Us Weekly: George Clooney ‘will spend more time in London to be with Amal’

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Here are some photos of Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney getting on a private plane yesterday. Check out the way George is pulling himself up. I’m telling you… this is a man living with significant back pain. My father was like that, so I know what it looks like.

Anyway, I’ve enjoyed this week full of George Clooney and his subversions of what everyone expected from him. Clooney is so stuck in the old-media paradigm, it’s like he doesn’t realize that by leaking all of these details about his proposal and The Ring, he sounds sort of try-hard. To be fair, I think he IS rather try-hard with Amal Alamuddin. But we’ll see. Us Weekly has a funny/interesting story in this week’s print edition. We know most of the stuff already, but here are some new details:

*George first met Amal in London in October of last year “to discuss a book she was writing.” As soon as they met, “he turned on his patented charm.” A source says: “He saw a future with her. Amal has her own career and drive.”

*He liked her because she was “more interested in Darfur than Dancing With the Stars.” Amal “is someone he can have a significant conversation with. It’s the healthiest relationship he’s ever had.”

*His dad told him, “George, you need to be serious about a woman like this.”

*One source says: “George has gotten his bachelor days out of his system. He was just waiting for the right girl.”

*They plan to split their time between Europe and LA. One source says George “will spend more time in London to be with Amal.”

*The wedding will be within a year. “Her family’s pretty old-fashioned, so they won’t be able to wait a long time.” Apparently, “George sees the marriage lasting.”

[From Us Weekly, print edition]

Ah, that’s adorable. George has been transformed into one of the needy ladies he usually dates. I really hope Amal keeps him on his toes. And by that I mean… I hope she helps him get up from various chairs, because his back is probably killing him. When he got down on one knee to propose, he probably slipped a disc.

Radar also has a “scandalous” story on Amal’s past legal career. Apparently, she advised the King of Bahrain years ago, around the same time that Bahrain was one of the worst human rights records in the world. She was hired by the king to write a report about his country’s human rights violations, but the report ended up being a whitewash. You can read about it here.

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I would like to see George take some kind of control regarding this constant bashing of his old girlfriends. Nobody held a gun to his head and made him date them. It’s not gentlemanly and it’s ticking me off.

    • eliza says:

      Agreed.

    • bluhare says:

      He didn’t bash anyone. Assuming you mean the comment about being more impressed with Darfur than Dancing with the Stars? Stacy Kiebler certainly didn’t go with him to Darfur and I don’t think Elisabetta Canalis did either. Granted neither has Amal (yet)!

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I know he’s not doing it personally, but at this point, he’s allowing it. He should tell his family and friends not to say things like that. It’s rude.

    • HappyMom says:

      Yes-and he needs to tell his parents to stfu as well. They can all rave about his fiancee without insulting his past girlfriends.

      • MaggieS says:

        @bluhare. OP did not say that George is bashing his old girfriend but rather the press, friends, insiders etc. and that he needs to control that. After all they were his girlfriends and letting people talking ill about them is not gentlemanly at all.

      • bluhare says:

        Yet slagging George about his choice of women at every turn as happens here is ladylike, right?

        But point taken re OP’s statement.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Who is OP? And bluhare, I don’t like it when you’re mad at me. I haven’t been saying bad things about Clooney or his girlfriend. Je suis innocent. :-0

      • bluhare says:

        I’m not mad at you, GoodNames! Heavens, no.

        (OP is Original Poster)

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Oh, good! You stopped me from having to throw my arms around your ankles and sobbing! Thank you! That could have been embarrassing.

        So, I’m OP. Got it. I’m learning so many new abbreviations my head is bulging with information.

      • bluhare says:

        GoodNames, just do what I do when you need to retain new information. Get rid of information you don’t need (like Presidents of other countries, government policy, stuff like that). I find it most helpful.

    • Me Three says:

      I’m disappointed in his Mother, if she was quoted correctly…who knows with the media. She, in effect, said that there was a huge diff between this one and the others–this one was decent.

      Have to say the whole thing is odd. I get falling for someone fast; it happened to my parents and they were together for 50+ years after only knowing one another for 2 weeks before getting married. I guess I’d believe this relationship was real if he hadn’t done a PR roll-out. Had he simply gone on living, hanging with her quietly and then quietly marrying her, I’d be more apt to believe this was a case of finding “the one.”

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Lol bluhare. I guess I could stop trying to remember what countries are called what since the USSR broke up. I doubt anyone will ask me.

