George Clooney

Jun 072017
 

Congrats To The Clooneys

On June the 6th (Tuesday) George Clooney (movie and TV star) and his beautiful wife Amal (international law and human rights attorney) welcomed twins. The babies were born without complications and are healthy. The celebrity parents have a baby son and a baby daughter and named them Alexander and Ella, respectively. Refreshingly, the A-list celebrity babies have normal names! The grandparents are over the moon following the Clooney twins arrival…..

The “official” announcement:

George and Amal married in 2014 in Venice. Both are happy and excited over the new arrivals. Chances are they’ll have an incredible experience as parents. As for the babies, they sure are lucky little Geminis. Why? Because mature people are the best parents. With George being 56 and Amal 39, they’ll be dream parents!

Congratulations to the new parents and warm welcomes to the Clooney twins!

 

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Feb 102017
 

Twins for George Clooney

Fresh on the heels of Janet Jackson baby boy’s arrival, other celebrities are expecting.

We’ve heard plenty about alleged problems in Beyonce’s and Jay Z marriage. There’s been “Lemonade”. Rumors about impending divorce were spread widely. Days ago Beyonce announced that she’s pregnant with twins. The joyous announcement lays the divorce rumors to rest. Clearly, there is no trouble in Beyonce’s and Jay Z’s paradise. Congratulations to Beyonce’s and Jay Z and the older-sister-to-be Blue Ivy!

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The latest, hot of the presses rumor has it that the beautiful couple, George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins as well!

George Clooney took his time before finding the perfect match. But when he did, he didn’t drag his feet proposing. Amal is not only strikingly beautiful, she is also an accomplished professional (international law and human rights attorney) in her own right. Their shared dedication to human rights’ causes tells a lot about them. By all appearances the two are the perfect couple. We congratulate them on the upcoming additions to their family!

Here are our predictions for their Gemini twins:

 

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May 052014
 

cloony7George Clooney’s engagement to Amal Alamuddin is being confirmed all over the place after news of their betrothal broke over the weekend in the form of ring sightings and reports from unnamed sources.

The 36-year-old international lawyer’s firm released congratulations Monday: “The barristers and staff of Doughty Street Chambers offer their best wishes and congratulations to Ms. Amal Alamuddin … and Mr. George Clooney on their engagement to be married,” the firm said in a statement obtained by People and other outlets. Clooney’s parents got in on the action as well.

Dad Nicholas Clooney — also known as the Kentucky guy who was arrested in Washington, D.C., with the Oscar winner back in 2012 when father and son were protesting violence in the Sudan — confirmed the engagement to the New York Daily News over the phone Monday, adding, “We think Amal is a wonderful girl, and it’s wonderful news. We think it will be a great marriage.”

The Daily Mail tracked down mama Nina Clooney, who allowed that publication to “say I’m extremely happy” and echoed her husband’s opinion of Alamuddin. The fiancée-to-be was reportedly introduced to the parents about a year ago, which would pre-date romantic rumors about the couple that bubbled up last October.

The 52-year-old actor brought his Lebanon-born girlfriend and his parents all to see a White House screening of his recent flick “The Monuments Men” in February, the paper said.

Nina Clooney called Alamuddin “brilliant,” “bright” and her son’s equal on an intellectual level. “Amal’s world couldn’t be more different from the Hollywood lifestyle,” she said.

Wonder how that last bit is playing with George’s former flames, who include onetime pro wrestler Stacy Keibler, model Elisabetta Canalis and a string of actresses.

Before working for her British law firm, Alamuddin was at a New York firm where her clients included Enron and Arthur Anderson, according to Forbes, which has gone into detail on her involvement in international law. At Doughty Street, clients have included WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and she also advised former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan when he was working as a U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria.

Christie D’Zurilla / http://www.latimes.com

Jul 162013
 

The Actors Who Keep Cassinos CoolCasino gaming has always been a popular activity, both for those doing it recreationally, and for those looking for a big score. This is why millions of tourists flock to shining gambling destinations like Las Vegas every year. However, in the past decade or so, casino gaming has stretched to include the massive industry of online gaming. Sites like http://www.betfaircasino.com and Party Poker bring in incredible traffic as people find joy in gambling from their computer screens at home.

