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
From an article about a vibrator:
For that, you get its beautiful sculpted design and a cool box and a one-year warranty and it will also whiten your teeth and renovate your second chakra and wax your BMW and give you more guaranteed orgasms than a year of fantasizing about George Clooney on an Italian speedboat.
Sounds good! ;) The company's website is at http://www.lelo.com/ for anyone tempted to order one ;)
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:
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.