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Matt Damon in talks to play lead in 'The Martian'

Matt Damon in talks to play lead in 'The Martian'

HOLLYWOOD, April 13 (UPI) -- Director Drew Goddard drops project to take on "Sinister Six," while Matt Damon considers joining film.
Danielle Haynes
'Monuments Men' to screen at the White House

'Monuments Men' to screen at the White House

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The cast and crew of "The Monuments Men" are to attend a screening of the World War II picture at the White House, Variety reported.
Matt Damon faxes photo of naked butt to Ben Affleck and Jimmy Kimmel

Matt Damon faxes photo of naked butt to Ben Affleck and Jimmy Kimmel

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Actor Matt Damon sent a fax of his naked butt to Ben Affleck and Jimmy Kimmel in response to the two making jokes at his expense on Twitter.
Aileen Graef
George Clooney: Return 'Mona Lisa' to Italy

George Clooney: Return 'Mona Lisa' to Italy

MILAN, Italy, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- George Clooney, in Italy to promote his new movie, "The Monuments Men," called on France to return the "Mona Lisa" to the country where it was created.

'LEGO Movie' builds audience, wins weekend

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- "The LEGO Movie," an animated film the voice of Will Ferrell among others, topped the weekend box office with $69.11 million in receipts.
Cate Blanchett cancels TV interviews

Cate Blanchett cancels TV interviews

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Cate Blanchett has canceled scheduled appearances on "Good Morning America" and "Live! With Kelly and Michael" following the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Matt Damon says George Clooney pranked him on 'Monuments' set

Matt Damon says George Clooney pranked him on 'Monuments' set

Hollywood actor Matt Damon says George Clooney, his co-star and director on "Monuments Men," fooled him into thinking he was gaining weight.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Matt Damon reads mean tweets about himself as Jimmy Kimmel 'feud' continues

Matt Damon reads mean tweets about himself as Jimmy Kimmel 'feud' continues

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The best beef in the business continues when Matt Damon visits "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday night.
Kate Stanton
George Clooney: Philip Seymour Hoffman's death 'senseless'

George Clooney: Philip Seymour Hoffman's death 'senseless'

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- George Clooney paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away this weekend, at the premiere of "The Monuments Men" in New York Tuesday night.
Gabrielle Levy
Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Matt Damon broke collarbone in mountain biking mishap

Matt Damon broke collarbone in mountain biking mishap

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Matt Damon revealed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in Los Angeles that he broke his collarbone in a mountain biking accident last month.
'Behind the Candelabra,' Michael Douglas score Golden Globes

'Behind the Candelabra,' Michael Douglas score Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- HBO's Liberace bio-picture "Behind the Candelabra" won the Golden Globe Award for Best TV Movie or Miniseries in Los Angeles Sunday night.
Matt Damon, Ben Affleck to be Golden Globes presenters

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck to be Golden Globes presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Liam Neeson, Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Naomi Watts and Olivia Wilde are to be presenters at Hollywood's Golden Globe Awards ceremony.
'Gravity' leads with 11 British Film Award nominations

'Gravity' leads with 11 British Film Award nominations

LONDON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Director Alfonso Cuaron's space epic "Gravity" earned 11 nominations for British Academy Film Awards in London Wednesday.
'Elysium' is top DVD and Blu-ray rental in the U.S.

'Elysium' is top DVD and Blu-ray rental in the U.S.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Matt Damon's science-fiction picture "Elysium" is the No. 1 DVD and Blu-ray rental in the United States, Rentrak announced.
Adam Sandler named most overpaid actor by Forbes

Adam Sandler named most overpaid actor by Forbes

Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Forbes doesn't find Adam Sandler's big paychecks very funny.
Gabrielle Levy
Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of overpaid actors

Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of overpaid actors

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Adam Sandler is the most overpaid actor in Hollywood, with his films making an average of $3.40 for every $1 he is paid, Forbes reported.

Julia Roberts presents George Clooney with BAFTA Britannia Award

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Julia Roberts presented George Clooney with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles.
Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver to star in 'Chappie'

Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver to star in 'Chappie'

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Writer-director Neill Blomkamp has begun shooting a science fiction movie, "Chappie," in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.
By United Press International
'Candelabra' wins Best Miniseries Emmy, Best Actor for Michael Douglas

'Candelabra' wins Best Miniseries Emmy, Best Actor for Michael Douglas

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Michael Douglas earned an Emmy Sunday night in Los Angeles for his portrayal of iconic entertainer Liberace in the TV movie "Behind the Candelabra."
Emmy Awards ceremony under way in Los Angeles

Emmy Awards ceremony under way in Los Angeles

Neil Patrick Harris kicked off the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday night with a segment showing him attempting to binge-view an entire TV season.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Elton John to pay homage to Liberace at Emmys ceremony

Elton John to pay homage to Liberace at Emmys ceremony

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- British rock 'n' roll icon Elton John is to perform a tribute to the late musician Liberace at the Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS announced Monday.
Michael Douglas and Matt Damon to be Emmys presenters

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon to be Emmys presenters

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- "Behind the Candelabra" co-stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are to be presenters at the Prime Time Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS announced.
Damon, Affleck and Abrams to host Booker fundraiser in LA

Damon, Affleck and Abrams to host Booker fundraiser in LA

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and J.J. Abrams are to serve as hosts of a fundraiser for Cory Booker's U.S. Senate race, The Hollywood Reporter said.
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