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Trek rumors debunked
  • The false and totally unconfirmed reports that Matt would be playing Kirk in a Star Trek film have increased in recent days, and the Wall Street Journal has now posted a story seeking to clarify the facts. I can't access the WSJ story online (subscription only), but The Trek XI Report has posted a summary, and their response - excerpts below. If anyone can access the WSJ story, could you please copy it for me? Thanks.

    The Amazon [IMDB] spokesman claimed they get their info from studios. However when pressed, he admitted they were using 'published reports' (aka 'rumors') as the basis for their plot and cast details for Trek XI, and they couldnt even identify what reports they used.

    The WSJ did try and get someone actually associated with Star Trek XI on the record regarding the Damon rumor, but neither Paramount nor JJ Abrams will confirm anything. They do quote Damon's publicist as saying: "No one has approached Matt". The Insider's Marc Malkin tells us tonight that he is still sticking by his source who says that JJ Abrams is interested in Damon for the role of Kirk.

  • A Defamer sighting relating to the pics of Matt and family in Los Angeles last weekend.
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    the_grynne From: the_grynne Date: August 5th, 2006 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
    *huge sigh of relief*
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 5th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
    "the_grynne", I love your icon and yes a big sigh of relief.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 5th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
    fantastic news. it had me soo worried, i dreaded the idea of him in star trek.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 6th, 2006 09:03 am (UTC) (Link)
    Of course they're interested in Matt. Let's face it, who would the Trekkies want to have portray the dashing young James T. Kirk - Matt Damon? or Danny DeVito?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 6th, 2006 09:05 am (UTC) (Link)
    Sorry, forgot to sign it - that came from ~Maureen~
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