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Matt Damon Talks Ben Affleck

8/11/2015 2:18pm EDT
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been pals for a very long time. Naturally the Hollywood studs don't get to spend as much time together as they did when they didn't have such successful careers and big families, but the guys are still pretty close. According to Page Six, Damon was asked about Affleck at the red carpet event for his HBO series "Project Greenlight," on Monday in Los Angeles, and told the media that Ben was doing "great" despite what he has been going through lately as far as his divorce, and those pesky affair rumors.

Ben Affleck was also at the event -- wedding ring and all....
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Damon Confirms He'll Play Jason Bourne Again During 'Project Greenlight' Winner Announcement

11/9/2014 9:57am EST
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Matt Damon has confirmed that he'll be reprising his role as Jason Bourne in another film based on late author Robert Ludlum's spy series.

The actor, who last starred in The Bourne Ultimatum before Jeremy Renner took the mantle of the title character in 2012's "The Bourne Legacy."

Damon and pal Ben Affleck were in Los Angeles on Friday to promote season four of HBO's "Project Greenlight" and introduce winner Jason Mann, who the two will mentor during the upcoming season. During the event, Affleck let it slip that Damon, who was rumored to be in talks for a return back in September, will r...
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Matt Damon Returning To The Bourne Franchise?

9/16/2014 8:15am EDT
Matt Damon
Matt Damon is reportedly in talks to reprise his role as Jason Bourne in the popular "Bourne Identity" franchise.

Universal Pictures is hoping to reunite the actor with director Paul Greengrass, who helmed 2004's "The Bourne Supremacy" and 2007's "The Bourne Ultimatum," according to Deadline.com.

Damon left the series after making three films, and Jeremy Renner starred as Aaron Cross in the fourth film, 2013's "The Bourne Legacy."

In May, Damon hinted that he was open to the idea of returning to the role if Greengrass was on board. The filmmaker said in the past he didn't believe he coul...
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Matt Damon And Ben Affleck Return To HBO For New 'Project Greenlight'

4/30/2014 4:30pm EDT
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are returning to HBO after over 10 years to continue their Project Greenlight series.

Project Greenlight, for the uninitiated, is a competition seeking the best independent screenplay and following every step of a movie's creation – from casting to set design to filming to editing.

In 2001, over 7,000 screenplays were considered before Pete Jones' Stolen Summer won. The film went on to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and a limited theatrical release. The second season, in 2003, split the competition between writing and directing. The result was The Battle...
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The 10 Sexiest Eco-Friendly Celebrities

4/22/2014 4:00am EDT
The 10 Sexiest Eco-Friendly Celebrities
Gisele Bundchen was named the most eco-friendly celebrity at the annual Green Awards in London in 2011. She is involved in several environmental campaigns and is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations' Environment Program, helping to launch safe water initiatives and anti-foresting movements.

She was also honored as the Best Green International Celebrity in 2011.

She doesn't just talk the talk. The model and her husband Tom Brady lived in a $50 million eco-friendly mansion in Brentwood, Calif., prior to putting it on the market. Among other things, it boasts numerous solar energy pa...
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Sexy Celebrities In Glasses

3/21/2014 9:00pm EDT
Sexy Celebrities In Glasses
These stars like to make spectacles of themselves - in glasses! Although many of these celebs only wear their eyewear occasionally, we think they look great in their stylish frames.

Jennifer Aniston, above, has opted for dark rimmed glasses, and they definitely don't detract from her pretty face.

Let's give it up for the four-eyed stars!

Check out more sexy celebs in glasses...

Johnny Depp

Anne Hathaway

Jessica Alba

Rashida Jones

Robert Downey Jr.

Zoe Saldana

Matt Damon

Courteney Cox

Jenny McCarthy

Jennifer Garner

Julie Bowen

Taye...
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Weird Celebrity News: Matt Damon & Judi Dench's Butt Antics, Barbara Walter's Sex Toy

2/22/2014 8:00pm EST
Weird Celebrity News: Matt Damon & Judi Dench's Butt Antics, Bar
Weird and unusual things sometimes happen in the lives of celebrities. Here's a roundup of this week's strangest stories...

Matt Damon sent Ben Affleck and Jimmy Kimmel a fax of his butt after they mocked him over his reluctance to join Twitter. The teasing began when Kimmel shared a link on Twitter of a charity auction that Damon and Affleck are involved in.

Affleck then tweeted: "I thank you buddy. And @easterncongo & @water thank you. Matt on the other hand? Matt you there? Right. We will fax you."

Damon responded with a fax of his rearend that read: "Dear Ben & Jimmy, here's my fax. ...
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President Obama Invites 'Monuments Men' Stars Clooney, Damon To Dinner & A Movie

2/19/2014 2:00pm EST
President Obama Invites 'Monuments Men' Stars Clooney, Damon To
President Barack Obama invited the stars of "The Monuments Men" to dinner at the White House last night.

