George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis split
June 22nd, 2011
01:56 PM ET

George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis split

Famed bachelor George Clooney is single once again.

A rep for the 50-year-old actor confirmed to CNN that he’s split from his girlfriend of two years, 32-year-old Italian actress and personality Elisabetta Canalis.

The couple says in a statement, “We are not together anymore. It’s very difficult and very personal and we hope everyone can respect our privacy.”

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Clooney: I've done too many drugs for politics
February 23rd, 2011
02:09 PM ET

Clooney: I've done too many drugs for politics

He may play a dirty presidential candidate in the upcoming drama "The Ides of March," but in real life George Clooney would never dream of running for office.

"I didn't live my life in the right way for politics," Clooney, who has been approached by the California Democratic Party, tells Newsweek. "I f—ed too many chicks and did too many drugs, and that’s the truth."

And telling the truth, he says, is key for any campaigner. A savvy politician "would start from the beginning by saying, 'I did it all. I drank the bong water. Now let's talk about issues,'" says Clooney. "That’s gonna be my campaign slogan: 'I drank the bong water'?"

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Jennifer Aniston: I don't understand 'The Bachelor'
January 18th, 2011
10:04 AM ET

Jennifer Aniston: I don't understand 'The Bachelor'

She may not have the most successful track record when it comes to men, but you won't see Jennifer Aniston turning to "The Bachelor" to find love.

"I was mesmerized by these girls, they meet this guy, they have three dates together or something, and they're weeping as though they've just lost the love of their life," Aniston tells February's Allure of the dating series. "I don't understand that."

ABC isn't the only network that has the actress scratching her head. She also believes NBC hasn't had programs that are Must See TV since "Friends" went off the air.

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Clooney, Ouija board movies in works
January 6th, 2011
09:42 AM ET

Clooney, Ouija board movies in works

Angelina Jolie's "Cleopatra" is one step closer to getting made, George Clooney is starring in an Italian movie, and the Ouija board will soon be scaring up some fun on the big screen.

Producer Scott Rudin tells Deadline.com that he is close to hiring a director for Jolie's "Cleopatra" 3-D spectacular. Though Rudin won't name names, it's rumored that Paul Greengrass, who helmed the "Bourne Identity" franchise, will direct the Queen of the Nile biopic.

The film, based on author Stacy Schiff's "Cleopatra: A Life," will be much different from the 1963 movie starring Elizabeth Taylor, promises Rudin. "It is a completely revisionist Cleopatra, a much more grown-up sophisticated version," he has said. "She’s not a sex kitten, she’s a politician, strategist, warrior."

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March 16th, 2010
10:09 AM ET

George Clooney's girlfriend lands a gig on American TV

Elisabetta Canalis

George Clooney's girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis will lend some "exotic mystery" to the third season of the TNT drama "Leverage," according to a press release for the show.

Canalis is already a star in Italy from her movie roles and job as a television presenter, and was tapped by "Leverage" executive producer Dean Devlin to play the part of "The Italian."

She'll appear in five episodes of the Robin Hood-esque series, which follows a group of con artists as they get revenge on people who use their power and wealth to victimize people. The new season is set to air this summer on TNT, which is owned by the parent company of CNN.


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February 15th, 2010
05:36 PM ET

Oscar's most controversial man

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Stars are dining on Oscar's tab today, at the annual Luncheon for Academy Award nominees in Beverly Hills.

Sandra Bullock's here, looking lovely as can be. Also lunching are Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, George Clooney, Colin Firth, Woody Harrelson, Vera Farmiga, Quentin Tarantino and James Cameron, among many others.

One of the most controversial people here isn't a nominee, but a guest. Daniel Ellsberg, the subject of the Best Documentary nominee "The Most Dangerous Man in America", joined the Oscar-nominated co-directors of the film, Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith. If you're old enough, you'll remember he's the man who famously leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, making him possibly the most important whistleblower in American history. FULL POST

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