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Nebraska visit, Elysium
  • Matt visited the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Wednesday for new student orientation with his nephew, who will be attending in the fall and trying out for the football team. A photo of Matt with the Huskers Lil' Red mascot is at the Huskers Twitter. Reports are at KLKNTV, Yahoo, UNL Newsroom, Omaha.com, Journal Star and Lainey Gossip.

  • Positive early reviews for Elysium are at First Showing. A motion poster is at Moviefone. The Sydney premiere of the film with Matt and Sharlto Copley will be on 12 August.
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    Reo Roma From: Reo Roma Date: July 11th, 2013 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)


    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 11th, 2013 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)


    This is rather amusing...
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 12th, 2013 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Nebraska

    Another report:


    Wednesday, Damon was just one of many walking around Nebraska’s campus with Jackson during new student enrollment. Initially, few noticed Damon.

    “He fits in really well,” said Jackson, whose aunt, Luciana Bozan Barroso, married Damon in 2005. Barroso had initially intended to accompany Jackson, the first person in his immediate family to attend college, to campus. But she thought her husband, a Harvard attendee from 1988 to ’92, might have some tips to share.

    Jackson said he will try out for coaches in early August and stay enrolled in school whether he makes the team or not. If he doesn’t, he plans on trying out again next spring.

    “I love the campus and I love the people,” Jackson said. “I’m determined to get on this team.”

    A radio interview with Ishmail is in a Hail Varsity podcast around the 30 minute mark. Ishmail talks about Matt coming into the family and how Matt reacts to fans freaking out around him.

    Edited at 2013-07-12 10:49 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 12th, 2013 08:47 am (UTC) (Link)

    Coral Springs shirt

    Various people on social media have noted Matt's Coral Springs swimming t-shirt. He attended the event with Lucy on May 13 2006 and it's one of my favorite pics of them together (Lucy gave birth to Isabella a few weeks later). The photo was from a blog and I don't have the original source. I'm not sure who they were there to watch. http://www.usms.org/comp/scnats06/

    Edited at 2013-07-12 08:48 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 12th, 2013 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Coral Springs shirt

    Awwwwwww...... so sweet!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 12th, 2013 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Coral Springs shirt

    There's a discussion on the US Masters Swimming Facebook page about the photo (and somebody remembers him at the meet), but I can't see George Brunstad in the results.

    Reo Roma From: Reo Roma Date: July 15th, 2013 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Coral Springs shirt

    Jesus...hope she's not pregnant again 4 kids not enough?!!!! Cute pic though.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 12th, 2013 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Ishmail is son of Jerry Maurice Jackson and is stepson to Kirin(Lucy's younger sister). I wonder why neither Jerry nor Kirin or his biological mother accompanied him on the trip...only the very famous uncle went.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 12th, 2013 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
    In the radio interview he talks about his parents wanting him to leave Florida for college, and how "I came into the family".

    If you're connected to the family, I would encourage Ishmail to clean up his Twitter photos quickly or lock public access.

    Edited at 2013-07-12 02:05 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 12th, 2013 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
    The little toddler in Ish's twitter could very likely be his stepbrother, son of Kirin.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 12th, 2013 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)


    One of the stories says that Ishmail is the first person in his immediate family to go to college. If I was in his place I would definitely want a relative present for orientation who 'knows the ropes'. It's just registration, he's not actually moving in yet.

    In the interviews he seems like a he's a very young, rather immature eighteen. By being so publicly supportive Matt kind of put himself on the line for this guy, at least in Lincoln. Hopefully someone will let him know in a hurry about his Facebook.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: July 12th, 2013 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Ishmail

    Someone needs to create a family tree of Matt Damon, lol. I'm way too confused to keep track of who's who. How on earth are you all keeping this in your heads? Lol

    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 13th, 2013 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Ishmail

    Sorry, I meant twitter, not Facebook.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 12th, 2013 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Slow jam

    I almost forgot - there's a funny 'Matt Damon Platonic Slow Jam' uploaded in soundcloud. It memorializes his trip to Lincoln. :-)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 13th, 2013 10:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Kimmel wedding

    Ben is apparently there, but no reports of Matt and Lucy.

    Photos from the rehearsal:

    Lucy and Matt on the stairs?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 14th, 2013 12:18 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: On the stairs?

    That was my first thought! Lucy's long hair and beautiful skin and it sure does look like the back of Matt's head... Oh, man, I'm picking them out from the back now - lol... I know them too well! Anyway, I'll be shocked if it turns out not to be them. More photos on the way, certainly.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 14th, 2013 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: On the stairs?

    Originally seeing the article how it was immediate family only i thought maybe they wont be there. But If Ben is there (plus other celebrities) then matt and Lucy are probably there. ( John and emily too ) Unless they had prior commitment and couldn't make it. Yep I'm sure we'll get pics.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 14th, 2013 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)


    The ceremony is on now - apparently multiple helicopters are flying overhead. John and Emily were seen in Ojai yesterday. And is it Ben ahead of Matt and Lucy on the stairs?

    The invitation: http://instagram.com/p/bCx6gioTba/#

    People reports Matt is there:

    The wedding, which included a rehearsal dinner Friday night, was attended by Damon, Ben Affleck, Howard Stern, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, a source tells PEOPLE.

    300 people were there - details from Us:

    The happy event, held at the Ojai Valley Inn, was attended by several of the couple's A-list pals, including Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner, Matt Damon and wife Luciana, Jennifer Aniston and fiance Justin Theroux, Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia De Rossi, and Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski. All told, there were around 300 guests, one insider shared. (Kimmel, 45, had previously told Us Weekly it would be "mostly a family affair.")

    People has an official wedding photo:

    Photos of the ceremony, but not the guests:

    Edited at 2013-07-14 05:39 am (UTC)
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: July 14th, 2013 01:29 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: On the stairs?

    Paula you got a good eye ;)
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