  2. lizzy says:

    This is weird but I kinda hate the fact hes on so much pain with his back. Like its etched on his face sometimes. Ive seen both my parents deal with long term pain and its horrible. I wonder if theres any surgery or anything that could be done? It must be hell living in constant pain.

    • notthatone says:

      It is. I really feel for him. Life is hell with chronic pain.

      • Kate says:

        It’s from all the freaky sex he loves having. He’s done it to himself!

      • Carol says:

        He injured his back during the torture scene in Syriana. I think he has had surgery. I know he said that the pain was so bad at one point that he started having suicidal thoughts. The pictures look like he is in a lot of pain.

    • Side-eye says:

      In some of these pics (there are also more on Lainey) he looks really hunched over. Despite my opinion that this media blitz appears calculated, my heart goes out to him if he is in that much pain. I wonder if his back issues also contributed to his decision to step down from his UN role. I also noticed that in some if the pics on Lainey it looks like Amal is fully onboard the plane before George is even out of the car. Can’t tell for sure and who knows–maybe we don’t have the full sequence of shots or maybe he told her to go on ahead (if that is the case), but if that were my fiancé’ struggling up those stairs I don’t know if I could just walk on ahead. Pure speculation on my part, but that also kinda made me sad for him.

    • EmmGee says:

      I’ve had two back surgeries to fuse lower spine, two of the four titanium screws holding the fusion together broke sometime after the first surgery so I had to have the whole procedure redone. I move a lot like George when I’m climbing stairs, walking, etc. The pain never goes away even with the best of care. It sucks the energy out of the best days and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Kinda makes me feel bonded to him :)

  3. Kiddo says:

    Now get this, London calling, yes, I was there, too
    And you know what they said? Well, some of it was true
    London calling at the top of the dial
    And after all this, won’t you give me a smile?
    London Calling

  4. FingerBinger says:

    How has “George has been transformed into one of the needy ladies he usually dates”? Don’t get that at comment all.

  5. TheOriginalKitten says:

    OH GOD PLEASE NO MORE HAVE MERCY

    These stories…NO, I refuse to let this ruin my Friday.

    • Kiddo says:

      But, but…the Clash ^ ^ ^, up there!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        The Clash? THE CLASH?!?!?!?

        You really think THE CLASH will make these Clooney posts less painful???

        Well…maybe….Train in Vain could cheer me up perhaps.
        And vodka.
        Don’t forget the vodka…

    • kri says:

      Are we bored with this yet? I’m just thinking these two seem fine with their arrangement. I see Clooney spending lots more time out of the country, too. I’m sure he has his reasons.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I’ve gone from bored and uninterested to angry and exasperated.

        If my office cube had walls I’d be punching them right now.

      • mimif says:

        How do you have time to work amidst such intrigue?
        P.S. Is it too early for a beer?

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        It’s never too early for a beer.

        Can you imagine what kind of garbage we’re gonna have to listen to when they buy a house together?

        “Geoge Clooney Has Finally Been Tamed!:
        George Clooney and his new wife Amal Alamuddin have reportedly purchased a $18 million Hollywood Hills home together. After much debate about what color the bathroom walls should be, George finally acquiesced to Amal’s demands for ecru! A close friend is quoted as saying ‘George has never done this in the past. With former girlfriends he was strictly for chanterelle beige in the bathroom. He NEVER would have agreed to ecru’. Looks like George has finally found the woman to make him give up his bachelor ways, including his fondness for chanterelle beige walls!”

        …and on and on until we all want to shoot ourselves.

      • DavidaRochelle says:

        TheOriginalKitten enlivens everyone’s day with more hysterically funny comments.
        Is this poster really a top comedy writer in disguise? Either way, aren’t you glad that you read this far?

    • Suze says:

      NOT ME I WANT EVERY DETAIL.

      There are still pieces missing, I tell you.

      • Kiddo says:

        When do we get to the part where George informs of his personal (private parts) grooming tips?

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        “George Clooney is Getting Even MORE Serious about Amal Alamuddin!!:

        George Clooney and his new wife Amal Alamuddin are getting quite cozy in their new roles as husband and wife. Sources say that George feels comfortable enough around Amal to let the hair on his usually impeccably groomed balls grow in!!!

