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Welcome to George News, a little George Clooney news blog. The aim of this community is to bring you the latest news and gossip about George (whether it be the good news, the bad news or the complete tabloidy gossip), current photos as well as pointing you in the direction of the latest goodies that the George Clooney fan sites have updated with.

Although you can't make posts to the community (as it's a news blog), you're more than welcome to post comments and, if you would like to contribute anything, to email me or leave it as a comment :)

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Created: October 18, 2005
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George News: June 28, 2006
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George is out and about and looking lovely! George + Milan Fashion Week = every girls' dream :P Today he attended the Giorgio Armani Spring-Summer 2007 men's fashion collection, which is part of the Milan Men's Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy.

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More images are up at ClooneyNetwork and ClooneyStudio. :)

From Yahoo! News: Giorgio Armani gave his younger rivals a lesson in effortless cool on Wednesday, showing shirts and suits so casually sexy actor George Clooney says they could help him cope with aging.

Men wearing broad-shouldered pinstripe suits and dandy shoes strolled down the catwalk in small groups, hands in their pockets or arm-in-arm with chic girls in flowing silk trousers and jauntily tilted Parisian berets.

"It's beautiful. I've only been to one of his shows before, I haven't really been to menswear shows often," Clooney told Reuters after the show, in the middle of Milan fashion week.

"I usually can't wear clothes like that because they are made for men in their 20s, and you've got to understand that when you're aging, suits become more important."Read more...Collapse )

WHEN A MOVIE HIT - OR BOMB - ISN'T IN THE SCRIPT
From an article about film production: "You start off with a great script, the director screws it up," says George Clooney, who has experienced success and failure on both sides of the camera. "An actor gives a bad performance. The editor screws up. The music sucks. The release date sucks. The ad campaign sucks." It takes a miracle for everything to come together, he says.

REVISTING GEORGE'S BARBARA WALTERS INTERVIEWS
From Fox News: Whenever he sees Barbara Walters, George Clooney mentions how he's still paying for telling her in an interview that he was never going to marry again.

Future Clooney dates will have an opportunity to revisit that talk, and hundreds of other interviews Walters has conducted for ABC News specials over the past three decades, due to a deal announced Monday with Sirius Satellite Radio.

"It is a wonderful way for them to be heard," Walters told The Associated Press. "So many of them are classics. It is everything from Lucille Ball and John Wayne and Bing Crosby and George Burns to Matthew McConaughey and Julia Roberts."

GEORGE'S FAMILY TREE
From an article about celebrity heritage: According to the 1880 American census, the great-great-grandfather of George Clooney, the actor, emigrated from Ireland and became a jeweller.

His son Andrew became mayor of Maysville, Kentucky, and campaigned with the help of George’s singing aunts — Rosemary and Betty — who were radio stars.

'SELF CONGRATULATORY' CLOONEY SLAMMED
From PR Inside: Hollywood agent-turned-documentary maker PAT DOLLARD has attacked GEORGE CLOONEY's outspoken anti-war stance.

Dollard - the former agent of regular Clooney colleague STEVEN SODERBERGH is currently making a pro-war documentary about Marines fighting in Iraq.

He was furious when Clooney urged more Democrats to speak out against the war and 'congratulated' himself for doing so.

He tells PageSix.com, "I read something on the Internet in which someone was patting himself on the back for having the courage to oppose the war.

"They actually equate bravery with speaking out against the president because (losing fans) might cost them one less servant at their Italian villa . . . It put me into a black rage and made me sick to my stomach." Dollard, a republican, also attacked the way supporters of the party in the entertainment industry have been ostracised, adding, "Being a Republican in Hollywood today is not much different than being a communist in Hollywood in the 1950s. I'm not trying to overstate the case, but the reality is there is a blacklist in Hollywood. It's very McCarthy-like. It just shows the hypocrisy of the left."

GEORGE MENTION
From Philly.com: Many of us actually prefer a George Clooney-type build over, say, the washboard abs of a swimsuit model. A little bulk feels, well, masculine and comforting. Besides, being with a guy with an extra inch or so of padding, means you don't have to suck in your stomach so much.

GEORGE MENTION #2
From Net Music Countdown: The Modern Drummer article also reveals that (Danny) Carey enjoys playing basketball. So much so, that he joined the NBA Entertainment League, where he plays hoop with other basketball fanatics including George Clooney and Bow Wow.

