George Clooney has been arrested in Washington, D.C. during a protest over the Sudan crisis.
Clooney was leading a protest in front of the Sudanese embassy in D.C. when he was hauled away by secret service agents.
Clooney’s publicist Stan Rosenfield tells TMZ, “They were protesting the violence committed by the government of Sudan on its own innocent men, women and children. They were demanding they allow humanitarian aid into the country before it becomes the largest humanitarian crisis in the world.”
Sources connected with George tell us he feels good about the arrest because it puts the spotlight on the crisis.
We’re told a dozen people got arrested including congressmen, leaders of the human rights community, Sudanese citizens, and George’s father … Nick Clooney.
TMZ updated the story a few minutes later, saying that Georgie was arrested for crossing a police line:
Clooney was arrested for crossing a police line … which is a misdemeanor offense.
Clooney was arrested by the uniformed division of the U.S. Secret Service … but he’s currently being booked into a D.C. police station.
I guess you aren’t a hip, humanitarian celebrity unless you get arrested for protesting something humanitarian-related and … I don’t know, foreign.
No, I’m kidding. I agree with a lot of what Clooney and others have been peddling about the Sudanese offenses, because I really think we should all be taking care of one another – and that includes all of our international friends, too – but … meh. I’m just not one of those protesting types. And there was a Mitch Hedberg joke I once heard that pretty much sums the way I feel up entirely: “I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it.” Smooth, right?
March 16, 2012 at 9:30 am by Sarah
“I think it’s a stupid thing. I think it’s stupid for anyone, whether they’re celebrated or not, I don’t believe their 911 call should be broadcast around the world, but that’s my opinion. What’s happening and what people have to remember is that people are getting famous from Facebook and Twitter, so it’s not just about people here, it’s about everybody. There won’t be any version of privacy. So it’s going to be a tricky thing.”
You said it, George. It is stupid – no matter who it is – and that’s the exact point I made last week when I, you know, said the same thing. There’s a fine line between what can be considered public knowledge and what’s not, and I think that 911 calls (since they can be, I suppose, considered private health information) kind of cross the line into “stuff not suitable for public consumption,” much like social security numbers, banking information, dental history; whatever.
Naturally, this would be a good segueway to discuss Demi, since discussing her and speculating about her state of mind and body is, you know, a horse of an entirely different colored in comparison to releasing their 911 calls to the public, duh. According to sources, Demi’s not in rehab, but in “spiritual counseling.” Because that’s going to do a lot for her anorexia problem, isn’t it? From what I gather about “spiritual counseling,” some of it relies heavily on detoxing the body (from, you know, everything including food) and I’m not quite sure Demi should be purging anything but drugs from her system these days. She can’t afford to fast, folks. From E! Online:
While rumors have surfaced suggesting she’s already entered a residential rehab facility (with Utah’s Cirque Lodge among the most speculated upon), sources tell E! News that as of last week, at least, Moore was not enrolled in such a program. Her exact whereabouts are uncertain, as she has yet to surface in public since her dramatic hospitalization, though as of Sunday she was not yet back at her Beverly Hills home.
However, sources close to the Striptease star tell E! News that Moore has been receiving some sort of “spiritual counseling.”
That’s cute how they put the ‘Striptease star’ comment in there. I mean, come on. Who really remembers Demi from Striptease? If we’re talking about girlfriend in a positive light here (which, honestly, I guess we should be trying at the very least), we should be referring to her as ‘the Ghost star’ or the ‘One Crazy Summer’ star, or hell, even the ‘G.I. Jane’ star, just without the backhanded, underlying gastrointestinal reference.
I hope Demi gets better, because I think she’s in a much better place than, say, people like Lindsay Lohan are. I think she’s had it pretty rough, and with regard to her perception of self-worth, I think she’s got a lot of work to do on making herself better. I think Demi, as opposed to people like, say, Lindsay Lohan, wants to get well. But I think that she’s got to get over this Ashton thing and move on as quickly and efficiently as possible, because it’s only going to drag her down more.
I guess laying off the drugs would probably help, too, though, huh?
January 31, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
“She’s tall. She can take me two out of three falls.” Then, to clarify: “She can kick my ass.”
Rancic also tried to get a straight answer out of Clooney about plans for babymakin’, which is Rancic’s favorite topic. No dice, Rancic!
But 11-year-old Amara Miller, who plays Clooney’s daughter in The Descendants, warns that Clooney isn’t really dad material: “Let me just say, he wouldn’t be good as a father,” she said. “George likes being an adult. George has fun being an adult, and I don’t think he would like having kids.”
At The Descendants‘ LA premiere on November 15:
November 17, 2011 at 9:30 am by Jenn
“He has been a special for me, and very important, just as a father would be. Between us there was more of a father-daughter relationship. I was unable to clarify this up ’til now.”
This sounds great, right? It sounds like paradise, actually. I know that there have been times in my life when I’ve been dating someone and I’ve thought to myself “you know what would make this romantic relationship even more special? If we had more of a father-daughter dynamic going on.” And that’s why this little revelation makes me a little angry, because Elisabetta and George had that, and they threw it all away.
You don’t let something that special go, Elisabetta. Once you find a partner that you see as a parental figure, you grab on with both hands, and you hold on tight. Better luck next time, girl. You live and learn*.
*Why yes, I did thoroughly creep myself out with this whole story.
October 31, 2011 at 5:30 am by Emily
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September 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Jenn
You know who’s really starting to get on my nerves? This ^^ guy. Seriously. And it’s not even because he’s rich and successful and famous and an admired humanitarian and everyone admires him and blah blah blah blah blah. It’s not even because he can clearly get any woman (or, ahem, girl) he wants – it’s that he thinks he can get any get any woman he wants. And it shows in the way that he’s got positively no discerning eye when it comes to serial dating. As if he’ll pretty much date anyone interested, with the exception of those who aren’t famous and those who have physical deformities like, you know, not looking like a GD supermodel.
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