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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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