GIRLS FANTASISE ABOUT GEORGE
From The Sun: The favourite celebrity fantasy lover for women is Ocean’s Eleven star George Clooney. Next came footie’s David Beckham followed by movie tough nut Ray Winstone.

Which leads nicely on to a column/feature from The Independent newspaper about one columnist's fantasy (Thanks to Chris for this!):

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THE CLOONEY FAN SITES

ClooneyNetwork has added clips of George talking about the screenplay for Syriana, being interviewed for Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters and on the TV series Hotel, and scans from Entertainment Weekly (circa Three Kings). CN also links to this site, where you can download and watch an hour-long discussion on Good Night, and Good Luck, with George Clooney, Grant Heslov and David Strathairn at NYU in December 2005.

ClooneyStudio has added a clip of George on Celebrity Best Friends and paparazzi pics of George out and about on his motorcycle.

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George News: June 21, 2006
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GEORGE A TOP CONTENDER
From Observer.com: "IT DEPENDS ON THE SCRIPT, OF COURSE, but overall, for studio pictures, if you’re going to talk about who are the top contenders, you’ll talk about Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Vince Vaughn, Jack Black or one of the Wilson brothers,” said New York casting director Adrienne Stern. “I watched Old School the other night, and I saw those three guys—Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn. The three of them together personify frat boy, and that’s what America wants to see.”

GEORGE MENTION
From London Free Press: While in Vegas three years ago, the pair ended up being extras in the George Clooney/Catherine Zeta-Jones film, Intolerable Cruelty.

Clooney dropped a coin at Demas' feet and stooped down to pick it up, giving her a "big, toothy grin."

DAN RATHER WATCHES GN&GL
From Guardian Unlimited: Rather, who is in negotiations with the HDNet channel to front a weekly interview programme, has spent much of his recent downtime watching the film Good Night and Good Luck, George Clooney's tribute to Ed Murrow and the groundbreaking television reporting of the 50s. He is said to have seen it five times.

THE CLOONEY FAN SITES
ClooneyNetwork has added a clip from the Syriana DVD.

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George News: June 20, 2006
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GEORGE'S NEXT PRODUCTION COMPANY - SMOKE HOUSE?
From MediaBistro: Now that Section Eight is slowly closing its doors while it rides out its remaining films (The Good German, Ocean's Thirteen), speculation has been rife about the plans of recent Oscar winner George Clooney. Partner Steven Soderbergh had had enough of the marketing and bureaucratic minutiae required to produce other people's work and is re-focusing on his own filmmaking. And surely, after his multiple Oscar nods, Clooney will keep acting and directing. But what of the producing itch that pushed him to shepherd challenging fare like Syriana and Good Night, And Good Luck into the marketplace?

We think we have the answer: Word comes from deep inside the studio that Clooney plans to revamp and carry on a new version of the shingle with Eight's former VP of Development and Good Luck co-writer Grant Heslov. And the two have reportedly already settled on a new name for their production company: Smoke House.

For those unfamiliar with its world famous garlic bread, the Smoke House Restaurant across the street from Warner Bros.' Burbank lot has long been a favorite of Clooney's, who started making regular jaunts there back in his "ER" days. A local fixture since the '40s, the Smoke House was popular with WB stars like Errol Flynn and Judy Garland, and it continues to provide a welcome respite after marathon editing sessions and long days shooting hoops with the grips.

WIN GN&GL ON DVD
Good Night, And Good Luck is released on DVD today and MovieWeb and The Guardian have competitions to win a copy :)

GEORGE + PARIS = PLOONEY
From an article about celebriti pregnancies/births: So using this formula, our idea for the biggest possible celebrity birth would be George Clooney and Paris Hilton (nicknamed, "Plooney") having their baby in Togo, a small country in Western Africa, on the red carpet during the premiere of "Ocean's 13."

THE CLOONEY FAN SITES
ClooneyNetwork and ClooneyStudio have added US Weekly scans.

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George News: June 19, 2006
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Finally have some time to update here :) As I'm playing catch-up with the George news, I'm only going back to June 1st.

