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Darfur video, Clooney
  • More details about the Mettafix song for Darfur, and Matt's comments in the introduction to the video, are at The Times. The video will be available at the Globe for Darfur site later today, but the song is previewed here.

    If the time is not completely past when soap stars will weep on cue at images of babies with distended bellies, a new breed of celebrity advocate may be eclipsing them. Damon, for example, the all-action star of The Bourne Ultimatum, talks more like a UN delegate than a Hollywood A-lister.

    Peace is possible in Darfur, he says, if the international community demands an immediate ceasefire and provides the peacekeepers that "they have talked about for months". He adds: "Once these conditions are in place and if the government of Sudan sticks to its agreements, we can finally talk about helping to rebuild the country and overcome the dreadful suffering and poverty in the region."

  • More video of Matt at the Toronto Film Festival is at Access Hollywood, including George Clooney commenting on Matt's casual attire at George's premiere.

  • Another video from the Oklahoma City charity premiere of Bourne Ultimatumis available here, including producer Frank Marshall praising Matt.

    Marshall: He's the greatest. You can see how down to earth he is. He's so smart, he's a wonderful, wonderful actor. He's smart, he cares, he wants to give back. I can't say enough. He's just a great, great guy... There's no baloney here. He's a genuine, genuine, sincere human being and I love him.

  • George Clooney discusses Matt (seriously, for once) in an interview at Paris March magazine, transcribed at Clooney Studio. George mentions their frequent, long discussions about rebuilding the world, and provides more details about his rebuttal to Matt's Forbes magazine article.

  • A scan from People magazine, thanks to Stacie.

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    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 16th, 2007 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Been offline for the past week or so...been busy back to college and work etc. So i haven't been online recently.
    But was happy when i came on this site today, with all the great info on stuff, pictures and stories - made me smile. So like to say thanx for the work you have put into it, appreciated. Made my day.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 16th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

    thats sweet

    i like how frank marshell siad alllll those good thing about matt LOL

    that makes him sound like a sweet down to earth guy which im sure he is!!!!!!!LOL
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 17th, 2007 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Thank You!!!

    I want to thank you for all this amazing news about Matt!!

    Congratulations to this incredible site!!

    Thanks again!!
    Patricia (Joinville - Brazil)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 17th, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thank You!!!

    Thanks Patricia - and Cass.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 17th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Matt is supposed to be on Letterman tonight. Is this a re-run?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 17th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I wondered the same thing. He is listed as tonight's guest on the Letterman website, and it does not say that it's a re-run. I hope we will get to hear about Africa.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 17th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
    It's a repeat.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 17th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks Felicity for all you do. I guess a repeat of Matt is still bettter than nothing. :-)
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