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  • Amal Clooney should back off. Lord Elgin was a hero who saved the marbles for the world

    10/21/2014 4:44:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-21-14 | Dominic Selwood
    In February 2014, while promoting his World War Two film, The Monuments Men, Hollywood A-List actor George Clooney declared that Britain should send the Elgin Marbles back to Greece. Despite claiming they came from the Pantheon in Rome rather than the Parthenon in Athens (and also that they had been taken by Lord "Eljin"), he felt that returning them was now appropriate. This was fiercely controversial territory. However, once the furore had died down, most people wrote it off as a kooky PR stunt. Until last week, when it emerged that George Clooney’s new wife, Amal Clooney, a lawyer specialising...
  • I do, I do, I do! Joyous George Clooney and Amul Alamuddin tie the knot in front of his Armada ....

    09/27/2014 1:34:11 PM PDT · by Cecily · 87 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K. ^ | September 27, 2014 | Hannah Flint, Frances Kindon, Simon Cable
    The deed is done - George Clooney is a bachelor no more, having married stunning Amal Alamuddin in Venice. 'George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were married today in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy,' a rep for the silver fox confirmed. And the news comes as all eyes have been trained on the glamorous Grande Canal, which was flanked by a cavalcade of police boats and photographers as he travelled to his lavish wedding reception.
  • Clinton, Obama, Clooney: Lawyer Who Photoshopped Them Faces Discipline

    09/18/2014 8:45:49 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    An L.A. lawyer apparently thinks she can attract clients by making it seem like she's a celebrity magnate -- rubbing elbows with the likes of George Clooney, Obama, Clinton, Jamie Foxx, Dr. Phil, and on and on. Problem is ... she photoshopped them all, and now the State Bar is coming down on her like a hammer. Svitlana Sangary plastered a bunch of pics on her website, touting her celeb friends. Gotta say ... she did a great photoshopping job. But clearly it didn't amuse the likes of Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Eva Longoria, Brooke Shields, Ellen, Shaq and others....
  • George Clooney's Fiancée to Investigate Gaza War Crimes for UN

    08/11/2014 12:32:54 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 44 replies
    wpro 630 ^ | 8-11-2014
    (GENEVA) -- George Clooney’s fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, has been appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate allegations of war crimes in Gaza. The 36-year-old lawyer, along with two others -- Doudou Diène and William Schabas -- will serve on a commission of inquiry. The trio will be tasked with investigating "all violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, particularly in the occupied Gaza Strip, in the context of the military operations conducted since 13 June 2014," the U.N. said in statement Monday.
  • George Clooney set to follow in Arnold Schwarzenegger's footsteps and run for Governor of California

    06/17/2014 11:47:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Mirror ^ | 06/17/2014 | Christopher Bucktin
    Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney is set to follow in the footsteps of fellow actor Arnold Schwarzenegger by running for Governor of California. Friends of the Gravity star say the 53-year-old is being courted by Barack Obama’s Democrat party who want him to run for office in the 2018 race. As the Mirror exclusively revealed last month George is planning to launch his new career after he ties the knot with British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, 36, in September, following an eight-month romance. Friends say the stunning human rights barrister, who represented WikiLeaks' Julian Assange, initially wants to continue her career in...
  • 8 stars whose box-office draw is nosediving

    06/15/2014 10:24:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 163 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06.14.2014
    With an opening weekend take of $28 million, Tom Cruise’s new sci-fi film “Edge of Tomorrow” — which debuted June 6 — did even worse than his last sci-fi movie, 2013’s “Oblivion.” In the last eight years, Cruise has had only one hit (2011’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”). It looks like he’s nearing the end of his run as a major movie star, though we’ll see how “Mission: Impossible 5” does when it comes out next year.
  • Steve Wynn: Clooney is ‘mollycoddled’

    05/03/2014 8:40:25 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 15 replies
    NYP ^ | 5/2/2014 | Ian Mohr
    “...They’re mollycoddled, they’re highly privileged,” Wynn said of stars like Clooney. “We are talking about successful artists like George, Barbra Streisand … they live in a relatively small world, the people around them are very solicitous and caring of them...”
  • George Clooney had a drunken ‘hissy fit’ at Las Vegas casino, Steve Wynn says, after claims ...