George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray watched a screening of the movie, based on a true story about an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.

Real-life monuments man, Harry Ettlinger, and author Robert Edsel, whose book inspired the movie, also attended the event.

Clooney made headlines earlier this month after urging Britain to return treasure, the Elgin M...
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Matt Damon Made $150,000 Per Second Making Nespresso Ad

11/14/2013 2:03pm EST
Matt Damon
Celebrities love filming advertisements overseas, and this may be why: Matt Damon made an astonishing $3 million for filming a single ad.

Page Six reports the actor made the sum for a 20-second ad for Nespresso, the espresso company that also hired George Clooney in 2006. The advertisement was directed by Grant Heslov, who produced and co-wrote Monuments Men, which stars Damon and Clooney.

A source tells Page Six, "Matt is one of the few Hollywood stars to have turned down most ad and product-endorsement deals. But this one came with a huge fee and the fact that he'd be working with peopl...
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Who Has The Best Celebrity Fans: St. Louis Cardinals Or Boston Red Sox?

10/23/2013 1:07pm EDT
Jon Hamm
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox are headed to the World Series in a rematch of their 2004 series in which the Red Sox swept the Cardinals in four games to win their first title since 1918. The Cardinals have won the World Series twice since 2004 and were one game away from reaching the World Series last year.  However, we're more interested in what really matters: which team has the better celebrity fans! Let's take a look:

Jon Hamm, Cardinals: "Oh, my God, I’ve always been a huge Cardinals fan. I remember going to the World Series in ’82, ’85 and ’87, and this is amazing," Hamm...
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Ben Affleck & Matt Damon To Produce A New Sitcom For CBS

10/11/2013 2:00pm EDT
Ben Affleck & Matt Damon
Besties Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are teaming up to executive produce a new TV sitcom. The two stars made their breakthroughs in 1997 after writing and starring in "Good Will Hunting." Will their new series have the same magic?

After a bidding war with other networks, CBS executives have picked up their show "More Time With Family," which is based on comedian, actor, writer and television/radio host Tom Papa's stand-up routine.

The series will also include experiences based on Damon's personal life. Papa and Damon worked together on "The Informant" (2009) and most recently on HBO's "Behi...
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Matt Damon Thinks Ben Affleck Will Be A 'Terrific' Batman, Laughs Off Robin Rumor

8/31/2013 4:00pm EDT
Ben Affleck & Matt Damon
After it was announced that Ben Affleck was cast as the new Batman, the internet exploded with fanboys and girls who were stunned (and many disgusted) by the news. Many people pointed to his disastrous role in "Daredevil."  Other say it was Warner Bros.' way of keeping a talent on board. But whatever the reason, people were not happy.

But actor Matt Damon is very supportive of his pal and former co-star.

He told the Times of India: "It will be terrific. I know there are a lot of people grousing on the Internet. I just think it's kind of funny. You know he's not playing King Lear – it's Ba...
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Matt Damon Joins Star-Studded 'Interstellar,' Set For Directorial Debut

8/29/2013 3:07pm EDT
Matt Damon
Matt Damon has been given a "small, undisclosed role" in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar.

The film, which follows a team of space travelers going through a wormhole, already features Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, David Oyelowo, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn and Bill Irwin.

Interstellar has begun principal photography and is currently scheduled to hit theaters in November 2014.

Damon is also set to become a director for the first time. He will be at the helm of "A Foreigner,"which tells the story of a man killed ...
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Matt Damon To The Internet: 'Batman Is Not King Lear'

8/28/2013 8:42am EDT
Matt Damon
Matt Damon has backed the contentious plans to cast Ben Affleck as the latest Batman, telling disgruntled fans of the popular franchise, "It's not King Lear."

On Friday, director Zack Snyder announced he wants the Daredevil star to play the Caped Crusader in a sequel to Superman movie Man of Steel.

The unforeseen news sparked anger, outrage and pandemonium among many fans of the franchise, and an online petition to block the move had attracted more than 80,000 signatures.

Now, Affleck's crony Damon has spoken out to silence critics, insisting the role is not a demanding one and is wel...
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Matt Damon In Negotiations To Play Jason Bourne Again?

8/27/2013 4:07pm EDT
Matt Damon
Rumor has it Matt Damon will be returning to the Jason Bourne series - but that doesn't mean that Jeremy Renner is out.

In fact, it appears Damon and Renner could actually team up in a blockbuster film. Twitchfilm reports that Universal is gunning for Damon and original director Paul Greengrass and is not ruling out another appearance of Renner's Aaron Cross character.

