Sandra Bullock in red J.Mendel for Venice premiere of ‘Gravity’: gorgeous or fug?

You people had some very strong feelings about the idea of George Clooney and Sandra Bullock together. My feeling is still… it could be cool. Let’s not pretend that Sandy Bullock is some viriginal, delicate flower who will crumble if man-handled by Clooney’s brutish ways. Sandy is a fun, smart, sassy, accomplished, cool woman and I truly believe that most men who come into contact with her find her attractive, accessible and interesting. Why would Clooney be any different? And look at their body language! These are two people who enjoy each other’s company. Why not wish for them to have a raunchy weekend in Venice?

Obviously, these are photos from last night’s Venice Film Festival premiere of Gravity. Sandy and George walked the carpet together, arm in arm, sometimes hand-in-hand. There were whispers. There were genuine smiles. There was casual red carpet flirting. It also helped that Sandra looked really, really good. You know I don’t think much of Sandra’s style – part of her appeal as “the girl next door” is “dressing like she has no idea what looks good on her”. Sandy wore this J. Mendel Resort 2014 gown which… is this a mullet gown? Or is this a wrap gown with a mullet feel? I can’t decide. Whoever dressed her for Venice is doing a great job. I hope Sandra keeps that person around.

And since I know some of you are into the shoes (side-eye at CB), they are Roger Vivier. Her clutch is Vivier too. The shoes sort of work with the gown. I approve.

PS… Clooney’s tuxedo looks really oversized, right? Did he recently lose a lot of weight or did he just get the wrong tux? Usually, the fit is PERFECT on Clooney’s clothes. Weird.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Mel says:

    I love those shoes! I would trip and break my neck in them but I still love them.

  2. blue marie says:

    I don’t really like the dress or shoes, but am really looking forward to seeing this movie.

    as for Sandra and George, he’s allergic to grown up relationships.

  3. mytbean says:

    nope… they just don’t have any chemistry to me.

  4. Kemper says:

    Love the dress. Would kill for the shoes. I agree that a wild weekend for the two would be fun but nothing long term. And that last pic of them looked too cheesy junior prom

  5. Anna says:

    I absolutely hate her hair here. The rest of the look is acceptable – her multi-color daytime appearances was SO much better!

  6. Karen says:

    Since he didn’t debut his new contract, I mean GF, at the festival. I’m really hoping this award season George and Sandra sick by each others sides. Even if platonic. It’s a refreshing change of tactic for George, and you cant argue Sandra is beaming. Win win for both.

    • Me Three says:

      That would be a refreshing change for George! If he were smart, he’d just walk the red carpets alone or with friends and call it a day. But, sadly I think we’ll soon be introduced to some 30 year old cocktail waitress he met at a hotel in Venice.

  7. chloe says:

    Love, love, love the dress. The shoes are awesome except I don’t like them with the dress, I think a metallic shoe would look better. Her hair is pulled up to tight, I wish it was a little looser. I love Sandy and I can’t wait for this movie.

  8. Lucy2 says:

    I like the dress but the shoes look painful.
    I read some good stuff about the movie.

  9. Justpassingby says:

    Yes, Sandra is beaming… Totally gorgeous! First time I actually notice a likeness to Eva Longoria look-wise here…

  10. janie says:

    I love the dress until you see it from a front view.. She’s probably already had him and not interested in seconds. I agree about the tux, poor fit. I read Stacy is dating some millionaire and seems serious.

    • Me Three says:

      Wow. That was fast for Stacy. Guess she’s a player so moved on quickly. But still…Have to admit, a friend of mine has been saying for months that she’d end up married to an investment banker, silicon millionaire or famous and rich athlete. She was right!

  11. AllyUK says:

    Not liking the shoes. They’re unattractive and I always thought black accessories with red were a no no.

  12. Elisabeth says:

    i see she’s got the Michael Jackson nose 1st edition

  13. Turtle Dove says:

    Sandra looks amazing, and, yes, I agree that Sandra + Clooney = good for gossip. Of course, she’s too good for him, but the gos would be too delicious.

