George Clooney shows off his dog to CBS: how’s his Oscar campaign going?

Perhaps one of my favorite George Clooney movies is Good Night and Good Luck. I think it’s Clooney’s best-directed film, and I always liked that he gave the lead role – that of Edward R. Murrow – to David Strathairn instead of taking it on himself. I bring this up because one of my favorite parts of the film was seeing Murrow’s give-and-take with wanting to be an “advocate journalist” with Joe McCarthy and Murrow’s acquiescence to covering “fluff” celebrity/entertainment journalism. Murrow hosted a show called Person to Person, which was the precursor to magazine news shows like 20/20 – Murrow would basically interview celebrities in their own homes and he always got some major celebrities. CBS News is bringing back the show, and of course, Clooney is one of the first guests! How’s the Oscar campaign, Clooney?

See how one of the world’s top film stars lives – away from the spotlight.

George Clooney has opened up his Los Angeles home to CBS News, showing off his kitchen (where he orders dinner), his screening room and bar, for a revival of the classic celebrities-at-home program Person to Person, made famous in the 1950s by Edward R. Murrow.

Along with his palatial digs, the Oscar winner, 50, also introduces viewers to a very special friend – his roommate Einstein, a black cocker spaniel whom he rescued in 2010.

“The dog came in and threw himself at me,” Clooney recalls, “and I find that works also with some actors.”

Clooney also shows off some favorite photographs, including a Rat Pack photograph from the original Ocean’s Eleven.

The new Person to Person episode, airing on CBS next Wednesday, Feb. 8 (8 p.m. ET), will also feature Jon Bon Jovi, who opens up his 16-acre New Jersey estate that includes a recording studio and its own pub, and Warren Buffett, who gives a tour of his Omaha, Neb., office.

[From People]

Oh, Clooney will show you his dog for the Oscar campaign. Clooney will not, however, show you his girlfriend for the Oscar campaign. Although… how amazing would that be? If Clooney and Stacy Keibler sat down for an interview together? That would be on the same level as Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s disastrous Dateline interview back in 2003. I wish Clooney would go that balls-out for his Oscar campaign! I wish that Brad Pitt would too. I wonder what Jean Dujardin and Gary Oldman are up to? I would love to see inside Oldman’s house, right?

Photo courtesy of CBS News, Stacy‘s Twitter & Fame/Flynet.

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  1. whatthehell456 says:

    Love his dog. George himself? Meh.

  2. chloe says:

    That dog does not look happy with Stacy laying all over him, of course Einstein knows not to get to attached to George’s women:)

  3. Evie says:

    Beautiful dog. George is desperate!

  4. Asli says:

    Okay now he’s just getting desperate. You already have an Oscar, Clooney! They can’t be that great…

  5. kazoo says:

    I’m really surprised he hasn’t run for office.

  6. Tiegan says:

    Sweet dog. Stacy Keibler has a great body, but how can he be ok with her twittering (tweeting?) photos like that?

    I think he wants the trophy badly too, but he seems to get nominated all the time and is nominated twice this year, so he seems a little less desperate so far.

    If he starts talking about marrying Keibler, adopting an orphan, or retiring from acting, then I’ll reevaluate.

  7. Sara says:

    Ugh, Clooney just go away. So tired of his stupid smug!

  8. Mirror says:

    You can try as hard as you want Mr. MyPrivateLifeIsPrivate, Jean Dujardin will win. And you are not introducing your daugh.. uhm I mean girlfriend? Ohhhh now I am disappointed

  9. layla says:

    E N O U G H !

  10. Nanea says:

    Poor doggie! If Stacy wasn’t holding him, he’d probably have run away.

    How much more desperate will George get? Why didn’t he take out ads in Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Deadline etc.? That would have been straightforward campaigning, this kind of publicity – all those TV shows and soundbites and whatnot – is just getting embarrassing.

  11. LucyOriginal says:

    Is Einstein his dog? really? I thought he gave Einstein to his girlfriend of____. She poses for pics to people magazine with her dog, writes on her blog about her dog she rescued…etc… Wait a second, was she trying to say when George rescued Einstein in 2010 she was already dating him? hmmm…

    • shawn says:

      Like George’s previous escort famewhore, Keibler is a big fat liar. On her blog, just for famewhoring purposes, Keibler stated that she has a dog named Einstein which she adopted. The problem with that is Clooney had already given a detailed account his adoption of Einstein, which among other things involved someone with the rescue organization first interviewing Clooney over the phone and then bringing Einstein to his home. The person with the rescue org. ended up leaving Einstein with Clooney at his home that very day. Also, it’s very possible, as some in Clooney fan circles have stated, that Keibler adopted a similar dog to George’s dog just for famewhoring purposes. I would not put anything past her. Hell, she’s just crazy enough to name an imposter dog Einstein so that she can claim she adopted a dog named Einstein, which just happens to also be the name of the dog George adopted. Wrestling is all about being fake, and being fake truly defines Keibler. She’ll do and say anything if she thinks it will get her any attention.

      Keiser, Kudos on using the headline “George Clooney shows off his dog” followed by the first pic being of George with Keibler. LOL!

  12. Aqua says:

    I have two thoughts on this One the dog is more popular than he is.
    Two A celebrity once said that winning an Oscar for Best Supporting is like being runner up in a race.George may feel that as he is getting older this might be one of his few last chances to win. It may be becoming more and more difficult to find good dramatic lead roles that would give him the opportunity to win the ultimate prize which would be to him Best Dramatic Actor Oscar before he steps behind the camera on a more permanent basis.

  13. Playlist says:

    I thought I saw a commercial yesterday showing George was going to be on Rock Center next Wednesday on NBC. So he’s on CBS at 8 o’clock and then on NBC at 9 the same night? Oh yeah, he’s not campaigning hard at all!

    Celebrities use their kids all the time for attention. George’s dog is the closest thing he has to a kid (since he hasn’t formally adopted Stacy). What’s funny is how he avoids discussing how he got the dog while he was with Elisabetta, who was actively participating and supporting animal adoptions at the time. He conveniently leaves that part out so we don’t get confused by all the women briefly passing through his life.

    George actually said just recently in one of his print interviews (Rolling Stone?) that he campaigned hard years ago for an Oscar and he wasn’t going to do it again this time. And wasn’t it just last year that he refused to promote his movies and do appearances and interviews because he didn’t feel it was necessary?

    George either has people giving him bad advice or he refuses to listen to any good advice. I prefer seeing him hanging out with his dog, rather then seeing him hanging out with his hired help (Stacy). At least the dog is a more believable campaign prop.

    • shawn says:

      “George either has people giving him bad advice or he refuses to listen to any good advice. I prefer seeing him hanging out with his dog, rather then seeing him hanging out with his hired help (Stacy). At least the dog is a more believable campaign prop.”

      Agree 100%!

  14. LeeLoo says:

    I may get ragged on for this but even the decor of his house and the breed of his dog are telling me he’s gay. Not that such things matter, he just seems…gay.

  15. Guest says:

    Oh I didn’t realize Einstein was George’s dog, I thought since Stacy is always posing with him, Einstein was Stacy’s dog. Einstein is probably the best type of dog for Stacy to adopt, because she probably doesn’t have to feed, walk or pay for the Vet bills, Clooney does that. She just gets to pose for pictures with him

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