CLOONEY TO WIN CINEMATHEQUE AWARD
From PR Inside: Academy Award winner GEORGE CLOONEY will pick up the 21st American Cinematheque Award in October (06). Read more...Collapse )

THE GOOD GERMAN TIDBIT
From an article about Beau Bridges: "Spinning Into Butter" was just one of several projects Bridges was able to take on during his hiatus from "Stargate SG-1." Another was George Clooney's "The Good German" feature, which "takes place at the fall of Berlin in World War II and right after, when the U.S., Russia, England and France were occupying Germany. I play the guy who served as governor of Berlin."

CLOONEY'S POLITICAL ROLE
From Female First: George Clooney should play Gordon Brown in a movie about his life - according to the British politician's wife.

The chancellor - who is the frontrunner to replace British Prime Minister Tony Blair when he steps down - revealed his spouse, Sarah's, casting choice in an interview with Britain's New Woman magazine.

YEN TO STAR IN SAMURAI
From The Standard: Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen is set for a lead role in the Hollywood remake of Japanese classic The Seven Samurai, alongside George Clooney and Chinese star Zhang Ziyi, a film company said Monday. Read more...Collapse )

GEORGE CLOONEY STEALS ACTION THRILLER FROM TOM CRUISE
From Fox News: Sources say that a hot studio property, an action thriller that Cruise desperately wanted to make in the coming year, has been taken away from him. For the first time ever, in fact, Cruise has not gotten first dibs on a Hollywood project. Instead, the movie will probably be offered to George Clooney if it hasn’t been already.

CLOONEY AND PITT CLOSE DOWN LAS RAMBLAS
From PR Inside: GEORGE CLOONEY and BRAD PITT's Las Vegas, Nevada dream is over - their ambitious Las Ramblas hotel complex is dead. Read more...Collapse )

GEORGE, NICK CLOONEY AND THE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE AID STRUGGLING SUDANESE VILLAGE
From US Newswire: In an aid project funded by George Clooney and his father Nick, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) delivered 12 tons of emergency supplies to an impoverished village in Southern Sudan hosting displaced families from Darfur and thousands of other war-impacted people. Read more...Collapse )

ACTOR CLOONEY'S FATHER OPENS DARFUR EXHIBIT AT FREEDOM CENTER
From Kentucky.com: Actor George Clooney's father, Nick, introduced an exhibit of dramatic images taken during the pair's trip to Darfur by imploring his audience to help stop the violence in the war-torn region of Sudan. Read more...Collapse )

'SOMETIMES WE DIE': CLOONEYS LEARN FIRSTHAND OF DARFUR'S MISERIES
From Kentucky.com: When Nick Clooney and his son, George Clooney, offered supplies to the people plagued with disease and poverty in a small village in Sudan, an elder requested plastic tarps for shelter before the rain season started. Read more...Collapse )

WARNER CLEARED BY PARIS COURT OF PLAGIARISM CLAIM ON `SYRIANA'
From Bloomberg: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and production company Section Eight didn't plagiarize the work of French writer Stephanie Vergniault to produce the film ``Syriana,'' a Paris court ruled. Read more...Collapse )

SPIELBERG WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A GN&GL
From The Guardian: Spielberg praises recent lower budget releases by leading US specialty distributors like Focus Features and Fox Searchlight and the independent studio Lionsgate, adding: "I would love to go off and make a picture like Capote or George Clooney's Good Night, and Good Luck."

GEORGE ALMOST IN A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION
From an article about A Prairie Home Companion : Even the cast was ever-changing. Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney were all potential participants who didn't work out for one reason or another. At one point in pre-production, the Keillor role was possibly going to be played by Clooney.

And from a second article: "Casting came earlier than usual. Meryl Streep was interested in the project from the very beginning. Not too surprisingly, Meryl does a really good Minnesota accent to add to her repertoire of great accents," says Keillor. When it came to G.K., I had intentionally written the part small - assuming I would play it. Although I thought George Clooney could also very easily have played the role."

GEORGE EMULATING SINATRA?
From the Huffington Post: Many actors, including George Clooney, are beginning to look like Sinatra circa 1959, when he stood up for Sammy, supported civil rights, and at the peak of his artistic powers, rallied artists to the cause of JFK. I believe we have entered a new era of activism and engagement in the entertainment industry with artists standing for good causes, studios green-lighting motion pictures about big themes and issues, and songwriters performing stories and creating new anthems for our times.

