CLOONEY – Amal Alamuddin’s mom doesn’t approve.
George Clooney’s fiancée reportedly didn’t get her mother’s blessing to marry the Hollywood hunk, according to the Daily Mail.
Baria Alamuddin, an editor for Arab newspaper Al Hayat, supposedly wished for her daughter to marry within the family’s strict Lebanese religious sect, close family friends told the gossip site.
Coming from the Druze sect, her family’s beliefs forbid her to marry outsiders, which often results in excommunication and a social boycott.
“You would think Amal has hit the jackpot with George Clooney, but Baria is not happy,” a friend of the family said.
What is this lady’s problem? Her daughter is about to marry the best guy in the whole wide world and she’s upset? I don’t get it. Isn’t the whole goal of parenting to make sure your children have a better life than you? Well it seems to me that Amal has a pretty sweet life. Not only is she a respected lawyer and activist, but she’s engaged to the coolest guy in the goddamn universe. I didn’t want to pull this card but this is obvious jealously on Baria’s part. She’s finally starting to realize her age and how she’ll never get a man like Clooney. I get it. I’m in the same boat. But she needs to suck it up and be happy for her daughter. She’s about to join American royalty.
Batman – George Clooney told Esquire in September he had no “aspirations” to be married with children. That was a month before he was seen with Amal Alamuddin in October.
Could Clooney finally have met his match in Alamuddin, a 36-year-old Oxford-educated British lawyer who reportedly shares the actor’s passion for crusading for international human rights?
There is plenty of speculation that Alamuddin may be the woman who converts Clooney — with two Oscars and a firm hold near the top of Hollywood’s A-list — from confirmed bachelor to family man.
*whatever the opposite of a best friend is.
— Late Night (@LateNightSeth) April 1, 2014
How long have I’ve been saying I want to go to one of Clooney’s parties? Years, that’s how long. It’s the only dream I have left. To hang out with George at one of his fancy parties and become best friend bachelors forever and ever and ever. I’m going to Italy in 6 days and one of my stops just so happens to be Lake Como. The same Lake Como where Clooney has a house. Not even the Italian Guard (?) can stop me now. Although this invitation is fake, Clooney ABSOLUTELY has pool parties with just his famous friends and the 30 hottest women on the planet. I know it for a fact. That’s just how he rolls. Game. Set. Clooney.
Oh my sweet Clooney. Some people look forward to Christmas. Some people look forward to their birthday. I look forward to George Clooney’s media week. He’s promoting Monuments Men, which I will probably see, but right now the matter at hand is Clooney. Letterman one day, The Daily Show the next (YouTube has banned the Daily Show video. Nobody bans Clooney!). So effortless. So suave. Cracking jokes, making everyone in the room feel like they’ve been best friends for years. If I ever met a magic genie, I’d wish for George Clooney to come out with 52 movies a year, so we’d never have to be apart.
Reason Number One Million Why George Clooney is the Best: He Lets Bill Murray Crash at His Place Whenever He’s in Los Angeles
Source – There was a lot to talk to George Clooney about at Friday’s press day for his new film, “The Monuments Men”: His reaction to that cold diss from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes; that on-set prank he pulled on Matt Damon where Clooney had wardrobe continually and very narrowly tighten Damon’s waistline; and of course the film itself, a highly anticipated adventure about the hunt for art stolen by the Nazis during World War II.
During Yahoo Movies’ chat with Clooney, though, in addition to discussing possible comeuppance by Damon, he inadvertently let one little fun factoid slip: That Bill Murray crashes at Clooney’s house when in Los Angeles.
Jesus Christ how cool can one guy be? Also, I’ve never been more jealous of Bill Murray in my life. I always knew the guy was a superstar, but now that he gets to stay at Clooney’s house!? I’ve never wanted to be a 63 year old man so badly. Game. Set. Clooney.
Source – As one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors, George Clooney has no shortage of options when it comes to securing a date. However, it could be you by his side at the upcoming “Monuments Men” premiere.
