Matt Damon appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” Thursday night, simultaneously debunking an Internet rumor and explaining another bit of strangeness involving his pal George Clooney.
For reasons unknown, “Matt Damon dead” was a hot search term on Google Wednesday and early Thursday, with most reports pointing to a fake news item (first circulated last fall) claiming the star of “The Informant!” had perished in the California desert. He and Letterman joked about the oddball speculation, with Letterman noting, “You look tremendous, by the way.”
The conversation then turned from one irresponsible use of the Internet to another, as Damon related a story that began with his “Ocean’s 11” co-star Brad Pitt being pestered about marrying Angelina Jolie and ended with a man taking off his clothes in front of Clooney. Better to let Damon explain it himself:
Your move, Clooney.
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