From Brokeback Mountain to Clooney's film about Murrow to Al Gore's documentary about global warming, the revival of activism by talent is paralleled by important product touching great issues.

GEORGE LUSTING AFTER BRAD
From an honest review of O12 a review of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang : But this is a movie about the chemistry between male movie stars, in much the way that Oceans 12 was about George Clooney lusting after Brad Pitt.

GEORGE MENTION
From an article about Jason Reitman and Daniel Dubiecki: 'At film festivals, only a small number are comedies but they're always a hot ticket. The world could use more.' So are they going to be the George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh of comedy?

'Good looking and genius?' he says. 'Wow. Absolutely.'

GEORGE MENTION #2
From an interview with William H Macy: "The one thing about these award ceremonies, let's be honest, is [they're there] to sell tickets. It's all about marketing. And the actors pay the price for that. They put us in a little contest. I think George Clooney said it best: 'How are you going to decide which of these five is the best unless all of us put on a batsuit? Then you can decide.'


GEORGE MENTION #3
From an interview with Jon Tenney: The prolific actor is the veteran of eight different television series. But until now, he had not been fortunate enough to be a part of a break-out hit.
"I'm up there or maybe even tied with George Clooney before he got 'ER' " Tenney says, laughing.


RANDOM GEORGE QUOTE
From the
LA Times: In addition to drawing poor reviews and generating weak word-of-mouth, the studio's 1997 summer release "Batman & Robin" was criticized for having too much homoerotic appeal, including nipples on Batman's suit. George Clooney, the film's star, has joked, "I could have played him straight but I didn't. I made him gay."


50 WAYS TO AVOID THE WORLD CUP
I think the Scots should just support England *g* From Scotsman: 31 Reclaim your TV to watch the DVD of George Clooney's Oscar-nominated Good Night, and Good Luck, released on 26 June.

POLL #1
From Forbes: Asked which famous man they'd invite to dinner, 37 percent picked "Tonight" host Jay Leno. Bill Clinton placed second, trailed by George Clooney and President Bush.

POLL #2
From NW Source: George Clooney is the man most women would like to see up close and personal, says a Lifetime Television Pulse Poll. Compared to him, younger stars aren't in the room, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Orlando Bloom and Nick Lachey.

THE CLOONEY FAN SITES
Same with the news, here's what the Clooney sites have updated with in June:

ClooneyFan.org has added some Livejournal icons. The site also has a new pretty layout, and it seems that they’re looking for staff (in case anyone reading this in interested in helping them out :P)

ClooneyNetwork has added the July 2006 issue of Vanity Fair featuring an article called ‘It’s Not Easy being George’, scans of Avantoure and People, clips from Welcome to Collinwood and Bodies of Evidence, clip of Nick Clooney interviewing George and clip of George on Sexiest Southern Men. Chris is also giving away Darfur bands to anyone who would like to support the cause :)

ClooneyStudio has added Solaris clip (that scene), clips from ER, Murder, She Wrote and Full Tilt Boogie, deleted scene from Out of Sight and clip of Teri Hatcher talking about George.

And it seems that IntolerableGeorge is back online but now at GeoClooney.com. :)

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George News: April 24, 2006
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GEORGE AND NICK CLOONEY'S TRIP TO THE SUDAN
The article says that George filmed their trip and will appear on TV shows to talk about it. It also says that they'll both attend the 'Rally to Stop Genocide' next Sunday :) Which, to be shallow for a moment, means hopefully new pics and interviews! :)

From The Cincinnati Post: Post columnist Nick Clooney, just back from an eight-day trip that he and his son, actor George Clooney, made to Sudan and Chad, says he hopes the stories they relate will prompt more protection and humanitarian aid for 2 million refugees from the Sudan province of war-torn Darfur.

"This is an ongoing and terrible story that we were able to see up close," said Clooney. "These folks are helpless out there. There's nobody between them and very bad people.

"They have only minimal protection provided by the African Union. What's holding these people together is help from humanitarian agencies, 80 of them from around the world, many of them from the United States."

Nick Clooney will be writing about the trip in at least three columns, beginning Wednesday, and George Clooney, who filmed much of the trip, will be appearing on several television programs.

