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Filming wraps in Las Vegas

  • Filming of Behind the Candelabra is due to finish in Las Vegas today. The latest report on filming, and a sighting, is at the Las Vegas Review Journal.

    Matt Damon, wearing a hat and glasses to "Kà" (MGM Grand) on Wednesday. Earlier this week he shot a breathtaking scene in front of a crowd at The LVH showroom for the HBO film "Behind The Candelabra." Damon, flamboyantly dressed and in character as Liberace's lover Scott Thorson, drove a vintage Rolls-Royce on the stage where Liberace entertained for years. It was a re-creation of Liberace's grand entrance. Michael Douglas, who plays Liberace, gloriously emerged from the car in a white furlike coat with a 16-foot train.

  • Matt and family met illusionist David Copperfield after attending a performance earlier in the week. David posted a photo on his Twitter with Matt.

  • Producer Jennifer Todd has been named the new President of Matt and Ben's Pearl Street Productions.

    Jennifer Todd has been named president of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's production company Pearl Street Films.

    Todd comes to the Warner Bros.-based Pearl Street from the Mark Gordon Company, where she served as president of film. She produced the recent Sony Classics release Celeste and Jesse Forever.

    "We have enormous respect for Jennifer and look forward to working with her,” Affleck and Damon said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “She is great at producing and developing material, and we believe that with her we can take the company to the next level.”

    Pearl Street has several projects in development, including a film based on Boston crime figure Whitey Bulger. Affleck is attached to direct, with Damon starring as Bulger. Damon also co-wrote (with John Krasinski) and stars in the Gus Van Sant-directed drama Promised Land, a Pearl Street project that Focus Features will release in December.
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