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Clooney Sells Tequila Brand in $1B Deal

Star will keep promoting Casamigos

(Newser) - Global liquor behemoth Diageo says it will pay up to $1 billion to buy a tequila brand co-founded by movie star George Clooney. Clooney founded the Casamigos brand four years ago with partners Rande Gerber and Mike Meldma. Diageo says it will pay $700 million for Casamigos at first, and... More »

George and Amal Clooney's Twins Are Here

Ella and Alexander have arrived

(Newser) - George and Amal Clooney have welcomed their twins, a son and a daughter, People reports. "This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives," George Clooney said in a statement Tuesday. "Ella, Alexander, and Amal are all healthy, happy, and doing fine. George... More »

Clooney Breaks Silence on Becoming a Dad

He and Amal consider it an 'adventure'

(Newser) - George Clooney has given his first public comments on the subject of his impending fatherhood . "We are really happy and really excited. It's going to be an adventure," he said during an interview on the French program Rencontres de Cinema, per People . "We've sort of... More »

The Clooneys Are Having Twins

Mazel tov

(Newser) - Just when you thought George Clooney's marriage was the biggest surprise he had in store for the world—he and his wife of two years are expecting twins. Host Julie Chen revealed the couple's news on Thursday's episode of The Talk, Us reports. "Beyonce is not... More »

NCIS: Los Angeles Star Miguel Ferrer Dead at 61

George Clooney mourns cousin

(Newser) - Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on the CBS hit NCIS: Los Angeles and, before that, to NBC crime drama Crossing Jordan, has died, the AP reports. CBS says Ferrer died Thursday of cancer at his Los Angeles home. He was 61. He had played Assistant... More »

This Is the Most Overpaid Actor—Again

Johnny Depp's last 3 films did not do well at the box office

(Newser) - For the second year running, Johnny Depp is Hollywood's most overpaid actor, per Forbes ' annual list. Depp's last three movies (including Alice Through the Looking Glass, which totally bombed) returned just $2.80 at the box office for every $1 he was paid. The rest of the... More »

5 Actors Who Overindulged for the Sake of the Craft

Think chugging microwaved ice cream

(Newser) - Thanksgiving is coming up, and in the spirit of overindulgence, MEL magazine offers up a list of "the disgusting ways actors have gained weight for their roles." A sampling:
  • Forget articles about "how to lose 30 pounds in 30 days." George Clooney reportedly gained 30 pounds
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Watch George Clooney Learn About Brangelina

He had no idea until a reporter asked him

(Newser) - The surprise divorce of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt continues to dominate the entertainment headlines. Some coverage:
  • George Clooney didn't know about his friends' split until asked about it by a reporter. "I feel very sorry to hear that," says the surprised actor. See his full reaction
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Amal Clooney Aiding Ex-ISIS Captive, With George's Blessing

Human rights lawyer is helping Nadia Murad seek justice for the Yazidi people

(Newser) - Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who survived captivity as an ISIS sex slave, was named a UN goodwill ambassador Friday—the first time a human trafficking survivor was named as such, Time reports. Murad has another distinction: a high-profile human rights lawyer helping her cause of bringing ISIS criminals... More »

Money Monster Is 'Implausible,' Yet 'Realistic'

George Clooney and Julia Roberts are great, the plot not so much

(Newser) - A desperate man who suffered from poor financial advice takes TV’s Wall Street whiz hostage live on the air in Money Monster, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. The flick is certainly timely, but is it worth your, well, money? Here's what critics are saying.
  • Consider it a
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Clooney: Rid Politics of Big Money, So I Don't Have to Raise It

Actor raised 'obscene' amount of money for Hillary Clinton this weekend

(Newser) - George Clooney would like to get big money out of politics—so he doesn't have to raise it. As the AP reports, Clooney hosted two weekend fundraisers in California on behalf of Hillary Clinton. Donations for attendees at an event in San Francisco topped out at $353,000 per... More »

Sanders Calls Clinton's Dinner With Clooney 'Obscene'

But the actor isn't the problem, he says

(Newser) - Sharing a seat with Hillary Clinton and George and Amal Clooney at an April 15 Bay Area fundraiser will cost you. At $353,400, Politico notes two head-table seats are going for 400% the average annual income for San Francisco. Bernie Sanders has a word for it: "Obscene."... More »

George Clooney: Awkward Proposal Took 25 Minutes

He tells the story to Ellen DeGeneres

(Newser) - George Clooney went on Ellen DeGeneres' show Thursday, where he told the story of how he proposed to his now-wife Amal—and it was a doozy. As Clooney explained , the couple hadn't discussed the idea of getting married, so Amal had no idea what was going on, despite the... More »

George Clooney Is This Rescue Dog's Hero

He adopted the dog 'no one else wanted' for his parents

(Newser) - If you didn't already love George Clooney, you might after hearing this story: The actor recently adopted a "dog no one wanted" from an Ohio animal rescue, Fox 8 Cleveland reports. As the LuvFurMutts rescue explains on Facebook , Nate the terrier was rescued out of a 22-dog hoarding... More »

5 Actors Who Hated Their Own Films

Channing Tatum is the latest to weigh in

(Newser) - Tell us how you really feel, Channing Tatum. The actor went on Howard Stern's show today and said of 2009's GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, in which he played Duke , "I f---ing hate that movie. I hate that movie." He explained that as a young... More »

Tomorrowland Ekes Out $32.2M Win—Barely

'Pitch Perfect 2' hot on heels of flopping Clooney tentpole

(Newser) - The "beautiful, flawed adventure" that is Tomorrowland eked out a win at this weekend's box office, but only just: The George Clooney tentpole pulled down $32.2 million, notes the Hollywood Reporter , well below expectations that had soared as high as $50 million. It narrowly beat out Pitch ... More »

Tomorrowland Is a Beautiful, Flawed Adventure

Critics split on sci-fi flick with impressive visuals

(Newser) - Hope is pitted against doom in Disney's Tomorrowland, a sci-fi flick about a girl who finds a magic pin that takes her to a kind of utopian world at risk alongside a ravaged Earth. From animation marvel Brad Bird, it stars George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, and some impressive young... More »

11 Celeb Secrets Dished by the Household Help

Including more than you wanted to know about Ryan Gosling's bathroom habits

(Newser) - Having a housekeeper or an assistant is apparently dangerous business in Hollywood: Radar rounds up 26 famous employers who've had their secrets dished by such employees.
  • Christina Aguilera: A few years back, staffers revealed that they were constantly picking up maid and nurse costumes off the floor, because Aguilera
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Marisa Tomei Playing Gloria Steinem

In upcoming HBO miniseries

(Newser) - Gloria Steinem is getting her own HBO miniseries, and there are some big names attached: Marisa Tomei will play the feminist icon, as well as serve as executive producer alongside Kathy Najimy and George Clooney. Steinem herself is a consultant. Ms. will follow the journalist/activist in the early days of... More »

Here Are Your Golden Globes Winners

Your running list of the night's awards

(Newser) - After Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's opening monologue , the Golden Globes were off and running:
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture went to JK Simmons for Whiplash.
  • Best Supporting Actress, TV went to Joanne Froggatt for Downton Abbey. Onstage, she mentioned a letter she got from a rape
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