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Entourage, Adjustment Bureau
  • The long (four minute) version of the spoof clip with Adrian Grenier that aired after Entourage last week is now available at YouTube (posted by OneXOne).

  • Grenier called Matt his favorite guest star this season at Digital Spy:

    Who has been your favourite celebrity guest star?
    "It's so hard to say. Matt Damon was a lot of fun this year, I have to say."

    He's popping up in the season six finale. What was it like working with him?
    "He's a really great guy. I'm very happy to meet him. He's really genuine and down-to-Earth and respectful."

    What can we expect to see him getting up to?
    "He plays a passionate activist actor and he's rolling with some pretty heavy hitters."

  • Details of OneXOne's upcoming fundraiser in San Francisco are available here.

  • New cast members for The Adjustment Bureau have been announced.

    Daniel Dae Kim (ABC's "Lost") and John Slattery (AMC's "Mad Men") will join Matt Damon in "The Adjustment Bureau," a sci-fi romance based on a Philip K. Dick short story.

    Michael Kelly ("Law Abiding Citizen") has also joined the cast, as Damon's best friend and campaign manager.

  • Emily Blunt discussed the film with MTV.

    "It's like a modern love story, but it's got an ominous sci-fi backdrop to it," Blunt told MTV News during a break in shooting on location in New York City. "It's going to be exciting and disconcerting and strange, which is what I like about [Dick's] work. It's very cool and clever. It's got a really tight script."

    Yet for all its admirable plot geekery, "Adjustment Bureau" is a character-driven story that keeps its focus on Damon and Blunt's stumbling, can-they-make-it-work-when-the-universe-is-literally-against-them relationship.

    "The term soulmates is used so casually, but in this case, in this film, it is true," Blunt explained. "They are sort of destined to be together and they fight fate to be together."

    Though the film is written and directed by "Bourne Ultimatum" scribe George Nolfi, expect Damon to be less super-skilled action star and more scrambling everyman. The bulk of the training fell to Blunt.

    "Matt's thrilled because this time it's me who's been thrust into the month of training, because I play a dancer in it, which is kind of arduous training seeing as I've never bloody danced before. And Matt is actually thrilled that for the first time it's me who has to do that kind of thing and he's got off scot free."

  • In an interview with a French newspaper, Matt says he was asked to be the lead in James Cameron's upcoming film Avatar, and that Steven Soderbergh encouraged him to take the part, but he declined the role.

  • A good, long audio interview with The Informant! scriptwriter Scott Z Burns is available here, via The Playlist. Burns discusses how Matt got him involved in re-writing Bourne Ultimatum, how that script changed completely after early drafts by Tony Gilroy and Tom Stoppard, and some deleted scenes for The Informant!.

  • A dodgy gossip item from the New York Daily News:

    A Star reader was staying at the Four Seasons in Toronto when, she says, "I saw this couple kissing passionately on the couch" and realized it was Matt Damon and wife ­Luciana. Why the PDA? "When Matt gained weight for ‘The Informant!', he felt gross," says a different source. "Now he's working hard on his body and bringing back the romance in his marriage." You could say he's Bourne again.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 4th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC) (Link)

    Thanks for all that you do on this site

    Your website is always so complete and full of new content. I enjoy keeping up with it. When The Informant was released, I kept up with it for news on my dad, who Matt Damon portrayed. I still enjoy your site to keep up with Matt Damon news. I look forward to the December release of the Clint Eastwood film.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 4th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thanks for all that you do on this site

    Thanks for your comment - it's always great to get feedback. Matt's role won't be that large in the Eastwood film, but it should be a quality film that is well liked by the public.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 4th, 2009 11:42 am (UTC) (Link)
    When I fist started reading the New York Daily News bit I thought it was going to be someone saying they saw Matt with someone other than his wife. What a relief! Good for them for keeping the passion in their relationship! Keep it up, Matt!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 5th, 2009 09:28 am (UTC) (Link)


    Matt's Entourage scene after the credits is available at YouTube:

    The episode is available at various download sites or YouTube.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 5th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    scene after the credits

    That epilogue was priceless!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 5th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Ok, I'm officially jealous...

    I want to make out with Matt too! On the couch, the chair, his hotel room, my kitchen counter. Wherever that man wants. Lucy must be a savant to pull a guy like this. What's in the water she's drinking and where can I buy it?!
    From: ilario1 Date: October 5th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Saw Entourage Last Night

    Matt was great of course. Loved that it was all about the charity. What a way to get it noticed. Worked into the show well. I love angry Matt. Crying Matt not so much, lol. Don't wanna see him cry.

    And that story about him and Lucy is so cute. Wish I had a guy like him.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 6th, 2009 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Saw Entourage Last Night

    This blog posting takes issue with Esquire's heading of 'Why is this guy smiling' and outlines all the reasons why Matt is already happy. He he.


    Hmm, good question. Why is Matt Damon, the man who won an Oscar for his first screenwriting credit, was nominated for his performance in the same film, became a Hollywood sensation with Ben Affleck, went on to select choice acting roles, becoming not only one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood, but also one of the most respected, all while his counterpart Ben Affleck illustrated what could have been if he hadn't been so smart, was named People's sexiest man alive in 2007, starred in the Bourne trilogy, the Ocean's trilogy, married a non-tabloid attracting Argentinian bartender, had two children, and recently starred in one of best movies of 2009, The Informant!?

    Well, I can't imagine. I'll guess I'll have to pick this issue up and give it a read.

    Edited at 2009-10-06 08:52 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 5th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Thought you would like this


    Hi Felicity, read this article in the Sunday Times magazine yesterday. Non Matt related but I thought you would find it interesting.

    Entourage's finale is on Thursday night on ITV 2 at 11pm I think. My Sky + is all set. I'll make sure to record the programme that follows as it always cuts off just before the end. Thanks for the heads up on that, whoever you are :) Marcia
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 6th, 2009 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Thought you would like this

    Interesting article, thanks Marcia. Did not know there was an agency to match celebs with causes, but it's not surprising. It is hard to criticise anyone getting involved with a cause for even the most selfish or opportunistic reasons, if someone benefits at the end.

    The charity auction to have a walk on part in Eastwood's next, Hereafter, raised USD14,100. A winner all round (charity was in aid of Best Friends).
    From: ilario1 Date: October 5th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt has a birthday coming up

    Hard to believe he's gonna be 39. Yikes!

    I remember when he was just a wee lad. They are showing all of his movies on tv now. Goodwill Hunting, The Bourne Ultimatum and the Talented Mr. Ripley are ALWAYS on. And for some reason, the Brothers Grimm gets a lot of run too.

    I think I'm gonna do an MD Marathon in honor of his 39th.
    From: ilario1 Date: October 5th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Tim Robbins looks like a giant. Matt and Emily look good together. I wanna see some sparks fly off the love meter!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 6th, 2009 08:47 am (UTC) (Link)
    There are a lot of cute photos from the set, which are the first time we've seen them in a scene together (rather than walking separately to set).

    This one's nice (and they're not filming at the time):

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