In addition to adapting industry practices, however, one thing that has helped keep casino gaming so wildly popular over the years is its inclusion in Hollywood. Some of the biggest actors in film have starred in roles that saw them stacking chips and flipping cards, and these images have helped to keep casino gaming cool over time. With that in mind, here’s a look back at the 5 actors we most associate with casino gaming in modern cinema.

5. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Hoffman did his part to keep gaming hot in Hollywood with his role as Dan Mahowny in the 2003 film “Owning Mahowny.” Though the film was ultimately more about Mahowny’s bank fraud (based on a true story), the character’s inability to give up his gambling addiction plays a major role. Mahowny may not be the smoothest character we’ve ever seen in a casino, but he knows how to win and he gambles big.

4. Jim Sturgess

Jim Sturgess doesn’t quite have the reputation of the other actors on our list, but he made a fantastic casino movie in 2008’s “21.” The film, also based on a true story, concerns a group of MIT students who are chosen by a professor (Kevin Spacey) for their elite mathematical abilities. The group forms a gambling club that jets off to Vegas on weekends to use teamwork and mathematics to dominate the Blackjack tables.

3. Matt Damon

It’s a bit unfair to pick between Matt Damon and Edward Norton given that their 1998 film “Rounders” is probably the most poker-intensive film made in the past two decades. Nonetheless, Damon has the larger role as Mike McDermott, a young man who gives up gambling to focus on his life, only to be pulled back into the game by his indebted friend Worm (Norton). It’s simply a film all about the risks and rewards of high stakes gambling.

2. Daniel Craig

For a Bond movie, “Casino Royale” had a lot to do with poker, and not much looks cooler than Bond (Daniel Craig) sitting in a casino gambling millions of dollars mid-mission! Need we say more?

1. George Clooney

Finally, there’s George Clooney, who after 2001’s “Ocean’s 11” remake became the king of casinos in film. It’s worth noting that Clooney’s character, Danny Ocean, barely touches a card table the whole movie. Regardless, the lasting image of the film, and perhaps of Clooney’s career, is his smugly confident look as he strolls through casinos. It just makes you want to go to Vegas.

 

Post contributed by Mark Langdon who is a freelance writer and entertainment blogger with a passion for all things related to film.

Feb 252013
 
2013 OSCARS

After winning the category performance by an actress in a supporting role for her work in “Les Misérables”, actress Anne Hathaway poses with her Oscar®

After winning the category performance by an actress in a supporting role for her work in “Les Misérables”, actress Anne Hathaway poses with her Oscar® backstage at The Oscars® live on ABC from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.  credit: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jennifer Lawrence

After winning the Oscar® for performance by an actress in a leading role for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook”, actress Jennifer Lawrence poses backstage with her Oscar® and presenter Jean Dujardin.

After winning the Oscar® for performance by an actress in a leading role for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook”, actress Jennifer Lawrence poses backstage with her Oscar® and presenter Jean Dujardin during the live telecast on the ABC Television network from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013. credit: Matt Petit / ©A.

Ang Lee

After winning the category achievement in directing for “Life of Pi”, director Ang Lee

After winning the category achievement in directing for “Life of Pi”, director Ang Lee poses backstage with his Oscar® during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theater in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013. credit: Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.

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Producer Ben Affleck, producer George Clooney, presenter Jack Nicholoson, and producer Grant Heslov

Producer Ben Affleck, producer George Clooney, presenter Jack Nicholoson, and producer Grant Heslov pose backstage with their Oscars® for best motion picture of the year for “Argo” during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theater in Hollywood, CA,, February 24, 2013.

 

Adele Adkins

After winning the category achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song) for “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”, Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth pose with Richard Gere .

After winning the category achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song) for “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”, Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth pose with Richard Gere during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013. credit: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand performs “The Way We Were”

Barbra performed on the Oscars stage , singing ‘The Way We Were!’ It was simply beautiful. credit:Us celebrity blog/ ©A.M.P.A.S.

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Daniel Day-Lewis wins the Oscar for Best Actor

British actor Daniel Day-Lewis wins a record third Best Actor award at the Oscars 2013. credit:Us celebrity blog/ ©A.M.P.A.S.

George Clooney

George Clooney, who won an Oscar in 2005 for his role in Syriana.

George Clooney is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter.2013 Academy Awards.

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May 232012
 

George Clooney Charm and Substance: dashing, intelligent and with a cause George Clooney. George Clooney Videos and quotes.