That’s because the 52-year-old is auctioning off a date with himself for the Feb. 4 red carpet event in Manhattan. And through a $10 donation on charity site Omaze, you will be entered to win. That’s right — it’s only $10 to throw your hat in the ring. (And the more entries you buy, the cheaper it gets.)
Being the Oscar winner’s date at a premiere is exciting enough, but the winner gets even more Clooney time. Along with a friend, the lucky lady or gent flies to the Big Apple and accompanies him to “Late Show With David Letterman,” where they’ll hang backstage as part of his entourage while he’s interviewed by Dave. Then, they’ll ride to the premiere together in style, walk the red carpet, and sit with him in the VIP row during the screening of the film, which Clooney directed, wrote, and stars in.
Oh, and the date extends to attending the afterparty as Clooney’s special guests. Other talent in the film include Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, and John Goodman, so it will be a star-studded affair.
According to the Omaze website, at the end of the night, the winners will have learned, “How it feels to be the classiest person on the red carpet (by association); what it’s like to go out in NYC with the ultimate man’s man, ladies’ man, and all around man; AND George may even share how he masterfully pranks super star buddies like Brad Pitt.”
Clooney, who’s single since splitting with Stacy Keibler over the summer, is doing this to benefit Satellite Sentinel Project, which is an organization that reports on the state of the conflict in the border regions between Sudan and South Sudan via satellite imagery. (The war-torn country has long been a close to the megastar’s heart.)
The contest ends on Jan. 30. And, who knows? The winner may have so much fun with Clooney that they could become part of his inner circle. Next spring, they could be with him in Lake Como skinny-dipping along with the rest of his A-list pals.
How’s that for $10 well spent?
I’ve been preparing for this moment my entire life. It’s just funny because this whole time I was running after Clooney, and now he’s right where I want him*. All it’s going to take is donating $10 to a good cause and I’ll be schmoozing with big wigs on the red carpet. This Yahoo! article obviously knows its stuff because after the red carpet event it’s inevitable that Clooney and I become best friends. What do best friends do? They skinny dip in Lake Como. Looks like Uncle Ryan has finally hit the big time. And it’s all because of Clooney.
*If for some insane reason he’s ever read any of my blogs on him I’ll probably be disqualified from the contest and thrown in jail. Risk I’m willing to take.
But, up until today, the identity of the woman in red Clooney dined with at Berners Tavern in London last week was unknown. However, E! has now identified the lucky lady as British lawyer Amal Alamuddin. (A rep for Clooney did not respond to omg!’s request for confirmation.)
Alamuddin, with her long dark hair and exotic looks, is quite different from the “Gravity” star’s most recent ex, blond former pro-wrestler Stacey Kiebler, except for the model-esque physique obviously!
The previously unknown Brit, who attended Oxford University, isn’t afraid of the limelight. Alamuddin specializes in international law, human rights, extradition, and criminal law and is currently representing a very high-profile client: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his fight against Sweden for extradition.”
Clooooooney. Just when you think he’s pulled out all the stops, dated every beautiful woman on this planet, he pulls the trump card. Just sneaks in and starts dating Julian Assange’s lawyer, who by all accounts seems like the smartest woman in the world. She’s also pretty easy on the eyes. What a stud. It’s Clooney’s world folks, we just have the pleasure of going along for the ride.
(Source) “How do you like your eggs, George? A source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that George Clooney, 52, had a sleepover with Croatian model Monika Jakisic, an on-and-off fling since 2004, at his L.A. mansion on Sept. 25.”
Classic Clooney. Stacy Kiebler wants to go public with her new tech boyfriend? George will just casually have a sleepover with his ex girlfriend, who happens to be one of the hottest woman I’ve ever seen in my life. You don’t play this game with Clooney. His little black book is filled with so many beautiful women it’ll make your head spin. Monika is definitely the hottest girl in Croatia, too. I’ve never been so sure of anything in my life. Clooney wins again.
P.S. A lot of people say Leo has the best list of women i.e. dating wise. I think Clooney blows him out of the water.