Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsMatt Damon
IN THE NEWS

Matt Damon

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Hollywood's most celebrated fake feud reached its epic climax Thursday when Matt Damon took over “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for the night. It was an hour of sweet, highly entertaining revenge for the Oscar-winning star, who's been “bumped” from Kimmel's show hundreds of times over the years. With his nemesis bound and gagged in a chair to the rear of the stage, Damon had free rein over the entire broadcast, which he kindly renamed “Jimmy Kimmel Sucks.” It all began with a monologue in which Damon ruthlessly taunted Kimmel (sample dialogue: “I am Luke Skywalker and Kimmel is the Death Star -- big and round and easily destroyed through his garbage hole”)
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Mindy Kaling has seen a lot of action on "The Mindy Project," given her character's very busy love life.  The star, writer and producer of the Fox comedy, which was renewed for a third season  this month, has smooched countless guest stars as Dr. Mindy Lahiri, a boy-crazy clotheshorse (think: a much more accomplished, New York version of her "Office" counterpart, Kelly Kapoor, who is still a total hot mess). In character, Kaling has been involved with James Franco, Ed Helms, Bill Heder, Seth Meyers and Seth Rogen, among others, and on Thursday, "Today" show host Savannah Guthrie asked her if she had a list of Hollywood guys she wanted to guest star so that she could lock lips with them.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
For Stephen Colbert's sake, let's hope Emmy voters have been tuning in to his show the last few days, because there's no denying the host is on a hot streak.   First there was his evisceration of the honchos at MTV who left him stranded without scheduled guest Daft Punk, then there was the viral “Get Lucky” dance party , followed by a mic-dropping rebuke of the conspiracy theorists who suggested the whole incident was an elaborate publicity stunt. Colbert capped off a stellar week Thursday by putting a twisted spin on the shopworn celebrity interview format, chatting with Matt Damon - who also had a delightful cameo in “Get Lucky” boogie session - about his new movie, “Elysium," while pinned under a fallen Coke machine.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
George Clooney is planning "downright dirty" payback for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Golden Globes gag about him, already humorously swiping at the women via his "Monuments Men" costar Matt Damon. Clooney, whose "Gravity" role played nicely into their joke about him rarely dating women his own age, put the women on notice last month following the memorable jape. More recently, he benevolently derided the hosts with stationery that he had made to impersonate Damon. "I've already started the ball rolling.
BUSINESS
April 12, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Leading man Matt Damon has put his mansion in Miami Beach on the market at $20 million. Set on more than an acre with a two-bedroom guesthouse, a swimming pool and a pool house, the 12,705-square-foot house features a courtyard entrance, a theater, a wine cellar, a rooftop terrace, seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. The Mediterranean-style estate, called Maravilla, looks out on Biscayne Bay. There is a dock and 170 feet of water frontage. Damon, 42, will star in the upcoming films “Elysium” and “The Monuments Men” and the TV movie “Behind the Candelabra.” He co-wrote "Good Will Hunting" and shared an Oscar for the screenplay in 1998.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Hey, Jimmy Kimmel, Matt Damon wants the last laugh - and Thursday night he's doing the kidnapping to prove it . First, a little background. OK, a lot of background.   The actor has been made fun of repeatedly on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" over the years, a gag that started in the show's early days when guests weren't that great and Kimmel was trying to liven up the show by pretending they didn't have enough time for the movie star. (Kimmel later admitted that he did the gag simply to amuse a producer, because the show was so bad they would never have bumped any A-lister.)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 9 - 15 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     This Morning Chris Tsakalakis, StubHub. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today “Downtown Abbey” cast members; Anne Hathaway; Jamie Foxx; Larry King. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Barbara Walters; Mario Batali; Rosie Pope. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Anne Hathaway; Alan Cumming; Ashanti performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Rob James-Collier, Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggatt.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 26, 2013
Hollywood's most celebrated fake feud reached its epic climax Thursday when Matt Damon took over "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for the night. It was an hour of entertaining revenge for the Oscar-winning star, who's been "bumped" from Kimmel's show hundreds of times over the years. With his nemesis bound and gagged in a chair, Damon had free rein over the entire broadcast, which he kindly renamed "Jimmy Kimmel Sucks. " It all began with a monologue in which Damon ruthlessly taunted Kimmel and proved himself an adept stand-up performer.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Matt Damon is reportedly getting married again - to his wife and mother of his children, Luciana Barroso. Seems their discreet city hall ceremony back in December 2005, while official, wasn't the stuff of their dreams. Now, more than seven years and three daughters later, they're planning a destination wedding to be held in April, according to the New York Post. "They had a really low-key wedding in Manhattan," a source told the Post's Page Six , "so now they want to do something bigger.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2012 | Matt Cooper
CBS This Morning Film critics Dana Stevens and A.O. Scott; Billy Crystal and Marisa Tomei. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Childrens' letters to Santa; Sunny Anderson; Il Volo performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Matt Damon; Santa Claus; Aretha Franklin performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Guest co-host Carnie Wilson; Neve Campbell; Jacques Haeringer.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Color us delighted if the next faux Hollywood feud is between George Clooney and Tina Fey. Clooney is doing the rounds for appearing in the Oscar-nominated lost-in-space flick "Gravity" and sitting as producer on "August: Osage County," which received Oscar nods for actresses Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. Fey, who served as co-host of the Golden Globe Awards with Amy Poehler  this month, got one of the show's biggest laughs when she poked fun at the "Gravity" star and his high-profile proclivity for dating younger women.
