George Clooney just got arrested outside of the Sudanese embassy in DC

I was expecting to see the headline “George Clooney arrested” at some point in my life. But I always thought the headline would involve the words “prostitute” or “men’s bathroom” or “sex game gone awry leading to unfortunate death of a young woman.” Fortunately for all, George Clooney just got arrested for doing something awesome – he was with his father and a group of activists and Congressmen, all protesting outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington.

No, it wasn’t for a movie. Actor George Clooney, long a political activist, was arrested and handcuffed outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington for protesting the country’s blockage of food and aid as well as its treatment of its people.

Clooney’s father, journalist Nick Clooney, 78, was with him and was also arrested, as were Martin Luther King III, NAACP President Ben Jealous, Rep Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and former Rep. Tom Andrews (D-Mass.). They were taken away in a police van.

Speaking before the large crowd that gathered to watch the protest, Clooney said the group wanted “the (Sudanese) government in Khartoum to stop randomly killing its own innocent men, women and children. Stop raping them, and stop starving them.”

Because the embassy is private property, Clooney and colleagues knew that refusing to move would end in arrest. They were warned three times before police moved in to make the arrests.

The group held a sign that read “Sudan: Stop Weapons of Mass Starvation,” the Associated Press reported.

[From MSNBC]

An embassy isn’t just “private property”. An embassy is that country’s sovereign soil. If the Sudanese ambassador (or attaché, or whomever) thought Clooney was on Sudanese soil, they could have arrested him and taken him into the embassy. Clooney and his group of do-gooders should be happy that they were taken into custody by the Metro police.

As for what happens next… I doubt Sudan will press charges (do they really want any more bad press?), but if Clooney does face charges, it will probably just be a misdemeanor and he’ll pay a fine or something.

Here’s MSNBC’s video of the arrest – I love how the lady just starts riffing on all of Clooney’s Hollywood friends.

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    • Miranda says:

      Hmmm He is so hardcore!!! –> Taylor Momsen style.

      • Dawn says:

        I’m so glad somebody else said exactly what I was thinking. I’m so tired of this blowhard. Ugh!

      • Hmmm says:

        Bwah! Just what I was thinking! IN the snippet I saw on TV he was grinning and chatting with the cops. What a hardship.

      • Claudia says:

        The goal wasn’t for it to be some sort of hardship or look-how-great-I-am stunt, as your posts seem to imply. Set your cynicism aside for a minute…

        Clooney and the others planned this arrest, knowing it would be covered by the news and blogosphere, to shed light on the cause. His purpose was to raise the profile of the atrocities occurring in Sudan, in which the government is complicit. He used his celebrity (knowing we would all pay attention because he’s George Clooney) to do it. And all any of YOU or I have to do is learn about what’s going on, and make a phone call (and donate if anyone is so inclined :D ).

        It’s easy to be cynical from our armchairs in a first world country, especially when it involves a high profile left leaning celebrity. But can’t we agree that this is definitely a PR stunt to get behind?

      • Tiffany says:

        Sorry, but how can someone be a “blow hard” about RAPE, STARVATION and MURDER?

        Those are things people SHOULD be blowing hard about! It isn’t like he is going on and on about his own projects. This is a serious matter, and his actions were to draw attention to it.

      • Flan says:

        Always get the feeling that those being hardest to celebrities and (non-celebrities) for doing good things (yes, you read that right; being hard on people for doing good things, crazy right?) are those who feel any good as a reprove since they never do anything good themselves.

        They are the same people who sneer when their neighbor spends part of her meager salary on charity. And they always have SO many excuses to justify why they sneer like that.

