The actor and his father were hauled away at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington. Clooney, along with a few other protesters, were warned three times not to cross a police line outside the embassy. When they did, they were handcuffed and placed into a U.S. Secret Service van.
Will we ever see him again?
Clooney and the protesters accuse Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir of provoking a humanitarian crisis and blocking food and aid from entering a key border region with South Sudan.
It’s very likely that Clooney knew the likelihood of getting arrested, so it served as a perfect photo op to draw more attention to his cause. So don’t feel bad… it kind of went according to plan. Clooney is just taking one for the cause.
While he was being arrested, scores of
fans activists cheered him on. George Clooney is (somehow) even more awesome than before.
Watch the clip below:
“Hey andPOP,” you tell us, “you’re posting so many videos by Jimmy Kimmel.”
Well, it’s because the late night host is on a roll. It must be nice that Kimmel has tons of celebrity friends that he can call up to put together these hilarious video compilations. Anyone who can get Meryl Streep to own a mustache and Matt Damon to grope his grape suit (and then cut him from the movie) is good in my books.
This trailer for “Movie: The Movie” is supposed to sell the most epic film in history. The A-list cast goes on: George Clooney, Colin Farrell, Samuel L. Jackson, Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, Emily Blunt, Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman, Chewbacca and many more. It also features every stereotypical plot and genre in movie history. Why see ten movies when you can get all the action in this one?
The former “Sexiest Man Alive” actor is coming off as a bit jealous since the new Twilight movie comes out in theatres the same say his film, The Descendants.
George Clooney joked with E! and said “the big headlines come Monday morning will be “Descendants Kicks The Hell Out of Breaking Dawn”.
The Twilight flick is expected to make $125 million on opening weekend. The dramatic Clooney flick directed by Alexander Payne has a lot of OScar buzz to it but I don’t see it being a box-office smash. Clooney’s great and all but this is the cast of the Twilight franchise he’s up against. Nothing could ever stop every single young person in the world from going to see Robert Pattinson sex up Kristin Stewart this weekend,
TMZ reports the couple issued a statement saying ”We are not together anymore. It’s very difficult and very personal, and we hope everyone can respect our privacy.”
We think George is going to aim really young next girl around, like a 21 year old blonde. The interesting part is most guys in their fifties would look weird with a really young girl – but not George. He will look quite natural.
Powerhouse actress, Angelina Jolie has officially signed on to star as Egypt’s infamous queen, Cleopatra in the upcoming feature film.
Scott Rudin bought the rights to the biopic and is producing the picture. He reportedly intends to focus on Cleopatra’s abilities as a ruler and a politician rather than a seductress says People.com. The 1963 version of Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, was centered more on Cleopatra’s sexual appetite and lustful persona. A story about Cleopatra without sexual elements seems pretty dull. However, by casting Jolie in the starring role there is no doubt that the picture will contain at least one sex scene if not many (hopefully ha).
Now the question remains…who will play Antony? Many people have compared Jolie and Brad Pitt to Burton and Taylor, so perhaps Pitt is the best choice for Antony. They do have a natural chemistry. George Clooney also seems fitting….
Are you wondering what George Clooney’s next diplomatic effort will be? Well its Sudan. Clooney took to the Today show to talk about his growing concern for the region given the escalating civil war.
“I think it can be stopped,” the Oscar-winning actor and director said Tuesday on NBC’s Today show. “We stopped [the previous Darfur conflict] in 2005 with diplomacy. We didn’t stop it with soldiers. So, yes, if we get involved now, we have a shot.”
Clooney travelled to the region and believes undoubtedly the country is about to explode
“It doesn’t matter what I believe, because obviously I’m an actor,” he says. “The Secretary of State said it’s a ticking time bomb. The CIA said this is the next genocide if we’re not careful – it is the biggest risk. The president has said as much.”
George Clooney spent some time in Sardinia this week meeting the parents of his current flame, Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis. Radar Online is reporting that the couple spent two days visiting the European island, presumably to make sure their syrupy couple goodness was equally spread over the entire geographical area.
Clooney dedicated a good chunk of the trip to Elisabetta’s hometown to bonding with her family, but he wasn’t shy about spending some…ahem, alone time with his beau at the romantic Hotel Villa Las Tronas.
What can we say? A gentleman knows what he wants and how he wants it.
In all seriousness, the experience must have been a little weird for Canalis’ parents. Georgey is probably closer to their age than their daughter’s! Alas, true love prevails over all, especially in an enduring relationship like this one.
