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Wedding, interview
  • More photos from Jimmy Kimmel's wedding are at Im Not Obsessed, E Online, Public, Gala, Lainey Gossip and Buzzfeed. Small pics from the rehearsal on Friday are at Brunopress. A report on the ceremony is at Us.

  • A recent interview from Berlin about Behind the Candelabra, Elysium and 'eating more Nutella than I should' is at Tagesspiegel.

  • Terry Gilliam claims The Zero Theorem will premiere at the Venice Film Festival.

  • Photos at Matt at LAX on Sunday night are at People and Us.

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    Reo Roma From: Reo Roma Date: July 15th, 2013 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)


    OMG I love pictures like that...they look so handsome why can't I find someone good and sexy with awesome attributes like them, sigh not fair...
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 15th, 2013 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

    LAX photos

    There are more photos of Matt at LAX wearing his confused sports outfit of Red Sox shirt and Nebraska cap.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 15th, 2013 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: LAX photos

    I laughed when I saw that.

    I'm assuming that he's headed back to ny and that Lucy is with him. It's got to be getting close to moving time. I thought they would have been in la already but they did just get back from vacation last week.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 15th, 2013 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: photos

    I think Matt just pulls on whatever is at the top of the suitcase... :-) I do like that the grey pants are more form fitting than his usual shapeless jeans, although they are completely out of season, of course.

    I would also note that at the wedding Matt wore the correct color shoes with his dark suit while Ben wore mismatching brown ones. Note that I would ever compare the two of them, of course ;-)

    Speaking of fashion, I hope that Jennifer Garner is a good influence on Lucy fashion-wise now that they're going to be neighbors. I have issues with her sometimes but she always wears clothes that are flattering and appropriate to the occasion. I always give Lucy a pass on her style choices because she is not (and obviously has no interest in being - credit to her) a celebrity. But the dress she wore to the Kimmel wedding was a big no-no for several reasons, regardless of who she is married to.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: July 16th, 2013 02:58 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: photos

    My 2 cents.
    I thought they looked great at the wedding. I loved the color of her dress. She's not always a hit, but I thought for mid-summer that color and style was lovely. So many women wore black (uggh).
    I think her style is evolving. I wish there were a portrait photo for us released from Matt's and Lucy's renewal wedding. We never saw a frontal shot of the two of them, just the grainy paparazzi pics (such a tease).
    I like that he mix matched his loyalties in in clothing.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 16th, 2013 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: photos

    Looking back after the Kimmel wedding, it's interesting to see how little was revealed from Matt's wedding, which had far fewer photos and intimate details leaked (noting that the vows and invitation were revealed). And the absence of helicopters must have made a real difference - you can see by the outdoor pics how annoyed the guests at Kimmel's wedding were by their presence. One posed pic of Matt and Lucy in St Lucia would have been great though.

    Edited at 2013-07-16 12:26 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 16th, 2013 05:22 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: photos

    I think their styles suit each of them, but I generally prefer Luciana's to Jennifer's. I know what you mean about Luciana's wedding choice, it was more of an evening gown than a daytime dress. But I loved the colour and it really suited her, and she's likely more used to going to formal evening events. (And I agree, I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would wear black to a California summer wedding!!)

    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 16th, 2013 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: photos

    Lucy is from South America and women there tend to dress more liberal and enjoy displaying their cleavage - case in point with Lucy. She shows off her cleavage 8 our of 10 times on the red carpet and to formal events so of course she was going to do it for a California summer wedding.

    I like that Lucy is very simple in her daytime casual wear...she is never one to dress in heels, jeans and an oversized Birkin bag while traveling in the airport or a simple shopping trip run.

    And speaking of shopping trip, this Rite Aid picture is the first ever I have seen of Matt and Lucy arriving at or leaving any kind of store...you never see them at a farmer's market, grocery store or gas station etc. I always wondered if they got all their groceries and toiletries delivered to their home in NYC.

    Maybe this will change once they arrive in LA.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 16th, 2013 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: photos

    I notice she is very fond of her black (and other color) Hawaianas flip flops - she wears them all over the world!

