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Date Published: Nov 14, 2013

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Nikki Reed and Matt Damon join host of stars to campaign for Jason Patric to see the son he conceived as a sperm donor

At 25, she’s still got plenty of time.

But as Nikki Reed stepped out to fundraiser Stand Up For Gus on Wednesday night, her Twilight co-star Jackson Rathbone was plotting to ‘infect her with baby fever.’

It was an apt urging as the charity being supported was set up by actor Jason Patric, 47, after he was stripped of his parental rights over his son, Gus, four, who was conceived after the Lost Boys star had IVF treatment with an ex-girlfriend.

And the charity aims to help Jason become reunited with his estranged son.

The 28-year-old said of his beautiful colleague – who was at the West Hollywood event with her singer husband Paul McDonald, 29, – Nikki will be an amazing mom.

The father to 16-month-old Monroe, told People magazine: ‘We’re trying to infect her with baby fever so we can have an amazing kid for Monroe to play with. We want him to have a little buddy.’

Nikki is Monroe’s godmother, and admits that in some way this satisfies her yearning to procreate.

She said: ‘On the one hand it does [motivate me], because who doesn’t love a super cute, smart baby?’

‘But on the other hand, it makes me feel like any cravings I have are satisfied because I get to babysit him and be with him … Sometimes I’m like, ‘But I want this so bad!’ And other times I’m like, ‘But I get to just play with him!’’

Nikki appeared to be enjoying her feckless years at the event, and she looked great in a simple outfit of jeans, cream blazer and hot pink shoes.

She was joined at the event by a plethora of stars including Sex and the City’s Chris Noth, Kiefer Sutherland, Chelsea Handler, Mel Gibson and Sarah Silverman.

Matt Damon was probably the biggest name of the night, and he arrived with old pal Jason Patric, of ’80s Lost Boys fame.

Patric writes on the charity website: ‘Almost four years ago, I was blessed with a baby boy named Gus.  For the first 3 years of his childhood I was a consistent physical and emotional presence in his life.  My world was better in every way with Gus in it…I loved being a father.

‘But that all changed in an instant.  I was stripped of my rights as a parent.  An outdated statute meant for sperm donors was applied to me simply because Gus’ mother and I were unmarried and used IVF to conceive.

Not being able to see my son for almost a year, has been the worst pain that I can imagine. Except, when I think about little Gus, who has no idea what happened to his dada…one day his dada was there and the next he was gone.’

Patric dated Gus’s mother Danielle Schreiber off and on for around ten years.

Gus was born in November 2009 when the couple weren’t together, Patric and Schreiber got back together in 2011 and broke up again in May 2012.

He sued for parental rights but lost the case and has been lobbying the courts ever since.

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Date Published: Nov 14, 2013

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Stars Flock To Stand Up For Gus Benefit

Tinseltown has always loved a good cause, and there were plenty of celebrities in the house at the Stand Up For Gus benefit in West Hollywood last night (November 13).

Matt Damon, Mel Gibson and Kiefer Sutherland all showed up to voice their support for Jason Patric’s charity, set up to raise money to help families with limited resources who are struggling with custody issues.

As for the ladies, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Nikki Reed and Sarah Silverman got all gussied up and headed over to the Bootsy Bellows venue.

On the Stand Up to Gus website, Patric writes, “Almost four years ago, I was blessed with a baby boy named Gus. For the first 3 years of his childhood I was a consistent physical and emotional presence in his life. My world was better in every way with Gus in it…I loved being a father. But that all changed in an instant. I was stripped of my rights as a parent. An outdated statute meant for sperm donors was applied to me simply because Gus’ mother and I were unmarried and used IVF to conceive.”

“Not being able to see my son for almost a year, has been the worst pain that I can imagine. Except, when I think about little Gus, who has no idea what happened to his dada…one day his dada was there and the next he was gone.”

Hollywood Gossip

Enjoy the pictures from the “Stand Up For Gus” Benefit at Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood (November 13).

PopSugar

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Author’s Name: Brittney Stephens

Date Published: Nov 14, 2013

Link to article: http://www.popsugar.com/Matt-Damon-Jason-Patric-Stand-Up-Gus-Event-32474397

MATT DAMON AT JASON PATRIC’S STAND UP FOR GUS EVENT

Matt Damon Hugs It Out With His Famous Friend

Matt Damon popped up at LA’s Bootsy Bellows nightclub on Wednesday to show support to his friend and fellow actor Jason Patric. He was all smiles as he posed for photos and even shared a sweet hug with Jason on the red carpet. Matt attended Jason’s Stand Up For Gus fundraiser to help raise money for the Lost Boys star after he was stripped of parental rights over his 4-year-old son, Gus, who was conceived after Jason donated sperm to an ex-girlfriend. Earlier this year, Jason spoke out about the custody battle in a 20/20 interview, saying, “I’m going to fight till I’m dead to see him.”

Last week, before stepping out to stand behind his friend, Matt spent an adorable day with his family at Disneyland. He and his wife, Luciana, rode in a Cars-themed ride with their daughters and blended in seamlessly with the rest of the park’s visitors. Matt has also been busy filming Christopher Nolan’s new project Interstellar, alongside Matthew McConaugheyand Anne Hathaway, and is trying out a buff new physique, as well — Matt showed off his bulging muscles in LA last week, prompting some to wonder if he’s been hitting the gym with BFF Ben Affleck.

The Daily Truffle

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Date Published: Nov 14, 2013

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Jason Patric’s ‘Stand Up For Gus’ Fundraiser

Spotted: Matt Damon, Mel Gibson, Jon Hamm, Chelsea Handler, Kiefer Sutherland, Chris Noth, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Topher Grace and David Spade came together for an intimate evening of comedy and entertainment on Wednesday, November 13th to raise awareness for the charity “Stand Up For Gus, founded by actor Jason Patric who was stripped of his rights as a parent after an outdated statute for sperm donors was applied to Patric simply because Gus’ mother and he were unmarried and used IVF to conceive.

The star-studded evening featured performances by Sarah SilvermanCraig Ferguson, and Jim Gaffigan with a surprise musical guest Silversun Pickups, and Chris Masterson providing the music for the after-party.

120 VIP guests joined together to show their support for Patric’s ongoing fight for parental rights of his biological son, Gus, while bringing light to the many others who share in this same fight around the world.  All proceeds will fund legal assistance for broken families and the alienated parents desperately trying to maintain a relationship with their children.