Newswire: Cool Pope to bro down with Oprah, Matt Damon, Ari Emanuel

Well, now we know why Pope Francis has been saying all that totally chill stuff about divorce and wealth redistribution: He’s been trying to get Matt Damon to come over and shoot some hoops. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Bishop of Rome and God’s holy representative on Earth has been compiling an ultra-exclusive guest list for a special summit/foam party at the Vatican this fall, with Damon, Oprah Winfrey, 24 and Arrested Development producer Brian Grazer, and David Geffen all reportedly on the pontiff’s short list. Also on that list is WME super-agent Ari Emanuel, who THR pointedly notes has yet to comment on whether he will accept the Pope’s invitation—presumably because he’s already going to live forever in the form of his fictional counterpart, Entourage’s Ari Gold.

The agenda of the meeting will be the Catholic Church’s depiction in …

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