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George Clooney Scraps Casino Plans
Entertainmentwise.com ^ | 12/21/2005 | Lowri Williams

Posted on 12/21/2005 3:38:17 PM PST by peyton randolph

George Clooney’s plans to build a casino in Las Vegas have been totally scrapped.

The actor had planned on teaming up with Brad Pitt and Rande Gerber (Cindy Crawford’s man) to spend £3billion on creating the uber flash casino complex.

However, the trio have failed to obtain planning permission and other buildings are now being built in the area.

Clooney had planned on opening a smart establishment after he was inspired by his involvement in the Las Vegas based film ‘Oceans 11’.

He said: "When I was filming 'Ocean's 11' in Las Vegas, I met with Rande, who owns all these great bars, and we started talking about building a casino and how we would want to do it, which is to dress it up a bit - no shorts and tank tops after 6pm."

"I grew up watching my aunt sing in Vegas and everyone used to put on a jacket to go to the casino. There was sort of a European flavour - I always felt like I missed out on that."

Well, he will just have to think of another way to make loadsa money.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: clooney; democrat; hollywood; lasvegas; notalenthack
And Looney Clooney wants to be taken seriously when it comes to politics.
1 posted on 12/21/2005 3:38:18 PM PST by peyton randolph
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To: peyton randolph

George, in his make believe Hollywood world, has problems distinguishing BS from reality.


2 posted on 12/21/2005 3:40:06 PM PST by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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To: peyton randolph

Good. I didn't want him here anyway. There is enough trash in this town. ;)


3 posted on 12/21/2005 3:40:33 PM PST by VegasCowboy ("...he wore his gun outside his pants, for all the honest world to feel.")
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To: peyton randolph

But, but...he was going to give the profits to charity.


4 posted on 12/21/2005 3:42:16 PM PST by CaptainK
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To: peyton randolph

Mmmmm! George Clooney Scraps!!


5 posted on 12/21/2005 3:43:19 PM PST by msnimje (Political Correctness -- An OFFENSIVE attempt not to offend.)
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To: peyton randolph
What would be so horrible about a casino with a dress code?

If Vegas wants to keep ahead of all of the Indian casinos, riverboat casinos, etc. then having a classy casino with a dress code is not such a bad idea.

When I go to Vegas I like to dress in a sport coat. I find I get treated better, and I even get hit on by better looking hookers! ;-)

6 posted on 12/21/2005 3:43:51 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: peyton randolph

The title should read: "George Clooney is Scraps."


7 posted on 12/21/2005 3:43:52 PM PST by jwh_Denver (I'd rather be daytrading.)
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To: peyton randolph
which is to dress it up a bit - no shorts and tank tops after 6pm."

I like that idea...

8 posted on 12/21/2005 3:43:58 PM PST by dakine
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To: peyton randolph

Gee, does this mean I won't see any more of the smarmy pics of Clooney and his 3 lieutenants in those 'Las Ramblas' ads in the WSJ every week?


9 posted on 12/21/2005 3:47:01 PM PST by relictele
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To: peyton randolph
which is to dress it up a bit - no shorts and tank tops after 6pm."

That alone indicates how clueless this guy is. Can you imagine this scene:

"Sorry, buddy, but you saw the sign, no shorts after 6:00, We are going to have to ask you to leave."

"Get out. I am up $60,000! and you want me to leave? Do you know who I am?

"Yes, sir. I know who you are Mr. Gates. But rules are rules. Now come along quietly, we don't want a scene.

10 posted on 12/21/2005 3:49:06 PM PST by Michael.SF. ('Only thing worse than a Frenchman is a Frenchman who lives in Canada' - Ted Nugent.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
then having a classy casino with a dress code is not such a bad idea.

They have it, it's called 'Bellagio'. Dress code is (was?) in effect at all times. They don't throw people out at 6:00 pm.

was = maybe rules have changed, it has been awhile since I was at Belaggio.

11 posted on 12/21/2005 3:52:23 PM PST by Michael.SF. ('Only thing worse than a Frenchman is a Frenchman who lives in Canada' - Ted Nugent.)
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To: peyton randolph
Clooney thought he could make it in the business world.

What a loon.

12 posted on 12/21/2005 3:54:52 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: peyton randolph

It's the Las Vegas payback for the two "Oceans Eleven" films (in which Clooney, Pitt and rest thieve the casino): something's "being built already" and no building permits issued, etc.

The point is: for Clooney, Las Vegas is closed, ha.


13 posted on 12/21/2005 4:05:15 PM PST by MillerCreek
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Well when you make these "art-films" that only make a few million, you can't afford to build big buildings at will.


14 posted on 12/21/2005 4:06:01 PM PST by Paul8148
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To: peyton randolph
Given Clooney's lofty Hollywood stature,wouldn't it be more fitting for him to open a brothel?
15 posted on 12/21/2005 4:07:04 PM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: peyton randolph
There was sort of a European flavour - I always felt like I missed out on that."

Ok then, that explains a lot about Mr. Clooney.

16 posted on 12/21/2005 4:13:01 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: CaptainK

Profits? He was planning on making a profit? I thought only eeeeevil corporations and capitalist pigs do that.


17 posted on 12/21/2005 4:18:24 PM PST by kenth (Come back here... so that I may brain thee!)
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To: peyton randolph
I guess Clooneys "Syriana" didn't make the expected $3 billion at the box office he was looking to finance his palace of ego crap!
18 posted on 12/21/2005 4:24:31 PM PST by Bommer (Christmas is in your heart, not WalMart!)
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To: peyton randolph

Clooney knows as much about real estate as he knows about Iraq, which is not much. What a self-absorbed moron.


19 posted on 12/21/2005 5:51:32 PM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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And Looney Clooney wants to be taken seriously when it comes to politics.

Politics schmolotics, we all know he's a clown in that regard. And this idea is about as unlikely to succeed as any other one out there, moreso than most, but I have to admit I kinda like it.

It would take a certain person to carry it off, someone with both the class and personal authority to make it stick, and I don't think Clooney comes anywhere close to that, but I still like the idea.

Poor old George is a product of his environment. You can't blame him for being a twit. What positive role models has he ever had? I mean, seriously? He grew up in a Hollywierd family, but in Kentucky, of all places. I get the impression that his family was always telling him what boobs the folks around them were compared to the "greats" in Hollywierd, either explicitely or implicitely. His family were incredibly talented and he was a "pretty boy" who everyone always fawned over. His aunt Rosemary and his uncle Jose were both among the most talented people I've ever seen perform. His cousin Mel is no slouch as a character actor, either. George has worked at his "craft," but I don't get the impression he's really ever had to work in the real world sense, regardless of the number of "real" jobs he's held. He's clearly never grown up.

To paraphrase too many sages to count, if you are not a liberal when you are young you have no heart and if you are not a conservative when you grow up you have no head. My take is that George has never grown up.

20 posted on 12/21/2005 6:13:11 PM PST by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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However, the trio have failed to obtain planning permission and other buildings are now being built in the area.

Either that was always a publicity stunt or he/they are so weak as a celebrity now that no backers want in on any such investment with the trio.

21 posted on 12/21/2005 6:15:44 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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"Well, he will just have to think of another way to make loadsa money."

Or to lose it.

22 posted on 12/21/2005 10:34:24 PM PST by Bonaparte
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