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  • Matt appeared in a skit with Jimmy Kimmel at the Emmy Awards. Reports include Us Weekly and In Style and USA Today, with video at ABC. Matt talked about his favorite recent television shows in this clip:

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  • An interview with Pedro Pascal about The Great Wall and his friendship with Matt is at So it goes, including:

    DAVID: So five months in China sounds almost as good as three months in Belfast. Not quite, but any adventures there you can tell us about?

    PEDRO: I travelled around like a tourist whenever I got the opportunity. We spent so much time shooting and I got to pal around with Matt Damon because as everyone knows, he’s a real jerk (laughs).

    DAVID: Yeah, famously terrible.

    PEDRO: A notorious bad guy in the industry. He and his wife adopted me into their family and took me through the experience and I had the time of my life. We were tourists together whenever we got the chance – we went to Hong Kong and I went to see some friends in Bangkok. I can’t tell you about that weekend.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 19th, 2016 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)


    Photos of Matt, Gia and Stella at the Brentwood Market on Sunday morning are at Zimbio.
    From: iri_na_00 Date: September 19th, 2016 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Kids

    Stella is similar to Matt, and Isabella and Gia on Lucy
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 19th, 2016 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Kids

    This is the first time I remember Matt videotaping the paps. I assume they were behaving inappropriately in some way. Poor Matt!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 19th, 2016 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Kids

    The paparazzi are very distasteful.
    From: fitzgerald17 Date: September 19th, 2016 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 19th, 2016 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
    When asked about whom she was most excited to see at the Emmys last night, Emilia Clarke, a.k.a. Daenerys on Game of Thrones, gushed over Matt Damon.

    “Well, this is a bit cheating, but Matt Damon, I mean, come on! I know it should be like someone else, maybe someone who is like a part of the show, but he just — that was awesome,” Clarke told reporters at the HBO after-party.

    And James Marsden is also a fan:


    The actor said he would prefer to have a career like Matt Damon.
    'Matt Damon has been one of my favorites forever. He always elevates every bit of material, and then you don't hear a thing about him. It's like, "No, I pretty much wear a T-shirt every day of my life, and I don't really have any dirt."
    'I love that. If you were to ask me what career I would choose, I'd be like, "That. One hundred percent."'

    Edited at 2016-09-19 09:54 pm (UTC)
    From: iri_na_00 Date: September 19th, 2016 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Emmy after-party

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 19th, 2016 09:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Emmy after-party

    Yes, they were at Jimmy's after-party.

    "According to Brown, Matt Damon ate three portions, and Shepherd served Damon's wife a vegetarian version."

    Another report on the food served (but not the guests) at People:

    A report on the party, where no photos were permitted:

    Edited at 2016-09-22 12:20 am (UTC)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 19th, 2016 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)


    A report about how the Emmys cameos came together, including Matt:


    Kimmel and team were so confident that “Jimmy Kimmel Live” would lose the Variety/Talk category that they didn’t have another script ready for Matt Damon had they won.

    McNearney: Matt Damon is the world’s great human being. He was not going to be at the Emmys! But Jimmy asked him, and that was about a month ago. The plan was, we were totally prepared for losing. We did not have a glimmer of hope that we would win.

    Ricker: We were actually happy we lost because Matt Damon was standing right over there with all of the writers, and if we win it’s going to suck, what’s Matt going to do? So when we lost we said, “That’s great, let’s do this.”

    McNearney: Yeah, we were actually glad that we lost because we were so excited for that bit.

    Ricker: Matt came in, I don’t think he ran it one time with Jimmy all the way through, and I handed him a script and asked him if he wanted to go over his lines. He said, “Nah, there’s a teleprompter out there, right?” I said yeah. He just went out on live television and for the first time they did it all the way through and he was so fantastic.

    McNearney: And he came back stage after and said, “Oh my God I’m glad I loosely went over that before because I couldn’t read the teleprompter, it was way too far away!” I said, “How the hell did you just give that performance without being able to see the lines?” And the apple was a great touch. We owe everything to Matt Damon.

    Molly is Jimmy's wife.

    Molly McNearney ‏@mollymcnearney · 22 hours ago
    I'm glad he lost so I could see Matt Damon. Sorry honey. #emmys

    Edited at 2016-09-20 12:13 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 20th, 2016 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Emmys

    Pretty funny to think of Jimmy's producers standing in the wings rooting for Jimmy to lose. But, hey, we agree Matty is the most awesome consolation prize!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 20th, 2016 05:00 am (UTC) (Link)


    Bourne update from David Poland:


    By the way, Jason Bourne is the #2 grosser in the franchise, near $400 million. Not explosive, but successful.

    Foreign total up to $235 million, domestic $160 million. Without my $15.50.

    Edited at 2016-09-20 05:08 am (UTC)
    From: iri_na_00 Date: September 20th, 2016 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Emmy after-party

    I don't know who it is, but the photo has been made yesterday
    Arielle Kebbel and Matt Damon
    From: iri_na_00 Date: September 20th, 2016 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Pics of the family

    At aflo.com there are photos of Matt, Lucy and all four the girls that come out of the restaurant. Interesting photo, but it is a pity that small and with watermarks (

    Edited at 2016-09-20 07:53 pm (UTC)
    From: bumengbumeng Date: September 21st, 2016 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Pics of the family

    A few new photos of Matt are there
    From: bumengbumeng Date: September 21st, 2016 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)

    American Cinematheque Awards

    From: iri_na_00 Date: September 21st, 2016 05:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

    A little Matt's video

    Matt Damon, George Clooney and More Celebs React to Brangelina's Split

    Matt at 0:44

    From: bumengbumeng Date: September 22nd, 2016 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 22nd, 2016 01:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Reddit

    Whoaa that's cool!
    He definitely looks just like him!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 22nd, 2016 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

    “old photo”

    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 22nd, 2016 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: “old photo”

    I keep deleting links to this - a total non-story. Every second person thinks they have a relative that looks like Matt. Enough.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 23rd, 2016 01:04 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: “old photo”

    Just because you don't find something interesting, doesn't mean you should diss someone about it.
    I know this is your page but cut that person some slack.
    It was interesting. Lol!

    Let's allll get along here!! :)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 23rd, 2016 01:28 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: “old photo”

    Sorry for that.I just think it funny.So I posted it.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 23rd, 2016 01:47 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: “old photo”

    It is not news. Lots of other places give news, and I'm just offering my interpretation of different events on this site and trying to keep up some level of news-worthy information. Go to google for junk news. This isn't an archive. Every day editorial decisions are made (on this very low level) about what is and is not worthy of covering.

    This was a Reddit entry picked up by the Daily Star. It is the opposite of interesting information.

    You can't really diss an anonymous entry. I had already deleted it twice. I could just leave it there and not care (but I do).

    Edited at 2016-09-23 01:56 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 23rd, 2016 01:56 am (UTC) (Link)

    RE: Re: “old photo”

    I get it.Thank you.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 23rd, 2016 03:34 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: “old photo”

    Sorry for the long answer above. It really doesn't matter.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: September 22nd, 2016 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)


    Have Pizza and Beer with Matt, Ben and Tom(Brady)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: September 22nd, 2016 11:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Live reading of GWH

    John Krasinski is directing a live reading of Good Will Hunting in New York:

    John Krasinski ‏@johnkrasinski
    Who's in NYC? Who loves Good Will Hunting? Cuuuz I'm directing a live read of the script Oct 7! Tix on sale tmrw at http://Livereadny.com

    From: bumengbumeng Date: September 23rd, 2016 05:38 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Live reading of GWH

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