    04/25/2014 5:56:37 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 44 replies
    National Post [Canada] / The Telegraph ^ | April 24, 2014 | Nick Allen
    ... In a statement Clooney said: “There were nine people at that table so you can ask them. Steve likes to go on rants He called the president an a—–e. That is a fact. I said the president was my longtime friend and then he said, ‘Your friend is an a—–e’. At that point I told Steve that HE was an a—e and I wasn’t going to sit at his table while he was being such a jackass. And I walked out. There were obviously quite a few more adjectives and adverbs used by both of us. It had nothing...
  • George Clooney to Steve Wynn: Leave Barack Alone, [edited]

    04/24/2014 10:52:52 AM PDT · by This Just In · 39 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 23, 2014 | John Nolte
    Things got ugly a couple of weeks ago among the bubbled one-percent when fading movie star George Clooney and casino billionaire Steve Wynn engaged in a war of words over President Barack Obama.
  • 14 Principled Anti-War Celebrities We Fear May Have Been Kidnapped

    09/06/2013 3:44:05 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 74 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | 09/06/13 | JohnEkdahl
    Our government is yet again marching us towards a war of choice in the Middle East and our non-partisan, peace-loving celebrities have gone missing since late 2008. We fear the worst. 1. Sheryl Crow LAST KNOWN PRE-2009 COMMUNICATION: “I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies.” — Sheryl Crow 2. Bruce Springsteen LAST KNOWN PRE-2009 COMMUNICATION: “War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.” — Bruce Springsteen
  • George Clooney’s Perfect Storm: Actor silent on IRS pass for Sudan-connected Obama brother

    06/07/2013 5:46:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 6, 2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    “They are proving themselves to be the greatest war criminals of this century by far.”— Actor George Clooney of the Bashir government of the Sudan.George Clooney is caught in The Perfect Storm.On the one hand, he believes the government of Sudan led by President Omar al-Bashir is a government of “war criminals.”Then again, he so admires President Obama that he threw the president a star-studded Hollywood fundraiser in his own home that raised fifteen million for the Obama campaign. Then teamed up with the President for a game of basketball the next morning.On the other hand, he thinks President Bashir...
  • Meet kinder, gentler Glenn Beck: New 'global warming' believer

    02/23/2010 7:15:43 AM PST · by OneVike · 223 replies · 3,569+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/23/10 | MediaMatters
    While polls show more people drifting away from acceptance of "global warming," the newest superstar among conservatives – Glenn Beck – is embracing it. "You'd be an idiot not to notice the temperature change," he says. He also thinks it could be caused partly by man's activity. At home, he's going green by using energy-saving products. "I'm willing to do anything but use the CFLs," he says of compact fluorescent light bulbs. "I put them in once and couldn't stand the way they lit up the room." The kinder, gentler, greener and warmer side of Beck, known as a...
  • George Clooney Calls First Amendment 'Unfortunate'

    10/12/2012 2:31:52 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 42 replies ^ | 10/11/12 | Christian Toto
    "Freedom of speech means you have to allow idiots to speak, and that’s the unfortunate thing." "This guy clearly wanted to create problems," he continued referring to Nakoula Basseley, the Egyptian immigrant who appears to have masterminded the making of Innocence of Muslims. Clooney added that he saw part of the YouTube video: "It made me mad and I’m not Muslim," he said. "It made me mad for the quality of film that it was, more than anything. But the simple truth is that in order to make [democracy] work, the idiots get to have their say, too. And that’s...
  • Ethnic Cleansing in Darfur: A New Front Opens in Sudan's Bloody War

