George Clooney’s White House date: Julian Assange’s hot lawyer, Amal Alamuddin?

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Back in October of last year, there were some reports that George Clooney might have gotten himself a new girlfriend, his first since the Stacy Keibler thing. It’s new territory for us to see Clooney do a major promotional push (like he did for The Monuments Men and, to a lesser extent, Gravity) without an official girlfriend. In October, the claim was that he had been quietly seeing a lawyer named Amal Alamuddin, who happens to be A) hot and B) Julian Assange’s lawyer. Usually, Clooney doesn’t go for the smart, educated, political types, and so the reports were easy enough to dismiss. After all, while Clooney doesn’t date smart women, he sometimes hangs out with smart women, so many of us thought, “Eh, she’s probably just a friend/colleague.”

But now it’s looking more and more like Amal Alamuddin might be his new girl. According to Page Six and The Daily Mail, Amal was George’s date to the White House last week and they “looked very much together.” You can see the (blurry, could-be-anyone) photos here.

George Clooney has taken striking British barrister Amal Alamuddin – who represents WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange – to meet President Obama at the White House, MailOnline can reveal. In a move that will provoke yet more questions over his close friendship with the human rights lawyer, Oscar winner George, 52, took Miss Alamuddin to the private screening of his latest movie Monuments Men last week, in a group that included his parents Nick and Nina Clooney.

The stunning brunette is currently representing Assange – who has made no secret of his anger at President Obama’s White House – in his extradition proceedings with Sweden. The Oscar winner and the lawyer were said to be looking extremely close at the event, and although it’s not known whether Miss Alamuddin met President Obama, Clooney is pictured standing by the Commander-in-Chief.

Just hours after the small screening on Tuesday, February 18, Clooney and Miss Alamuddin were pictured standing intimately together at the Round Robin and Scotch Bar at the Willard Hotel in Washington D.C. in a group that included Clooney’s pal and co-star Matt Damon and his wife Luciana, and fellow actor and co-star Bill Murray.

An onlooker at the bar told MailOnline: ‘They looked very much together, George had his arm around her and she appeared to be a girlfriend. They were in a small group of about 10 people, it’s really a small venue and there were maybe only about 30 people in the bar, and they were sitting at a table off to the side.’

Miss Alamuddin was not on the official White House guest list that was issued last week. However, in pictures seen by MailOnline, Miss Alamuddin – who donned a slinky black dress for the night – beams as she sips on champagne while having her hair done ahead of the screening, with Luciana Damon and Lysa Heslev looking on.

The presence of Julian Assange’s lawyer in the White House, even on a movie star’s arm for a private screening, is bound to have put the White House on tenterhooks. Last June, Assange attacked President Obama and the White House in an open letter over its treatment of fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

When asked about Miss Alamuddin’s presence at the screening, the White House press office had no official comment. However, two White House sources told MailOnline that Miss Alamuddin came to the event with Clooney, according to their colleagues who were present.

One said she and Clooney were the talk of the junior staff on the next day since they had been seen cozying up to each other as they arrived, walking behind the star’s parents, Nick and Nina Clooney.

[From The Daily Mail]

Very interesting. The Mail goes on to detail the “official” guest list for the screening, and it basically includes a lot of official types (under secretaries, museum people). I don’t believe that Clooney was trying to put Pres. Obama in an awkward position, and I dispute the idea that the presence of Assange’s lawyer would have put the president in an awkward position. The Department of Justice hasn’t charged Julian Assange with any crime, and Ms. Alamuddin represents the international legal issues between Assange (currently living in the Ecuadorian embassy) and Sweden. She was not visiting the White House AS Julian Assange’s lawyer, but as a movie star’s date, or so it seems.

I think it’s on because Amal has that Elisabetta Canalis look that Clooney loves.

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  1. Hiddles forever says:

    That would be his first ‘decent’ girlfriend in years. If it’s true, it is a good gossip :)

  2. dahlianoir says:

    A smart women ? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

    No way.

    • FLORC says:

      I know. No way this will last. Clooney seems like the kind of smug guy that doesn’t want his partner marter than him or more successful. He just wants to be around those people. Not involved.

      His smugness might be what repels her.

      • frisbeejada says:

        His smugness certainly repels me and always has – also his habit of ‘lecturing’ without checking his facts first…:)

      • Tazina says:

        Well, if she’s got a couple of years to spare which will include vacationing in Italy, being arm candy on the red carpet, and probably enjoying some decent sex, then, hey, she should go for it. Otherwise, she should wait until what she really wants, comes along. This aint it.

      • FLORC says:

        Frisbeejada
        Ugh! He seems very pseudo intellectual. He says just enough and throws out big words rarely used. Like that guy in college we all knew. The one that wouldn’t debate. Just talk in circles making the same point with different words.

