George Clooney, Amal & Amal’s mom scouted wedding locations in Como, Italy


Amal Alamuddin is on holiday again. She vacations more than Duchess Kate!! And that’s a really high standard to beat. George Clooney whisked away Amal to Lake Como several days ago, and there were some exclusive photos making the rounds of Amal in white, checking out wedding locations (supposedly) with a suit-clad George. You can see the photos here. What is it like to plan a wedding with George Clooney? I mean that literally – what is it like to plan that kind of event with George’s input and his demands? Do you think he’s easy-going about the wedding plans or is he going all groomzilla? I’ll give him some credit and say that he’s probably more easy-going than Kanye West.

According to all of the reports about George and Amal’s Como vacation, they “took a romantic stroll around Lake Como while searching for a spot to host their September wedding… Afterwards, they boated to the posh Grad hotel Villa D’este in Cernobbio village for dinner.” So maybe Venice isn’t going to be the location after all? I’m glad. What’s the point in marrying a dude with a beautiful mansion on Lake Como if you’re not going to use that location for your wedding?

People Magazine says that Amal’s mom was staying at Clooney’s villa this weekend as well. A source says, “They were outside, and Amal and her mom were smiling. It was going pretty great. Amal’s mom left the next day, and at the airport they just looked so happy.” That’s something I bet George is very good at – charming potential in-laws. He’ll work it like an Oscar campaign. Anyway, People Mag ended their story with this eye-rolly quote from a “source” (totally NOT George’s publicist, mmkay?): “George and Amal looked very much in love all weekend. They were all smiles, holding hands. There was an air of romance.”

Last thing – some of you already discussed this in some comment threads, but George’s aunt Starla Clooney spoke to The Daily Mail about George and Amal’s engagement. You can read the piece here. It doesn’t sound like she knows her nephew very well, especially since she thinks Brad Pitt is going to be his Best Man. Er… no.



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  1. Bubulle says:

    “George and Amal looked very much in love all weekend. They were all smiles, holding hands. There was an air of romance.”

    This sounds so cheesy. Celebs’ PR need to be more creative.

    • Kiddo says:

      “It was a dark and stormy night” School of Writing.

      • Snazzy says:

        “as they gazed lovingly into each others eyes, the world faded away ….”

        and made Snazzy want to barf at the lack of creativity 🙂

    • Christin says:

      Sounds like every summer in Como for him. Just insert a different name every other year.

      • lowercaselois says:

        Here is from the daily mail about Stacy and George in Lake Como. Just insert new girl.

        “Now his current squeeze, Stacy Keibler (Amal), has been whisked away to the star’s Lake Como villa.
        It’s her turn: George Clooney has whisked Stacy Keibler (Amal) to the Lake Como location he likes to take his girlfriends.
        The 51-year-old (53 -year-old) has previously taken (Stacy Keibler) Elisabetta Canalis and Lisa Snowdon to the Italian destination, as well as a host of friends and mystery women.
        After a romantic spin on George’s boat on Monday, Stacy (Amal) yesterday enjoyed some time with her friends (her mother).
        The former wrestler, 32, (former barrister, 36) enjoyed a spot of shopping before taking yet another boat ride.”
        Happy couple: On Monday George took Stacy (Amal) on a boat ride to show her around.

      • Lauren says:


    • Faye says:

      You know, I was never a fan of his, but I used to think he was better than this. This leaked, Harlequin-level publicity romance. He was so much more attractive when he retained a certain air of aloofness. Even with all the young ones he was dating, he wasn’t talking about it. Now . . .I don’t know. All these articles are making him kind of pathetic. We know they’re coming from him, at least the “People” ones – but for what purpose? It makes him seem so try-hard. I get that he’s met “his equal” but it seems so pointless. He hardly needs the publicity; he’s George Clooney.

  2. Lori says:

    I feel like good lighting is key for Amal. Sometimes she looks very attractive and other times pretty rough.

    • Birdix says:

      It’s early here (so my pettiness is peaking), but the way she’s pushing her elbows back in those top photos is weird and uncomfortable looking.

    • Decloo says:

      Agree. Also she looks like she lost a ton of weight since the announcement. Her legs in those photos look skeletal. I know stress will do that but she needs to put on a few.

  3. Kiddo says:

    Aunt Starla.

    • Chicagogurl says:

      everyone has an aunt starla amirite? I bet Rande Gerber is his best man. They’ve been friends forever and have a business together, although part of me would love love love if it was Danny Devito. The pics of them trashed on lemoncello and Danny’s greasy face grinning from ear to ear would be precious.

    • Fue McCormick says:

      I think his Dad will be his best man …

  4. bella says:

    i just can’t with this.
    screams set up.
    why her, though?
    what was she sold to take part in this elaborate pr stunt?
    and why did he buy her when there are so many others?