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FROM THE 'OH, WE WISH!' FILE
From Cleveland.com: And what's the deal with NBC touting its new shows as "all new?" Can't the promos just say "new?" Is NBC having money troubles, too? Will it start airing shows that are "partially new?" As in, "Here's a mostly new' episode of ER.' To cut costs, we're going to splice in a few scenes from 1996 featuring George Clooney as Dr. Doug Ross. Let's see if anyone notices."

THE CLOONEY FAN SITES
New(ish. New to me :P) George livejournal community - do_me_clooney Fabulous name ;) The community has updated with photos of George on the Michael Clayton set. Thanks Zosia!

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George News: April 23, 2006
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GEORGE CLOONEY STALKED ME (AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS LOUSY T-SHIRT)
Following on from the whole 'George vs. Gawker' thing from a little while ago, Gawker.com have produced T-Shirts that say 'George Clooney Stalked Me'. Quite cute! Better than 'Team Clooney' and 'Team Gawker' anyway ;) Info about how to purchase one is here.

OCEAN'S THIRTY TWO
From an article about movie sequels: As long as audiences keep buying tickets, threequels and their successors will continue to fill the multiplexes. (Decades from now, watch for "Ocean's Thirty-two," in which an entire busload of petty thieves help a mysteriously youthful George Clooney rob a senior center.)

GEORGE IS A FUDDY-DUDDY TO AN EIGHT YEAR-OLD
From an article about Teri Hatcher: Not only is Teri Hatcher crazy about American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, but her daughter, Emerson, 8, is too -- important because without the kid's approval any guy's history as far as the Desperate Housewife's concerned. Emerson was thrilled when mom introduced her to Ryan, a step she never took during her ill-fated fling with George Clooney. That's just as well because Emerson considered George an "old fuddy-duddy."

THE CLOONEY FAN SITES
ClooneyFan.org has added photos from the premieres of The Perfect Storm, K Street, Intolerable Cruelty, Ocean's Twelve, The Bourne Supremacy, photos from the 2005 Venice Film Festival and pics from the Spirit of Independence Awards and the Budweiser Filmmaker Discovery Awards.

ClooneyNetwork has added a video clip from E!'s Sexiest Movie Stars.

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George News: April 22, 2006
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NEW SYRIANA DVD COVER ART WORK
From MoviesOnline: We have just received the revised cover art work for the action-drama thriller which stars Academy Award winner (Best Supporting Actor) George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright and William Hurt. Warner has confirmed that it will be a single-disc only edition. It will be available in both 2.40:1 Widescreen and 1.33:1 Full Screen editions, along with English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound audio tracks. Subtitles will also be provided. Extras include a 2 featurettes, deleted scenes and a conversation with George Clooney. The disc will be available to own when it hits store shelves June 20, 2006.

From writer/director Stephen Gaghan, winner of the Best Screenplay Academy Award for Traffic, comes "Syriana", a political thriller that unfolds against the intrigue of the global oil industry. From the players brokering back-room deals in Washington to the men toiling in the oil fields of the Persian Gulf, the film's multiple storylines weave together to illuminate the human consequences of the fierce pursuit of wealth and power.

As a career CIA operative (George Clooney) begins to uncover the disturbing truth about the work he has devoted his life to, an up-and-coming oil broker (Matt Damon) faces an unimaginable family tragedy and finds redemption in his partnership with an idealistic Gulf prince (Alexander Siddig).
A corporate lawyer (Jeffrey Wright) faces a moral dilemma as he finesses the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies, while across the globe, a disenfranchised Pakistani teenager (Mazhar Munir) falls prey to the recruiting efforts of a charismatic cleric.

Each plays their small part in the vast and complex system that powers the industry, unaware of the explosive impact their lives will have upon the world.

DVD Details:
2.40:1 Widescreen and 1.33:1 Fullscreen
English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
English, French and Spanish Subtitles
Deleted Scenes
Make a Change featurette
Make a Difference featurette
Conversation with George Clooney

Revised Artwork
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LIE BACK AND THINK OF GEORGE
From Wigan News: NURSES have put posters of Brad Pitt and George Clooney on the ceiling of a hospital examination room to help women relax during gynaecological check-ups!

Staff at Leigh Infirmary hope the film star heart-throbs will help patients' minds wander while medical procedures are carried out.

They can also daydream about football hunk David Beckham and actor Jesse Metcalfe, who plays the gardener in TV's Desperate Housewives.