        A close friend was quoted as saying ‘This is really new for George and his balls. In the past, George would never let a woman see his balls ungroomed. He really had a thing against ball hair.’ But new wife Amal has changed all that! ‘George has a level of comfort with Amal and feels free to be himself, unruly, hairy balls and all.’ Looks like these two love birds are the real deal!!!!!”

      • Suze says:

        Dear God Kitten you are killing me. It’s almost worth it to wade through the incessant George updates.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        AH! Kitten, that is hysterical. Thank you for that!

      • Bubulle says:

        @TheOriginalKitten Haha you need to ask Stan Rosenfield for a job, poor guy need some rest this days.

      • Miss M says:

        TOK: LMAO with your press release.

    • D'Oh! says:

      Ugh…feeling about the same.

      Is Kaley Cuoco his publicity agent now? This is a guy who’s kept most of his private life private and has cultivated a more respectable image than most of his fellow actors. This ridiculous PR onslaught, while amusing, has very strong whiff of desperation.

    • Aqua says:

      Yes, It’s definitely overkill. I’ll buy the next round of beers.

  6. Talie says:

    If comes from a conservative family, not surprised that the Arab Spring would be of little interest to her.

    • Leen says:

      Eh not necessarily, it’s very nuanced. I had a friend who is Bahraini and altho she was all for disposing Mubarak, Ben Ali and Gaddafi, she wasn’t all impressed with Bahrain uprising (me and her disagreed on this significantly), mostly because she saw Bahrain became a proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia and for her. Plus with the aftermath of the Arab Spring (mass executions in Egypt, Syria a hell-hole, Lebanon on the verge of collapse, Libya a failed state), I don’t blame the fact most Arabs are all I’m so over it, enough.
      Even I as someone who has been involved in the Arab spring from the beginning am lamenting about it.. Ah well =/

  7. frisbeejada says:

    This is turning into one of those ‘how convincing is the PR’ stories – right now, not very convincing at all, as Kaiser put it, he’s trying to hard. Methinks he protests too much….

  8. shelley says:

    George Clooney is as vapid as his dating track record. Now he’s suddenly deep because he bagged a lawyer beard with a shady career?? Being outspoken about Darfur does not earn him points in my book. *sleep*

  9. MaggieS says:

    This is playing out like the Henry Cavill and Kaley Cuoco drama. Here for this and keeping an eye on Oprah’s couch.

  10. FreeSpiritedGirl says:

    ‘Amal’… every time I read her name, I read as ‘Anal’, I have to check the name again.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Oh my god me too so much.

      Like literally EVERY. TIME.
      I don’t know what that says about us…perhaps we shouldn’t have told people about this…

      • FreeSpiritedGirl says:

        Hehehehehe what to do? Can’t help reading Anal. :-/

      • kri says:

        It says we all have filthy, dirty, awesome, twisted minds. Someone mentioned vodka. I was not told about Friday cocktail planning. Now I must go and plan…*strokes Ronan Farrow’s wicked ginger hair whilst grinning evilly*

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Oh Friday cocktails is always a given.

        This story alone warrants several shots of vodka.

  11. Etheldreda says:

    *He liked her because she was “more interested in Darfur than Dancing With the Stars.” Amal “is someone he can have a significant conversation with. It’s the healthiest relationship he’s ever had.”

    Sorry, this is getting way too much. Are we to seriously believe that George Clooney – not so long ago considered one of the hottest, if not THE hottest, men alive – had no opportunity to meet with accomplished, politically aware women until now? That he was somehow forced to date all those wrestlers, Las Vegas waitresses and bunga bunga girls who were too thick for this intellectual heavy-weight (!) to have a serious conversation with?

    Please. You chose these women, George. Not just once, but many times. It’s a bit caddish to turn around now and act as though you were slumming it with them all the time, just waiting for some ‘beauty with brains’ to enter your life. You’re an extremely wealthy, successful 50-something man, George. Time to grow up and take responsibility for your own choices.

    • Nick says:

      Boom!

    • aquarius64 says:

      AGREED.

    • Me Three says:

      Thank you! I also think it’s demeaning to women in general that 1.) he’s so surprised you can be both pretty and intelligent and 2.) that he is most definitely more interested in the pretty than the intelligent…not to mention the fact she’s almost 18 years younger than he is. The only difference in this woman is that she appears to be uninterested in a career in the entertainment industry but who knows…we may soon see the Amal Alamuddin Talk Show on some 24 hour cable network. But at least she’s pretty and intelligent right?

