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  • A sighting from Ted Casablanca's column at E Online:

    Matt Damon, taking a mornin’ stroll near the Four Seasons in Bev Hills. In tow were his wife of more than two years, Luciana Barroso, and their bouncin’ baby girl, Isabella. Matt-hon, ever the doable nerd, donned a white, short-sleeve shirt and trademark nerdy specs, while Isabella sported a "Suri-ish" coiffure, said well-heeled observers nearby, of thick dark hair—how locks-luscious!

  • A very well-trodden Good Will Hunting story is repeated at the New York Post.

  • And Ben's jokes are just as tired here, in an appearance at the GLAAD awards:

    Ben Affleck presented the trophy for best wide-release film to Little Miss Sunshine and joked that he and Matt Damon had an easier time winning their Good Will Hunting Oscar than getting married. "But looking back, honestly, it was for the best, because we fought a lot, and it was always about him."
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 16th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)


    "Matt-hon, ever the doable nerd..."

    O.K. We know Casablanca's gay, but "doable"? Only in your wish-I-were-Lucy fantasies, Ted!

    Tell ya the truth, I enjoyed Ben's little jest. But I enjoy it now and wouldn't have enjoyed it while Matt was having career blahs. Now that he's an A-lister supreme, it's just one good bud ribbing another. It's a little like the taunting Matt did at Ben's turn at The Actors Studio. Matt had come down to the front row, and, after Lipton quizzed Ben some about relationships, he gave Matt a chance to ask Ben any question he might have had. Matt looked slyly at Ben, cocked his head, and asked, "O.K. Was I the best?" Just buds poking a little fun at each other in what seems like a very strong friendship.

    Thanks for all the tidbits. Your site's fun.
    From: sunnysanstar Date: April 18th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: "Matt-hon"

    *applaud* Yes, NAIL ON THE HEAD! That's exactly what it's about. And I don't care what other people say, Ben's jokes never get stale. The man's too funny. Besides, Matt & his (but mostly his) jokes serve a very good purpose: they keep the slashy fires burning hot. For a perv like me, I hope he never gives up those little quips. Keep em coming, Batt! :b
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 18th, 2007 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: "Matt-hon"

    And let's not go to the dueling Playboy quotes.

    (No, I'm not going to explain if you haven't read their interviews, a couple of years apart.)
    From: sunnysanstar Date: April 19th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: "Matt-hon"

    Oh, yeah. I almost forgot about that one. Although, after giving it some thought, my favorite quip may be one of Matt's. The Scene: Project Greenlight 2 announcement party. The line: *in straight voice* "I'm Matt Damon, this is Ben Affleck...*flamboyant voice* AND WELCOME TO OUR COMING OUT PARTY!" Classic. Pure hilarity and I don't think anyone saw it coming.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 19th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: "Matt-hon"

    OMG I love that! :D I'm kind of a sucker for slash, but I admit it with shame.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 16th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Heehee, I like when Ben makes those kinds of jokes.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: April 17th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC) (Link)
    But it's honestly as tired as Clooney and co's Sexiest Man Alive 'gags'. Not funny, never was funny and won't be funny when told in every interview for another press tour.

    As for Ben, a line like that is too safe, not original, not clever and even told badly, according to a report at Defamer.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 17th, 2007 06:56 am (UTC) (Link)
    Hmmmmmm. Okey-doke, Felicity. I guess we all know how you feel about Ben. Well, as they say among the cognoscenti, "Chacun a son gout."
    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 17th, 2007 10:34 am (UTC) (Link)
    *smiles* I agree, "everybody to their own tastes" as you put it. The joke was amusing ten years ago. It's just getting stale and it's time Ben came up with a better schtick.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: April 17th, 2007 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)
    I think it's funny also.
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