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House of Lies
  • Matt's guest appearance in House of Lies aired on Sunday. The commercial for Matt's fake charity in the show is available here, with a promotional picture here. A few tweets from Kristen Bell are below. Recaps of the episode are available at Gather.com and Cartermatt.com.

    Kristen Bell ‏@IMKristenBell
    we shot all of #mattdamons scenes in 2 days.#becausehesmattdamon

    Kristen Bell ‏@IMKristenBell
    #mattdamon and @IamDonCheadle are super cute besties in real life. its so cute. #houseoflies

  • Matt's links to an Oscar-nominated Best Documentary Short film are outlined here.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 11th, 2013 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Very Very funny

    Thanks for posting that --- it is hilarious! :)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: February 11th, 2013 01:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
    I would like one of those t'shirts!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 11th, 2013 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    About Matt Damon:

    He's cute in that clip with the kids, oh his voice I'm loving it...
    He can be single in Berlin and I'll go visit him, I'll 'steal' one of his T-shirts instead and wear it to bed :) Poor Matt with all those women in the house probably can't get some peace and quiet, no wonder he went there solo for once--just saying I couldn't immagine staying in a house constantly full of people for at least the next like 15 years!!! But then again I'm single and the 'atistic loving my space' type.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 11th, 2013 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

    House of Lies & Various


    The episode sounds really funny. That fake commercial is awesome (ツ)

    Thanks for the translations. I'm surprised to hear they don't have a nanny,specially since I've read that some of Matt's friends & colleagues have a nanny for each children they have...And raise four children must be a lot of work...
    I think you're right, and that explains why Lucy didn't go on the recent trips (LA/Berlin)
    I'm sure she's a great mother. And as for Matt, I think is obvious he loves his daughters more then anything in the world.

    I'm still don't know when I can see Promised Land.....

    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 11th, 2013 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: House of Lies & Various

    I too can't fathom them not having a live-in nanny... I know in past interviews Matt has said his mother-in-law lives with them and she and Lucy speak spanish. And we've all seen in many pictures esp. the airport ones that Lucy's sister is always traveling with them. I wonder what happened to the really tall, african american nanny who frequently traveled with them to Lake Como in Italy as well as LA and NYC.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 11th, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

    re nanny

    lucys family members live with them. so lucy is not without help.and l have seen alexia in pictures with the young ones so l am sure she helps out.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 11th, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    berlin film

    l am sure if matts going too be in berlin for awhile. he will try and arrange it for march break if at all possible so lucy and his girls can be with him. its suppose too be a small part so maybe he wont be gone that long.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 11th, 2013 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    House of Lies

    The episode is a reminder of just how obnoxious but funny Matt can be. He made me cringe throughout, but the effect of his acting and the acid nature of some of the show's general observations combine for something that's more than comedy, more than satire. Somehow, I'm reminded of the most painful dark comedies, the kind that make you hurt when you laugh. MD and Cheadle are dynamite together; the general effect produces a deeply trenchant comment on society and on advertising and its effect to make us believe a truth which is half lie promoted for specious reasons. Like almost all of Matt's work, a masterpiece.

    In one scene in which he is playing himself as a adulation-receiving, disengaged star in a club, he remarks to Cheadle of his worshipers, "They see the me they want to see." And, when you think about life in general and how we live it, I guess that's just about right for many of us. Happily, I've got the episode on my DVR, and I'll be watching it again.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 12th, 2013 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: House of Lies

    Thanks IB. I look forward to watching the episode (maybe in a year, when it's shown here).
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 11th, 2013 11:02 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Just a random observation that the top youtube clip of Matt's Kimmel takeover has almost 1.5 million hits already.
    Interesting comments, IB.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 12th, 2013 05:32 am (UTC) (Link)

    Water.org promotion

    FYI - Carl Reiner was on Kimmel on Monday

    Mike Hall‏@BTNMikeHall
    Best part about @carlreiner on @jimmykimmel was Reiner constantly ripping on Matt Damon. 2nd best was ...Carl Reiner Is On Twitter!

    Carl Reiner on Kimmel (part 1 talks about his tweet re Matt's show - he watched the show with Mel Brooks - and watching Bourne movies with Mel Brooks):

    Also, a range of promotional videos for water.org using a variety of YouTube stars went live tonight. They were all filmed in LA a few weeks ago (before SBIFF appearance).