    05/11/2004 9:56:24 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 11 replies · 214+ views
    House Committee on International Relations ^ | May 11, 2004 | House Records - John Prendergast
    (Note: In full house session last week, the Committee on International Relations presented a report on the genocide crisis in Sudan. The committee unanimously passed a resolution urging President Bush to impose additional sanctions on Sudanese leaders. -TR)Transcript from the session: Committee on International Relations U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515-0128John Prendergast Special Advisor to the President of the International Crisis Group "Ethnic Cleansing in Darfur: A New Front Opens in Sudan's Bloody War" May 6, 2004 House Committee on International Relations Thank you, Mr Chairman, for the invitation to testify at this hearing, and for the Committee's unflagging...
  • In Switzerland, George Clooney raises $625K for Barack Obama

    08/27/2012 6:20:33 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    Chicago Sun Times/AP ^ | 27 August 2012
    George Clooney headlined a fund-raiser Monday that took in more than a half-million dollars for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Organizers said they took in at least $625,000 from U.S. donors for Obama’s campaign, including many who flew in to Geneva, Switzerland, from around the world for the one-night event.
  • George Clooney to Appear at Mega-Dollar Obama Fundraisers in Geneva

    06/30/2012 1:22:14 PM PDT · by thecodont · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter via Drudge Report ^ | 11:08 AM PDT 6/29/2012 | by Tina Daunt
    George Clooney has signed on for another special guest appearance as the Barack Obama re-election campaign takes its summer fundraising tour across the Atlantic in pursuit of Euro-cash. The Obama campaign posted an invitation on its website Friday revealing that the presidential pal-in-chief will appear at a pair of Americans Abroad for Obama events Aug. 27 in Geneva, Switzerland. Clooney, who usually spends summers at his villa on Italy’s Lake Como, made a similar appearance across the Swiss border on behalf of then-candidate Obama during the run-up to the 2008 general election. Charles Adams, co-president of the campaign’s European outreach...
  • GOP Attacks Celebrity Support For Obama [Gaga,Clooney,Bon Jovi, Spike Lee, Sarah Jessica et al]

    06/04/2012 10:46:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 04, 2012 | David Nakamura
    GOP Attacks Celebrity Support For Obama By David Nakamura June 4 President Obama dined last month with 150 guests at George Clooney’s California cottage. He exchanged quips in January with Spike Lee in the director’s New York City townhouse. Last fall, Obama entertained megastar Lady Gaga, who was seated in the front row of a Silicon Valley fundraiser in six-inch heels and a towering blond bouffant. Obama’s popularity with Hollywood glitterati is again on display as his campaign mobilizes its vast fundraising apparatus to amass cash in a campaign that is shaping up to be the most expensive in U.S....
  • Obama: George Clooney and Me Are ‘Dope and Hope’

    05/14/2012 1:51:20 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/11/2012 | Staff - At fundraiser dinner at the Hollywood home of actor George Clooney on Thursday night, President Barack Obama joked that he and the actor were “Dope and Hope.” “It was wonderful,” Obama said, “walking through the house, and the famous ‘Hope’ poster from the 2008 campaign--people don't realize that the photograph of me is actually me sitting next to George, because George had come into D.C. to advocate on behalf of Darfur and to make sure that we were doing the right thing for so many people who were going through such horrific events, and we struck up a...
  • Money Primary (In desperate bid to raise more campaign cash, Obama moves further left)

    05/11/2012 6:47:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/11/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    For most of 2012, President Obama has been running in the Democratic primary. I know that seems odd, given that he’s essentially running unopposed — though don’t tell that to West Virginia Democrats, who cast nearly half of their votes for Keith Judd, an inmate currently serving time in a Texarkana, Texas, prison. Judd received 41 percent of the vote; in 1968, Eugene McCarthy received 42 percent of the vote in New Hampshire and forced incumbent Lyndon Johnson from the race. But that’s not what I’m talking about. It’s important to remember that primaries serve other functions than just picking...
  • Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Announcement Timed For Tinseltown (George Clooneys' party is tonight!)