Everybody knows George Clooney. Everybody’s seen his movies. Everybody feasts on rumors of his actual – and alleged – relationships. There is little new that we could contribute to satisfy your curiosity. On a second thought, there is something….

George Clooney arrives at the 84th Academy Awards

George Clooney arrives at the 84th Academy Awards

When George Clooney’s career first begun he was best known for his famous relatives: his aunt, the legendary singer / actress Rosemary Clooney and his actor / TV newscaster father, Nick Clooney. At the next stage of his career we’ve begun noticing his charm, his looks and his sense of humor.
So did the media. George amassed a number of glitzy titles. He was featured among “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People magazine in 1996. Just a year later – the same magazine – declared him the “Sexiest Man Alive”. He was named “Best Dressed Male Television Star” and listed – once again by the People magazine – as one of “Top 50 Bachelors”.
For a while it appeared that George Clooney is just another movie star: a talented pretty boy.

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That he is. But that’s not all he is. He takes on a variety of roles. Among his top ten achievements as an actor are performances in such films as “From Dusk Til Dawn” (1996); “Out of Sight” (1998); “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” (2000); “Solaris” (2002); “Intolerable Cruelty” (2003); The “Oceans” trilogy (2001-2007); “Syriana” (2005) for which he’s won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar; “Michael Clayton” (2007); “Burn After Reading” (2008) and “Up in the Air” (2009). (There are rumors that George Clooney will have a starring role in Steven Soderbergh upcoming project based on the 1960s Cold War spy show “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”)

His involvement with independent cinema and film production are a little less know. He and his partner Steven Soderbergh (with whom George Clooney worked on such successful projects as “Out of Sight,” “The Good German,” “Solaris” and the “Ocean’s Eleven” trilogy) have produced together several independent films which have earned critical praise. (George has been honored with the first “Spirit of Independence Award” of the Los Angeles Film Festival and Find Independent (FIND).)

In a crowd of Paris Hiltons and Kim Kardashians, celebrities for no good reason, George Clooney – and several other notable individuals – stands out. Fame and fortune tend to corrupt people. We often hear stories of senseless debauchery: substance abuse, vandalism, and scandal for scandal’s sake. George survived with his intellect and humanity intact.

Here is a bit of George Clooney in his own words, judge for yourself:
“Directing is really exciting. In the end, it’s more fun to be the painter than the paint.”

Here is another, in response to the question what makes a man stylish, George replied:
“For me, a sense of humor is number one. It’s certainly what’s most attractive. It’s not the first thing you notice at 21, but it’s the first thing you notice now. If celebrity is a credit card, I’m using my credit. My job is to try and find ways of talking about issues that move us forward. I don’t make policy, but I can shine a light on faulty or good policy. The Not On Our Watch launch reached more than 9 million people. We need to focus global attention on the plight of the 2.5 million civilians who have fled their homes. Rather than talk about who I’m dating, let’s talk about saving lives.”

His passion for the cause of Darfur, caused many to wonder whether political career might be his next step. George Clooney famously dispelled the rumors by saying:
“Run for office? No. I’ve slept with too many women, I’ve done too many drugs, and I’ve been to too many parties.”

George Clooney won’t become a “professional” politician but as a movie star he’s earned considerable influence and uses it in support of causes he believes in. He participated in rebuilding of Louisiana, and was the driving force behind several successful fundraising efforts: America A Tribute To Heroes; Tsunami Aid A Concert of Hope and Hope for Haiti Now.
The acceptance speech he’s given after being awarded the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at 2010 Emmys is the quintessential George Clooney.

George Clooney earned his influence and uses it wisely. Right now he’s focused on preventing an impending political upheaval in Sudan and working with the world’s top scientists, in pursuit of immediate safety measures. In the past he’s appealed to Chinese and Egyptian officials and addressed the United Nations Security Council for support for Darfur.

George Clooney Uses His Star Power To Help Sudan

Who he is with? How long has it been already? Is he going to get married? These are trivial questions compared with what we know for a fact: that he values true friends and stands for causes he believes in: fights to help disaster victims and to prevent man-made (political) disasters before they happen. All these fine qualities sprinkled with wisdom and humor in the exquisite “packaging” of a world renowned movie star…. That’s why we call our thoughts on him “George Clooney Charm and Substance”. To quote George once again:

“I don’t believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately… you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It’s a mean thing, life.”

Live long George, we need someone to remind us what celebrity can be!