      • polk8dot says:

        The reason it rubs us the wrong way is that he clearly is treating it as an ‘outing’, a social occasion.
        How can you not expect a backlash when you put on a sad face talking about ‘murder, rape, starvation’, calling upon a government to stop its atrocities, only to – a split second later – turn around to the cop standing next to you and with a huge sh!t-eating grin and start telling jokes or whatever?
        It makes you seem completely two-faced, fake, and an F-ing poser.
        Clooney loves to get the spotlight on his ’causes’ but did you notice that each time that spotlight is also on HIM? How hard he’s working for something, how hard he’s sacrificed to ..whatever? That’s what makes it all so bullshit-y.
        If you are really into the issues, if you really feel someone else’s pain and are really working to ease their suffering, why is it so easy for you to immediately drop this ‘caring demeanor’ in order to try and please the next group of people around you, namely the cops in this instance? It makes people realize that your ‘empathy’, your ‘commitment to the cause’ are the same kind of mask, and that you interchange these masks freely and without any problem because you’re so used to constantly dropping ones and putting new ones on.
        I can’t imagine being at an event, talking about the horrendous plight of some peoples, and the turning away from the cameras to crack jokes.
        Sure, he has reason to be happy – he got the press. He got the issues highlighted, but mainly he got himself raised again in public consciousness as a tireless crusader for justice and equality, which I think he’s the farthest thing from.
        I believe all his causes are ‘of the moment’, whatever is currently hot, and what he can adopt as the ‘biggest star’ on its masthead so as not to have to share the spotlight.

      • Snow says:

        @polk8dot Yes, this may might benefit Clooney’s status, but that doesn’t mean that’s the reason he got into it. He’s a major movie star, personally I had no idea he was even involved in political causes until I saw him on Piers Morgan last year. Even then, that didn’t make me want to view his films or his Show Biz products anymore than I already did. So, it’s debatable on whether or not this even helps his career. As for his reputation, apart from his dating habits Clooney is pretty squeaky clean. He has a presidential polish to his charisma and a friendly demeanor. As far as status goes, Clooney’s reached the celebrity peak. This might even hurt him due to “Stick to acting” backlash from the people who clutch their pearls whenever any celeb does something political, as well as people like you who automatically assume that anyone who does anything good is simply doing it to service their ego. He’s smiling, so what? If I was able to shed light on a cause that was dear to my heart, I would feel peaceful and relieved too. Especially after passing a milestone. He might also be smiling because he was able to get a strike against the “bad guy” and sometimes people can be immature like that. But as far as I can tell that’s the only thing he’s guilty of. FYI, some people genuinely feel a rush contributing to humanity; fulfillment, even. Some people even find that more rewarding than the trappings of celebrity as hard as that is to believe.

      • molly says:

        Um.. he isn’t trying to be hardcore he is trying to raise awareness.

      • molly says:

        Um.. he isn’t trying to b

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        I think it would be easy to act amiably with the police because the outcome was a forgone conclusion–heck, it was the point. No excess of brutality was exercised on the part of either party and everyone who showed up believed that he had a job to do and understood that the other ‘side’ recognized this for the other party, too. When civil disobedience is contained, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the people organizing it are enemies to your cause. The arrests were formalities and provided a good opportunity to wrangle attention.

      • Zenb!tch says:

        At least he isn’t masturbating on a San Diego Corner at 11am while trying to make money off of us and start a war over a despot who moved along a few years ago!

        KLOONY 2012

    • normades says:

      Add an “i” to Bite Me’s word. Me thinks George wants to deflect the negative pr.

  1. Agnes says:

    yay george! get your protest on! awesome.

  2. sweetpea says:

    Just when I thought I couldn’t love him any more – he gets arrested (with his dad no less) for protesting an alarming situation which he believes in wholeheartedly. Sigh…..

  3. Letty says:

    Why is he carrying dry cleaning to jail?

  4. D says:

    Not a Clooney fan (re: his movies) but I am quickly becomming one!

  5. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    I want to give him props for this, I do but…I am just so cynical so I’ll end it there.

  6. Asli says:

    Clooney just upped his awesome-points.

  7. kit says:

    Go George!
    If he keeps going like this, I might develop a (tiny) little crush on him.

  8. Eleonor says:

    Where’s Oscar date Barbie?

