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Miami break
  • Matt and his extended family, including parents and brother Kyle, were in Miami over the weekend for a family celebration. A report is at the Miami Herald, and photos are at the Daily Mail, Just Jared and Pure People.

    Matt Damon and his family (26 people total!) enjoyed a leisurely lunch at Saturday at La Cote, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s seaside Mediterranean restaurant, where they seemed to have a swell time. And why wouldn’t they? The staff created a private section for them on the upper level. Our moles say they are pretty certain the celebration was in honor of his mother-in-law’s birthday although there was no cake, so who knows. The group was “extremely kind to the staff” who made special runs to the resort’s casual poolside eatery for special milkshakes for all the kids. Ah, the A-list.

  • An interview with the owners of the Captain Linnell House on Cape Cod, where Matt visited for his college room-mate's wedding:

    What's your most memorable moment with this business?
    Bill Conway: Once, a skunk came in the back door, but I think something that stands out in my mind was when Matt Damon came here for his college roommate's wedding. All he did was stand out back and talk to the kitchen help, and for the last dance he danced with his roommate's grandmother. He was a really great guy.

  • Matt's interview in GQ Japan is now online, including:

    Matt Damon is not handsome. Eyes drip, nose is upturned a little. Face crumbles to crumples like a bulldog if he laughs. Not a style icon men want to model, nor a lover that enlivens the gossip magazines for relationships with fancy women.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 1st, 2013 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Seems like a terrific GQJapan article. Reading between the lines, of course. The auto translate is always amusing.

    Brief article from People with a few more tidbits.


    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: October 1st, 2013 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
    There's a second photo too inside the article! The translation of the article in google translate is botched unfortunately (some words are off). The last quote would be great if it was more understandable.

    From: aetorres Date: October 1st, 2013 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Lucy's fashion

    If you followed Lucy's fashion over the years then you know she loves to recycle her outfits - very frugal of her I think! Case in point

    She is wearing same sheer top, black jeans and gold necklace in the Miami aiport pics posted on Friday that she wore in NYC airport in December 2012.



    Edited at 2013-10-01 10:16 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 1st, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

    GQ Japan

    I love love love the two photos. He looks so hardcore. He looks like his getting ready to punch someone. What an expressive face!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 2nd, 2013 01:14 am (UTC) (Link)
    You can't have those pictures in the article and then say he "isn't handsome". It's inconsistent reporting. SERIOUSLY.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 2nd, 2013 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)
    There have been quite a few articles for the Elysium press tour like this one - he's not sexy, not attractive, so why is he appealing? I don't think they could get away with it from many stars (eg flat out asking Matt in interviews why people like him and why is he a star).

    Edited at 2013-10-02 03:32 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 2nd, 2013 05:38 am (UTC) (Link)
    No kidding! I think those articles are written by journos with no imagination/originality so they feel the need to regurgitate the label other people have already put on him. They probably also mean that he isn't as vain as other stars, or good-looking in an in-your-face, conventional washboard abs and dimples kind of way, but yeah, not handsome? Insanity. I really don't think he's the relatable "everyman" the journos have made him out to be, I just think Matt has the humility to agree with that assessment. In reality he's unusually (multi)talented, charismatic and yes, pretty.

    Why I'm preaching to the choir, I don't know. :)

    xo Grace
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 2nd, 2013 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)

    The photos

    You said it, Grace! He looks great!

    Anyone who can think he isn't handsome obviously has no idea what 9/10 of the rest of manhood looks like.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 2nd, 2013 12:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

    GQ, German magazine

    Here's a photo of the GQ Japan magazine and the layout:


    More sweet quotes (probably legit) in a German magazine (rough translation):

    The profession is passion and pleasure, but not the most important thing in his life. "I spend more time with my kids than most parents. Months can elapse between individual films," he says in Mine. He continued: "I love getting up early with the kids I bring to school and the nursery I'm not good, just hanging out..." And then he told in MINE impressed by the qualities and passions of his wife Luciana: "My wife is my happiness I can not imagine my life without you And I do not want to even everything has become really mine.... Life is now so wonderful, I want to enjoy the happiness. "
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: October 2nd, 2013 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
    lol. yes, i was thinking the same thing. but, i have two, count em, close friends who think he's ugly. I. cannot. comprehend. it. it's also possible it's a cultural thing, i.e. cultural aesthetics.

    Edited at 2013-10-02 10:51 pm (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 2nd, 2013 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)

    Elysium DVD

    Lots of extras on the Elysium DVD, out December 17:

    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: October 2nd, 2013 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Elysium DVD

    but no commentary ;_;
    From: (Anonymous) Date: October 2nd, 2013 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)

    Matt on SNL

    Early Matt

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: October 3rd, 2013 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)

    CSUN talk

    Matt and Nancy are at the Diane Ravitch talk:

    Paul Schantz‏@paulschantz
    Matt Damon speaking at #CSUN "education on the edge" speaker series https://twitter.com/paulschantz/status/385588798630809601/photo/1

    Daily Sundial‏@dailysundial1m
    #mattdamon introduces Diane Ravitch in the Northridge Center at #CSUN https://twitter.com/dailysundial/status/385590175847305216/photo/1

    Yahoo photo - more at Getty:


    Edited at 2013-10-03 06:19 am (UTC)
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