George Clooney: “Steve Bannon Is A Failed F***ing Screenwriter”

George Clooney (image: Josh Jensen via Flickr)

George Clooney, speaking to reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his new film Suburbicon, went off on former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Via EW:

“Steve Bannon is a failed f—ing screenwriter, and if you’ve ever read [his] screenplay, it’s unbelievable. Now, if he’d somehow managed miraculously to get that thing produced, he’d still be in Hollywood, still making movies and licking my ass to get me to do one of his stupid-ass screenplays.”

“You know, they say I’m out of touch. You want to call me a Hollywood liberal? Come at me. I sold ladies shoes, I sold insurance door to door, I worked at an all-night liquor store, I cut tobacco for a living. I can change the fan belt on my car. I grew up in that world in Kentucky. I know every bit of that world, and I know my friends and what they believe. And I know this is not a moment in our history that we’ll look back and be proud of. So if I’m not standing on the side I believe to be right, I’d be ashamed.”

More at the link 🙂

Funny: Jimmy Kimmel’s “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets”

Jimmy Kimmel brings us another installment of that fan favorite – Mean Tweets.

Watch as Jeff Bridges, Kristen Bell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Bette Midler, Liam Neeson, Emily Blunt, Salma Hayek, Andrew Garfield, Jack Black, Halle Berry, Tobey Maguire, Naomi Watts and George Clooney all read actual posts from the Twitterverse.

Some shrug it off; some have a few choice responses 🙂

Trailer: George Clooney in “Tomorrowland”

Spectacular new trailer for the upcoming Tomorrowland from Disney starring George Clooney.

“Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.”

Directed by Brad Bird – In theaters May 22nd.

George Clooney is engaged

One of Hollywood’s most famous bachelors is off the market! is reporting that the the Oscar winner, 52, is engaged to British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, 36, whom he began dating last fall. They’ve been spotted together in London, New York, Tanzania and the Seychelles.

Apparently it was hard not to notice the giant diamond on Alamuddin’s left ring finger when the two met Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber for dinner Thursday in Malibu, Calif.

Born in Beirut, Alamuddin studied at Oxford and NYU and is fluent in three languages.

(from USA Today)

Sandra Bullock/George Clooney “Gravity” breaks $100 million world-wide in first week

Not only  setting an October record this past weekend at the U.S. box office, “Gravity” crossed the $100 million mark globally on Tuesday.

Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, the popular space drama earned an
additional $6.6 million Tuesday in the U.S.– almost unheard of for
midweek in October—bringing its domestic total to $68.4 million.

“Gravity’s” overseas take currently stands at $35.8 million.

Apparently, much of the weekend ticket sales (80%) were sold for the 3D version. Usually not my thing, but I’m guessing if that’s what’s driving this puppy, I should see it the way everyone else is…

The film’s $55.6 million launch over the weekend is apparently a career best for stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.  The previous October record holder was “Paranormal Acitvity 3” with  $52.6 million in 2011.


“Gravity” hits record as best October movie opening ever

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney's new movie GRAVITY hit October box office records

In space, no one can hear you scream.

Unless you’re George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, in which case a record amount of people heard you scream.

Gravity lifted off this weekend with a soaring $55.5
million, the best October opening ever.

I haven’t seen it yet, but plan to.  All I’ve heard are rave reviews.

And I love both of the movie’s stars. 

Trailer: “Gravity” starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock

Oh jeez, this jump-started my “slow coffee” wake-up. The movie trailer is not intended for viewing during a quiet morning in bed. I love both actors, but I don’t know how I could get through this movie. I think it would scare me to death. Too many issues with being abandoned or trapped… (heart still pounding a bit…)

“Gravity” – a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space.

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.

The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left.

But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.

Opening 18th October, 2013.

George Clooney “duets” with Neil Diamond shares this cute video of George Clooney and Neil Diamond.

While attending the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills last Saturday, the Oscar-winning actor was coaxed by singer Neil Diamond into singing a few bars of his hit “Sweet Caroline.”

Clooney, who was honored with the Brass Ring award for his humanitarian efforts, had been assured by Diamond that he wouldn’t be put on the spot to sing along. US magazine reports Diamond joking to the crowd, “I promised him that I wouldn’t [ask him to sing], but I lied.”

Singer or not – watching this reminds me what a good looking guy Clooney is. I know that’s redundant to even say, but, damn…

Win a lunch date with George Clooney and benefit LGBT students across the country

For the right price, you can get a lunch date with George Clooney which will benefit the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), an organization which keeps schools safe for LGBT students across the country.

The lunch “experience,” which also includes intimate time with entertainment writer Dave Karger, will take place at the Soho House in West Hollywood and is valued at $20,000. So if you have deep pockets (or have a movie project to spin), then it’s probably really worth—for the children of course. You can bid through Oct. 11 on the auction site Charitybuzz.

Clooney is a longtime ally to the LGBT community. During an interview with The Advocate in February to promote his appearance in the play 8, the actor spoke about why he’s so passionate about the issue of marriage equality. “One day the marriage equality fight will look as archaic as George Wallace standing on the University of Alabama steps keeping James Hood from attending college because he was black,” he said. “People will be embarrassed to have been on the wrong side.”