      Sorry for the snark. I hate dumping on other women and I think she almost seems like a deer caught in the headlights. I hope she survives this.

  12. realitybites says:

    You know, this girl looks kinda innocent, in sexual terms, and I cannot help but wonder if she’s a lamb to the slaughter. You know? Geeky smart but absolutely NO street savvy. I always pictured George with an intelligent but wise cracking lady, someone who could make him laugh but also move in his world. I cannot see this lady, lovely though she is, enjoying the booze and constant merry-go-round with all his buddies. She is probably shielded from the reality just now, and just being shown the good side, but seriously, can you see her picking him up off the kerb on a drunken night out??? She looks pretty innocent to me.

    I know some people who didn’t go to college who are really intimidated by professionals like Amal – they think that because these people have loads of letters after their name, they need to be highbrow all the time and terribly serious when they’re with them. George is gonna find that VERY hard work after a few months. I think George has Amal’s professional image on a pedestal…….and that’s unhealthy for anybody.

    • Daria L. says:

      This is a pretty simplistic interpretation— is it so unimaginable that Amal might be professionally successful, educated and also socially adept? I highly doubt she’s some innocent naïf. It’s ironic that you would suggest that that’s the case right before criticizing people for stereotyping/putting educated people on a pedestal— sounds like you might be doing a bit of that yourself?

    • Leen says:

      Well, you aren’t the only one who does that.. It’s a bit orientalist and I get that way too much. Since me and Amal have very similar background (Muslim-Arab culture, educated in the UK/US), people also assume that me and my friends who have similar backgrounds are kind of innocent, which is far from the truth. Meh. I think she dresses casually, very Mediterranean Arab, in fact she reminds me a lot of my girlfriends who were of Middle Eastern background. It’s because we present ourselves publicly different (we ALWAYS act respectful towards our culture around family), but really behind closed doors, mine and my friends’ stories are just like any college student/young adult stories.

      Basically, it’s one of the more annoying stereotypes people have about Middle Eastern women in the UK and the US.

      Oh and people booze it up ALOT in Lebanon. Just saying.

      • Sassy says:

        Leen,

        The only Lebanese that I have known personally was Roman Catholic. Are there many Catholic Lebanese at this point. My acqaintance was many years ago.

      • Leen says:

        There are some, but there are more Lebanese who are Maronite, or Shia Muslim. I would say the majority in Lebanon are Maronite Christians or Shia Muslims, but that’s not dependent on the refugee population cause at the moment, 20% of the population of Lebanon are refugees.

  13. GeeMoney says:

    Does she have on pajama pants in that picture?!?!? Yikes.

    • DogMom says:

      Right!?!?!?

      The Pants are worthy of their own publicist if you ask me.

    • Forthelasttime says:

      And they’re totally see through… You can see her g-string and butt cheeks (super appropriate attire for a human rights lawyer) or is that my eyes seeing things??

    • Tiffany :) says:

      If they are going on an international plane flight, I wouldnt’ fault her if she DID wear pajamas.

  14. Suze says:

    He is 53 years old and he can barely walk up those stairs.

    That is pretty bad, right there.

    • Christin says:

      Suze, I think you’re right. The way he is pulling himself up, and the way his back is hunched over are signs he’s got physical / mobility problems.

    • Jaded says:

      He has serious back problems from an injury he sustained filming Syriana – has had a couple of surgeries but it’s clearly impacting his mobility.

  15. DogMom says:

    Can we talk about her pants situation. These pants. The pants she wore in NYC with the golf shoes.

    For me, The Pants are a much bigger deal than The Ring.

    And where the hell is this working woman’s laptop? She travels way to lightly to be a heavy weight, imo. Sure there are other people to handle the heavy luggage but who packs their laptop next to their underthings?

    • DogMom says:

      Apologies for the typos and bad grammar.

      The Pants had me a rage.

      • MinnFinn says:

        I predict Amal’s wardrobe and appearance will soon be majorly upgraded and polished to the nines by a team of crack stylists. It happened to all of George’s previous GF’s.

  16. als says:

    This is a joke, and by ‘this’ I’m including the “high-powered” Amal too.
    High-powered?!…what the f*ck does that mean? I read that expression in one of Clooney’s tales of amouuuuuur. You have a job or you don’t, you’re good at your job or you’re not…there is no such thing as ‘high-powered’, especially in a world bankrupted by bankers, politicians and other ‘high-powered’ people. Just do your job and shut up!