However, Universal told Variety there is no truth to the rumor despite the appeal of having both actors in the same film. However, a writer has been hired to begin work on the next installment - and Jeremy Renner is already...
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Bryan Cranston Cast As Lex Luthor, Matt Damon As Aquaman?!

8/26/2013 2:07pm EDT
Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston has already been cast as Lex Luthor, but there won't be an announcement until winter.

Cosmic Book News reveals that Cranston has been offered up to 10 appearances as Lex Luthor (if you think that's a lot, remember Samuel L. Jackson's seconds-long appearances for Marvel). However, they also report Warner Bros. will wait for the series finale of his hit show Breaking Bad before making an official announcement.

According to the same source, Ben Affleck has a 13-appearance contract as Batman. Warner Bros. is looking to copy the formula that made Marvel's Avengers such a hit: se...
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5 Fun Facts: 'Elysium' Star Matt Damon

8/9/2013 1:10pm EDT
Elysium
Released in both conventional and IMAX theaters this weekend is Matt Damon’s new sci-fi action film, “Elysium.” The story is centered on Matt Damon’s character, Max, who must find a cure to his cancer virus. He plans to go to Elysium, a wealthy space station that houses medical machines with instant cures. Unfortunately, Max is not one of the elite and must form a plan to kidnap a wealthy man in order to steal his identity and sneak into Elysium. With only six days to live, Max must think fast and use all his strength to defeat Elysium’s Secretary of Defense, played by Jodie Foster, and her...
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'Elysium' Review: An Exciting Sci-Fi Film That Actually Makes You Think

8/9/2013 7:00am EDT
Elysium
Neill Blomkamp, writer and director of the critically acclaimed, 'District 9,' once again brings us a thought-provoking Sci-fi, fantasy, action film.

'Elysium' starring Matt Damon, takes place in the year 2154.  Earth is polluted, overpopulated and crime ridden. The rich have long ago abandoned the planet for Elysium, an orbital space station that is a 19 minute shuttle ride away.

But those 19 minutes might as well be several light years away. The space station is protected by a killer security force run by Jodie Foster, who will do anything and everything to keep Elysium safe for the wea...
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Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Trailer Promises A Unique And New WWII Adventure

8/8/2013 10:00pm EDT
Monuments Men
George Clooney has a surprising knack when it comes to directoral talent. After his deep, compelling political thriller 'The Ides of March' we have been given the first trailer for his upcoming work, 'Monuments Men' a new twist on an age old genre.

World War II has no shortage of coverage on TV or in the theater. Saving Private Ryan redefined what a war movie should be, while Band of Brothers dove into the deeper psychology of how war affects men. Monuments Men is neither of those, both tragically, and thankfully. Check out the trailer below to see what we mean:

It tells the true story ...
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Emmy Nominations: 'American Horror Story' Gets 17 Noms, Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Also Dominates

7/18/2013 10:01am EDT
House of Cards
After picking up nine nominations, Kevin Spacey's Netflix series "House Of Cards" will be a big contender at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The political thriller was recognized in the Outstanding Drama Series category and picked up dramatic acting nominations for its leads, Spacey and Robin Wright. It received a total of nine nominations.

The Netflix series will be facing stiff competition from last year's big winners "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad" as well as "Mad Men", "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey."

In the lead actor category, Spacey will face off against "Homeland's" Damian Lew...
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Happy 4th of July: Top 10 Most Patriotic Movie Characters

7/4/2013 11:00am EDT
Cage
God bless America! What better way to celebrate the 4th of July than to hunker down with some of the best movies celebrating our beloved nation and beat the heat inside with some air conditioning? In American cinema, there are plenty of films that center on patriotic themes and storylines. But what often doesn’t get looked at are the characters who make these movies tick.

These 10 characters are true patriots who love the United States of America just a little more than the average person on your movie screen. From colonial soldiers, to superheroes who proudly display the red, white and bl...
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Ben Affleck Receives Honorary Doctorate From Brown, Pokes Fun At Matt Damon

5/28/2013 2:33pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck dedicated his honorary doctorate of fine arts degree from Brown to two people for very different reasons.

Affleck, who dropped out of the University of Vermont before becoming a Hollywood name with his and Matt Damon's Good Will Hunting, honored his mother at the graduation ceremony. "This means a lot to her," he said. "She never got to see me graduate from any higher education at all. So, Mom, this is for you. I love you."

He also joked, "This is a spectacular honor for me. Among other things today, in terms of higher education, I passed Matt Damon." Damon left Harvard before...
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Matt Damon Receives 2013 Harvard Arts Medal

4/26/2013 1:17pm EDT
Matt Damon
Harvard University has awarded Matt Damon with a special accolade - the 2013 Harvard Arts Medal, which recognizes his contribution to the arts.

The actor attended the college from 1998 until 1992 but dropped out to pursue acting.