    05/10/2012 7:48:35 PM PDT · by Justaham · 16 replies ^ | 5/10/12 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama’s seemingly-sudden decision to endorse same-sex marriage may have been far more orchestrated than previously believed. CNN reported today that President Obama was supposedly planning to announce his support for gay marriage next week on ABC’s The View before comments by Joe Biden caused him to accelerate his timetable. But there is another theory in the works. Biden’s comments on Sunday were clearly orchestrated; the notion that they were unplanned neglects the tape of the interview, which shows David Gregory consulting his notes as he asked a completely out-of-the-blue question on same-sex marriage. The very next day, Secretary of...
  • George Clooney's Obama Fundraiser Haul Could Hit Nearly $15 Million

    05/10/2012 7:53:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 05/09/2012 | by Tina Daunt
    Obama campaign sources involved with the planning and organizing of George Clooney's Thursday night fundraising dinner tell The Hollywood Reporter that the event will collect "just shy of $15 million" for the president's re-election bid. An official at the president's national campaign headquarters, however, declined to provide numbers for the event and flatly said that the $15 million figure was not accurate. "No one outside of this building knows what this event has raised online," the official said. "So be wary about any number you are hearing." The event at Clooney's Studio City home is being organized by DreamWorks Animation...
  • George Clooney's Obama Fundraiser Uses Star Power With A Twist

    05/09/2012 8:42:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    LATimes ^ | May 10, 2012 | Rebecca Keegan
    George Clooney's Obama Fundraiser Uses Star Power With A Twist Clooney's Obama fundraiser is expected to raise $15 million, mostly from general public donations for a chance to attend. It comes as fundraising changes. President Barack Obama talks with actor George Clooney outside the Oval Office in 2010. (Pete Souza, The White House / October 12, 2010) By Rebecca Keegan May 10, 2012 As political fundraisers go, it's set to be an "Avengers"-sized blockbuster: One hundred and fifty wealthy Democrats will dine with President Obama at George Clooney's Studio City home Thursday night, at a party that organizers expect to...
  • George Clooney to host Obama fundraiser in his Los Angeles home

    Showing just how elitist and out of touch President Obama and the left have become; the Obama campaign sent out a fundraising email this evening announcing that George Clooney would be hosting a fundraiser for President Obama at his home in Los Angeles. All you have to do is donate $3 to the Obama campaign and you’ll be entered to join the President and Clooney. The email specifically states “this is not a chance most people get — well ever.” Personally I have no desire to meet either of these liberal ideologues. One is going to go down as the...
  • George Clooney plans Obama re-election fundraiser [at $40K per plate]

    04/10/2012 1:56:27 PM PDT · by Justaham · 12 replies ^ | 4/10/12 | Lanford Beard
    EW has confirmed, per Entertainment Tonight‘s exclusive, that George Clooney will host a fundraiser for President Barack Obama on May 10. The Oscar winner is inviting 150 guests to his Los Angeles home to support Obama’s re-election campaign. The tickets, running $40,000 apiece, will benefit the Obama Victory fund — a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee, and several state Democratic parties. Clooney has long been outspoken about politics both personally and professionally. He recently was arrested in order to bring awareness to the Sudanese humanitarian crisis and also participated in a staged reading of...
  • George Clooney Credits Christian Aid in Sudan, Tells of Unlikely Alliance with Pat Robertson