  9. The Original Mia says:

    The protest was planned from what MSNBC was saying. The embassy has no right to do anything to the protesters since they aren’t protesting inside the embassy walls. The sidewalk doesn’t fall under sovereign land. It falls under city ordinances for crowd control.

    Good on the Clooneys, MLK Jr and the rest for their efforts to bring justice to those still suffering in Sudan.

  10. Shannon says:

    I’m so inspired by celebrities that use their fame to draw attention to problems like this. It would be so easy for them to live in their cloistered Hollywood bubble, only interacting with other celebs and surrounding themselves with glitzy things. But some of them want to use their star power to shine a light on the darkest corners of the world and create positive change. That’s awesome.

    • Sugarrbunny says:

      I agree totally Shannon. It’s a lovely change to have social awareness & those attempting to change untenable situations. BTW I’m in Upperville VA not that far outside of DC, I’d be more than happy to bail George out if he needs me!!

  11. Liz says:

    I’m confused as to whether your in agreement with Clooney or not?
    First there’s the line:
    “George Clooney just got arrested for doing something awesome”

    Then further down it says:
    “Clooney and his group of do-gooders should be happy that they were taken into custody by the Metro police.”

    Which kind of sounds like you don’t agree with him and kinda contradicts the first statement?

    • cr says:

      I think she means it would have possible that the Sudanese embassy security could have taken them into custody and perhaps not treated them as nicely and professionally as Metro police have done. (I have friends who regularly go to protests in DC and do get arrested, they’d probably laugh at my last sentence).

    • The Original Mia says:

      Kaiser’s group of do-gooders includes Ben Jellus of the NAACP, MLK III, Dick Gregory, Nick Clooney and many others. I’m not sure if she’s being sarcastic or cynical because George is dating Stacy. I was confused by the tone as well.

      • Zenb!tch says:

        This is the George Clooney I love! I have never thought he was “hot”. He looks old he’s looked old to me as long as I remember. I’m only 8 years younger – I have a BF a year or two older than him, who looks and seems a lot younger.

        I think I got my point across – I don’t like Hollywood George but when he starts talking about issues, suddenly I’m in love. He is the living person I want to have dinner with – just to talk.

        Stacy hasn’t been seen at all during Clooney’s DC trip. I’d expect my (real) BF to take me to meet Obama.

    • Katherine says:

      Risk? There’s no risk whatsoever.

      People who block sidewalks as a means of protest are given the opportunity to post and forfeit once arrested. That means they can post a small amount $25 or so and forfeit it as a fine. They are not even processed with regular criminals or even local DC cases such as loitering, carrying an open container of alcohol, etc. Not even as serious as traffic charges.

      When there is a planned protest of any size then the DC Court usually sets aside a location to process these arrests quickly and release people. They never see a courthouse.

      The more serious protestor cases are normally ones where they “trespass” in Congress or another federal building by protesting at a hearing or in one of the Congressional offices by refusing to move or disrupting a hearing. Those cases get you a trial – usually a non-jury trial. Clooney’s kind of protest doesn’t. It’s very minor. But I’m not saying it’s not needed.

  12. podzol says:

    Ack, was reading this post in a mobile phone, meaning that when I scrolled down the second to last picture, all I could see was the Cloon’s clearly delineated willy staring at me in the face.

    Anyway, good for the Clooney team for trying to shine a light on the Sudanese plight. Shannon, ITA with your post.

  13. Turtle Dove says:

    I wonder if this will impact other events that include sitting beside Michelle Obama or another higher-up politico? (or do they care cause it’s gorgeous George?)

    Edit – Maybe this would have been more of a clincher for the Oscar rather than carrying around a Barbie.

  14. Happy21 says:

    Go George GO!