    She also tends to recycle her clothing for instance the white capris are ones she wore in the private jet landing I believe to Berlin? She definitely dresses much more weather appropriate and more cool in her clothing whereas for instance Jennifer Garner dresses more "granny" on daily runs or trips to the park with the kids. Now Jennifer can definitely pull of a red carpet dress like no one else but maybe it's Jennifer and not Lucy who needs the fashion advice when in Cali.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 16th, 2013 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: LAX photos

    TMZ had a little fun with Matt's outfit.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 16th, 2013 04:59 am (UTC) (Link)

    Lucy's dress

    I thought Lucy's dress was beautifull, she really suits that style and can't see how it would be inappropriate for a wedding, basically anything is ok for a guest to wear even wearing white and black and Matt well what can I say he is a handsome devil isn't he, he just oozes yummy ness
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 16th, 2013 12:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Lucy's dress

    Putting aside the fact that it was a night time dress, which is just one of the conventions of current fashion, which I agree are essentially frivolous, the fact is that no woman should put "the girls" front and center at another woman's wedding. It potentially distracts from the bride so it is considered very rude and even disrespectful, at least in my part of the country. If you look at the other women's clothes they are stylish but conservative. You should never try to compete with the bride, particularly in THAT way. Anyway, it's over and done with. I won't say any more about it.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 16th, 2013 08:07 am (UTC) (Link)


    A still or screen capture of (shirtless) Matt in Elysium:

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 16th, 2013 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)

    Kelly Ripa

    Kelly Ripa talked about attending the Jimmy Kimmel wedding over the weekend on her show Monday. She mentions that Matt was rocking someone's baby at the wedding rehearsal on Friday, and then she and Michael Strahan chat briefly about Matt (around the four minute 45 second mark). Matt mentioned Strahan in the Esquire interview chat (no details provided).


    More photos of the wedding rehearsal at the Daily Mail:

    Edited at 2013-07-16 11:54 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 16th, 2013 11:47 am (UTC) (Link)

    Neill Blomkamp

    There's a long interview with Neill Blomkamp at Wired:


    So Blomkamp turned to the A-list. In late 2010, he met with Damon in a New York diner. “About 15 minutes in, he pulled out what was essentially a homemade graphic novel” of the movie, Damon says. “It absolutely blew my mind.” That book, which also featured detailed illustrations of weaponry and future-tech, was the result of a yearlong back-and-forth between Blomkamp and illustrators from New Zealand effects house Weta and conceptual artist Doug Williams. The look of the film hews closely to those drawings. “I talked to Jim Cameron about Avatar early on,” Damon says, “and what struck me about Neill was the same thing that struck me about Cameron: The world had already been created. It existed in their minds.”

    Edited at 2013-07-16 12:05 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 16th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Neill Blomkamp

    He comes across as a bit of an eccentric, doesn't he? I suppose that's fairly typical of highly creative people.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 16th, 2013 10:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Neill Blomkamp

    But he likes Michael Bay, so I'm concerned about that.

    EPK interviews with Matt, Neill, Alice Braga and Wagner Moura:

    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 16th, 2013 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Neill Blomkamp

    Nice interview with Matt. And, yeah, Michael Bay?! That pretty much lowers my expectations for the movie by about 30%.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 17th, 2013 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Neill Blomkamp

    Sharlto praises Matt in his EPK clips (these two are going to have fun on the press tour):


    Kris Tapley talks about Elysium's prospects:


    The ads on TV always seem to draw such mixed reactions - some hated the All-Star spot.

    Edited at 2013-07-17 02:38 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 17th, 2013 02:05 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium

    Best commercial I've seen yet for Elysium during the baseball All Star game.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 16th, 2013 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

    More kimmel wedding details

    Howard stern talks about sitting at the same table as matt Lucy Ben and Jen at kimmel wedding. He has only nice things to say.


    Be sure to scroll down.

    I wonder if Lucy stayed in la. In the pharmacy pics in the bag that Lucy was holding it looks like she has diapers or pull ups. Maybe the girls were at the la house and Lucy went back with them. Elysium promotion should be picking up soon.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 16th, 2013 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: More kimmel wedding details

    Thanks for the link - this may now be more direct:

    Amusing that Jimmy apparently told guests not to take any photos or provide reports on social media, but Howard and Kelly Ripa spilled many details as soon as they went back to their jobs. Howard said they didn't know paparazzi were there.

    Edited at 2013-07-16 02:59 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 16th, 2013 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)


    1- I love the color of her dress.
    2- I think she looks lovely.
    3- I like the way she is. And I hope she doesn't changes, or try to look like someone else.
    Reo Roma From: Reo Roma Date: July 16th, 2013 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)


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