Paramount’s 100th Anniversary in Vanity Fair Magazine

Cameron Diaz, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey, JR., Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, Robert De Niro and Tom Cruise were among the movie superstars who gathered at Paramount Studios’ fabled Lot 18 for an eye-popping ‘class’ photo to celebrate the film Mecca’s 100th birthday.

Photographer Art Streiber shot the star-studded group snap for Vanity Fair.

The epic moment wasn’t lost on Charlize Theron: “There are moments in your life where you find yourself in circumstances where you just have to pinch yourself. I got to rest my hand on Harrison Ford’s shoulder, while Steven Spielberg was standing next to me – not too shabby.”

In total 116 superstars and movie executives turned up for the once-in-a-lifetime shoot, photographed on the soundstage that housed the Star Trek TV and movie franchises.

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George Clooney arrested outside Sudanese Embassy

From The Advocate: George Clooney and his father Nick are among several men who have been arrested for participating in a staged protest outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C.

According to a report by the Associated Press the actor and his father were handcuffed and arrested along with U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (Dem.) of Virginia, and NAACP President Ben Jealous, among others. All were placed in a Secret Service van.

The protesters demand immediate action to stop Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, from blocking of food and other humanitarian aid, reports USA Today. Authorities had warned the men three times to leave prior to the arrest, but before being taken away Clooney said, “This is for the government in Khartoum to stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women and children. Stop raping them and stop starving them. That’s all we ask.”

Dustin Lance Black’s play “8” in L.A. with an all-star cast

“8”- Dustin Lance Black’s play about the Prop 8 trial.

Featuring an all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Christine Lahti, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon and others, “8” is a play written by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and directed by acclaimed actor and director Rob Reiner. It is a powerful account of the case filed by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER ) in the U.S.

George Clooney: “I don’t give a shit” if anyone thinks I’m gay

“I think it’s funny, but the last thing you’ll ever see me do is jump up and down, saying, “These are lies!” That would be unfair and unkind to my good friends in the gay community. I’m not going to let anyone make it seem like being gay is a bad thing. My private life is private, and I’m very happy in it. Who does it hurt if someone thinks I’m gay? I’ll be long dead and there will still be people who say I was gay. I don’t give a shit.” – George Clooney speaking to The Advocate

George Clooney speaks to gay rights after Golden Globe win

After accepting his Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his performance in The Descendants, George Clooney answered questions from journalists gathered backstage.

One asked the actor, who’ll soon star in a one-night only reading of Dustin Lance Black’s play 8 as Prop. 8 attorney David Boies, his opinion of Mitt Romney and his antigay record.  Let’s go to the video tape!

George Clooney speak out on behalf of gay marriage

George Clooney tells E!’s Marc Malkin that he’ll be playing AFER attorney David Boies in the L.A. production of Dustin Lance Black’s ‘8’.

Clooney’s participation was announced in December, but until now it was unclear what role he would be playing.

Said Clooney to Malkin: “I think the world is changing and it’s becoming less and less of an issue and I think it shouldn’t be long now,” Clooney said. “I think younger people are looking at this like, ‘Who cares?’ I do believe it’s generational, much like the civil rights movement. Young people started taking to the streets and things changed. This really is the final leg of the civil rights movement.”

Clooney told The Hollywood Reporter in December: “It is astonishing that gay and lesbian Americans are still treated as second-class citizens. I am confident that, very soon, the laws of this nation will reflect the basic truth that gay and lesbian people — like all human beings — are born equal in dignity and rights.”

‘8’ will run one night only at Los Angeles’ Wilshire Ebell Theatre on March 3.

George Clooney on “selling the Obama administration”

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“I’m disillusioned by the people who are disillusioned by Obama, quite honestly, I am.

Democrats eat their own. Democrats find the singular issues and go, “Well, I didn’t get everything I wanted.”

I’m a firm believer in sticking by and sticking up for the people whom you’ve elected.

If (Obama) was a Republican running, because Republicans are better at this, they’d be selling him as the guy who stopped 400,000 jobs a month from leaving the country.

 They’d be selling him as the guy who saved the auto industry.

 If they had the beliefs, they’d be selling him as the guy who got rid of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” who got Osama bin Laden.

You could be selling this as a very successful three years.”

– George Clooney