    03/21/2012 5:56:17 PM PDT · by sreastman · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Faith Issues ^ | 3/21/2012 | Mark Ellis
    George Clooney Credits Christian Aid in Sudan, Tells of Unlikely Alliance with Pat Robertson by Mark Ellis, Faith Issues/Godreports Hollywood actor George Clooney put his body on the line for Sudan when he was arrested outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington March 16th. In recent statements he also credited the efforts of Christian aid groups to provide humanitarian aid and relief to those suffering what he described as “war crimes.” On March 14th, Clooney testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee stating the Sudanese government was killing its people and blocking aid to the Nuba mountains and other areas. He...
  • George Clooney Arrested at Sudanese Embassy [ Obama admin arrests him 4 sharing Bush's position ]

    03/16/2012 3:23:32 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    abc news ^ | March 16 2012 | DANA HUGHES
    Movie star George Clooney was led away in handcuffs after storming the Sudanese Embassy protesting the actions of the country's president Omar Al-Bashir, an alleged war criminal. Clooney made the rounds in Washington this week, hoping his superstar wattage will help shine a light on the situation in Sudan. The actor testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and held private meetings with the Secretary of State and President Obama about the African nation's dire humanitarian situation and the Obama administration's policy. He led a protest today outside of Sudan's embassy calling on Omar Al-Bashir, an alleged war-criminal, to stop...
  • Crime Scene: Evidence of Mass Graves in Kadugli, Sudan

    07/15/2011 9:19:37 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    All Africa ^ | July 14, 2011 | Satellite Sentinel Project
    Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has found evidence consistent with allegations that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and Government of Sudan-aligned (GoS) militias have apparently engaged in a campaign of systematic mass killing of civilians in Kadugli, South Kordofan. Under the Rome Statute and other international humanitarian law, the systematic killing of civilians in peace or war by their own government can constitute crimes against humanity. Based on an analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery and eyewitness reports obtained by the Satellite Sentinel Project, SSP has identified a site consistent with mass graves in Kadugli. SSP has found evidence corroborating at least...
  • US appeases Sudan's genocidal tyrant while NATO bombs Libya

    07/19/2011 9:11:16 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 19, 2011 | Michael Hughes
    Although Sudanese president Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir meets more than all of the requirements that qualified Libya's Muammar Gaddafi for regime change -- the U.S. has shown an alarming amount of empathy for the oppressor and his cabal in Khartoum. In fact, Gaddafi's sins pale in comparison to those of Bashir, whose transgressions were concisely enumerated by Doyle McManus in the L.A. Times on Tuesday. Because of his role as the architect of the Darfur genocide -- a campaign which claimed over 300,000 lives -- Bashir became the first sitting head of state indicted for war crimes by the International...
  • George Clooney's Satellites Build a Case Against an Alleged War Criminal(???)

    12/04/2011 2:45:25 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 8 replies
    Time ^ | Saturday, Dec. 03, 2011 | MARK BENJAMIN
    .....The ICC documents obtained by TIME show a significant portion of this new investigation is based on data from the Satellite Sentinel Project, a network of private spy satellites and analysts organized by George Clooney in partnership with John Prendergast's Enough Project. The satellites have been snapping pictures of northern Sudan since December of last year. "We are the antigenocide paparazzi," Clooney told TIME then.
  • Occupy Wall Street’s greedy celebrity hypocrites

    11/07/2011 2:09:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/6/11 | Jamie Weinstein
    Amid the public defecators, the American haters, the exhibitionist masturbators, the serial sexual predators, the outspoken anti-Semites, the socialists and the misguided do-gooders of Occupy Wall Street are the Hollywood hypocrites. You have Susan Sarandon, Michael Moore, Princeton professor Cornell West, Russell Simmons, Rosanne Barr, and the list goes on. They have all joined the “occupiers” in support of fighting greed. But by any definition, they epitomize it. Not that there is necessarily a problem with greed. Greed, if defined as acting in one’s self interest in the pursuit of material goods, can be enormously important and beneficial. It makes...
  • Sexual Politics at the Movies