    Clooney in that tux reminds me of Beiber at some awards show:
    Clooney does look like he’s lost a lot of weight. Add to that that he’s so tan; it makes him look trimmer.

  14. PHD Gossip says:

    Did anyone notice how much younger Clooney looks with an age appropriate woman by his side?
    He looked like a pervy Uncle standing next to Stacey Kiebler. Here, he looks like the superstar movie star again.

    • Jessica says:

      He’s in full old school movie star mode here, which always makes him look a good decade younger than usual.

      Most of the time he was with Keibler he was all beardy or porn-stachey. He looked just fine next to her when he was putting the effort in like he is here. Clooney goes for younger women, sure, but he doesn’t go girlish looking women. Everyone he’s dated in the last decade has had a mature look that didn’t accentuate his aging.

      • Me Three says:

        Have to disagree with you. I couldn’t look at photos of him with Stacy. He looked sooooo old and tired and just bored. Basically he looked like her uncle or her dad. I don’t think it has anything to do with “trying” and everything to do with the fact that she was 19 years younger in years than him and 30 years younger emotionally. They just didn’t fit and her size simply made him look little and, frankly, pretty unattractive.

  15. Carolyn says:

    I like these two together. In the same way I liked him and Renee together.

  16. Toot says:

    George still looks old to me and I’m not really a fan of either.

    Damn, I being crabby this morning. lol

  17. Vee says:

    They look great. I too loved her daytime color blocked dress better, but both are lovely.

  18. MeganDraper says:

    I love the dress but not the sandals.

  19. Shelley says:

    Sandra looks amazing…love the dress, shoes and hair…She is the kinda woman you wouldn’t mind a hot guy you like to date.

  20. Tig says:

    I love the dress and shoes- she looks stunning! So happy back to fashion threads- can’t wait to see who wears what at upcoming fall film fests. And while Venice is one of the most romantic places on earth, don’t see a fling in the offing.

  21. Bex says:

    The shoes! The dress is okay but it is perfect for her to flaunt killer legs so good on her. I just have a thing about red dresses on red carpets and those shades don’t totally do it for me.

  22. pao la says:

    He seems more alive than i’ve ever seen him with all of his other girls.
    I love Sandra Bullock and even if i still believe he’s gay, they could make a great couple.

  23. MademoiselleRose says:

    I think she looks beautiful. I’m biased though because I love her. She looks like that’d be fun to hang out with. She’s too good for him.

    Maybe he’s trying to throw everyone off track by not having a contract for a bit. Tricky. Just seems weird for him to be linked to two older women. He always seems to me to be someone if you knew all his personal stuff you’d want to bleach your brain.

  24. prissa says:

    Funny how the lighting plays with the color of the dress. In some pics it look pink, some red others orange. How does that happen? Is it the material? What color is it really?

  25. Mayda says:


  26. davidbowie says:

    Like the shoes. Hate the dress. Has she had some work done to her face? It looks a bit odd.

  27. SoCalgal says:

    OMG THOSE SHOES!! I love them so so much!

  28. Aww says:

    Ok, so I will be queen bitch this morning then…

    I don’t like sandy’s dress or shoes, esp together. I don’t like her hair either. To me, it looks like she has tweaked her face or something. She is looking really tight, not glowy. George looks ehh. His tux is bad IMO.

    As for any coupling, no. Like someone said, he is allergic to actual mature relationships. Sexual? No. Remember his back? Something tells me sandy would break him. Mama needs a young stallion. It’s been a while….

    ~Now, for the fairy queen in me to come out…~

    She makes him look better. He doesn’t look decrepit for once since his date is actually close to his age. Bravo!

    • Jospehina says:

      She does make him look better… like he went and dated “up” in escort/girlfriend value. Ka-ching for him.

      I do want them to be a couple. SB does like bad boys. She could get definitely keep his interest, IF he lets go of the ” I must be seen with a <35 year old chica in order to keep my sex symbol status alive".

  29. grabbyhands says:

    I like the dress, but I’m meh on the shoes.

    As for them as a couple-I’d ship it. They look great together and it would be fun to see them walk the red carpet together this awards season, even if it is just as friends.