Fellow actor John Lithgow, who also studied at Harvard, hosted a special ceremony for Damon. The pair discussed their college days as well as Damon's breakthrough role in 1998's "Good Will Hunting." Damon and co-star Ben Affleck received an Academy Award for Best Screenwriting for the film.

Ironically, Affleck will also be honored by a prestigious univeristy. Ne...
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Boston Marathon Bomber Went To Same High School As Matt Damon And Ben Affleck

4/19/2013 8:46pm EDT
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attended the same prestigious school that movie stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck both graduated from.

Tsarnaev received a $2500 scholarship to the Cambridge Latin and Rindge School in Cambridge, Mass., two years ago, according to Boston.com. Affleck's younger brother Casey, Former NBA star Patrick Ewing, actress Traci Bingham and poet E.E. Cummings also attended the highly regarded public school.

The school boasts the two Good Will Hunting stars on its website.

"Matt Damon (1988) and Ben Affleck (1990), friends from high school days, team...
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Matt Damon And Luciana Barroso Renew Wedding Vows

4/14/2013 12:02pm EDT
Matt Damon Luciana Barroso -  'Promised Land' New York City Prem
Matt Damon and wife Luciana Barroso said "I do" for a second time with close friends at hand in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.

Stars attending the happy gathering included his best friend Ben Affleck with his wife Jennifer Garner.

"This isn't a 'Hollywood' wedding," said an insider to Us Magazine. "Matt wanted it to be fun, happy and private. He felt like Luciana deserves this, first and foremost."

Another source told US: "This is the perfect place for this wedding. You can [go] here for serenity."

The couple's daughters Isabella (6), Gia, (4), Stella, (2) were all there along with ...
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Matt Damon Suits Up To Save The Earth In 'Elysium' - Watch The Trailer

4/10/2013 11:15am EDT
Elysium
From the director of 'District 9' comes 'Elysium,' another futuristic tale of the feud between two separate societies. The story follows Max Coburn (played by Matt Damon), who for reasons unknown needs to go to 'Elysium,' a futuristic paradise in space.

The movie shares some things in common with "District 9" - high society completely distanced from the masses, with the plebeians living in squalor on Earth (which has completely fallen into disrepair) and the aristocracy living on Elysium - an enormous utopian society created on a ring in space.

Apparently, director Neill Blomkamp is very ...
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Sparks Fly Between Matt Damon And Michael Douglas In 'Behind The Candelabra' Trailer

4/8/2013 4:07pm EDT
Behind the Candelabra
Finally, the first trailer for Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra has arrived to give us a peek at the film centered on the singer's relationship with Scott Thorson.

Matt Damon will be playing Thorson, who met Liberace (played by Michael Douglas), when he was 16 and became his companion at 17. In the late 70s, Thorson would drive Liberace on stage during his Las Vegas performances in a Rolls-Royce in a garish driver's uniform.

The 42 year-old Damon doesn't look like a teenager, but things get really creepy when he's convinced to go under the knife for plastic surgery to look like Lib...
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Jessica Biel Says Her Farts Smell Like Air Freshener In New PSA About The Water Crisis

3/14/2013 5:00pm EDT
Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman and Josh Gad know the importance of clean water and spreading the word to help those who don't have access to it.

The three stars have joined Matt Damon's toilet strike, pledging not to go to the bathroom until everyone in the world has access to clean water and sanitation. They appear in a hilarious new public service annoucement about the issue.

"It's easy for me actually," says Biel. "Because I have never gone to the bathroom in my entire life."

Gad, who stars in "1600 Penn," adds, "I haven't peed or pooped in four days. And I feel great."

Biel remarks: "I...
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Matt Damon Shares His Spray Tan Story For 'Liberace' Role

3/8/2013 5:17pm EST
Behind the candlebra
Matt Damon had to undergo extensive tanning to prepare for bum-baring scenes as showman Liberace's gay lover Scott Thorson.

The movie star's love of boxer briefs left director Steven Soderbergh with a skin tone problem on the set and Damon had to stand almost naked in his garage for intricate spray-tan sessions.

He tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "We realized that because of all the bejeweled Speedos (I had to wear) I was going to need my tan line to go all the way up so it wouldn't look weird.

"Every Sunday night this girl would come to my house, and I would stand in my garage and ...
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Matt Damon Goes On Strike For Water Day

2/12/2013 4:37pm EST
Matt Damon
Matt Damon is going on strike, but not from acting. He's going to stop doing what every person in America does every day.

In honor of Water Day, Matt Damon will stop going to the bathroom. "I'm going on strike. Not from acting, that would be too easy. A strike from going to go the bathroom," Damon said to a stunned audience during a faux press conference in a viral ad for his charity water.org.

The Strike With Me campaign seeks to educate people on the difficulties for developing countries to secure sources of clean, usable water for hygiene - in contrast to the casual waste of water in...
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