    10/28/2011 7:30:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 18+ views ^ | October 28, 2011 | Suzanne Fields
    "The Ides of March," the slick new movie with George Clooney as an unethical presidential candidate, is a morality tale for our time. It lacks tragic dimensions, it's melodramatic without complexity of character, and it has a neatly constructed plot that has no emotional depth, sliding over the surfaces of the political world as we have come to know it, up close and personal. But it entertains as an engaging tale about the dirty tricks of politics. Entertainment, after all, is what politics has become. The title, if it means anything, is simplistically ironic, since there is no Caesar to...
  • George Clooney not 'comfortable' posing with women for snaps at 'Ides of March' premiere

    10/09/2011 5:12:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/9/11 | Gatecrasher
    George Clooney doesn't want you to get any ideas. A source who attended the "Ides of March" premiere on Wednesday tells us the 50-year-old sex symbol wasn't "comfortable" taking photos with other women. And his co-star Evan Rachel Wood wasn't about to push the envelope. When photographers on the red carpet encouraged Wood to pose for a shot with Clooney, she replied: "Eh, you better ask him."
  • Clooney's Silly, Tedious 'Ides of March' (Boycott Hollyweird)

    10/07/2011 6:10:36 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/7/11 | CHRISTOPHER ORR
    It takes a certain degree of nerve to title a film The Ides of March—not merely because it invites Shakespearian comparisons but, more particularly, because the word that most commonly precedes the calendric phrase in the English-speaking world is "beware." George Clooney has nonetheless taken this gamble in his latest directorial outing, a political fable adapted from the Beau Willimon play Farragut North (itself named, more modestly, after a downtown Washington, DC Metro station).
  • Marisa Tomei: I Skinny Dipped With Evan Rachel Wood & Charlie Rose At George Clooney's House

    09/28/2011 12:37:04 PM PDT · by posterchild · 53 replies
    When staying at George Clooney's Italian villa you might end up in the lake - without your clothes on! Access Hollywood caught up with the actor at the premiere of this latest movie, "The Ides of March," where he told us that his Lake Como palazzo has a long history of inspiring distinguished newscasters to take a dip in the pristine waters. ... "George said, 'Walter Conkrite was here, when Conkrite was here he jumped in the lake! And he did it on the second night. Now, we're here on the first night, we're having wine, we're having a beautiful...
  • Hollywood stars open wallets for Obama (Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Will Ferrell...)

    07/17/2011 10:37:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/17/11 | MACKENZIE WEINGER
    President Barack Obama’s latest fundraising report resembles an A-list of Hollywood stars, with donations from some of the top celebrities in the entertainment industry. Among the more than 550,000 donors to the president’s 2012 reelection bid were big-name movie stars including actors George Clooney, Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, Michael Keaton, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, also gave to the 2012 campaign, according to the latest Federal Election Commission report. Jennifer Garner and Gwyneth Paltrow both contributed under their married names —Affleck and Martin, respectively.
  • Obama speaks to the stars; Tom Hanks suggests 'five-and-a-half more years'

    04/22/2011 12:25:26 PM PDT · by Justaham · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-22-11 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama asked for support Thursday from a small Los Angeles audience dotted with Hollywood stars. Speaking in a tiny room of the Italian restaurant Tavern to a an audience of 60 that included Steven Spielberg, Will Ferrell, Tom Hanks and George Clooney, Obama said he understood frustration with his compromises with centrist Democrats and Republicans on healthcare, ending the Bush tax rates for the wealthy and other issues. Over the past two and a half years, Obama said, he was sure there were times "where you're reading the papers or you're watching TV and you're saying, 'Ah, Obama, you...
  • George Clooney Called as Witness in Berlusconi Sex Trial (Video)

    03/30/2011 10:08:31 AM PDT · by · 4 replies
    Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has called upon Hollywood Actor George Clooney to be among his defense witnesses for when he goes on trial. Berlusconi has been accused of having sex with a Moroccan nightclub dancer when she was 17, which is below the legal age for prostitution in Italy.
  • The Evil Rich vs. The People—Who’s (REALLY) Who in Hollywood?