NEWS
January 15, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: Matt Damon and producer Jerry Weintraub teamed up Tuesday to emcee the 2014 UNICEF Ball, so often going off script in their lively, largely impromptu dialogue that at one point Damon turned to Weintraub and, referencing Sunday's Golden Globes telecast, asked if the two were the night's Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The honors: Presented by Baccarat, the black-tie affair at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills honored Michael Douglas, a United Nations Messenger of Peace, and Ghada Irani, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF's Southern California board chair, with Danny Kaye Humanitarian Awards for their support of UNICEF's mission to save and improve children's lives.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Remember who won supporting actor Sunday night at the Golden Globes? Or screenplay? Or score? Best movie - well there are two of those, so it's confusing before they even get to the envelope. Who cares? What stays with you is the intimacy, the ease, the unfiltered fun of the night. Like a big family gathering, egos are checked at the door, grudges are set aside. The mood swings between effervescent (the endless bubbly helps) and electric. Newcomers, old-timers, nearly everyone let their nerves get the best of them.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Sixteen years after Matt Damon and Ben Affleck first won their Golden Globes, for co-writing "Good Will Hunting," the two stars will again take the stage - this time separately, as presenters. Damon and Affleck join previously announced presenters Kevin Bacon, Julie Bowen, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Colin Farrell, Tom Hanks, Chris Hemsworth, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Uma Thurman and Reese Witherspoon, among others. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, whose hosting efforts were well received last year, will reprise their duties at the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
NEWS
December 6, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: The 23rd annual “Beat the Odds” awards dinner, benefiting the Children's Defense Fund-California and honoring five outstanding students who overcame near-overwhelming personal obstacles to achieve academic success. The scene: The star-studded A-list affair at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday included numerous long time CDF supporters, plus newcomers to the cause, such as Matt Damon, who said he and his wife, Luciana Barroso, were there for the first time at the invitation of friends and looking forward to the program.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2013 | By John Horn, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
George Clooney's World War II drama "The Monuments Men" will not arrive in theaters this year as planned because the film's visual effects could not be completed in time, the actor and director said. The tale of a ragtag band of art historians, museum curators and academics racing to rescue paintings and sculptures looted by the Nazis - slated to open Dec. 18 - now will be released by Sony Pictures early next year. "We just didn't have enough time," Clooney said Tuesday by phone from London, where he and producing partner Grant Heslov were to start a 16-hour scoring session with composer Alexandre Desplat and a 110-piece orchestra as part of their race to complete the film.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Sixteen years after Matt Damon and Ben Affleck first won their Golden Globes, for co-writing "Good Will Hunting," the two stars will again take the stage - this time separately, as presenters. Damon and Affleck join previously announced presenters Kevin Bacon, Julie Bowen, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Colin Farrell, Tom Hanks, Chris Hemsworth, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Uma Thurman and Reese Witherspoon, among others. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, whose hosting efforts were well received last year, will reprise their duties at the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2013 | By Scott Collins
That the life of pianist Liberace was flamboyant was beyond compare - maybe a little too flamboyant for the movie studios. So Steven Soderbergh's new Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" is headed to HBO, with Michael Douglas playing the legendary entertainer from 1960s TV fame. Director Soderbergh was quoted as saying that while he long wanted to make the Liberace project, studios found it "too gay. " "I was very anxious that we not make a caricature," Soderbergh told reporters at the TV press tour on Friday in Pasadena.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2013 | By David Horsey
In a year when A-listers Will Smith, Matt Damon and Tom Cruise tried to rocket to the stars in big-budget science fiction movies, the actor who has achieved the most powerful liftoff is Sandra Bullock. Her film, “Gravity,” has been in sustained orbit as the top box office moneymaker for two weekends in a row. Now topping $123 million in ticket sales, the Warner Bros. space thriller left Universal Studios' Formula 1 racing pageant, “Rush,” stuck in traffic with about $22 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2013 | By Susan King and Rene Lynch
It was a good night for “Breaking Bad,” “Modern Family” - and Liberace. The outgoing AMC drama “Breaking Bad” - which ends its series run a week from tonight - won best drama series, while it was a fourpeat for best comedy series for ABC's “Modern Family.” “This may be the saddest Emmys of all time, but we could not be happier,” said “Modern Family” co-creator and producer Steven Levitan.  In terms of sheer hardware, however,...
Los Angeles Times Articles
|