    • mkyarwood says:

      This is the popular theory right now, I guess

      • Birdix says:

        This seems so old fashioned. I would think Clooney might get more fans if he came out of the closet at this point. At least a younger demographic.

      • bella says:

        i didn’t consider this theory.
        i’ve been banking on clooney’s run for office aspirations.
        and his desire to beat back the playboy image he’s acquired.
        he WILL run for office soon and needed a bride to round out that image.
        but why her?
        what woman would agree to this, too?
        as far as the randy gerber side…
        so, cindy crawford is ok with her huband’s boytoying with another man?
        i don’t buy that…

      • Nope says:

        This contract theory has been popular for years, now.
        IMHO there’s something true in it.
        BTW this is the comment circulating around Lake of Como for years, i.e. there’s always a Luigi waiting for him.

      • Tanguerita says:

        This rumor has been around for years. I’m pretty sure George is bi, not sure about Randy being his playmate though. What reason would Cindy have to have stayed with him for so long? It’s not like she is a stranger to a divorce. As for Clooney being old-fashioned – He is just too old to change the tune. He is not a great actor and his popularity (what left of it) is more of a “charismatic star”-variety, liked by men, adored by women, no complicated stuff involved (It’s bad enough he is a Democrat, irony off). The point is – he can’t just come out now without destroying his credibility. I guess it’s just easier to find a chick who would recognize the advantage of the deal. Amal just might have done it.

      • Francis says:

        But if he’s running for office ,,Advil is a awful choice for an American candidate ,,especially once they start going over her client list. I don’t think she has much appeal in America and who does Clooney appeal to…he’s not JFK, I just don’t see women lining up in great numbers to vote for him and can he get a ethnic vote, or a large democratic base vote, because the republicans are going to have a field day with both he and Advil.
        She’s a lightening rod as a politicians wife,IMO she doesn’t sell and might actually lose votes for him.
        I’m a voter and If voting for George means having Advil as First Lady at a State level or city level or national level, then I’ll pass. I’ll be darned if I want that woman from England, lording it over my district,,with George preaching how much better she is than than the plebs who might vote for him.

    • lisa2 says:

      oohhh.. I cringed at that ‘buy her part’

      I agree it feels weird but time will show if it is lasting or not.

      • siri says:

        @Tanguerita: I completely agree. Amal might be not very experienced with men- which seems to be exactly what Clooney wants. No big dating history, no underwear pics etc. But kind of accomplished professionally. So let’s see if she really sticks with her career, or if she’s gonna play the wife who accompanies the husband on his political ‘missions’. I also think they will live apart a lot- so he can easily still have his ‘closet life’.

  5. Kenny Boy says:

    I don’t know that they’re going on full blown vacations. Amal isn’t staying at resorts for a week a la Kate. It’s easy enough to jet from London to Italy for a weekend, right?

  6. Loopy says:

    She really is being followed around like she is some first lady.

    • Francis says:

      I think Their pr is notifying them.
      I saw where Tannas assistant writing one day that he had to run out one day and take photos of her.
      Nothing but the best for Advil, …Kate Mddletons favorite go to paparazzi taking photos of Advil and somehow knowing when and where she’ll be somewhere. Just saying.

  7. lisa2 says:

    I think the thing is besides her job and now being engaged to George no one knows anything about her. Who has she dated before. Was it serious. What are her interest.

    Opinions are being made on very little information. Your job doesn’t make you a great or bad person. Neither does your level of education or lack there of. I’m surprised the tabloids have not been digging into her private life before George. But that could come later.

  8. Altariel says:

    He is so much more annoying than ever now! How staged it all looked in the weekend pics. Wish these two could just fade away already….

    • jilly says:

      George’s team are the ones calling the paps for all the “set up” pap snaps in London and LA and Como. She’s just going along with it.

      The pix released of his family in Kentucky late last week were a diversion so he could have a few days with Amal w/o the paps bothering them. Then right on schedule new “together” pix come out.

      You can practically set you clock by his PR bullsh-t.

  9. Francesca says:

    Umm… If I were able to afford it, I would pretty much LIVE on vacation. Never understand the shade people throw at vacationing rich people.

    • wolfpup says:

      Yeah, we could give all those spa workers a job and a tip and be considered “working for the economy”…like Kim K promotes.

  10. Eloise says:

    I laugh whenever I read, “He finally found someone at his level.” As if he is the equivalent of Oxford educated. He’s just another easily swayed actor whose opinion doesn’t matter, he just has a platform with which to be heard. NEXT!

    • Tang says:

      If he truly did not finish college, then a woman at “his level” would, likewise, be a woman who did not get a college degree.

      But on the whole, I don’t care for saying someone is or is not on someone’s “level”. If two people get along and have lots in common, what else matters.