    03/18/2011 9:36:40 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    Red White Blue News ^ | 3/18/2011 | Ann-Marie
    I recently watched a video of actress Susan Sarandon being interviewed at the protest in Wisconsin. Susan bravely cheered for solidarity, decried plutocracy in America and she spoke out about those horrible, greedy people known as ‘The Wealthy.’ Of course, I naturally thought she was talking about HERSELF. After all, Susan Sarandon has been a famous movie star for many decades, and I was pretty sure she had accumulated quite a bit of money. But no, apparently “The Wealthy” Sarandon spoke of was Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker (or as she called him, “idiot Walker”). “It takes a lot of courage...
  • 'Sex, drugs and why I'll never run for office,' by George Clooney

    02/23/2011 4:15:18 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:15 PM on 23rd February 2011 | Paul Thompson
    George Clooney has revealed the reason he will never become a politician - he has a bad boy past. The Hollywood star, who has campaigned tirelessly for the people of Sudan, said he wasn't squeaky clean and his past could come back to haunt him if he ever held office. 'I didn't live my life in the right way for politics, you knowI f***ed too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that's the truth,' he said.
  • Did Clooney Just Say Multi-Culturalism Doesn't Work?

    01/19/2011 5:50:53 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's one thing for my favorite political podcaster, the National Review's John Derbyshire, to assert, as he is often wont to do, that multi-culturalism doesn't work. But George Clooney? Yet that was the point the actor seemed to make, appearing on Morning Joe today to discuss the recent referendum in which the people of southern Sudan voted overwhelmingly to secede from the north. View video here.
  • Clooney asks Obama for commitments on Sudan

    10/14/2010 1:02:37 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 12 2010 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama met with activist-actor George Clooney at the White House on Tuesday to discuss U.S. involvement in Sudan ahead of a critical election early next year in Africa's largest nation. Clooney recently returned from Sudan, and is asking the U.S. and world community to use international pressure and robust diplomacy to prevent violence ahead of the Jan. 9 election. The election is an independence referendum on south Sudan that is likely to split the country in two, and there are fears that the vote could lead to a new outbreak of north-south civil war.<>
  • George Clooney in Southern Sudan over war worries

    10/07/2010 2:58:28 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 50 replies · 1+ views
    APNews ^ | october 6 2010 | Unknown
    American actor George Clooney is visiting the little known region of Southern Sudan. The U.N. Security Council arrived to a raucous welcome on Wednesday, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum also made a recent trip here. The high-level visits are putting the spotlight on the Texas-sized area of Sudan that is far less known to Americans than the western region of Darfur, where mass atrocities have been committed over the last decade. Southern Sudan is three months from a Jan. 9 independence vote that could see Africa's largest country break in two. The vote _ and the potential of...
  • George Clooney and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis quash rumours of a split

    04/17/2010 1:39:46 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 26 replies · 1,517+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | April 16 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    George Clooney was quick to stifle recent rumours that he had split up with Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis. And if these pictures of the couple getting intimate in Hawaii are anything to go by, breaking up could not be further from their minds. Clooney, 48, took time out from filming his new movie The Descendants with a stroll along the harbour with his Sardinian girlfriend.
  • Haiti telethon, Jan. 22, hosted by George Clooney -- OBAMA-THON in the making?

