this:

    "He didn't actually sleep in any animal carcasses [as DiCaprio said in an interview]. There's a scene where he sleeps in an animal carcass, but it wasn't a real animal carcass, and he didn't sleep in it. He was in it for about two hours"

    😈Paula


    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 11th, 2015 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Simon Kinberg interview

    Hehe. Anti Leo comments always welcome. Ah, Leo.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 12th, 2015 12:28 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Simon Kinberg interview

    Hehe, I though I am the only one who is not that into Leo, glad to see that I am not alone.

    --Rose
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 11th, 2015 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Set photos

    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 12th, 2015 12:05 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Set photos

    funny how everybody is blurry in the instagram picture, except Lucy.

    in the upside of the phony break up story, we have all this lovely photos of Matt's family.

    This should be the Bourne movie which has more pictures from the set, right?
    I try to avoid them. I don't want spoilers.


    K.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 11th, 2015 11:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Great Wall

    The story of how Matt came to be involved with Great Wall from producer Charles Roven:

    http://collider.com/matt-damon-the-great-wall-charles-roven/

    Who did he send it to? John Krasinski? Casey?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 12th, 2015 12:12 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Great Wall

    Actually I think it was Chris Hemsworth. There was discussion at one point that Chris was going to do the Grest Wall because Matt could not do it. Given that they are actually friends (not sure how), I think this actor they mentioned was Chris.

    -Rose
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 12th, 2015 02:02 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Great Wall

    This very interesting interview from Roven is just about the only encouraging thing I've heard so far about "Ponytail, the Movie." I googled around and it looks like you were right about Hemsworth, Rose.

    I just about fell out of my chair at Roven's comment that Matt and Tony Gilroy "have a history." No kidding! Ha, ha, ha.
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 12th, 2015 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Great Wall

    And Roven wasn't that encouraging on the movie, just the collaborative process. I still don't know why Matt wanted to do this movie, except to work with the director. I thought Matt was linked to the Chinese movie that Christian Bale ended up doing, but I'm not sure if that was with Yimou.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 12th, 2015 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: Great Wall

    Yes, that must have been it. It was called "Flowers of War" and was about the rape of Nanking.

    It was a huge hit in China and a dud in the west.
    Paula
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: November 12th, 2015 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)

    Matt and Bono

    A vlogger's friend talks about meeting up with Matt and Bono at her work (model-making) - at 3.30.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf0ZM6qgjaw&feature=youtu.be&a
    From: (Anonymous) Date: November 12th, 2015 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Matt and Paul (I guess) eating pizzas:

    http://iconosquare.com/p/1116639068222404325_182093596

    Matt sipping coffee:

    https://twitter.com/KumonRedland


    and a short video of Bourne:

    http://iconosquare.com/p/1116537642661833908_201498450

    B.
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