Some articles found around the web:
Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers start off their snarky play Matt & Ben with a slap at themselves over whether imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, or a ripoff. Then they go on to spoof Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and their Oscar-winning screenplay for the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting, in a story that uses a lot of mirrors, and a puff of smoke here and there.
A onetime New York Fringe Theatre Festival entry, Matt & Ben has been picked up for a twirl by the Mad Cat Theatre troupe. Director Paul Tei and his small cast bring more than enough sass without a hint whatsoever of put-down, to float the premise: Damon and Affleck are scrounging, out-of-work actors desperate enough to try writing a movie adaptation of The Catcher in the Rye for themselves when the Good Will Hunting manuscript literally falls from the heavens.
Damon has won a role in a Sam Shepard play at a small theater in the Boston area but is afraid to tell his partner, fearing Affleck will slide into jealousy and depression. Nor is Damon convinced that their version of Catcher, if it’s ever finished, will find a producer. About that time in a hilarious feat of low-tech special effects, the Hunting script ka-plops out of the Light Box rafters onto the cluttered floor of the bachelors’ pad.
Though Matt & Ben is on the short side even as piffle, it never runs out of steam. Better yet, Tei and company manage to turn the corner from satire to poignant affection for the characters before it’s all over.
Early this week there were some reports of Matt fearing for his life, after his helicopter plummeted during a flight to Sweden. However, according to contactmusic.com, it was Matt Dillon that was in the helicopter, not Matt Damon.
Now, I don’t know which story is true, but I’m sure that if anything too serious had happened, we’d have known already, so, I’m glad nothing happened!
Warner Bros. Pictures has set Kingdom of Heaven screenwriter William Monahan to write Marco Polo, a historical epic based on Polo’s autobiography “Travels” that will be a star vehicle for Matt Damon.
Variety says a deal is being negotiated for Damon to play Polo, who ventured farther into Asia than any Westerner before him. His journey took 24 years, during which Polo became a confidante of Kublai Khan and witness to many technological advances of China and Mongolia.
Monahan also wrote Tripoli, the story of how U.S. soldier William Eaton joined forces with an exiled king to overthrow the corrupt ruler of what is now Libya. Ridley Scott is attached to direct.
Monahan is adapting the Cormac McCarthy novel Blood Meridian for Scott to direct, with Scott Rudin producing.
HOLLYWOOD star Matt Damon has reportedly popped the question to girlfriend Luciana Barroso
The buff star of action flicks including The Bourne Identity has been dating Barosso for 12 months since he met the aspiring interior designer at the Miami bar where she worked.
Since then, Barosso has travelled the world with the 34-year-old actor, staying with him in Europe during the filming of Ocean’s 12 and even travelling Down Under late last year for the premiere of The Bourne Supremecy.
A friend told American gossip mag Us Weekly the pair were engaged but “it’s all very hush, hush”.
Damon’s spokesperson has refused to confirm or deny the reports.
Damon has been linked to several Hollywood stars in the past including Winona Ryder and, most famously, Minnie Driver, who heard news of the couple’s break-up via the Oprah Winfrey show.
But, after the media circus surounding good pal Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, Damon told the Sunday Telegraph Sunday Magazine last year that he was sworn off celebrity romances and now only dates “civilians”.
If the wedding rumours prove true, Damon may share another journey with Affleck, who is also rumoured to have popped the question to his latest love – Alias star Jennifer Garner.
Aww, how cute!! The site also has a picture of the couple.
I will post pictures of ShoWest later tonight when I get home (plus some really gorgeous ones I’ve got..) and, sky.com has an article, which talks about Empire Online. Also The Hollywood Reporter has an interview with Matt. He talks about the award, directing, Greenlight, very interesting, I will post below
Matt Damon, actor
He might be a big-time movie star, but the truth is, Matt Damon is a regular guy. The fresh-faced Oscar winner (for co-writing 1997′s “Good Will Hunting” with buddy Ben Affleck), star of the Jason Bourne series (2002′s “The Bourne Identity” and 2004′s “The Bourne Supremacy”) and more than 30 other films not only does not own a cell phone, he eschews flying and prefers to drive his mom back home to Boston when she visits him in New York. “She has only complained about my speeding once,” he says, grinning.
Damon is sticking to the metaphorical fast lane, starring in Dimension’s planned July release “The Brothers Grimm” and Warner Bros. Pictures’ planned September release “Syriana,” executive producing a third season of “Project Greenlight” (now on Bravo) and executive producing the “project” in question, Dimension’s upcoming thriller “Feast.” He also has earned his second ShoWest honor, for Male Star of the Year — his first came in 1998 for Male Star of Tomorrow. Damon chatted recently with The Hollywood Reporter’s Randee Dawn about the award, being an unlikely action hero and keeping his eye on the ball.
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