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The Mystery Behind Matt Damon’s Weird Email Address, Solved
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Thanks to Wikileaks creating a searchable index of the leaked Sony emails, we now know Ben Affleck asked Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates to remove mention of his slave-holding ancestor from Gates’s PBS series, Finding Your Roots.

We also know Matt Damon wrote an email to Harvard president Drew Faust advocating for a prospective student’s admission to the college, which caused some confusion among Harvard staff because it came from Damon’s personal email, an oddly named Earthlink account.

And now we’ve solved the mystery behind Damon’s email address, an inside joke between him and Casey Affleck about an obscure R&B singer from the ’80s revealed in a 2002 interview with the Boston Phoenix. But first, some background. More

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Is Kim Kardashian keeping the American Dream alive?
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Kim Kardashian is one of the most polarizing “celebrities” in Hollywood. She’s the ringleader of a special brand of superstar: Someone who’s found fame despite having no obvious talent or, as the expression has come to be, someone who’s famous for being famous. But by pigeonholing Kardashian as a talentless sexpot, we overlook her most significant role: savior of the increasingly elusive American Dream.   More