    It’s ok to date or marry whomever, whenever, but to offer details concerning the seduction game, his feelings, her feelings, to offer a photo op for the ring… it’s just ‘gauche’(to use the words of a ‘classic’)

    And Mr. Clooney, you seem to be a little elitist lately, please keep in mind that elites are way too busy with themselves to buy tickets for your movies!
    FYI – People are paid to discuss and solve the Darfur situation – other ‘high-powered’ people that don’t give a shit. If they had done their jobs Darfur wouldn’t be a selling point for your potential girlfriends.

    • Ayre says:

      “If they had done their jobs Darfur wouldn’t be a selling point for your potential girlfriends.”

      That about sums it up nicely. I like GC, and think he has some talent and a good heart. But the celebrity/human rights activist image that so many like to court is really too rich for my blood most days. I suggest you put a high-powered sock in it, George.

  17. bella says:

    i’m skeptical, too, about all of this.
    timing is everything, right?
    after decades of being one of the world’s top bachelors dating much younger women for nothing more than superficial convenient arm candy, Clooney is now in love and engaged?
    HUH?
    a few short months after the humilating dig at the hands of tina fey and amy poehler at the golden globes on Clooney’s track record of meaningless relationships with much younger women…
    HE’S NOW ENGAGED AND IN LOVE???
    come on…PR stunt…come on..

    • Me Three says:

      Well at least he stuck with the “much younger woman.” You have to give him that one! (-:

  18. Daffy says:

    Destination: Mexico. It’s May. George always go on vacations in his mexico’s house in may with his friends. So predictable.
    Ugly trousers, Amal.

  19. Carrie says:

    That woman loves her pyjama pants!

  20. Val says:

    Let’s see her stick with him in 20 years when hes in his 70′s and she is in her 50′s….

  21. Ellecommelejour says:

    I don’t know why, but I just can’t stand the girl!

  22. moon says:

    She represented Enron and Arthur Anderson too, surprised there’s not that much talk about that.

  23. tealily says:

    Why does no one ever mention his first marriage anymore? I realize it’s been ages, but he WAS actually married for four years. And Talia Balsam has never struck me as vapid in the slightest.

  24. Christina says:

    Not to be super shallow but is she wearing a one piece jumper with flounces on the bottom??!! Those don’t look to be pants … not that simply pants with flounces at the bottom would be any better!

  25. jes_sayin says:

    This whole thing just feels “off”… what’s he trying to distract us from??

    Btw, I’m going to miss single George.. I always thought he was above this antiquated marriage thing ;-(

  26. siri says:

    This whole thing is just annoying by now. If they are really in love, good for them, but his PR team really should take a loooong holiday. I don’t believe Amal to be naive, but rather calculating- after all, they know each other for a year already. I also dislike the arrogant comments from Clooney’s mother regarding former girlfriends a lot. Makes it clear what it is all about- HIS image. Why do I think Amal will be up for disappointment after a while? You can’t get the showbusiness out of George, and even though he might be good at heart, he’s a player, and quite silly a lot of times. Him and his actor friends discussing politics over some Casamigos? I doubt I would want to listen. The next day, they take a look at their bank balance, and they smile in delight. And Ms.Alamuddin herself wasn’t very picky in whom she represented in the past. But I guess two hypocrites make a good team, just I can’t take them seriously.

  27. Me Three says:

    One of the things driving me crazy in the coverage of this “story” is the constant description of Ms. Alamuddin as a “human rights lawyer.” A more accurate description of her work is that she specializes in international law. All the human rights lawyers I know work for people who are being tortured or have been imprisoned wrongly. They don’t work for the King of Bahrain, the Wikileaks guy, or Enron. She is also falsely described as having “clerked” for Justice Sotomayor. She spent a semester as a student at NYU working in Sotomayor’s office when she was a federal judge. I have no doubt she is smart; whether or not as some have suggested she got into Oxford because of wealth and family connections, she did well there and NYU’s Law School is also very, very good. However, and I don’t fault her for this, her employment history is being seriously added to with great flourish. Next thing you know, she will be representing the Pope.

