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Matt Damon Remembers Robin Williams 'Crushing It'

In 'Good Will Hunting' bench scene

(Newser) - Thursday marked the two-year anniversary of Robin Williams' death, and his Good Will Hunting co-star Matt Damon just happened to be doing an interview with Irish website . Asked about the memorable bench scene from the movie, Damon responded that he knew right away the scene would be a... More »

Jason Bourne Slays the Competition

Matt Damon's return to franchise is a success

(Newser) - Jason Bourne killed it at the box office this weekend, with the latest installment of the spy thriller series pulling down a cool $60 million—about $10 million more than expected, and marking a fine comeback for Matt Damon in his return as the amnesiac assassin. "Matt Damon went... More »

Critics Split on the Return of Bourne

One says it's 'the best the series has yet offered'

(Newser) - Jason Bourne returns from what was believed to be a watery grave to surprise the CIA in the fifth Bourne installment and fourth starring Matt Damon. In this flick, Bourne is bent on discovering the story behind his initial recruitment. Critics are mostly split. Here's what they're saying:... More »

Matt Damon's Martian Hero Gets His Own Plant

Solanum watneyi even thrives in red soil

(Newser) - Matt Damon's character in The Martian made botanists look like rock stars, which, shockingly, doesn't happen very often. The reward for the fictional Mark Watney: There's now a plant named after him, reports Time . Chris Martine of Bucknell University found a bush tomato plant in Australia and... More »

The Outrageous Cost of Saving Matt Damon in Movies

Including $200B mission to Mars in 'The Martian'

(Newser) - Matt Damon: Hollywood's official dude in distress? Thanks to Quora user Kynan Eng (and Time for spotting) we now have a general idea of the real-life costs of saving Damon's movie characters from sticky situations: $900 billion. The breakdown includes $500 billion for a spaceship in Interstellar and... More »

The Martian Is 'Out of This World'

Matt Damon charms critics as an astronaut in peril

(Newser) - Matt Damon plays a botanist-astronaut stuck on Mars while NASA debates whether to risk six lives in an attempt to save one in The Martian . It seems to be a winner, with a 93% favorable rating from both fans and critics on Rotten Tomatoes . Here's what critics are saying:... More »

Damon: Sorry for Explaining Diversity to Black Director

His comments on 'Project Greenlight' sparked uproar

(Newser) - Matt Damon has apologized after sparking an uproar at Sunday night's Project Greenlight premiere. The HBO show features a panel of writers, directors, and producers deciding which director should be given the opportunity to direct a $3 million feature film; producer Effie Brown, who is black, is part of... More »

8 Celebs Who've Visited Sex Clubs

Even the rich and famous sometimes can't resist a good den of iniquity

(Newser) - It seems almost every star in Hollywood has been photographed stumbling out of a nightclub at one point during his or her career, but, if rumors (and press interviews) can be believed, some A-listers don't have any qualms about hanging out at sex clubs either. Below are eight celebrities... More »

11 Insane Celeb Conspiracy Theories

Yes, there are people on Planet Earth who apparently believe these

(Newser) - Conspiracy theories are not just limited to the worlds of science and politics: Radar rounds up 20 of the wackiest conspiracy theories ... in Hollywood. And yes, all of them are real (in some minds):
  • OJ Simpson, not Robert Kardashian, is Khloe Kardashian's real dad.
  • Siblings Michael and LaToya Jackson
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7 Celebrity Pranksters

Let's just say they probably enjoyed last Tuesday

(Newser) - Which stars do you think had the most fun during April Fools' Day last week? Probably the 13 celebrity pranksters rounded up by PopSugar . A sampling:
  • George Clooney: One of his most epic pranks: Throwing a fake wedding for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
  • Brad Pitt: He's gotten his
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10 Stars Who Got Married at City Hall

It's more common than you might think

(Newser) - Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard quietly got married recently, but rather than throw a typical, huge wedding, they headed to City Hall and let a justice of the peace do the honors. Turns out it's not entirely uncommon among the stars. The Frisky rounds up nine more celebrity couples... More »

10 Celebrity Couples You Never Knew About

Really? Charlie Sheen dated Robin Wright?

(Newser) - "Really? They were together?" That'll probably be your reaction to these celebrity couples rounded up by ETOnline . A sampling:
  • Not only did Charlie Sheen date Winona Ryder, he says he picked her stage name. She was born Winona Horowitz, but while listening to "Riders on the Storm"
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Elysium Grabs No. 1, as Millers Opens Strong

Aniston/Sudeikis vehicle unexpectedly takes No. 2

(Newser) - Despite some critics' reservations , Elysium soared to the top of this weekend's box office, opening with $30.5 million. But as the Los Angeles Times reports, the weekend's surprise was Jennifer Aniston/Jason Sudeikis comedy We're the Millers, which unexpectedly grabbed the No. 2 slot with $26.... More »

Elysium Not Exactly the 'Promised Land'

Many critics agree: Matt Damon is great, but 'District 9' was better

(Newser) - Much like in real life , Matt Damon's character in the sci-fi thriller Elysium isn't too fond of government bureaucrats. Set in royally screwed-up Los Angeles (home to the masses) and an idyllic space station in the clouds (home to the rich) circa 2154, this flick from Neill Blomkamp... More »

Damon Slaps Obama: 'He Broke Up With Me'

Actor unhappy with drone attacks, NSA surveillance

(Newser) - Matt Damon's love affair with President Obama, it seems, is over. "He broke up with me," the actor and former big Obama supporter tells BET . "There are a lot of things that I really question: the legality of the drone strikes, these NSA revelations. Jimmy Carter... More »

Daft Punk Snubs Colbert ... Then Things Get Awesome

...or, more accurately, things 'Get Lucky'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert scored a major coup in snagging so-hot-this-summer Daft Punk to appear on his show last night . Except the duo bailed (apparently at 2pm Monday) because of some legalese related to their upcoming "surprise" MTV Video Music Awards appearance that prevented them from showing up on TV before... More »

7 Stars With Awful Breakup Etiquette

Ways not to dump someone: text message, Oprah, FedEx...

(Newser) - It sounds like something out of a bad sitcom, but apparently Russell Brand really did break up with Katy Perry via text message, Perry recently revealed. "Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011,"... More »

16 Celebs Married to Regular People

Not all stars are married to other boldface names

(Newser) - Not every celebrity relationship is of the Kim-Kanye variety: Huffington Post rounds up 16 celebrities married to refreshingly "regular" joes:
  • Patrick Dempsey: Married to hairstylist and makeup artist Jillian Fink since 1999.
  • Paul Rudd: Married to film crew member Julie Yaeger.
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Matt Damon Gets Revenge on Jimmy Kimmel

Kidnaps host who's rebuffed him for years, takes over entire show

(Newser) - The "feud" between Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel has gone on for years: Many have been the nights when Kimmel has ended his show by apologizing for having to "bump" a supposed Damon interview, saying "we ran out of time." And of course, there was that... More »

Texas Chainsaw Slays Hobbit

Peter Jackson denied 4th weekend atop box office

(Newser) - Moviegoers started off the New Year with a healthy dose of blood and gore, pushing Texas Chainsaw 3D to the weekend's No. 1 spot with $23 million, reports the LA Times . That number dethroned Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which claimed $17.5 million and the... More »

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