    So great to see celebs using their celeb status for some good :)

    • Happy21 says:

      And by good I mean real, genuine good. Not traveling to some third world country to just get their picture taken with starving orphans or donating the money their wedding presents would have cost to charity to seem like a do-gooder but to still be a narcisstic a-hole. REAL, true good. You know people like George and Angelina really, truly stand by what they support.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        Speaking of Angelina, I think Clooney just set the bar. Now Ms. Jolie needs to up her do-gooder-game. Perhaps she can chain skydive out of an airplane with supplies for the Sudanese. Haha. That would be great. On her free fall she can yell “top that Clooooonnneeyyyy!”

  15. gloaming says:

    George Clooney in handcuffs………

    Hmmmm

  16. Meecey says:

    Hope this sheds some light on the cause…you go George! Represent with yo Daddy!

  17. Samigirl says:

    Coming from Louisiana, you rarely see fathers and sons getting arrested for something that was for a good cause ;-)

  18. Wendi says:

    As if I couldn’t love Clooney even more. Good for him and everyone else who was with him.

  19. Scout says:

    So great what he is doing! And I have to say, as one who loves facial hair on men (although I prefer gotees to full beards) he looks totally awesome with the full beard and mustache going on. All salt and pepper like! Wow! Love him!

  20. jc126 says:

    George Clooney is ten kinds of awesome.

  21. Cathy says:

    Good for him, trying to make a difference.

  22. dvz says:

    Damn, George is only 50? He looks great, but he looks a good bit older than 50. That shallow note aside, good for him. Reminds me of the old Martin Sheen days.

  23. Jackie says:

    i respect his commitment to raising awareness, however getting arrested outside an embassy is a teenager move.

    hmmm.

  24. Aqua says:

    Boy George has taken the meaning to spending time with his family to a whole new level.Not only did George along with his father Nick get arrested but his mother Nina was there watching it all happen saying how proud of them she was.

    Good on you George and Father Nick for taking your cause a step further.

  25. Rux says:

    I was lukewarm on Clooney because of his need to date women that would be, if he had one, daughter’s age but this just made me love the guy.

    Good for him! He has more balls then I do but then again more money and better lawyers.

  26. Sakota says:

    He was arrested because he wouldn’t stay behind the boundary that was set up for protestors, to protest, without disrupting the day to day operations of the embassy and other work that had to be done. He hsould have stayed behind the boundary and for all that the cause itself is good, a certain restraint has to be shown in order to maintain good diplomatic relations with Sudan, no matter how much people might loathe the horrible situation.

    Clooney isn’t being arrested by the US government for speaking his mind and he isn’t being arrested on orders of the Sudanese embassy. He had no business not doing as the police told him, which was to respect the boundary set by the police. He has no business flouting the authority of the law.

    • really says:

      He probably did it to get the issue into the major papers. Good for him, setting aside civil obedience for the greater good. It was non-violent, and many important changes in history came from people not obeying the rules.

    • cr says:

      And he and those who went to this protest, do so to bring attention to what they’re protesting. This sort of thing happens all the bloody time in DC.
      Protesting in front of an embassy isn’t going to really damage relations with another country, no matter what that country says.

    • Karma says:

      Love, it’s called civil disobedience which he is using to call attention to this cause.

      He has been respectfully trying to engage the media and others on this for years.

      And if you didn’t know about his previous attempts to highlight Darfur/Sudan. It looks like this tactic worked….lol

  27. really says:

    This could be a real hassle for someone who travels internationally, like he does. Good for him, taking that risk in order to raise awareness.

    A related question: Do people who travel on private jets or first class have their own customs and security lines? I just can’t imagine Madonna or Michael Jordan waiting in line with the riff-raff for two hours.

    • Rux says:

      Yes. Private Jet renters/owners have their passport on file with jet company. The Jet company keeps its records up-to-date the same as the TSA so before they let say Madonna fly, they run her passport number for “tags”. If no tags come up she is pre-approved to fly however, she still has to show her passport when she gets there and still has to pass security check point which is set up just for her and whomever flies with her. It’s basically the same as the regular airport but it’s as if you are the only person at the airport.

  28. mary simon says:

    Big whoop. This did not require “courage” and this is not controversial. He’s a celebrity and he’s tight with the Obamas – he will bear no repurcussions for this.

