George Clooney is flying solo at the Venice Film Festival, no Stacy Keibler


These are new photos of George Clooney in Venice! He’s there for the start of the Venice Film Festival, and I believe his film The Ides of March (which Clooney directed and stars in) premieres there tonight. Clooney is like the unofficial mayor of Venice at this point, and he’s maybe Italy’s brightest star. So when Clooney arrives, he’s treated like a rock star. He looks good, I think. I like his hair these days, although I’m still concerned that there’s some kind of wiglet situation happening here. I’ll ignore it.

So, here’s a question: will Clooney walk the Venice Film Festival red carpet solo? After priming us with the possibility of Stacy Keibler being his new piece, it’s looking more and more like that was over before it really began. Keibler hasn’t been around in weeks, and Clooney has been hanging out with his dude friends (and Cindy Crawford) in Lake Como for a while. Maybe Clooney just needed some “me time”. Or maybe Stacy Keibler is full of crazy.

Perpetual bachelor George Clooney prepped for the Venice Film Festival’s opening night by taking a weeklong, motorcycling man-cation with Bono and Rande Gerber. Sources tell us that Clooney has cooled things with former female wrestler Stacy Keibler and has been spending time with his friends.

He began his boys-only trip with the U2 singer and husband of Cindy Crawford last week. The trio jumped on matching touring motorcycles and hit the open road, heading through the French Riviera and stopping at Bono’s beachside villa in Eze-sur-Mer. The rocker has famously entertained the likes of Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Robert De Niro at the manse he owns with The Edge.

The three rolled into Monaco, a source said, and partied at legendary nightclub Jimmy’z along the way. They then all headed to Clooney’s place in Lake Como, Italy, where they were joined by supermodel Crawford and actress Evan Rachel Wood.

Clooney floated into Venice yesterday on a boat with Gerber and an entourage for the festival’s opening and premiere of his Oscar hopeful, “The Ides of March.”

His co-star in the political drama, Ryan Gosling, couldn’t make it to Venice because he’s shooting “Gangster Squad” with Sean Penn. Sources say Clooney invited Charlie Rose to the premiere as his special guest.

Meanwhile, Clooney and his ex, Elisabetta Canalis, who split in June after nearly two years, seem to be taking very different paths. While he hits the movie-festival circuit, she has been cast with Chaz Bono and Nancy Grace as a contestant on “Dancing With the Stars.” Keibler was also a “DWTS” contestant.

Clooney’s next stop will be Telluride, Colo., where sources say “Ides” will screen and Clooney will be honored. The buzzy fest keeps its lineup secret till the day before it begins.

Reps did not respond to our requests for comment.

[From Page Six]

Marisa Tomei was also staying with Clooney at the Lake Como mansion, apparently. If you were taking bets, who would think Clooney was hitting on, Marisa or Evan Rachel Wood? My guess is “both”.

In other Clooney news, he just pulled out of Steven Soderbergh’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. because the role would have been too stunt-intensive. A source told E! News, “He said he just can’t do the action and stunt scenes. In fact, I think he’s planning on having another operation during the time he would have been filming.” Apparently, Clooney still hurts from his old Syriana injuries.




Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. mln76 says:

    I got to give it to him he is aging well. He’s a sexy old bastard aging nicely in the tradition of Sean Connery.

  2. Dorothy#1 says:

    DAMN he is hot!!!

  3. mimi says:

    I just can’t help but have this feeling that Stacy was reimbursed for chatting up her “relationship” with Clooney for a while. It took the focus off of the Canalis break-up, reminded everyone that he’s a bachelor forever and now he’s back in the game seamlessly with the press.
    I think it was brilliant P.R. Wonder how much Stacy got or is getting paid?

  4. Green_Eyes says:

    Ahhh to me he has been sexy since I first saw him on The Facts of Life….hmm decades later he is still sexy! I agree ages well like Sean Connery and Cary Grant before them… (yes have a thing for older men..though George is just a few yrs older). But they just age(d) well and dress w/ flair. Debinor…. Actually:)

  5. Cherry says:

    If Clooney were a woman, everybody would be like: oooh, look at that pathetic old maid, she’s old now, lost her looks, and can’t even hold on to a man! And with Clooney, it’s all ‘perpetual bachelor’ ‘silver fox, aging well’ etcetera. It’s sad.

