HBO HF TV: Matt Damon Is A Red Herring


Brian Koppelman and David Levien, the duo that brought us “Ocean’s 13” and “Rounders” have signed on to write “Alpha Cats,” HBO’s new show about hedge funds. So “AC” will either be a good series with frequent guest appearances by Matt Damon or a really boring one that looks and sounds exactly like its predecessors (though blissfully Julia Roberts-free) with frequent guest appearances by Matt Damon. Doug Ellin, executive producer, said he’s aiming for the show to be out next summer with the fifth season of “Entourage,” though “nothing is set in stone,” so don’t cancel your HBO just yet, even if we’re all on the same page vis-à-vis “Entourage” being off to a horrible start (save for the Anthony Michael Hall balcony brilliance).
'Entourage' Producers Hire 'Ocean's 13' Writers for HBO Hedge Fund Series [TV Week]


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Matt Damon Gives Wall Street A Piece Of His Mind

...via his commencement speech at MIT.

Matt Taibbi Is Disappointed In Wall Street

The next hedge fund manager to invest in Apple gets a horse semen pie to the face. ...all those super-rich people who turned to hedge funds with their millions in the hopes that bunches of Whiz-Kids from Wharton and Harvard and Yale would find unseen and wildly creative investment ideas to fatten their fortunes – all those rich clients are actually finding out now that those same Whiz Kids are buying Apple just like the rest of us [...] Jesus. After all that craziness in the last decade or so, after MF and the London Whale and all that nuttiness, this is what it comes down to? These guys are buying Apple? Couldn't we have just started off doing that and saved ourselves all that trouble? [...] Someday we'll get back to the time when the really smart guys from the best schools went to work for companies that built actual products, engineered more efficient cars, cured diseases, etc. Because it seems like our best minds kind of suck at investing. More Evidence That Wall Street Is Overpaid [TAIBBLOG]