George Clooney

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Clooney Lost 25-Plus Pounds for Film, Ended Up in Hospital

Actor, 59, who dropped weight for role in 'The Midnight Sky,' ended up with pancreatitis

(Newser) - George Clooney takes his acting and directing seriously, but he may have taken the former too seriously while preparing for his latest role in The Midnight Sky, coming out on Netflix Dec. 23. To play a cancer-riddled scientist left on Earth after an apocalyptic nuclear event, Clooney dropped nearly 30...

These 4 Figures Now Have Something Big in Common

Dr. Fauci, George Clooney, Regina King, Selena Gomez are 'People' mag's 'People of the Year'

(Newser) - People magazine has named George Clooney, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Selena Gomez, and Regina King as its 2020 "People of the Year." The magazine revealed its list Wednesday morning as part of a year-end double issue with four covers. The four will be celebrated for their positive impact in...

Clooney: Here's Why I Gave 14 Friends $1M Each

'I just thought basically if I get hit by a bus, they're all in the will'

(Newser) - George Clooney is now a happily married man. But in 2013, when he thought he might remain a bachelor forever, his friends were his family—and he was very good to them. In an interview with GQ , which has named him its "Icon of the Year," the 59-year-old...

Ghislaine Maxwell Saw Her at 19: 'Oh My God, Who Is That?'

So says an old pal in the upcoming Lifetime docuseries, 'Surviving Jeffrey Epstein'

(Newser) - The latest Ghislaine Maxwell tidbits are par for the course—allegations of sex and debauchery—but it's still hard to look away. In a docuseries about her time with Jeffrey Epstein, she apparently oohed and ahhed over the sight of 19-year-old Paris Hilton at a party in the early...

Clooney Reacts to Nespresso-Linked Child Labor Exposé

'Clearly this board and this company still have work to do. And that work will be done'

(Newser) - George Clooney has been Nespresso's brand ambassador since 2006, but after an investigation claimed to find six of the company's Guatemalan coffee suppliers use child labor, the actor is expressing regret. Per Deadline and CNN , he says he joined Nespresso's sustainability advisory board seven years ago (along...

Fake George Clooney Tracked Down in Thailand

(Newser) - After six years on the run, an Italian man accused of impersonating actor George Clooney to sell a line of clothing has been arrested. After a surveillance operation that included the use of a drone, police surrounded a luxury villa in Pattaya, Thailand, where Francesco Galdelli, 58, and his wife,...

Clooney Calls for Boycott of 2 Luxury Hotels in US

They're owned by Brunei, which is imposing draconian penalties for adultery, gay sex

(Newser) - The news was jarring: The small nation of Brunei plans to start stoning to death people who have gay sex or commit adultery. Now, George Clooney hopes to inflict some economic pain in the hope of getting sultan Hassanal Bolkiah to rescind the Sharia law punishments, reports the BBC . In...

Hollywood A-Listers Revolt Against Oscars

Hundreds of big-name actors, directors, cinematographers slam Academy decision

(Newser) - The backlash against the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues, and increasingly bigger names are joining the fray. After announcing that four awards would be bestowed during commercial breaks at the Feb. 24 Oscars, there was immediate pushback from those who said it was insulting to recipients in...

George Clooney Hit by Car in Italy

Actor is 'fine,' escaped with only minor injuries, after collision on his motorbike

(Newser) - George Clooney is "fine" but recovering after he was hit by a car in Sardinia on Tuesday. Clooney had departed his Costa Corallina hotel on what's variously described as a motorbike or scooter when he was hit by a car around 8:15am local time. Per CNN , Clooney—...

How Amal and George Fell In Love

Clooneys both talk to 'Vogue' for profile of Amal

(Newser) - Amal Clooney opens up about the early days of her relationship with her husband, George, in a new Vogue cover story. She met the actor when she accompanied a friend to Clooney's house on Lake Como, Italy; he recalls that he not only found the acclaimed human rights attorney...

Clooneys Make Big Move to Fight School Shootings

'Our children's lives depend on it'

(Newser) - George and Amal Clooney are making a big move in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting: The celebrity couple is donating $500,000 to March For Our Lives , the Washington, DC, protest demanding gun control planned for next month by survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...

George Clooney's Latest Has Dismal Opening Weekend

Suburbicon only made $2.8M

(Newser) - George Clooney's Suburbicon notched one of the most dismal wide-release debuts in recent years on a sluggish pre-Halloween weekend where the horror sequel Jigsaw topped all releases despite an underperforming debut, AP reports. According to studio estimates Sunday, the eighth Saw film landed at No. 1 with $16.3...

Clooney's Suburbicon Is 'Tone-Deaf' Failure

Critics call it 'shameful,' 'strikingly bad'

(Newser) - You'd think only good fun could come from George Clooney directing Matt Damon in Suburbicon . Apparently not so. The satire touching on murder, fraud, and also racism in 1950s suburbia has just a 29% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes . Here's what they're saying.
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Matt Damon on Weinstein: I Only Knew 'He Was an A------'

George Clooney also speaks, plus more on the fallen producer

(Newser) - Matt Damon and George Clooney continue to declare they were in the dark when it came to Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misdeeds. On Good Morning America Monday to promote Clooney's new film, Suburbicon, in which Damon stars, Damon said, "When people say like, 'Everybody knew,'...

Late-Night Hosts Weigh In on Weinstein Scandal

'NYT' denies 'gutting' Weinstein story in 2004

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein may have no future in Hollywood—but his sexual misconduct scandal is causing a lot of people to delve into the past. Amid questions over whether the producer's predatory behavior could have been halted a lot sooner, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet has denied Sharon...

George Clooney Unleashes Rant Against Steve Bannon

Actor mocks him as a failed screenwriter

(Newser) - George Clooney is taking some high-profile shots against Steve Bannon. While at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his movie Suburbicon, Clooney let loose, reports Entertainment Weekly . In particular, he mocked the newly departed White House adviser for his unsuccessful attempt to succeed in Hollywood years ago. “Steve...

Clooneys Give $1M to Fight Domestic Extremists

Southern Poverty Law Center gets grant from Clooney Foundation for Justice

(Newser) - George and Amal Clooney's Clooney Foundation for Justice has given a $1 million grant to the Southern Poverty Law Center to combat hate groups in the US, the Los Angeles Times reports. "What happened in Charlottesville, and what is happening in communities across our country, demands our collective...

Why Clooney Is Furious With a French Magazine

The star threatens to have Voici prosecuted

(Newser) - George Clooney says photographers who captured images of him and his wife, Amal Clooney, cradling their newborn twins will be "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," the AP reports. The pictures published by French magazine Voici were taken at the couple's villa near Lake Como...

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...

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...

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