    01/16/2010 6:02:19 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 12 replies · 612+ views
    self | 1/16/10 | NewJerseyJoe
    Loser actor George Clooney is hosting a telethon for Haiti on January 22. A worthwhile cause, but let's see if the following happen: we'll hear how magnificent the Teleprompter is andhow bad the U.S. (specifically G.W. Bush) ishow "climate change" and healthcare are part of the problemhow the Teleprompter is the only thing that can save the world. To top it off, this telethon is being held on the same day as the Right-to-Life March in Washington, DC -- and the tens of millions murdered by abortion far outnumber those killed by the earthquake. But you don't see any Hollywood...
  • MTV, Clooney team up for Haiti telethon

    01/14/2010 8:55:23 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 12 replies · 545+ views ^ | Jan 14, 2010 | ABC/ Rueters
    Print Email Share Add to My Stories MTV, Clooney team up for Haiti telethon Posted 6 hours 34 minutes ago Updated 6 hours 2 minutes ago George Clooney George Clooney will host the January 22 event. (Getty Images: Francois Durand) * Related Story: Wyclef Jean in Haiti aid appeal MTV says it is working with George Clooney to stage a telethon for Haitian earthquake relief. It will be held on January 22. A representative for the music television network says finer details are still being worked out. Host Clooney is expected to be joined by as yet unnamed movie and...
  • Clooney Organizing Telethon for Haiti (Smug Alert)

    01/14/2010 5:51:50 PM PST · by kristinn · 19 replies · 1,086+ views
    Variety ^ | Thursday, January 14, 2010 | Jon Weisman
    SMUG ALERT!George Clooney is leading an effort to organize a Jan. 22 primetime telethon to raise money for aid to victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The details of the telethon were in the embryonic stage as of Thursday afternoon, but the existing plan is for it to air from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern. MTV Networks said it is collaborating with Clooney on the telethon, and HBO and CBS confirmed they are on board.
  • Grapes of Wrath for a service economy (George Will likes George Clooney's latest movie)

    12/21/2009 3:51:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 1,023+ views
    National Post ^ | 12/21/2009 | George F. Will
    "Last year," Ryan Bingham says, “I spent 322 days on the road, which means that I had to spend 43 miserable days at home.” Home is an Omaha rental unit less furnished than a hotel room. He likes it that way. Today, he is where he feels at home, in an airport — glass walls and glistening steel, synthetic sincerity and antiseptic hospitality. Today, he is showing Natalie, a ferocious young colleague, how an expert road warrior deals with lines at security screening: Avoid, he says, getting behind travelers with infants (“I’ve never seen a stroller collapse in less than...
  • Bono and George Clooney

    08/31/2009 1:50:16 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 15 replies · 1,149+ views
    August 31 2009 | Niuhuru
    I am writing a paper called "Hollywood Interference" and I would appreciate it if my fellow FReepers could give me quotes and links to their quasi-political activities. I am writing a paper on how actors and actresses have interfered and damaged the US by their interference in affairs of state.
  • Sisters, Victims, Heroes Amid The Horrors of Darfur Acts of Courage and Selflessness(Actor Clooney)

    03/04/2009 5:02:41 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies · 656+ views ^ | 2009-03-04 | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
    So I¡¯m bunking with George Clooney in a little room in a guest house here in eastern Chad, near Darfur in Sudan. We each have a mattress on the floor, the¡°shower¡±is a rubber hose that doesn¡¯t actually produce any water, and George¡¯s side of the room has a big splotch of something that sure looks like blood. He¡¯s using me to learn more about Darfur, and I¡¯m using him to ease you into a column about genocide. Manipulation all around - and, luckily, neither of us snores. (But stay tuned to this series for salacious gossip if he talks in...
  • Tom Hanks is the new George Clooney. But w/o the rugged good looks. And the hair. And the chicks.

    02/22/2009 9:13:17 AM PST · by slomark · 38 replies · 1,097+ views
    Remember back when Tom Hanks was a lovable goof ball who made TV shows like “Bosom Buddies” and movies like “Big?” On one hand, he didn’t win any Academy Awards. But on the other hand, he didn’t annoy the hell out of us with any offensive anti-Mormon comments. Looks like we’re not alone. Here’s what Andrew Brietbart had to say about Hanks on a recent O’Reilly show: “I would say that Tom Hanks has been doing this for many years. It’s just now coming to our notice that he has been running with the far left in Hollywood. Back in...