    • The Bobster says:

      True, he knows he’ll never be thrown in the pokey with real “hardened” criminals who find him attractive.

    • Zoe says:

      You do realize him & his father wanted to get arrested, on purpose. It draws press & focus to Sudan/Dafur. Clooney & his father have been relentlessly advocating for Sudan for at least 5-6 years.
      There is rarely ever repercussions for social justice arresting, even for peons. Many of our congressman and senators have been arrested for civil rights, women’s rights, anti-war, etc…

      • Claudia says:

        Exactly, Zoe. It’s not about who gets the worst consequences for activism, it’s about what the cause is, and raising awareness for it.

        Clooney knows that his name draws press due to his celebrity, and he used it to draw attention to what’s going on in Sudan. The “George Clooney arrested” headline is everywhere; people are clicking on it, reading about what caused it, becoming aware of what’s going on in Sudan, and taking action. Awareness and action on behalf of the the people suffering in Sudan– THAT was his goal.

  29. mandy says:

    Day advice(council) of gigi: how not to lose of notoriete and to stay always in the wind: ben it is simple: serve you African poor men!!

  30. kimberly says:

    Actions speak louder than words, I am now a Clooney fan for his personal being only, his movies suck.

    So sick of Celebrity photo ops for charities and psa’s when they only do it to suit their personal celebrity agenda, this is something different and I respect it! Even though he won’t see any hard time, frankly no one would get time for simple trespassing (duh), it shows the world what sons of bitches the Sudan leaders are and continue to be.

    If Sudan Diplomats are truly representing their people in this country why are they so fucking quiet about the murders in their own country? Or trying to squash any person from speaking out? You’d think they’d want more people to save their people and country? And why does the United States government and citizens continue to take it up the ass for whoever will pay the best through the private sector and corrupt corporations with ties to government?

  31. Sarah says:

    I’ve never found Clooney attractive in the slightest, until I saw the video of him getting arrested with his dad, haha. Well, good for him, this is something he believes in and he’s doing something about it. I’ve only been arrested onece, in Austin, for public intoxication and possesion of alcohol by a minor and for having a fake ID so I’m not even going to throw him shade.

  32. fabgrrl says:

    Awesome. He is awesome. So is his dad. (Was Nick Cloony a host on AMC, or am I crazy?)

  33. original sandy says:

    loving clooney a whole lot more, the way he is looking directly into the camera, swoon.. any way..way to go george and the other men. mlk jr., nick and others involve, impressive.

  34. LucyOriginal says:

    @Kaiser: dou you think he will ask to keep the handcuffs? just kidding!

    Great protest to raise awareness for a greater cause!

  35. cerulean says:

    See this is the George I used to like. I hate Oscar campaign George. I strongly dislike Shady woman dating rent a date George. But I love protest George.

  36. aquarius64 says:

    Whatever the motivation, nice to see a celebrity perp walk that’s not at a Lohan level.

  37. Playlist says:

    Nothing brings attention to a cause like a celebrity getting arrested at a protest gathering, which was his point for doing it I’m sure, but I’ve never understood how it helps the cause in the long run. Talking to Congress, yes, meeting with the President, yes, but standing outside the Sudan Embassy seems counter-productive. I also find it curious that he and his father were shown being taken away in Secret Service Vans and were handled with kid gloves and smiling faces. Do they normally use Secret Service Vans (vs. regular Capital Police vans) for all protestors or was this special treatment?

    I will give George points for walking the talk on this one though. He doesn’t just go to Sudan and do media photo ops, he follows through when he gets back to the US. He does seem passionate and sincere about stopping the slaughter of innocent people, so I have to admire him on that branch of his life.

  38. Bo says:

    I rather like this George, activist George, then Oscar seeking George, with his Oscar Barbie.

