July 17th, 2008

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Matt to host Obama fundraiser

  • Matt, Ben and Jennifer Garner are scheduled to host a fundraising benefit for Barack Obama in Miami on 2 August. Details at the Miami Herald:

    The Oscar-winning stars of Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, are slated to headline an Aug. 2 fundraiser for Democrat Barack Obama on Miami Beach. Affleck's lovely and talented television and movie star wife, Jennifer Garner, is also scheduled to be there.

    Damon, also well known for starring in the Bourne Identity thrillers, has a house on Miami Beach and is registered to vote as an independent in Florida.

  • A quote from Joel McHale at the New York Post's PopWatch:

    PW: What was it like working with Matt Damon in "The Informant?"

    Joel: It was awesome. All the clichés and stories about Matt being the greatest guy you've ever met are true. You'd want to hang out with him if he was just a guy working at Blockbuster.

    PW: He gained a lot of weight for the role, how did you contribute?

    Joel: Well, I didn't make out with him, but I did shave him. We were in Decatur, Illinois, where the salads are deep fried.