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Emmy nomination, various
  • The Project Greenlight team have received their third Emmy nomination in the category of best reality program.

  • An item from the Boston Globe is below. The Globe also reports that Matt will be attending a benefit for Boston's Joslin Diabetes Center to be held in Newport late September:

    Matt Damon, in town to shoot Martin Scorsese's ''The Departed," stopped by Restaurant L at Louis Boston in the Back Bay with his dad, Kent, the other night. Damon chatted up Louis's veep Maria Fei and L's chef Pino Maffeo for a while, complimenting them on the food and the decor.

  • From a NY Times interview with Gus Van Sant:

    It's hard to imagine anyone more comfortable than Van Sant with his present artistic course. He looked serene even in the face of viewer confusion. He told a story about "Gerry," a film difficult to discern, even for its stars, Damon and Affleck. "I had to talk Matt and Casey into signing off," he said, "because they were, like, 'Let's go back and shoot more stuff.' That was their reaction to watching the movie. And I said, 'Well, we could.' And Casey said, 'Maybe next Tuesday?' And I said: 'We could. I'm not sure. I really like it.' And Matt said, 'You mean you're fine with the movie like this?' And I said: 'Yeah. I think I really like it a lot.' And he said, 'Oh.' And Matt and Casey looked at each other and said, 'Huh.' And then they said, 'Hmmm.' They said, 'So we're not telling anybody what happened?' And I said, 'Yeah, but that's great.' Fortunately, I had people who were on my side. Because Casey and Matt, they wanted to make sure that the movie wasn't insane. Which it kind of is."

    There's really nothing you can say to that, except "Huh." And "Hmmm." And maybe "Cool."

  • And from an interview with Billy Bob Thornton at the Buffalo News:

  • A positive review of Brothers Grimm is at Variagate.

  • Thanks to a reader for posting their comments about being an extra on the day of the filming of the rugby match under the July 8 entry on this journal (rugby photos).
  • 11 comments or Leave a comment
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 16th, 2005 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)

    Rugby Extra

    I can't find any comments by a rugby extra.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 16th, 2005 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Rugby extra

    Sorry, but I can't find the comments made by the extra on the set. Am I going senile?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 17th, 2005 01:33 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Rugby extra

    The comment is under the July 8 posting update (the rugby photos). It definitely should be there and able to be viewed by all.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 17th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Rugby extra

    I think what the other person was saying is your update doesn't link to the site where the extra's comments are.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 17th, 2005 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Rugby extra

    This site. Look down the page and open up the comments section.
    From: nmuncher Date: July 16th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Project Greenlight

    Wow! This year was an exceptionally good season of Project Greenlight. I didn't realize it had been nominated for an emmy. I thought I had heard that Project Runway was nominated. Has anyone heard if either show has been renewed for next year?
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 17th, 2005 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Project Greenlight

    Project Greenlight certainly hasn't been renewed yet and its only hope may be an Emmy win (well, that's what saved Amazing Race). Project Runway is returning for its second season in fall 2005.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 17th, 2005 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
    Read the review from Variagate. I have a feeling that if it shows up on Rottentomatoes it'll make for a "C" rating which may not be as positive as we hope.I'm glad that I'm not as obsessed with this movie doing good as I was with TBS, but I'll be happy if proves popular, even in a minor way.

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: July 17th, 2005 05:17 am (UTC) (Link)
    It originally appeared at RT as a 'fresh' rating, so they thought it was at least 60% positive.

    There are going to be lots of mixed reviews about this film because Gilliam is never an easy sell, and it doesn't fit easily into a box, which is why they're having, and will continue to have, problems marketing it. I think at best it will be a moderate success and gain a wider life on DVD and video.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: July 18th, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
    lol...this thread interesting.
    From: f_isbaella Date: July 21st, 2005 05:39 am (UTC) (Link)


    I had been trying to get him involved in the diabetes fight for quite some time. I wonder what made him finally 'give in'? (I have had type I for 25 years now...) Diabetes related illness is the #1 killer in the U.S. We need more celeb support!
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