  6. Pyewacket says:

    He looks bloated and old these days.

  7. mln76 says:

    @Cherry all you have to do is look at a Helen Mirren post to see you are wrong….I think she’s the female equivalent of a Sean Connery smart, sassy, and still sexy as hell. Nothing like the insecure actresses that fill their faces with Botox and have press releases about their sneezes.

  8. Lane says:

    Clooney is boring, predictable and always the same both in real life and in films.
    On Friday really interesting men will come to Venice: Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen for ” A Dangerous Method”.

  9. atlantapug says:

    He’s douchtastic!

    I just cant stand him. 50+ and acting like a 20 yr old. You don’t have to get married…. no one cares. But he acts like the world is his frat house. It’s kind of pathetic.

  10. Lala says:

    atlantapug: and he gets celebrated for that. If an actress behaved like him she would be judged harshly.

  11. Cherry says:

    @mln76: You misunderstand my point, I’m sure as hell not saying women cannot be sexy after a certain age. It was about being single and hopping from one relationship to another at a certain age. I think women should be able to do that just like men, without all the ‘you poor aging single thing’ judgment hanging above their heads.

  12. ver says:

    I don’t like him as an actor, I think he’s over-rated. Most of his comedy performances are overdone and he has no talent for drama. Any comparison with Cary Grant is a joke. I think his hotness is overrated, too. I mean, he is hot like some men I met in my life – a doctor, a couple of lawyers, a CEO, my former boss, my husband, my BF’s husband, etc – with the difference that no woman is screaming “hot” when they are around. But this is the power of celebrity, of course.

  13. You don't say says:

    If George was a woman, people would be asking if he had work done, not saying how well he is aging (I think his father is better looking than he is actually) or he would be a slut for sleeping around or the old maid looking for Mr. Right after her heart was broken. I like George and feel he has the right to do as he wishes, it is just the double standards that make me a bit crazy.

    I also think he got himself fixed since as far as we know, there are no baby Clooneys out there and it seems that so many other folks sleep with someone once and Boom–Baby.

  14. mln76 says:

    @Cherry…Oh sorry I misunderstood you. To address your point I personally think Clooney has been an immature jerk in the dating department and possibly hires his girlfriends(or is just such a perv that he’s into prostitutes) but he still is sexy as hell. I would equate him to Cameron Diaz who also has terrible taste in men (see A-Rod) but seems to be having fun and who I am sure will pick herself up eventually. My problem is with actresses who whine about being single in every magazine article or looking for ‘the one’ as if they were 7 and then go on to date the biggest douchebags on the planet.

  15. Funnylilou75 says:

    God granpa’ george is not ageing well! fruppy, granny not so seducing anymore maybe in some retirement homes he can still got it…

  16. Cherry says:

    @mln76 I agree with both your points, i.e. that Clooney has always been an immature jerk in the dating department and that actresses who whine about being single are totally annoying. But then, I think it’s also sort of expected of them. To take your example, I cannot remember an interview with Cameron Diaz in which she didn’t have to defend herself for being 39, unmarried and childless. George never had to.
    And to be clear: I think both of them do not have to.

  17. MJ says:

    George could not handle Marisa! She would eat him alive.

  18. palermo says:

    Time for a new beard already? that one was over quickly

  19. layl says:

    george clooney is surrounded by a lot of friends that loving him so much he is fine and many movies he made is realy fun and entertaining to watch time after time
    and BTW he looks handsome but yeah i admit that this time in vanice not his best time he could have been looked better he is human and he have a bad and good times ups and downs like all of us if elisabetta was good enough he would stayed with but even his friends wasn’t around him when she was with him his recovring from being with her .

  20. Rita says:

    The other question is:

    Will we see Ellisabetta wearing a WWE tee shirt floating in a condola singing “O sole mio” outside Clooney’s apartment?

  21. alfabc says:

    Definitely a hairpiece in the front. And, may I add, an awful hairpiece. Why, George? Why?

  22. vero says:

    Rita, they don’t sing “o sole mio” in Venice Gondolas. Venice is in North Italy, Naples is South. Different histopry, cultures and local languages. Elisabetta is Sardinian so I doubt she can sing in Naples dialect – BTW I doubt she can sing in any other lnguage.