    LA Times article on the campaign:

    Main video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQCqNop3CIg (water.org)

    Matt also promotes water.org with existing vloggers etc - the first few:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1kmOtdHcZ0&feature=youtu.be&a (Live Prude Girls)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs78ytyrW_8&list=UUQL5ABUvwY7YoW5lgMyAS_w&index=1 (Wheezy Waiter - this one's good fun)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgFamJybazI&feature=youtu.be (Lisa Schwartz)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ74xQ7r_pg&feature=youtu.be&a (Shay Carl)

    Edited at 2013-02-12 09:31 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 12th, 2013 09:41 am (UTC) (Link)

    Oscars discussion

    David Poland ‏@DavidPoland
    Sick part of the whole Argo thing is that I had a lot more admiration for Ben Affleck when it was just abt the movie & his filmic aspiration

    David Poland ‏@DavidPoland
    Guys like Clooney, Soderbergh, Affleck, Damon are true heroes of American cinema. Game changers. But awards season debases that.

    David Poland ‏@DavidPoland
    I’d so prefer being soaked in the conversation about the work and how great some of these people are than about who’s getting screwed.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 12th, 2013 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    Fashion Week

    It's probably unlikely that Matt would attend Fashion Week again, but Naeem Khan's show is on Tuesday 12 February, and it is being broadcast live (Matt and Lucy attended the equivalent show last year).

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 12th, 2013 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Fashion Week

    Yes, Matt and Lucy were at the Naeem Khan show. Photos at Getty and will be everywhere.

    And it's apparently skulls on the bracelet (it took only a few minutes at a fashion show for that to be revealed).


    Donna Freydkin


    More photos still coming up at Getty. Lucy is sitting next to friend Michelle Merkin.

    Edited at 2013-02-12 10:49 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 12th, 2013 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Fashion Week

    Rex features has a pic of matt & Lucy with Brooke shields. Maybe we'll find out the meaning of the bracelet. Side note I think Lucy looks great with her leather pants. Michelle is wearing them too.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 12th, 2013 11:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Fashion Week

    They also have a pic of Matt with Vanessa Hudgens. Vanessa has talked about before how she met Matt when she was very young and starstruck.



    #MattDamon spotted at #nyfw supporting #NaeemKhan! Tells me Khan's fashions look beautiful on his wife #awww pic.twitter.com/I1WAiWK2

    Photos from the Naeem Khan collection:

    Fug Girls:

    And then, quietly and with no fanfare or packs of security guards, the third time became the proverbial charm: Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barroso, emerged from backstage, casually, as if they were out to brunch. While everyone tried not to lose their minds, he immediately signed a little girl’s copy of The Daily and posed for a photo with her, then sat back and looked completely relaxed, resting his hand gently on his wife’s knee — a knee, we must note, that was clad in some really, really good leather pants (not that you’d expect Mrs. Matt Damon to have really, really mediocre leather pants).

    Barroso, per usual, seemed completely calm despite the maelstrom around her and her husband. “She is way cooler than most people,” Damon affirmed to us. “Including her husband.” Damon seemed to have a great time at the show, mouthing complimentary things about the dresses coming down the runway and constantly pointing stuff out to his wife that he liked. Not that it matters: “My fashion opinion gets easily overruled in our house, really,” he said. “By everyone. Including my 2-year old.”

    And if your burning query is why, therefore, Matt Damon was attending a fashion show full of very sparkly evening gowns and the occasional caftan, none of which would flatter his figure, the answer is that they’re friends with Khan — although we asked if we can instead ascribe it to him being a noted womenswear enthusiast: “Nah. Well, yes, you could, because that would be very funny.” Done. And now that we’re clearly best friends with Noted Womenswear Enthusiast Matt Damon, we can go about chasing our other Fashion Week white whale: Joan Collins. The universe is on our side, Joan. We’re coming.

    Edited at 2013-02-12 11:49 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 13th, 2013 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Hm..they look nice Matt's first picture is my favorite. I have pants like hers my ex-boyfriend loved how my 'no kids body' looks in them so I'm sure Matt likes Lucy's. Happy V-day.
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