  39. poiup says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p89OuPODBMM
    Shows Clooney in Sudan, interacting with the Sudanese natives who are being driven out, targeted and murdered by the North Sudanese govt and it’s military. This is the very thing where the term ethnic cleansing came from.

  40. Tiffany says:

    @fabgrrl. Robert Osborne is the host on Turner Classic. If Clooney hosted at one time I am not sure. Good for them becuase this arrest is everywhere and will be the top story on the evening news. On a completely superficial note, how handsome is Nick Clooney. That man is 70! Well, we will know what George will look like.

  41. garvels says:

    Shouldn’t Clooney be speaking to the United Nations and not the U.S. Congress. Does he want to drag the U.S. into another country’s civil war??

    I am sorry to be so negative on this one because I do like George but I do not want to see our country get sucked into another country’s business. This is the role of the United Nations.

    • Sakota says:

      I agree; the US is breaking down into a mess of lost jobs, staggering debt and the reason that most Americans don’t bother with the Sudan, is because we have more than enough problems of our own right now that we can’t afford to take on. I am sick and tired of these idle celebs telling the US to pay more and more and more money to these countries when we are struggling on our own.

    • Zenb!tch says:

      Ditto – I’m worried we’ll get brought into Syria or worse be talked into arming the rebels and we don’t know who they are. Just because Assad should be publicly drawn and quartered does not mean the opposition is friendly. We armed the Mujahadin (sp) and ended up creating Bin Laden.

  42. xploxite says:

    Wowww What a Humanitarian Way to Go George, You’re AWESOME & The ONE & ONLY.

  43. Ravensdaughter says:

    Rock and roll-George exercising his First Amendment of Free Speech (albeit at an “non-traditional venue:-the old “security concern” excuse, I bet). Was it a trespass charge?-typical.
    I am impressed by how dedicated he is to the Sudanese cause.
    Okay, he’ll get out of jail almost free, but protesters expect this to happen and plan for arrest and release (on bail) accordingly. It calls attention to their cause. Non-violent resistance 101.
    I bet Ms Keebler was nowhere to today in DC.

  44. Jayna says:

    I laugh at those on here deriding George while they sit behind their computers eating twinkles. He is making a difference in this world.

    I saw a video of this on TV. He was gorgeous. I haven’t seen him look this good inyears. The photos don’t do justice to how good he looked.

  45. ViloDeMenus says:

    He’s truly passionate about making people aware of the genocide in Dufar, he’s pretty awesome, dinner with the President and then going to the mat and getting arrested at the Embassy, not a lot of people will go that far, and his Dad was right there with him. He just keeps getting better as a person and a human being.

  46. Raven21 says:

    Why dosen’t he protest for something we need in OUR country. Helping others is all well and good, but it would be nice to start at home.

    • LucyOriginal says:

      I don’t think the majority of population in US is being raped, killed or leaving in fear or in hunger. I am sorry, but there is no comparison between less fortunate with people that have nothing, no means at all. He is using his International celebrity status to bring awareness around the world. As for us, noncelebs we can certainly do something right? we can start in our own community, State and country.

      • badrockandroll says:

        What an amazingly generous response, Lucy Original.

        I am so glad that you replied, because the one that I had growing in my brain was not near as noble, civil or effective as yours, and there is no need for me to add my caustic words. Thank you.

    • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

      @Raven21
      Why don’t you “protest for something we need in OUR country” assuming you have just as much power as an American citizen as George does? He was also arrested for it, are you willing to be arrested as well? Don’t demand of others what you would not even ask of yourself.

    • GoodCapon says:

      I take exception with this as this is not a one-off (PR) event; George has always been very passionate about this issue.

      For everything else, yes “charity should begin at home” rings true.

      • LucyOriginal says:

        Agree, but he does a lot of charity. The Sudan cause is one he is very passionate about and this cause a is urgent priority due to the state of fear Sudanese people are living and lack of help.

        By the way, i wrote leaving in fear or in hunger and I meant to say living*, :) .

