July 5th, 2007

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Hawaii update, Patrick Whitesell

  • New details on the Hawaii trip from the NY Daily News, sourced from Us Weekly (additional details should be in the next issue). As of July 2, Matt, Ben and their families were still in Hawaii.

    Scripted getaway for Ben and Matt

    Paris isn't the only one hanging 10 in the Aloha State. While buddies Ben Affleck and Matt Damon enjoyed a joint family vacation there, sources say they used the down time to rekindle their writing partnership.

    "Ben and Matt keep taking breaks to go surfing and hang out with their families," an insider tells Us Weekly. "But for the most part, they've been writing together on this trip."

    It was in 1998 that the pair walked home with Oscars for their "Good Will Hunting" screenplay.

    Damon's rep confirmed that the duo are set to return to screenwriting.

    "That's their plan," she told us. "Whether or not they are doing it right now, I don't know."

  • If the vacation's over, Matt and Ben may attend today the 'Ante up for Africa' event in Las Vegas to raise public awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Darfur - details here.

    The brainchild of Academy Award nominee Don Cheadle and poker professional Annie Duke, the Ante Up For Africa tournament is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. July 5 in the WSOP tournament area in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

  • Matt and Ben's agent, Patrick Whitesell, is expecting another child with wife Lauren Sanchez Whitesell.