Aww, who are we kidding?! Clooney goes through young, hot women like crazy. At least he treats them well and it’s a mutually understood agreement!
What do you think? Could Clooney meeting the parents mean he’s finally settling down with someone?
George Clooney was honored last night with the 4th Bob Hope Humanitarian Award. He was given this prestigious award due to his charitable work with raising awareness and funds for natural disasters and other events of human hardship.
“It’s important to remember how much good can get done, because we live in such strange times where bad behavior sucks up all the attention and press. And the people who really need the spotlight — the Haitians, the Sudanese, people in the Gulf Coast, Pakistan — they can’t get any,” Clooney said.
RadarOnline.com reports that George Clooney’s girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis has been implicated in a cocaine scandal. The alleged incident happened in two nightclubs in Milan during 2007.
“I remember taking cocaine with Elisabetta Canalis and two others,” Karima Menad, a model-turned-prostitute, told prosecutors in documents obtained by Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, according toUsMagazine.com.
“We were in The Club and it was December 2007,” Menad continued. “We had been at a party of some famous, rich celebrity whose name I cannot remember. I don’t remember who brought the drugs but we all took it.”
The documents continue on in great detail about the incidents.
“Their job was to encourage these customers to drink alcohol as to increase the table’s bill, followed up by sex off premises,” prosecutor Frank Di Maio stated in the documents. “They were often given cocaine for free by those who want to sit at a table of famous people … they want the visibility that comes from being seated at a central table, and to be seen with models, or celebrities from fashion, entertainment and sport.”
Canalis and Clooney weren’t dating during 2007 when this allegedly occurred. One has to believe however George knew what he was getting himself into prior to officially dating Canalis.
We recognize who this guy is but didn’t appreciate his George Clooney connection. TMZ is reporting that Miguel Ferrer (Clooney’s cousin) owes the bank a low six figures, and they want their money now!
Ferrer who often plays the bad guy in movies (“Traffic,” “RoboCop,” “Blank Check”) took a loan in April 2009 for $150k. However a few months later Ferrer stopped making payments, and the suits want to collect $139k.
A superstar lineup of Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, and Sting will Appear in New York City.
Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, ?Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow will take to the stage in Los Angeles.
And finally, Coldplay, Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z, and Rihanna will perform in London.
More than one hundred of the biggest names in film, television, and music will appear on “Hope for Haiti Now,” including Wyclef Jean, George Clooney, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
Oscar winner George Clooney jumped up right away and started to organize a global telethon to rally support and raise money to help the struggling country. On the red carpet of the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night (Jan. 17), Clooney talked about how the MTV Networks-sponsored benefit came about, reports MTVnews.com.
“You guys started it,” he said to MTV. “The first call I made was to Judy [McGrath, MTV Networks' chief executive]. She said, ‘Yes, everybody will do it, everybody’s in,’ and that they were thinking of doing it too. They got the ball rolling and we got every single network after that. So congratulations to you.”
In the days since the benefit was first announced, singer Wyclef Jean and CNN’s Anderson Cooper have joined on as hosts; Jean will broadcast from the telethon in New York, while Cooper will broadcast from Haiti. The show will air commercial-free on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT on Friday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. All donations will go directly to Oxfam America, Partners in Health, Red Cross, UNICEF and Wyclef’s Yele Haiti Foundation. Facebook and MySpace have joined ship and are acting as official social-media partners to help steer viewers to the telethon and spark donations.
George Clooney’s “Hope for Haiti” benefit will feature performances by Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Bono, Sting and Alicia Keys, reports CBC. Clooney said he expects more than 40 celebrities to come out to the New York event on Jan. 22 to show their support for the victims of a recent earthquake in Haiti.
He said the goal of the fundraiser is “to show the people of Haiti that the whole world is paying attention.”
Clooney and Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean will host the event, which will be broadcast on over a dozen television channels and will feature CNN’s Anderson Cooper live from the disaster-stricken country.
George Clooney is holding a telethon Jan. 22 to raise disaster relief funds for those affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti, reports E! News. Sources say organizers are planning to ask Twilightstars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner to participate.
“She’d jump at the chance to do something to help,” said a source close to Stewart. However, the star is scheduled to be traveling to the Sundance Film Festival to promote Welcome to the Rileys and The Runaways during the telethon.
Canadian directors James Cameron and Jason Reitman both been nominated for best director and best picture.