    • whoozy says:

      I thought it meant she defended Muslim women who were treated like scrum, surprise. This human rights label is probably part of the bio makeover via the Clooney/people collaboration..Enron would make far left heads explode. As far as the remarks about his vapid exes, don’t forget that George – in his early roles – was pretty awful..took a decade to be hired for more than looks. I’m not saying they weren’t empty headed (cocktail girl and wrestler had degrees) but mom’s put down smacks of sexism..odd because his folks always gushed about the exes before he dumped them. But let’s look on the bright side..we’ve unloaded Madonna and paltrow on England, now Clooney..can we hope for a Kardashian exodus? Too much, I know. One closing snark..if you’ve ever seen him in person, gc is actually very handsome but, uh, smallish, so if this truly is their backsides, girl’s got the hips of a ten year old boy.

      • Francis says:

        Boy hips, may be the word, and may be what George likes.

      • Me Three says:

        Good thinking Whoozy…maybe we could send them Paris Hilton too? Agree completely with the Mom’s put down of his exes. Since Clooney seems like the ultimate sexist, quite frankly, I’m not surprised it seems to run in the family. Makes me sad because his Mom always seemed like such a nice person. Maybe she was misquoted or not quoted at all?

  28. wow says:

    I just can’t buy them as a couple. The mags are trying too hard. I like George enough, but I can’t help but think if she’s suppose to be so classy and intelligent, that she could find some one else on her level. I keep hoping to click on articles and see some kind of chemistry between them, yet nothing. They’re sort of …boring. William and Kate seem like a party compared to these two.

    Maybe they will be more interesting the closer the wedding approaches. I don’t know. I expected to be more excited for them. Not even sure why.

  29. cody says:

    If I were Amal, I would be very embarrassed by this type of publicity and tell Team Clooney to stop.

    • Side-eye says:

      I agree. I think that is part of why this press seems odd to me: the over-sharing of personal details, the passive -aggressive (and sometimes not so passive) comments about the other women he’s previously been associated with–it seems so unprofessional, rude and mean. Not the kind of conduct I would think either of them would want attributed to them, even indirectly (via comments from unnamed “sources” and “insiders”). It does seem a bit antiquated too, like the PR team doesn’t realize that anyone can Google and find 20 years of past publicity about his former relationships and how they were presented favorably at the time. It’s not forgotten just because the old gossip magazines may have been discarded. I like George but this press coverage just seems off.

      • Me Three says:

        This press roll-out seems exactly the same as the last two GFs–that’s when I started following the GC show. Same anonymous insiders talking about how perfectly they fit into his life; how he likes them because they’re comfortable with his lifestyle. Next thing up will be the stylists. And that makes me sad. Keibler’s “style” was most definitely way more interesting before she was hooked up with stylists. I kind of like the funky stuff Amal wears. It gives her a bit of personality. But, never fear, within a few months, she’ll be thinner and wearing barely there dresses and pants. And we’ll be graced with articles on what she eats and how she stays in shape. It’s always the same. Yawn.

  30. Ally8 says:

    I think, too, that someone told him that he would never win an Oscar while he acted like an aged lothario dating twits. (See also: Leonardo DiCaprio.)

    It’s unfortunate that Amal looks like a younger, classier version of Laura Silverman, though. Clooney should avoid posing in any photo with Simon Cowell and their respective fiancées.

    • whoozy says:

      He has an Oscar..won it while seeing krista Allen, who was then known for soft core work and roles Clooney gave her. He, ever image conscious, had her wait for him in a nearby bar in her gown, and picked her up after so he wouldn’t be on carpet with her..Unfortunately for him photogs were outside bar to see him pull her..mascara streaked..Into limo. I remember feeling sorry for her.

      • Cora says:

        That’s correct. Poor Krista was seen crying as she was watching the Oscar ceremony on television in the bar. Clooney treated her terribly and I think she really loved him, too.

      • Bubulle says:

        Now that explain why he has no problem walking the red carpet with his flavor of the month, his behaviour is dictated by the tabloids obviously.

  31. Aqua says:

    Bottom line here is Stacy is happily married expecting a beautiful baby girl and George is now engaged so it look like everyone got what they wanted in the end.

  32. Flower says:

    So basically he has nothing in the pipeline film wise and wants the story to spin and spin.

  33. Lilac says:

    It doesn’t sound like Amal is doing much good for the world. Why is Clooney so impressed by her? She works for despots, tyrants, thieves, rapists and murderers. But she spent more time in school so she’s better than his other girlfriends?

  34. MayBee says:

    I think G’s gotten more than he bargained for.

