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Cancer benefit, Contagion
  • Another report from the cancer benefit is at People. A short video of Kent introducing "my youngest, Matt", and part of Matt's speech, is available at theonehundred.org. The Boston Globe has more photos from the event by Bill Brett, including the photo below of Matt, Lucy, Kent and his wife Celeste. The event raised nearly $1.3 million for the Cancer Center. A report from the event is also available at theonehundred.org.

    This year’s keynote speaker was Academy Award-winner Matt Damon. Matt attended the evening with wife, Luciana, father, Kent and step-mother Celeste. Many learned that evening of Matt’s father’s struggle with multiple myeloma and subsequent recovery from a stem cell transplant.

    Treated at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center by the Director of the Center for Multiple Myeloma, Noopur Raje, MD and Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Thomas Spitzer, MD, Kent spoke about his battle with the disease and love for his physicians. Matt echoed Kent’s remarks by stressing the importance of compassionate care and individualized treatment.

  • A photo of Matt with an extra on the set of Contagion on Friday in Chicago is at the Sherman Health Facebook page.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 5th, 2011 03:42 am (UTC) (Link)


    Billy Corgan, lead singer of The Smashing Pumpkins, visited the set today in Glencoe:

    billy: Met Steven Sodherberg and Matt Damon tonight on the set of Contagion;. Nice, talented people! A rock stars life...tra la

    Edited at 2011-06-05 03:43 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 6th, 2011 03:17 am (UTC) (Link)

    Matt to direct this fall in NY?

    From Cindy Adams' column:


    TONIGHT the mayor's Made in New York Awards at Gracie Mansion honors Matt Damon. Forget the mayor was in his "The Adjustment Bureau." Forget he campaigned for Mike. Forget he's now a New Yorker. Forget he films here. Forget he has a recurring "30 Rock" role. Forget he directs a so-far-untitled movie in town this fall.

    Also cast members from "Memphis," last year's Tony winner, will perform. And crowd warmer-upper John Leguizamo presents a Sidney Lumet tribute to Sidney's daughter Jenny. Two weeks after learning of Bloomy's first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award, Sidney passed on. Memorial service will be June 27, noon, Alice Tully Hall.

    Back in NY, Matt attended a comedy event hosted by John Krasinski on Sunday night with Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, Will Arnett etc as part of UCB.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 7th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)

    Made in NY Awards

    Yes, Matt has cut his hair following re-shoots for Contagion.

    A photo from the awards red carpet:

    @nycmome: Honoree Matt Damon is in the house! #MadeInNY
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 7th, 2011 04:19 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Made in NY Awards

    He is absolutely kickin it. I haven't seen him so trim since Bourne Identity.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 7th, 2011 06:28 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Made in NY Awards

    So, so cute!! I actually didn't mind the long hair but so many people are going to be so happy about this haha...And I can never get over what a versatile face he has!

    Do you know anything yet about the specific locations in Vancouver they will be filming at for Elysium? Do you think a lot of it will be special effects/green screen type stuff?

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: June 7th, 2011 09:33 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Made in NY Awards

    No idea about Vancouver locations yet. I was presuming it would be mostly interiors and green screen work.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: June 16th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

    I retwitt it

    I retwitt it. My twitter on name Alexander. You can comment my post there too.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 3rd, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
    You have done some good things with your celebritey,but attacking women and children like A pack of wolve's is not becoming.When someone has A diffrent view,you go on the attack like hollywood vultures,your an embarassment.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 2nd, 2011 05:54 am (UTC) (Link)

    I repost it on G+

    Thank you. I repost it on Google Plus
    James Peters, CA
    From: (Anonymous) Date: August 2nd, 2011 06:55 am (UTC) (Link)

    I repost it on G+

    Thank you. I repost it on Google Plus
    James Peters, CA
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