    • Zenb!tch says:

      He’s always there when there is something major going on here. He donates his $1million to the disaster, organizes telethons to take small donations from us poor people and rounds up his colleagues to entertain us while we donate.

      I’m sure he donates to local charities as well, he doesn’t need to advertise or get arrested we all know it’s bad here by our standards. I’ve never referred to myself as “poor” before.

      Sudan seems to be his pet foreign charity and he knows his stuff when it comes to that country or countries now that they have South Sudan as well.

      I also believe that charity begins locally but I also think its tacky to advertise your charitable donations unless it is necessary.

  47. SmartGirlsAlwaysWinInTheEnd says:

    Wow. Really? So, what. Am I going to be THE ONLY ONE to say it.
    *sigh. Okay…here it goes…

    **Clooney in handcuffs? Isn’t this just an AVERAGE NIGHT for him…

    **At his hotel, I wonder if Clooney stayed in ROOM 23…

    (Someone’s doing some major damage control over at Camp Clooney. Stan Rosenberg, looking at you, old man.)

    **I’m not going into it. You b****es do your own research…

  48. aprayerforthewildatheart says:

    I applaud what George said regarding the Sudanese people, and their government’s treatment of them. He’s long advocated for the Sudanese people, and it’s good to see him stick with what he started. I don’t like seeing George Clooney with his hands bound, for speaking his mind. If this is what the US has come to, then let the Sudanese embassy “sovereign soil” be damned.

  49. Pari says:

    It was quick!!! It was FAST!!! Within minutes, hours and a day, George could get most of the world to LOOK at SUDAN’s plight… Thanks George!!! Kudos to you and your team… Now we stand in solidarity more than ever before, with our sisters and brothers in Sudan, who are going through rough misery… Something GOOD will sure come out of this sacrifice…

  50. Stan says:

    I do not have a disclaimer so I can post the truth.
    Here are the facts:
    A syndicate of management behind George Clooney decide on promoting the phony theme of him dating a typecast: sleazy / failed model or tv personality. Never beautiful nor talented. Early 30s. Easily disposable. They clean up her dirty image, dress her in designer, promote her beside him on the red carpet and in publicity photos.
    Stan Rosenfield (his publicist) promotes the theme.
    *The disposable “girlfriend” gets a huge increase in appearance fees/ advertising revenue. For example Stacy Keibler’s fee went from $4000 (which she never earned beforeh; no demand) to $25000 as soon as she was linked to George Clooney. Brands want to use the Clooney association, so hire the contractual “girlfriends” fr advertising & appearance fees. Part of this money (50% at least) goes to Clooney’s management.
    *They release lies in tabloids, gossip forums & magazines.
    CLOONEY & co deceive the public, his audiences, his followers, SIMPLY BECAUSE OF PROFIT.
    A duplicitous arrangement of manipulating the public. He agreed to it. For the added revenue they make from the female product market. Quite lucrative. It started as a trial with Lisa Snowdon… and progressed into a full-on operation with Sarah Larson…. Elisabetta Canalis and now Stacy Keibler.
    George tolerated it to an extent with Larson… Disliked the fiasco with Canalis & Keibler.
    And Clooney’s management will continue to do so. The real shame is that he is deceiving the public. He’s lying so they can profit. Deception.
    [I'm not silverscreen/ signage/ prefertoremainanonymous/ Pari. These sockpuppets are all part of Team Clooney. His PR. They flood the boards with conspiracy theories to cause confusion.]
    Clooney is not even gay. Fact.

    • normades says:

      I don’t get it. What does HE get out of it. The relationships look so phoney and shallow it seems to do him more harm than good. If he really wanted to prove to people he wasn’t gay why doesn’t he go for an intelligent non-trashy beard. They must exist, non?

  51. eva says:

    Is that his attorney in the 3rd pic? He’s attractive!

    I love guys with longish hair in a suit.

  52. Mrs. Odie 2 says:

    He probably had to pose for pictures with every employee in the precinct. Good for him, but I thought he was a little too jovial in the press, considering his purpose.