Is George Clooney’s new girlfriend Julian Assange’s hot lawyer?


Last Friday, LaineyGossip and some other sites had new photos of George Clooney out on a date with a “mystery woman” – GO HERE to see the photos. Even though there were no stories about George and this woman canoodling or getting their freak on, I think most people assumed it was ON because this lady looks like his type. He trades off – if he just got done with an American bird with almond-shaped eyes, he’ll date a dark-eyed, dark-haired European next. And on and on. That’s the pattern. So, he’s done with Stacy Keibler (and that Eva Longoria thing was a non-starter), so Clooney’s next bird is another dark-eyed, dark-haired beauty, in the vein of Elisabetta Canalis. So who is this lady? Well, VF has the scoop: this woman has an actual CAREER.

There is nothing that gets the tabloids hot and bothered like a “mystery woman.” Now pair a mystery woman with George Clooney, and it’s a surprise there are any tabloid editors who did not suffer apoplexy last week. Yes, Clooney (recently seen playing “George Clooney in a spacesuit” in Gravity) ate dinner and shared a cab in London last week with a mystery woman (who played into her narrative by donning a scarlet red dress and flashing a “wouldn’t you like to know?” grin).

But now the case has been cracked. E! News has discovered the woman in question is Amal Ammuddin. She’s a lawyer, which is—how do we say this?—not the profession of a typical Clooney girlfriend. Last year she landed atop the U.K.’s “London’s Hottest Barrister’s List”—we like to think that Clooney, in his search for a new girlfriend, texted his assistant: “Timothy, get me the Hottest Barrister’s list, stat! Papa’s ready to date.” The picture on her law firm’s site—which, by the way, is currently loading extremely slowly (if the head of I.T. at this firm doesn’t read Us Weekly, he is no doubt extremely confused today)—indicates that Amal looks like a blend of Penelope Cruz and Rachel Weisz. In other words, she looks like she could play an empathetic scientist in a George Clooney movie.

Oh, yeah, she’s also currently representing Julian Assange in his extradition case in Sweden, evoking shades of Rose Byrne’s character on the final season of Damages, for the six of you out there who watched that season.

And yet, as ever in this life, though we have some answers, there are still many questions. How does Ammuddin feel about relationships that are forbidden from lasting more than 23 months? Is George pleased or frustrated with the (horrible-looking, but pleasant-sounding!) celebrity couple name “Ammooney” we just made up for them? And if/when they break up down the road, will George find all of his private e-mails mysteriously “leaked” a few days later?

[From Vanity Fair]

This will never last. Amal is obviously a smart, accomplished woman with her own full life. She’s got Julian Assange as a client. And Edward Snowden is probably texting her as we speak. What could George Clooney offer her that she couldn’t get herself? Does she want an invitation to Lake Como? Maybe. Does she want Clooney to buy her an apartment? Eh. I bet she already has an apartment. Does she want a clothing allowance? Please. She’s a lawyer and she doesn’t need to sit front row at Marchesa. So while George and Amal might be having some fun, it won’t last. She’ll take one look at George’s Girlfriend Contract and she’ll laugh and laugh and laugh.

Oh, here’s her profile photo. HOTTIE. Seriously, I would go for that. She’s really pretty. She doesn’t have that plastic-y, lacquered-over look that Clooney seems to like though.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Anna says:

    Very curious thus probably not true.

  2. erni says:

    nahhh.. she’s above his class, the ho class

  3. bowers says:

    I didn’t think he wanted brains.

  4. Kim1 says:

    Nothing to see here, unless she is giving up law to become a reality star/actress

  5. Erinn says:

    This makes me wonder if it MIGHT work. She’s not like the girls that always end up sent packing with a nice little gift. Maybe this will be a completely different kind of relationship for Clooney.

  6. TorontoE says:

    She’s beautiful and I’m jealous her law firm let’s her escape the normal suit jacket and cross arms pose favored by mine and most other law shops.

  7. bns says:

    “Recently seen playing George Clooney in a spacesuit in Gravity.”

    Yes. This sums up his entire career. Playing himself in different situations.

  8. epiphany says:

    I think you mean Julian Assange’s bottle service girl – this is Clooney we’re talking about.

  9. Greata says:

    Most overrated actor/pretender in showbusiness……oh wait…he has convinced the world he is an ACTOR, and a WRITER….MY BAD… He always makes me wantto rub that self-satisfied grin off his face.

  10. Buckwild says:

    She’s pretty but definitely a situation where hair adds a good 10 points on the scale.

  11. Sarah says:

    i dont think they are dating or even humping. they probably talk about the humantarian causes both are involved with.

  12. toto says:

    I have heard of her name before but don’t know which blog was ! maybe on huffington post.

    She is Lebanese , specialist in human right cases maybe they know each-other through his Darfur work. Who knows !

  13. teehee says:

    She’s gorgeous. She has the kind of looks though, that, if I may be honest, makes it look like she came from a rich family. There’s a particular way about them that shows they were taken care of, preened. *sigh* Well, I for one am so happy that she will be a very famous example of ‘beauty is not exclusive to brains’ but instead are mutually complimentary.