  35. snowflake says:

    I am so tired of the whole he finally met a girl that’s good enough for him routine. so the other girls were okay to date, eff, and mess with their heart and then dump? but now he’s finally met an intelligent woman so she deserves to be treated well and courted? not every woman’s a brain surgeon, that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to be treated well and considered as relationship material. i know, this is all publicity c*ap, but it’s b.s. to be printing sexist, outdated stuff that young women are going to read and be influenced by.

    • Jayna says:

      His women have always said George treated them amazingly during the actual relationship.. Relationships end. They all said marriage and children was never discussed. So how did he treat them horribly?

  36. Daffy says:

    Oh no! George Clooney made new comments about his (immature) fight with Steve Wynn and it’s released by….People (of course) -you can read it on Just Jared-. ENOUGHHHHHH !
    What a private person you are GC (yerk).

  37. Francis says:

    The whole thing seems like a distraction. Look over here, so you won’t pay attention to what is about to be released. I think it’s fake and won’t last.

    I respect her education, but I just don’t like her sorry, or maybe it’s the press shoving her down throats of how wonderful she is. No chemistry between them. Looks arranged, beard like.

    George , now writing letters to Steve Wynn , when is he going to shut up about the fight? George better hope Steve Wynn doesn’t have access to some juicy info.

    • Me Three says:

      I think it will end up in marriage…he is too proud to have announced their engagement and then not go through with it. I would bet that Amal very smartly told him she couldn’t be with him the way he normally had his GF’s arrange their lives around him. It could severely damage her credibility in her chosen profession. Not to mention the fact that I doubt her parents would approve of her hooking up with a known womanizer with no visible future and she seems quite close to them. Unlike his other GFs who benefitted by being associated with him professionally (temporarily at least) , she could lose the respect of her colleagues if she’s not careful. By him acknowledging their relationship and them getting married, she won’t end up a sad George Clooney ex in the tabs.

      I hope she’s real and that she doesn’t give up her work. I also hope she isn’t really just the same as the others in that she begins to enjoy the attention and ends up doing some legal TV show. That would be very disappointing.

  38. Jayna says:

    I know Celebitchy posted parts of this 2013 interview from Esquire, but I never read the complete interview. After reading it, I still adore the man. I loved the part where the interviewer said George is the kind of movie star you love, because he invites you to his home for the interview, which few do. Leo had it in a massive confrerence room, very sterile, and they sat at the very end of the large empty room. That says it all to me the kind of man George is and why he is so darn likable. I really enjoyed the interview, I found his boyhood interesting and really admire his father after reading about. George made it late, in his 30s, and he’s always appreciative.

    Esquire – http://www.esquire.com/features/george-clooney-interview-1213

    • Side-eye says:

      I think George is likable (and talented in my opinion) and Amal seems accomplished and it’s nice to see intelligence presented as a desirable quality. My skepticism is with the media blitz. I’m a bit surprised that so few of George’s Hollywood colleagues seem to have gone on record regarding the engagement. Where are the congratulations from Grant Heslov, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett, etc, all who I believe have attended events with George during the time the relationship was going on based on the timeline put forth in the press? Where is the expectedly humorous response from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler? Perhaps I’ve missed it, or perhaps they haven’t been asked, or perhaps they aren’t commenting out of respect for George and Amal because George and Amal haven’t confirmed the engagement themselves (her law firm and his parents did from what I understand) but it just seems odd to me. I wish George and Amal happiness (together, separately, whatever).

  39. lowercaselois says:

    Please George’s PR stop calling Amal a High Powered International Human Rights lawyer, she is a international criminal lawyer, who takes cases that others don’t want to deal with, like in today’s on line articles about how she is about to defend Abdullah al Senuss, he is Gaddafi’s intelligence chief. He over saw tortures, assassinations and town hangings in Libya. Oh Yeah, please don’t tell me he is innocent until proven guilty and deserves human rights.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/03/amal-alamuddin-george-clooney-gadaffi

  40. zainab says:

    It’s becoming clear that Amal takes mostly/only “high profile” defense cases either because she believes that even the most wretched amongst us deserves a fair defense (which most would agree is right, tho awful, in a civil society) or because she like the attention they give her. The former shows a savior complex, the latter shows narcissism.

    She needs to do some pro bono work defending a “nobody”. Like defending a woman from the punishment of rape. Yes rape victims are often sentenced to punishment for immoral conduct in many places.

  41. Sandra says:

    Already the Daily Mail has started negatively harping on her client list and thats not good. The Daily Mail is like a dog with a bone with they decide to go into the negative aspects of a person or at least slant it that way.