George Clooney is a man of relatively few words in the sense that you don’t see his grill in your face every day on the front of tabloid magazines and gossip sites like this one. However, he’s promoting a new movie now, so he’s doing some mag covers – classy publications only, of course – and has been spewing out gems to the likes of GQ and now, Esquire.
So, what’s the Silver Fox ranting about this time around? Oh, just Twitter and how stupid celebrities who are on social networking are. Well, can’t argue with that.
In an exclusive interview conducted at the superstar’s LA home, editor Alex Bilmes talks to Clooney about the pro and cons of fame, life as a single man and the endless Internet gossip about his sexuality.
On being a celebrity, he says: “Not that I’m comparing myself to Clark Gable or whoever but they couldn’t survive in this environment. They’d punch the shit out of some people. It requires a kind of Zen quality.”
The Gravity star also shares his views on social media, saying: “I think anyone who is famous is a moron if they’re on Twitter. It’s just stupid.”
Well, I mean, Twitter is really useful to keep up on news and it’s a good way for actors/musicians to keep their fans updated on their projects and tour dates, etc. There’s also the fact that they can forge a more “personal” relationship with their fans, which is, in this day and age, really important. An artist has to be liked, has to seem accessible. I think this probably applies slightly more to pop stars than it does to actors, per se, but I think George sorta seems like a grumpy old man with this. He doesn’t understand the role technology plays in the careers of young artists so he dubs it “stupid”. Oh, dear.
December 5, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
George Clooney is the poster child for bachelorhood. Sure, he’s had some “long term” relationships, but everyone has always known that he would never, ever tie the knot. It’s like he’s allergic to weddings. He was married to someone called Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993 but swore off marriage after then. Damn, dude, was it that bad?
In any case, his aversion to locking shit down via legal documents has long been part of the Clooney lure, and it’s almost an endearing part of his personality at this point (for those who aren’t dating him, I suppose). But George has still got heart and says that he just hasn’t met the greatest love of his life yet. What will happen when he does? Well, they’ll probably date for a couple of years until she decides she DOES want to get married (even though she said she was totally fine with not tying the knot when the relationship started) and that she wants kids (which he doesn’t) and it’ll all go to shit and then he’ll find someone new.
What, too cynical?
I bet you’re wondering what George’s ideal woman is like, too, eh? Here’s what he told W Magazine:
“When I was a kid, I was in love with Audrey Hepburn. I watched Roman Holiday when I was 11, and I thought she was as elegant as anything I’d ever seen. And I fell madly in love with her.
“I also always loved Grace Kelly. I mean, when she comes out of the water in To Catch a Thief, I thought, ‘That’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen’.”
Well, there you go, women. Just look like an old Hollywood actress and George Clooney might fall madly in love with you!
Side note: What in Georges Seurat hell is that picture? AWFUL.
December 4, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
George Clooney got the ole Batclaws out when he lashed out at Russell Crowe, and I think that’s great, because Russell Crowe is kind of a dick. In an interview with Esquire magazine, Mr. Clooney said (via E Online),
He picked a fight with me. He started it for no reason at all. He put out this thing saying, ‘George Clooney, Harrison Ford, and Robert De Niro are sellouts’…He really went after me. And so I sent him a note going, ‘Dude, the only people who succeed when two famous people are fighting is People magazine. What the f-ck is wrong with you?
WORD. His publicist backs up the statement, saying, “George was asked about it and told the truth.” You go, Clooney!
Who do you think is more insufferable: Russell Crowe or George Clooney?
November 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
George Clooney is totally cool with ruining pal Sandra Bullock’s dress, but he’s not okay with dating her. It appears that he thinks of Bullock as a “bro.” A solid bro. Or maybe it’s that she dated a “bro.” Basically, George Clooney comes off a Barney Stinson when explaining why he’s not into co-star Sandra Bullock ~~in that way~~. From E! News via E Online:
She was dating one of my best friends … There’s a certain bro code, you know what I mean? I’ve known her a long, long time.
That’s kind of funny. Even older, super famous, super rich, super successful celebs have the same relationship issues we do. I really can’t tell from this whether Mr. Clooney thinks of Ms. Bullock as a “bro” or if he feels that he would break the “bro code” because she dated one of his bros. Which bro?
What do you guys think? LOL WHY AM I EVEN THINKING THIS HARD ABOUT THIS. Lord.
October 3, 2013 at 6:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
George Clooney is such a prankster! He and his super cool celeb friends got Sandra Bullock to jump into a pool with her clothes on. She thought they were all jumping in, but nope! Nicole Kidman didn’t fall for it. Or maybe she was in on it. She’s Nicole Kidman, she wasn’t jumping in any goddamn pools in her lovely gowns. She practically is Grace Kelly. And I love her. What the hell was I talking about?
Oh, right. Mr. Clooney’s prank. Here’s what Ms. Bullock said on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (via People):
I went to the bathroom and came out and there was George and someone else with just their pants on going, ‘We’re gonna go in the pool,’ and I was like, ‘Really?’ ” she told Leno. “And so I held their hands and on the count of three, and in slow motion I see Nicole Kidman with a stack of towels … and I jump, and they let go, and I go in the pool. [...] But the sad part was I wore this cute little lace dress that I paid a lot of money for, and as I got out, it started disintegrating.
Right, I’m sure you “paid a lot of money” for the dress. I’m sure it wasn’t given to you. I like that you’re trying to connect with the people, Sandra.
Bullock and Clooney star together in Gravity, in which they play astronauts who get stranded in space. The trailer gave me god awful anxiety. Which means I think it’s going to be a good film and I may actually see it.
I would totally let George Clooney prank me. It sounds like great fun. Let’s have a moment of sad face for the unnamed “someone else” in the story, who clearly wasn’t famous enough for a mention. :(
September 30, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Never mind that it’s only August. Zimbio polled their readers and came up with the hottest 25 actors of 2013. Here’s who they are. Where do you stand? Do you agree or disagree? Number one was surprising to me, in the, “let pause and think, ‘…really?’” way. And can you guess who made the top 10 that also made the top 10 in the Ugliest Men list?
25. Alexander Skarsgard
24. Zac Efron
23. Chris Evans
22. Paul Walker
21. James Franco
20. Ben Affleck
19. Robert Downey Jr.
18. Leonardo DiCaprio
17. Jake Gyllenhaal
16. Liam Hemsworth
15. Ian Somerhalder
14. Orlando Bloom
13. George Clooney
12. Henry Cavill
11. Gerard Butler
10. Channing Tatum
9. Brad Pitt
8. Chris Hemsworth
7. Josh Duhamel
6. Johnny Depp
5. Bradley Cooper
4. Hugh Jackman
3. Ryan Reynolds
2. Ryan Gosling
1. Chris Pine