  14. trudie says:

    A Hollywood actor date a smart independent woman for a change?

  15. janie says:

    Don’t see the beautiful part? I doubt she’s the new arm candy, but who knows?

  16. lafrenchy says:

    Way to classy, intelligent for him!!! and too young too! dude is starting looking like santa…

  17. shanaynay says:

    My friend works in showbiz and it’s pretty well known that Clooney is gay and these are all just his beards. Why won’t he just come out?

  18. Maureen says:

    Oh, I don’t see this happening. George does NOT like independent women with their own education and careers. He likes his women with not much going on so he can mold them to do what he wants and so they’ll put up with his mess as well.

  19. Maggie says:

    He was in Vancouver recently. Apparently he likes his booze. And he’s gay!

  20. rudy says:

    Oh, he is so gay our George. Just stop with the beards already. It’s getting boring.

  21. Miss M says:

    AS IF… !

    Too intelligent, independent and pretty. I wish…

    Maybe he hired her to write his NDA’s (allegedly) since his fauxmances were getting so obvious.

  22. AnnE says:

    Full disclosure – I have been a Clooney fan since way back in my girl days watching FACTS OF LIFE and the original ER (sitcom w/ Elliot Gould) and not the hospital drama ER! I love what he does for Darfur / UN and raising awareness etc. In recent years he just turns me off completely A LA Jack Nicholson – they are a couple of sad old men trying to constantly GROUND HOG day their youth. Pathetic.

  23. jane says:

    He may or may or may not be gay, but he’s not know across the board for ‘not liking smart women’. I believe his wife was fairly smart, as was Kelly Preston, (well wiley anyway..) and he already dated one lawyer years ago, remember Celine Balitran?

    • Me Three says:

      Celine Balitran was NOT a lawyer. She was a cocktail waitress supposedly in law school at the time they met. Since she was 19 at the time, it’s highly doubtful she was in law school. She went on to become a “celebrity” in France. Not to say she wasn’t smart and frankly, actually seemed to care about George, unlike all the rest of the women he’s hooked up with since. This one is not a girlfriend. I’d bet my week’s pay this is related to Darfur. As much as I hate that the guy is a sexist p!g as far as his relationships go, I do respect him for his work for South Sudan. It’s not one of the “sexy” causes in the world today and he continues to use millions of dollars of his own money to push for support for the people of Darfur.

      As a professional, I can’t imagine starting a relationship with a celebrity, let alone George Clooney. She will lose work. Maybe at first it would help but she doesn’t seem to need celebrity to find work. And, have to agree with another commenter–she’s definitely from wealthy roots. You can tell by her look, how she carries herself and the fact that she has a JD from NYU as well as degrees in England. That costs MONEY! She doesn’t need George and she seems a bit older than most so I vote friendly business dinner. Sadly, I think he probably went home to that Croatian nutcase.

      • Miss M says:

        As far I as know, I thought Celine was in her early twenties when she met George, not 19. She was in her last year of law school (allegedly) when she quit everything and moved to LA with him, but she was smart enough to sue for alimony… She is probably 38 ish years old or so now, so your math doesn’t add up. But What do I know?!

  24. Ellen says:

    I say this, fully expecting to be roundly jeered, but as a career woman who works at a senior level in financial services, and who has basically taken care of myself all my life, working since I was twelve, it might could be possible that just once she wants to be taken care of, even if only via the 23 month girlfriend contract.

    I work with all alpha males, and it’s exhausting. And they go for cupcake after cupcake, ignoring all the accomplished women around them. I can guarantee that the attornies in her firm, if not already on their second marriage to a cupcake ,will be trading in the smart doctor/lawyer/accountant wife they went to college with for the paralegal, the secretary, the cocktail waitress or anyone who needs them the minute their career gets at all rocky (no slam on any of you secretaries, paralegals etc out there, but tell me it doesn’t happen all the time).

    George knows another cocktail waitress wouldn’t fly well. And he’ll gain years of “free passes” on all future cocktail waitresses if he just gives it a decent try with someone with credentials. So if its not her, I suspect we’ll see some semi age appropriate thinking woman (as in over 30 and under 35 aka the Hollywood version of age appropriate and young enough to start endless, “will she land him with a child” speculation) for this next round.

    And then back to the cocktail waitresses.

  25. jane16 says:

    She looks like George! Am I the only person to see this? Look at her eyes, with the heavy hooding underneath them, the lashes, & shape of eyebrows. Lips are different obviously, but she looks a lot like George.

  26. KLT says:

    I’m glad CB posted this so I can add a few things the tabs conveniently left out .

    Firstly, there was a man sitting next to Amal (to her right, behind the driver) in the car. George is clearing talking to him in a few of the pics. It is most likely that this was a professional dinner “date” with other people, not a cozy dinner for the two of them.

    Secondly, GC doesn’t “present” a new relationship this way ~ coming out of a restaurant and piling in a car with other people

    My first thought was that this was a set up, whether Amal knew about it or not.

    And indeed, today George and Prendergast have published a piece on Sudan in USA Today. She may have helped craft the article, added insight etc. ~ but the pics were taken to help legitimize his credibility on international issues.