  23. Turtle Dove says:

    Cherry – I agree with many of your points. I’m in the not married, childless minority and it’s frustrating to have to defend your life style choice. I say live and let live, and what’s good enough for the fellas is good enough for the ladies.

  24. mln76 says:

    @Cherry I kind of disagree…EVERYtime he has a girlfriend he’s asked if this is ‘the one’ he’s settling down with. There is definitely a difference in tone about his bachelorhood but it’s still a big topic in the press it’s still framed in the media as the ‘woman’s job to make him settle down as opposed to him finding the one. It’s horrible how sexist the media is in general.

  25. Rita says:


    Geography be damned. I’m a midwestern housewife and I’d sing “O sole mio” from a condola if George would toss me a rose from his balcony….or at least spit in the grand canal.

    btw-The pasta fagioli is better in Naples than Venice.

  26. Messenger says:

    He doesn’t wear a piece. His hair is growing out from that nazi cut he had where you could see his scalp…I think he is handsome and talented.. it looks like he invited cast members and close friends to be with him for this event. i think it is a coup to be chosen to open this festival. However well the film does, celebrating your accomplishments with people who love you is a nice way to pass a couple of days imo.

  27. PyCaramel says:

    George is a gay old man, for real. He’s not sexy anymore and it’s obvious he will never settle down with any of these beards. Soooo I am having a hard time understanding what is so hot about him other than the fact that he is a successful actor and has major guap. These women who get involved with him are foolish if they catch feelings. Use him for what you can and keep it moving when y’all both go your separate ways.

  28. observer says:

    I love the entire cast of this film. They’re all very talented, and they also look great.

  29. Madison says:

    If you were taking bets, who would think Clooney was hitting on, Marisa or Evan Rachel Wood?
    Evan Rachel Wood! Marisa is too old for George he’s not into 45 year old women, no matter how smart or stunning they are.

  30. Nanea says:

    Where’s Waldo? 😉

    (George’s longtime personal hairdresser, W. Sanchez)

  31. KLaw says:


    While I agree that “O Sole Mio” is not in the gondolier’s regular repertoire, I know for a fact that they will sing other things upon request. So, it could happen. 🙂

    Especially if Rita goes there and sings it herself!

  32. crtb says:


  33. Rita says:


    Wow, the imagery you conjure up is so romantic. Floating beneath George Clooney’s balcony while a gondolier works his long magic pole. The sound of our harmony resonating in the confines of the beauty of antiquity. Wow, just wow.

    I wouldn’t want to make my husband jealous so instead of a gondolier I would request a female boat pilot. Yes, that would be more appropriate. Me and a langolier making sweet music in the canals of Venice after sunset.

    (That’s right isn’t it? In Italian, the male noun begins with “gond” and the female as “lang”? I love foreign languages. They’re so European.)

  34. Kara Ann says:

    @#13 You Don’t Say:

    I too think that George’s father is the gorgeous one in that family! Something about him…seems to have boatloads of charm and tons of character.

  35. april says:

    At least he wears his suit well. I love Jon Hamm but he never looks good in his suits.

  36. KLaw says:


    hahaha at your “I love foreign languages. They’re so European.”

    I’m about to travel to the UK for the first time and I consider British English to also be a “foreign” language… (I’m American and also originally from the MidWest)

    I was recently pondering why I can understand Australians without any problem but the British seem to be speaking another language entirely…

  37. Rita says:


    You will love the UK but I made the mistake of thinking I could understand British English. In many places it’s worse than cajun bayou english. The Brits (Englanders, Scotts, Irish) are all such wonderfull people but on several occasions when I was trying to get directions the ladies, after repeating themselves several times, would ask:

    “Don’t you speak English lady?”

    Have the time of your life. Get “pissed” and have a pint for me.

  38. Aqua says:

    I think their is a fan club going for Nick Clooney on this thread!I too really like the man, I’ve seen him in many interviews and he seems to have charm,wit,humor,intelligent and be well spoken.He has none of the arrogance that his son seems to possess.

  39. KLaw says:

    Thanks Rita! I’ll have fun 🙂