Cameron, the Oscar-winning veteran director of Titanic, is nominated for his work on Avatar. The epic science-fiction thriller was not even been publicly released yet and it is already receiving immense critical acclaim.
Reitman, a rising star in Hollywood, directed 2007’s Juno and 2006’s Thank You for Smoking. His newest release, Up in the Air, stars George Clooney (nominated for best actor in a motion picture, drama), and its dialogue and humour have captured the interest of thousands already.
Alongside the Canadians are veteran directors Clint Eastwood and Quentin Tarantino for Invictus and Inglorious Bastards. The two movies are up for best picture, along with several nominations for best acting awards.
Up in the Air, directed by Montreal’s Jason Reitman, won four awards Friday from the U.S. National Review Board, including one for best film, reports CBC.
The film, which stars George Clooney, opened in a limited number of theatres Friday, with wide release scheduled for Christmas Day.
The U.S. National Review Board’s awards are generally a good prediction for which films will be getting Oscar recognition in March. Recently, No Country for Old Men and Slumdog Millionaire went on to win best picture at the Academy Awards after being named best film by the U.S. National Review Board.
The line between relevant celebrity gossip and absolute nonsense is a fine one, almost indistinguishable at times. But as ridiculous as the following stories may seem, they are actually more entertaining than any Hills’ off-screen drama or Britney snafu.
First of all, TMZ had the rare - almost supernatural - occasion of reporting the headline “Clark Gable stabbed in the chest.” Seriously. But before your time-space continuum spins into a frenzy, let’s clear this up. It was actually the grandson of the original Clark Gable, Hollywood’s revered leading man.
Gable III was stabbed in the rib cage at a house party in Los Angeles, where he was involved in a verbal dispute and then rushed to hospital following the incident. He spent a week in hospital but is reported to be recovering. One person has been arrested and police are still searching for more suspects. I’m sure Gable III will cast this as an epic tale, but it hardly holds a candle to Gone With the Wind. Shame.
5. George Clooney
This actor, was dubbed the sexiest man alive, is slowly shedding that reputation in place for one as one of Hollywood´s leading activists. Clooney is known for his passionate beliefs about ending the violence in Darfur and has said he will build support for the work the UN carry out,”critically important work in some of the most difficult, dangerous and dire places in the world”.
4. Sir Bob Gedolf
Best known for organising the 2005 Live 8 and 1985 Live Aids benefit concerts, this scruffy singer/journalist is tremendously well-informed on a broad range of global and national issues. Currently, he is heavily involved in the Make Poverty History Campaign, a campaign against third world poverty. Bob was recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 2005 European Hero’s and made the front cover of their European Edition in 2005. With such an impressive portfolio, it´s a wonder this philanthropist has any time for making music.
There’s something about certain male actors over the age of 40 (but have yet to hit the 50 mark) that makes ladies and men of all ages goo-goo-gaa-gaa for them.
You know who these men are. They are the actors that straight men will shamelessly admit that even they would fantasize about these stars.
These men are charming, attractive and, most importantly, talented.
So whether you are fifteen years their junior or ten years their senior, here are five (although there are many more) contemporary actors who still capture our hearts and make us blush like little schoolgirls.
George Clooney has been in more than a few all-star casts, and his latest project is no exception.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges are all in negotiations to star opposite the “Burn After Reading” and “Ocean’s” trilogy actor in the Iraq-set movie “The Men Who Stare at Goats.”
The film, based on a book by Guardian columnist and documentarian Jon Ronson, follows a desperate reporter (McGregor) who comes across a huge story when he encounters Lyn Cassaday (Clooney), a man who claims he was a secret U.S. military psychic soldier and says he was reactivated after Sept. 11.
As the two men travel through Iraq, bizarre details emerge about the supposedly real Army unit put in charge of creating soldiers with paranormal powers.
Bridges will play the founder of the psychic soldier program and Lyn’s mentor, while Spacey will play a ex-psychic soldier who is now running a prison camp in Iraq.
The story is based on a supposedly real-life U.S. government program, with the title referring to attempts by members of the unit to kill goats and other barnyard animals simply by looking at them.
Clooney and Grant Heslov are assembling the movie through their Smoke House production company, with Heslov set to direct from a script by Peter Straughan (“How to Lose Friends and Alienate People”).
Shooting will begin in October.
McGregor has a string of upcoming movies, including “Angels & Demons,” “I Love You Phillip Morris” and “Amelia,” while Spacey will next appear in “Shrink” and “Telstar.”
Bridges was recently seen in the summer blockbuster “Iron Man.”