The posters have been pinned to the ceiling in an examination room on Ward 2, the hospital's gynaecology day surgery and outpatients unit.

A Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust spokesman said: "The posters are in the coloscopy clinic where ladies go for examinations.

"Patients can be lying on their backs for up to 15 minutes while procedures are carried out.
"The posters were suggested by Rachel Lowe, a staff nurse on Ward Two.

"She thought it would be nice to give patients something to look at other than the ceiling tiles.
"She mentioned it to her ward manager, Julie Cook, and with the help of other staff members they have made a collage of pictures.

"There used to be a poster of a polar bear skidding in the snow on the ceiling, but then they asked patients for suggestions and they said they would like to see pictures of men up there."

One woman attending the ward as a day patient said: "The pictures are a great idea.

"They are something pleasant to look at while you're lying there. It's a nice distraction."

The collage also features pictures of idyllic tropical beach scenes, dolphins and puppies.

A photo is here. :)

THE CLOONEY FAN SITES
ClooneyNetwork has added some video clips of George on the 1992 TV show, Bodies of Evidence.

ClooneyStudio has added a video clip of George promoting The Peacemaker on MovieWatch.

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George News: April 21, 2006
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GEORGE MENTION
From FT.com: Celebrity has ever depended on fame, often on wealth, sometimes on beauty, and more recently, public relations has added goodness. Look at the cover of the latest issue of Vanity Fair, on which the film stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts combine with the former US vice president Al Gore to endorse the goal of saving the world from destruction. The linking of fame with the avoidance of annihilation is a terrific idea, both for humanity and the box office. Thus do morality and moolah combine, perhaps for the good of us all. If Julia Roberts looking moody can shift you from a four-litre 4x4 to a bicycle, here’s to moody.

GEORGE MENTION # 2
From The Telegraph Online: And let’s not forget perhaps the greatest tress travesty of the 20th century – when George Clooney unveiled the Caesar ’do on “ER.”

GEORGE MENTION # 3
From an article about Sarah Jessica Parker, talking about how people confuse her with her Sex & the City character:

"I have to remind them that I don't have a PhD in sex or counselling. I'm an actress. "I wonder if George Clooney is better prepared to talk about surgeries because of ER? No!" she added.

GEORGE MENTION # 4
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SCOTTISH WOMEN WANT FREE TIME, NOT GEORGE
From Edinburgh News: A new survey has revealed that time-starved Scotswomen would rather have another 60 minutes every day than drop a dress size, while a quarter would rather have more free time than spend a night with heart-throb George Clooney. All women want is simply more time to themselves.

MANLINESS AUTHOR ON GEORGE
From an interview with Harvey Mansfield, author of 'Manliness' a book that "looks at gender differences and the importance of manliness in politics and other areas of society":

You mentioned Clint Eastwood earlier as a kind of epitome of manliness. Who else would you put in that category?

In my book I certainly refer constantly to John Wayne. But of the current people I know of, Brad Pitt, maybe, some say George Clooney, though some say he’s not manly.

CAMELOT RECREATE VANITY FAIR SHOT
This isn't really George news as such, but Camelot (the company that run the National Lottery in the UK) have recreated the recent Vanity Fair cover image that featured George:

National Lottery operator Camelot’s own Green Team decided to emulate the cover, shot by iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz, to highlight the company’s own environmental achievements.

And here's Camelot's creation, with the actual VF one on the right:

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THE CLOONEY FAN SITES
ClooneyFan.org has added various photos of George at premieres and functions in 2002 - 2003.

ClooneyNetwork has added various photos of George filming and out-and-about, and clips from the recent entertainment shows.

ClooneyStudio has added more Nespresso photos, scans from OK, and a video clip of George's appearance on Larry King Live in 1997.

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George News: April 17, 2006
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UK RELEASE DATES
A couple of UK release dates have been changed/announced:

Ocean's Thirteen is set to be released in the UK on June 8, 2007, which is the same date as the US release. So, at the moment, unlike with O11 & O12, there's no 2/3 month delay for Brits!

However it seems that the UK release date of The Good German may have changed. It's no longer listed as a November release and no new release date has been added for it at the moment.

