I mentioned this yesterday, in the post about the White House Correspondents Dinner, but it probably deserved its own post, so here you go. After tweeting about fittings and workouts in preparation for the dinner, Stacy Keibler was a no-show. George Clooney went to DC without his girlfriend, allegedly because Stacy had gotten a job. And she had to work on a Saturday night? Hmm…
Actor George Clooney attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday night without his girlfriend. Where was Stacy Keibler? The actress was expected to attend, having tweeted about getting fitted for her dress.
“She couldn’t make it. She’s working,” Clooney told POLITICO, explaining that Keibler just landed a pilot for a television show. (Indeed, she tweeted Friday about landing a role on the forthcoming TBS sitcom “Men at Work.”)
The actor, sipping on red wine, was seated at the very front of the Washington Hilton’s ballroom at the TIME table along with Steven Spielberg.
Asked if he was bummed about not sitting next to Michelle Obama again, Clooney looked up at the first lady — who was chatting with comedian Jimmy Kimmel — and remarked, “She’s got a pretty nice date.”
Clooney spoke to several outlets while he was in Washington, joking about his ER buddy Noah Wyle being arrested (Clooney said he called Wyle and offered bail money), and talking politics with the Washington Post, saying: “Because I’m an old Democrat, I kind of try to stay out of the Republicans’ primary and let them do their thing. Then during the general election, you have a conversation about it. That seems to be the fair thing to do.” Clooney was also spotted partying with friends at the post-dinner Vanity Fair party. Page Six’s source notes, “It was jam-packed, and Clooney was one of the last to leave.”
So, basically, Clooney was reminding us that he can still have a good time without his official girlfriend with him. Which makes me wonder… is Stacy on the way out? Stacy and George were spotted together last Thursday, out to dinner with Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber. I thought their body language looked comfortable, and I predicted that Stacy would be around for a little while longer. But I may need to get a second opinion. George and Stacy are coming up on their year anniversary as a couple… when? Maybe late July, early August. He hired her (whatever, he totally hired her) late last summer, before the Toronto Film Festival. So… will Stacy make it a year?
Here are some pics of Clooney at Dulles International yesterday:
Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News, Fame/Flynet.