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Paris premiere

  • Photos from the Paris premiere are at Wireimage, Yahoo, the Daily Mail, Gala, Premiere and Just Jared. Lucy wore a dress by Rubin Singer. Video of Matt and Lucy arriving and leaving the premiere is here, with another arrival video here.

  • A fun London cast interview is at MSN. A video from the London premiere, which includes Matt and Lucy kissing on the red carpet, is at YouTube (from the 16 minute mark).

  • A London interview with BBC's Steve Wright is available at the BBC (2 hour 32 minute mark - there are two clips). In the clip Matt says Lucy was visiting the house in Downtown Abbey during her one day in London. Matt talked about Lucy being a fan of the show in this interview. Matt also talks about the recent Kimmel episode and how George has learned ways to leave rooms after being propositioned by women. Matt jokes he would be part of a 'regular guy coffee ad' rather than a swooning Clooney coffee ad.

  • In the Lorraine interview, Matt talked about flying back to LA after the Paris premiere to see his kids for two days before flying back for the BAFTAs - from Contact Music.

    Damon tells U.K. chat show host Lorraine Kelly,"It would either be a six day trip (to London) or a 10 day trip. It's going to be a six day trip."

    However, the actor insists he actually enjoys long-haul flights, adding, "I don't mind long flights when I'm by myself actually. I catch up on every thing that I can't do normally. I watch movies, I watch Tv shows, I read books. I actually love it. Nobody can reach me for 12 hours."

  • There's criticism in Italy of the cast being allowed to take a photo in front of The Last Supper.

  • A link to a session at the World Economic Forum with Richard Branson from Davos.

  • A new Omaze video with Matt and Ben - available here.

  • Matt's freshman Harvard roommate is Jason Furman, chairman of the Council on Economic Advisers. A profile is at the Washington Post.

    “Jason was the first person that I met at Harvard, and I literally almost turned around and went home,” Matt Damon, the Hollywood A-lister, said recently. “I thought, ‘I don’t belong here.’ He remains one of the smartest people that I’ve come across.”

    Furman arrived at Harvard intent on studying math or perhaps science. Over occasional shots of bad vodka, he would hang out with Damon and Damon’s friend Ben Affleck, a year younger and still in high school. “We know where each other’s skeletons are buried,” Damon said, “but they’re not too terrible.”

    Not terrible, no, but a little embarrassing, for their dorm in Matthews Hall had no shortage of 18-year-old ego. When they met, Damon told Furman he would likely be leaving Harvard later in their freshman year to star in a major Hollywood film. And when Furman came back from an economics class with a grade of 97 on a test, Damon joked, “You’re not so smart after all.” Actually, Furman replied, he didn’t miss anything. His score was reduced so that everyone else’s seemed better by comparison. “I was just ruining the curve.”
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