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South Florida's lazy paparazzi

Man, we can't do anything right around here. Even our paparazzi are lazy and second-rate. Interviewing Damonjogging2 Matt Damon for a story that will appear Sunday, I asked him what it's like living on Miami Beach (as he has for the past four years) instead of Los Angeles where the movie and television industry is located. His answer: Great!

"Here, I don't have to deal with any of the nonsense," he said. "All the paparazzi live in L.A. There are guys waiting outside the gates to your house 24/7. But here, my wife and I figured out pretty quickly, it's only on the weekends, because Miami paparazzi have day jobs. They can't hang around all the time. So we just never go out on the weekends. The only time I leave is to go jogging.

"One of the guys stopped me once and said, 'Can't you do something besides jog? I've got like 20,000 pictures of you jogging.' And I said, 'Man, that's the whole point.' ''

I spent an afternoon this week hanging around the Coconut Grove studio where Damon was taping the narration for an episode of the PBS environmental series Journey To Planet Earth. For more of his opinions -- on spies, torture, the war in Iraq and nymphomaniac fish -- check out Sunday's Miami Herald.


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Lesley Abravanel

ha! genius.no wonder he lives here.


that's funny Glenn! I'll def check out the story on Sun's paper.


That's what I've always noticed about celebs on South Beach during the day, its easy to move around, half the foreign tourists won't recognize, very easy to blend in. Those like miss Hilton, and Spears, crave the attention.


matt damon isn't "seen" because his photo is WORTHLESS to the US and foreign magazines! duh! For a guy who claims he knows paparazzi have day jobs and he stays in on the weekend he is missing the point entirely.
Matt Damon should try doing something "interesting" and in a few years MAYBE somebody in the press will care.
He is kidding himself. The ONLY reason Celeb photogs in miami try to get a photo of him is pure boredom or convenience alone.
sorry matt, hate to break the news to you.

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