  30. Anna says:

    She looks stunning. Dang. Absolutely beautiful. And the neon dress she wore earlier in the day was AMAZING. Gahhh I want that one!

  31. The Original G says:

    These two do look “together” to me. However, she’s a much better actress than his usual red carpet rentals.

  32. respect says:

    He is beloved at the restaurants in venice. Gracious, easygoing and an incredibly generous tipper. She is reportedly as nice as she seems and a normal person. His extreme thiness was evident even last spring. A role?

  33. MyLeNe - Montreal says:

    One of the best style i see on the red carpet this year .. this shoes are DOPE

  34. Lemony says:

    They photograph well together, for sure.
    I’m all for them having a wild romp for a weekend or whatever but NO NO NO NO NO to anything long-term.

  35. Jayna says:

    I usually never like her hair all the way back. She always looks a little plain. She looks her best with at least a sweeping long bang off to the side or something when her hair is back. But she looks really nice here.

  36. tizzyfizzy says:

    Ugh, I could so get on board with them!

    But let’s face it- Sandra Bullock is way beyond what Clooney looks for in a significant other. She’s got her own life, a kid, her own career, her own success… she’s not just going to be the pretty arm candy. Plus, with Louis, she can’t just jet off with him whenever the mood strikes.

    I am enjoying them as friends, though! They look like they’re really having fun together!

  37. Chicagogurl says:

    They look like a politician and his hot wife. Maybe they Gould do another movie together in that style.

  38. Nicolette says:

    I really like the photo of them taken from the back. Friends, couple, whatever it looks nice.

  39. catt says:

    I hate her hair up like that. It brings out all the odd angles in her face. Looks so much better down. She is not attractive at all in these pics.

  40. MaraFan says:

    Don’t like the dress, but she looks great.

  41. Ginger says:

    The dress is beautiful and I like it on her from the waist down. The bodice is too fussy and draws attention to her small cup size. Not that’s there’s anything wrong with that but I think a tighter fit or a different style of bodice may have been more flattering? I like that Sandra seems to have a lack of major plastic surgery, fillers, etc. as an aging actress. I’m not saying she hasn’t had Botox however. She doesn’t have any forehead wrinkles and she is older than I am so it’s possible. But she still looks really good IMO. The shoes are cool and I give her props for being able to walk down a red carpet in them without tripping. I don’t think I could do it. Or is that why she’s grabbing on to Clooney? I agree that this couple would be amazing if George were up to being with someone on his same level and I don’t think he is judging from his past relationships. Too bad for him I guess.

  42. E-v-E says:

    I’ve never seen her as a fashion girl or fierce, what this ensemble is trying to suggest. It would be suitable to Angie maybe, but it looks ill-fitting and rough on Sandra. Shoes are great though. Hair is a mess and makeup too strong for her features. Liked photo-call outfit much better. Clooney looks like her uncle in that potato-sack suit.

  43. Maggie says:

    Over botoxed and I dont like her hair but the shoes and dress are ok.

  44. barbiegirl says:

    Ok, I love Sandy. Don’t get me wrong. But, as she gets older, she gets more angle-y and pointy and this dress does nothing but emphasize that. I think she looks sooo much better and younger when she is not so sinewy, wears softer colors and maybe a cap sleeve. There comes an age when strapless makes you look older if you’re that boney and thin. The shoes are to die for–props to her for remaining upright in them.

  45. tealily says:

    I kind of love them together, I think the dress is gorgeous, and the shoes look good with it, although it kind of looks like she has an ankle monitor on.

  46. Suze says:

    They should be business partners.

  47. taxi says:

    I like the hair this way. She’s way to old for the long straight plastered down look she’s done on a couple of RC walks. That only looks good on a teenager.

  48. Fan says:

    It doesn’t matter what she is wearing. The red dress is not that great. I am not very fond of the shoes. But it does not matter. They look good together. They compliment each other.

  49. 4evaRedd says:

    These photos remind me of the Jennifer Aniston/Gerard Butler photos; all lovey dovey with all that sexual heat just touching the surface and did they ever really date at all? Photo ops.