SACHA BARON COHEN FOR O13?
The Ocean's Thirteen casting rumours continue. This time, it's Ali G, Celine Dion and Barry Manilow! From Cinematical.com:

Who knew George Clooney was such a big Ali G fan? Apparently, the Good Night, and Good Luck director is so into the British comedian, he wrote a part in Ocean's Thirteen specifically for him. With Talladega Nights due out this summer, Ali G (or Sacha Baron Cohen) is beginning to show signs he's ready to roll with the big boys.

Now that we're just three months away from the start of production, casting for Danny Ocean's third trip to the big screen is really starting to heat up. Recently, after news broke that neither Julia Roberts nor Catherine Zeta-Jones were returning, everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Angelina Jolie are rumored to be interested in a role. Clooney admitted to Sky News that he's a big fan of Cohen's work and that, if he decides to get down with the role, he'd be playing an "oddball character." Oh, and the rest of Ocean's crew are just so normal, right?

In related news, singers Barry Manilow and Céline Dion are also in talks for roles in the film. If that's the case, then this means part of the plot will probably surround a Dion/Manilow concert. Wicked! Ocean's Thirteen is going to totally rock out. I'd say yes to Ali G playing an oddball character. Manilow and Dion? Um, not so much.

OUT OF SIGHT (COLLECTOR'S EDITION) RELEASED ON DVD
From Nashville City Paper:

DVD of the week

Steven Soderbergh didn’t get big box office numbers from his 1998 film Out of Sight, but this still ranks among the finest cinematic adaptations of any Elmore Leonard novel.

It had one of George Clooney’s best portrayals to date as bank robber Jack Foley, who used another inmate’s prison-break to cover his own escape. It also marked the initial appearance of the character federal agent Karen Sisco (played in the film by Jennifer Lopez), later the subject of a short-lived ABC television show. It even had inspired cameos from Michael Keaton (reprising a role from Jackie Brown) and Samuel L. Jackson, plus longer contributions from Ving Rhames, Albert Brooks, Don Cheadle and Dennis Farina.

This week, Out Of Sight (Collector’s Edition) (MCA) will be released, with some previously deleted scenes, multiple commentaries and production photographs that weren’t available in the previous DVD version.


DUBAI CENSORS SYRIANA
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RANDE GERBER ON LAS RAMBLAS
In the March 2006 issue of W magazine, there was an interview with Rande Gerber. He talks about Las Ramblas and George and a PDF of the interview and photos is available here at the official Las Ramblas site.

THE CLOONEY FAN SITES
ClooneyFan.org has added photos of George at the MTV Movie Awards (1995 & 2000), Fire and Ice Ball (1996), Batman & Robin premiere (1997), Rebound premiere (1996), Ocean's Eleven premiere (2001), and MTV's Rock and Jock Baseball (1995). The site also has a new, pretty layout up.

Not a Clooney fan site as such, but the website InterviewsRUs.com has a few George video clips. They have clips of George on The Today Show (Oct 2005), Letterman (Nov 2005), The Early Show (Dec 2005) and Leno (Dec 2005). Thanks Zosia!

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George News: April 16, 2006
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PHOTO OF GEORGE AND NANCY SINATRA
From an article about Nancy Sinatra: And get this, on her website you'll see a recent picture of Nancy, her Mom and gorgeous dapper Oscar-winner George Clooney, who's currently in New York filming "Michael Clayton", a legal thriller.

Here's the photo, from her her official site, of Nancy Sinatra, her mom and George that the article mentions:

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GEORGE MENTION
From The Observer: Talk about small acorns. From a small biodiesel enthusiast's blog, comes an award-winning book, Biodiesel Power. Surely it's only a matter of time before George Clooney makes the film.

ANOTHER GEORGE MENTION
Again from The Observer: Glasgow's swankiest address, One Devonshire Gardens, recently opened its swankiest suite, the £1,000 a night Mews Suite. George Clooney, Kylie, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears are among those whose heads have graced the pillows of this luxury boutique hotel in the West End. If the exclusive Mews Suite, which boasts its own gym, garden, secret entrance and a private yoga teacher should you require one, is a bit on the pricey side, more affordable rooms are available (www.onedevonshiregardens.com).

THE CLOONEY FAN SITES
ClooneyFan has added photos of George at the Weinstein Company Pre-Oscar party in March.

ClooneyNetwork has added more photos of George filming Michael Clayon in NY last month and Intolerable Cruelty screen caps.