August 5th, 2005

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Premiere cover, Grimm clip

  • Matt is on the cover of the latest Premiere magazine to promote Brothers Grimm. Does anybody have a copy yet?

  • Matt reportedly attended a bachelor party for George Clooney's agent in San Diego last weekend.

    George Clooney and his film buddies Matt Damon and Ben Affleck were in town Saturday night partying at Altitude, the new rooftop watering hole atop the 22-story Marriott Gaslamp.

    They were attending a bachelor party for Clooney's agent, a neighbor of the hotel's design consultant, Jody Pennette.

    The 20 party-goers, who occupied a private space at the nightclub, which has a bird's-eye view of Petco Park and the harbor skyline, reportedly were well-behaved...

  • A quote from a MSN chat with Newsweek film critic David Ansen:

    Los Angeles, CA: Who do you think will turn out to be a "stealth" star in the future? By that I mean, someone who doesn't necessarily pop into our awareness right now but whose overall body of work and/or whose talents will ultimately prove to be too substantial to overlook.

    David Ansen: Right now I think Billy Bob Thornton may be our most undervalued star. He's consistently, surprisingly good in everything he does, and has a range that's seldom acknowledged. He has that ability to make anthing he does seem easy and natural, whether its The Bad News Bears or a Coen brothers movie or his own Slingblade.

    I also have a hunch that Matt Damon is going to have a long and varied career. I first noticed him in a small role in "Courage Under Fire" as a junkie soldier. He has a range and depth that his roles havent always exploited.

  • The ET segment on Thursday's show was a collection of behind the scenes clips and interviews during the filming in Prague. The clip is available here.