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Matt to host Toronto benefit, O13

  • An announcement from Matt may be filming The Bourne Ultimatum in Toronto at the time of the event.

    Damon, John Legend to headline Toronto gala
    This year’s ONE X ONE Benefit Gala in Toronto will be hosted by Oscar-winner Matt Damon and will feature a performance by Grammy-winner John Legend. Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk are also scheduled to preform.

    Seamus O’Regan of CTV’s Canada AM will be master of ceremonies for the second annual charity event, scheduled to take place at the Carlu on September 10.

    Last year’s inaugural ONE X ONE gala was hosted by Kate Hudson and attracted stars like Hudson’s stepfather Kurt Russell.

    In addition to the celebrity guest list – the benefit takes place during the Toronto International Film Festival – there will be a silent auction, dinner and after-party.

    ONE X ONE is a non-profit foundation benefiting children around the world. The 2005 event raised $1.3 million for various Canadian and international initiatives.

  • Update: Another report on the benefit includes this quote from Matt taken from a press release here:

    "I'm looking forward to attending this year's One X One event to share my personal experiences from a recent trip I took to Africa and to learn more about how we can all make a difference in the fight against poverty in one of the world's most beautiful lands," Damon said in a release.

  • Update: TV program Extra is promoting an Ocean's Thirteen set visit on Wednesday's show (but it will probably just be a chat with Jerry Weintraub) - from the show's weekly newsletter:

    Sneak a Peek at 'Ocean's 13'
    George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and the rest of the boys are back, as the highly anticipated "Ocean's 13" begins shooting. "Extra" takes you to the top-secret set for a must-see sneak peek! That's Wednesday!
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