Who'd George Clooney call after his arrest?
March 19th, 2012
10:23 AM ET

Who'd George Clooney call after his arrest?

We'll give you a hint: It wasn't his sweetheart Stacy Keibler.

Nope - When George Clooney found himself detained Friday after being arrested outside of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington, he says he did what many of us would do in that situation: He used his one phone call to ring his mom.

Why George Clooney got himself arrested

"Nothing ever changes," he joked with a TMZ reporter.


Filed under: Celebrities • George Clooney
'Descendants' director talks career, next film
Alexander Payne, right, poses with "The Descendants" star George Clooney.
March 15th, 2012
03:43 PM ET

'Descendants' director talks career, next film

Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" was one of the most-talked about films of the past awards season, and it indeed led to accolades for the director.

Adapted from the book of the same name, "The Descendants," now available on DVD and Blu-ray, was nominated for a total of five Academy Awards and won for best adapted screenplay, which Payne co-wrote with Nat Faxon and Jim Rash.

Starring George Clooney as Matt King, "The Descendants" follows the  self-described "backup parent" after his wife's boating accident near their Hawaiian home leaves her in a coma.


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Filed under: George Clooney • movies • Oscars 2012
March 14th, 2012
12:26 PM ET

George Clooney speaks out on Sudan 'war crimes'

George Clooney is testifying before Congress today about his recent visit to South Sudan, where he says he witnessed frequent attacks on civilians.

He told Soledad O'Brien this morning on CNN's "Starting Point" that "When you are indiscriminately bombing innocent civilians, you are committing war crimes. It's a cowardly act, and that is what they're doing."

Clooney is the co-founder of the “Satellite Sentinel Project,” which uses satellite imagery to screen for signs of aerial attacks and troop movement throughout the region. Last week, he was there writing and directing a video about the situation for the anti-genocide group, "The Enough Project."

"We were there when they fired three rockets over our head," Clooney described. "We were there when a young man got both of his hands blown off. It is very difficult to see these people living in the kind of fear that they have. This is every single day...they actually live in villages; they're hiding in caves because they're being killed. And that's very difficult to see."


George Clooney still open to marriage
February 16th, 2012
06:07 PM ET

George Clooney still open to marriage

Although he's gained a reputation as Hollywood's playboy, George Clooney hasn't totally ruled out the idea of one day settling down for good.

Clooney's been married before, and as he told Piers Morgan on "Piers Morgan Tonight" last year, considering that union ended in 1993 "should show you how good I was at it."

These days, however, it sounds like Clooney is ever so slightly changing his tune.


Filed under: Celebrities • George Clooney
Matthew Lillard: 'I’m with the Cloonster'
January 29th, 2012
08:11 PM ET

Matthew Lillard: 'I’m with the Cloonster'

Matthew Lillard made the transition from comedic actor to dramatic actor with his recent role in “The Descendants.”

But when he walked the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Lillard joked that he was more excited about making the transition from an “unemployed actor to a working actor.”

Lillard told E!’s Giuliana Rancic that a lot of things have changed since he became part of costar “George Clooney’s posse.”

“I’m with the Cloonster,” he said. “Nothing can go wrong when you roll with George Clooney.”

Filed under: Awards Season • George Clooney • SAG Awards
What George Clooney loves about the Globes
January 13th, 2012
02:00 PM ET

What George Clooney loves about the Globes

We had no idea we had so much in common with George Clooney.

True, none of us are 50-year-old acclaimed actors dating Stacy Keibler, but we do share an adoration for the antics that seem to occur at one awards ceremony in particular: The Golden Globes.

"My favorite part is somebody always gets hammered and really screws up, which is good fun," Clooney told CNN of the Globes awards, at which he'll be on Sunday. His two films, "The Ides of March" and "The Descendants," brought in nine nominations.


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