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Comedy pilot, Kimmel
  • CBS has ordered a pilot for the Tom Papa comedy project - from Variety:

    Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s multi-cam comedy “More Time With Family” has nabbed a pilot order from CBS.

    The high profile project stars Tom Papa as a husband and father making a career change to spend more time with his fam. Papa penned the pilot along with Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa. Project received a put pilot commitment from the Eye in October.

    20th Century Fox TV is producing “More Time,” with Damon and Affleck exec producing through Pearl Street Films, and Dave Becky and Josh Lieberman through 3 Arts.

  • The Prime Minister of Finland invited Matt to visit Finland to discuss Finnish water technology - from Finland Today.

  • Matt was named one of Fast Company's 1,000 most creative people in business.

  • Matt will join (via Skype) a discussion at Harvard next Monday on Monuments Men: Rescuing art from the Nazis with Robert Edsel.

  • The upcoming episode of Jimmy Kimmel with the Monuments Men cast will compete against Jay Leno's last show - a preview from EW.

    Jimmy Kimmel, you might want to hide the duct tape and hire some extra security: Notable nemesis Matt Damon has been booked to appear on the Feb. 6 installment of Jimmy Kimmel Live, EW has learned. This marks the first time that the actor will return to the ABC talk show since hijacking it last January as “revenge” for Kimmel’s running gag of ending shows with an apology to Damon for bumping him as a guest. Damon will be joined by his fellow castmates from Feb. 7′s big-screen drama The Monuments Men, including George Clooney (who hasn’t had a sit-down appearance on JKL since its premiere 11 years ago), Bill Murray (who’s never been on the show), John Goodman, Cate Blanchett, and Bob Balaban.

    The special episode will feature a new edition of Mean Tweets, with the Momunents Men cast reading offensive comments about themselves found on Twitter.

  • Photos of Matt and Lucy outside a restaurant in LA are at the Daily Mail and Just Jared.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 30th, 2014 11:42 am (UTC) (Link)

    GLAAD Awards, interviews

    Behind the Candelabra nominated for Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series in the GLAAD Awards, but there are only two nominees:

    A few junket interviews (no questions yet about The Foreigner or future projects that I've seen):

    I've linked to the Nestle blog before - an article about the Nestle chairman's comments on Matt at Davos:

    An article by Nancy on raising grounded children at CNN includes the photo of Nancy reading Beatrix Potter to Matt and Kyle:

    Edited at 2014-01-30 12:46 pm (UTC)
    fun_demented From: fun_demented Date: January 30th, 2014 04:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thank you!!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 30th, 2014 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Omaze contest

    He's the Omaze contest and a cute photo - a chance to hang with Matt and Ben in LA on 22 February:

    David Daniel ‏@CNNLADavid 20m
    The latest @omaze charity contest: hang out in Hollywood with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon! http://bit.ly/1dbpJbS pic.twitter.com/Jx9Alzi23Q


    You. Your best friend. @BenAffleck. Matt Damon. Together on the most legendary best friend double date ever. http://bit.ly/1hThGoC

    (Is Matt wearing a cap with the new Interstellar logo?)


    (I can't find the quotes from Matt and Ben on the site yet)
    PopSugar interview

    Edited at 2014-01-30 10:16 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 30th, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Omaze contest

    Very cool! I'm in! M..
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 30th, 2014 11:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Omaze contest

    A hilarious quote from Matt in the E article about the contest.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 30th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Omaze contest

    Also in the USA Today story linked above.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 30th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Graham Norton show????

    Matt may be on the Graham Norton show on 14 February. I've been waiting for the show's website to update with future guests, but there's now a mention on Twitter that Matt's attending. The show is broadcast on Thursday nights, so I've been waiting to check if Matt would be around (which then possibly indicates he is staying for the BAFTAs).

    Confirmed (via Wikipedia of all places):

    14 February - Matt Damon, Hugh Bonneville and Paloma Faith


    Edited at 2014-01-31 12:24 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 31st, 2014 04:47 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Graham Norton show????

    I've always wanted to see Matt on Norton's show.

    I remember reading that Graham had a big longtime crush on Mark Wahlberg, but that when Wahlberg was on the show he was disappointed in him. (not surprising). At that time I thought Graham had a crush on the wrong Boston boy. Ha.

    Interesting thought about Matt's cap. I can't get a clear enough look to be sure.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: January 31st, 2014 04:49 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Graham Norton show????

    I've been waiting for Matt to appear on Graham's show for years. Shame the other guest isn't more interesting (Paloma Faith) - would have been fun to have a Brit comic to play off.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: January 31st, 2014 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Graham Norton show????

    Graham norton isn't a live show it's pre recorded so will tie in with the London premier
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 1st, 2014 05:23 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Graham Norton show????

    It's recorded on Thursday nights and I presume would be recorded on 13 February for the 14 February airdate.
    Reo Roma From: Reo Roma Date: February 4th, 2014 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)


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