        Tazina
        This girl might be too smart for that. And Clooney only seems to be with girls who need him for a career boost. This woman is doing fine on her own and would likely shoot holes in Clooney’s ego.

    • Liberty says:

      Or, he might have political plans and realize it’s time to hire an educated albeit celeb-world girlfriend/wife/person to be taken more seriously. So you never know. I’m prepared for the “rejuvenation of George” stories this summer. George II. Life part two.

  3. Myrto says:

    God, she’s hot. Really, really hot. And she’s a lawyer! I almost want to date her myself haha. She’s too good for him though. Exept for the fact that she’s Assange’s lawyer which ugh.
    If they are indeed dating, that’d mean Georges Clooney is having real, deep and meaningful conversations with a woman he’s dating. That *is* truly shocking.

  4. blue marie says:

    Good on him for finding a smart one IF true, but I won’t believe it till I see it.

  5. doofus says:

    I think it’s on because Amal has that CINDY CRAWFORD look that Clooney loves.

    There, fixed it for you.

    • jane16 says:

      Am I the only person that thinks she looks like George himself? Seriously, people, look at the eyes with the heavy fold right underneath the lower lid, and the shape of the eyebrows and the thin face with square chin. It even looks like she might have big ears. This makes perfect sense since the real love of George’s life is George.

  6. Neffie says:

    Apart from Kibler (sp?) he usually does date striking brunettes. Clooney,Leonardao and Cowell have a very obvious type. Their exes could be siblings.

  7. Jules says:

    An educated woman? No way………

  8. Jane says:

    The Mail is referencing photos that Lysa Heslov posted on Instagram before they were deleted. There were three photos of Amal and other guests such as Nick, Matt and Lucy, and George is sitting closely with Amal in one of the photos.

  9. JaDeRu says:

    I don’t think the question is whether or not he would date a “smart” woman. I think the question is why would a smart woman date him? (unless using him as a career springboard is smart) He strikes me as the type that updates his own wikipedia page and then believes whatever he just wrote.

  10. Kiddo says:

    Yeesh, there is a Kardashian epidemic happening on the rest of the site. We should all be quarantined in here, with a smart woman like Amal Alamuddin, until the plague is over.

    Maybe George is trolling the government in a subtle way by bringing Assange’s representation?
    He is a prankster and he is political. So maybe Political pranksterism, partially?

  11. Side-Eye says:

    Something about this guy really annoys me.

  12. KC says:

    I love this. Unlikely, but I hope it works out

  13. foodlover says:

    oopsi. I read the title and since I never heard of the lawyer before and thought it was a man, I totally thought whaaaat, george really came out!?

  14. Algernon says:

    “I think it’s on because Amal has that Elisabetta Canalis look that Clooney loves.”

    I think she’s much prettier (and classier) than Elisabetta Canalis.

  15. Sandy says:

    She’s better than him! I wonder how long she’d put up with his “pranks” and “buddies.”

  16. Kelly says:

    She seems pretty average-looking to me, not stunning or striking. I mean, what am I missing?
    Then again, so does he…

  17. Mar says:

    Wow I’m impressed George. A smart woman that is not a swim suit model?

  18. shitler says:

    She must be handy with a strap on then..

  19. lunchcoma says:

    Still not buying that this is anything other than a professional connection.

  20. cody says:

    I doubt this will last long. This is definitely long distance dating. He isn’t going to give up living his California Hollywood lifestyle to be in London all the time and she has a successful law practice, and from what I have read, she has strong ties to her Lebanese roots and her family lives in London to be George Clooney’s red carpet girlfriend. Will probably see her in Cabo and Lake Como for the summer and that will be that.

  21. CynicalCeleste says:

    Elegant, age-appropriate, lovely beard.

  22. Isabelle says:

    Ok, yeah she is defiantly hot.

  23. raincoaster says:

    Just a side note, but almost all of Julian Assange’s lawyers are hot (male and female). Have you seen Jennifer Robinson? Internationally known for her work on behalf of the people of Papua New Guinea and stunning.

  24. Me Three says:

    Don’t know if I think it’s true or not. If it is, I’d be surprised. Does she have any lingerie pictures online? Has she ever been a cocktail waitress? Doesn’t seem his type. (-:

    What I do find funny is that everyone here seems to think she’s more “age appropriate” than the others. Keibler turned 34 last year. This woman is only 36. He’s almost 53. That’s still a 17 year difference. Think he’s still trolling for the young–uns!

  25. Sha says:

    Pretty, intelligent and elegant. Man wish I could date her! But she seems too much for him

  26. realitybites says:

    This is a no brainer – Ok, who would he take to the White House??!! A cocktail waitress? Simple story here, Georgie got a plus one invite, he had to take someone wearing actual clothes and so he chose a good looking professional who he met a few months back. He is just playing that bad old image game again……..yawn…….