  11. hmmm says:

    Is that a DuchessKate™ wiglet I see in the close-up? By George, I think it is! A stah is born. (So much for the hair being fabulous. )

    • Jaderu says:

      Party pooper!!!
      *secretly high-fives you*

    • Rosehip says:

      My God Hmmmm!!!
      You nearly had me choking in my Nespresso!!!
      By George indeed, i think you might be right!

      Get over here Fellow Wiglet Watchers! We have fancy coffee and Martini and a ton of mysteries still to be solved here!

  12. Francis says:

    Every time a new story appears of George and Advil in the press, it’s like someone taking long nails and running them down a chalkboard. I have to almost cover my ears, these two are so annoying. This is almost getting painful to read now.
    IMO George’s little ego was injured when he became a WorldWide joke on The GoldenGlobes and this whole thing is an attempt to rehab his image or up his image romantically.
    Both are annoying as hell. Don’t care much for Advil at all.

    • lrm says:

      gosh i totally agree. I thought it was just me-I have an irrational dislike for her-she just bugs…and this whole PR set up is insulting to read about=as though we believe it. I know many do buy it…but it’s all just so ‘out of the blue now we are doing this’ McObvious to me. aargh. It’s annoying and I only clicked on this article b/c I was so bored and had read everything else already. lol. Next.

  13. Tiffany says:

    You know who they remind me of for some reason, Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin. They both have political aspirations and are willing to look the other way or possibly step over each other to achieve them. None of these people are dumb and know the score with their partners. The difference is with modern media we are able to see through the BS.

    • Faye says:

      But it made sense that Huma stayed with Anthony because he was still in play politically (before the second round of scandals came out during the primaries), plus he had lots of contacts. What does Amal get out of this deal? George gets a certain gravitas and legitimacy, but she comes from a privileged background and has money and influence -so what’s in it for her? I am genuinely curious. All I can come up with is that she has another relationship she wants to hide too.

      • Francis says:

        She gets Fame as the woman who tamed Clooney. I don’t think Advil is above wanting that either. I think she’s a famegrabber just as his other ladies were, but it’s being done with much more panache’ now, more finesse, a ring, an engagement, a wedding…she’s the lady who tamed George. Then maybe two years in, or three her contract expires and they say, it’s not working, her schedule, his and she’ll be Famous forever.

      • Tiffany says:

        Good point Faye. I think she will get more attention as the fiancee of GC. The wife of GC. The ex wife of GC. We really knew nothing about her until their relationship. I think she can ride this into the stratosphere.

      • Faye says:

        I hear what you’re saying, Francis and Tiffany, but I still maintain that if she plans to continue her career as a lawyer, garnering fame as Clooney’s wife/ex doesn’t seem like it will help her much. His other girlfriends all were connected to showbiz, so even being Clooney’s exes helped them in some way with their careers (such as they were). This will certainly make her famous but I don’t see it as helping her in any tangible way, unless she plans to go into showbiz. I am intrigued by this one.

      • jilly says:

        There are lots of lawyers who seek fame just for the sake of it.

        All the “power” lawyers I know are major attention seekers. Amal may be like them.

      • Francis says:

        Exactly, she the FAME, in other words, Miss Lawyer is no different than the other Fame Seekers !George has dealt with. IMO
        This is basic she likes the fame and she probably likes the money too.

  14. Ice Queen says:

    After seeing those pictures I am even more convinced that this is NOT a couple in love but something else. It’s staged, it’s not real. I don’t see an ounce of chemistry between them, no sparks in their eyes. When someone’s in love, you just CAN see it, sense it, even in pictures and it has nothing to do with someone’s age, it’s just there. And here, all I see is emptiness. Ever seen Angelina and Brad, the way they look at each other, the smile, the spark? It’s there, and how long are they together – 6,7 years? How long are these together? 6, 7 months? Maybe even less?

    The more their PR are trying to convince me that they are in love, the less I believe it. And- I don’t know why, but the more I see Amal on vacations, the less I like her. I wanna see her DO stuff, organize something, write something, present something, DO something!!! All I see is manicured nails and outfits, well made hair, personal style… And stories that she’s George’s equal. If she really is HIS equal then she really IS in trouble as I don’t see George as some kind of an intellectual wonder but rather a heavy orchestrated character that made a name for himself just by knowing how to play the game.

    • TG says:

      I agree with you @Ice Queen on your zero chemistry analysis in particular because Clooney has been running to the press they his “sources” about how in love they are. I mean we even got a close up of the engagent ring and yet we see no chemistry. Now if these photos had truly been stolen private moments and not announced on and even Amal’s law firm for god’s sake then I might buy that they are in love since not everyone show affection the same way, in particular in public. But when you are doing the equivelant of couch jumping that basically means the opposite of whatever you are selling.

  15. Susan says:

    She’s got Resting Bitchy Face.

    • siri says:

      I think she really is emotionally quite cold, and most of the times has some arrogant look. I don’t underestimate the importance of education, but she seems to lack any empathy, there’s nothing ‘warm’ about her.