October 26th, 2009

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Filming continues in New York

  • Matt was back in New York filming over the weekend following his trip to Boston for a family emergency. Photos from Sunday are at WENN and I need my fix. The Boston Globe was unable to provide an update on the situation in Saturday's paper:

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    Damon's people tight-lipped on 'emergency'
    Matt Damon's publicist had nothing more to say yesterday about the family matter that prompted the actor to skip Thursday night's OneXOne fund-raiser in San Francisco. E! News first reported that Damon skipped the charity event to be in Boston. His rep reiterated yesterday it is a "family emergency of a serious nature," declining to say more. Damon and wife, Luciana, have two children together, Gia and Isabella, and Luciana's daughter, Alexia, from a previous relationship.

  • More photos of Matt walking with his family in Boston last Thursday are at The Fab Life and Fotoglif.

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  • Reports on the OneXOne event in San Francisco are at Show the love and PopSugar here and here.

    Jeremy Piven on the Entourage skit:
    That was actually Matt's idea and it's really, really genius. It takes a high level of difficulty to pull that off because it obviously has to look real. He's just the sweetest guy and then to play himself as such an asshole was really, really funny and caught your attention.

    Piven on Matt's appearance on Entourage:
    "It was amazing. Matt really gets it. He made it so funny. He played just this really weird, twisted, evil version of himself. His heart was in the right place, but his methods of going about things were really really wrong. And in that way I think he's a comedic genius."

    Charlize Theron on bringing Matt Damon's organization and her charity together for the gala:
    "We reached out to ONEXONE seeing if they wanted to help us out. We have massive issues with fresh water sources in the area we work with in our schools. The next step for us was to build soccer fields. We have the World Cup next year so it just felt right, but there was something wrong about building soccer fields and knowing that a lot of these kids don't have access to running water. Somebody told me about what Matt does, his work with ONEXONE and I was blown away. So I reached out and he was like we would love to be involved."

    Jeremy Piven on being picking up the slack while Matt is away for the night:
    "I'm absolutely ready! Whatever it takes. That's what's fun about us all being in this together for ONEXONE. We have each others backs which is really, really great. When Matt appeared on Entourage it was basically a 40-minute infomercial for ONEXONE, and I was honored to even be a small part of this event tonight."

  • Winona Ryder has spoken probably for the first time about Matt since their break-up in 2000 - from Hollywood.com:

    "Matt couldn't be a greater, nicer guy. I'm really lucky that I'm on good terms with him. With Johnny, it's like we're good, but we lead very different lives." Winona Ryder on ex loves Matt Damon and Johnny Depp.